Manager, Global TB
Boston (United States of America)
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
The multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) program aims to expand access to care by reducing the price and increasing supply security of existing and future MDR-TB drugs. Improving the systems for commodity management and linking drug and diagnostic services in-country will help National Tuberculosis Programs (NTPs) reach their scale-up targets more quickly and consistently. The resulting larger and more predictable volumes of MDR-TB drugs can then be leveraged to improve supplier participation in the market and secure lower prices. The improved prices and more reliable supply will then enable increased patient enrollments, bringing larger product volumes, and contributing to market sustainability. This is especially true as access to rapid molecular diagnosis continues to expand. This is a unique and ambitious project that takes an integrated diagnostics and treatment approach to in-country engagement, supported by and providing input to supply-side engagement to lower the price of existing drugs and facilitate access to drugs that are new to the market.
The TB Program Manager will work to ensure the rapid scale-up and effective management of high-quality treatments and diagnostics for endemic diseases, focusing primarily MDR-TB, and in the process become a trusted advisor to governments and CHAI country teams alike. Specifically, the TB Program Manager will travel frequently between countries helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality MDR-TB drugs and diagnostic testing. In addition, the TB Program Manager will ensure that countries have adopted best practices of TB and MDR-TB drugs and diagnostic care.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
The base location is flexible, with a strong preference for program countries in Africa pending country leadership approval.