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  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Boston
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-19

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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:


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.


  • Provide strategic insights to the development of country programs as well as the overall CHAI TB program
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to governments and CHAI country teams on a variety of topics relating to access to medicines and diagnostic devices (e.g., drug quality and pricing, market intelligence, regimen optimization, diagnostic accuracy and pricing, procurement, forecasting, new product introduction, product tradeoffs, costing exercises, implementation planning and scale-up)
  • Support the introduction of new, improved, or less costly medicines by supporting country teams with the development of new product roll-out strategies for Ministries of Health
  • Support country teams with budget and scenario analysis; help develop strategies to advocate for the changes with key in-country opinion leaders
  • Provide analytic support to improve data utilization to improve TB program decision making and identify opportunities to increase program efficiencies
  • Develop and leverage expertise in procurement best practices for medicines and other health commodities in low resource settings
  • Build country capacity on quantification and forecasting practices to avoid stock-outs, minimize wastage and costs
  • Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between CHAI country teams and global team members (including the laboratory services and HIV teams and other programs)
  • Share best practices and key supply dynamics and access-to-medicine issues across country programs to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and program experiences
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to country support associates and country staff
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring grant deliverables across CHAI focal countries
  • Partner with country teams to devise strategies to achieve grant objectives in line with country priorities
  • Responsible for reporting and annual reviews for donors and internal CHAI leadership
  • Responsible for maintaining up to date expertise on MDR-TB patient identification to cure practices and knowledge sharing among internal CHAI teams
  • Support CHAI TB director in budgeting/fundraising and team management as needed
  • Anticipated 25-50% travel



  • Master’s degree plus 3-5 years of work experience preferred
  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and analytical capabilities
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly
  • High EQ and excellent interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and highly distributed work environments with demonstrated ability to build relationships quickly
  • Ability to act as a strategic thought partner to, and build the capacity of, government partners and country team members
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word


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