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Associate Director, Pediatric HIV and eMTCT

United States (United States of America)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States (United States of America)
  • Grade: Managerial Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Managerial positions
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Associate Director, Pediatric HIV and eMTCT

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
United States or a program country (pending country leadership approval)

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 hallmark of CHAI’s approach is simultaneous and intensive engagement on the demand and supply sides of the market. On the demand side, CHAI’s country teams help governments to overcome barriers to scale up treatment and prevention programs. Meanwhile, the CHAI global access teams work to address supply-side barriers to access and foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines and diagnostic commodities. CHAI works to attract new suppliers, lower drug prices, encourage the adoption of stringent quality standards, and facilitate the uptake of important new or improved products. CHAI has played a particularly important role in the marketplace for pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART), substantially expanding access to appropriate drugs and diagnostics to meet the unique needs of children.


Team Overview:

CHAI’s HIV Access Program works to address barriers to treatment scale-up by engaging across the treatment cascade and addressing commodity and service delivery barriers to ensure patients access the treatment, care, and prevention services they need.


The Associate Director, Pediatric HIV and eMTCT will support the HIV Access Program’s efforts to accelerate access to treatment for children and adolescents living with HIV, with the ultimate goal of achieving universal pediatric and adolescent treatment coverage, and eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV in program countries. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director, Pediatric HIV and eMTCT to drive CHAI’s global strategy, and support country-level implementation of the strategy.


Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with deep passion and commitment to achieving these ambitious goals for children and adolescents living with HIV. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who can drive execution independently, but also be an effective collaborator across various technical teams. A proven record of leadership, strategy development, program execution, and strong communication skills is required. The candidate must have demonstrated project management experience, and analytical skills, be able to problem solve, and motivate and mentor junior members on the team. The candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence, be results-driven, solution-oriented, and get things done. The Associate Director must be able to function independently and flexibly in a fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.


This role will require approximately 40-50% travel to program countries, and key global stakeholder meetings. This person can be based in the US, or a program country pending leadership approval.


This role will report to the Director, Pediatric HIV and eMTCT.


Strategy Development

  • In close collaboration with the Director and other director-level resources across CHAI, provide thought leadership and help lead strategy development for pediatric HIV work, continually identifying new opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact.
  • Support the development of a comprehensive elimination strategy, in collaboration with hepatitis and syphilis colleagues at CHAI.

Management of pediatric HIV treatment scale-up portfolio

  • Develop, refine, and execute against robust project management plans, budgets and timelines across numerous work streams, track project deliverables and support with donor reporting.
  • Support pediatric HIV and eMTCT grant operations, collaborating closely with donor, partner organizations, as well as cross-functional CHAI teams, including Research and Development Team, Diagnostics, and Clinical Sciences Team.
  • Organize and chair effective project team meetings and calls; develop notes and next steps
  • Review plans and compile reports at key milestones, identifying project risks and helping develop solutions.
  • Oversee key quantitative analyses around major pediatric HIV and eMTCT programmatic issues, for example, modelling the impact of a proven intervention, and costs to scale these interventions nationally.
  • Help design high-impact interventions to translate the results of relevant analyses into actionable plans and changes in policy and operations at the country level.
  • Track scientific and other key developments across the pediatric HIV and eMTCT space and share research findings and implementation lessons across internal and external teams to inform execution.
  • Develop presentations and provide support as needed to project team leads.
  • Support CHAI country teams to deliver on shared objectives, e.g., assisting in development and review of work outputs, supporting project management or driving forward workstreams, onboarding  for country team staff, supporting fundraising or concept note development, and supporting problem solving.
  • Supervise a team of 6-8 people, establishing performance goals, ensuring progress towards team milestones, and providing coaching and feedback. Provide project management of other FTE’s without direct reporting relationships and provide cross-team feedback and performance management.
  • Other responsibilities as needed by team.

New Program Development

  • Work with Director and HAP leadership to identify and fundraise against new pediatric HIV and eMTCT program opportunities.
  • Support identification of new program opportunities and/or push forward scoping on opportunities identified to date; draft initial materials to engage donors to identify levels of interest and potential fundraising opportunities.
  • Support fundraising for new opportunities where appropriate.
  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a private or public sector enterprise, with increasing levels of responsibility and experience managing and mentoring other individuals
  • Strong program management experience including managing and recruiting teams, developing and evaluating budgets, creating and implementing work plans, and monitoring both program and staff performance
  • Entrepreneurial with excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills
  • Natural ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good strategic thinker able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations, and able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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