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Associate, TB Access

South Africa (South Africa)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: South Africa (South Africa)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
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Associate, TB Access

Country
South Africa
City
Pretoria
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - South Africa
Overview

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

 

Team Overview:
CHAI’s Access Program approaches some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high-quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices, CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need. CHAI’s strategy to combat TB in South Africa is to identify more patients, diagnose earlier, and treat with the best available regimens, such that more lives are saved, and transmission is interrupted.

 

Position Overview:
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with proven relationship management skills, excellent analytical ability, and strong communication skills to play a key role in the TB program in South Africa. The TB Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI's TB initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainable and broad access to quality care across South Africa. The Associate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative and qualitative business analysis to collaborating with stakeholders to build workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems in South Africa. The Associate will also be expected to identify areas of engagement relating to improvements in novel treatment and diagnostic commodities, supply chain, data integrity, market intelligence, forecasting and planning.

 

We are seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving ability and communication skills. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, humility, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. The position may require 20-30% in-country travel. The TB Associate will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and will report to the TB Access Program Manager.

Responsibilities

Specifically, key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the healthcare, diagnostic and pharmaceutical landscape as relates to TB in South Africa and globally including key priorities, challenges, and gaps to inform program development.
  • Perform financial/economic analysis of key health systems investments and interventions related to TB to highlight investment areas in which to maximize value for money and public health impact with the aim to inform decision making on those investments.
  • Oversee the assessment of novel diagnostic commodities to understand the requirements for implementation and impact evaluation, quantification and costing to inform program optimisation and decision making
  • Oversee analyses of policy and regulatory landscape to make recommendations and support any revisions that may be required to ensure the smooth introduction of new products and/or services
  • Support to manage and establish collaborative relationships with the National Department of Health, suppliers, partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders and across other CHAI program in South Africa to ensure coordination and successful execution of the program
  • Identify opportunities and lead new initiatives as the CHAI TB program expands
  • Represent the program in meetings and workshops
  • Perform other duties as requested
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Public Health, Business, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in private or public sector setting and with increasing levels of responsibility and experience
  • Experience in finance, management consulting, pharmaceutical, or other industries requiring a high level of quantitative/analytical skills a plus
  • Experience working in TB Programs or familiarity with TB medicine and laboratory technologies and systems a plus

Advantages:

  • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including significant experience in modelling and building models (using Excel or other modelling tools)
  • Ability to carry out expert interviews and draw insights from market research
  • Working level of proficiency in data analytics tools such as Tableau; experience with handling big and unstructured datasets using Structured Query Language (SQL) and R is desirable
  • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set and demonstrated ability to perform consistently at a high level in unstructured, high-pressure situations
  • Proven experience in developing strong professional relationships with a range of key stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment; experience in government stakeholder engagement/management is desirable
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to navigate complex governmental and organizational processes and favourably influence decision making in a professional and collaborative manner
  • Willingness to travel as and when required

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