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Associate, Global Cancer

United States (United States of America)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States (United States of America)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
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Associate, Global Cancer

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Non Communicable Diseases - Global Cancer
Additional Location Description
Preferred for placement in CHAI country

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 (LMICs), 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: 

Overview of the Global Cancer Team


The CHAI Global Cancer Team focuses on ensuring that cancer treatment is available to patients who need it in LMICs. At present, quality cancer medicines in LMICs face a market failure cycle characterized by 1) Low, unpredictable procurement volumes, 2) few suppliers of quality drugs operating in the market, and 3) shortages of quality affordable drugs.  This cycle is fueled by overall limited funding, lack of information for buyers and sellers, and uneven quality standards.  The end result is that patients are not able to find the medicines they need, resort to purchasing poor quality products, or face exorbitant prices on the products.


With support from the American Cancer Society and other donors, the CHAI Global Cancer Team seeks to reverse this market cycle sustainably. We engage with high quality manufacturers of essential cancer medicines to make those medicines available at accessible prices, and to deliver on their access agreements in order to maximize impact. As importantly, we work with in-country governments, hospitals, and NGOs that treat cancer patients to better provide key cancer medicines.  We partner with CHAI’s high-performing teams in country in order to understand current processes and contexts, improve forecasting and quantification, drive consolidation of procurement across multiple purchasers, institute reliable quality standards, and advocate for increasing resources for cancer procurement.


The CHAI Global Cancer Team is highly collaborative, professional, mission-driven and responsive to opportunities as they arise.  We are passionate about having an impact for hospitals and patients, and we believe in learning from them in order to improve our programs.  We partner closely with others to supplement the work we do, to innovate, and to continuously improve our approach. 


The Senior Associate, Global Cancer will be an integral part of the Global Cancer Team. The role will have two major areas of focus.


The primary objective of the role will be to lead the analytical work required to collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders to support the design and implementation of strategies to address current market failures in the cancer market in LMICs.  The Associate will lead the collection and analysis of data from a variety of sources such as procurement data via procurers and manufacturers, demographic data from household surveys, and usage data reported by countries. The Associate will be responsible for developing rigorous market analyses such as global market forecasts / outlooks and other reports to support investment decisions by suppliers and supply planning by multilateral agencies and country programs. In addition, the Associate will conduct research on new suppliers and product areas to inform discussions with partners. 


The secondary objective of the role is to support discrete technical activities conducted in country in support of CHAI country teams and their objectives with Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.  These technical activities may include developing evidence-based forecasts using quantification tools; costing of national cancer control plans or other strategies; development of investment plans; and creation of templates and tools for program management. 


For this Associate position, we are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills, and communication abilities. The Associate must be comfortable synthesizing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into cogent recommendations. The Associate must also be able to function independently, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively across a range of stakeholders. 

Preference for this role to be based in sub-Saharan Africa in a CHAI country office. This role will require up to 25% travel.



  • Manage the development and maintenance of databases, analyses, and frameworks to assist in monitoring the global cancer market and identifying opportunities to improving access to cancer medicines
  • Identify innovative ways to integrate additional data and analyze existing data to respond to customers’ needs
  • Conduct in-depth research on suppliers of quality cancer medicines and other relevant commodities to identify opportunities for value-based negotiation and to support initial outreach or expansion of discussions
  • Conduct in-depth research on specific commodities that face unique market challenges such as certain pediatric medications that face shortages or diagnostics
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to analyze market outlook, supplier landscape, and production economics across a range of products
  • Work with CHAI country and global teams to evaluate the potential for various market shaping interventions using the market-shaping toolkit and other accepted methodologies
  • Develop strategies and qualitative/quantitative analyses to support ongoing negotiations with suppliers
  • Create clear communications materials based upon analyses
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the cancer program interventions by collecting impact data aligned with the M&E framework
  • Support specific technical activities that are country specific such as quantifications, data analysis, savings analysis, development of templates, cost-effectiveness analysis or updating of project-specific materials
  • Execute other responsibilities as needed by the team
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative modeling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and written reports
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and drive forward work independently
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Available for 25% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • English language fluency, both written and verbal


  • Experience managing large databases
  • Experience in management consulting, equity research, investment banking, or life sciences (particularly in strategy development and/or deal negotiations)
  • Experience working in developing countries or working on global health issues (e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and/or maternal and child health programs)
  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team


  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years analytical or business experience in the private sector, or equivalent experience


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