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Associate Director, HIV Treatment & Country Support

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:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Managerial positions
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Associate Director, HIV Treatment & Country Support

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
Base location is flexible and role supports CHAI work in 20+ countries

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:


Global HIV Access Program (HAP)


Since 2002, CHAI has been a leader in expanding and accelerating access to HIV treatment, reducing the cost of drugs and diagnostic tests, and strengthening the capacity of governments to help prevent and diagnose HIV and treat people living with HIV (PLHIV). CHAI’s simultaneous engagement on the supply and demand sides of the market, and our end-to-end, holistic support to national HIV programs is helping to address barriers that prevent people living in LMICs from accessing the best available treatment and prevention services. Recent highlights of our work include negotiating a landmark pricing deal for TLD, an optimal treatment regimen containing dolutegravir – the best available HIV treatment, accelerating its introduction across dozens of LMICs, and delivering over US $1.6B in savings.


Associate Director, HIV Treatment & Country Support


We are hiring an Associate Director, HIV Treatment & Country Support who will lead CHAI’s demand-side HIV treatment optimization work, manage the day-to-day of the Country Support team, and help to shape the future of the HIV program at CHAI. The Associate Director will lead a team of regional managers who provide end-to-end technical assistance to Ministries of Health, working to ensure the rapid introduction and scale-up of optimal ARVs for people living with HIV across high-burden LMICs.


The Associate Director will lead CHAI’s demand-side HIV treatment optimization work across 20+ priority countries, and work closely with the Senior Director, HAP to shape the future of CHAI’s HIV treatment strategy and pursue new funding opportunities.


We are seeking a mission-driven individual with outstanding leadership and management skills, extensive implementation experience in LMICs, exceptional strategic thinking and communication skills, and deep commitment to contributing towards achieving CHAI’s HIV strategic goals. The Associate Director will be a seasoned, trusted leader who is expected to build strong relationships with CHAI country teams, Ministry of Health counterparts, and local and global partner organizations. The Associate Director will build consensus among a range of stakeholders and independently find creative solutions to challenges that delay progress towards program goals. The Associate Director must be able to function independently and flexibly, prioritize across multiple workstreams, lead a diverse team, and excel in working with CHAI country teams. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.


This role will require up to 50% travel to program countries and key global stakeholder meetings. The Associate Director base location is flexible (pending approvals).


Program Management

  • Lead Country Support team to oversee and ensure successful execution of CHAI’s HIV and grant priorities across high-burden HIV countries and regions. The Country Support team works with CHAI country teams to provide end-to-end technical assistance to governments through a blend of advocacy, relationship building, and strategic resource development.
  • Engage with country leadership to garner buy-in on program objectives, solicit their support for problem resolution, and ensure HIV treatment optimization projects are prioritized.
  • Serve as a trusted, accessible advisor to governments and CHAI country teams on a variety of ARV and other HIV commodity access topics.
  • Monitor progress to ensure the achievement of program goals, targets, and objectives; problem-solve as required.
  • Develop a trusted relationship and dialogue with program leads on other CHAI teams working on HIV projects to foster collaboration and ensure alignment on priorities, strategies, processes, and objectives.
  • Promote global supply security and uninterrupted access to ARVs through coordination with CHAI’s HIV Market Intelligence team, the ARV Procurement Working Group, and supporting effective national-level monitoring and responding to supply challenges as they arise.
  • Support the adaptation of both CHAI’s work and national HIV programs to respond to the current global COVID-19 pandemic and support efforts to build more resilient national HIV programs.

Team Management

  • Foster the continuous growth and performance of all direct reports through active coaching and leadership that blends high expectations with intensive support and empathy.
  • Manage operational and administrative aspects of the team and projects, including timely and accurate reporting of results to donors, budgeting, and recruitment.
  • As part of the HAP Leadership Team, help to shape the culture and dynamics of Global HAP through regular communication and activities that build team effectiveness and cohesion across geographies and work streams.
  • Role model the values and mission of CHAI and the behavior norms of Global HAP.

Strategy Development

  • Lead the development and implementation of CHAI’s demand-side HIV treatment optimization strategy – including market entry strategy and scale-up strategies for adult and pediatric HIV treatment commodities – in collaboration with the Senior Director, HAP.
  • Contribute to development of CHAI’s overall HIV strategy, including development of goals, strategies, and resource mobilization.
  • Collaborate in shaping CHAI’s ARV Strategy, with a focus on ensuring appropriate prioritization of the product pipeline and activities based on the needs of PLHIV and national governments.
  • Participate in the development and execution of innovative market shaping and market access strategies, such as catalytic procurement initiatives and related operational research, volume guarantees, and development partnerships.
  • Engage with donors and collaborate with the Senior Director to develop innovative ideas and write grant proposals to strengthen HIV treatment programs.
  • Work to identify and engage new donors for CHAI’s HIV treatment agenda.

Global Stakeholder Engagement

  • Manage and build relationships with various external stakeholders, including UN organizations, donors, implementing partners, community partners, technical partners, and suppliers.
  • Develop partner engagement strategy, and oversee partner engagement by Country Support team members.
  • Represent CHAI in international fora to guide product development priorities, global guidance, and coordination to accelerate the development and increase uptake of optimal new treatment products, such as the Global Accelerator for Paediatric Formulations (Gap-F), the Child Survival Working Group, FP 2020, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree along with outstanding academic credentials, plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience with increasing levels of responsibility, team management and leadership
  • Experience with new product introduction or other access work in resource-limited settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build, strengthen, and leverage complex and nuanced stakeholder relationships in a matrixed and multicultural environment
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, able to concisely communicate complex ideas in a manner that builds buy-in among diverse stakeholders
  • Passionate about people development and able to help diverse team members rapidly improve skills and performance through coaching and consistent supportive accountability
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving mindset, with the ability to design and drive effective long-term strategies
  • Experience in successfully fundraising for global health projects from major donor organizations
  • Impeccable organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent ability to set direction and structure, prioritize among complex options, and uphold high performance expectations
  • High emotional intelligence, patience, and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
  • Ability to develop and steer coherent programs with governments in developing countries
  • Willingness to travel internationally up to 50%


  • Preference for candidates with experience in management consulting (or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments) or global public health at a senior level
    Professional proficiency in French
  • Past experience in a management role on CHAI’s country or global teams
  • Advanced degree in management, public health, or other relevant fields
  • Strong prior experience of working with governments and/or overseeing program implementation in multiple countries

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