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Manager, Noncommunicable Diseases

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
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Manager, Noncommunicable Diseases

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Non Communicable Diseases - Global Cancer
Additional Location Description
Preference for this role to be based in sub-Saharan Africa in a CHAI country office, pending 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:

Overview of CHAI’s Non-Communicable Diseases Program


Each year, 15 million people die from non-communicable diseases between the ages of 30 and 69. Over 85 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Cardiovascular diseases account for the most deaths, followed by cancers, respiratory diseases and diabetes. CHAI recently began work in this area with the launch of our cancer program in 2015 and is now expanding its programming related to noncommunicable diseases (NCD), initiating new programs related to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. 


These new programs aim to improve access to affordable, quality-assured NCD medications and associated commodities in LMICs by working with country governments, high-quality manufacturers and global and local partners on strengthening strengthening medication procurement and health financing approaches; creating enabling policy environments for long-term country support for NCD control, including medication supply; and strengthening affordability and availability of preferred medications through global market shaping.


To support a large new program focused on NCDs in five countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa), CHAI is looking for a Program Manager to support country implementation and market shaping work.


Preference for this role to be based in sub-Saharan Africa in a CHAI country office, pending leadership approval.  25-30% international travel time would be required once situation allows.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding strategic, analytical, communication and leadership skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage a small team (1-2 Associates) on projects to improve access to hypertension and diabetes care in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Lead the design and implementation of in-country market assessments and in-country market shaping plans in 5 focus countries, including the development/alignment of market assessment tools for use in these countries. These assessments should cover both public and private supply chains, including an understanding of mark-ups at various levels of these supply chains, and current barriers to availability and affordability.
  • Support effective implementation of the market shaping plans and provide technical support as needed to CHAI country teams in order to assist their alignment with global objectives of the NCD program.
  • Develop an understanding of global and local market dynamics and market shaping priorities for key NCD commodities (antihypertensive and antidiabetic medication, insulin, glucose monitoring devices and consumables, insulin syringes/pens and other commodities) in low- and middle-income markets (LMICs).
  • Guide the development of analyses that strengthen the business case for enhanced affordability and availability of these commodities in LMICs, such as demand forecasts, uptake scenarios and market access strategies; production development, cost reduction and manufacturing strategies
  • Build and lead relationships with suppliers that currently produce or have the potential to produce relevant, high-quality NCD commodities for LMIC markets.
  • Cultivate relationships with key global health partners to ensure coordination, alignment and collaboration with partner programs and research, where relevant.
  • Lead development of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global policy and increase the evidence base for high-impact interventions
  • Support the development of concept notes, donor proposals and new projects, and reporting requirements on existing programs.
  • Any other duties as required.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance required
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a fast paced, results-oriented work environment
  • Clear strategic/structured thinker with very strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to work independently and effectively in a high-performance, dynamic environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proven team management skills with a good eye for people development/coaching
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with the ability to represent CHAI externally; fluency in other languages is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with individuals of varying levels of seniorityExcellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and remote environment
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong commitment to teamwork, team mission, and hard work


  • Experience in the private sector  (e.g., strategy consulting or pharmaceuticals)
  • Advanced degree in Business, Economics, Public Health or other related disciplines
  • Experience in manufacturing or product development of pharmaceuticals/biotechnology
  • Prior knowledge or experience of global health partners within the NCD ecosystem
  • Established network of contacts with relevant manufacturers, multilaterals and other key global health stakeholders
  • Experience living and working in low-resource settings

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