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Director, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV

United States

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Senior Executive level - Senior Management - Open for both International and National Professionals
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Director, Pediatric and Adolescent HIV

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
Base location flexible - US or program country pending 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:


CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

About CHAI’s 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. Over the years, CHAI has also played a particularly important role in the marketplace for pediatric antiretroviral therapy, substantially expanding access to appropriate drugs and diagnostics to meet the unique needs of children.


Overview of the Director, Pediatric & Adolescent HIV Role  


We are hiring a Director, Pediatric & Adolescent HIV who will drive CHAI’s overall pediatric and adolescent HIV and eMTCT strategy, set ambitious goals, and support country-level implementation of the strategy to turn the vision into demonstrable results. The Director will lead a team focused on ensuring that CHAI’s response in the pediatric HIV space is comprehensive, cohesive, and achieves tangible results across key outcomes (such as testing coverage, case identification rates, treatment coverage, viral load coverage, retention in care, and viral load suppression). The Director is responsible for ensuring that children and adolescents living with HIV are always prioritized in CHAI’s overall HIV response. The Director will partner with various internal stakeholders at the global and country level to prioritize areas where CHAI could have a significant impact, build consensus and alignment on these priorities and goals, help develop fundraising efforts around those priorities, and collaborate with relevant individuals to designs program interventions to achieve those goals. The success of this position is defined by the demonstration of tangible improvements in key pediatric HIV outcomes in countries where CHAI is engaged. The Director will oversee CHAI’s pediatric program grant portfolio, work closely with internal partners, and coordinate with external partners to achieve program goals.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual with deep passion and commitment to achieving ambitious goals for children and adolescents living with HIV. The right candidate will be a mission-driven person 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 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 Director will build consensus among a range of stakeholders and independently find creative solutions to challenges that delay progress towards program goals. The 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 40% travel to program countries and key global stakeholder meetings. The Director base location is flexible (pending approvals). This role will report to the Senior Director, HIV Access Program.


Strategy development and resource mobilization

  • Lead the development and implementation of CHAI’s pediatric and adolescent HIV and eMTCT strategy.
  • Develop innovative concepts and proactively identify opportunities to raise funds to execute against CHAI’s pediatric and adolescent HIV strategy and goals.
  • Work to identify and engage new donors for CHAI’s pediatric HIV agenda.

Management of the pediatric program portfolio

  • Translate CHAI’s overall strategy and vision into concrete deliverables and design programs that are set up to demonstrate improvements in pediatric outcomes.
  • Serve as a trusted, accessible advisor to governments and CHAI country teams on a variety of pediatric HIV topics.
  • Monitor progress to ensure the achievement of program goals, targets, and objectives; problem-solve and refine CHAI’s approach as required.
  • Engage with CHAI country leadership and program teams to align on approaches, problem solve, provide technical and analytical support, track progress, and ensure pediatric HIV continues to be prioritized.
  • Ensure that we put affected communities – in this case, children and adolescents living with HIV – at the center of all we do, through meaningful community engagement and partnership.

Donor & grant management

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships and communication with donors on pediatric-focused grants.
  • Ensure execution against grant priorities, targets, and deliverables.

Team & People Management

  • Build a motivated, results-driven and dedicated team of strategic thinkers who can work across the matrix to ensure outcomes for children living with HIV improve in program countries.
  • 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.

Collaboration with internal stakeholders

  • Develop a trusted relationship and dialogue with program leads on other CHAI teams working on pediatric and adolescent focused projects to foster collaboration and ensure alignment on priorities, strategies, processes, and objectives.
  • Stay up-to-date on developments across relevant CHAI programs to identify synergies and opportunities where CHAI can magnify impact.

Collaboration with global pediatric partners

  • Manage and build strong relationships with the broad ecosystem of global pediatric partners to identify gaps, design approaches, implement strategies, monitor impact, and continuously improve the strategic programmatic agenda of CHAI’s pediatric response.
  • Make positive and useful contributions to the overall pediatric HIV landscape and continue to cement CHAI’s role as an important partner in the pediatric space across diagnosis and treatment.
  • Represent CHAI in international fora on pediatric and adolescent HIV and eMTCT.
  • Bachelor’s degree along with outstanding academic credentials, plus a minimum of 12 years of relevant professional work experience with increasing levels of responsibility, team management, and leadership
  • Experience working in pediatric HIV 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 40%


  • 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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