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Program Manager, Maximum Impact Incubator

United States

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Junior level - Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Managerial positions
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: Closed

Program Manager, Maximum Impact Incubator

United States
Full Time
Program (Division)
Other - Program
Additional Location Description
There is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending leadership approval.

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 on the principle that it was morally unacceptable that millions of people were dying each year from treatable diseases. 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 strengthen 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.


Overview of role


CHAI is establishing a new team to identify and incubate programs across its entire portfolio that generate significant health impact through highly cost-effective programming. This 'Maximum Impact Incubator' team has the exciting and challenging aim of evaluating and prioritizing the most cost-effective and scalable opportunities for new programs aligned with the Effective Altruism philosophy of maximizing the benefit of available resources. 


As Program Manager for CHAI’s Impact Incubator, you will lead a small team to engage with CHAI program and country teams, philanthropic partner(s) and senior leadership to source, evaluate, prioritize, recommend, and seek funding for highly cost effective health programs. You will work closely with technical and generalist staff on the Incubator team, CHAI program and country teams, and other stakeholders to conduct rigorous analysis of prospective programs. Activities will include organizing a portfolio of program reviews, managing communications across CHAI’s diverse program and country teams, and leading synthesis of Incubator findings for communications with internal stakeholders and external donors. This is the perfect opportunity for a manager with a curious and analytical mind who wants to lead a team to drive genuine impact as we scale programs that will provide the maximum benefit to the lives of millions of people.


There is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending leadership approval.

  • Setting strategic direction for evaluating and prioritizing CHAI programs for Incubation
  • Effectively managing a multi-functional team of strategic program associates and epidemiologist(s)
  • Working with CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator
  • Overseeing the quantitative modeling the impact of programs, combining independent research with inputs from CHAI teams and donor(s)
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with Donor(s) to build consensus on the strategic framework and impact modeling
  • Presenting to senior CHAI leadership and donor organization(s) to share findings and solicit feedback on the identified programs of work
  • Managing pilots or country-level investigations of shortlisted programs

Please note that these may change as the project evolves.


We are seeking exceptional and highly-motivated individuals with a genuine desire to maximize global health outcomes. An ideal candidate will be described as:

  • Intellectually curious – You have a desire to dig deeper than the surface, asking questions like: Why does this intervention perform better than another? What does this new information mean for my current conclusions? How might this intervention look different in another country?
  • Effective leader – You are able to find a balance between delegation and control when managing a team, giving more junior team members opportunities to learn and grow whilst ensuring high-quality team output
  • Insightful – You draw cogent conclusions from large amounts of analysis, sharing what is relevant for real-world challenges the Incubator team is trying to address
  • Practical – You demonstrate judgment in how you allocate your efforts when balancing multiple priorities, focusing on the most decision-critical aspects, and dynamically changing these priorities in response to changing circumstances
  • Analytical – You are comfortable working with large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data and effectively extracting logical conclusions and recommendations from this analysis
  • Communicative – You can respectfully and effectively navigate varied and sensitive stakeholder environments, including in-country teams to senior donor executives
  • Rigorous – You take pride in your work and have high standards for what you produce, creating analysis that can stand up to the scrutiny of internal and external parties
  • Passionate – You are passionate about helping improve global health as much as possible

There is no ‘perfect’ candidate for this role. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals who want to make a difference in global health outcomes. Whatever your background, if this role excites you, please apply.





  • Minimum 5-7 years of business experience in the private sector or NGO sector in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment (e.g., strategy consulting, investment banking, pharmaceuticals)

  • Experience in conducting rigorous research as well as M&E with the ability to present and communicate findings to a variety of audiences.

  • Experience in conducting a costing analysis and/or modelling the impact of programs.

  • Experience with project management

  • Available for up to 20-30% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • English language fluency, both written and verbal


  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Experience in vaccines, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals
  • Experience working in or supporting Low and Middle Income Countries

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