Associate Director, Global Tuberculosis
Associate Director, Global Tuberculosis
- United States
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Infectious Disease - Global TB
- Additional Location Description
- The base location is flexible, with a preference for the East Coast of the US.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
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.
Tuberculosis (TB) program overview:
TB is the one of the top ten causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death due to a single infectious agent. By acting as a trusted advisor to governments, CHAI aims for transformational improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of national responses to the TB epidemic, by supporting the introduction and rollout of new drug and diagnostic products; designing, testing and supporting the scale-up of service delivery models; and providing technical support in the areas of strategic planning, data management and analytics, costing and procurement and supply chain management. On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement market-based interventions to improve the affordability and supply security of quality assured TB products, with a primary focus on MDR-TB and TB preventive therapy (TPT) medicines. The team is also engaging in the areas of TB care in the private sector and TB case finding.
CHAI Global TB Team’s (GTB) current program areas include:
- Latent TB infection management. CHAI is working to accelerate the adoption and uptake of short-course, rifamycin-based TB preventive therapy (TPT) regimens by:
- Negotiating lower access pricing and supporting the entry of generic products;
- Supporting countries to introduce and roll out shorter, safer TPT regimens;
- Strengthening programmatic interventions to increase coverage among target populations.
- Strengthening TB case finding. CHAI’s strategic focus is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of case finding programs by:
- Increasing the use of digital chest x-ray and artificial intelligence-supported interpretation for screening and clinical diagnosis;
- Supporting the adoption and implementation of sensitive screening algorithms customized to settings and populations;
- Optimizing the use of molecular testing; and
- Introducing interventions to improve the affordability of TB screening and diagnosis.
- Improving drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment and management. CHAI is working with our country partners to improve DR-TB treatment outcomes by transitioning to shorter, all-oral DR-TB regimens and improving the quality of care.
As Associate Director, the successful candidate will lead the operational delivery of grants and programs and assist the Senior Director in setting and executing strategy. The Associate Director will, along with the Senior Director, represent the GTB program to CHAI’s global leadership, other teams across the organization, and in external forums. They may manage a team of 1-3 staff and assist with coordination of grant implementation of the GTB portfolio across CHAI countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Associate Director must have excellent relationship management and program management skills.
CHAI is seeking an individual with at least 10 years’ experience involving country-level experience delivering innovative public health interventions. A proven record of leadership, strategy development, program management, communication skills, and analytical skills are required. The Associate Director must be able to function independently and flexibly in a diverse and fast-paced environment. CHAI places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, humility, and a strong commitment to excellence.
The position will require significant international travel, estimated at ~30-40%. This position reports to the Senior Director, Global Tuberculosis Team. The base location is flexible, with a preference for the East Coast of the United States.
- Provide strategic leadership and guidance for global tuberculosis and country level TB programs, including supporting the development of the vision and priorities for workstreams, and overseeing the development of clear strategic and operational plans for program execution.
- As a member of the leadership and management team for GTB, contribute to the strategy development for TB programs by sharing best practices and lessons learned from global and country programs, as appropriate.
- Lead CHAI’s efforts to drive programmatic innovations that accelerate TB reduction and deliver value for money.
- Oversee execution of program performance of global TB grants against donor, grant, and internal budgets, deliverables, and timelines.
- Manage processes and tools for planning, budgeting, and financial reporting as they pertain to the TB project/program implementation.
- Support the development and conceptualization of high-impact interventions to translate the results of relevant analyses into actionable plans and changes in policy and operations at the country level.
- Provide technical guidance and support for global and country-specific TB programs and guide teams to resolve issues and mitigate risks; and support problem resolution where needed to ensure implementation progress and overall delivery of grant commitments.
- Manage and build relationships with various external partners, including UN organizations, donors, implementing partners, technical partners, and suppliers, develop partner engagement strategy, and oversee partner engagement by staff members.
- Work with technical staff to identify opportunities for evidence generation, and plan and execute evidence generation activities to inform international and national policy related to TB programmatic priorities.
- Develop a trusted relationship and dialogue with program leads on other CHAI global teams and country teams working across the organizational matrix to ensure alignment on priorities, strategies, processes, and objectives.
- Engage with country team leadership and TB program managers to assist with the development of the TB country engagement strategy to address specific TB-related concerns within a given country, assist in balancing allocation of team responses against that strategy, and supervise the implementation and execution at country level.
- Represent CHAI at conferences, on task forces, and in other public fora; serve as a trusted advisor and partner to country government counterparts, global INGOs, and multi-lateral/bi-lateral organizations on a variety of TB market access issues.
- Manage relationships with external partners and coordinate engagement with key stakeholders and opinion leaders on specific topics including TB regulatory and quality issues, pricing, treatment guidelines, and market intelligence by attending international meetings as needed.
- Develop and maintain up-to-date expertise in developments in the TB field at the global level.
Human Resources Management
- Oversee overall staffing strategy, including direct people management responsibilities for recruitment, compensation, promotion decisions, and employee performance to ensure that team is objectively evaluated.
- Directly line manage 1-3 GTB team members (at the manager and country support associate levels), including providing regular and ongoing technical support and performance management.
- Role model the values and mission of CHAI and the behavior norms of the global tuberculosis program.
New Program Development
- In partnership with Senior Director, set fundraising goals, identify, and develop fundraising opportunities.
- Identify potential opportunities to leverage donor and private sector resources.
- Support fundraising, including proposal development, for new opportunities where appropriate.
- Engage in regular cross-team global team meetings to ensure that TB is appropriately integrated into overall program planning and implementation for new business development opportunities, where appropriate.
Other responsibilities and duties, as assigned.
- Advanced degree (MPH, MD, DrPH/PhD, MBA, or equivalent education) in public health, epidemiology, behavioral/social sciences, population studies/demography, marketing, business, or other related field
- Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted
- Minimum of 10 years of professional experience (managerial, operational, programmatic, and technical), preferably managing large, complex donor-funded global public health programs; preference for candidates with senior level experience at a leading global public health organization
- Knowledge of international development, international donor priorities and/or health areas required (such as DFID/FCDO, USAID, Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, and corporate and foundation donors)
- Experience conceiving, planning, and executing complex programs, projects, and research/pilot/proof of concept studies
- Proven stakeholder relationship management experience
- Experience in fundraising for global health projects from major donor organizations
- Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills in English
- Extensive computer skills, strong problem-solving skills, analytical capabilities, and strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a diverse and fast-paced team environment
- Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
- Experience living and working in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)
- Experience working on programmatic and technical programs in public health, with a focus on infectious disease program development, management, and evaluation
- Up to date knowledge of TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment guidelines, research and practices
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