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HIV Prevention Grant Manager

United States

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United States
  • Grade: Senior level - Managerial Level - Open for both International and National Professionals
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: Closed

HIV Prevention Grant Manager

United States
Program (Division)
Infectious Disease - Global HIV Access Program
Additional Location Description
This position will be based in a CHAI program country and there is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending leadership approval.

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:


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.


Program and Position Overview


Although there has been a remarkable decline in new HIV infections over the last two decades, there has been a stagnation in the reduction of new cases globally, as well as increases in new HIV infections among certain geographies and populations-- despite the existence and implementation of multiple effective prevention interventions. Scaling up access to safe, effective prevention options that meet the needs of those at high risk of HIV is essential to eliminating new HIV infections and reaching epidemic control. However, various barriers – individual and systemic – persist, limiting the impact of proven HIV prevention interventions, especially in low- and middle- income countries.


CHAI is currently working with Ministries of Health in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and a broad range of partners globally, to accelerate the development, introduction, and scale up of HIV prevention interventions. CHAI is leveraging, documenting, and sharing lessons from supporting the scale up of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to strengthen HIV prevention program integration, outcomes, and sustainability and to advance planning for long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) and the dual prevention pill (DPP) introduction, among other promising pipeline prevention products.


CHAI’s HIV Access Program is looking for an HIV Prevention Grant Manager. The Manager will support work under the STRIDE investment and will work closely with the CHAI global and country teams and our donor to execute CHAI’s HIV prevention strategy and activities in Zambia and Zimbabwe and globally. The Manager will lead grant and project management for STRIDE and develop and support execution of donor engagement strategies. As needed, the Manager will provide technical and strategic guidance to CHAI HIV prevention country teams.


CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with relevant qualifications and demonstrated experience and skills for this role. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills, exceptional analytical ability, and experience cultivating relationships in a multi-cultural and virtual environment. The Manager reports to the Associate Director, HIV Prevention.


Donor Management and reporting

  • Lead donor reporting processes, including producing donor reports and ensuring donor-readiness of key project deliverables and ad hoc analyses
  • Facilitate effective donor engagement, including via monthly global teams calls and bimonthly calls for both Zambia and Zimbabwe country teams, including development of engaging and product agendas, preparation of robust materials, comprehensive notetaking, and rapid follow up on agreed action items
  • Establish and implement monitoring systems to closely track progress against country and global team workplans, project activities, targets, risks, and milestones
  • Work closely with country teams and the global team Country Support Manager to maintain accurate and up to date program information
  • Along with the CSM, ensure country team grant deliverables are completed timeously and are of high quality, including for routine donor engagements

Knowledge Management

  • Along with the Knowledge Management Senior Associate, identify opportunities to facilitate cross-grant and intra-organization sharing of lessons and best practices
  • In close collaboration with the Knowledge Management Senior Associate, continually improve upon the communications plan for the program’s grants, and support execution
  • Identify topics and lessons on HIV prevention program transition, integration, and sustainability for dissemination and collaborate with Knowledge Management Senior Associate to structure and review dissemination materials for regional and global audiences

Team engagement and technical assistance

  • Support the Associate Director in fostering a collaborative, supportive, and engaging team environmen
  • Maintain up to date expertise across the HIV prevention space including latest trends, research developments and support identification, translation, and utilization of relevant global and regional updates for country teams

Other responsibilities as needed.

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum five years of relevant work experience (e.g., project and program management, donor engagement and management)
  • Willingness to travel ~30%
  • Ability to manage projects independently, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a multi-cultural and virtual environment
  • Patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations


  • CHAI country program or global team work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV or global health
  • Previous experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa

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