Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
Diagnostics is one of the leading priorities of the Access program within CHAI with the goal of improving access to high-quality diagnostic products. The Laboratory Services Team (LST) plays the lead role in coordinating work on access to diagnostics, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, scale up use of proven diagnostic tools and products that expand service delivery, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative products for HIV, TB and HCV. LST can catalyze the market in an environment where funding streams are limited.
The Laboratory Services Market Manager will participate to the development of CHAI diagnostics supply side strategy and will lead its execution in focus countries. S/he will work with Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams and other in country stakeholders across multiple focal countries, guide the work-planning and implementation phase, monitor progress and report to LST senior leadership.
In particular, Laboratory Services Market Manager will support countries in implementing the recently defined supply side strategy, which aim to establish a new pattern agreement as a standard for the acquisition of commodities and services from diagnostics manufacturers across diseases and products.
We are seeking a highly-motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding project management, problem-solving ability and communication skills. The Laboratory Services Market Manager must be able to function independently, and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, humility, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving health services. The role will be based in South Africa, with up to 50% travel time. A different base location could be considered in exceptional cases and only if the base location remains in one of our program countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and with country leadership approval.