CHAI Associate - Hepatitis Country Support Jobs in Kenya

CHAI Associate - Hepatitis Country Support Jobs in Kenya


  • 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 launched its Viral Hepatitis program in 2015 with the goal of catalyzing public sector screening and treatment programs in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).

  • Following the launch of hepatitis C programs in seven countries (Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Vietnam), CHAI is now applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to aim for the elimination of hepatitis C and the achievement of a hepatitis B-free generation.

  • The program continues to focus on lowering the cost of diagnosis and treatment, while supporting ministries of health to implement smart, data-driven strategies for scaling up access to services.

  • On the global side, the team interacts with donors, manufacturers, multilateral agencies and other partners to identify and implement necessary market-based interventions.

  • In country, CHAI’s work includes helping governments select and source the right medicines and diagnostics, training health care workers in screening and treatment, designing the right service delivery mechanisms, implementing monitoring and evaluation systems, and mobilizing resources for program implementation.

    Position Overview

  • As part of the Hepatitis Country Support Team, the Senior Associate will support the implementation and scale-up of CHAI’s hepatitis country programs in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region.
  • The Senior Associate will have a specific focus on support to new hepatitis focal countries in SSA, working together with CHAI teams in countries as they begin to scale-up public viral hepatitis programs and helping to optimize policies and processes to ensure access to high quality hepatitis drugs and diagnostic testing.

  • Extensive travel will be required for this position.

  • The Senior Associate will report to the Hepatitis Country Support Manager.

  • This role is based in Kenya but may have flexibility to be based in another CHAI program country in Africa, pending country team leadership approval.

  • We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, strong analytical abilities, and communication skills.

  • The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity.

  • They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight.

  • They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player.


    Provide strategic guidance and planning support to countries (30%)

  • Support development and refinement of country strategy and work plans, in line with global strategy

  • Regularly engage in and support reviews of country work plans, identify implementation barriers, develop solutions, and identify resources and next steps

  • Support monitoring of progress at country-level against milestones, and work with Program

  • Management to identify and mitigate risks to achieving program goals or grant deliverable

  • Share best practices across country programs to ensure program knowledge is shared

  • Support drafting of concept notes and fundraising proposals for
    country programs

  • Attend advocacy and strategy-related meetings with stakeholders, where necessary

    Provide technical support and bandwidth to country programs (40%)

  • Provide day-to-day technical support and bandwidth across country programs on a broad range of activities, including but not limited to policy, financing, forecasting and supply chain management, case finding, linkage to care, market shaping and M&E

  • Design and develop deliverables to support implementation of country programs, including presentations and concept notes, and tools and models

  • Support alignment on strategy and activities and facilitate processes for progress reviews

  • Facilitate involvement of topic area experts on country work streams as required, and encourage a positive spirit of collaboration between team members across program

    Support cross-cutting global work streams (20%)

  • Identify relevant cross-cutting global projects, tools, or interventions for country programs

  • Support the drafting of global concept notes

  • Represent CHAI at regional strategic forums and meetings, as needed

  • Lead and/or collaborate on relevant work-streams with other team members, as assigned

  • Own select relationships with external and internal hepatitis partners, as assigned

    Provide coordination support across global and country programs (10%)

  • Communicate key updates to broader team to inform on progress and seek inputs on strategy

  • Share global updates with country teams and highlight relevance to country programs

  • Provide coordination support on cross-country / global work streams

  • Support coordination on internal and external reporting requirements from country programs


  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 5-6 years of professional work experience (or advance degree plus 4 years of professional work experience) in a fast-paced, demanding enviroment

  • Strong quantitative skills, including significant experience in data management and data analysis, with high level of proficiency in excel

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, leadership, and problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on analyses at varying levels of granularity

  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations

  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially in cross-cultural settings and diverse work environments

  • Ability to work collaboratively with immediate team members as well as across the organization

  • Ability to travel extensively, up to 60% of the time (travel varies depending on time of year)

  • Technical proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Fluency in English, in both written and verbal communications

  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information


  • Experience working in pharmaceuticals, management consulting, investment banking, or a similar fast-paced, results-oriented environment

  • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly communicable diseases (Viral Hepatitis, HIV, TB etc.), and/or national and sub-national planning and programming.

  • Experience working with Government bodies

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Associate - Hepatitis Country Support Jobs in Kenya

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