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.


Nearly one billion people are visually impaired because they have no access to eyeglasses. Most live in low-and middle-income countries. The need for eyeglasses is growing rapidly, in part due to changing demographics. Not having access to eyeglasses has significant impact on people’s ability to learn, earn income, drive safely and live healthy and productive lives. Over the past decades, NGOs have put this issue on the map and, together with partners, have tested different approaches to getting eyeglasses to millions. The challenge is now how we can build on these learnings and scale from the roughly 10 million people who got glasses through these initiatives to the 1 billion people that need them.


CHAI has extensive experience in tackling large scale issues. We will use this experience to develop the strategic and operational plan for scaling eyeglasses. Such a plan will require to identify high-impact target populations and evaluate multiple delivery models. CHAI is looking for a (senior) associate to support the development of this plan over the next three months. We will gather and assess market intelligence and evidence about different models to scale up eyeglasses, and prioritize such models based on their cost and potential for impact. We will identify priority countries and develop costed plans for driving scale of proven models in these countries. We will design strategies to mobilize resources needed in the short and longer term.


As (senior) associate, you will lead this analysis. You will be expected to: 1) manage work streams; 2) lead the research; and 3) document and present findings. You will be expected to complete desktop research, analyze and interpret existing data, and interview key stakeholders. This work will require you to develop compelling and structured presentations (powerpoint) that with a clear rationale for prioritizing high-impact intervention opportunities. You will need to build effective working relationships, both with external partners and CHAI colleagues.

In this role, you will report to the Director Global Assistive Technology and may have a regular interaction with other CHAI teams, both Country and Global. You are expected to work independently and flexibly and have a deep personal commitment to producing the highest quality results. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical ability and communication skills. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, tenacity, independence, humility, and work ethic.


This role is for 5 months, but duration can be extended/shortened based on candidate availability. Limited travel may involve a team meeting (in the US) and potentially visiting one or more program countries.


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.




Identify priority countries and target populations;
Conduct high quality research and analysis on different models for scaling up eyeglasses in low-and middle-income countries to prioritize the most impactful scaling pathways to reach these populations;
Review the existing evidence on models and identify evidence gaps and opportunities;
Identify enablers and assess feasibility to scale models in certain countries or regions. This will involve collaboration with CHAI country teams;
Manage selected workstreams and report regularly on project progress and status;
Maintain a comprehensive fact-base about the gathered evidence, including structured overview of meeting minutes and relevant academic studies;
Develop clear and compelling slides to present findings and insights of the work;
Present findings to internal and external stakeholders;
Develop final products aligned with the project needs;
Other responsibilities as needed by supervisor.


Key skills required for this job include:

strong analytical skills and ability to structure complex data;
excellent written and oral communication skills, especially PowerPoint;
highly organized with excellent attention to detail;
high motivation– willing to engage until a task is complete.

At least two years of work experience in a fast paced, results-oriented work environment
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Exceptional analytical, research and presentation skills for both qualitative and quantitative data. Proficient in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
Ability to work independently and effectively in a high-performance, dynamic environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with business partners and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds
Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently and self-motivate
Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
Ability to be a team player, build strategic relationships and interact with individuals from different backgrounds
Excellent strategic thinker and problem-solver who is able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals

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