Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to broaden access to life-saving treatment for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria patients in the poorest parts of the world. As part of this mission, CHAI’s “Access Programs” approach global public health challenges with market-based strategies, using simultaneous engagement on both the supply and demand sides of the market. On the supply side, CHAI engages with suppliers of essential drugs and diagnostics to improve access to products by lowering prices, accelerating new products to market, and sharing market intelligence. On the demand side, CHAI organizes and consolidates demand for health commodities by helping governments to scale up treatment programs, mobilize new resources, improve procurement processes, and enhance local human resource capacity. Working with over 30 governments and other partners, CHAI is focused on large-scale impact on many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
The Laboratory Services Team (LST) is a key source of support for Ministries of Health and CHAI's country teams, and works to address barriers to access and foster a healthy competitive marketplace for essential diagnostic testing. LST plays the lead role in coordinating work globally on access to diagnostics, working closely with diagnostics manufacturers, governments, and multilateral organizations to lower prices, increase access to testing, and accelerate the entry and uptake of new innovative products.
The Point-Of-Care Diagnostics Analyst will work with LST to support countries in the evaluation, adoption, and uptake of new innovative diagnostic products for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Point-of-care (POC) products bring diagnostics out of the laboratory and closer to the patient, reducing the burden to receive testing, and allowing tasks to shift to lower cadres of healthcare workers, particularly in rural areas. Several POC products for diagnosis, disease staging, and treatment monitoring have recently become available or are in development, with the potential to dramatically increase access to treatment, improve patient retention, and make healthcare systems more efficient. However, despite the potential advantages of these new technologies, there are barriers that prevent adoption and scale-up in developing countries, including regulatory hurdles and limited guidance on how to decentralize testing in rural areas. LST works with high-volume, early-adopter countries to overcome these barriers and build a healthy, competitive global market for these products, while negotiating with manufacturers to lower prices.
As new technologies become available, the POC Diagnostics Analyst will focus on advocating for their use with governments and other partners, and strengthening the capacity of governments to adopt them and scale them up. The POC Diagnostics Analyst will also provide analysis to support LST in global negotiations with diagnostics manufacturers, and the development of new procurement strategies such as instrument rental deals and split tenders to enable easier product switching. Finally, the POC Diagnostics Analyst will help develop LST’s market-shaping strategy for fostering competition in the global diagnostics market. In doing so, the POC Diagnostics Analyst will develop strong relationships with various teams within CHAI, as well as Ministries of Health, diagnostics manufacturers, and other external partners in beneficiary countries.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The Analyst must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania + 70% travel
Salary: USD 40k-50k per year
To apply, please visit https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/2569/login
Deadline for applications is 20 September 2012.
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