Analyst, Access to Medicine, Pretoria

Analyst, Access to Medicine

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Compensation: USD 40k -50k per year

Job Type: Full Time Paid

 Preferred Level of Education: Bachelors 

Minimum Years of Experience: 3+

Preferred Years of Experience: 3-4+

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) assists governments to promote high quality health care. CHAI teams work in partnership with the government, partners, and other major stakeholders to identify the key obstacles to access and scale-up of essential health services, and to develop sustainable strategies to overcome them.

One of the hallmarks of CHAI is simultaneous and intensive engagement on the demand and supply sides of the market to improve access to essential medicines for patients in developing countries. While CHAI’s Drug Access Team (DAT) works to address supply-side barriers to access and to foster a healthy marketplace to ensure the sustainable supply of essential medicines at lower prices, CHAI’s country teams partner with national governments to strengthen the systems required to deliver treatment – by scaling up and strengthening care and treatment programmes and procurement and supply management.

In South Africa, CHAI is supporting the National Department of Health (NDOH) and the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) in its implementation of a national HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign and Antiretroviral Treatment Expansion Programme. These initiatives aim to add approximately 500,000 people to treatment each year between 2012 and 2014.

CHAI South Africa is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills as the Analyst for CHAI South Africa’s Access-to-Medicines Programme.


Specifically, key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in areas of work and partnerships within the National Department of Health (NDOH)’s priority areas as they relate to CHAI’s Access-to-Medicines Programme
  • Build the capacity of the NDOH in key Access-to-Medicines Areas including:
  • Robust forecasting processes to ensure access to high quality, low cost medicines
  • Effective and efficient tendering, procurement, and distribution processes
  • Planning for roll-out of revised HIV/AIDS care and treatment clinical guidelines and regimens and formulations
  • Assist in develop of a sustainability plan for all Access-to-Medicines initiatives to ensure the government has the capacity to carry them forward and will benefit from them in the long-term
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the HIV/AIDS, TB, and pharmaceuticals landscape within South Africa and globally including the key priorities, challenges and gaps in order to inform programme development
  • Share key drug-access info with government and partners, such as newly available products and pricing, and overview of challenges in ARV marketplace that may create supply challenges
  • Responds on a timely basis to ad-hoc HIV-related questions from the Global A2M team, including assessment of product viability and product preferences
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with other non-governmental partners to facilitate collaboration


  • Bachelor’s degree/tertiary degree required, with preference for candidates with an advanced degree
  • Minimum two years of professional experience required, with preference for experience in business analysis and modelling
  • Very strong problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including significant experience working in Excel
  • Ability to learn quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner
  • Ability to perform consistently at a high level in unstructured, high-pressure situations
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence and limited supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Current South Africa Department of Health employees will not be considered
  • Must have own transportation


  • Experience living and/or working in developing countries
  • Management consulting or other relevant private and public sector experience
  • Experience working in procurement and supply chain management
  • South Africa work authorization preferred

Closing date: 6 January 2013

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