The Point-Of-Care Diagnostics Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate 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 Associate will help develop LST’s market-shaping strategy for fostering competition in the global diagnostics market. In doing so, the POC Diagnostics Associate 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 Associate 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.
Job ID: 3838
Location: Uganda (Kampala)
Compensation: $50k – 60k
Full Time Paid
Preferred Level of Education: MBA or MPH
Minimum Years of Experience: 3+
Preferred years of Experience: 5- 8+
Language Requirement: French, Spanish
Other Language: Portuguese
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