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Deputy Regional Manager, Asia, Malaria & NTDs
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Infectious Disease - Global Malaria
Posted 6 months ago
Job Description

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:


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.

Program Overview

CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical disease (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable, treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs in the long term.

Overview of Role

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and mission-driven individual to help develop, execute, and coordinate more impactful malaria and NTD programs in the Asia region, including Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea (PNG), and potentially additional countries in the future.

The Deputy Regional Manager (DRM) should have a deep commitment to driving positive changes, be a strategic thinker, and possess strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and communication skills. Previous experience in public health, malaria, or NTDs is desired, but not required.

CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic. The DRM will join a fun, collaborative, and entrepreneurial team who are dedicated to the mission of eliminating malaria and NTDs.



  • Serve as a thought partner and trusted advisor on strategic and operational challenges and collaborate with CHAI teams to identify solutions and strengthen programs accordingly
  • Foster strong working relationships and coordinate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to help program countries in Asia progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs
  • Support CHAI’s country and regional teams to plan team priorities, implement activities, and measure progress against elimination goals and donor commitments
  • Identify opportunities, form strategies, and engage partners to expand CHAI’s areas of support and launch new programs
  • Create, refine, and ensure the quality of CHAI work products, such as strategic plans, technical guidelines, and analysis reports with the intention to further CHAI’s life-saving mission
  • Provide mentorship and management support to CHAI team members in Asia
  • With CHAI’s technical and country teams, develop reporting and other donor documents, including but not limited to programmatic updates, financial reports, concept notes, and proposals
  • Other responsibilities in Asia as needed


  • Master's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of work experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Experience in program management, planning, and strategy development
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong spoken and written English and skill in creating high-quality presentations and written reports
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a multicultural environment, especially with governments and multilateral organizations
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well independently and under pressure
  • Ability to effectively scope problems, anticipate emerging issues, and make decisions with conviction even in highly ambiguous contexts
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel 30-50%


  • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • Knowledge of malaria, NTDs, and/or other major global infectious disease problems
  • Experience working and living in Asia
  • Knowledge of Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, or Burmese language

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