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Research Associate, Global Analytics and Implementation Research
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Global Health Sciences - Analytics and Implementation Research
Posted 4 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.

Overview of Analytics and Implementation Research (AIR) Team

This Research Associate will be a member of CHAI’s Analytics and Implementation Research (AIR) Team and work closely with members from both CHAI country teams and global program teams. CHAI’s AIR Team is a results-driven team of public health experts strategically positioned at the center of CHAI’s geographic and disease priorities, maximizing health systems, and bringing innovations to scale. AIR has years of experience tackling problems within real-world health systems in resource-limited settings and a long history of well-regarded collaboration with partner governments and CHAI country and global teams. AIR’s work began in HIV and has expanded over the years alongside CHAI’s strategic focus, currently including maternal, neonatal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, vaccines, viral hepatitis, cervical cancer, COVID-19, diabetes, tuberculosis, and sickle cell disease.

Program Support Areas

This Research Associate will support work related to global sexual and reproductive health (SRH). CHAI’s SRH program aims to ensure that all individuals are empowered to access information, products and services that will meet their sexual and reproductive health needs. We aim to significantly reduce unmet need for modern contraception and the incidence of unsafe abortions in program countries. To accomplish our goals, we’re pursuing 3 strategic objectives: 1) scale up access to new and underutilized products to increase choice for women and better meet their needs and preferences; 2) increase SRH commodity security through global and country supply chain strengthening and improved financing for SRH products; and 3) design and strengthen client-centric service delivery models that will reach key populations with SRH services. At the global level, CHAI is working to ensure that a diversified supplier base can meet demand for key SRH products and ensure commodities are affordable and of high quality. We also coordinate donors and partners around a global product strategy and to shape the broader SRH ecosystem. At the country level, CHAI works with governments to develop national SRH scale-up plans with clear targets; use data to coordinate partner resources against the plan and achieve targets; strengthen national forecasting and quantification; address supply chain bottlenecks; improve health worker training; and strengthen performance management for the health system.


Underlying CHAI’s approach to all programs is our commitment to achieving sustainable, transformational change at scale by working in a way that strengthens health systems and government capabilities to improve health outcomes.

Candidate Profile

AIR is seeking a Research Associate to work with CHAI country and global teams, country government partners, and implementing partners to contribute to achieving transformational impact in CHAI’s SRMNH and HIV programs. This Research Associate will be responsible for tasks including designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, providing input on research design and protocols, developing data collection tools, monitoring and ensuring data quality, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, visualizing data through dashboards, and preparing dissemination materials and manuscripts. The ideal candidate would possess strong analytical skills, be familiar with global health and key health systems strengthening concepts and approaches, and have a robust understanding of M&E theories and techniques.

We are seeking a motivated individual with superior problem-solving and analytical skills, who is resourceful, strong at analyses and a clear communicator. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment, and function independently. The candidate may be asked to be flexible and simultaneously juggle projects across several program areas.

The candidate will be working across several projects and countries and will be based in a CHAI program country in Africa, pending leadership approval. We welcome applicants who are from, currently living in, or willing to re-locate to a CHAI program country.


  • Contribute to the planning and execution of high-impact strategies and projects to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of CHAI programs
  • Conduct literature/desk reviews and synthesis of key data to inform program design
  • Support design of monitoring and evaluation systems and tools
  • Design electronic data collection systems and support CHAI teams in collecting and managing data
  • Develop and/or maintain data dashboards for program monitoring
  • Analyze quantitative and qualtiative program data and translate findings into actionable recommendations
  • Support development of country-specific costing and impact models
  • Coordinate across internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment around evidence generation priorities and approaches
  • Build the capacity of CHAI teams to analyze and use data generated from the program activities through training and mentoring
  • Support documentation and dissemination of results and lessons learned from CHAI's work
  • Assist with program development, grant reporting, and grant management
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager


  • Masters degree in public health, economics, or a related field and 2 years of relevant work experience in a field requiring analytical problem-solving
  • Excellent skills in data management and statistical analysis, including use of software such as Stata, R, or SAS
  • Experience with program monitoring systems, dashboard development, and data visualization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into effective presentations and actionable recommendations for broad range of audience, including Ministries of Health, global donors and policy makers
  • Ability to work independently, to develop and execute work-plans, and to achieve specified goals with limited guidance and oversight in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, including an ability to manage challenging multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder situations
  • Commitment to collaborative work with a remote, geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
  • Demonstrated capacity to thrive in a work environment where juggling parallel deliverables and remote work are the norms
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to travel extensively to CHAI program countries and other locations as relevant to work (for in-country support, global meetings, etc.)
  • Experience living and/or working in Sub-Saharan Africa


  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health programs
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis

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