Program Manager, Public and Private Partnerships
Clinton Health Access Initiative Inc
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago


The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs), while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

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The Laboratory Services Team (LST) plays a lead role at CHAI in helping increase access to high quality, reliable and affordable diagnostic services.

This includes improving the overall labs system and ensuring the timely and scaled rollout of the most appropriate screening, diagnostics and monitoring technologies.

CHAI is currently working with Ministries of Health to explore the potential for public-private partnerships (PPPs) to strengthen their laboratory systems and create long-term improvements in healthcare delivery.

CHAI will work with these countries to assess, design, negotiate and implement a public private partnership between partner governments and their respective private partners in order to realize this target impact.

CHAI is seeking a high-performing and entrepreneurial person for a key role as Program Manager. They will play a lead role in advising and developing these labs-focused partnership agreements across a number of countries.

The Program Manager will be the lab service expert for Ministries of Health and CHAI country teams to draw on for both technical and strategic guidance.

They will deliver a rigorous and timely deal development and approval process and manage high-level relationships with a broad set of internal and external stakeholders.

They will ensure rigorous and evidence-based analysis guides this process and ensures development of the most sustainable and impactful partnerships.

They will provide overall program management across participating countries.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong analytical and project management experience, expertise in resource-limited health systems, and deep commitment to contributing towards CHAI and LST’s strategic goals.

The candidate must be able to work independently and flexibly, prioritize across multiple workstreams and manage both internal and external collaborations.

They should have experience managing direct reports. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director, Laboratory Services Team.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities : resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.


  • Manage a matrixed project team to provide timely expert guidance to CHAI country teams and Ministries
  • Support engagement with national government offices to ensure they are capacitated and coordinated for timely development and approval process : Design options for PPP deals that addresses government priorities this will include defining the PPP scope and estimating the cost and impactDevelop appropriate supporting analyses to drive official decision-making process lab system gaps analysis;
  • feasibility studies of PPP models; financial and value for money analyses and moreSupport MOH and other government bodies in the process of determining and securing government approval of the dealDevelop strategic and technical recommendations for the scale up of the project

  • Work with CHAI country and global teams to set priorities, progress a number workstreams and deliver on goals across project countries.
  • This will likely include but is not limited to : Landscapes of existing laboratory services, regulatory environment and government resourcesInforming the strategy and engagement with private companies in the project country and globallyDesigning the PPP model options and the framework and supporting analyses to select the appropriate model and private partner for each country’s context

  • Lead development of recommendations for complementary public health interventions that can maximize the impact of the PPP’s diagnostic improvements : Help summarize evidence base intio actionable recommendationsWork with CHAI country teams and global technical experts to design innovative interventions that can improve models of careEstablish priority interventions and hone into funding proposals
  • Represent CHAI in relevant forums and technical working groups with Ministries and partners
  • Other responsibilities as needed
  • Qualifications

  • Master's degree, preferably in public health, public policy, or business administration
  • 7-10 years’ professional work experience and 3-5 years’ experience working at management level with demonstrated expertise in public health
  • Experience living and working in resource-limited settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, for at least 2 years
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to handle multiple work streams simultaneously, work independently and proactively manage the implementation of complex projects
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Highly entrepreneurial with strong self-motivation
  • Excellent analytical skills and high levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations, write concept notes and memos for technical and general audiences
  • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% for meetings with in-country and global stakeholders
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