Viral Hep Physician Clinical Advisor

Overview:

CHAI is launching its viral hepatitis program, which will work towards improving access to treatment and diagnostics for hepatitis B and C in low and lower middle income countries. The program involves both demand-side and supply-side work to support countries to put in place robust screening and treatment programs, while supporting their access to affordable drugs and diagnostics.

The Clinical Advisor will be responsible for supporting the Global Hepatitis team and all country Hepatitis teams with clinical guidance and technical assistance. The Clinical Advisor will also be a leader in the global hepatitis community, advocating for evidence-based public health approaches to clinical guidelines.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide state-of-the-art technical assistance to CHAI country teams and their in-country partners. For example:
    • Help to design effective clinical implementation components for CHAI country programs
    • Troubleshoot programs to improve the delivery of high-quality care and treatment services
    • Advocate to the national health ministries to institute policies that are in line with scientific evidence of efficacy and cost effectiveness
    • Provide support to government partners to review and advise on materials, protocols and practices for clinical training of health workers
    • Provide site-focused assistance, including training, clinical mentoring and skills building as needed. Assistance may include but is not limited to:
      • Guideline support
      • Curriculum development
      • Training of CHAI country teams/training of in-country clinicians
      • Design of mentoring programs and orientation and supervision of mentors
    • Provide regular updates on the latest clinical science developments; review current literature and reports from scientific meetings and disseminate literature and abstracts as appropriate
    • Create and deliver presentations to CHAI staff on hepatitis diagnostics and treatment
    • Review documents, memos and proposals for scientific and clinical accuracy
    • Undertake desk-research as needed to support the development of funding proposals
    • Share best practices within regions in order to foster greater collaboration and learning between programs
    • Participate in global technical forums to advance evidence-based, public health approaches to hepatitis treatment in limited resource settings
    • Identify priority areas and strategies for future CHAI programs

Qualifications:

CHAI is seeking an experienced clinical advisor with a keen sense for how to implement health care programs in resource-limited settings:

  • Degree from an accredited school of medicine
  • Understanding of healthcare systems in resource-limited settings
  • At least 5 years of experience in public health and/or academic medicine
  • Direct experience in treatment of patients with hepatitis, experience with treating HIV co-infection a plus
  • Up to date knowledge of viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis and treatment guidelines and practices
  • Experience analyzing complex data sets including both quantitative and qualitative data is an advantage
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills
  • Respect for the political process and protocols involved in government programs
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and think strategically
  • Ability to build strong professional relationships and work as a team player
  • Self- motivated and able to work well with minimal supervision
  • Creative, flexible and resourceful and able to cope with logistical challenges

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About CHAI:

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

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