Program Associate, Maximum Impact Incubator

Website The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)


Overview of the Clinton Health Access Initiative

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 on the principle that it was morally unacceptable that millions of people were dying each year from treatable diseases. CHAI is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to strengthen and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.

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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 role


CHAI is establishing a new team to identify and incubate programs across its entire portfolio that generate significant health impact through highly cost-effective programming. This ‘Maximum Impact Incubator’ team has the exciting and challenging aim of evaluating and prioritizing the most cost-effective and scalable opportunities for new programs aligned with the Effective Altruism philosophy of maximizing the benefit of available resources.


As Program Associate within the Incubator, you will be responsible for working with CHAI program and country teams, philanthropic partner(s) and senior leadership to source, evaluate, prioritize, recommend, and seek funding for highly cost-effective programs. You will work closely with technical and generalist staff on the Incubator team, CHAI program and country teams, and other stakeholders to conduct rigorous analysis of prospective programs. Activities will include helping to conduct literature reviews, collate data on program impact and costs, conducting quantitative analysis of cost effectiveness, and analyzing important uncertainties and knowledge gaps requiring further investigation. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone with a curious and analytical mind who wants to drive genuine impact as we scale programs that will provide the maximum benefit to the lives of millions of people globally.


There is flexibility in the base location for this role, pending leadership approval.


As a Program Associate, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing a strategic framework to evaluate and prioritize CHAI programs for Incubation
  • Working with CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator
  • Quantitatively modeling the impact of programs, combining independent research with inputs from CHAI teams and donor(s)
  • Collaborating with Donor(s) to align strategic framework and impact modeling
  • Presenting to senior CHAI leadership and donor organization(s) to share findings and solicit feedback on the identified programs of work
  • Overseeing pilots or country-level investigations of shortlisted programs


Please note that these may change as the project evolves.



We are seeking exceptional and highly-motivated individuals with a genuine desire to maximize global health outcomes. An ideal candidate will be described as:

  • Intellectually curious – You have a desire to dig deeper than the surface, asking questions like: Why does this intervention perform better than another? What does this new information mean for my current conclusions? How might this intervention look different in another country?
  • Insightful – You draw cogent conclusions from large amounts of analysis, sharing what is relevant for real-world challenges the Incubator team is trying to address
  • Independent – You are able to independently plan an efficient approach to solving complicated problems, proactively identifying and taking next steps to progress your work, reliably delivering on this plan and managing team expectations
  • Practical – You demonstrate judgement in how you allocate your efforts when balancing multiple priorities, focusing on the most decision-critical aspects and dynamically change these priorities in response to changing circumstances
  • Analytical – You are comfortable working with large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data and effectively extracting logical conclusions and recommendations from this analysis
  • Communicative – You can respectfully and effectively navigate varied and sensitive stakeholder environments, including in-country teams to senior donor executives
  • Rigorous – You take pride in your work and have high-standards for what you produce, creating analysis that can stand up to the scrutiny of internal and external parties
  • Passionate – You are passionate about helping improve global health as much as possible


There is no ‘perfect’ candidate for this role. We are seeking dedicated and passionate individuals who want to make a difference in global health outcomes. Whatever your background, if this role excites you, please apply.




  • Minimum 3 years of business experience in the private sector in a fast paced, results-oriented work environment (e.g., strategy consulting, investment banking, pharmaceuticals)
  • Available for up to 20-30% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • English language fluency, both written and verbal


  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized team
  • Experience in vaccines, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals
  • Experience working in or supporting LMICs

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