Career Opporunity : Clinical Director – The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) (June 2010)

By | June 7, 2010

clinton clinic foundationBackground: The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works with partner governments in more than sixty countries on five continents to help bring effective, high-quality HIV treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. In Indonesia, CHAI supports the Government in achieving its goal of universal access to care, support and treatment for people living with HIV through support to national policy and guidelines development and implementation, strengthening the continuum of care at district and site level, and ensuring a reliable supply of treatment commodities. This approach requires clinical input at a national level as well as clinical mentorship and health systems strengthening at the district and site level.

Qualifications: CHAI is looking for a motivated, licensed and board certified physician to serve as a clinical director to provide technical support to site level mentors as well as technical and strategic inputs on national policy and programs. This position requires at least 10 years of clinical experience including specific knowledge of HIV/AIDS treatment.

The candidate should have direct experience with managing at least 100 HIV-infected patients in a longitudinal ambulatory setting, and with using all standard first and second line antiretroviral drugs, including side effect and toxicity approaches. Experience and skill in managing patients suffering with co-infections of tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C, pneumocystis, cryptococcal meningitis, diarrheal disease, and other complications is expected.

Experience with health systems strengthening and public health programs in the developing world, preferably in Asia, is essential. The ideal candidate should have the strategic and programmatic skills necessary to identify bottlenecks to scaling up treatment and develop systemic solutions necessary to overcome those blockages at all levels.

Experience working with government is a strong plus, particularly in a technical advisor role.

Knowledge of Indonesia and Bahasa Indonesia language skills are also a significant plus.

Clinical Director (Location: Jakarta)


  • Provide technical, program and policy guidance from a clinical and public health perspective from the site to the national level.
  • Provide technical direction and backstopping for clinical mentors and other field based positions as well as central level programs
  • Support mentors in developing and implementing didactic and hands-on teaching techniques to build capacity of doctors, nurses and other health care workers for HIV/AIDS treatment
  • Represent CHAI to provide technical inputs at national level meetings and technical working groups
  • Respond to requests for technical assistance from key government partners as they arise
  • Liaise with key non-governmental partners including medical education institutions and medical associations.

To apply please forward a CV and cover letter detailing how your professional experience and educational background satisfy the above qualifications to :

CHAI is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, and any other protected status.