CHAI diversity and inclusion position available (South Africa)

Closes: 6 March 2023

CHAI (Clinton Health Access Initiative) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). We work at the invitation of governments to support governments 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 alongside 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 urgently to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology.

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Overview of the DEI Director role:

As a part of CHAI’s organizational commitment to advancing our DEI work, and as the next step forward in our journey, CHAI is hiring its first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Director. Reporting into CHAI’s CEO, this leadership position has both strategic organizational influence and responsibility for the hands-on implementation of new DEI initiatives. The Director will lead the development of a vision and strategic plan that champions the importance of advancing CHAI’s values around diversity, equity and inclusion into action, both internally and in our programmatic work.

This position will be based in a CHAI program country, subject to Country Director approval. The position is expected to have up to 30% international travel.


DEI Strategy:

  • In collaboration with CHAI’s Senior Leadership Team and the DEI Committee, establish and ensure a shared understanding of DEI across CHAI.
  • In collaboration with CHAI’s DEI Committee, develop a comprehensive CHAI-wide strategy and three-to-five year strategic DEI plan that outlines specific initiatives and activities, such as organising listening sessions across the organization.
  • Proactively build and maintain strong partnerships across program, country and operations staff, and manage the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the organisation.
  • Create and facilitate forums for constructive dialogue on DEI issues and solutions across the organisation
  • Partner with CHAI leaders, Global Communications, Global and Country HR, and the DEI Committee to drive diversity-related messages throughout CHAI, including internal and external platforms.
  • Lead the creation of diversity-related metrics, reporting, and responses to donors/audit requests
  • Manage the deliverables, timelines, and budgets related to internal DEI initiatives
Host NationSouth Africa
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Closing Date06 March 2023
Eligible Candidate QualificationsDegree
CHAI Job Summary


  • Identify DEI training needs across the organization and, in partnership with country, program and HR leaders, design new training initiatives on cultural competency, gender differences, disability, PSEAH, and other topics designed to increase awareness and support of equity and inclusion values, and maintaining compliance with applicable laws. 
  • Facilitate virtual and in-person DEI training workshops to CHAI leadership, people managers and staff across the organisation.


  • Experience: Bachelor’s Degree plus 10 years work experience; or Advanced Degree plus 8 years work experience in human resources, social sciences, business or a related discipline, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Deep knowledge of DEI principles, philosophies, practices, and methodologies, and demonstrable ability to use these to inform policy and facilitate trainings across a diverse global audience
  • A fundamental understanding of current DEI issues and challenges faced by organisations in the not-for-profit sector, with particular focus on organisations with operations in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Knowledge and experience in cultural competency skills development and implementing equity, diversity and inclusion programs, trainings and educational tools
  • Experience advancing an organizational culture into one of inclusivity, equity, and diversity in a global environment

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