Associate (State Engagement Lead), Type 1 Diabetes

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The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.

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In India, CHAI works in partnership with its India registered affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States’ levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF supports government partners across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, COVID-19, common cancers, sexual and reproductive health, immunization, and essential medicines.

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Program Overview

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1D) is an auto-immune disease characterized by reduced ability to produce insulin in the body. T1D usually develops in children, adolescents, or young adults, leading to a lifetime dependence on insulin for survival. The condition is associated with a significant strain and poor quality of life, and leading to a high financial burden, for people living with Type 1 Diabetes (PLT1D) and their families. However, with access to timely diagnostic, initiation on treatment and proper management of the condition, people living with T1D can lead healthy and productive lives, while achieving life expectancy comparable to the general population.

There are an estimated 9.4 million PLT1D globally, with India having the second highest share accounting for 8%-10% of the global prevalence. However, nearly 18% of children and adolescents with T1D (~0.3 million) live in India, the highest in the world. The incidence of T1D in the 0-19 age group is increasing more than any other age group. The estimated global incidence of T1D in 0-19 age group was 8.15 per 100,000 in 2024 and is estimated to increase to 13.95 per 100,000 by 2040.

While the burden of T1D has continued to rise over the years, survival has remained poor. Survival rates for children and adolescents with T1D in India is worse compared to countries with similar socio-economic development. On average, a child diagnosed with T1D at the age of 10 years lives only an additional 29 years of healthy life, contributing to premature mortality and loss of productivity.

There is an urgent need to strengthen access to services and care for Type 1 Diabetes. WJCF’s Type 1 Diabetes program aims at strengthening and improving access to quality T1D care in India, with the overall goal of achieving longer, healthier, and more productive lives for People Living with Type 1 Diabetes (PLT1D). The program aims to address critical barriers to access and delivery of quality T1D care in India by building awareness, improving access to detection, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services and care, enabling treatment adherence and self-management, and strengthening governance and policy framework for delivery of T1D care.

Position summary

WJCF seeks a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual with outstanding credentials and demonstrated analytical and stakeholder management abilities for the role of Associate (State Engagement Lead), Type 1 Diabetes program (Madhya Pradesh). The Associate will lead the program implementation in the state, aimed at strengthening delivery of services and care for Type 1 Diabetes across public health facilities. This will include developing a comprehensive understanding of the public health system, governance, and policy framework for delivery of Type 1 Diabetes care and understanding barriers in access to care. The Associate will be responsible for design and roll-out of key programmatic interventions, including outlining implementation model, leading operations, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on progress, extensive stakeholder engagement, and understanding and identifying key risks and mitigation mechanisms.

The ideal candidate should have exceptional interpersonal skills, be able to work independently, be flexible, be comfortable working and coordinating operations across cross-functional teams and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Associate role is a high impact role for professionals determined to positively impact public health outcomes and allows for rich stakeholder engagement.


  • In collaboration with Manager (Non-communicable Diseases), support development of the implementation strategy, outline workplan for team, provide administrative and managerial oversight at the state level.
  • Lead implementation of programmatic activities at the state level, including but not limited to, working with, and engaging with the program field team to plan activities, monitor implementation, and review progress.
  • Identify potential risks and challenges to the implementation and roll-out of activities and plan for / implement suitable mitigation mechanisms to address identified risks.
  • Lead the design and implementation of processes and systems for collection, management and review of programmatic data and results to monitor progress and inform strategy.
  • Build and maintain trust-based relationships with relevant government stakeholders, development partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesize and document key learnings, and support dissemination to key stakeholders through reports, briefs, presentation decks and other collaterals as needed.
  • Conduct extensive primary and secondary research including literature reviews, field surveys and interviews with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, with the aim of understanding the ecosystem for delivering T1D care and key barriers to access.
  • Support development of compelling presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders, such as progress narratives, update notes, etc.
  • Support program leadership in donor and grant management and managing the operations and finances of the program to meet deliverables within the appropriate timeframes.
  • Support with other responsibilities as requested by the program leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Public Health, Business Studies, Development Studies, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a demanding results-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing large projects, project design, and team management.
  • High level of technical proficiency with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word. Experience of using advanced analytical tools will be a plus.
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information, and prepare compelling presentations and reports.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Hindi.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Willingness to travel extensively within and outside the program states and districts.
  • Experience of working with government stakeholders and familiarity with the Indian public health system will be a plus.

Bhopal, India
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