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Manager, New Vaccine Introductions & Immunization Service Delivery

Overview
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
Overview of CHAI's Vaccines program
Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have averted globally two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974 , whilst the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and rotavirus vaccines could save ~1 million lives per year. Furthermore, great advances in discovering and financing new vaccines provides a great opportunity for countries to further reduce burden of disease such as human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, many of them in low-income countries, as immunization programs there face unprecedented challenges.

Since 2010, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has worked to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited setting by strengthening national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem. CHAI is pursuing six complementary strategic goals:
1. Improving affordability and supply security of immunization products;
2. Accelerating the uptake of new or under-utilized vaccines;
3. Enhancing the performance of vaccine cold chain and logistics systems to increase effective immunization coverage;
4. Improving the design and implementation of service delivery to reach the unreached
5. Supporting successful transition from Gavi support; and
6. Strengthening the management system and capacity of immunization programs

CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 14 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe- and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.
Despite significant gains made in immunization coverage from 21% in 1980, global DTP3 coverage has stalled at approximately 85% since 2010, while in 2018 DTP3 coverage in West and Central Africa stagnated at 70%, and in East and Central Africa was at 81%. As a result, nearly one quarter of children under-5 in the region are under- or unimmunized. Immunization coverage is generally much lower for vaccines that are delivered via weaker or complex delivery platforms, such as maternal, neonatal, 9-month, second year and adolescent - whether current vaccines or those slated for introduction. For example, West and Central Africa has stagnated at ~70% measles conjugate vaccine / measles rubella vaccine first dose (MCV1/MR1) coverage since 2010.
CHAI will provide support to countries in strengthening decision-making for the introduction of new vaccines, securing resources (e.g. from Gavi) for introduction support, and planning appropriately for introductions in order to achieve high coverage swiftly and sustainably. In particular, CHAI will focus on support in Gavi-eligible countries that have yet to introduce HPV, PCV, and Rota, and consider future introductions of upcoming Gavi supported vaccines. CHAI will also develop, test, and scale innovative service delivery interventions in focus countries, with the objective to increase coverage in priority populations in a way that can be scaled and sustained by governments. CHAI will support governments to (i) improve the planning and the performance management of immunization sessions; (ii) improve the linkages of maternal and newborn health services with immunization to increase routine immunization coverage and strengthen the neonatal platform used for OPV, BCG, and HepB birth dose; (iii) increase the routine coverage of the nine-month platform (when vaccines against measles, yellow fever, meningitis A or Typhoid should be administered); and (iv) develop better informed coverage plans and support the implementation of key service delivery strategies to target unimmunized children. CHAI will distill the tools and lessons learned from this work in focus countries and disseminate them to the global community.
Location: This role has flexibility to be based in a CHAI program country, pending country team leadership approval. Base location in a sub-Saharan Africa program country is strongly preferred.


Responsibilities

As part of the Global Vaccines Delivery team the Manager, New Vaccine Introductions and Service Delivery (NVISD), will work in collaboration with his/her direct reports, country and program leadership to: (i) support program and grant management, (ii) develop CHAI's vaccines program in the area of new vaccine introductions and service delivery for immunization, (iii) provide strategic and programmatic support for the design and implementation of work in focus countries, and (iv) improve national and global practices and policies related to new vaccine introductions and service delivery. His/her work will help to achieve and sustain immunization program outcomes, and also serve as a blueprint to identify powerful interventions to improve health systems which could be adapted for other primary health care programs.

1) Support program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership
• Manage a team of ~5 global associates/technical advisors focusing on new vaccine introductions and service delivery
• Support development of program-wide and country-specific objectives, strategies and milestones regarding new vaccine introductions and service delivery for immunization
• In collaboration with country team and regional manager, regularly assess progress against program objectives in areas of focus and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, key risks & opportunities, and action plan going forward
• Help improve program team effectiveness and engagement

2) Develop CHAI's vaccines program in the area of new vaccine introduction and immunization service delivery, in collaboration with program and country leadership
• Develop/update CHAI's strategy and thought leadership related to new vaccine introductions and immunization service delivery, both at global and country level, to increase CHAI's effectiveness and impact
• Support fundraising and grant proposal and budget development in line with CHAI's strategy, model, competing priorities and capabilities, both at country and global level
• Support ramp up of new CHAI staff and of new focus countries and strengthen capabilities of existing CHAI staff, leveraging the institutional knowledge from CHAI
• Identify how this work related and builds other CHAI's in-country objectives (e.g. improving vaccine supply chain, supporting sub-national level management systems, ensuring successful transition from Gavi support, etc.), which often require building on strong horizontal management structures. Put in place appropriate mechanisms to ensure cross-fertilization across these objectives.

3) Provide strategic and programmatic support for the design and implementation of work in focus countries to dramatically and sustainably improve immunization service delivery and new vaccine introductions, in collaboration with direct reports and regional manager
• Contribute to the design, planning and implementation of high-impact work with directs and country teams to achieve high and sustainable coverage of new and routine vaccines in CHAI focus countries. Projects to support will include:
o Strategize for the efficient and effective rollout of new vaccines while maintaining line of sight for improving routine immunizations
o Improve country sustainability of complex new vaccines targeting older age cohorts
o Strengthening in-country decision making bodies for designing multi-year new vaccine introduction strategies
o Design-Test-Monitor and iterate on pilot service delivery interventions to reduce dropout and zero-dose children while providing strategic guidance toward potential scale and sustainability of localized interventions
• Drive continuous development and effective dissemination and use of programmatic "tool kit", lessons learned, and other know-how related to service delivery across CHAI's vaccines program focus countries. Elements of the tool kits may include, but are not limited to:
o Resource allocation and planning of outreach sessions, including “rule of thumb” guidance for estimating resource needs for outreaches from available data (e.g. population distance to facility), especially in instances where bottom-up estimates from facilities or communities are unavailable
o Improved global policies and guidelines to ensure better coordination across EPI and MNH programs (e.g. updating of WHO's Safe Birth Checklist to include HepB birth dose vaccination prior to mother/newborn discharge from health facility)
o Technical support (tools, information and lessons learned developed across CHAI's work) provided to country governments and partners and through global mechanisms that support service delivery and/or new vaccine interventions
• Support program redesign in light of COVID-19 pandemic and its affects on routine and new immunizations

4) Improve national and global practices and policies related to new vaccine introductions and service delivery, in collaboration with direct reports and program leadership
• Develop productive relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., WHO, Gavi, BMGF, UNICEF, PATH, JSI, IHME) and foster effective exchange of know-how with partners
• Become a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global immunization community
• Disseminate CHAI's programmatic insights into the global immunization community and inform global policies and country practices beyond CHAI focus countries, including through Global working groups (e.g., EPI manager meetings, WHO hosted regional meetings, antigen specific global working groups, etc.)

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree (Masters-level or above preferred) in a relevant field
• Minimum 7 years of work experience in a fast-paced, demanding environment
• Proven team management skills with a good eye for people development/coaching
• Excellent strategic thinker and communicator with problem-solving and analytical skills
• Excellent stakeholder management and negotiation skills; interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and often remote environment
• Strong project management skills, ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
• Ability to adapt and manage changing priorities, timelines, and programmatic objectives
• Entrepreneurial and result-oriented mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
• Strong commitment to CHAI's and the team's mission, dedicated team player
• Ability to travel extensively (at least 35% of time) to focus countries and other locations as needed for work
Advantages
• Knowledge of vaccines, service delivery at facility and community level, and/or primary health care systems
• Experience in resource limited settings

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Expiring: Nov 21, 2020
Regional Manager in Nigeria , Nigeria

Overview

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI's Vaccines Delivery Program

Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have averted globally two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974, whilst the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and rotavirus vaccines could save ~1 million lives per year. Furthermore, great advances in discovering and financing new vaccines provides a great opportunity for countries to further reduce burden of disease such as human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, many of them in low-income countries, as immunization programs there face unprecedented challenges.

In 2010, CHAI launched a vaccine program to reduce mortality and morbidity from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services through national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem. Since then, CHAI has become a core partner in the immunization space and is pursuing five complementary strategic objectives:
1. Improving affordability and supply security of vaccines;
2. Accelerating the uptake of new or under-utilized vaccines;
3. Improving effective immunization coverage and reaching the unreached;
4. Supporting successful transition from Gavi support; and
5. Strengthening the management system and capacity of immunization programs
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 15 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cambodia and Vietnam, and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.

Responsibilities
CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager, Global Vaccines Delivery to work with a set of focus program countries in West Africa including Cameroon, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. There might be other countries in the region that get under the regional manager's oversight. The Regional Manager will work as a member of the CHAI's global vaccines team and work alongside CHAI's country teams to help government partners improve national improve immunization programs.

This is relatively a newer role in the Global Vaccines Delivery team so it will be continued to be refined as Regional Managers start their activities. Hence, one key expectation for this role is the ability to contribute to making this role a success by providing feedback and adapting the role as needed.

They will be expected to manage strong internal and external relationships, develop an exceptional team, work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, and provide effective management to execute high-impact programs. The Regional Manager will have substantial opportunity to shape CHAI's approach in developing these programs across focus countries.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and management skills. The candidate must be able to drive the development and implementation of this program with significant autonomy, have deep personal commitment to producing results, and have the ability to lead in a challenging and multi-cultural professional environment.

Responsibilities

Overview of In-Country Responsibilities
1. Strategy and fundraising of the vaccines program in-country
• Work with country and global technical staff to develop or update evidence-based and technically sound strategic plans to improve immunization outcomes in-country and to contribute to advancing the immunization agenda globally
• Inform CHAI's global vaccines strategy with priority country needs and insights
• Support country fundraising and grant development in line with CHAI's vaccine strategy, model, competing priorities and capabilities, both at country and global level.

2. In-country planning of effective immunization programs, building on local and cross-country insights, needs, and capabilities
• Support country teams in developing and revising effective priorities, milestones and costed work-plans (at the level of grant, the upcoming year and quarters), and ensure those plans reflect program objectives, funding parameters, CHAI's programmatic know-how, and synergies across CHAI focus countries
• Plan with country management and global technical managers priorities for and high-level allocation of global team support
• Support the development and revision of multi-year income allocation across all vaccines work and in alignment with program priorities and funding, including working with country teams to determine annual allocations and identify under- or over-spends

3. In-country implementation and progress review across entire vaccines program in-country
• Ensure global support to country implementation is effective
o Work with country program manager, and in conjunction with other relevant global staff, to ensure critical decisions and deliverables reflect the best of CHAI, are taking into account lessons learned from other geographies, global strategies and policies and are made in the spirit of joint accountability
o Work with country management to foster effective and collegial collaboration between global and country team members (e.g., regularly monitoring communication and collaboration; promoting good practices and mutual understanding; troubleshooting issues as they arise)
• Provide management support for in-country implementation as needed
o Support country teams to manage implementation of all ongoing immunization programs, including hiring, staffing, or other general management issues
o Work with country management to strengthen management capacity and programmatic expertise as needed
• Monitor progress against target results and provide troubleshooting support and redirect efforts as needed
o Organize regular joint review of program performance with country and global leadership
o Regularly assess progress against targets, identify operational bottlenecks or risks, and work with country and global leadership to strengthen programs as necessary
• Work with country teams to develop strong and timely programmatic and financial updates for donor reporting and engage effectively donors.
• Contribute to sharing insights and lessons learned with other CHAI countries and with global partners

Overview of transversal responsibilities
1. Engagement between global vaccines delivery team, country teams, and other stakeholders
• Streamline communications between global leadership and global staff and country teams, and provide regular updates on opportunities and progress to each
• Engage with relevant partners for the countries in the region (notably WHO and UNICEF regional offices, Gavi regional manager) to foster better collaboration and results in-country

2. Design and implementation of Regional Manager model, in collaboration with global vaccines delivery
• Communicate on the role and rationale & value-add within CHAI
• Identify improvement opportunities on the role as it is designed and implemented
• Develop and regularly update key processes and tools to support regional managers' effectiveness

3. Leadership role in the vaccines program, as a key member of the global vaccine management team
• Contribute as a member of the global vaccine management team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI's vaccines program and team
• Represent CHAI and scope of work externally
• Role model CHAI values and mission

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree and at least 6 years of working experience in the private or public sector with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
• At least 3 years of program management experience with wider portfolio of technical areas or program countries and experience of team management
• Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to create persuasive presentations and written reports
• Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple teams, including priority setting, planning, budgeting, performance review and management; and influencing with limited authority
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
• Ability to balance and find productive trade-offs between various tensions (personal style, incentives, timeframe)
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a complex and multicultural environment with occasional tensions or conflicts
• High emotional intelligence, patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
• Strong organizational abilities
• Ability to travel, mainly to CHAI focus countries and other global/regional engagements (approximately 35% of the time)

Advantages
• Past experience of working at CHAI
• Prior experience in public health especially governance, systems strengthening, financing and /or management of operations at sub-national level, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
• Prior experience in management consulting
• Strong experience of engaging with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries
• Professional proficiency in a second language of a CHAI vaccine program country
• Knowledge of vaccines, health systems strengthening, and/or health financing

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Expiring: Nov 20, 2020
Epidemiologist, Research Associate, West Africa , Senegal

Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.

In parts of West Africa, CHAI provides technical and managerial assistance to national malaria programs in order to accelerate policy changes, ensure sufficient supply commodities, generate demand among health providers and patients and ensure adequate monitoring and troubleshooting mechanisms are in place to track progress. In addition, CHAI is also supporting national malaria programs to identify the bottlenecks and potential solutions in surveillance systems, specifically to improve the collection, reporting, analysis and use of data for programmatic decision-making. Benin and Burkina Faso are the newest additions to CHAI’s portfolio in the region, where initial efforts will be focused on conducting country-specific surveillance landscaping assessments. Similar assessments are expected to be conducted in two additional countries and therefore a total of four countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Overview of Role:

CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong public health experience and analytical skills to support the expanded surveillance and analytics scope of work across West Africa, with an initial focus on Benin and Burkina Faso. The project will initially focus on the design and implementation of a landscaping assessment to identify of critical technical, operational and financial bottlenecks in surveillance (data collection, reporting, analysis and feedback) at all levels of the health system (health facility up to national) in 2-4 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and provide prioritized recommendations to address these gaps. Specific activities will include: desktop review of relevant policy, scientific and grey literature, qualitative assessments of surveillance system performance through interviews with key stakeholders at national and local level, as well as other relevant partners, designing and implementing health facility survey to quantify the performance of surveillance system, and epidemiological analysis of malaria surveillance, case management, entomological and intervention data and key malaria indicators.

The individual will report to the Technical advisor for East, Central, West Africa and work with team members across CHAI’s Global, Regional and Country Malaria Teams and will therefore need to possess strong communication and organizational skills. It is expected that the Research Associate will need to collaborate with government programs, academics and public health agencies to ensure CHAI’s work is complementary and not duplicative other ongoing efforts. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic.

This position will be ideally based in Dakar, Senegal; or other countries within West Africa based on country leadership approvals.

Responsibilities:
- Implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;
- Design and facilitate surveillance assessments and related projects: identifying knowledge gaps, defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design, seeking IRB, formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors, data management, analysis, and dissemination;
- Organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis, data management and conduct statistical analyses;
- Appropriately and concisely visualize data in the form of charts and maps;
- Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities such monitoring and evaluation of existing activities, study implementation and all data cleaning, management and analysis tasks;
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, with support from program managers;
- Synthesize results, translate them to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications internally and externally at international venues;
- Any other tasks identified.

Qualifications:
- Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related field preferred;
- Fluent in English and French languages;
- 2 years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership, including in program management;
- Experience conducting and managing epidemiological surveys in country, including the analysis of surveillance and survey data;
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation of surveillance systems and/or public health programs;
- Experience working and communicating with government officials and other external partners;
- Familiarity with disease surveillance and strengthening information systems;
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications;
- Familiarity with data entry, data management and data epidemiological analysis using statistical software (R, SAS, STATA and/or other relevant software);
- Ability to work independently in remote and unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges;
- Ability to collaborate and operate as part of a multi-cultural team;
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills;
- Enthusiasm for applying research methods to solve global health problems; and
- Willingness to travel (50% of time).

Advantages:
- Experience working in fast-paced, output-oriented environments such as management consulting, investment banking or industry;
- Experience living or working in high-risk countries;
- Experience working with a decentralized team;
- Experience working with surveillance platforms (e.g. DHIS2) and data collection tools (e.g. ODK and Survey CTO); and
- Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems.

Please apply through our career portal at this link: https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/9341/epidemiologist%2c-research-associate%2c-west-africa/job?mode=view

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Expiring: Oct 21, 2019
Regional Manager, Global Malaria - West Africa , Senegal

Overview
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their malaria programs and reduce the burden of this preventable, treatable disease. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of malaria-related illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards malaria elimination in the long term.
Overview of Role
CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager to guide the provision of technical and operational assistance to national and sub-national malaria control programs in West Africa including but not limited to Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, the Democractic Republic of the Congo, and Benin. The Regional Manager will help CHAI country programs and government partners strengthen case management, surveillance, and response systems to reduce malaria-related deaths and accelerate progress towards elimination. The candidate must have excellent communications skills, patience, and cultural sensitivity, as s/he will be working on complex topics with a diverse set of global and country partners. The Regional Manager will have significant opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach to supporting malaria programs across a set of country programs. S/he will have strong quantitative analysis skills and exceptional ability to communicate the implications of analyses clearly and concisely in French and English. S/he will work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, manage communications across countries, regions, and teams, organize CHAI’s work, and provide effective management support to execute high-impact programs.
The position requires a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills. The successful candidate does not need to have prior expertise in malaria, but s/he must have the capacity to rapidly absorb new concepts and be comfortable communicating these to a technical audience. S/he must exhibit a passion for results and commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be able to function efficiently in a semi-independent setting, excel at multi-tasking, and drive multiple work flows forward. CHAI places great value on the following qualities in its staff: resourcefulness, responsibility, patience, tenacity, humility, independence, energy, and work ethic.


Responsibilities
• Coordinate CHAI’s support to national malaria programs in West Africa to help strengthen systems and achieve audacious programmatic goals on aggressive timelines
• Work closely with CHAI country offices and global technical staff to identify key gaps in malaria programs and health systems, devise evidence-based solutions, and develop and update evidence-based and technically sound strategic and operational plans
• Support CHAI country offices to manage implementation of strategies and activities as needed, managing inputs from CHAI technical staff to improve surveillance, vector control, case management, and program management
• Support program design and development in new countries, including direct support to national malaria programs (where relevant)
• Prioritize and coordinate support from global technical teams to backstop in-country activities, ensure technical soundness of strategies, and achieve program progressSupport development of annual work plans and assist country teams to manage effective implementation of planned activities
• Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and help devise solutions to strengthen programs as necessary
• Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by CHAI team members, including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports and implementation updates, and/or communications with partners
• Streamline communications and knowledge-sharing between global, regional, and country-based team-members
• Facilitate coordination of activities between country offices within the region and act as liaison for learning from other regions
• Synthesize CHAI’s best practices, products, and approaches and work to institutionalize knowledge to maintain consistency of CHAI support across countries and regions
• Support grant management, including development of concept notes, proposals, donor reports, and contractual agreements, and coordinate development of programmatic and financial updates.
• Represent CHAI at regional meetings and conferences, and develop and maintain relationships with regional partners to ensure coordinated activities.
• Identify regional financial or staffing gaps and support development of donor proposals or other solutions to fill them
• Other responsibilities as needed


Qualifications
• Master’s degree in relevant field (public health, biology, social sciences, business, or a related field)
• 3-5 years of experience in a demanding private sector or public health environment, such as strategy consulting, or managing complex technical projects, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
• English and French fluency
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts, in unstructured settings and to adapt to new environments and challenges
• Self-starter with demonstrated experience launching new projects or initiatives
• Strong quantitative, presentation, and writing skills, including fluency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
• Excellent written and oral communications skills, including report-writing skills
• Exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent organization and management skills, including time management and project management
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities in remote settings
• Ability to be effective, patient, and thoughtful in high-pressure situations
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and multicultural environment
• Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, act upon technical information and translate scientific knowledge into actionable insights for decision-making
• Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
• Ability and willingness to travel frequently (~60% time) and extensively across West Africa, including to countries with high security risks
Advantages:
• Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations in Africa
• Knowledge of malaria or other global infectious diseases;
• Experience living or working in high-risk countries
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Expiring: Aug 11, 2019
Analyst, Vaccine Cold Chain and Supply Chain , Kenya

Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI Vaccines is looking for a service delivery analyst to support in implementing the immunization service delivery strategy within the CHAI vaccines program in Kenya. The vision of this program will be to assist the Government of Kenya to reach its goal of routine immunization coverage for all children. This will be achieved by enabling the Ministry of Health to improve the service delivery, reduce drop out and implement national and county strategic plans to improve coverage.

The service delivery analyst will be part of an established team in Kenya that works very closely with the Ministry of Health’s National Vaccine and Immunization program (NVIP), interacting on a regular basis with government officials, NGOs and civil society.

Responsibilities:

Closely follow the performance and objectively provide feedback to the NVIP and counties on coverage and provide technical support when need arises.
Provide technical assistance to NVIP and County health management teams in the implementation of NVIP’s program strategic plans.
In collaboration with NVIP, county and the sub county health management teams (HMTs) to support the provision of operational level training and management level training related to HCW and managerial training at all levels.
Participate in the adaptation and development of county specific interventions based on the national level NVIP strategic plan.
Participate in conducting of baseline, mid-term and end line assessments of key critical activities related to service delivery modules.
Support the selected Counties in the management of NVIP 5 year strategic plan.
Lead the process of conducting ongoing assessment of the gaps in the service delivery of immunization services and identify areas of intervention for NVIP.
Document best practices and lessons drawn by the program in the implementation of the HSS and CCEOP and other national immunization programs.
Prepare regular reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.) of the immunization program in select counties.
Disseminate information from CHAI and other sources on immunization and vaccination issues to stakeholders.
Assist the national team in the process of documentation in providing the necessary data needed in preparation of documents.
Execute other additional responsibilities as per immediate supervisor’s direction.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (preference for Masters’ level)
3-5 years of work experience in a demanding results-driven environment
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Strong analytical skills with proficiency at Microsoft Excel
Ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders and quickly demonstrate credibility
Strong communication skills – written and verbal, including proficiency at Microsoft PowerPoint
Strong process management skills, high level of organisation and good attention to detail
Deep experience in programme management and project delivery, ability to work proactively within a context of ambiguity and to remain focused on impact
Proven track record working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments
First-hand experience of strategic capability building, with previous exposure to strategy work at organization level
Experience working with government institutions
Personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility and strong work ethic
Experience working on health related issues in resource-limited settings
Knowledge of health systems strengthening and/or global healthcare systems

Expiring: Apr 05, 2019
Analyst, Immunization Service Delivery , Kenya

Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

CHAI Vaccines is looking for a service delivery analyst to support in implementing the immunization service delivery strategy within the CHAI vaccines program in Kenya. The vision of this program will be to assist the Government of Kenya to reach its goal of routine immunization coverage for all children. This will be achieved by enabling the Ministry of Health to improve the service delivery, reduce drop out and implement national and county strategic plans to improve coverage.

The service delivery analyst will be part of an established team in Kenya that works very closely with the Ministry of Health’s National Vaccine and Immunization program (NVIP), interacting on a regular basis with government officials, NGOs and civil society.

Responsibilities:

Closely follow the performance and objectively provide feedback to the NVIP and counties on coverage and provide technical support when need arises.
Provide technical assistance to NVIP and County health management teams in the implementation of NVIP’s program strategic plans.
In collaboration with NVIP, county and the sub county health management teams (HMTs) to support the provision of operational level training and management level training related to HCW and managerial training at all levels.
Participate in the adaptation and development of county specific interventions based on the national level NVIP strategic plan.
Participate in conducting of baseline, mid-term and end line assessments of key critical activities related to service delivery modules.
Support the selected Counties in the management of NVIP 5 year strategic plan.
Lead the process of conducting ongoing assessment of the gaps in the service delivery of immunization services and identify areas of intervention for NVIP.
Document best practices and lessons drawn by the program in the implementation of the HSS and CCEOP and other national immunization programs.
Prepare regular reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly etc.) of the immunization program in select counties.
Disseminate information from CHAI and other sources on immunization and vaccination issues to stakeholders.
Assist the national team in the process of documentation in providing the necessary data needed in preparation of documents.
Execute other additional responsibilities as per immediate supervisor’s direction.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree (preference for Masters’ level)
3-5 years of work experience in a demanding results-driven environment
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Strong analytical skills with proficiency at Microsoft Excel
Ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders and quickly demonstrate credibility
Strong communication skills – written and verbal, including proficiency at Microsoft PowerPoint
Strong process management skills, high level of organisation and good attention to detail
Deep experience in programme management and project delivery, ability to work proactively within a context of ambiguity and to remain focused on impact
Proven track record working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments
First-hand experience of strategic capability building, with previous exposure to strategy work at organization level
Experience working with government institutions
Personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility and strong work ethic
Experience working on health related issues in resource-limited settings
Knowledge of health systems strengthening and/or global healthcare systems

Apply online: https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/8919/analyst%2c-immunization-service-delivery/job

Expiring: Apr 05, 2019
Associate, Cold Chain Equipment , United States



Overview
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
CHAI's Vaccines program
Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have, across the globe, averted two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974. The introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and rotavirus vaccines could save a further ~1 million lives per year. Furthermore, great advances in the development and financing of new vaccines provides countries the opportunity to further reduce the burden of diseases such as human papillomavirus (HPV).
However, despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases. Many of these are in low-income countries, where immunization programs face unprecedented challenges in accessing vaccines and ensuring they reach all targeted children.
Since 2010, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has worked to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited setting. CHAI does this by strengthening national immunization programs at the country level, and the leveraging that experience to improve the global immunization ecosystem. Within that effort, CHAI is pursuing six complementary strategic goals:
1. Improving affordability and supply security of immunization products;
2. Accelerating the uptake of new or under-utilized vaccines;
3. Enhancing the performance of vaccine cold chain and logistics systems to increase effective immunization coverage;
4. Improving the design and implementation of service delivery to reach the unreached;
5. Supporting successful transition from Gavi support; and
6. Strengthening the management system and capacity of immunization programs.
CHAI's vaccine program closely supports the national immunization programs in 11 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam - and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.
Cold Chain Equipment
Most vaccines must be stored and transported at refrigerated temperatures of two to eight degrees Celsius to maintain their potency. This network of storage and transport points is known as the “cold chain”, and is the backbone of immunization programs around the world.
However, countries often struggle to maintain their cold chains in good condition, particularly as an influx of newer vaccines increases the strain on an already-taxed system. For example:
• A recent study estimated that 37% percent of vaccines in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) are exposed to freezing temperatures while in storage, risking their effectiveness. A further 20% is exposed while in transport.
• Countries’ existing cold chains are often under-capacity to store new, life-saving vaccines. For example, the introduction of PCV and Rotavirus vaccines increases storage demands by 232% per fully immunized child.
• Finally, maintaining this equipment in good condition is a complicated task, and many countries struggle to find and manage the necessary resources. As a result, Gavi estimates that over 20% of existing cold chain equipment (CCE) is non-functional today, disrupting both supply chains and immunization services.
To manage this, countries must improve both the makeup and management of their cold chains. In practice, this means enabling immunization programs to:
• Equip their cold chain with sufficient and high-performing storage and transport capacity, with that aim of ensuring consistent vaccine availability and potency.
• Manage the performance of the cold chain, including both monitoring platforms and the systems that maintain equipment in functional condition.
• Identify cold chain interventions (e.g. network extension) that can increase the reach and accessibility of immunization services.
• Implement logistics systems in a sustainable and affordable manner, to ensure that provide performance over the long term.
Base location for this position is flexible, with a strong preference for one of CHAI’s Vaccine Program focus countries in Africa or Asia, pursuant to CHAI country team leadership approval. Significant travel (at least 35%) is expected.


Responsibilities
We are seeking an Associate to join the Global Vaccines Delivery Team to strengthen CHAI's work in Cold Chain Infrastructure and Management, both at global level and in focal countries. This role falls within the global Cold Chain Logistics (CCL) team, which works with governments to remove cold- and supply-chain issues as a barrier to improved coverage.
Key responsibilities for this role include (but are not limited to) the following:
1 – In collaboration with CHAI country teams, CCL team leadership/members, and regional managers, provide high-value strategic and programmatic support to dramatically improve the performance of country cold chains
• Provide critical input on the approaches needed to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to cold chain, in line with the program strategy and model
• Support development of both program-wide and country-specific objectives and strategies regarding cold chain, emphasizing ambitious and transformational goals
• Contribute to the design, planning and execution of high-impact projects to sustainably transform the vaccines cold chain in CHAI focal countries. Projects could include:
o Supporting in-country and global efforts to procure and deploy high-performing cold chain equipment, with a focus on the design and implementation of Gavi’s $250M Gavi Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP)
o Introducing effective cold chain management systems, with a focus on the routine performance monitoring, maintenance of CCE, and planning for capacity needs
o Identifying cold chain network extension strategies that increase access to immunization in under-served and/or low coverage areas
o Supporting the piloting of next-generation vaccine carriers and coldboxes, and developing business cases to bring successful products to scale
2 – Support CHAI’s ability to deliver high-quality and impactful work across diverse operating contexts and content areas
• Support the continuous development and effective dissemination of programmatic strategy across CHAI teams, including the development ‘tool kits’, lessons learned, and other know-how related to cold chain
• Support the ramp up of new and existing CHAI staff (at both global level and in focus countries) in cold chain topics, leveraging the institutional knowledge from the CHAI vaccines program and new insights developed by the associate
3 – Inform global practices and policies related to vaccines cold chain
• Cultivate robust evidence bases, insightful analytical perspectives, and lessons-learned from CHAI and other partners in order to inform global policies/practices and promote improved cold chain outcomes
• Distill CHAI’s programmatic insights into formats that can influence the global immunization community, global policies and country practices beyond CHAI focus countries. This includes supporting CHAI’s participation in key working groups (e.g., EPI manager meetings, ESA regional meetings, Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee, CCEOP Working Group, TechNet, etc.)
• Develop and expand productive relationships with critical global stakeholders (e.g., Gavi, BMGF, UNICEF SD/PD, PATH, JSI, VillageReach) and foster effective exchange of know-how across them
4 – Support program and grant management -- with a focus on vaccines cold chain work -- in collaboration with program, regional and country leadership
• Assess progress against overall objectives and milestones in focus areas and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, action plan going forward, and key risks/opportunities
• Working with regional and program management, ensure that progress is properly monitored and evaluated, in line with grant commitments and internal review needs
• Contribute as a member of the global vaccine team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, helping identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team

Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree (Master’s preferred); preference for fields related to business, health policy, logistics systems
• At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
• Exceptional skills in problem-solving and system design
• Strong analytical skills, including qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. data, business case, and health impact analyses)
• Excellent communication skills in English, including synthesis and presentation across common business media (summary reports, slide decks, other presentations)
• Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, with a proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural (and often remote) work environment
• Demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into an effective presentations and actionable recommendations for a broad range of audiences, anticipating working in-country (e.g. Ministries of Health, district officials) and globally (e.g. donors, policy makers)
• High emotional intelligence, patience and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations. This includes a proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a complex environment with occasional tensions or conflicts
• Proven project management skills, including the ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment, handling multiple tasks simultaneously
• Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to set priorities, self-motivate, propose and implement new initiatives
• Strong commitment to CHAI’s and the Vaccine team’s mission; a dedicated team player
• Ability to travel extensively (at least 35% of time) to focus countries and other locations as need for work (for in-country support, global working groups, conferences, etc.)
Advantages
• Knowledge of vaccines, health programs, health supply chains, or cold chain
• Understanding of capacity development and change management approaches
• Experience in a top tier management or supply chain consulting firm
• Experience working with in developing countries or ‘last mile’ operating environments – preferably within health or public sectors

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Expiring: Mar 14, 2019
Senior Program Officer, Human Resources for Health , Sierra Leone

OVERVIEW
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (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 create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

The team in Sierra Leone has been engaged by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery in the wake of the devastating Ebola crisis and has evolved that support to a broader health system strengthening approach. This is a unique moment for Sierra Leone as global attention offers the country an opportunity to build a more resilient and robust health system. The MoHS has taken this opportunity to think strategically and ambitiously about their plans for the future and CHAI has supported these efforts--with a particular focus on dramatically improving the number, skill, and distribution of its health workforce across Sierra Leone. The national HRH Strategy 2017-2021 is currently being implemented and CHAI is supporting decentralization of HRH management, increasing rural retention, and developing continuous education plans, as well as increasing quality of training.

CHAI has been working with the Directorate of HRH of the MoHS and related agencies, such as the Health Services Commission and key HRH working groups, to assist the MoHS in:

-Clearly articulating HRH challenges;
-Generating data and analysis around the health workforce to inform decision-making and planning;
-Developing specific plans and policies in response to those needs;
-Improving data management processes and structures to enable informed decision-making on an ongoing basis.

The Senior Program Officer will report to the HRH Program Manager and will be an integral member of the CHAI Sierra Leone HRH team contributing to critical projects—especially the implementation of the Sierra Leone HRH Strategy 2017-2021. Because of the fluid nature of our work, specific responsibilities may change over time.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

General
-Create evidence needed to develop a long-term training plan for the health workforce and an action plan to increase rural retention of health workers—including design of data collection tools and analysis of different data sets

Health Workforce Financing
-Oversee work to strengthen health workforce financing by providing compelling evidence to advocate for increased allocations and presenting innovative mechanisms for improving health financing
-Collaborate with counterparts across relevant Ministries, including the MoHS Health Financing Unit, the office of the MoHS Permanent Secretary, the MoHS Directorate of Financial Resources, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development Budget Bureau, the Accountant General’s Department, and other relevant stakeholders
-Strengthen the design of the national health insurance scheme, and support the roll out of the scheme, with a focus on implications for the health workforce and ongoing decentralization processes

Implementation of HRH Strategy 2017-2021
-Work alongside counterparts in districts to improve available evidence and decision-making for increased HR management decentralization
-Lead the costing of various interventions—including a resource mapping against the HRH Strategy 2017-2021
-Provide advice on evaluations of mentoring and preceptorship pilots to assess their effectiveness
-Support the resource mobilization efforts of the Directorate of Human Resource for Health

Data Systems and Research
-Support the integration of different information systems and provide assistance in using available information to support ongoing planning and decision-making
-Research and share knowledge on best practices relevant to building a resilient health workforce

Perform other tasks as necessary

The role will be based in Freetown, with potential travel to districts (maximum 10%).

QUALIFICATIONS
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a desire to be part of a team delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal candidate will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence as they will be working closely government and external partners.

Minimum qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
-5+ years of relevant work experience
-Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently under minimal oversight
-Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
-Proven ability to build relationships in cross-cultural contexts
-Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
-Ability to learn on the job quickly
-Ability to innovate and adapt for changing project needs
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and reports, as well as ability to communicate complex ideas to various stakeholders
-Ability to design approaches to collect data, and analyze complex datasets to draw conclusions
-Experience living and/or working in the Global South
-Familiarity with global health issues
-High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
-Familiarity with costing and budgeting, including for large projects

Advantages
-Background in management or strategy consulting, or other fast-paced private sector experience
-Experience advising senior Government stakeholders
-Knowledge of Krio

Expiring: Jul 01, 2018