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.
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:
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 11 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam- and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.
CHAI’s Immunization Management Systems and Capacity work focuses strengthening overall management systems to improve program’s ability to achieve individual immunization goals, including transitioning from Gavi and other donor support through four strategic pillars:
We are seeking a Senior Associate to join the Global Vaccines Delivery team and support CHAI's work in strengthening immunization management systems and capacity across its focus countries. His/her work will help to achieve and sustain immunization program outcomes, but it will also serve as a blueprint to identify powerful interventions to improve health systems which could be adapted for other primary health care programs.
We are seeking a motivated and mission-driven individual with strong analytic, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication skills. The candidate should be experienced at presenting data and messages powerfully through written documents and presentations; working collaboratively and remotely in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment; and functioning independently with minimal guidance.
This role will be based in a CHAI program country, pending country team leadership approval.
Key responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:
1) Provide strategic and programmatic support for the design and implementation of in-country work to dramatically and sustainably improve immunization management performance
2) Improve national and global practices and policies related to management systems and capacity, in collaboration with program leadership
3) Support the development of CHAI's vaccines program in the area of management systems and capacity, in collaboration with program and country leadership
4) Support program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership