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. We work with our partners to strengthen the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. See https://clintonhealthaccess.org/
Immunization is a powerful tool for saving lives and improving health outcomes globally. Each year, national immunization programs reach 22 million infants in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and since the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was launched in 1974, 2 to 3 million deaths have been averted each year, globally. For every dollar invested in immunization, there is a US$16 return, making it one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available. However, despite these tremendous successes, significant gaps remain, with 2 million children (primarily in lower-income and lower-middle-income countries) dying each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, and an estimated 20 million children still under-immunized. Since 2010, CHAI has worked to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine-preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited settings. CHAI does this by strengthening national immunization programs at the country level and leveraging that experience to improve the global immunization ecosystem.
In Zimbabwe, CHAI is initiating its vaccines program by working with EPI to strengthen immunization management systems. Even though Zimbabwe maintains relatively high immunization coverage rates and has successfully introduced new and under-utilized vaccines, the immunization program continues to face significant challenges in resource mobilization and effective utilization. Economic pressures, currency volatility, and fast approaching transitions from development partner support require EPI to develop innovative management systems to not only maintain immunization coverage levels but improve them to achieve targets and save more lives.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong problem solving and analytical skills for the Analyst position. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, can thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence.
The Analyst will be based in Harare and will report to the Program Manager. They will support scoping initiatives, planning and implementation of interventions of the grant among other responsibilities. They will also work closely with CHAI’s Global Vaccine team who will provide additional technical support.