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 Program:
Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. 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 settings by strengthening national immunization programs.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS CoV 2) was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) in March 2020 and partners have been working together globally and at country level to mitigate the spread and the impact of the disease on health systems, economies, and population wellbeing. Although Rwanda has been able to successfully contain the spread of the virus through the implementation of its COVID-19 preparedness and response plan with the support of partners including CHAI, significant risks remain as cases and deaths continue to rise globally. However, vaccines have been identified as the most promising sustainable solution to control the pandemic.
Rwanda has demonstrated its commitment to the introduction of vaccines for COVID-19 by joining the COVAX facility, the vaccines pillar of the ACT Accelerator. The ACT Accelerator is a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. As a key partner of the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) since 2004, CHAI is supporting the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) under the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) the implementing arm on the Ministry of Health, to plan and implement the introduction of approved COVID-19 vaccines to reach prioritized beneficiaries rapidly and effectively.
CHAI seeks a highly motivated action-oriented individual with sound analytical and interpersonal skills to be employed as a Senior Associate, Vaccines Program. They must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with government officials and partners. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able live up to the CHAI values of humility, urgency, resourcefulness, flexibility, and work ethic. The Senior Associate will drive CHAI Rwanda vaccines program in support of relevant institutions of government to achieve national COVID-19 vaccine introduction objectives. The initial programmatic areas of support include planning and budgeting; prioritization, targeting & surveillance; training and supervision and strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems.
The Senior Associate, Vaccines Program will be based in Kigali, Rwanda but with some domestic travels. This is a 6 month contract.