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 nutrition supply chain integration project aims to use a cross-cutting approach focused on: 1) Increasing stock visibility through the scale-up of an electronic medicines inventory management system, 2) Institutionalizing processes and capacity to efficiently utilize information for decision-making, and 3) Strengthening MOH staff capacity to address challenges affecting availability of Nutrition product.
All activities are done together with the MOH, with the goal of building capacity of relevant MOH staff to effectively coordinate the supply chain for health commodities.
Summary of Position:
CHAI is seeking a highly-motivated individual with strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to work as a Program Officer on the CHAI Access to Medicines and Supply Chain program based in Vientiane Capital. The Program Officer will work together with the Medical Product Supply Center and Nutrition Center staff in Vientiane Capital to strengthen the implementation of the MOH’s integrated supply chain strategy to increase the availability of nutrition products. This will include support on the development of materials, planning and facilitation of trainings, conducting supervision visits to health facilities, capacity building, and other support as needed.
The Nutrition Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) Program Officer will be based in Medical Product Supply Center and Nutrition Center, after completing onboarding. This role will involve significant travel to provinces, district hospitals and health facilities around the country.