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
Improving Vaccine Supply Chains:
Most vaccines must travel through supply chains containing between three and five—sometimes more—storage points to get to patients. To be available to be administered, vaccines must be correctly forecasted, ordered for accurately, managed well in-store, issued, and selected for distribution accurately, and delivered on-time and in-full to their next destination. However, many countries struggle to keep all these processes running smoothly, which threatens full stock availability at health facilities.
To help ensure that children are able to access the full schedule of life-saving vaccines, CHAI supports supply chain work focused on ensuring that certain core elements and practices are in place:
• Critical supply chain processes—forecasting, ordering, issuing, distribution, etc.—have high-quality, well-defined processes that are adhered to by all staff throughout the supply chain.
• Supply chain managers and EPI programs have visibility into critical data points and key performance indicators, such as stock-outs, on-time in-full distribution, and order accuracy.
• Supply chain leaders, at each critical supply chain tier, regularly meet to review performance data, identify problematic performance areas, and implement solutions.
At CHAI we apply a business-minded approach towards solving problems in public health. We aim to support governments and create lasting change in the countries we support.
CHAI is seeking an Associate to join the Global Vaccines Delivery team to support CHAI's immunisation supply chain work. The Associate will operate at both country-level and global-level to provide strategic and programmatic support.
This is an opportunity to join a fast paced, energized, matrixed team focused on implementing lasting, transformational impact to the global vaccines' delivery space with a strong focus on supply chain. Candidates should be experienced at analyzing & presenting data and messaging powerfully through written documents and presentations; working collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment; and functioning independently with minimal guidance. This role is perfect for someone with management consulting and/or supply chain experience, who is motivated and mission-oriented with strong quantitative, problem-solving, and cross-cultural communication skills.
Countries supported under this portfolio include Kenya, Uganda, and Ethiopia, amongst others.
This position is funded through September 2022. The position can be extended beyond September 2022 if additional funding is secured.
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, across the globe, averted two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974.
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.