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 CHAI’s website.
Overview of CHAI’s Vaccines Program
To ensure all children have access to effective and affordable immunization, addressing the main causes of child mortality, CHAI’s Vaccines Markets Team works with vaccine manufacturers, Gavi and other global stakeholders to improve availability, affordability and diversity of supply for existing and future Gavi vaccines. In doing this, CHAI is applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment: improving market demand transparency for individual suppliers, and working closely with these suppliers to optimize their commercial, costing and pricing strategies in low and middle income markets. In doing so, this ensures the availability of vaccines at affordable yet commercially sustainable prices.
The pandemic context has only reinforced the importance of CHAI’s Vaccines Markets team’s work, coupling the need to ensure supply security for existing vaccines, for which demand and supply dynamics are being disrupted, with the need to accelerate time to market of a suitable COVID-19 vaccine on an unprecedented time frame. CHAI is working closely with many partners towards this goal.
The Vaccines Markets team is seeking a Program Manager to lead a small team and supplier-facing engagements to achieve affordable yet sustainable global vaccine prices and supply, with a particular focus on Gavi-supported vaccines for Gavi eligible countries. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing several key supplier relationships, conducting business planning engagements and driving a global supplier sustainability agenda. The Program Manager will also be involved in CHAI’s COVID-19 work with global health partners. The role requires extensive collaboration with CHAI’s vaccine delivery team, external partners (e.g., Gavi, BMGF, CEPI, Linksbridge) and other members of the Vaccines Markets team.
Preference for this candidate to be based in Europe (Netherlands/France), or in Asia pending country leadership approval.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding strategic, analytical, communication and leadership skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director, Vaccine Markets Team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
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