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
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Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have averted globally two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI). However, despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases. Many of these deaths occur in low-income countries, where immunization programs face unprecedented challenges (e.g., access to vaccines and ensuring vaccines reach all targeted people). On the bright side, advances in the development and financing of new vaccines provide great opportunities to tackle diseases and mortality through vaccine prevention.
Since 2010, CHAI has worked to save lives and reduce the burden of vaccine preventable diseases by improving coverage of immunization services in resource-limited settings. CHAI not only strengthens immunization systems but does so with an eye to make them a stronger backbone for primary health care. CHAI achieves this by working to strengthen national immunization programs in >12 countries, by shaping relevant global markets, and by improving the global immunization ecosystem. CHAI’s portfolio includes six complementary strategic goals:
CHAI’s Global Vaccines Delivery team is seeking a dynamic leader to manage two interrelated portfolios: strengthening the management systems and capacity of national immunization programs to increase coverage and equity of vaccination in focus countries, and supporting governments to plan for and manage transition from Gavi funding towards sustainable immunization financing. The Technical Manager, Immunization Management Systems and Capacity & Gavi Transition (MSC & GTR) will lead a small team to provide strategic and implementation support to focus countries, and influence global practices on immunization financing and MSC. This is an opportunity to join a fast paced, energized, matrixed team focused on implementing lasting, transformational impact in the global vaccines delivery space.
As part of the Global Vaccines Delivery team, and in collaboration with a small team of direct reports, and country and program leadership, the position will: (i) drive program and grant management, (ii) lead CHAI's vaccines program in the area of MSC and sustainable financing for immunization, (iii) provide strategic and programmatic support for the design and implementation of work in focus countries, and (iv) improve national and global immunization practices and policies. The Manager's work will help to achieve and sustain immunization program outcomes, and will also serve as a blueprint to identify powerful interventions to improve health systems which could be adapted for other primary health care programs.
1) Drive MSC & GTR program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership
2) Lead CHAI's vaccines strategy in the area of MSC and sustainable immunization financing, in collaboration with program and country leadership
3) Provide strategic and programmatic leadership for the design and implementation of work in focus countries to dramatically and sustainably improve immunization management performance and financing, in collaboration with direct reports and Regional Managers
4) Improve national and global practices and policies related to MSC & GTR, in collaboration with direct reports and program leadership