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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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.
The Vaccines Markets team is seeking a Senior Associate to support supplier- and partner-facing engagements, with a focus on the emerging vaccine manufacturing ecosystem in Africa and improving access to immunization for middle-income countries (MIC). The Senior Associate will lead the PMO for the MIC working group in support of the WHO Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) and play a pivotal role in market-shaping efforts in the context of vaccine manufacturing on the African continent, incl. managing key supplier relationships and conducting business planning engagements. This will require extensive collaboration with CHAI’s vaccine delivery team, external partners (e.g., WHO, Gavi, BMGF, CEPI, Linksbridge, PAVM) and other members of the Vaccines Markets team.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, strategic, communication and teamwork skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Senior Associate will report to the Program Manager, Vaccine Markets Team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: