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 strengthen and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
In Laos, CHAI provides strategic, technical, and operational assistance to the Center for Malaria, Parasitology, and Entomology (CMPE) of the Ministry of Health with a long-term goal to enable Laos to achieve malaria elimination. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Laos is to ensure CMPE has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans, and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination. CHAI works closely on a day-to-day basis with CMPE at central and provincial levels to identify which commodity-dependent interventions would be most effective, where these interventions should be applied, and the type and volume of commodities that malaria programs will require to achieve programmatic goals.
Overview of role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Associate who will work with government staff and partners to make key commodities routinely available, in the right quantities, at the required points-of-care. The Associate will work with stakeholders on supply chain planning at the national and sub-national levels, with a focus on knowledge transfer and “leave behind” tools and interventions that can be owned and managed by government staff.
CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff. The successful candidate must be committed to producing results and working independently, able to manage multiple tasks at once and make sound decisions regarding data analysis without daily supervision. They will have solid fluency with analytical software (e.g., MS Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS, R being an advantage), and will be capable of conducting rapid quantitative analysis and communicating the results to decision-makers. They will have a good understanding of supply chain strategy and design.
Finally, the successful candidate will be highly skilled at problem-solving and relationship building, and must have excellent communications skills as they will be working closely with government counterparts.
Direct support to CMPE for malaria case management commodities:
Direct support to CMPE for malaria vector control commodities:
National integration of the public health supply chain: