The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI’s global malaria and neglected tropical disease (NTD) program provides direct technical and operational support to countries around the globe to strengthen their programs and reduce the burden of preventable, treatable diseases. We support governments to scale up effective interventions for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance, with the goals of sustainably reducing the number of illnesses and deaths worldwide in the short-term and accelerating progress towards elimination of malaria and NTDs in the long term.
Overview of role
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as a Procurement and Supply Chain (PSM) Regional Associate to support national malaria programs in Francophone West & Central Africa (primarily for Burkina Faso, Benin, and the DRC) to make key commodities routinely available, in the right quantities, at the required points-of-care. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with CHAI country teams and government partners as well as suppliers, distributors, and regional stakeholders to improve the management of vector control, diagnostic and treatment commodities. The Associate will get to develop solutions with national malaria program staff on supply chain planning at a national or sub-national level, with a focus on knowledge transfer and “leave behind” tools and interventions that can be owned and managed by the national staff. In addition, the associate will work with CHAI global and country-based team colleagues to facilitate the national programs’ uptake of appropriate digital information tools and systems.
CHAI places great value on the resourcefulness, tenacity, patience, humility, and high ethical standards of its staff. The successful candidate must have a strong personal commitment to producing results, able to manage multiple tasks at once and make sound decisions regarding data analysis without daily supervision. They will have willingness to learn and be able to conduct rapid quantitative analysis and communicate the results to decision-makers; they must have excellent communications skills and cultural sensitivity as they will have the chance to work with global and country partners across several countries. This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to apply their problem-solving and relationship-building skills to improve patient access to quality commodities and help governments further progress to ending malaria and saving lives.
This position will be based in CHAI's office in Ouagadougou.