Clinton Health Access Initiative

Senior Associate, Country Support, Vaccines Delivery

Full Time
Program (Division)
Non Communicable Diseases - Global Vaccines Delivery
Additional Location Description
Phnom Penh, Cambodia


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:

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.


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:

  • Improving affordability and supply security of immunization products;
  • Accelerating the uptake of new or under-utilized vaccines;
  • Enhancing the performance of vaccine cold chain and logistics systems to increase effective immunization coverage;
  • Improving the design and implementation of service delivery to reach the unreached;
  • Supporting successful transition from Gavi support; and
  • Strengthening the management system and capacity of immunization programs.

Position Overview


CHAI is seeking a Senior Associate for Country Support, to work across a broad set of program countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Associate will be a member of CHAI Global Vaccines Delivery Team and support CHAI country teams to help government partners strengthen the national immunization programs.


The Associate will be expected to support implementation excellence of vaccines work and knowledge sharing across countries, provide effective management to execute high-impact programs develop strong internal and external relationships including with donors, and collaborate with CHAI country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans. The Associate will have substantial opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach across program countries. The Associate will report to Senior Regional Manager, Country Support. This is a new role with the Global Vaccines Delivery team so it will continue to be refined and co-created. One key expectation for this role is the ability to contribute to making this role a success by providing feedback and adapting the role as needed however functions of this position include: 

  • Synthesis and summary of research
  • Proposal and grant writing
  • Storytelling and packing information for internal and external dissemination - in report form, slide presentations
  • Data analysis and data interpretation
  • Workplanning, reviewing progress against plans, troubleshooting
  • Brainstorming and producing concept notes
    Organizational skills / admin skills - agenda setting, session preparation, facilitation of meetings, coordinate virtual and in-person meetings (including logistics planning)

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with strong analytical abilities, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little to no oversight. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player.


The Associate will have two major area of focus:


Support in-country implementation of Indonesia grants on new vaccines introduction, service delivery, immunization program management, and financing (50%)

  • Provide strategic guidance, planning, and program management support to Indonesia team
    • Support development of strategy and workplan
    • Build understanding and seek inputs from broader global team
    • Identify barriers and develop solutions
    • Help monitor progress against milestones and mitigate risk
    • Support drafting of concept note and fundraising proposals
  • Provide day-to-day thought partnership, technical support, and bandwidth on the above technical topics
    • Co-design and develop high quality deliverables to support implementation excellence including presentations, tools and models
    • Share global and cross-country best practices
    • Support alignment on priorities
    • Facilitate involvement of global technical leads/ area owners as required
  • Provide coordination support
    • Share country updates with broader global team
    • Share global priorities and updates with country team and highlight relevance to country program
    • Foster effective collaboration across the team

Support to the Global Delivery Team cross-cuttingcountry support functions (50%)

  • Support the design and set up of a knowledge management platform:
    • Support management of the knowledge management platform, including identification of roster of topics and presenters, refining knowledge products for dissemination, creating engagement strategies across countries to generate interest and attention on various topics
  • Synthesis of research for new topic areas of new geographies
    • Landscape analysis of geographies on potential technical and program areas, partner and donor mapping in the vaccines / health space
    • Gather key data to support decision making on inclusion of countries into geographic portfolio
    • Trend analysis and horizon scanning across countries to identify opportunities, risks
    • Set up data dashboards across countries to track key indicators that can support program decision making
    • Update data dashboards and conduct analysis, generate insight reports for various technical teams
  • Surge support for high impact and high priority country implementation support
    • On a project basis that could span a few weeks to a few months duration, expect to deep dive into particular area of work to support country to deliver on key objective
    • Projects will be selected in conjunction with your manager and country support team based on highest need / impact areas
    • Types of projects could include, but are not limited to: data analysis and generation of key insights, creating and packaging lessons learning documents, report writing, creation of assessment tools, creation and preparation of donor presentations
  • Surge support for high impact and high priority fundraising and grant development
    • Support proposal development project planning toward submission proposal package - including understanding donor requirements and adjusting existing materials to various proposals
    • Support data gathering, literature reviews for background and rationale sections
    • Support idea generation and its refinement for proposals
    • Support in technical writing, copyediting
  • Surge support for operational functions
  • Expect to happen on more limited and time-bound basis, e.g. planning and execution of team wide meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 4 years of professional work experience in a fast-paced, demanding enviroment
  • Strong quantitative skills, including significant experience in data management and data analysis, with high level of proficiency in Excel, Word, and Power Point
  • Fast learning and ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well across different teams, people, cultures and country contexts
  • Ability to project manage– define expectations, develop and utilize work plans, carry out deliverables
  • Flexibility, adaptability, highly self-motivated
  • Fluency in English, in both written and verbal communications


  • Experience working in pharmaceuticals, management consulting, investment banking, or similar fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly vaccines/immunization, communicable diseases, and/or national and sub-national planning and programming
  • Experience working with government bodies
  • Experience living and/or working in limited resource countries

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