Clinton Health Access Initiative

Research Analyst, Routine Immunization, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - India


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.


In India, CHAI works in partnership with its India registered affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States' levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF supports government partners across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, COVID-19, common cancers, sexual and reproductive health, immunization, and essential medicines.


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Programme Overview


India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) is one of the largest public immunization programmes in the world. It caters to 27 million infants and 30 million pregnant women. The programme provides access to vaccines against 11 Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) at the national level and against one VPD at the sub-national level.


Under the strong leadership of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and state governments, the immunization ecosystem has demonstrated a proactive commitment to achieving universal immunization coverage in the country in recent years. This includes health system strengthening efforts towards the introduction of new vaccines, rolling out of data systems, digitization of vaccine cold chain and inventory management, and health worker capacity building. MoHFW plans to scale up a digitized beneficiary management system (UWIN) for Routine Immunization, introduce new vaccines in the UIP, and reduce Zero-dose children.

Project Background


WJCF’s immunization program supports the MoHFW’s UIP at the national level and in the focus states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The programme also supports national and state governments on broader operational aspects such as planning, capacity building and systems improvements for immunization service delivery.


In Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh, the programme provides catalytic support for achieving and sustaining 90% FIC. The programme focuses on setting up effective program management & review mechanisms, identifying pressing challenges as well as best practices in RI, enhancing impact of well performing interventions, developing & deploying effective solutions to pressing challenges and undertaking multi-year planning for long term immunization systems strengthening.

Position Summary


For WJCF’s immunization programme, the Research Analyst will play a crucial role in developing and maintaining comprehensive documentation for various projects, research studies, program evaluations, and interventions. This role involves collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders to accurately document project objectives, methodologies, and outcomes. The Research Analyst is responsible for effectively communicating research findings, program outcomes, and public health recommendations through clear, concise, and precise reports, summaries, and technical documents. Additionally, they contribute to synthesizing scientific evidence for the development of guidelines, policies, and interventions.


  • Support the Program Manager in the development and execution of the program strategy and operational plan for the implementation research project.
  • Conceptualize, develop and execute research methodologies, using qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, to learn about the root-causes behind under-immunization and support in the solution design as part of the implementation research project.
  • Provide regular analytical and programmatic support to the team on Routine Immunization strengthening initiatives
  • Develop purposive research insights, visualizations, tools, templates, and planning aids that support in dissemination of research outputs and overall impact of programmatic efforts.
  • Stay updated of public health trends and emerging technologies to inform research projects and contribute to ongoing learning and improvement.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support strategic initiatives and the development of projects, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.
  • Maintain accurate records of research activities, data sources, and analytical processes, ensuring transparency and accountability.
  • Support the field team members on identified aspects that help them improve their research and documentation skills and aid their growth journey.
  • Travel on short notice to various parts of the state and occasionally to national destinations.
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by program leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant fields such as statistics, management, public health, economics, or related disciplines; advanced degree preferred.
  • 3 - 5 years of progressive experience in research-based organizations, preferably in public health, demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility and leadership.
  • Proficiency in statistical software, particularly SPSS/STATA for research data analysis, and in documentation software, such as Citation Manager, MS Office Suite, and other relevant tools.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Sound understanding of ethical considerations in research and data collection practices, and the knowledge of data protection and confidentiality protocols.
  • Proficiency in APA and AMA style guidelines for formatting and referencing in healthcare and scientific documentation.
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills, including ability to create persuasive presentations and written reports.
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem-solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment.
  • Fluency in both English and Hindi languages.


  • Master's degree or PhD in Public Health (MPH).
  • Previous experience in project documentation, scientific writing, and publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals and technical documents.
  • Prior experience working in immunization-related projects or public health interventions across diverse contexts, especially governance, systems strengthening, financing, and/or operations management at the sub-national level.
  • Strong experience engaging with government officials and multilateral organizations.

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