Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
In India since 2004, CHAI has worked on various initiatives with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and has served over 350,000 people in the country, including children, mothers and caregivers.
Supply Chain Initiative
Well-functioning supply chains to deliver essential medicines, vaccines, family planning commodities and other health products form the mainstay of a public health system. A mature supply chain not only delivers essential medicines and health products to the target population, but it also returns critical information regarding the need, demand, and consumption of these commodities to health system decision makers and managers. While health product supply chains in India have improved over a period of time, enduring infirmities pertaining to inefficient procurement processes, ineffective inventory management, lacklustre distribution mechanisms and variable data visibility continue to hamstring Government of India’s (GoI) ability to respond to the healthcare needs of the country’s population.
GoI in recent years has launched several initiatives to improve the country’s health profile, one such initiative is focused on improving the availability and uptake of family planning services, however, amongst other factors the success of this initiative will depend on consistent availability of key commodities at health facilities for beneficiaries to access readily.
To improve the supply chain performance of health systems in Bihar, and improve data visibility into family planning commodities across the health value chain, CHAI is launching a Family Planning initiative to work across four areas as outlined below, working with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Government of Bihar.
Improving procurement, forecasting, warehousing and distribution norms for the health system in Bihar
Strategically planned and managed operational rollout of the new Family Planning (FP) Management Information System (MIS) across seven states in India
Trainings to users of the new FP MIS in the seven target states
Handholding and root cause analysis based solutions for the low uptake facilities
The Program Manager – Supply Chain Initiative will be responsible for spearheading CHAI’s Supply Chain strategy, working closely with both the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Government of Bihar.
This work will focus on managing a competent team at the centre and in the state of Bihar, to develop and drive the program’s strategy, managing stakeholders from all the target states and other development partners to achieve the program objectives.
CHAI is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong analytical and quantitative skills and an exemplary record of leadership and management. Successful candidates will have excellent communications skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, have the ability to thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethics.
The Program Manager will be expected to: