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. For more information, please visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Vaccination is widely acknowledged as one of the most cost-effective and focused disease interventions. In addition, the unprecedented wave of new vaccines expected over the next decade has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of disease.
In 2013, CHAI launched a new vaccine program in Uganda to apply the expertise it has developed through global and other country vaccine teams to the Immunization landscape in Uganda. The CHAI Uganda team works closely with the Ugandan National Extended Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) within the Ministry of Health and the national medical logistics provider, National Medical Stores; across four main focus areas which include improving management effectiveness and efficiency in the program management structure and approach within UNEPI, drive cold chain expansion and improvement, enhance forecasting, procurement and stock management processes and facilitate new vaccines introduction.
The Technical Advisor, Vaccines will be responsible for providing technical advisory support to UNEPI, working closely with the UNEPI Program Manager, to execute activities against set goals and targets in a timely and efficient manner. This work will require close collaboration with other UNEPI partners in the Immunization space. The Technical Advisor will be based at the Ministry of Health, UNEPI office but will spend ~ 25% of their time travelling to implement and monitor key program activities. We are seeking an individual with proven problem solving skills, a practical detail oriented approach and a strong track record of program implementation
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