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 Senior Coordinator, Management Support will be responsible for directly supporting UNEPI in delivering against their ambitious and challenging agenda, whilst building powerful and lasting capability within the team.
We are seeking an individual with deep program management experience, a strong track record of project delivery in a results focused environment and first-hand experience of capability building and working in developing country.
Reporting to the Program Manager- Vaccines, the Senior Coordinator will provide technical support for the successful implementation of the Strengthening Immunization Program Performance work stream. Specifically, the Senior Coordinator working with UNEPI will:
1. Support the implementation of immunization programme performance management practices within identified districts, including the development and implementation of rigorous planning, tracking and performance management tools – ensuring they are accepted and embraced by the districts Activities will include:
2. Define the skills required within UNEPI in order to deliver against the targets of improved immunization performance and assess the existing capability levels in order to create and oversee the delivery of a targeted capability building programme, including both a core curriculum and tailored role and individual specific interventions. Activities will include: