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.
CHAI Liberia Overview
In 2006, CHAI was the first international NGO to help Liberia’s government rebuild after a decade-long civil war in Liberia had killed an estimated 270,000 people, decimated the nations’ health infrastructure and hindered the country’s ability to deliver vital health and social services. The partnership between Liberia’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and CHAI evolved from being HIV specific to addressing key healthcare challenges ranging from supply chain management, health workforce, and health financing, across various vertical programs including HIV, Maternal and Neonatal Health and Malaria. To date, the CHAI Liberia office has since helped the government achieve a nine-fold increase in HIV care and treatment and more than doubled access to a basic package of health care services.
Commencing in January 2018, CHAI Liberia will be initiating a Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) program to address some of the country’s more significant challenges. Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world, and it has nearly doubled over the last two decades. The percentage of women using modern contraceptives remains low and women continue to have an unmet need for family planning. To address these challenges, CHAI will partner with the Liberian MOH’s Family Health Division (FHD) at the national level and with deeper engagement in seven target counties (Gbarpolu, Grand Bassa, Grand Kru, Rivercess, River Gee, Montserrado and Sinoe).
The Supply Chain Associate will be responsible to provide support in improving and strengthening the supply chain for family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH) commodities, including LARC and MVA equipment, at the national, community, facility, and county-level. The Associate will undertake the necessary assessments in the seven priorities counties to determine opportunities for supply chain strengthening and contribute to the design and implementation of sustainable supply chain systems, and may work to introduce new commodities as indicated by needs assessments. S/he will work closely with the Supply Chain Management Unit within the MoH and the National other members of the CHAI Liberia SRH Team. S/he will also collaborate regularly with CHAI’s Global SRH Team, Global Markets Team, as well as external partners, the MOH, County Health Teams, and individual health facilities. The Associate will report directly to CHAI Liberia’s Deputy Country Director. The Associate will be based in Monrovia and undertake travel to target counties when necessary.