• Analyst-Vaccines

    Country
    India
    City
    Bhopal
    Type
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org

     

    In India since 2004, CHAI has worked on various initiatives with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and has served over 350,000 people in the country, including children, mothers and caregivers. Through its vaccines program, CHAI is supporting Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the immunization cold chain and supply chain systems in the country, in addition to carrying out focused strategic interventions in MP, UP & Bihar to improve availability and quality of vaccines.

     

    Vaccines Program

    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.

     

    Vaccines need to be stored in specialized cold chain equipment such as ILRs (Ice Lined Refrigerators) which should maintain a temperature between 2-8 ° Celsius. These vaccines are stored in ILRs at various levels of the supply chain such as the State & Regional Vaccine Store, District Vaccine Store, Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres. To ensure that vaccines are available today and in the future to every child in the state, it is imperative to have sufficient storage capacity today as well as projected capacity at each of these levels (i.e., sufficient number and volume of cold chain equipment).

     

    Although India has made significant progress in the last decade in improving vaccine coverage and introducing new vaccines, many challenges remain. CHAI operates a vaccines program in India to support the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on its Universal Immunization program (UIP) in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The program also provides catalytic support to the National Cold Chain & Vaccines Management Resource Centre (NIHFW) on national projects. Our focus is on supporting the UIP program in improving availability, efficacy of vaccines and efficiency of vaccines systems through strengthening Cold Chain Management and Vaccines Delivery & Logistics. This entails working on various work streams such as Cold Chain Expansion, Network Optimization; Equipment Maintenance and Management, Temperature Monitoring, Stock Management and Vaccine distribution processes.

     

    Position Overview

    The Vaccines program is looking for an Analyst- Vaccines who can shoulder the dual responsibilities of working closely with the Program Manager on project strategy and execution and of leading a significant part of the program’s Madhya Pradesh vertical. The role entails working with an entrepreneurial mind set and self-motivation. A highly qualified, dynamic, energetic person with exceptional people skills and experience of working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. Demonstrated application of analytical skills and problem solving in complex environments would be essential.

    Responsibilities

    • Support the Program Manager and state leadership to identify and define CHAI's overall strategy within the program area, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
    • Routinely create assessments and reports for the state government on various aspects of public health (including immunization) supply chain for programme improvement
    • Develop strategies for Repair & Maintenance process improvements and support implementation of same with the objective of reducing cold chain downtime
    • Work with management to plan and implement new technology product pilot in select states
    • Contribute to the development of innovative approaches and tools as well as the documentation and dissemination of best practices on vaccine cold chain improvement
    • Support the programme management on strengthening immunization in the state
    • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort
    • Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, identify the most critical hurdles to scale-up, and develop innovative strategies to address them
    • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Program Manager or Country Director

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Mathematics, Finance, Sciences, or Business
    • Minimum 3 years of work experience in supply chain, preferably in public health field
    • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills, including the ability to mine large amounts of data, create tools/ macros and build data models etc.
    • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
    • Proven track record of working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments & ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and drive immediate results
    • Experience in the planning and execution of complex projects, including budgeting and activity planning
    • Experience structuring and leading evidence based decision making processes
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
    • Willingness to travel if required and at short notice, even to remote places is expected
    • Fluent in English and Hindi

     

    Preferred requirements:

    • MBA or Master’s/ advanced degree in public health or related disciplines
    • Prior experience working in Public Health space would be an added advantage

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