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
Vaccination is widely acknowledged as one of the most cost-effective and focused disease interventions. In addition, the number of new vaccines expected over the next decade has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of disease.
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 (MoHFW) on its Universal Immunization program (UIP) in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The program focuses 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 and Immunization Supply Chain Policy and Implementation.
Through its Institutional Strengthening, Planning and Execution (ISPE) vertical, the program also provides catalytic support to the National Cold Chain & Vaccines Management Resource Centre (NCCVMRC)-the secretariat for Immunization Supply Chain of the UIP- which is part of the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW) on national projects pertaining to UIP policy, research studies and training of key UIP resources.
Background on the role
The Vaccines Program is looking for a Senior Analyst who can shoulder the dual responsibilities of working closely with the Program Manager on project strategy and of leading a significant part of the program’s Institutional Strengthening, Planning and Execution vertical. The Senior Analyst would be involved in defining our strategy and outputs, developing clear operational plans, and continually identifying opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact. The position is part of CHAI’s ISPE team seconded to NCCVMRC. The Senior Analyst will interface heavily with stakeholders, including MoHFW leadership, NCCVMRC staff, health providers, and other NGOs, to ensure smooth progress of the program.
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. Previous exposure to strategy projects and / or working on outputs for senior leadership, especially with the government, would help bolster the application.