Senior Analyst - Institutional Strengthening - Vaccines

New Delhi
Full Time
Program (Division)
Vaccines - Vaccines


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:


Vaccines Program

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.


  • Design, execute and evaluate key policy and research interventions in collaboration with NCCVMRC
  • Navigate stakeholder landscape to institutionalise the National Cold Chain and Vaccine Logistics Action Plan (NCCVLAP) that outlines guidelines to standardize processes across the immunization supply chain
  • Design rollout plan and manage adoption of NCCVLAP at the state level across India or select pilot states
  • Design assessment and drive reform for national and state level immunization supply chain
  • Drive critical research and analysis for immunization supply chain research executed in collaboration with NCCVMRC
  • Review and reform national and state-level training of key UIP resources
  • Design and execute national level policy initiatives for immunization supply chain
  • 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.
  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in the government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort
  • Support the Program Manager 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
  • Coordinate project-wide outputs related to reporting, compliance and updates
  • Support the vertical lead in crafting and executing a comprehensive work-plan for the ISPE work stream in line with Program objectives and commitments
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Program Manager or Country Director


  • MPA, MPP, MBA or other relevant professional degree plus 3-5 years work experience; or Bachelor’s degree with exceptional work experience
  • Experience of working with the government is highly preferred (either directly or indirectly)
  • 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 conceiving, planning and executing programs or projects with verifiable results and little external support
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Experience in the planning and execution of large scale projects, including budgeting and activity planning
  • Strong problem solving skills and a positive, solution-oriented approach to challenges
  • Experience structuring and leading evidence-based decision making processes
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Willingness to travel if required and at short notice
  • Fluency in English and Hindi


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