• Analyst, Global Markets - Vaccines Cold Chain Equipment (CCE)

    United States
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Vaccines - Vaccines Markets Team
  • 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.


    CHAI will apply the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for essential vaccines. Immunization is widely acknowledged as the most cost-effective and focused disease intervention and yet each year an estimated three million children under the age of five lose their lives to preventable illnesses. A majority of these deaths occur in low-income countries, where poverty and lack of affordability prevent access to life-saving vaccines.


    There is an unprecedented wave of new vaccines expected to become available within the next decade that could transform the global burden of disease, and CHAI is applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to achieve the same for essential vaccines and vaccine cold chain equipment.


    In order to retain their potency, vaccines must be stored and transported under the right temperature conditions from the time vaccines enter the country to the time they are administered at the “last mile”. This necessitates the deployment and maintenance of a well-functioning refrigerated supply chain or “cold chain”. Efforts to rehabilitate and expand the cold chain and supporting services are currently underway with particular focus on operationalizing a $250M cold chain optimization project led by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. By working with key stakeholders, the CHAI Global Vaccine Markets program aims to support the achievement of affordable yet commercially sustainable prices for optimal cold chain equipment and services, thereby increasing value for money and enabling accelerated introduction and delivery of new vaccines in developing countries.


    Selected news and publications about CHAI’s work on improving access to vaccines:

    To support this work, CHAI is looking to hire an Analyst for the Cold Chain Equipment team to contribute to achieving objectives related to the adoption of affordable, optimal cold chain equipment and supporting services.


    We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical ability, communication skills, academic credentials, and professional experience. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Analyst’s role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities focused on the team’s key objectives:


    Team objective 1: develop an affordable, high-quality market for CCE services in immunization program countries

    • Market-facing responsibilities:
      • Equipment suppliers – support the Senior Associate to manage relationships with a set of high-potential (“Tier 1”) CCE suppliers; closely collaborate with and support suppliers with achieving high-quality, affordable yet sustainably priced service capabilities in partnership with local in-country service providers, governments and networks.
      • Service providers – cultivate relationships with existing and potential new in-country service providers in focal CHAI country markets; evaluate their potential to be high-quality service providers for refrigerator manufacturers in terms of quality of service and costs of operation.
      • Develop methods to model and evaluate CCE service provider quality and costs to inform budgeting, procurement, market shaping activities, best practices, etc. Leverage this learning to assist the Vaccine Markets team in guiding global stakeholder policies.
    • Country-facing responsibilities:
      • Collaborate with CHAI Country Teams to understand field realities involved in CCE services. Consolidate these into guidance to 1) improve global procurement practices and 2) aid suppliers and service providers in bidding for and execution of service contracts.
      • Support CHAI Country Teams with information and updates on high-potential products, services, and prices for different usage contexts.

    Team objective 2: achieve scaled adoption of freeze-free transport devices

    • Responsibilities: Lead and support project management activities related to scaling the use of freeze-free vaccine transport devices in CHAI focus countries; conduct field work for monitoring & evaluating the project; develop guidelines and practices to inform global policies for scale adoption of freeze-free transport devices; lead engagement with suppliers in order to procure devices and provide product feedback.

    Team objective 3: implement improved system for post-market monitoring of CCE performance

    • Responsibilities: Support the manager in advising global partners how to effectively develop a global surveillance system to track how well CCE deployed in the field are operating over time; lead relationships with suppliers of remote monitoring devices and advise on their product and service development; develop guidelines and standards for the use of remote monitoring devices to enable the creation of surveillance systems.


    • Minimum 2 years of work experience in a fast paced, results-oriented work environment
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Engineering, Economics, Supply Chain or other related disciplines
    • An ability to quickly understand new technology and complexities in its design, manufacturing, servicing, and usage is a must for this position
    • Familiarity and comfort with commercial aspects of product development, project management and service provision
    • Exceptional analytical, research, and presentation skills for both qualitative and quantitative data
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to explain complex technical jargon in ways that are more easily understandable across multiple audiences, countries, and cultures
    • Cross-cultural empathy and sensitivity; the genuine desire to build close and productive working relationships with people from different cultures and geographies
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently and self-motivate in a dynamic environment with a steep learning curve and multiple priorities
    • Ability to travel internationally for approximately 30% of time


    • Experience in project management, engineering, logistics and/or supply chain, particularly internationally
    • Experience working in management consulting, healthcare consulting, investment banking
    • Experience travelling to and/or working in a developing country
    • Familiarity with data communications, programming, Internet of Things (IoT)
    • Experience in vaccines, refrigeration, solar power and/or global health
    • Experience working remotely


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