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 2017, CHAI established a new partnership with Gavi, The Vaccines Alliance (Gavi) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Lao PDR to support the National Immunization Program (NIP) to fully transition from Gavi funding by 2022. Specifically, CHAI will support the NIP to identify and address key risks to successful transition from Gavi funding, particularly those pertaining to district-level planning and both central and decentralized financial management processes. CHAI’s support to the NIP consists of two key workstreams:
All activities will be conducted in close collaboration with NIP and relevant Ministry of Health (MOH) staff in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability and scalability of the activities.
The Senior Associate will lead the execution of CHAI support to the NIP to strengthen district-level strategic planning and financial management, and realize efficiency gains and effectively deliver services as Gavi funding diminishes together with the CHAI and the MOH team. The team seems a dynamic, energetic, self-motivated individual with exceptional people skills and experience working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. Demonstrated application of analytical skills and problem solving in complex environments is essential.
The Senior Associate will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, but will be required to travel within the country up to 25% of the time.
The Senior Associate will partner with Program Manager, Country Director, Program Officer, NIP team, and other stakeholders on the following initiatives: