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
Overview of CHAI's Vaccines program
Immunization is one of the most successful public health interventions in history. National immunization programs reach >100 million infants every year and have averted globally two to three million deaths every year since the launch of the Expanded Program for Immunization (EPI) in 1974 , whilst the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) and rotavirus vaccines could save ~1 million lives per year. Furthermore, great advances in discovering and financing new vaccines provides a great opportunity for countries to further reduce burden of disease such as human papillomavirus (HPV). Despite these successes, 1.5 million children still die each year of vaccine-preventable diseases, many of them in low-income countries, as immunization programs there face unprecedented challenges.
In 2010, CHAI launched a vaccine program to reduce mortality and morbidity from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services through national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem. Since then, CHAI has become a core partner in the immunization space and is pursuing five complementary strategic objectives:
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 11 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam- and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.
CHAI is seeking a Regional Manager to work with a set of focus countries. The Regional Manager will work as a member of CHAI’s global vaccines team and work alongside CHAI’s country teams to help government partners improve national improve immunization programs.
This is a new role in the Global Vaccines Delivery team so it will be continue to be refined as Regional Managers start their activities. Hence, one key expectation for this role is the ability to contribute to making this role a success by providing feedback and adapting the role as needed.
S/he will be expected to manage strong internal and external relationships, develop an exceptional team, work with CHAI's country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans, and provide effective management to execute high-impact programs. The Regional Manager will have substantial opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach in developing these programs across focus countries.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and management skills. The candidate must be able to drive the development and implementation of this program with significant autonomy, have deep personal commitment to producing results, and have the ability to lead in a challenging and multi-cultural professional environment.
The Regional Manager will work with a set of focus countries in Africa or Asia. This position may be based in a CHAI program country, pending country leadership approval.
1. Overview of in-country responsibilities
Strategy and fundraising of the vaccines program in-country
In-country planning of effective immunization programs, building on local and cross-country insights, needs, and capabilities
In-country implementation and progress review across entire vaccines program in-country
2. Overview of transversal responsibilities
Engagement between global vaccines team, country teams, and other stakeholders
Design and implementation of Regional Manager model, in collaboration with global vaccines delivery
Leadership role in the vaccines program, as a key member of the global vaccine management team