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 unprecedented wave of new vaccines expected over the next decade has the potential to dramatically reduce the global burden of disease.
In 2013, CHAI launched the vaccine program in Uganda to apply the expertise it has developed through global and other country vaccine teams to the Immunization landscape in Uganda. The CHAI Uganda team works closely with Ugandan National Extended Programme on Immunization (UNEPI) within the Ministry of Health and the national medical logistics provider, National Medical Stores; across four main focus areas which include improving management effectiveness and efficiency in the program management structure and approach within UNEPI, drive cold chain expansion and improvement, enhance forecasting, procurement and stock management processes and facilitate new vaccines introduction.
CHAI will be expanding this support to the district level to further drive sustainable and scalable impact interventions to increasing access to vaccines.
This position holder will report to the Senior Coordinator, Management Support and will be responsible for providing strategic planning and execution as well as technical assistance support to the districts, to increase coverage and equity.
The District Coordinator will work within existing local government structures and health governance mechanisms. Working closely with the District Health team, this position will support the implementation of key immunization priorities, ensuring close alignment and linkages with the community, health facility and national level EPI program.
To Note: Program activities will be applied to the following districts, and applicants must be willing to be based in any of the following locations: Kumi, Butaleja, Budaka, Bududa, Kyankwanzi, Lwengo, Masaka, Buikwe, Kayunga, Iganga, Bukedea, Kaliro, Busia, Sironko.
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