• Associate, Supply Chain - Sexual Reproductive Health

    South Africa
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • 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 South Africa’s Sexual Reproductive Health Program:

    Over the last few decades, the South Africa Department of Health (DoH) has made significant progress in increasing access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in South Africa. However, gaps still exist, maternal and child mortality is still a significant contributor to overall mortality rates and wide variations persist in quality and access to comprehensive, integrated healthcare services, especially for women and adolescents.


    To address these challenges, the CHAI-SA’s SRH team is supporting the DoH at national and provincial levels to implement a broad range of activities, across demand generation, supply chain strengthening and service delivery expansion, across both public and private sector channels, aimed at significantly increasing uptake of SRH services for women and adolescents.  CHAI-SA’s SRH program supports NDoH to ensure that performance of the strategic development and implementation of SRH program efforts are conducted and monitored efficiently and effectively, specifically focusing on increasing access to contraceptives and comprehensive safe abortion and post-abortion care. This is done through the provision of technical assistance in the implementation of the national SRH policy, guidelines, and operational plan, development of strategic documents and tools, including training and monitoring and evaluation (M&E), to support critical management systems and to galvanize key stakeholder coordination.


    Position Overview:

    CHAI seeks a highly entrepreneurial, energetic, results-oriented and self-motivated individual to support CHAI’s SRH Program with the goal to increase uptake of SRH services.  The SRH Analyst will join a diverse team to support the DoH create evidence based strategic plans and ensure that these plans are translated into strong operational plans and are implemented effectively. The Associate will be a critical contributor to CHAI's supply-chain strengthening initiatives, which aim to ensure sustainable and broad access to quality SRH commodity and equipment availability across South Africa for a market of 9M+ women and girls. The Associate will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders, including DoH, suppliers and other partners, to building workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems. The Associate will be expected to lead areas of engagement relating to improvements in supply chain-related data integrity, market intelligence, demand forecasting and quantification and initiatives related to holistic supply chain strengthening.


    The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent communication and writing skills, be self-directed, be able to adapt to the differing needs of the program and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Associate will provide support both strategically and analytically.


    The Associate will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and report to the SRH Program Manager. 


    • Develop thorough understanding of the healthcare, pharmaceutical and diagnostic landscape related to the SRH medicines and equipment portfolio within South Africa and globally including key priorities, challenges and gaps in order to inform program development;
    • Manage development and presentation of SRH medicines and equipment forecasting and quantification analysis to internal and external stakeholders;
    • Support NDoH in all aspects of SRH strategy and planning and implementation, ensuring CHAI’s ongoing alignment with the DoH strategic goals and priorities;
    • Translate objectives provided by the government, donors, and other partner organizations into clear activity plans, and provide guidance to SRH team and DoH on prioritization of initiatives;
    • Manage and establish collaborative relationships with the DoH, suppliers, partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders;
    • Participate in working group(s) to support evidence generation for implementation of initiatives to optimize access to medicines and equipment;
    • Ensure communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders efforts and across other CHAI programs in South Africa to ensure coordination and successful execution of the SRH program;  
    • Represent the program in meetings and workshops;
    • Partner with the SRH and/or Access Program Manager to provide thought leadership and strategic guidance to the team;
    • Support the SRH and/or Access Program Manager on key deliverables and ad-hoc requirements, as needed.


    • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Public Health, Business or a related field;
    • A minimum of three years professional experience in a private or public sector setting and with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
    • Advanced problem solving, analytical, and quantitative skills, including significant experience working in Excel (modeling) and PowerPoint, and presenting findings and recommendations ((analytical skills and proficiency levels will be evaluated during recruiting process);
    • Entrepreneurial mindset; demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems, in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment;
    • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with a strong commitment to excellence, both internally and externally, and with limited structural support;
    • Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills;
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
    • Ability to navigate complex governmental and organizational processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal.


    • Experience using statistical software, such as Stata, SAS, SPSS or R;
    • Knowledge of sexual reproductive health, health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems;
    • End to end project management experience;
    • Management consulting or other relevant private and public-sector experience.


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