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 Cameroon launched its vaccines program in 2015, to support the Ministry of Public Health through its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) to optimize policies and processes to ensure high quality of services. CHAI areas of focus are: (1) to support the EPI program in new vaccines introductions including planning, post-introduction reviews and evidence based decision making for new vaccines; (2) to strengthen vaccine delivery systems including cold chain expansion and rehabilitation, (3) to improve stock management tools and processes,(4) to improve temperature control processes and (5) to enhance vaccine distribution. Also, in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (Gavi) aims to address major barriers affecting Routine Immunization in Cameroon through two key objectives: (1) improve routine immunization, with a focus on improving coverage and equity in low performing districts and (2) strengthen district-level immunization program performance management in three target regions.
Based in Yaoundé, Cameroon; the Program Manager (PM) will oversee and provide strategic guidance to the country vaccines team as well as leading the execution of the CHAI vaccines support to the government at the central and sub-regional levels. The PM will report to the DCD or any other designated person.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, excellent grounding and experience in vaccine delivery, preferably in developing country setting, analytical ability, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with fast-paced work. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. They should have proven ability at capacity building others as this will be an integral part of the role. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.