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
The team in Sierra Leone was engaged in 2015 by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) to support the health sector’s recovery after the devastating Ebola crisis. CHAI began support to the MoHS with focus in two areas; strengthening the supply chain for drugs and medical supplies and improving human resources for health. In recent years CHAI has expanded its support to the MoHS to also include a focus on sexual and reproductive health. After conducting a scoping analysis into the vaccines space in 2018 CHAI is launching support to the MoHS Expanded Program on Immunisation (EPI) in 2019.
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. The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) works to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited settings by strengthening national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem.
The Vaccines team will begin support in 2019 to EPI in strengthening data systems to improve supply chain and vaccine coverage as well as to support the introduction of the HPV vaccine. This support will aim to address stock outs, improve data quality and completeness, and restructure performance management to target challenges in information availability and vaccine supply chain. CHAI will work in collaboration with government to confirm key routine performance indicators, conduct a workflow optimisation of information systems, implement a system of data review and response, use data to inform improved supply chain activities, and support EPI on coordination and planning for the rollout of the HPV vaccine.
Based in Freetown, Sierra Leone the Program Manager will oversee and provide strategic guidance to the country vaccines team as well as leading the execution of the CHAI vaccines support to the MoHS.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. CHAI hires exceptional individuals who can drive work plans to completion and meet milestones with little daily supervision.