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. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries, while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs, diagnostic tests, and vaccines agreements that CHAI has negotiated. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
Overview of CHAI’s Global Vaccines Program
Immunization is a powerful tool for saving lives and improving health outcomes globally. Each year, national immunization programs reach 22 million infants in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and since the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was launched in 1974, two to three million deaths have been averted each year, globally. For every dollar invested in immunization, there is a US$16 return, making it one of the most cost effective public health interventions available.
However, despite these tremendous successes, significant gaps still remain, with 2 million children (primarily in lower-income and lower-middle income countries) dying each year from vaccine- preventable diseases, and an estimated 20 million children still under-immunized.
Improvements in coverage and equity have been slow, and more innovative approaches (products, practices, systems, and policies) need to be developed, scaled up and implemented globally. Moreover, national immunization programs face unprecedented challenges due to the introduction of costly new and complex delivery vaccines, and, for some, due to impending transition from Gavi support. These challenges pose a significant threat to the sustainability of the gains in coverage and equity that have been made by national immunization programs and partners over the past four decades.
Since 2010, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has worked to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited setting by strengthening national immunization programs and by leveraging its experience in-country to improve the global immunization ecosystem. CHAI is pursuing six complementary strategic goals:
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in ~12 focus countries. While most of the work will be grounded in a set of these focus countries (currently Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, India, Vietnam, Lao, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, with potential to expand), the purpose of this work is to both achieve scalable and sustainable impact in those focus geographies; and generate useful evidence, learnings and momentum that can propel other countries and partners’ efforts forward and shape the global immunization ecosystem.
Overview of Manager, Vaccine Program Operations & Project Management Program
LOCATION: Preference is Kigali, Rwanda. However, the role has flexibility in terms of location, notably to be based in a CHAI program country, pending country team leadership approval. Preference is for a location that optimizes the support this role can provide to the program.
Roles and Responsibilities
CHAI’s vaccine program has been growing significantly in size and complexity and is seeking a qualified candidate to manage its grant and internal operations as well as its finance, so that the program delivers more effectively on its mission and goals. The successful candidate, along with a team of two direct reports, will work closely with the management team of CHAI’s global vaccines program.
The manager will primarily focus on four critical areas (A) management support of grants and external engagement for vaccines program, (B) management of internal operations for vaccines program and global vaccines team, (C) financial management and financial system strengthening for vaccines program, and (D) management of sub team focused on finance and operations.
A) Grant Management: Support effective management of grants and of other external engagements for vaccines program
In coordination with the management of global vaccines and country teams, and with support of program coordinator:
B) Internal Operations Management:
Support effective management of internal operations for vaccines program and global vaccines team
With support from the program coordinator, and in collaboration with global vaccines management team and related global operations teams, be responsible for the following:
C) Financial Management and Financial System Strengthening for Vaccines Program:
Manage and provide support to the finance senior associate of the global vaccines program in doing the following;
D) Management of sub-team focused on program finance and operations (includes Vaccines Program Coordinator and Finance Senior Associate):
In addition, the manager might take other responsibilities identified by supervisor.