Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) - Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI's teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.
Recognizing the need for an innovative and high impact response to reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) commenced the implementation of a comprehensive Maternal and Newborn Health program which uses an integrated approach to address critical gaps, create linkages through the entire system from communities up to tertiary care, and leaves a sustainable system for on-going impact. To further strengthen the impact of the intervention, CHAI is adding on a family planning component targeting post-partum provision of long-acting reversible contraceptives.
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is currently recruiting to fill the following positions:
Position 1: Senior Program Manager
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
CHAI Nigeria is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong management experience as Senior Program Manager.
The Senior Program Manager reports directly to the Deputy Program Manager, RMNCH and manages a high-achieving team of national and state level officers to deliver multiple deliverables under the RMNCH program.
The SPM provides the day to day management on program implementation, ensures timely completion of program deliverables, and manages the review, analysis and interpretation of program impact results.
The SPM will ensure effective linkage and reporting between the state teams and CHAI Nigeria Senior Management team.
Oversee the implementation of the MNH/FP program workplans including planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting;
Manage and coordinate activities across multiple work streams, managing communication with Senior Management and ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements to program donors are met;
Develop and manage key relationships with government and nongovernmental stakeholders at the National and State levels
Represent CHAI at policy making and guidelines development forums at the National level, while providing technical support to state teams for same processes at the state level
Develop research protocols and obtain necessary ethical approvals as needed for specific interventions in the program
Drive internal strategic planning and budgeting processes related to the RMNCH work streams and oversee project performance against workplans and budget;
Provide technical guidance and oversee quality of deliverables and ensure that communications and work products that are shared externally meet CHAI standards;
Identify strategic areas for expansion or redirection and guide strategic planning or proposal development as needed;
Ensure effective documentation and file management within the programs;
Ensure effective communication of state level programs with the Deputy Program Director and Country Director
Promote effective communication within the program in order to ensure well-coordinated workstreams
Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Director.
A master's degree in Business Administration, Public Health, International Policy, or a related subject and experience in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical, public health, or development sectors; or Bachelor's degree with exceptional experience
At least 3 years’ experience in a Managerial position at a non-governmental or private sector organization
Exceptional strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments;
Proven program management skills, based on several years of experience in strategic, operational, and/or financial management of complex, multi-stakeholder programs/projects;
Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions, even where credit is due; commitment to ensuring our government partner is the owner of our work together;
Well-developed analytical skills with ability to develop and apply quantitative models using Excel and other tools to address specific challenges and improve working practices with a focus on outcomes;
Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using PowerPoint and other communications media;
Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.
Position 2: Associate, Vaccines Program
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
CHAI has been working in the vaccine space in Nigeria since 2011. Our work focuses on supporting the Government of Nigeria to accelerate the introduction of new vaccines and to increase the coverage rates of all routine vaccines. In 2013, CHAI has started a new program of work to support the Government of Nigeria and state governments to improve the supply chain for vaccines. This work is based on the fact that robust and efficient vaccine supply chains are needed for Nigeria to successfully introduce new vaccines and increase immunization coverage.
The Associate, Vaccines Program - with Cold Chain Logistics focus - will join the vaccines team to enable CHAI, the Government of Nigeria, state governments, and partners achieve transformational impact in increasing routine immunization coverage rates to reduce childhood mortality across Nigeria.
He/she will also support the implementation of an ambitious program of activities to introduce new vaccines such as PCV and Rota into the immunization schedule; strengthen program management and underlying health systems to deliver immunisation services, increase availability of sufficient functional cold * chain capacity to safely store and transport vaccines and improve stock availability to enable higher immunisation coverage.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills.
The successful candidates must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with team members, government officials and partners.
Additionally, the successful candidates will adhere to the CHAI values of: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.
The Associate will be based in Abuja with some domestic travel to the field.
Support the Department of Logistics and Health Commodities (DL&HC) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) with the planning and execution of an ambitious program of activities to support delivery of its strategic goals around stock adequacy at all levels, cold chain expansion, optimization and maintenance as well as establishment of a critical mass of supply chain leaders.
Work with the NPHCDA, State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDA) and partners to identify critical bottlenecks with supply and cold chain logistics at national and state levels. This will include all areas of cold chain capacity requirements for new vaccine introductions at the national and state government levels; supporting governments to develop tools for routinely updating the cold chain inventory and monitoring cold chain expansion in line with cold chain plans. Additionally prepare materials and job aids for training of health workers on cold chain equipment and their maintenance.
Provide analytical support for decision making around new initiatives related to the vaccine cold chain and supply chain systems.
Advise design, testing, and implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve immunization supply chain and cold chain logistics performance and efficiency and address critical bottlenecks and ensure the translation of findings into appropriate changes in policy and practice
Support CHAI immunization supply chain program design activities and development of evaluation studies to monitor progress.
Represent CHAI at relevant technical working groups and meetings and provide appropriate technical support to the TWGs as necessary, ensuring that activities are well coordinated and working group deliverables are met
Be aware of and up to date on developments in the immunization space and provide contextual information to support decision making.
Actively participate in identifying, designing, and implementing high-impact interventions to improve routine immunization coverage rates in states.
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
Four years of relevant experience (with at least 2 years in international development or global health).
Masters degree in Public Health/Epidemiology, Vaccine Science, Economics, Business Administration, or Public Policy preferred; or Bachelor's with exceptional experience
Excellent understanding of immunization and vaccine issues in Nigeria and globally.
Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including high proficiency in MS Excel.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders.
Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills.
Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and the ability to mentor and coach others
Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and short reports, including high proficiency in MS PowerPoint.
Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations.
Ability to work independently on complex projects
Proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Experience working in public health- preferably in developing countries.
Experience working with national and/or sub-national Governments/Ministries of Health in developing countries.
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