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Job Title: State Analyst, Vaccines Program

Employer: Clinton Health Access Initiative

Job Location: Nigeria (Lagos, Kano, Nasarawa, Rivers)

Type: Full-Time Paid

Business Unit: Malaria & Vaccines      

Overview:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was established in 2002 to increase access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and to strengthen health systems in resource-poor countries. Over the past few years, CHAI has expanded the scope of our work to include access to high-quality treatment for malaria, new vaccines, and essential treatments for common childhood illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia. CHAI has also increasingly supported governments to build the capacity required for high-quality health care and treatment programs. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.

CHAI has been working in the vaccine space in Nigeria since 2011. Currently, our work focuses on supporting the Government of Nigeria to both introduce 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. CHAI Nigeria is seeking to hire four State Level Program Analysts to work on this new vaccine supply chain program.

The State Level Program Analysts will join the CHAI Nigeria vaccines team and will work with the vaccines team to enable CHAI, the Government of Nigeria, state governments, and partners achieve transformational impact in improving the vaccines supply chain in Nigeria. 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 government officials and partners. Additionally, the successful candidates will adhere to the CHAI values of: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.

The state level supply chain Analysts will be based (one per state) in Kano, Nasarawa, Lagos and Rivers states, with significant domestic travel within Nigeria.

Responsibilities:

The specific responsibilities for this position include:

•   Work closely with officials from the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies/State Ministries of Heath, and other stakeholders, in the design and implementation of strategies to improve the supply chain for vaccines and related immunization commodities.  Specific focus areas will include: project development, planning, budgeting, program management, data collection and analysis, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.

•   Work with state Program Officers to collect and analyze data on immunization supply chains and logistics in the CHAI focus states.

•   Build capacity of Government and Partner staff at the state level to manage supply chain for vaccines and immunization commodities.

•   Conduct detailed analyses of the public and private sector vaccine and immunization commodity supply chain systems in focus states to determine how these systems could be improved.

•   Actively participate in identifying, designing, and implementing high-impact interventions to improve vaccine and immunization supply chains in states.

•   Build capacity of state government staff to develop and implement high-impact interventions to improve immunization supply chains in states.

•   Support program design activities and development of evaluation studies to monitor progress.

•   Assist with budgeting and financial forecasts.

•   Perform any other duties as assigned by the Vaccine Supply Chain Program Manager.

Qualifications:

Proactive, resourceful individuals with strong analytical and communication skills are required for this role.  Specific requirements include:

•   A Bachelors degree in Business, Medicine, Finance, Economics, Public Health, Logistics Management or other related disciplines from a reputable university. A Master’s degree in Public Health, Economics, or Business/Public Administration preferred.

•   A minimum of 5 years work experience in private sector, public health or a related field (3 years work experience required for candidates with a Master’s degree). NOTE THAT MORE EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR A SENIOR ANALYST/ASSOCIATE LEVEL ROLE.

•   Exceptional analytical, research and presentation skills of qualitative and quantitative data.

•   Strong communication (written and verbal) skills.

•   Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to build relationships with government and partner staff.

•   Ability to work in a high-performance environment with demonstrated ability to respond to changing program needs.

•   Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and to propose and implement new initiatives.

•   Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.

•   Proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Advantanges:

•   Experience working in supply chain/logistics strongly preferred.

•   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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