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Job Title: Program Manager, Vaccines

Employer: Clinton Health Access Initiative

Job Location: Nigeria (Abuja)

Type: Full-Time Paid

Business Unit: Malaria & Vaccines


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 a Program Manager to lead this new vaccine supply chain program.

The Immunization Supply Chain Program Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management of CHAI’s Immunization Supply Chain program, ensuring timelines, budgets and deliverables are met and addressing bottlenecks and issues as they arise, and providing direct supervision of program staff at national and state level. The Program Manager will represent CHAI in meetings with the federal government of Nigeria, state governments and other stakeholders and will play a leading role in building relationships these stakeholders.

This role will be based in Abuja, with some travel to the field.


•   Manage the day to day operations of CHAI’s Immunization Supply Chain Program work in Nigeria at both the federal and state levels.

•   Provide leadership to CHAI Analysts and Program Officers working on immunization supply chain; ensuring that the goals of the grant are met and deliverables are provided on time.

•   Provide additional policy, analytical and strategic support to the team, as required.

•   Lead CHAI’s work on the design and implementation of Immunization Supply Chain Strategies.  Specific focus areas will include: project development, planning, budgeting, program management, data collection and analysis, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.

•   Manage analyses of the vaccine supply chain and also public and private sector vaccine delivery systems in Nigeria to determine how these systems could be improved.

•   Plan and manage implementation of initiatives to build capacity of NPHCDA and state government staff to develop and implement high-impact interventions to improve immunization supply chain systems.

•   Direct immunization supply chain program design activities and development of evaluation studies to monitor progress.

•   Build strong relationships with counterparts in Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders in the immunization space in Nigeria and globally.

•   Be aware of and up to date on developments in the immunization supply chain space, including new technologies.


•   Five years of relevant experience (with at least 2 years in international development or global health).

•   Previous management experience, managing and leading teams to deliver high-impact results.

•   Understanding of immunization or supply chain/logistics, and strong analytical and quantitative skills.

•   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 team members.

•   Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and short reports.

•   Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations.

•   Ability to work independently on complex projects

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