Senior Associate, New Vaccines Introduction and Service Delivery needed at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Job title : Senior Associate, New Vaccines Introduction and Service Delivery

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : June 14, 2024

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Responsibilities

  • Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

At the Country level, provide strategic and programmatic support to the design and implementation of in-country work within a portfolio of focus countries:

  • Contribute to the design, planning and implementation of high-impact work to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to immunization management systems, in line with the program strategy
  • Inform country teams of developments in global practices and policies to support strategic decision making, program strategy, and implementation at the national or subnational level
  • Develop strong relationships with country team counterparts and provide leadership and direct technical and analytical support in furtherance of country-specific objectives and activities
  • Be thoughtful about what it takes to make sustainable, meaningful change in health systems in developing countries

At the Global level, provide strategic and programmatic support to inform the global community and to develop CHAI’s vaccines program

  • Inform global practices & policies based on robust evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners to immunization service delivery and increase coverage & equity
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in relevant areas (ie. Gavi, WHO, UNICEF SD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, JSI, Sabin etc.) and establish yourself as a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global immunization community
  • Disseminate CHAI’s programmatic insights to the global immunization community to inform policy and practices
  • Support thought leadership and development of CHAI’s vaccines program, in collaboration with program and country leadership, including program/country objectives and strategies as well as scoping and development of new grants
  • Provide direct technical support to the development, iteration/improvement, and dissemination of programmatic “toolkit”. Elements of the toolkits may include, but are not limited to, resource allocation and planning of outreach sessions, global policies, tools, and lessons learned
  • Assess progress against overall theory of change, objectives & milestones for service delivery; recommend improvements and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management
  • Contribute as a member of the global vaccine team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters-level or above in business, finance, or health science preferred)+ at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in public or private sector

Exceptional Technical Capacity, including:

  • outstanding problem-solving and strategic thinking skills
  • strong data analysis and/or experience with quantitative modeling and study design
  • proficiency at Microsoft Excel or other data-analysis tools (specialized modeling or programing experience is NOT required)
  • program management capability (basic planning +organization, ability to outline process steps and manage small to medium sized projects at either the country or global level or support and oversight from Manager, NVISD)

Excellent Communication and Relationship Management:

  • strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication, both written and verbal, including skills in English (synthesis & presentation) with diverse audience;
  • demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into effective presentations and actionable recommendations for broad range of audiences; including Ministries of Health, global donors and policy makers
  • proven track record of building strong & effective working relationships remotely
  • proven ability to influence without authority (in decision making, to achieve consensus or alignment, or to drive programmatic work)

Team Culture + Autonomy:

  • comfort working in ambiguous circumstances to solve problems, excellent ability to work independently, set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance, and manage competing and sometimes shifting priorities, often under tight or shifting deadlines
  • proven ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural, matrixed environment;
  • ability to travel extensively (at least 35% of time) to focus countries and other locations as needed for work 
  • Sense of humor and resilience

Advantages

  • Knowledge and experience in vaccines, health systems strengthening, and/or health financing
  • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
  • First-hand experience of strategy development and/or decision-making (e.g. cost-benefit analysis), with previous exposure to strategy work
  • Experience working with government and in developing countries, notably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Professional proficiency in a second language of a vaccine program country

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