Clinton Health Access Initiative: Analyst - Vaccines Programme

Clinton Health Access Initiative
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 31 May, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI – formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative) under the leadership of former President William Jefferson Clinton III has worked since 2002 to reduce the pricing of HIV/AIDS medicines and tests, and to work with governments around the world to further turn the tide on the disease by building the systems needed to deliver care and treatment.

In 2005, CHAI signed an MOU with the Malawi government to strengthen health systems in the most challenged districts, provide national support to HIV/AIDS drug pricing and programmatic work, support the pilot and scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) initiatives, expand access to ART for children, strengthen the Malawi’s Lab system, and scale-up an integrated nutrition programme for children. CHAI’s support to Malawi has expanded to include Human Resources for Health, Vaccines, and Health Financing.

CHAI seeks to appoint an Analyst - Vaccines Programme, based in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for the post of Vaccines Programme Analyst at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) in Lilongwe, with occasional travel throughout Malawi and internationally.  CHAI is supporting the Government of Malawi to accelerate the introduction and uptake of new, life-saving vaccines and to improve the country’s vaccine delivery system.  CHAI Malawi was actively involved in the successful introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV 13) in 2011 and the rotavirus vaccine in late 2012, working closely with partner organisations, including the World Health Organization and UNICEF.  Similar programmes are underway in four other focus countries – Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria.

In 2013, the CHAI Malawi programme will require an analyst to focus on several strategic areas:  1) Improving availability of vaccines at health facilities through strengthening stock management practices, 2) Analysis of existing cold chain equipment data and product selection for upcoming procurements, 3) Strengthening of cold chain temperature monitoring and repair systems, 4) Assessment of uptake of new vaccines for pneumococcal and rotavirus, 5) Analytical support to the demonstration programme for the introduction of the HPV vaccine, and 6) additional analytical work as needed.

CHAI is seeking a talented, highly motivated, and flexible individual to support CHAI’s vaccine programme in Malawi across this range of analytical work, and implement creative and rigorous approaches to planning, forecasting and operational research.  The Programme Analyst will report to the Programme Manager and will provide analytical and programme support to the MOH’s Expanded Programme on Immunisation.  A key part of the role is expected to be building the capacity of the immunisation programme, with a focus on supporting the further development of analytical capabilities and project management skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Take a lead role in implementing an operational research project to support improved stock management of vaccines at the facility level;
  • Take a lead role in analysing data collected during the recent cold chain inventory and using available data to advise EPI on appropriate product selection for upcoming cold chain procurements;
  • Lead data collection, entry, cleaning, and analysis on the PCV/Rotavirus uptake assessment, in collaboration with global partners;
  • Assist the team with planning and implementation of the HPV vaccine demonstration programme;
  • Provide analytical support to the MOH to: (i) plan and implement assessments of the immunization programme; (ii) to analyse the data collected; and (iii) to work with the MOH to design and implement the assessment recommendations;
  • Build the capacity of the immunization programme by identifying opportunities and designing appropriate solutions to further develop analytical capabilities and encourage informed decision-making;
  • Contribute to the analysis and design of CHAI’s vaccine strategy in Malawi and globally;
  • Assist with budgeting, financial forecasts, and national and district level quantification as needed;
  • Develop presentation materials based on analytical work for varying audiences;
  • Build and manage relationships with key individuals in the MOH and relevant partner organisations to facilitate the rapid achievement of national vaccine introduction and system strengthening goals;
  • Liaise with global vaccines team on programme priorities and reporting duties;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Programme Manager.

Requirements: 

  • University degree in an analytical subject.
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in the private or public sector, ideally in an analytical role, such as management consulting, data analysis, or research;
  • Exceptional analytical, research and presentation skills of qualitative and quantitative data and strong communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Demonstrated interest in public health in developing countries;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to navigate complex government dynamics and work collaboratively with a number of global and local partners;
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Microsoft Access would be a significant advantage;
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment and demonstrated flexibility to respond to changing programme needs;
  • Ability to operate independently, setting and achieving ambitious targets with limited guidance;
  • Excellent spoken and written English;
  • Experience working in sub-Saharan Africa and/or Malawi is desirable but not required, as is knowledge and/or experience of immunization programmes.

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For more about the Clinton Health Access Initiative, refer to www.clintonhealthaccess.org.

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