The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.
Unintended pregnancies and unsafe abortions drive high rates of preventable mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). CHAI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) program aims to ensure that all individuals are empowered to access information, products and services that will meet their sexual and reproductive health needs. We aim to significantly reduce unmet need for modern contraception and the incidence of unsafe abortions in program countries within the next 5 years. To accomplish our goals, we’re pursuing 3 strategic objectives:
We pursue global and country-focused market shaping opportunities for SRH products to create an enabling environment for the introduction and scale up of quality-assured products and services in LMICs. At the global level, we are working to ensure that a diversified supplier base can meet demand for key products and ensure commodities are affordable and of high quality. We also coordinate donors and partners around global product strategies. At the country level, CHAI works with governments to develop national SRH scale-up plans with clear targets; use data to coordinate partner resources against the plan and achieve targets; strengthen national forecasting and quantification; address supply chain bottlenecks; improve health worker training; and strengthen performance management for the health system.
The Global SRH (GSRH) Team works across the CHAI matrix to support the application of global learning and best practices and provide thought-partnership and technical assistance to programs implemented by in-country teams who own our valued relationships with partner governments and who possess critical knowledge of local context and operating conditions. Underlying our approach is our commitment to achieving sustainable, transformational change at scale by working in a way that strengthens health systems and government capabilities to improve SRH outcomes.
CHAI’s Global Sexual and Reproductive Health (GSRH) Team is seeking a highly motivated individual with superior people management, problem-solving, and forecasting/quantification skills to lead the team’s efforts in supporting coordinated global supply planning processes for SRH commodities, improving visibility into country funding gaps for procurement of SRH commodities, and strengthening country forecasts and supply plans. The Manager will represent CHAI in the Consensus Planning Group/Global Family Planning Visibility Analytics Network within the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), a group of donors, procurers and partners that works to coordinate global supply planning processes for SRH commodities, improve visibility into country funding gaps for procurement of SRH commodities, and strengthen country forecasts and supply plans. This coordination helps to prevent stock outs within countries, improve resource allocation and efficiency, and manage the allocation of products when demand exceeds supply.
The Manager will supervise a team of four analysts who support CHAI country teams to improve country-level quantifications and supply plans through the Global Family Planning VAN. The Manager will support the team in providing critical country-level insights, developing analyses required to support the work of the Global Family Planning Visibility Analytics Network (GFPVAN) group, and synthesizing information for external dissemination. The role will require extensive collaboration within CHAI as well as externally with global and country stakeholders, including members of the Consensus Planning Group (CPG).
In addition, the Manager will also support additional efforts under GSRH to make a wide range of SRH commodities accessible and affordable in LMICs. This could include supporting efforts to enhance market visibility of key products across public and private sectors, landscaping the potential to expand access to new or underutilized products, and developing and monitoring product access strategies.
The Manager will report to the Senior Program Manager. The base location is limited to a CHAI program country in Africa, with a strong preference for Kenya. Expected travel is 15%.
Global Supply Coordination- Manage and support a team of four analysts tasked with improving country-level quantifications and supply plans through the GFPVAN.
Market Monitoring and Access Strategies
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