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Associate, Sexual and Reproductive Health Supplies
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)
Women and Children's Health - Global SRH
Full-time
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Posted 3 months ago
Job Description

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

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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.


Program Summary

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:

  • Scale up access to new and underutilized products to increase choice for women and better meet their needs and preferences.
  • Increase SRH commodity security through global and country supply chain strengthening and improved financing for SRH products.
  • Design and strengthen client-centered service delivery models that will reach key populations with SRH services.

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.

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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.

Position Summary

The Associate will provide support on a portfolio of projects at the global level focused on enabling CHAI’s SRH supplies-focused work to create access to highly effective SRH products. This position will be tasked with driving forward the analytical work required to thoughtfully design strategies and craft recommendations to secure sufficient supply of critical reproductive health commodities for LMICs.

We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills, and communication abilities. The Associate must be comfortable synthesizing large amounts of quantitative and qualitative data into thoughtful recommendations. The Associate must also be able to function independently, balance multiple priorities simultaneously, and work effectively across a range of stakeholders.

The Associate will be responsible for the collection and analysis of data from a variety of sources such as shipment data from procurers and manufacturers, demographic data from household surveys, and usage data reported by countries to support development, implementation, and monitoring of market access strategies. The Associate’s work will be critical to inform the SRH team’s strategic decisions about how to expand access to high-quality, affordable reproductive health products. Through this role, the Associate will develop collaborative relationships with multiple teams within CHAI as well as other key partners in the SRH space.

This position will report to the GSRH Supplies Senior Manager and will work in close partnership with other relevant GSRH team members focused on SRH Supplies, and those focused on regional and country support of SRH programs. The position can be passed in the US or a CHAI program country in Africa, pending Country Director approval. International travel expectations are estimated to be 1 to 4 trips a year.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate CHAI efforts related to SRH product introduction for 1-2 products
  • Develop qualitative/quantitative analyses to support SRH product introduction and scale-up strategies
  • Develop M&E frameworks and monitor key indicators relevant to support SRH product introduction and scale-up strategies
  • Conduct analyses of global consumption or procurement data, or other information, as needed
  • Create clear communications materials based upon analyses
  • Present findings of analyses to a broad range of audiences in meetings and conferences
  • Support relationship management with senior-level stakeholders internal and external to CHAI
  • Develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders working in SRH supplies and commodity security
  • Work with country focal points on the GSRH team to provide input into country strategies on specific technical areas related to product introduction roll-out, supply-chain, and policy
  • Work collaboratively with various internal teams to achieve project goals
  • Contribute to key internal team operations and culture-building initiatives such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Contribute to grant development and donor reports as needed
  • Provide analytical support or support other projects as requested
  • Travel to meet with global stakeholders as well as to CHAI focus countries in Africa and Asia as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of experience, or Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 1 year of work experience
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Powerpoint, Excel, and Word skills
  • Ability to be effective, calm, and flexible in a fast-paced work environment, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and to effectively prioritize
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy
  • Willingness to work with a geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage challenging multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder situations to achieve intended results
  • Demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into an effective presentations and actionable recommendations for broad range of audiences
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and comfort working independently with little oversight
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission
  • Experience working in low- and middle-income countries
  • Strong commitment to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Advantages:

  • Prior experience in reproductive health

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