Job Vacancies in Abuja at Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc., May 2016

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

CHAI has been working in the vaccine space in Nigeria since 2011. Our work focuses on supporting the Government of Nigeria to accelerate the introduction of 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 is recruiting for the following:

Job Title:   Country Support Manager
Job Description
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding credentials, qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities, and communication skills. The CSM must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, work ethic and emotional intelligence.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, which will have direct and near-term impact on thousands of patients in need of life-saving health services. The role will be based in Nigeria with up to 50% travel in the region.


  • Serve as a key advisor to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country and global partners on the expansion of access to diagnostic testing, and the adoption of new diagnostic products and their integration into existing laboratory networks
  • Manage and coordinate diagnostics projects across multiple CHAI focal countries, with multiple work streams in each country
  • Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between LST and CHAI country teams, including country team leadership
  • Share best practices across country program to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and experiences of all programs
  • Support countries in the adoption of the recently published WHO 2013 guidelines
  • Support countries in the development of strategic and implementation plans for HIV diagnosis in adults and children, including EID, CD4 and VL testing.
  • Support the adoption of current and new HIV and TB diagnostic products and their integration into existing lab networks
  • Assist Ministries of Health to build capacity to perform technical evaluations to drive regulatory approvals and ensure that new technologies perform accurately, conduct operational pilots to demonstrate the cost effectiveness and impact of new products on patient outcomes, and assist with analysis and writing of evaluation reports
  • Develop and share deployment models and strategies for how to maximize the impact of existing and new diagnostic technologies
  • Prepare impact analysis and build tools (forecasting, budgeting, work plans, etc.) to support countries’ activities
  • Assist Ministries of Health in the development of testing policies and national implementation plans, and the creation of operational systems to support the wide-scale implementation of new and existing diagnostic products, such as training, quality assurance, and data management
  • Work with CHAI country teams, governments, and partners to identify funding for increased investment in new diagnostic products
  • Design and implement monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the impact of new and existing technologies and assess progress against project goals
  • Assist LST to manage global supplier relationships through product demand forecasting, market analysis, sharing of market intelligence, and supporting price negotiations
  • Provide remote and in-country technical assistance to CHAI country teams and governments in support of work streams related to diagnostics
  • Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree plus 4-6 years work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in both French and English, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations and work on complex analyses
  • A high degree of self-confidence and the ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization – with fellow team members, and senior executives from Ministries of Health and partner organizations
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills, and a commitment to improvement and creative thinking with a capacity to critically assess prior achievements and develop stronger solutions and processes
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to learn on the job quickly
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams simultaneously and work independently
  • Available for up to 50% travel
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word


  • Previous CHAI experience
  • Policy and program management experience
  • Experience supporting governments in implementing health systems in resource-limited settings
  • Experience working in management consulting, investment banking, or similar environment
  • Experience living or working abroad, particularly in developing countries
  • Demonstrated success in training, coaching and supporting fellow team members and partners at all levels of an organization to build capacity in a sustainable manner
  • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS and TB

Job Title:  Senior Program Manager
Job Description:
CHAI Nigeria is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong management experience as Senior Program Manager. The Senior Program Manager reports directly to the Deputy Program Manager, RMNCH and manages a high-achieving team of national and state level officers to deliver multiple deliverables under the RMNCH program. The SPM provides the day to day management on program implementation, ensures timely completion of program deliverables, and manages the review, analysis and interpretation of program impact results. The SPM will ensure effective linkage and reporting between the state teams and CHAI Nigeria Senior Management team.

Responsibilities / Requirements

  • Oversee the implementation of the MNH/FP program workplans including planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting;
  • Manage and coordinate activities across multiple work streams, managing communication with Senior Management and ensuring monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements to program donors are met;
  • Develop and manage key relationships with government and nongovernmental stakeholders at the National and State levels
  • Represent CHAI at policy making and guidelines development forums at the National level, while providing technical support to state teams for same processes at the state level
  • Develop research protocols and obtain necessary ethical approvals as needed for specific interventions in the program
  • Drive internal strategic planning and budgeting processes related to the RMNCH work streams and oversee project performance against workplans and budget;
  • Provide technical guidance and oversee quality of deliverables and ensure that communications and work products that are shared externally meet CHAI standards;
  • Identify strategic areas for expansion or redirection and guide strategic planning or proposal development as needed;
  • Ensure effective documentation and file management within the programs;
  • Ensure effective communication of state level programs with the Deputy Program Director and Country Director
  • Promote effective communication within the program in order to ensure well-coordinated workstreams
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Director.
  • A master’s degree in business administration, public health, international policy, or a related subject and experience in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical, public health, or development sectors; or Bachelor’s degree with exceptional experience
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a Managerial position at a non-governmental or private sector organization
  • Exceptional strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments;
  • Proven program management skills, based on several years of experience in strategic, operational, and/or financial management of complex, multi-stakeholder programs/projects;
  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions, even where credit is due; commitment to ensuring our government partner is the owner of our work together;
  • Well-developed analytical skills with ability to develop and apply quantitative models using Excel and other tools to address specific challenges and improve working practices with a focus on outcomes;
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using PowerPoint and other communications media;
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.

Job Title:   Associate, Vaccines Program
Job Description
The Associate, Vaccines Program – with Cold Chain Logistics focus – will join the vaccines team to enable CHAI, the Government of Nigeria, state governments, and partners achieve transformational impact in increasing routine immunization coverage rates to reduce childhood mortality across Nigeria. He/she will also support the implementation of an ambitious program of activities to introduce new vaccines such as PCV and Rota into the immunization schedule; strengthen program management and underlying health systems to deliver immunisation services, increase availability of sufficient functional cold chain capacity to safely store and transport vaccines and improve stock availability to enable higher immunisation coverage. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The successful candidates must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with team members, government officials and partners. Additionally, the successful candidates will adhere to the CHAI values of: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.

The Associate will be based in Abuja with some domestic travel to the field.

  • Support the Department of Logistics and Health Commodities (DL&HC) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) with the planning and execution of an ambitious program of activities to support delivery of its strategic goals around stock adequacy at all levels, cold chain expansion, optimization and maintenance as well as establishment of a critical mass of supply chain leaders.
  • Work with the NPHCDA, State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDA) and partners to identify critical bottlenecks with supply and cold chain logistics at national and state levels. This will include all areas of cold chain capacity requirements for new vaccine introductions at the national and state government levels; supporting governments to develop tools for routinely updating the cold chain inventory and monitoring cold chain expansion in line with cold chain plans. Additionally prepare materials and job aids for training of health workers on cold chain equipment and their maintenance.
  • Provide analytical support for decision making around new initiatives related to the vaccine cold chain and supply chain systems.
  • Advise design, testing, and implementation and evaluation of interventions to improve immunization supply chain and cold chain logistics performance and efficiency and address critical bottlenecks and ensure the translation of findings into appropriate changes in policy and practice
  • Support CHAI immunization supply chain program design activities and development of evaluation studies to monitor progress.
  • Represent CHAI at relevant technical working groups and meetings and provide appropriate technical support to the TWGs as necessary, ensuring that activities are well coordinated and working group deliverables are met
  • Be aware of and up to date on developments in the immunization space and provide contextual information to support decision making.
  • Actively participate in identifying, designing, and implementing high-impact interventions to improve routine immunization coverage rates in states.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Four years of relevant experience (with at least 2 years in international development or global health). Master’s degree in public health/epidemiology, vaccine science, economics, business administration, or public policy preferred; or Bachelor’s with exceptional experience
  • Excellent understanding of immunization and vaccine issues in Nigeria and globally.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including high proficiency in MS Excel.
  • 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 others
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations and short reports, including high proficiency in MS PowerPoint.
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations.
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word.


  • Experience working in public health- preferably in developing countries.
  • Experience working with national and/or sub-national Governments/Ministries of Health in developing countries

How to Apply
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