CHAI International Non-profit Jobs – Coordinator, Private Sector Markets at Clinton Health Access Initiative

Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Clinton Health Access
Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening
integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care
and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s
solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines
and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving
technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for
high-quality care and treatment programs.
Since its establishment in
2002 by President William J. Clinton, CHAI has worked on the demand and supply
sides of the market to help more than 2 million HIV+ people access the
medicines needed for treatment—representing nearly half of all people and 2 out
of 3 children on HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. Building on this
model, CHAI has expanded its scope to include efforts to strengthen healthcare
delivery systems and to combat malaria and childhood illnesses.
Job Summary:  The
Coordinator, Private Sector Markets will fulfill five critical functions; which
include:
  • Driving
    new market shaping interventions that range from facilitating negotiations
    between manufacturers and importers to bring low cost diagnostics and
    treatments into the country and launching new product innovations;
  • Overseeing
    CHAI’s relationship with the National Drug Authority (NDA) of Uganda by
    supporting the registration of new products to increase patient access and
    developing and monitoring policy initiatives such as recommended retail
    prices for essential medicines.
  • Providing
    technical guidance to the MOH’s National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP)
    on matters related to private sector engagement for malaria-related
    commodities.
  • Managing
    the office’s strategy for engaging private, not-for-profit (PNFP)
    providers, developing interventions to improve dispensing behavior for key
    commodities and working with suppliers to increase availability of these
    products.
  • Analyzing
    large volumes of market data, coming from such sources as national retail
    audits, supplier sales, and CHAI’s own Monitoring and Evaluation division.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Take
    ownership of a variety of short and long term strategic initiatives to
    improve the availability and affordability of optimal products for
    diagnosing and treating the main childhood illnesses in Uganda’s private
    retail sector
  • Oversee
    all relationships with important health sector partners ranging from
    government officials to pharmaceutical sales representatives
  • Lead
    the office-wide relationship with the NDA to achieve and expedite
    programmatic deliverables, such as the registration of new products
  • Potentially
    identify and pursue new areas of work with the NDA that will have dramatic
    and leveraged impact on health outcomes
  • Collect
    and compile market data from multiple sources, including national retail
    audits, supplier sales, and NDA import records
  • Manage
    regular, deep and sophisticated quantitative analysis of market data on
    relevant diarrhea/pneumonia/malaria commodities
  • Actively
    coordinate access to data with CHAI team members, and work with them to
    make sure that the data can be made available effectively
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    applicant should preferably hold a Master’s Degree in business
    administration, logistics or a related field;
  • Past
    experience working in developing countries (specifically East Africa) is
    desired
  • Prior
    experience working in a consumer-driven culture is an added advantage
  • The
    applicant should possess at least three years’ experience in a rigorous
    private or public position, with increasing levels of responsibility and
    leadership (preferably in the pharmaceutical industry or in an intensive
    consultative capacity);
  • Exceptional
    communication and relationship management skills with ability to clearly
    communicate complex ideas;
  • Proven
    excellence in quantitative statistical analysis and problem solving
    (including excellent Microsoft Excel and/or Access skills and experience
    with STATA or equivalent;
  • High
    capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of
    results to help guide recommendations on performance improvement; Ability
    to create compelling, logical presentations and reports, using PowerPoint,
    Word and other media;
  • Comfort
    and flexibility to work independently with a diverse set of counterparts;
  • Relevant
    personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism,
    flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified
candidates who wish to join one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations
founded by one of America’s former presidents, Bill Clinton should apply online
at the web link below.

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