Senior Associate, Supply Chain and Financing Non-profit Careers – Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was founded by President
William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner as 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.
Job Summary: The Senior
Associate – Supply Chain and Financing will provide technical support to
Uganda’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Medical Stores to ensure access
to medicines for people affected by HIV and other infectious diseases. In close
collaboration with the MOH and other development and NGO partners, s/he will
support efforts to optimize Uganda’s HIV drug product mix, identify and
mitigate supply chain bottlenecks, and improve the drug quantification and
forecasting process. The Senior Associate will also support the Ministry of
Health to strengthen the drug management systems at facilities. In addition to
this, s/he will provide technical support to the Uganda AIDS Commission for the
design and implementation of mechanisms/strategies for sustainable domestic
financing of the HIV/AIDS response in Uganda. S/he will be responsible for a
wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis, and leading stakeholder
meetings to gaining consensus on proposed recommendations.  The Senior Associate must become quickly
well-versed with the costs, efficacy and side effects of diverse drug regimens
and formulations and must be able to navigate politics and build relationships
at every level.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Support national quantifications efforts,
    including pipeline planning, commodity gap analyses, and continuous
    monitoring of the funding for HIV Commodities and associated lab
    commodities
  • Identify supply chain bottlenecks through
    comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analysis, including field
    research and developing contingency mechanisms
  • Provide Ministry of Health Pharmacy
    Division and National Medical Stores with applied analytics support for
    decision making, including scenario modeling, cost-benefit analyses, and
    any other quantitative support required
  • Support the preparation of key reports to
    the Ministry of Health, National Medical Stores and development partners
    and other key stakeholders in the health commodities supply chain.
  • Coordinate information sharing and joint
    supply planning between the 4 major warehouses in Uganda
  • Work with Ministry of Health Pharmacy
    Division, Warehouses, Implementing Partners and National Drug Authority to
    introduce and roll out more optimal ARV medicines and technologies
  • Coordinate trainings and Continuous
    Medical Educations on new/more optimal formulations and updated guidelines
  • Work with Ministry of Health Pharmacy
    Division and National Medical Stores to improve Logistics coordination
    amongst lower level facilities, Implementing partners and District Health
    Teams.
  • Support Uganda AIDS Commission to develop
    and implement domestic resource mobilization strategies and track
    resources for the HIV/AIDS response
  • Perform any other duties assigned



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Clinton Health
    Access Initiative (CHAI) Senior Associate, Supply Chain and Financing job
    placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in a health related
    field such as Pharmacy, Medicine or Business studies
  • Three years’ experience working in health
    commodities management, public health, business, management consulting,
    finance or a related field
  • Advanced proficiency in computer packages
    such as MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and
    quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Practical project management experience
  • Experience in complex problem solving and
    stakeholder relationship management
  • Guides subset of program development
    across related project areas
  • Advises on effectiveness of program,
    systems or procedures
  • Recommends initiatives and priorities
    within a defined program area
  • Flexible in achieving work objectives as
    necessary
  • Able to work independently with minimal
    oversight
  • Coordinates and establishes credibility
    with internal and department head level external stakeholders
Desired:
  • Master’s degree in Public Health,
    Economics, Business or related field
  • Experience working in Africa and/or
    developing countries
  • Experience with Quantimed
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Clinton Health Access Initiative
(CHAI) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply Online by
visiting Link below.
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