Senior Associate, Supply Chain and Financing US 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
  • Render support in 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 applicant for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Senior
    Associate, Supply Chain and Financing job must 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
  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Economics, Business or related
    field is an added advantage
  • Experience working in Africa and/or developing countries
  • Experience with Quantimed
Competencies:
  • 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
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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