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Senior Regional Manager, Vaccines

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Business, strategic management
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:
CHAI's vaccine program very closely supports the national immunization programs in 11 focus countries - Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam- and also engages with global stakeholders such as Gavi, WHO and UNICEF to inform global policies and practices.


1. Overview of in-country responsibilities

Strategy and fundraising of the vaccines program in-country
• Work with country and global technical staff to develop or update evidence-based and technically sound strategic plans to improve immunization outcomes in-country and to contribute to advancing the immunization agenda globally
• Inform CHAI’s global vaccines strategy with priority country needs and insights
• Support country fundraising and grant development in line with CHAI’s vaccine strategy, model, competing priorities and capabilities, both at country and global level

In-country planning of effective immunization programs, building on local and cross-country insights, needs, and capabilities
• Support country teams in developing and revising effective priorities, milestones and costed work-plans (at the level of grant, the upcoming year and quarters), and ensure those plans reflect program objectives, funding parameters, CHAI’s programmatic know-how, and synergies across CHAI focus countries
• Plan with country management and global technical managers priorities for and high-level allocation of global team support
• Support the development and revision of multi-year income allocation across all vaccines work and in alignment with program priorities and funding, including working with country teams to determine annual allocations and identify under- or over-spends

In-country implementation and progress review across entire vaccines program in-country
• Ensure global support to country implementation is effective
i. Work with country program manager, and in conjunction with other relevant global staff, to ensure critical decisions and deliverables reflect the best of CHAI, are taking into account lessons learned from other geographies, global strategies and policies and are made in the spirit of joint accountability
ii. Work with country management to foster effective and collegial collaboration between global and country team members (e.g., regularly monitoring communication and collaboration; promoting good practices and mutual understanding; troubleshooting issues as they arise)

• Provide management support for in-country implementation as needed
i. Support country teams to manage implementation of all ongoing immunization programs, including hiring, staffing, or other general management issues
ii. Work with country management to strengthen management capacity and programmatic expertise as needed

• Monitor progress against target results and provide troubleshooting support and redirect efforts as needed
i. Organize regular joint review of program performance with country and global leadership
• Regularly assess progress against targets, identify operational bottlenecks or risks, and work with country and global leadership to strengthen programs as necessary
• Work with country teams to develop strong and timely programmatic and financial updates for donor reporting and engage effectively donors.
• Contribute to sharing insights and lessons learned with other CHAI countries and with global partners

2. Overview of transversal responsibilities
Engagement between global vaccines team, country teams, and other stakeholders
• Streamline communications between global leadership and global staff and country teams, and provide regular updates on opportunities and progress to each
• Engage with relevant partners for the countries in the region (notably WHO and UNICEF regional offices, Gavi regional manager) to foster better collaboration and results in-country

Design and implementation of Regional Manager model, in collaboration with global vaccines delivery
• Communicate on the role and rationale & value-add within CHAI
• Identify improvement opportunities on the role as it is designed and implemented
• Develop and regularly update key processes and tools to support regional managers’ effectiveness

Leadership role in the vaccines program, as a key member of the global vaccine management team
• Contribute as a member of the global vaccine management team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team
• Represent CHAI and scope of work externally
• Role model CHAI values and mission

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Business, strategic management
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Reporting; Business strategy; Project preparation and planning; Project implementation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Clinton Health Access Initiative.Inc

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The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) was founded in 2002 with a transformational goal: help save the lives of millions of people living with HIV/AIDS in the developing world by dramatically scaling up antiretroviral treatment. When CHAI was founded, many viewed this goal as unreasonable because health systems in poor countries were too weak and prices of relevant drugs and diagnostic tests were too high. CHAI played a leadership role, working alongside governments and other partners, to lower the costs of treatment and help build the in-country systems necessary to provide lifesaving treatment to millions of people.

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