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Analyst, Vaccines

Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe)
  • Grade: Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Analyst, Vaccines

Country
Zimbabwe
City
Harare
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Zimbabwe
Overview

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. We work with our partners to strengthen the capabilities of governments and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. See https://clintonhealthaccess.org/

 

Vaccines Program


Immunization is a powerful tool for saving lives and improving health outcomes globally. Each year, national immunization programs reach 22 million infants in sub-Saharan Africa alone, and since the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was launched in 1974, 2 to 3 million deaths have been averted each year, globally. For every dollar invested in immunization, there is a US$16 return, making it one of the most cost-effective public health interventions available. However, despite these tremendous successes, significant gaps remain, with 2 million children (primarily in lower-income and lower-middle-income countries) dying each year from vaccine-preventable diseases, and an estimated 20 million children still under-immunized. Since 2010, CHAI has worked to save lives and reduce the burden from vaccine-preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services in resource-limited settings. CHAI does this by strengthening national immunization programs at the country level and leveraging that experience to improve the global immunization ecosystem.


In Zimbabwe, CHAI is initiating its vaccines program by working with EPI to strengthen immunization management systems. Even though Zimbabwe maintains relatively high immunization coverage rates and has successfully introduced new and under-utilized vaccines, the immunization program continues to face significant challenges in resource mobilization and effective utilization. Economic pressures, currency volatility, and fast approaching transitions from development partner support require EPI to develop innovative management systems to not only maintain immunization coverage levels but improve them to achieve targets and save more lives.

 

Position Overview


CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, results-oriented individual with strong problem solving and analytical skills for the Analyst position. The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, can thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence.

 

The Analyst will be based in Harare and will report to the Program Manager. They will support scoping initiatives, planning and implementation of interventions of the grant among other responsibilities. They will also work closely with CHAI’s Global Vaccine team who will provide additional technical support.

Responsibilities
  • Analyze planning processes, tools and templates currently being used in the Immunization system for optimization and develop an improved operational       planning package.
  • Support coordination of planning efforts between the Government agencies (national as well as sub-national) and partner agencies.
  • Develop data dashboards and coordinate the launch of data review mechanisms/platforms at the provincial level.
  • Conduct workload analysis on the National EPI workforce and devise a model to evaluate current staffing gaps, hiring requirements and a feasible recruitment   
  • Support advocacy efforts to motivate the Government into accepting the recommendations of the above-mentioned EPI staff workload analysis.
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant experience in a demanding results-driven environment; engineering, management consulting, finance, public health or related field
  • Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative modeling) and data visualization skills
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to work well in a diverse work environment, easily adaptable and respectful in cross-cultural settings
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, particularly clinical and scientific information
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Advantages

  • Experience working on health related issues in resource-limited settings
  • Experience developing dashboards and statistical models
  • Knowledge of vaccine delivery, health systems strengthening and/or global healthcare systems
  • Experience working with Government institutions and/or working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments
  • Willingness to travel frequently and at short notice

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