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Manager, Vaccines Markets

United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Managerial Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
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Manager, Vaccines Markets

Country
United Kingdom
City
United Kingdom
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Non Communicable Diseases - Vaccines Market Team
Additional Location Description
Flexibility of placement in CHAI Programmatic Country pending country leadership approval.
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, 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 website.

 

Overview of CHAI’s Vaccines Program

 

To ensure all children have access to effective and affordable immunization, addressing the main causes of child mortality, CHAI’s Vaccines Markets Team works with vaccine manufacturers, Gavi and other global stakeholders to improve availability, affordability and diversity of supply for existing and future Gavi vaccines. In doing this, CHAI is applying the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment: improving market demand transparency for individual suppliers, and working closely with these suppliers to optimize their commercial, costing and pricing strategies in low and middle income markets. In doing so, this ensures the availability of vaccines at affordable yet commercially sustainable prices.

 

The pandemic context has only reinforced the importance of CHAI’s Vaccines Markets team’s work, coupling the need to ensure supply security for existing vaccines, for which demand and supply dynamics are being disrupted, with the need to accelerate time to market of a suitable COVID-19 vaccine on an unprecedented time frame. CHAI is working closely with many partners towards this goal.

 

The Vaccines Markets team is seeking a Program Manager to lead a small team and supplier-facing engagements to achieve affordable yet sustainable global vaccine prices and supply, with a particular focus on Gavi-supported vaccines for Gavi eligible countries. The Program Manager will be responsible for managing several key supplier relationships, conducting business planning engagements and driving a global supplier sustainability agenda. The Program Manager will also be involved in CHAI’s COVID-19 work with global health partners. The role requires extensive collaboration with CHAI’s vaccine delivery team, external partners (e.g., Gavi, BMGF, CEPI, Linksbridge) and other members of the Vaccines Markets team.

Responsibilities

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding strategic, analytical, communication and leadership skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director, Vaccine Markets Team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage a remote team of 2-3 Associates on projects to strengthen supply security and affordability of current and future priority vaccines in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Build and lead relationships with suppliers that currently produce or have the potential to produce relevant antigens for developing markets, with a focus on Indian suppliers.
  • Lead the design and subsequent project management of specific business planning projects with select suppliers.
  • Guide and manage the Associates involved in these business planning projects to conduct analyses related to vaccine market dynamics (e.g., demand forecasts, uptake models and market access strategies; production development, cost reduction and manufacturing strategies) and supplier sustainability.
  • Lead CHAI Vaccines Markets Team’s strategy development on supplier sustainability and related engagements. Specifically, this entails taking a holistic business, portfolio, pipeline, and market perspective to support Developing Country Vaccines Manufacturers (DCVMs) in becoming commercially sustainable, reliable LMIC suppliers.
  • Lead preparations of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global policy and increase the evidence base for high-impact interventions.
  • Creatively scope and initiate projects that contribute to further improving supply sustainability and accessibility of vaccines for low-income countries.
  • Support the development of concept notes, donor proposals and reports, and initiation of new projects.
  • Lead knowledge and data management for the team
  • Any other duties as required by the Associate Director, Vaccine Markets
  • 25-30% international travel time required once situation allows
Qualifications

Minimum requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance required
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in a fast paced, results-oriented work environment; i.e., experience in strategy consulting, investment banking or pharmaceuticals is strongly preferred
  • Proven team management skills with a good eye for people development/coaching
  • Clear strategic/structured thinker with very strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to work independently and effectively in a high-performance, dynamic environment and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English with the ability to represent CHAI externally; fluency in other languages is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with individuals of varying levels of seniority
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and remote environment
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Strong commitment to teamwork, team mission, and hard work

Advantages:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Economics, Public Health or other related disciplines
  • Experience working with vaccine manufacturers or with country facing vaccines work is a strong plus
  • Prior knowledge or experience of global health partners
  • Experience living and working in low-resource settings

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