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Senior Procurement Analyst, Global Essential Medicines

South Africa

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: South Africa
  • Grade: Junior level - Entry Level - Open for both International and National Professionals
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Procurement
    • Pharmacy
  • Closing Date: Closed

Senior Procurement Analyst, Global Essential Medicines

South Africa
Full Time
Program (Division)
Women and Children's Health - Global Essential Medicines
Additional Location Description
Please note that the location for this position is flexible and can be based in any CHAI Program Countries depending on Country Leadership approval.

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 strengthen and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit:

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) has launched an ambitious effort to scale up access to treatment for diarrhea and pneumonia, which combined, kill over 1.5 million children every year. Working with the governments of five high-burden countries and leading global institutions, CHAI’s Essential Medicines team is supporting intensified efforts at both global and country levels to plan, resource, and implement effective interventions for scaling-up access to treatment for these conditions – specifically zinc and ORS for diarrhea, and amoxicillin and oxygen for pneumonia. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Essential Medicines team has expanded its oxygen work to over 20 countries, supporting pandemic response efforts while strengthening long-term oxygen systems planning.

CHAI seeks a Senior Procurement Analyst to support the Essential Medicines team, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders. This position is intended to support the procurement workstream of the Global Essential Medicines team.

Please note that the location for this position is flexible and can be based in any CHAI Program Countries depending on Country Leadership approval.



  • Coordinate markets and technical support/inputs for the country and global procurement exercises in collaboration with Procurement Associate and technical engineers/specialists
  • Update the global procurement tracker and complete data analysis
  • Facilitate day to day communication with vendors and suppliers by Monitoring procurement email and liaising with technical and procurement teams to respond to supplier queries
  • Compile and send back frequently asked questions from vendors using questions and answers template
  • Communicate technical issues from vendors with the technical team and document feedback
  • File all solicitation documents as well as submissions from vendors using appropriate technical documentation methodology allowing for easy access during audits
  • Conduct preliminary evaluation and request for missing documents from vendors
  • Assist country teams with the necessary documentation to process product waivers, where required, and documentation required for import, where procurements are coordinated by the global team.
  • Provide relevant documents for the evaluation team and file and store reports from evaluation committee meetings
  • Participate in the drafting of documents, e.g., purchase orders, requests for quotations, requests for proposals, invitations to bid, etc.
  • Support in completing payment requests forms and ensuring that all suppliers are paid in a timely manner
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or minimum of three years of relevant professional work experience required
  • Excellent quantitative, problem-solving, analytical, operational, and statistical analysis skills and experience in handling large datasets; network analysis a plus
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including the ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity, and problem solve in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities


  • Prior experience in related industries, including Pharmacy, Biomedical/Medical engineering or Public Health
  • Knowledge of supply chain management
  • Experience managing change in developing countries and partnering with donors, branches of government, NGOs, or demonstrated experience in related areas
  • Certification in procurement (CIPS or APICS) highly desirable

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