Analyst, Essential Medicines and Oxygen Access
Asia and the Pacific: India
Analyst, Essential Medicines and Oxygen Access
- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - India
- Additional Location Description
- Raipur, Chhattisgarh
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries.
In India, CHAI works in partnership with its India registered affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF) under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States' levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, WJCF supports government partners across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, COVID-19, common cancers, sexual and reproductive health, immunization, and essential medicines.
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WJCF has been supporting the Government of Chhattisgarh in strengthening its medical oxygen infrastructure by optimizing supply chains, improving governance of the oxygen ecosystem in the state, building capacity of workers across the oxygen ecosystem, and providing evidence for policy and action through advanced analytics.
To foster healthcare reforms across Oxygen Access and other programmes, WJCF CHAI also supports strengthening of health systems in the state to improve availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability of broader public healthcare services in the state.
With the objective of reducing maternal, child, and overall mortality from hypoxemia related cases, WJCF is supporting the national government and the states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab in improving the supply and use of high-quality oxygen services at the health facility level to ensure that hypoxemic patients receive oxygen therapy leading to improved patient outcomes. To achieve this objective, the program focuses on the following key elements:
- Increased sustainable financing for oxygen access
- Effective planning and strategies to manage oxygen systems
- Affordable, efficient, and high-quality oxygen procurement and distribution systems
- Improved clinical administration and technical management of oxygen
- Improved data, information systems, and monitoring for oxygen access
At the national level, WJCF is supporting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) coordinate with the health leadership at the states level to ensure availability and access to oxygen, capacity building to ensure optimal functioning and monitoring of oxygen infrastructure, and uptake of digital systems for monitoring oxygen demand and efficient asset utilization. At the states level, WJCF is supporting the state health and facility level leadership define governance structures, ensure optimal maintenance and upkeep of oxygen assets, build capacity for efficient utilization of assets and provision of clinical care, monitoring use of and access to oxygen, and develop and leverage requisite structures and financing mechanisms to ensure sustainability. Through this support WJCF expects to ensure access to high quality medical oxygen to manage hypoxemia, including in cases high risk cases such pneumonia; maternal, neonatal, and paediatric cases; respiratory diseases, at intensive and high-dependency units and for trauma / emergency care, while ensuring adequate preparedness to manage surge of Covid19 cases or on account of other acute or seasonal respiratory ailments.
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with excellent analytical ability and strong communication skills for the role of Analyst, Essential Medicines and Oxygen Access. The Analyst will work closely with the state and national teams and will be expected to develop and manage strong relationships with the Department of Health & Family Welfare (DoHFW) to support program conceptualisation and implementation initiatives. The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be self-directed, adapt to the program’s differing needs, and be committed to excellence.
The candidate must be able to function independently and flexibly. We place great value on qualities such as resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Support the State Engagement Lead and the DoHFW in developing program implementation strategy, planning, and implementation of initiatives for oxygen access and health systems strengthening.
- Undertake extensive research and develop an in-depth understanding of oxygen needs and landscape i.e., oxygen manufacturers, suppliers, users, and intermediaries; to inform program strategy and implementation at the state level.
- Develop clear activity plans, in line with the program strategy, and support implementation of initiatives / activities at program sites.
- Engage with and support WJCF program team, including field staff; and divisional and district-level health staff, for accomplishment of program goals.
- Monitor and support the State Engagement Lead and government stakeholders in identifying and bridging gaps in supply chain.
- Generate insights on issues related to quality, composition, supply, and administration of medical oxygen and suggest corrective actions.
- Reconcile parallel data sources to facilitate monitoring, synthesis, and analysis of data to draw meaningful insights. Oversee analytics, data-systems, and insight generation.
- Support monitoring of activities, milestones, and outcomes; including tracking key outcome/impact indicators (as defined in the program logframe), tracking of key implementation activities, etc.; and identify, communicate, and recommend interventions where needed.
- Support development of collaborative relationships with government stakeholders, technical and clinical experts, development partners, suppliers, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support development of compelling presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders, such as progress narratives, update notes, research articles, etc.
- Support in the planning and execution of capacity building initiatives for key government functionaries and service providers on relevant competencies for sustained ownership and delivery.
- Perform other responsibilities as requested by programme leadership.
- Master’s/Bachelor’s degree in management, economics, public health, engineering, computer science, statistics, operations research, or allied areas
- Minimum 2 years of work experience in private or public sector enterprise; consulting; public health
- Excellent quantitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills
- Exposure to data visualisation tools such as Tableau, Power BI, etc. will be an added advantage
- Excellent knowledge of program implementation, trainings, monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience of developing trainings and monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports, and summary forms
- Ability to develop new and manage existing relationships with multiple stakeholders
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
- Experience structuring and leading evidence-based decision-making processes
- Excellent structured oral and written communication ability