Senior Analyst
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Abuja, Nigeria
2d ago
source : Indev Jobs

Most vaccines must travel through supply chains containing between three and five sometimes more storage points to get to the last mile.

In order to be available to be administered, vaccines must be correctly forecasted, ordered for accurately, managed well in-store, issued and selected for distribution accurately, and delivered on-time and in-full to their next destination.

However, many countries struggle to keep all of these processes running smoothly, which threatens full stock availability at the last mile.

Supply chains are further strained as countries introduce more vaccines to protect children from a wider range of diseases.

For example, a recent study found that 38% of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa reported national-level stock-outs. When this happens, according to the study, there is an 89% chance that a stock-out will occur lower in the supply chain, often negatively affecting the last-mile.

To help ensure that children are able to access the full schedule of life-saving vaccines, CHAI supports supply chain work in several countries that is focused on ensuring that certain core elements and practices are in place :

Critical supply chain processes forecasting, ordering, issuing, distribution, etc. have high-quality, well-defined processes that are adhered to by all staff throughout the supply chain.

Supply chain managers and EPI programs have visibility into critical data points and key performance indicators, such as stock-outs, on-time in-full distribution, and order accuracy.

Supply chain leaders, at each critical supply chain tier, regularly meet to review performance data, identify problematic performance areas, and implement solutions.

We are seeking a Senior Analyst to join the global vaccines delivery team and contribute to CHAI's work in vaccine supply chain globally and across all its focus countries, in collaboration with another global area owners.

Base location has global flexibility with a strong preference for one of CHAI's Vaccine Program focus countries in Africa, pursuant to CHAI country team leadership approval.

Significant travel (at least 35%) is expected.


  • Provide high-value strategic and analytic support to design and implement in-country initiatives which will dramatically improve vaccines supply chain performance in collaboration with CHAI country teams.
  • Provide input on the approach needed to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to vaccines supply chain, in line with the program strategy and model.
  • Contribute to the design, planning and execution of high-impact projects with country teams to sustainably transform the vaccines supply chain in CHAI focal countries.
  • Projects might include diagnosing the end-to-end vaccines supply chain and developing strategies and interventions for improvement, improving vaccines ordering and inventory management which may include improved used of technology and data for management, assessing opportunities to integrate vaccines supply chain with other commodities, and supporting thoughtful implementation of data management tools and systems.

  • Support continuous development and effective dissemination & use of programmatic "tool kit", lessons learned, and other know-how related to vaccines supply chain across CHAI's vaccines program.
  • Contribute to the team's efforts to inform national and global practices and policies related to vaccines supply chain.
  • Inform practices & policies based on robust evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners to promote improved outcomes of immunization programs.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in vaccine supply chain and establish yourself as a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global immunization community.
  • Support dissemination CHAI's programmatic insights to the global immunization community as appropriate.
  • Support the development of CHAI's vaccines program around vaccines supply chain, in collaboration with program and country leadership.
  • Support development of program-wide and country-specific objectives and strategies regarding vaccines supply chain.
  • Support scoping and development of new grants.
  • Contribute to program thought leadership in supply chain to deliver against current and future goals.
  • Support ramp up of new CHAI staff and new focus countries and strengthen capabilities of existing CHAI staff in supply chain, leveraging the institutional knowledge from CHAI vaccines program.
  • Support program and grant management, with a focus on vaccines supply chain work, in collaboration with program and country leadership.
  • Contribute to assessment of progress against overall objectives & milestones in areas of focus and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, action plan going forward, and key risks & opportunities.
  • Support assessment of the effectiveness of CHAI's theory of change and approach related to vaccines supply chain in focus countries and recommend improvement opportunities.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree; study of business, science or engineering with a focus on supply chain management preferred
  • At least 1-3 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in an analytical role related to inventory management or supply chain management
  • Exceptional skills in problem-solving and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data (including quantitative modeling, data analysis, business case analysis, study design)
  • Robust understanding in the design and execution of inventory control systems (e.g., understanding of min-max system, 2-bin system, Newsvendor problem) and supply chain management
  • Excellent communication skills in English (including synthesis & presentation) with diverse audience
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong & effective relationships in a multicultural and often remote work environment
  • Demonstrated capacity to synthesize evidence into an effective presentations and actionable recommendations for broad range of audience, including Ministries of Health, global donors and policy makers
  • Exceptional ability to work independently, setting and achieving ambitious targets with limited guidance, managing competing and sometimes shifting priorities, often under tight deadline
  • Ability to travel extensively (at least 30% of time) to focus countries and other locations as need for work (for in-country support, global working groups, conferences, etc)
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