Vaccine Program Officer

OVERVIEW

Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.

In 2010, CHAI launched a vaccine program to reduce mortality and morbidity from vaccine preventable diseases by improving access to immunization services through national immunization programs. CHAI’s vaccines work began in Africa and has since expanded to include countries in Asia. CHAI began vaccines work in Indonesia in early 2017 with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the goal to accelerate the introduction of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) by providing direct support to Indonesia’s Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH).
CHAI started supporting Indonesia’s Ministry of Health in 2010 to scale up adult anti-retroviral therapy, through improving supply chain management; as well as technical assistance for improving the quality of ART and laboratory systems to support HIV care and treatment. In recent years, CHAI has expanded its support to the Ministry of Health to other areas including hepatitis and helping to facilitate BMS to and donate pan genotyping DAA, daclatasvir, more effective treatment for HCV patient, improving access to family planning, point of care diagnostics, mhealth, maternal and child health, and technical support for the Ministry of Health’s drive to sustainably fund healthcare. In mid-2016, CHAI launched its vaccines program to introduce new vaccine introduction, PCV, to EPI, Ministry of Health Indonesia, The focus of the program is to support the EPI in new vaccine introductions, assisting the government to make an-informed and coordinated decision on PCV introduction
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with experience working in public health and client-facing positions and with strong planning, coordination and communication skills to work as a Program Officer with the CHAI Indonesia Vaccines Program. Together with other CHAI staff and the EPI/MOH team at central and sub-national levels, the Program Officer will support the coordination of the successful PCV end-to-end introduction. The Program Officer role will focus in particular on ensuring strong sub-national planning and preparations for the upcoming PCV introduction as well as support post-introduction monitoring and coverage improvement initiatives. This will include supporting the development of materials, planning and facilitation of assessments, trainings, capacity building, and other support as needed. The Program Officer will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia but will be required to travel within the country and be responsible for updating the broader CHAI team and central level government on key challenges observed at the points of service delivery and advising on improvement interventions.

Program Specific Responsibilities:
• Assist other members of the CHAI Vaccines team in executing project strategy, including developing plans and guidelines, assessments, training materials, work plans, budgets, and other program materials to support effective execution of the program
• Develop strong working relationships with governments and other key stakeholders at both national and sub-national levels and build capacity of government health staff relating to execution of program activities, data analysis and usage, and other topics as needed
• Develop programmatic activities needed at sub-national level to facilitate a timely and strong PCV introduction and oversee the implementation of these activities
• Collect data regarding performance of the PCV vaccine and broader immunization program to identify challenges and guide strategic planning or proposal development needed for future sub-national program development
• Support CHAI Indonesia Vaccine Team and CHAI Global Vaccine Team by facilitating access to information and key stakeholders as necessary, and provide updates on the sub-national vaccine landscape, especially related to new vaccine introductions (NVI), cold chain, service delivery, and immunization program management
• Perform other duties that may be assigned by Program Manager, Program Director, Country Director or requested by global Program Director
Skills and Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of seven years or Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 2-3 years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
• Experience in healthcare, with preferably a background in vaccines or related field
• Experience working with the Ministry of Health particularly at provincial, district, or Puskesmas levels in Indonesia
• Experience in building and maintaining collaborative, senior-level relationships and working with multiple stakeholders at subnational level
• Experience in engaging with subnational stakeholders including government bodies, government officer, NGOs and other institution in relation with this function
• The ability to build communication with sub-national level stakeholders and to convince stakeholders
• Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform strategy and program design
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well under pressure while maintaining flexibility
• Possess self-motivation and comfort working independently with little oversight
• Ability to travel extensively without any constraints (e.g. legal or personal)
• Fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia

Advantages:
• Field coordination experience
• Experience in writing reports, emails communication, and proposal for programmatic activities
• Knowledge of vaccine cold chain supply and management is a plus

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Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. By working in association with governments and other NGO partners, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and, to date, CHAI has secured lower pricing agreements for treatment options in more than 70 countries. In addition, CHAI’s teams are working side-by-side with over 30 governments to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

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