Sr. Associate, Vaccines Delivery Team – Global Monitoring & Evaluation Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) – Boston, MA, USA
In 2010, CHAI launched a vaccine program to apply the techniques it has used successfully to improve access to HIV/AIDS and malaria treatment in developing countries to essential vaccines, one of the most cost-effective public health interventions.
The CHAI Vaccine Program aims to increase access to immunization services through 4 strategic goals:
- Accelerate the introduction and sustain high coverage of new vaccines: CHAI is increasing the speed and efficiency with which new vaccines are introduced and reach target coverage with a current focus on pneumococcal, rotavirus vaccines, pentavalent and IPV.
- Enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of vaccines cold chain and logistics systems: CHAI aims to increase and sustain effective immunization coverage of existing and new vaccines by enhancing (1) the safety and potency of vaccines administered, (2) the adequacy of immunization supplies when and where they are needed, and (3) the value for money of the vaccine delivery system.
- Enhance the planning, resourcing & execution of national immunization programs:CHAI aims to improve the processes and capabilities of national and sub-national vaccines programs in focus countries to develop and implement robust immunization strategies as well as to sustainably improve the outcomes from these strategies
- Improve pricing and offering of key vaccine and cold chain equipment by shaping markets and negotiating price reductions for major antigens and cold chain equipment and by accelerating introduction of appropriate and valuable new cold chain technologies.
CHAI’s vaccine program supports very closely the national immunization program in several focus countries, namely Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Cameroon, and Mozambique. CHAI’s vaccine program also engages with global stakeholders such as GAVI, WHO and UNICEF to improve global policies and practices.
We are seeking a motivated individual with outstanding monitoring & evaluation, analytical, and problem-solving as well as excellent project management and communication skills to be the global Monitoring & Evaluation lead for CHAI’s Vaccines Delivery program.
The candidate should be particularly resourceful, result-oriented, and able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment, with limited guidance.
There are 4 key areas of responsibilities for this role: (1) Lead M&E work for CHAI’s vaccines program at the global level, providing critical input on results assessment, learning and program design; (2) Provide technical and managerial support on key M&E and impact evaluation projects of CHAI’s Vaccine program, notably within CHAI focal countries; (3) Enhance M&E know-how and impact within CHAI’s vaccines program; and (4) Provide thought leadership to help identify and address government immunization data quality issues and data use challenges
Specifically, activities associated with this role might include (but are not limited to):
- Lead M&E work for CHAI’s vaccines program at the global level, providing critical input on results assessment, learning and program design
- Design, plan and implement an overarching M&E framework for program and grants in conjunction with vaccines program managers to ensure robust program design and M&E
- Coordinate M&E activities and regular M&E updates across the vaccines program (e..g, M&E data collection, validation, analysis and interpretation) to support timely and effective program & grant management
- Support regular donor reporting on program outputs and outcomes
- Support vaccines program evaluation
- Support design and implementation of result-oriented monitoring and evaluation projects, including study protocol development, questionnaire design, data collection and analysis, and process management where necessary
- Support documentation and dissemination of results and lessons learned from CHAI’s work in immunization
- Support change management necessary to strengthen M&E implementation and impact in CHAI’s vaccines program
- Provide technical and managerial support on key M&E and impact evaluation projects of CHAI’s Vaccine program, notably within CHAI focal countries
- Enhance M&E know-how and impact within CHAI’s vaccines program
- Serve as the global point person and thought leader for M&E across the vaccines program
- Develop and document M&E-related know-how (e.g., processes, tools, lessons learned); and serve as an interface with other CHAI programs or partner organizations to exchange know-how
- Provide M&E skill-building and coaching to key staff across vaccines program as necessary
- 4. Provide thought leadership to help identify and address government immunization data quality issues and data use challenges
- Map government data management systems for immunization and identify weaknesses in national processes for data collection, analysis and use in focus countries
- Help design targeted interventions to improve monitoring and evaluation processes, use of data for decision-making, and accountability for execution of activities for national immunization programs
- Document and disseminate findings to global and in-country stakeholders as relevant.
- A Master’s degree, preferably in a quantitative or health related discipline (e.g., epidemiology, economics, engineering, business)
- At least 3 years of work experience or a post-graduate degree in a field requiring both analytics and presentation skills
- At least two years of relevant work in M&E with experience in evaluation methods, sampling strategy, and survey design
- Proven track record in managing challenging multi-stakeholder situations to achieve intended results
- Ability to build working relationships in a multicultural environment, sometimes under resource-limited conditions and tight timelines
- 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, to develop and execute work-plans, and to achieve specified goals with limited guidance and oversight
- Ability to travel extensively to focus countries and other locations as relevant to work (e.g., country support, global meetings)
- Proficiency at Microsoft excel and in utilizing a statistical analysis package, such as STATA or SAS, although specialized modeling or programming experience is NOT required
- Familiarity with managing and analyzing large data sets
- Knowledge of vaccines, health programs or health supply chains with experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Experience in a top tier management consulting firm
- Experience working with government in developing countries
- Experience designing and implementing quantitative models and/or impact evaluation and/or qualitative research