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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Analyst, Supply Chain Management - Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

Job Title: Analyst, Supply Chain Management

Job Location   Multiple Countries (UK, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia)  Type   Full-Time Paid
Business Unit   New Initiatives  
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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 make life saving commodities more affordable and available in developing countries by mobilizing new resources and optimizing the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management.

Background on Supply Chain Management Initiative
CHAI is building on its successful work in HIV and malaria treatment to support the development and execution of ambitious new efforts to strengthen and streamline the supply chain both to and within developing countries for high quality and essential health products in a sustainable manner in order to increase levels of accessibility. These efforts will focus on a number of countries in creating market structures that can assure that products are high quality, widely available and affordable. In parallel, CHAI is leading efforts to develop mechanisms to deploy new information and communication technologies effectively in order to streamline supply chains and/or increase demand for products.

CHAI is recruiting Analysts for the Supply Chain Management Global team to focus upon supporting the design and implementation of CHAI’s Supply Chain strategy, reporting to The Director of Supply Chain Management. The Analysts will engage directly with governments and relevant local stakeholders across multiple countries and provide support to other CHAI team members. They will be based in a location, to be determined, facilitating close access to sub-Saharan Africa. Very frequent international travel will be required, potentially for extended periods of time.

The Analysts will play a crucial role devising CHAI’s Supply Chain strategy, leading to the creation of an actionable and specific implementation plan. The Analysts will perform the initial analysis of the existing landscape in countries, of the distribution channels, both public and private; as well as market assessments to identify key products and requirements.  The Analysts will facilitate implementation, though the provision of technical and operational assistance, creating or refining procurement and supply chain structures nationally, in order to ensure that targeted products reach the end users in a timely and efficient manner and affordably. The role could also include heavy involvement in the identification, evaluation and piloting of new technological solutions aiming to facilitate effective and sustainable supply chain rationalization.


    Work to strengthen local market structures to increase access to life-saving commodities by scoping and identifying local market opportunities in-country for prioritized commodities
    Analyze supplier landscape and production economics for prioritized commodities
    Engage with local partners, including local manufacturers, to identify the opportunities for increasing supply of and access to prioritized commodities
    Provide technical and operational assistance to countries to design and implement concrete implementation plans
    Interact with country and global CHAI teams to achieve objectives of supply chain strategy, providing technical and managerial assistance.
    Other responsibilities, as needed


    Minimum 3 years private sector work experience, ideally in strategy consulting, business and corporate development, or other fields that require deep understanding of marketplace dynamics, deal structuring, and negotiation
    Outstanding academic credentials;  MBA or other relevant graduate degree preferred
    Experience working with international and national global health donors and partners strongly preferred
    Exceptional analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
    Ability to understand incentive structures, and engage and persuade senior-level executives and other stakeholders
    Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
    Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment
    Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including financial, regulatory, clinical and scientific information
    High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

How To apply:

Deadline: 25th May 2013