The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Country Support Manager
Location: NigeriaProgram (Division): Non Communicable Diseases – Vaccines Market Team
We are seeking a Country Support Manager to landscape the HFSE ecosystem in 3-4 focal countries in sub-Saharan Africa, which will help inform the development of CHAI’s new program.
This role will function as a core member of CHAI’s cross cutting HFSE team (currently housed within the broader Vaccines Markets Team) and will work alongside country teams to develop and lead this research.
Broadly, these ecosystem analyses will entail desk research and secondary data compilation to landscape each country; on-the-ground research that seeks to uncover government, development partner, and private sectors capabilities, barriers, and opportunities within HFSE; and health facility assessments. This individual will be responsible for transforming these findings into a robust and succinct evidence base that will be publicly disseminated.
The individual will be expected to manage senior-level internal and external relationships, work with CHAI’s country and technical teams to devise evidence-based strategic plans and provide effective project management to execute high-impact research. The candidate will have substantial opportunity to shape CHAI’s approach in developing these programs across focus countries.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding leadership and project management skills.
The candidate must be able to drive the development and implementation of this program with significant autonomy, have deep personal commitment to producing high-quality results, and have the ability to lead in a challenging and multi-cultural professional environment.
ResponsibilitiesResearch design & planning:
Work with the team to develop an ecosystem analysis approach for a multi-country deep dive into the local health facility solar electrification ecosystem
Conduct secondary research that spans health and energy policy government structures, strategies, and plans; partner and intervention mapping; and the private sector market
Develop interview questionnaires and data collection tools.
Ecosystem analysis implementation:
Engage multiple government ministries to understand their knowledge, capacity, and prioritization for HFSE
Landscape local service providers (LSPs) and evaluate their offerings against government HFSE needs, capabilities, and priority areas
Landscape current areas of public-private partnership and collaboration within the national health and energy systems; identify challenges, best practices, and opportunities.
Consolidation, analysis, and dissemination:
Design structured output of ecosystem analysis findings and implications on broader HFSE Program
Collate country health, cold chain equipment, and energy data and analyse for strategy development (e.g., for country profiles and prioritisation)
Formally synthesise findings per country and across regions to inform HFSE strategy
Disseminate findings internally and externally as needed.
Leadership, communication, and coordination:
Nurture strategic relationships with development and private sector partners to foster collaboration and optimize the impact of HFSE and related interventions
Share country updates across teams to inform focal country HFSE priorities and keep teams current on ongoing areas of support
Collect, consolidate, and share lessons learned and best practices (strategies, tools, and experience) internally and externally to maximize impact of learnings
Provide support on crosscutting country / global work streams, including internal and external reporting.
Bachelor’s Degree and at least 6 years of working experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
At least 3 years of program management experience with wider portfolio of technical areas or program countries
Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships in a complex and multicultural environment
High emotional intelligence, patience, and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations
Strong organizational abilities
Proactive, adaptable, and comfortable paving the way in new programmatic areas
Ability to travel, mainly to CHAI focus countries and other global/regional engagements (approximately 40% of the time).
Demonstrated experience managing complex projects involving multiple teams, including priority setting, planning, budgeting, performance review and management; and influencing with limited authority
Strong experience in developing new research approaches and conducting primary and secondary research
Exceptional problem-solving solving skills and analytical capabilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to create persuasive presentations and written reports
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently
Previous experience working on a CHAI country team
Previous experience working in public health, especially in governance, systems strengthening, financing and /or management of operations at sub-national level, or similar fast-paced, output-oriented environments
Strong experience of engaging with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries
Professional proficiency in a second language of a CHAI vaccine program country, particularly French
Knowledge of energy/solar market, health systems strengthening, and/or health financing.
How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Note: There is flexibility in the base location for this role across CHAI program countries in the sub-Saharan African region, pending leadership approval