CHAI Program Officer - Immunization Programs Jobs in Kenya

CHAI Program Officer - Immunization Programs Jobs in Kenya


  • 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. For more information, please visit:

  • CHAI began working in Kenya in 2005, and is supporting the government to effectively and efficiently develop scalable solutions to deliver lifesaving health services. Our Vaccines Team has been operating in Kenya since 2011 and the vision is to assist the Government of Kenya to reach its goal of routine immunization coverage for all children. This will be achieved by enabling the Ministry of Health to step up the quality of its strategic planning for Vaccines, and by supporting execution against this plan.

  • This team is currently seeking a Program Officer to help develop and implement immunization programs in Kenya. Reporting to the Program Manager for Immunization Management, the Program Officer will be part of an established team in Kenya that works very closely with the Ministry of Health’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), interacting on a regular basis with government officials, donors, NGOs and civil society.

  • The Program Officer will be based in Nairobi, with frequent travel to the field, up to 50%.


  • The successful candidate will have three primary areas of responsibility, which correspond to the four key pillars of best-in-class strategic planning and execution.

    Immunization Strategic Planning

  • Support the Ministry of health in gathering the necessary evidence and data to inform immunization actions at all levels of the immunization program.

  • Work with the Ministry of health, county governments, and partners, to ensure the immunization data is utilized in implementing strategic actions

  • Support costing and evidence-based prioritization of activities within the immunization strategic plans

    Strategic Implementation of Immunization Programs

  • Support regular assessment of the immunization program

  • Support data analysis, dashboard generation and developing visualizations to inform implementation activities.

  • Supporting in integration of data analytics activities into routine MoH processes and activities.

    Capability Building for Immunization Programs

  • Leverage best practices on strategic planning and execution to adapt and embed those process within the Ministry of Health and county governments.

  • Identify opportunities for mentoring / on-the job skill transfer for Ministry of Health staff at all levels.

  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts.

  • Continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact; document and share lessons learned.

  • Other responsibilities as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree and 3-5 years of work experience in a data demanding results-driven environment.

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency at data analytics and data visualization.

  • The ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders and quickly demonstrate credibility.

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) and good attention to detail.

  • Deep experience in program management and project delivery, ability to work proactively within a context of ambiguity and to remain focused on impact.

  • Proven track record working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments.

  • First-hand experience of strategic capability building, with previous exposure to strategy work at organization level.

  • Experience working with government institutions.

  • Personal qualities including resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time within the country.

  • Professional fluency in both English and Kiswahili.


  • Experience working and knowledge in GIS analytics and mapping.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Program Officer - Immunization Programs Jobs in Kenya

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