CHAI Technical Advisor - Vaccines Markets Jobs in South Africa

CHAI Technical Advisor - Vaccines Markets Jobs in South Africa


  • 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:

    Overview of CHAI South Africa

  • Over the last few decades, South Africa’s Department of Health (DoH) has made significant progress in increasing access to vaccines in South Africa. However, service delivery challenges still exist. To address these challenges, CHAI South Africa’s (CHAI SA) team is supporting the DoH at national, provincial and district levels to implement a broad range of activities, across demand generation, supply chain strengthening, service delivery expansion, quality improvement and strengthened program monitoring and evaluation, aimed at significantly increasing uptake of quality health services.

  • The Clinton Health Access Initiative (“CHAI”) strives to be an equal opportunity employer and promotes fairness, respect, equality and dignity in the workplace. CHAI welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourages people from historically disadvantaged groups to apply.


  • The Technical Advisor will be part of the CHAI Vaccines team working to achieve affordable yet sustainable global vaccine prices and supply. The Advisor will report into the South Africa team and work closely with the Global Vaccine Markets and Global Vaccines Delivery teams.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    South Africa Country team

  • Develop a deep understanding of decision-making processes for vaccine introduction (including for COVID-19), product switches, procurement processes, and financing considerations in South Africa

  • Design and implement strategies to share relevant routine market intelligence on vaccines with immunization stakeholders in-country to inform and influence priority decision-making (e.g., identify relevance of new vaccine insights to countries based on pipeline candidates and commercially-available products)

  • In collaboration with other CHAI teams, foster strong relationships with and support country stakeholders in immunization policy, procurement and implementation (e.g., analytical and coordination support related to vaccine product selection, new vaccine introduction and switch decision-making)

  • Support efforts to optimize procurement policy and support evaluation of tender offers to optimize tendering outcomes (i.e., improved access to affordable products)

  • Understand healthcare dynamics, regulatory policies, price and access pathways and anticipate new trends that may influence the access environment

  • Develop market access roadmaps and readiness assessments prior to new product introduction

  • Act as key point of contact in-country for any discussions related to vaccines markets (e.g. engagements with vaccine supplier(s) and/or other global partners).

    Global Vaccines Markets team

  • Contribute insights from middle income countries to support supplier engagements (e.g., demand forecasting, supplier access strategies, regulatory access)
    and global/regional middle income country initiatives (e.g., Immunization Agenda 2030, Africa MIC Regional Pooled Procurement, UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Exchange Forum).

  • Lead development of a robust understanding of decision-making processes for vaccine introduction (including for COVID-19), product switches, procurement processes and financing considerations in base and middle income countries in the region (e.g., Algeria, Eswatini, Namibia) and synthesize insights to become CHAI’s thought leader on vaccine procurement in middle income countries.

  • Pro-actively liaise between CHAI Global Vaccines Markets and South Africa and eSwatini Country Teams to share bi-directional insights and proactively identify areas for deeper collaboration (e.g., to support South Africa’s new vaccine introduction priorities).

  • Lead development of effective working relationships with partners in South Africa and middle income countries in the region and support regional efforts to improve vaccines affordability and access.

  • Prepare reports, presentations, and other analyses to inform global policy, supplier and country practices for enhanced vaccine procurement and access in middle income countries.

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of national and regional market access plans.


  • Any other duties as required.

  • Domestic and international travel may be required.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree with strong academic performance required.

  • 5 or more years of professional experience, in a role that demonstrates an ability to manage complex projects, conduct quantitative (e.g., forecasting) and qualitative analyses and work across multiple teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with individuals of varying levels of seniority.

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills, robust analytical and quantitative analysis skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and remote environment.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Strong commitment to teamwork, team mission, and hard work.


  • Experience working with vaccine manufacturers or pharmaceutical industry.

  • Experience working in South Africa or other middle-income countries in vaccines/other health-related areas and having an established network in these locations, ideally including knowledge of/experience working with government(s).

  • Experience living and working in low-resource settings.

  • Advanced degrees in management, public health, or other relevant fields.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Technical Advisor - Vaccines Markets Jobs in South Africa

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