Clinton Health Access Initiative Analyst, Supply Chain, Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Program Jobs in South Africa

Clinton Health Access Initiative Analyst, Supply Chain, Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Program Jobs in South Africa


Overview

  • 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.

  • CHAI approaches some of the most pressing issues in global health with a business-oriented strategy to fundamentally change the underlying economics. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for diagnosis and treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. By addressing global market failures and accelerating access to the most effective, high-quality health products at affordable and sustainable prices. CHAI helps patients access the care and treatment they need.

    Team Overview

  • Over the last few decades, South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) has made significant progress in increasing access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Maternal and Neonatal Health services in South Africa. However, gaps still exist.

  • Maternal and child mortality continues to be a significant contributor to overall mortality rates and wide variations persist in quality and access to comprehensive, integrated healthcare services, especially for women and adolescents.

  • To address these challenges, CHAI South Africa’s (CHAI SA) team is supporting the NDoH at national and provincial 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, across both public and private sector channels, aimed at significantly increasing uptake of quality health services for women and adolescents. This is done through the provision of technical assistance to support the development and deployment of strategic and operational plans, resource optimization in the short and long term and galvanizing key stakeholder coordination.

    Position Overview

  • The Supply Chain Management (SCM) Analyst will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from quantitative analysis to collaborating with stakeholders, including NDoH, suppliers and other partners, to building workable and sustainable solutions to strengthen healthcare systems. The Analyst will be expected to support the SCM associate in areas of engagement relating to improvements in supply chain-related data integrity, market intelligence, demand forecasting, quantification, and initiatives related to holistic supply chain strengthening.

  • The ideal candidate must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, excellent communication and writing skills, be self-directed, be able to adapt to the differing needs of the program and have a strong commitment to excellence. The Analyst will be based in Pretoria, South Africa and will report to the SRMNH Program Manager. The role requires travel to the various provinces in support of project deliverables and objectives and the duration of the role is until December 2022.

    Responsibilities

    Specifically, key responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the healthcare systems, referral protocols, pharmaceutical and
    diagnostic landscape related to the SRMNH within South Africa and globally, including key priorities, challenges and gaps in order to inform program development.

  • Assist in the development and presentation of SRMNH medicines and equipment forecasting and quantification analysis to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Work with the SRMNH team to identify, test and create business cases for innovative interventions/products, that if taken to scale, will improve health outcomes for MNH or result in reduction in costs for care of mothers and babies in alignment with the DoH strategic goals and priorities.

  • Participate in working group(s) to support evidence generation for implementation of initiatives to optimize access to medicines and equipment.

  • Support in the development and delivery of compelling presentations and participate in stakeholder engagements related to program implementation and reporting for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Document best practices to showcase successes and opportunities that can be taken to scale in the form of case studies, articles, and abstracts for submission to journals and conferences.

  • Developing and maintaining program databases and dashboards for performance monitoring and evaluation.

  • Support the SRMNH Program Manager on key deliverables and ad-hoc requirements, as needed.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Public Health, Business, or a related field.

  • A minimum of one-year professional experience in a private or public sector setting and with increasing levels of responsibility and experience.

  • Strong analytical skills and advanced technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset: demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems, in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with a strong commitment to excellence, both internally and externally, and with limited structural support.

  • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment.

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations that translate the results of team activities into meaningful implementation recommendations.

  • English language fluency, both written and verbal.

    Advantages:

  • Experience using statistical software, such as Stata, SAS, SPSS or R.

  • Knowledge of SRMNH, health systems strengthening, and/or global healthcare systems.

  • Experience working with international partners in country.

  • Management consulting or other relevant private and public-sector experience.

  • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term programme objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.

  • Demonstrated organizational and leadership skills.

  • Willingness to travel as and when required.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Clinton Health Access Initiative Analyst, Supply Chain, Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal Health Program Jobs in South Africa


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