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Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Partnership with Nigeria Ministry of Health and Uganda Ministry of Health


Market shaping initiatives to improve access to lifesaving and essential health commodities for infectious diseases, SRMNH (sexual, reproductive, maternal and neonatal healthcare), vaccine immunization etc.

LMIC Affiliation

  1. Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Nigeria Country Office
  2. Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Uganda Country Office

Site Description

Founded in 2002, 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 work with partners to prevent and treat HIV, malaria, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and cancer, accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal, infant and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and strengthen health systems. We operate in over 40 countries around the world and more than 125 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated deals on medications, diagnostics, vaccines, and other health tools. For more information, please visit the Clinton Health Access Initiative website.

CHAI operates at the nexus of business, government, and health to save lives and reduce disease. We believe the best way to create large and sustainable change is to improve government and private health delivery systems, allowing limited resources to reach more people. We do not provide health services ourselves. We negotiate global agreements that lower the prices of essential health products to make them more affordable and accessible in low- and middle-income countries. At the same time, we help governments and the private sector in these countries to better organize and manage the delivery of health services and products to accelerate the introduction and usage of the best drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other health commodities and make them available well into the future.

Nigeria Site: CHAI began operating in Nigeria in 2007. Today, with over 150 staff, we continue to work with national and state governments in various programmatic areas. Focus and flagship programs in Nigeria include accelerating the introduction of new vaccines and strengthen immunization delivery services across the country; protecting mothers by increasing awareness and access to essential family planning services to reduce unintended pregnancies; introducing life-saving pediatric and adult medicines to combat HIV, including the World Health Organization (WHO)-preferred first-line regimen, TLD; driving uptake of diagnostics and treatments for hepatitis C, malaria, syphilis and cervical cancer.

Uganda Site: CHAI began work in Uganda in 2007 to improve access to lifesaving treatment and diagnostics for children and adults living with HIV. CHAI’s work later expanded into malaria, vaccines, cancer, sexual reproductive and maternal health, medical oxygen and solar for health. CHAI has work closely with the government of Uganda in reducing the burden of disease including the covid pandemic through strengthening access to covid diagnostics, test kits, vaccines, and medical oxygen equipment. This has led to reduced covid morbidity and ensured minimal disruption to the health system.

Relevant responsibilities and requirements:

The fellow at either the Nigeria or Uganda site will join 1-2 very specific ongoing project teams, and he/she will be a fully integrated member of the project team during the secondment. While it is not yet possible to determine which project he/she will work on, it would be related to demand side initiatives to increase market access for a specific lifesaving health commodity. It will follow the typical CHAI evidence-based and analytical approach. It will require significant local government stakeholder engagement and coordination at the country level. If Nigeria or Uganda have China related engagement, the fellow is expected to act as the bridge and lead in providing value-add.

The fellow is expected to assist his/her Program Manager to develop and implement the project activities as required by the partnership framework, work plan and budget; lead and/or support data collection, interviews, quantitative analysis, report drafting to generate evidence-based policy and formulate recommendations in strategic scenarios; assist government partner teams to develop methodologies including tools, processes, key performance/success indicators that are highly relevant and appropriate for analyses, project management and goal fulfillment; monitor project implementation, provide regularly update on project progress, and coordinate project team members to ensure project goal alignment; regular relationship management with government and external stakeholder.

Typically, the candidate is expected to meet the following qualifications:

  • Fluent in English (speaking, reading, and writing in a professional setting)
  • Strong communication skills in different cultural settings and high level of sensitivity for relationship-building with stakeholders from both private and public sectors
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical background (both mindset and skillset)
  • Experience working with large, complicated data sets and/or data mining
  • Ability to work independently without extensive structural or operational support
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, either independently or with teams
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations and work in a fast-paced, multicultural environment
  • Ability to achieve maximum efficiency and impact with limited human and financial resources

Specific Site Mentors TBD depending on the specific project the fellow joins. Activities at LMIC sites will be supervised by:

Andrew Musoke, Uganda Country Director at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Board Chair, Uganda Country Coordinating Mechanism for the Global Fund

Folu Lufadeju, Nigeria Deputy Country Director at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)