Oxygen Markets Senior Analyst at the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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Clinton Health Access Initiative – Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems and expanding access to care and treatment in the developing world. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to lifesaving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs.

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Job Title: Oxygen Markets Senior Analyst

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Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full Time
Program (Division): Women and Children’s Health – Global Essential Medicines

Overview

  • CHAI’s Essential Medicines team is leading efforts to address pneumonia and diarrhea – the top 2 causes of deaths in children – with a focus on driving scale-up of zinc and oral rehydration solution (ORS) to treat diarrhea and amoxicillin and supportive oxygen therapy to treat pneumonia
  • The Essential Medicines team is now leveraging its existing competency in oxygen therapy to rapidly respond to the clinical care needs of COVID-19 pandemic. Working with global partners, CHAI is part of a multi-country effort to urgently establish critical oxygen therapy infrastructure and services, and plan and implement long-term, sustainable improvements in oxygen availability.
  • The Essential Medicines program is looking for a Senior Analyst who can shoulder the dual responsibilities of the working on both improved supplier relations, with a focus on Chinese manufacturers, and supporting the planning and implementation of country programs
  • The role entails working with an entrepreneurial mind-set and self-motivation. A highly qualified, dynamic, energetic person with exceptional people skills and experience of working in challenging environments would make for a strong candidate for this role. Demonstrated application of analytical skills and problem solving in complex environments would be essential. Previous exposure to strategy projects and working on outputs for senior leadership, especially with the government, would help bolster the application.
  • Position location is flexible to CHAI Program Countries pending appropriate work authorization and leadership approval. Preferred locations: United States, Hong Kong, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Nigeria or Uganda.

Responsibilities

  • Building on the landscaping of the Technical Advisor of the CHAI Oxygen team, support the achievement of strategic price reductions for high-potential pulse oximeters for focus countries (Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria) as well as globally, if feasible. This includes cultivating relationships with high-priority suppliers identified through the landscaping, developing and sharing required market intelligence, and working with the Senior Manager to develop and implement the strategy and approach towards price reductions
  • Maintain / update a global landscape of suppliers of oxygen concentrators and related equipment and accessories; advise the Senior Manager on any opportunities for price negotiations in this product category
  • As required, support the CHAI Oxygen program in engaging with innovators to provide guidance on overall market for pneumonia commodities, in order to ensure that innovations meet market needs and are viable / scalable given market conditions
  • Support / lead need projections and demand quantifications for various devices part in the respiratory support commodities package
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications

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  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, plus 2-4 years’ work experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner, including for technical documents such as national plans and guidelines.
  • Exceptional analytical skills (qualitative and quantitative), advanced excel proficiency preferable.
  • Proven negotiating and interpersonal skills with ability to promote consensus, communicate progress and results, and resolve issues in a proactive manner, while ensuring effective work practices and ethics
  • Cross-cultural empathy and sensitivity; an awareness of developing world concerns; the genuine desire to build close and productive working relationships with people from different business cultures and geographies
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Strong desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, limited-structure, high-pressure, multicultural environment
  • Experience travelling to and/or working in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and/or South East Asia
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to analyze and innovate on team priorities and focus areas across market systems and technology innovations team prior
  • Ability to travel approximately 30% of the time to focal countries
  • Basic proficiency in Mandarin.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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