Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira Magazines, 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. In 2014, CHAI established a partnership with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Lao PDR to support the health system. In 2021, CHAI’s work focuses on increasing access to medicines through strengthening the country’s public health supply chain, strengthening maternal and child health including vaccination, responding to health emergencies, and supporting the country’s efforts to eliminate malaria in all forms.".
CHAI's nutrition supply chain integration project aims to use a cross-cutting approach focused on: 1) Increasing stock visibility through the scale-up of an electronic medicines inventory management system, 2) Institutionalizing processes and capacity to efficiently utilize information for decision-making and 3) Strengthening MOH staff capacity to address challenges affecting availability of Nutrition products.
All activities are done together with the MOH, with the goal of building capacity of relevant MOH staff to effectively coordinate the supply chain for health commodities.
Summary of Position
CHAI is seeking a highly-motivated individual with strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to work as a Program Officer on the CHAI Access to Medicines and Supply Chain program based in Vientiane Capital. The Program Officer will work together with the Medical Product Supply Center and Nutrition Center staff in Vientiane Capital to strengthen the implementation of the MOH’s integrated supply chain strategy to increase the availability of nutrition products. This will include support on the development of materials, planning and facilitation of trainings, conducting supervision visits to health facilities, capacity building, and other support as needed.
The PSM Program officer will be based in Medical Product Supply Center and Nutrition Center, after completing onboarding. This role will involve significant travel to provinces, district hospitals and health facilities around the country.
Key responsibilities of the PSM Program Officer include, but are not limited to: