Associate, Cold Chain and Logistics, Associé, Chaîne du froid et Logistique, Yaoundé, The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Associate, Cold Chain and Logistics, Associé, Chaîne du froid et Logistique, Yaoundé, The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.

CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work:

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

CHAI Cameroon is looking for a dynamic, energetic individual with exceptional people skills, highly qualified and experienced to support the efficiency and performance of vaccines cold chain and logistics in Cameroon through the Ministry of Public Health. We are keen to hear from people with above attributes.

This Associate will support efforts in Cameroon to deliver the objectives of the EPI, under the guidance and direction of the Program Manager and other team members. The Associate will manage different components of the program and engage with national and sub-national stakeholders in cross-cutting disease programs and MOH departments. The Associate will provide both strategic and technical support to MoH relevant departments to meet project-specific objectives and milestones within stipulated timeframes, working closely with CHAI’s Global Vaccines Delivery team.

The position will be based in Yaoundé with domestic travel.


Lead in supporting the MOH to improve the efficiency and performance of vaccine cold chain in Cameroon.

Support the EPI along with other stakeholders in the design of the new CCEOP application for the FPP.

Improve visibility into country immunization stock and other Supply Chain data and capacitate logistics groups (national and sub-national) to make better informed, data-driven decisions at country level. This will be done by collaboratively operationalizing the Forecasting Toolbox (a Unicef led product of SFA 2021) with concrete steps forward based on country-level input and building on best practices from other health areas

Implement interventions to ensure sufficient and appropriate cold chain infrastructure for improved location and frequency of immunization sessions and ensure stock adequacy to reduce access barriers and increase coverage especially in areas with large zero dose populations.

Support implementation of LMD programs in key geographies, with special focus on reaching zero-dose communities through improving last mile availability of vaccines and sustainability & scale of LMD approaches

Support the development of a robust Integrated maintenance system for biomedical equipment.

Lead in development of innovative approaches and tools as well as documentation and dissemination of best practices on vaccine cold chain Logistics improvement.

Ensure the temperature management systems is optimal at all levels of the health system.

Support the elimination of exposure to temperature excursions during transport.

Support the Program Manager to identify and define CHAI’s overall strategy within the program area, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact.

Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, identify the most critical hurdles to scale-up, and develop innovative strategies to address them.

Liaise closely with technical partners in government to monitor and evaluate interventions against objectives and targets, bringing in technical expertise when needed to ensure rapid implementation.

Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort for successful implementation and scale-up.

Support the Program Manager to develop and manage work plans, budgets, schedules and logistics plans for key activities.

Perform other tasks as necessary.


Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 3-4 years of work experience in a fast-paced environment

Exposure to global public health challenges, health systems strengthening and/or experience working with Government bodies

Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, entrepreneurial spirit, ability to operate without extensive structural or operational support

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to build strong and effective working relationships with government and NGO representatives

Excellent command of written and spoken English for business purposes, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations

Proficiency at Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and/or other data-analysis tools

Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and high-pressure environment

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently with minimal instruction

Strong openness to feedback and willingness to improve


Experience in healthcare and knowledge of the Cameroonian MOH, EPI, and regional and district health offices

Technical knowledge and experience in the area of immunization

Management consulting or private sector experience with a focus on excel modelling, report/grant writing and project management

Master’s degree or equivalent or any training in Vaccines logistics

Able to communicate in French and English language

Previous work experience in Cameroon

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