Logistics Jobs - Distribution and Marketing Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)


Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative

About the Clinton Health Access Initiative:
The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. CHAI’s solution-oriented approach focuses on improving market dynamics for medicines and diagnostics; lowering prices for treatment; accelerating access to life-saving technologies; and helping governments build the capacity to provide high-quality treatment.

In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics.

Job Summary: The Distribution and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for establishing, implementing and coordinating demand and supply-side interventions to ensure availability of affordable, high-quality ORS and zinc products throughout Uganda.
Duties & Responsibilities:
·         Analyze and map the private sector value chain to identify key decision makers and areas of inefficiency
·         Conduct market analyses and develop business cases to demonstrate to suppliers the market potential
·         Develop and coordinate a private sector forum to harmonize efforts in the scaling-up of access to diarrhea treatment and malaria treatment and diagnosis
·         Develop incentive structures to encourage expansion of distribution and provider education efforts, potentially including marketing-match grants and volume-based bonuses
·         Enhance private suppliers’ promotion efforts, including detailing and CMEs
·         Explore distribution opportunities beyond traditional pharmaceutical channels
·         Develop and coordinate a national effort to train private sector health providers in the proper treatment of diarrhea in children with ORS and zinc
·         Conduct and analyze market research to inform the development of a demand generation strategy, potentially including focus groups, surveys, and data analysis
·         Develop a robust media strategy that will ensure maximum value for money, and that incorporates the use of innovative media and non-media options
·         Other responsibilities, as needed
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment in the private sector, ideally with a focus on supply chain or marketing and sales
·         Outstanding analytical, management, and communication skills
·         Strong problem solving skills and quantitative analytical capabilities, including fluency in Excel
·         Demonstrated success in coordinating partners and developing relationships in order to drive a multi-stakeholder process
·         Entrepreneurial mindset and strong self-motivation
·         Ability to develop and execute a coherent programmatic strategy, amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
·         Exceptional time-management skills and the ability to manage multiple work streams in parallel under tight deadlines
·         Ability to function independently and flexibly
·         CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic

Advantages:
·         Advanced degree in business, marketing, logistics, public health, or a related field
·         Experience in a rigorous private sector environment such as strategy consulting or finance
·         Experience in private sector supply and distribution, ideally in the pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields
·         Marketing and sales experience for pharmaceutical or consumable products

How to apply:

Deadline: 31 Jan 2013

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