Program Analyst, Essential Medicines

CHAI Kenya is seeking two analysts to work in the Essential Medicines program. The goal of the Essential Medicines program in CHAI is to support the Ministry of Health in countries we work in to reduce overall child mortality through scaling up of essential treatments for common childhood illnesses- the current focus being Diarrhoea and Pneumonia.

The Essential Medicines analysts will be expected to carry out a wide variety of tasks from quantitative analysis to program implementation related aspects. We are seeking two highly motivated individuals with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills. The officers must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with government officials and partners. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic.


  • To support the County Health teams in the execution of the National Diarrhoea and Pneumonia Scale up Strategy
  • To work closely with implementing partners at the regional/county levels in the execution of the National Diarrhoea and Pneumonia Scale up Strategy
  • To aggressively engage communities in counties to change current behaviours and practices around diarrhoea management
  • To Engage with players in the private sector at county levels to accelerate uptake of affordable and quality diarrhoea and pneumonia treatments
  • To actively participate in identifying high-impact opportunities in the counties to improve on the national program in Kenya
  • Support program design and re-design activities for the program at the county level and development of evaluation studies to monitor progress
  • Provide robust data management and analytical support for the various program areas as required
  • Strengthen procurement and supply chain systems for health products by improving budgeting, forecasting, distribution and monitoring systems
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager


  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in Public Health or a related field
  • Exceptional analytical, research and presentation skills of qualitative and quantitative data and strong communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a high-performance environment and demonstrated flexibility to respond to changing program needs.
  • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, especially clinical and scientific information
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word 
  • Knowledge of MS Access would be a significant advantage
  • Willingness to travel frequently and at short notice


  • Experience working in public health- preferably in developing countries
  • Experience working with Governments/Ministry of Health in developing countries
  • Postgraduate degree in public health, business, economics or related disciplines

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