Vaccines Country Implementation and Access Manager Ghana & West Africa

  • Full Time
  • Ghana

Johnson and Johnson

Job Purpose

The responsibilities & the impact YOU will have:

Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical device markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.

Empowering families and communities to live healthy, productive lives and create healthier futures inspires Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing commitment to make life-changing and sustainable differences in global public health. We focus on improving maternal, newborn and child health, addressing global health challenges such as multi-drug resistant TB, HIV, vaccines (COVID 19 and Ebola), worm-based infections, and obstetric fistula and long bone fracture. We bring science and technology expertise, research and development capabilities, and our global resources to develop treatments and cures, deliver lifesaving prevention and care, and design smart policies that help pave the way for large-scale, long-term solutions. Together, with governments, non-governmental organizations, implementing groups, industry partners and non-profit foundations, we partner on innovative approaches to make a difference for people everywhere to build the foundations of lasting health.

GPH is recruiting for a Vaccines Country Implementation and Access Manager Ghana & West Africa, which will lead efforts on advancing Immunization Access Strategies and Programs on the African Continent on behalf of Johnson & Johnson GPH. This role will be responsible for implementing Vaccine access strategies, supporting the implementation of vaccines programs and interventions in critical countries on the continent, and working with a variety of stakeholders, including internal stakeholders (medical affairs, external affairs, program leads, government affairs, regulatory, consumer strategy & insights) and external stakeholders (country level key opinion leaders, government officials, development & implementation partners).

The position will report into the GPH Vaccines organization- Africa Implementation & Access Lead for Vaccines and work closely with the SSA Implementation Manager as well as the Medical Affairs Manager for Vaccines.

The Main Duties And Responsibilities Of The Position Are

Work with the sub-regional / country level Global Public Health Vaccine team and other J&J functional focal persons (GA&P, CSI, Regulatory, MAF) to implement the GPH Vaccines strategies, programs & activities.
Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) on vaccines for country /sub region to inform the GPH Vaccine team on country/ sub-regional vaccine deployment plans, policy topics, stakeholder vaccine projects/programs and insights.
Lead the tracking and documentation of last mile distribution of the Janssen vaccine at the country & sub-regional level.
Identify areas of opportunity and gaps with respect to vaccines implementation and access in country / sub-region and feed information and insights to the GPH Vaccines team; advise areas of opportunity that would add value to the Health System.
Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at the country/sub-regional level to position J&J as a trusted partner in the vaccine’s ecosystem.
Lead engagements with vaccine stakeholders to facilitate access and provision of relevant information on the vaccine to inform decision making and guideline inclusion etc. at country level.
Contribute to activities that position the Janssen vaccines as vaccine of choice the at country/ sub- regional levels in the post pandemic phase.


We’d love to hear from YOU, if you have:


Degree in Science, Health Policy, Public Health, or other relevant areas of specialization required including a Post-Graduate Specialization (preferred)


Experience and Skills:

Domain Knowledge
Strong knowledge of vaccine, immunization, public health systems and policies on the African continent.
Knowledge of market access & HTA methodologies
Deep knowledge of the African Continent and healthcare environment and experience working on the continent
Experience and knowledge of stakeholder engagement and maintenance of stakeholder relationships / collaboration and partnerships
Knowledge of the multi-lateral vaccine relevant institutions and country level agencies and organizations that are relevant to vaccine procurement and deployment is required


Experience working on regional and local implementation of new vaccine programs preferred.
Experience in key account management type role, helping to streamline processes and remove roadblocks, is required.
Experience in stakeholder management is required.


Demonstrated leadership ability to identify strategic priorities, bring together different internal groups and deliver results.
Ability to operate in an evolving ecosystem, helping to establish new approaches or solutions is required
Ability to work cross-functionally and be able to influence senior leaders and peers is required
Strong cross-cultural and teamwork skills is required
Sound ethical judgement and integrity and an ability to build effective working relationships both internally and externally is required
Strong oral and written communication skills to influence and effectively lead internal and external audiences to desired outcomes is required
Ability to advance on multiple priorities under pressure is required
Strong program management skills is required
Self-motivation, Impact and influence required
Strategic thinking & business acumen required
Drive to make a difference is required


Multiple language skills preferred, including local languages for specific region supported in Africa
Experience working with industry groups and alliances preferred
Experience working with government agencies and multilateral agencies /development partners preferred
Consistent record in identifying policy trends affecting public and private health sector and/or the biopharmaceutical and advancing policy solutions is preferred

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Ghana are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!

Primary Location

Ghana-Greater Accra-Accra-


Johnson & Johnson Middle East FZ-LLC (Ghana branch) (8451)

Job Function

Public Affairs

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