The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
In Cambodia, CHAI provides technical and management assistance to the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia with a long-term goal to enable Cambodia to achieve malaria elimination. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Cambodia is to ensure CNM has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination. In 2015 and 2020, CHAI helped the Cambodia government develop Malaria Elimination Action Framework (MEAF) 2016-2020 and MEAF2 2021-2025 for malaria elimination and has assisted in the mobilization of donor resources for the implementation of national strategies as per the MEAF. Cambodia has a goal of eliminating P. falciparum by 2020 and P. vivax by 2025. CHAI works closely on day-to-day basis with CNM technical units in multiple areas including strengthening clinical services through Village Malaria Workers (VMW) network and helping strengthen surveillance and analytics to improve prevention and response interventions.
CHAI Cambodia is seeking a Program Officer to support the national malaria elimination program in designated operational districts (ODs). Key focus areas will include the roll out of surveillance strategies in context of malaria elimination and strengthening of program management to ensure successful transition to and sustainability of the national elimination program in long term and in compliance with Program management Guidelines released by Principal Recipient of Global Fund grants in malaria in Cambodia. The Program Officer will establish and maintain direct relationships with the ODs and Health Centers (HC) and will ensure the delivery of high-quality CHAI support to these health levels. S/he will actively identify and resolve bottlenecks in implementation and work toward building the capacity at OD and HC levels as per CHAI program goals.
The Program Officer will be working on daily basis with 2 – 3 different ODs in Kratie province. The position reports to the Senior Program Officer and will be based at an OD office in the province with substantial travel within the province is expected.
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. S/he should be able to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently. The ideal candidate will also possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.