Clinton Health Access Initiative

Associate, HIV Program

Country
Cambodia
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Cambodia
Additional Location Description
Phnom Penh

Overview

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


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.

 

We are seeking a motivated Associate for the HIV/AIDS program who can work full-time with independence, flexibility, and urgency on multiple projects to support comprehensive service delivery for HIV patients in Cambodia. The Associate will work on and assist with multiple work streams with key global and in-country stakeholders through technical assistance, data analysis, meeting coordination and training to ensure a strong end-to-end supply chain for life-saving commodities. The candidate should be self-driven, adaptable and have a high level of comfort with ambiguity. The Associate should speak both Khmer and English (at least proficiency level), be self-assured, a fast learner, flexible coordinator, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

 

The Associate will work and coordinate with the CHAI Cambodia HIV team, and other HIV-related programs in Cambodia and CHAI global teams, and report directly to the HIV Program Manager. Professional relationships should be highly fostered and maintained with NCHADS. Additional engagement is also required with donors, partners, other national programs, sub-national health departments and related departments including the Global Fund, WHO and UNOPS

Responsibilities

  • Advise NCHADS in strategizing and launching new HIV initiatives planned for 2022 and 2023, including but not limited to:
    • National ART site (hospital) expansion strategy and implementation intended to more widely serve HIV patients at a broader scale throughout Cambodia
    • Integration strategy and implementation of VCCT (Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing) and ART sites to provide an integrated experience for potential and current HIV patients
  • Support NCHADS to maintain a strong end-to-end supply chain for ARVs and HIV diagnostics commodities:
    • Advise the logistics management unit (LMU), liaise with other units with NCHADS (i.e. data management unit, STI unit, AIDS care unit and Lab Unit), partners suppliers, sub-national programs and CHAI colleagues in other countries to keep abreast of supply-side developments and mitigate bottlenecks
    • Assist in maintaining and monitoring dashboards for ARVs (antiretrovirals) to identify stock tensions and propose mitigating actions
    • Assist in regular ARV quantification, forecasting, and procurement exercises
  • Assist NCHADS and other Cambodian national centers in facilitating of meetings and development of training and meeting materials, i.e. Logistics Supply Chain Working Group meetings, procurement meetings, logistics and supply chain meetings, ARV optimization and transition and other relevant meetings as required by government (NCHADS)
  • Develop presentations and communications to periodically brief high-level analysis of key HIV commodities such as ARVs and STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and other commodities through consultative meetings with key stakeholders across public and nonprofit sectors
  • Support bi-annual early infant diagnosis (EID) analysis and dissemination for NCHADS
  • Assist NCHADS in preparing its 3-year Global Fund budget planning and application lifecycle in end-2022/early-2023
    • Quantify and forecast all HIV commodities required by HIV patients in Cambodia for a 3-year period
    • Support Global Fund – NCHADS budget reallocation calculations and discussions throughout the year
    • Coordinate between NCHADS clinical, supply chain, data management, laboratory, procurement, and leadership teams to align on budget figures
  • Assist LMU to develop and implement the Standard Operating Procedures concerning supply chain management and quantification
  • Support NCHADS on other supply chain/stock management projects as assigned
  • Document the implementation of CHAI-supported interventions; support team to prepare donor reports and proposals
  • Provide daily assistance & collaboration with LMU, and support the Program Manager in coordinating with NCHADS in providing day-to-day technical support
  • Other relevant tasks as requested by the HIV team and NCHADS towards project goal

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience with 2+ years of relevant work experience in logistics and supply chain management (preferably in HIV commodities), a demanding, results-driven environment; preferably in public sector, public health, or management consulting or a graduate degree
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, goal-oriented with a willingness to improve, attention to detail, and strong analytical capabilities; ability to collate multiple data sources and handle large data sets
  • High-level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships with government and NGO representatives
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a multicultural and high-pressure environment
  • Strong command of written and spoken English for business purposes
  • Native or professional-level command of written and spoken Khmer

Advantages: 

  • Master’s degree in relevant field like public health, information technology, policy, logistics and supply chain or other sciences
  • Experience working with governments and ministries of health to achieve collaborative goals

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