Clinton Health Access Initiative

Program Associate, SRMNH

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Malawi


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:


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.

Program Overview


CHAI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health program aims to reduce unintended pregnancies and related impact of maternal mortality and morbidity by increasing access to essential reproductive health products and services in partnership with governments by pursuing global and country-focused market-shaping opportunities and in-country engagement around guidelines, registration, tendering, procurement and service delivery.


In addition, CHAI aims to strengthen government health systems and build the capabilities of ministries of health to deliver robust, integrated reproductive health programs including to adolescent girls and young women.


Underlying CHAI’s approach is the development of effective, government-led management systems that serve as the backbone towards facilitating program implementation, support transition and enable governments to sustain progress, while also providing for the continued growth and evolution of a country’s SRMNH program.


Position Overview


CHAI is currently implementing a sexual and reproductive health program, working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH) Department of Reproductive Health and implementing partners. The program aims to increase access to a broad contraceptive method-mix, through accelerating the introduction, uptake and scale up of new contraceptive commodities.

CHAI Malawi therefore seeks a motivated individual to support the implementation of this program, working closely with MOH to ensure successful introduction and scale up of these products. The Program Associate will be based in Lilongwe, Malawi with up to 50% travel in-country, and will report to the Senior Program Manager, SRMNH.


  • Support development of a detailed commodity introduction and scale up plan, proactively seeking input from relevant stakeholders into the plan.
  • Work with MOH to coordinate partners to ensure adherence to and implementation of the introduction and scale up plan.
  • Support development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan for product introduction, including conducting routine field supervision visits, data collection, and routine data analysis of national and program data.
  • Support review of national service delivery guidelines, training materials and reference manuals to integrate new FP products.
  • Support/coordinate provider trainings and mentorships as required by closely working with MOH and district coordinators.
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen data management and supply chain systems at national, district and facility levels.
  • Creatively analyze and visualize data and develop presentations, progress reports, and other knowledge products to share successes and challenges met during product introduction and scale up.
  • Support Family Planning commodity annual quantification exercises as needed.
  • Work with MOHP and other stakeholders to identify available resources, analyze funding gaps and mobilize resources to fund national plan.
  • Coordinate closely with MOH and partners on product introduction taskforces.
  • Support the Senior Program Manager in the development of work plans, reports and other program deliverables.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, such as Public Health, Nursing, Social Sciences, Logistics, or Management; experience on M&E preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in demanding, results-oriented environment in the public and/or private sector.
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and tactfully to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills required, including experience using Excel for quantitative analyses or costing.
  • Excellent ability to communicate effectively using PowerPoint and Word.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy and to present results in both narrative and graphic form.
  • Proven ability to operate independently, multitask, and set and achieve ambitious targets with limited guidance.


  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field.
  • Prior experience and/or expertise in SRMNH.
  • Experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa or other resource-limited and multi-cultural settings.
  • Experience working with government ministries (Ministries of Health, and/or local governments).

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