Clinton Health Access Initiative

Country Manager

Papua New Guinea
Port Moresby
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Papua New Guinea


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.


CHAI’s team in Papua New Guinea is a dynamic and diverse team in addition to extended support that is available at the regional and global levels.



  • Define the Country Team's overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact
  • Build and leverage strong effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate
  • Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies
  • Oversee the financial management of the program, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning
  • Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff
  • Support human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff
  • Oversee internal management of the office's daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI's legal and financial teams
  • Support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors
  • Manage processes for internal and donor reporting
  • Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums
  • Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships
  • Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI headquarters to ensure that CHAI's global capabilities are being fully leveraged
  • Facilitate communications and coordination between stakeholders
  • Lead the M&E development and implementation plans of CHAI supported interventions and lead the country team in the preparation of donor reports
  • Manage sub grantees and ensure compliance with donor requirements
  • Ensure CHAI complies with all legal requirements of PNG
  • Ensure high staff performance, strategic thinking, efficient planning, and reorientation as needed
  • Model a strong work ethic, demonstrate leadership and motivate all members of country team, managing human resources and ensuring compliance with all government, donor, and CHAI HR policies
  • Oversee security risk management planning, staff and visitor training, and SOP adherence in collaboration with the regional and global safety & security team
  • Perform other tasks as necessary


  • Experience conceiving, planning and executing complex programs or projects with verifiable results
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, problem-solving, team building and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable in a peer relationship with political leaders such as the Minister of Health, as well as civil servants
  • Ability to navigate complex government processes with multiple influencers, and to negotiate and achieve consensus
  • Demonstrated ability to work with organization leadership on strategic, operational, and organizational issues, as a strong yet collaborative team member
  • Ability to work independently to solve complex problems without extensive structural or operational support from HQ
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, delegate and work independently
  • Ability to achieve maximum efficiency and impact with limited human and financial resources
  • Strong mentor, manager, role model and team player who supports performance from self and team
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including fluency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent plus 7 years work experience; or Advanced Degree or equivalent plus 5 years work experience; or equivalent work experience

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