Clinton Health Access Initiative

Senior Associate, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - India


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, in partnership with its India affiliate William J Clinton Foundation (WJCF), works in close partnership with and under the guidance of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at the Central and States' levels on an array of high priority initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes. Currently, CHAI supports government partners across projects to expand access to quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, tuberculosis, COVID-19, common cancers, sexual and reproductive health, immunization and essential medicines.


Talent is the fundamental driver of WJCF’s success in helping save lives and reduce the burden of disease. WJCF’s organizational values reflect its relentless endeavour of hiring, nurturing, empowering, and celebrating diverse and high calibre individuals who come together to work as cohesive teams. WJCF places a high premium on providing its staff with an enabling environment that encourages entrepreneurship, humility, respect, equal share of voice and fosters high impact innovation to address some of the most challenging healthcare issues. 


Program Overview


Family Planning and SRH services are critical to government of India’s Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCHA) program, which aims to achieve population stabilisation, promote reproductive health, and reduce maternal and child mortality and morbidity. WJCF works closely with the state of Madhya Pradesh to enable policy design, roll-out and implementation of SRH services with the aim to support the state government in achieving the ambitious goal of expanding access to quality and accessible RMNCHA services.


The SRH team has been supporting the government of Madhya Pradesh in scaling access to Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) services, driving uptake of Modern, Effective and Temporary (MET) methods of contraception, addressing supply chain infirmities in family planning commodities, skilling health workers in counselling and service delivery, and identifying new approaches to improve awareness and uptake of family planning services in vulnerable communities across the state. WJCF has also led path-breaking work in identifying digital approaches to effective communication in the space of family planning by leveraging a combination of behavioural science and data science.


Position Summary:


WJCF is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong analytical and quantitative skills for the role of Senior Associate, SRH. The candidate will lead the design and implementation of ongoing sexual and reproductive health interventions, while also creating new opportunities for the project to scale and sustain. The candidate will contribute to shape CHAI’s ongoing SRH support, build, scale and sustain new approaches and drive market shaping in SRH. Successful candidates will have excellent communications skills, be able to function independently, be self-motivated, can thrive in challenging environments, and have a strong commitment to excellence. We place great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, energy, and work ethic.


This role will be based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh and will report to the Program Manager, SRH.


Strategic Leadership and Stakeholder Management:

  • In collaboration with the Program Manager, define and drive the WJCF SRH portfolio strategy and lead the on-ground implementation of planned SRH interventions across the state of Madhya Pradesh
  • Develop strong, collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and ensure alignment with government, donor and global CHAI strategies
  • Work closely with the departments of family planning and maternal health at the national and state levels to identify and bridge gaps pertaining to strategic priorities, demand generation, access to services, supply chain, capacity building and monitoring and evaluation
  • Co-ordinate with other local and international development partners to leverage complimentary expertise, funding and/or relationships
  • Work with global and in-country leadership to identify and pursue fund-raising opportunities
  • Create and disseminate material, to internal and external stakeholders, to effectively communicate WJCF’s achievements in the SRH vertical

Program Team Operations:

  • Lead team management of staff and field operations team in Madhya Pradesh
  • Design data-driven interventions: conduct rigorous background research, stakeholder consultations, lead comprehensive design process, develop programs and metrics, etc. that are in line with donor strategy
  • Draft field operation plans, training modules, discussion guides, research protocols and any other such documents for pilot interventions and accompanying studies
  • Identify and support in contracting implementation partners/third party data collection agencies and manage the relationships on a day-to-day basis
  • Develop and implement an audience appropriate communications plan - draft key documents, reports, presentations, and other communications materials
  • Devise holistic strategy for scale-up – synthesize pilot outcomes, impact achieved, and lessons learnt, conduct feasibility assessments, scope for right channels for scale-up and draft operational plans

Other responsibilities as needed


  • Master's degree or higher qualification in a related field such as public health, public policy, management, or development
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in demanding, results-oriented environments in the public and/or private sector, with relevant mid-management leadership experience
  • Relevant experience in project design, management and implementation including Monitoring and Evaluation of large-scale projects
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical (qualitative and quantitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Proven track record of working in challenging multi-stakeholder environments & ability to build relationships with a range of stakeholders and drive immediate results
  • Experience structuring and leading evidence-based decision making
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, including ability to handle ambiguity, work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new initiatives
  • Willingness to travel if required and at short notice, particularly t o Bhopal and rural MP
  • Fluency in English and Hindi
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Experience managing a team, prior work in SRH space and/or with government would be a plus

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