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CHAI has partnered with the Government in Lao PDR since 2014, supporting the Ministry of Health (MOH) across several health programs including Supply Chain Strengthening, Malaria Elimination, HIV and TB Access, Oxygen, COVID-19, Emergency Operations, Laboratories and Health Information Systems. Since 2018, CHAI has been working closely with the Maternal and Child Health Center (MCHC) to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and strengthen and sustain immunization (EPI), including in the context of Lao’s anticipated transition away from external financing of EPI and other MCH programs. Increasingly, our EPI/MCH approach aims to be patient rather than program centred and integrated within broader primary health care, aligned to MoH’s strategy and vision for achieving universal health coverage.
The EPI and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Senior Program Manager will oversee a diverse team of CHAI staff to support the MoH to improve service delivery for women, children and families across Lao PDR. The current, evolving scope of work includes working with MoH counterparts, other development partners and CHAI teams to:
The Senior Program Manager will report to the Director, Primary Health Care and will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, but with travel within the country up to 25% of the time.
Working together with and supported by the CHAI Lao PDR leadership team, the EPI and MCH Senior Program Manager will be responsible for:
Perform other duties that may be assigned by country leadership.