Clinton Health Access Initiative

Program Officer for TB

Country
Cambodia
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Cambodia
Additional Location Description
Kampong Chhnang Province

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 (LMICs), 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.

 

Under a new TB Reach project, CHAI will now extend its support to the Ministry of Health on TB case detection and TB preventative Therapy (TPT) implementation.  Through this work the CHAI TB team will work in close partnership with Kampong Chhnang Provincial Health Department and CENAT as well as the Preventative Medicine Department and the National Immunization Program, to boost TB case detection and primary health care through the implementation of an "older adults clinic". This new concept proposes an integrated platform for TB and NCD screening as well as COVID-19 vaccination at health centre and in the community. The aim of the project is increase of TB case detection and TPT uptake. 

 

CHAI Cambodia is seeking a Program Officer to join the CHAI TB Team for this project. The Program Officer will work under the supervision and report to the project’s Medical Advisor. As a CHAI TB team member, the Program Officer will work closely with TB Program in Kampong Chhnang Provincial Health Department to implement the project. He/She will lead discussions and the different work streams with Kampong Chhnang TB Program manager and TB Operational District supervisors (3ODs) and OpAsha NGO for project workplan, implementation, coordination, mentoring and monitoring of activities. The role is based in Kampong Chhnang province.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the CHAI medical advisor, this Program Officer will support TB Program in Kampong Chhnang to implement the TB Reach grant to achieve the main project objectives with the following tasks:
    • Co-develop project workplan and schedules in partnership with Kampong Chhnang TB program
    • Co-develop develop project training and M&E materials in partnership with Kampong Chhnang TB program and national programs as needed
    • Assist Medical Advisor and Kampong Chhnang TB program in coordinating and providing training to HCWs and VHSG for project implementation
    • Work closely with Kampong Chhnang TB program and TB OD supervisors to coordinate the start of project implementation, both at health facilities (Health Centres and Referral hospitals) and during community outreach
  • Work closely with Medical Advisor and Kampong Chhnang TB program to reach the project objectives through monitoring, mentoring and supervising the project implementation
    • Support the Provincial TB Program Manager and TB OD supervisors for laboratory and treatment logistics:
    • Work closely with TB OD supervisors and provincial TB program manager to monitor the availability of TB test such as GeneXpert cartridges and TB drugs for treatment and TPT
    • Coordinate with CHAI Medical Advisor and TB Program Manager to ensure proper quantifications of commodities based on actual needs
    • Work with TB OD supervisors to ensure that TB presumptive cases can access x-ray through referral system
  • Support CHAI Medical Advisor and Provincial TB Program Manager for project M&E
    • Mentor the recording and reporting system implementation of integrated screening of TB, NCD, COVID-19 Vaccination for both at facility and community outreach
    • Monitor closely with TB OD supervisors the collected data and provide analytical support for problem solving
    • Coordinate and work with field partners such as OpAsha who also work for TB in Kg Chhnang funded by Global Fund for TB community activities such C-DOTS, CI, referral system and TPT.
  • Any other activities requested by the CHAI Medical Advisor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in all fields
  • 2-3 years of professional experience, preferably in public health or TB control activities
  • Strong coordination skills, proven ability to independently carry out project work streams with a focus on outputs and outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with provincial health department, operational district and NGO representatives
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Strong problem solving skills, quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations and program planning and memo documents
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in Khmer
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and high-pressure environment

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