• Program Coordinator, CHAI India

    New Delhi
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
  • 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, 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


    In India, CHAI’s programs span a broad spectrum of focus areas, including HIV paediatric care and treatment, health system strengthening and access to essential medicines.


    In India since 2004, CHAI has worked on various initiatives with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and has served over 350,000 people in the country, including children, mothers and caregivers. We are also currently engaged with the state governments of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat in implementing an ambitious campaign around Essential Medicines to arrest diarrhoea and pneumonia mortality in these states. CHAI has recently started a new Vaccines program to support the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the immunization cold chain and supply chain systems in the country, in addition to carrying out with focused strategic interventions in MP, UP & Bihar to improve availability and quality of vaccines.


    As a key member of the CHAI India team, the Program Coordinator will report to the Country Director and will provides operational, planning, managerial, technical and coordination support to all aspects of the India country operations. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional multitasking abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills, be extraordinarily organized, detail-oriented and self-directed, and will be experienced in operating administrative systems in resource limited settings.


    • Prepare and edit communications, correspondence, presentations, grant proposals and other strategic documents for partner governments and other stakeholders including major donors, normative bodies and other NGOs;
    • Research on topics as assigned, information synthesized and summarized for the Country Director to facilitate decision-making;
    • Careful review of the daily calendar and schedule of the Country Director, ensuring at all times that the Director’s day-to-day schedule is well planned and serviced in terms of background briefs and issues to be covered in the meetings;
    • Drafts correspondence, notes-to-the-file and contribution to the preparations of speeches, reports, presentations, newsletter etc.
    • Conduct period reviews and asses operational risks for CHAI’s program in India, craft response plans for the Country Director’s review
    • Careful review of correspondence drafted for the Country Director’s signature to ensure clarity and that the Country Director’s position is clearly reflected;
    • Drafts and/or assists in the drafting of correspondence at the request of the Country Director for clearance and signature;
    • Other responsibilities as needed


    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public health or related disciplines
    • 4-5 years’ experience of project management experience and providing support to senior executives
    • Experience in managing change in developing countries, and structuring successful partnerships with donors and branches governments
    • Excellent writing, verbal, analytical, research, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
    • Highly organized and proven ability to anticipate and articulate next steps and demonstrate good judgment in setting priorities
    • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multiple assignments, prioritize and meet deadlines
    • High level of computer literacy, including of MS Office, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Resourcefulness and resiliency; ability to find multiple paths to getting a job done.
    • Accuracy, thoroughness and dependability.
    • Energy; ability to take initiative and work independently, yet also effectively as part of a small team
    • Ability to listen and communicate clearly and effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
    • Ability to work well with diverse staff and communities we serve


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