Founded in 2002, by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world.
In Cambodia, CHAI provides technical and management assistance to the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) with a goal to accelerate Cambodia’s drive to malaria elimination by 2025. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Cambodia is to ensure CNM has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans and necessary financial resources for implementation. In 2015, CHAI helped Cambodia develop Malaria Elimination Action Framework (MEAF) 2016-2020 for the elimination of Plasmodium falciparum by 2020 and the strengthening of the malaria surveillance system was recognized as a critical gap. In 2016-2017, CHAI assisted CNM in the mobilization of donor resources for the implementation of MEAF strategies, including the development of new malaria information system and its roll out.
CNM is currently collaborating with different partner organizations to strengthen the Malaria Information System (MIS) in order to facilitate case-based reporting and response at health facility level. In 2018, using the new MIS, CNM plans to launch the malaria elimination program in selected provinces in northwestern Cambodia. To provide technical and management assistance at lower health levels for government’s elimination program, CHAI is also setting up sub-national team in elimination provinces.
CHAI will support CNM on the development of the new surveillance information system and its operationalization for malaria elimination.
The Associate will be a key member of the CHAI team providing support to CNM to strengthen the national surveillance system and support Cambodia’s transition from aggregate, monthly reporting to immediate case-based reporting, follow-up, and response. The Associate will work and coordinate with multiple stakeholders in CHAI and in different partner organizations to support the development and roll out of an elimination ready web-based reporting platform, in malaria elimination targeted areas.
Travel to malaria elimination provinces is expected 25%.
Manage CHAI support to CNM and partners on the development and roll out of surveillance information system. Specific activities may include helping the national program and partners to:
CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. S/he should be able to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, unstructured environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently. The ideal candidate will also possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.