• Regional Manager, Global SRH, Asia

    Phnom Penh
    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Sexual Reproductive Maternal Neonatal and Child Health - Global SRH
  • 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


    Program Summary

    Every year over 300,000 mothers die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth with 99% of all maternal deaths occurring in the developing world. Unintended pregnancies also contribute significantly to maternal mortality. In developing countries, 214 million women and girls have an unmet need for contraception, meaning they want to avoid or postpone pregnancy but are not using a modern contraceptive method.  CHAI takes an integrated Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, and Newborn Health (SRMNH) approach to addressing these challenges, beginning with reaching adolescents with reproductive health education and services, and continues with supporting women through their reproductive years to ensure every woman is able to realize her reproductive intentions including: avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, terminate a pregnancy safely under a country’s legal framework, have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth, see her newborn thrive from birth to childhood, and space and limit births.


    To reduce maternal and neonatal mortality at childbirth CHAI focuses on averting preventable deaths that can occur in the 24- to 48-hour window around the birth process by building the health system’s capabilities to prevent potential complications from becoming life-threatening, to apply proven and simple interventions to ensure survival, and to quickly refer cases to the appropriate health system level for proper treatment.  To reduce unintended pregnancies and increase access to safe abortion services, CHAI aims to increase access to essential reproductive health products and services in partnership with governments by pursuing global and country-focused market-shaping opportunities and in-country engagement around guidelines, registration, tendering, procurement and service delivery. In addition, CHAI aims to strengthen government health systems and build the capabilities of ministries of health to deliver robust, integrated reproductive health programs and to counsel adolescent girls and young women on SRH.


    Underlying CHAI’s approach is the development of effective, government-led management systems that serve as the backbone towards facilitating program implementation, supports transition and enables governments to sustain progress, while also providing for the continued growth and evolution of a country’s SRMNH program. In particular, clear protocols for each level of the health system and routine data collection mechanisms that monitor key indicators are established and strengthened to enable managers to ensure clarity of roles and responsibilities, develop data-based long-term plans, pinpoint weaknesses in the system and troubleshoot challenges.


    Position Summary

    CHAI’s Global SRH Team is seeking a highly motivated individual with superior management, problem-solving and communication skills who is resourceful, collaborative, and proficient in quantitative analysis to support the programmatic efforts of CHAI’s SRH program in the Asia region.  The candidate must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence.


    The candidate should have experience working in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment and functioning independently with minimal guidance. The role will lead global support to at least 5 country teams across the Asia region to improve sexual, reproductive health service delivery. Therefore the candidate must have excellent relationship-building and communication skills and ability to work effectively with others remotely.


    The position will lead the development and execution of a regional workplan in line with the Global SRH Program objectives. The role will be expected to work collaboratively with country teams to design programs, assess program progress against overall objectives, and identify key risks and opportunities.  This role requires that the candidate be flexible to respond to the changing needs and priorities of the programs in each country. 


    CHAI is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the global support in the Asia region. Current SRH programs exist in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, and Papua New Guinea.  The Global SRH Regional Program will report to the Global SRH Program Director. Base location is in CHAI's office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Expected travel is 50%.


    Specific responsibilities of the Global SRH Regional Manager will include:

    Program and Grant Management

    • Support program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership
    • Design and lead the execution of a comprehensive workplan for respective region in line with Global SRH Program objectives
    • Assess and monitor progress against overall objectives & milestones in areas of focus and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, action plan going forward, and key risks & opportunities
    • Assess effectiveness of CHAI's theory of change, strategy and approach related to SRH in focus countries and recommend improvements
    • Manage global-country team communications
    • Build effective working relationships across focus countries
    • Complete required grant reporting


    People Management (if applicable)

    • Oversee small team of people to provide technical, programmatic, and grant management support in focus countries
    • Manage performance of supervisees
    • Support and build the capacity of newly hired


    New Opportunities

    • Lead scoping for new opportunities within designated region
    • Develop and coordinate input for concept notes and grant proposals
    • Manage partner relationships as assigned


    Global Coordination

    • Support dissemination of CHAI's programmatic insights to the global SRMNH community to inform policy and practices
    • Develop relationships with key stakeholders in relevant areas and establish yourself as a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global and regional SRMNH community
    • Represent CHAI and contribute to relevant global SRMNH working groups and forums


    • Master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 6+ years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    • Experience in strategy development, program management and/or senior-level stakeholder engagement in a results-oriented environment
    • Experience managing a team of people
    • Willingness to work with a geographically dispersed team across multiple time zones
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to manage challenging multi-cultural, multi-stakeholder situations to achieve intended results
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities for self and team, and work well under pressure
    • Ability to independently operate in an unstructured but demanding multicultural environment with little oversight
    • Ability to travel extensively to focus countries and other locations as needed for work
    • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and excellent ability to communicate effectively using PowerPoint and Word
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills


    • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia
    • Prior experience and/or expertise in SRMNH, especially in abortion and postabortion care
    • Experience leading the development and management of grants
    • Experience developing overseeing program monitoring and evaluation plans


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