• Program Manager, Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Sexual and Reproductive Health
    Additional Location Description
    Phnom Penh
  • 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


    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 national health programs.


    Program Description

    Unintended pregnancies 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’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) approach to address these challenges begin 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.


    Position Summary

    CHAI Cambodia is seeking a Program Manager for their new SRH Program to launch and manage a newly awarded grant focused on increasing the coverage and quality of public-sector delivery of birth spacing and safe abortion services in Cambodia. The Program Manager will use these CHAI principles and be responsible for establishing collaborative relationships with related national-level government institutions and partner agencies to achieve our program objectives. S/he will develop a strong understanding of the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) landscape in Cambodia and will lead CHAI’s direct technical and management support to Ministry of Health (MoH) and National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC) of Cambodia through a team at national and subnational level. New programmatic needs may arise as the program is established and scaled up and therefore flexibility will be essential.


    The Program Manager will be based in Phnom Penh and will report to the Deputy Country Director. In addition to participation in CHAI meetings in and outside the country, in-country travel for work will be required (estimated at 20%).


    • Provide strategic and technical leadership for CHAI support to MoH and NMCHC to scale up access to birth spacing and safe abortion services in the public sector
    • Be responsible for CHAI support to the NMCHC and other government institutions on the training and mentoring of the staff at government health facilities to deliver SRH services, quantification of key SRH commodities; strengthening of in-country supply chain; strengthening the integration of post-abortion care and family planning services; building national and sub-national health staff capacity to manage reporting processes and to use data for performance management
    • Establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, donors, and partner organizations
    • Identify strategic areas for expansion and guide strategic planning for future program development
    • Develop and manage the annual SRH program budget of CHAI Cambodia and be responsible for project-wide outputs, donor reporting, and compliance as needed
    • Liaise with and source support from CHAI global support teams, including Global Markets Team and Global SRH Team, Clinical Sciences Team, and others by exchanging information at the country level regarding key stakeholders and updates on national strategies and plans
    • Perform other programmatic and management tasks that may be required to achieve program objectives or as assigned by the country leadership


    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.


    • Bachelor's degree
    • 6 years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment; background of public health and/or management consulting
    • Experience in the planning and execution of large scale projects, including budgeting and operational planning
    • Proven experience building and maintaining collaborative, senior-level relationships and working with multiple stakeholders in government bodies, international NGOs and donors
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional, diplomatic and collaborative manner
    • Able to identify and comfortably pursue high-impact tactics in complex, uncertain, and continuously evolving environments
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well under pressure
    • Possess self-motivation and comfort working independently with little oversight
    • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions; commitment to ensuring the government partner is the owner of our supported work



    • Work experience in women’s health – reproductive health, family planning, etc.
    • Experience on Cambodian health system; experience working with the Ministry of Health and/or national maternal health program or other related government institutions
    • Khmer language skills


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