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.
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.
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.
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%).
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.