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.
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 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 an experienced Medical Advisor for their new SRH Program with the National Maternal and Child Health Center (NMCHC), Ministry of Health focused on increasing the coverage and quality of public-sector delivery of birth spacing and safe abortion services in Cambodia. The Medical Advisor will support the Program Manager in establishing collaborative relationships with related national-level government institutions and partner agencies to achieve our program objectives. S/he will serve as trusted source to the government and provide technical support to the NMCHC in collaboration with partners on the development and/or revision of guidelines, training and mentoring programs for the government health staff and community engagement. The Medical Advisor will also develop a strong understanding of the capacity building needs of the government staff for the delivery of clinical services in birth spacing and safe abortion to clients and will work with NMCHC and partners to design appropriate interventions for trainings and quality assurance. New programmatic needs may arise as the program is established and scaled up and therefore flexibility will be essential.
The Medical Advisor will be based in Phnom Penh and will report to the Program Manager. In addition to participation in CHAI meetings in and outside the country, in-country travel for work will be required (estimated at 30%).
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.