• Associate, Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    Phnom Penh
  • Overview

    Organization Background

    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

    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


    Position Summary

    CHAI Cambodia is seeking an Associate for their new SRH Program in partnership 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 Associate will support the Program Manager in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with related government institutions and partner agencies as well as develop a strong understanding of the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) landscape. He/she will mainly focus on providing direct technical and management support to NMCHC and other relevant national government agencies on increasing commodity security for family planning and safe abortion commodities, strengthening of data reporting in the public sector and consolidation of service data across public and private sectors, and improving the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and supportive supervision programs to ensure quality assurance of the clinical services in the public sector.


    The Associate will be required to work closely with other team members in the country and global SRH team. S/he will be based in the Phnom Penh and will report to the Program Manager. In addition to CHAI meetings in and outside the region, in-country travel for work will be required (estimated at 20%).


    • Support Country SRH Team to provide management and technical support to NMCHC on SRH services
    • Assist senior CHAI staff in establishing and be responsible for maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, donors, and partner organizations
    • Support NMCHC and partners in the development of strategic and operational plans, their costing and assist the government in resource mobilization from donors as needed
    • Work with global and country SRH teams to develop and implement comprehensive, feasible M&E framework for CHAI’s SRH program with NMCHC
    • Provide the necessary support to NMCHC and partners on service data consolidation, quantification and procurement of SRH commodities, and strengthening of stock management at district and facility level
    • Work as part of the country team and in collaboration with partners in supporting NMCHC on the strengthening of supportive supervision programs in the form of quality improvement or coaching for the health staff at facility-level
    • Collect best practices from Cambodia and abroad and support the demand generation activities at community level as part of the SRH program support to NMCHC
    • Support CHAI Global Markets Team and Family Planning Team by facilitating access to information and key stakeholders as necessary, and provide updates on national FP situation
    • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the Program Manager


    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. 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 with a minimum of three years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment; candidates with background in management consulting, health systems strengthening and/or other relevant public health roles are encouraged to apply
    • Experience in operational planning and budgeting
    • Proven experience building and maintaining collaborative 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
    • Ability 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



    • Experience in Cambodian health system and/or experience working with the Ministry of Health and or NMCHC or other government institutions
    • Khmer language skills


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