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 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%).
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.