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.
In Cambodia, CHAI provides technical and management assistance to the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM) of the Ministry of Health of Cambodia with a long-term goal of malaria elimination by 2025. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria program in Cambodia is to ensure that the government has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination. In 2015, CHAI helped CNM to develop the Malaria Elimination Action Framework (MEAF) 2016-2020 for Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination and has assisted in the mobilization of donor resources for the implementation of national strategies as per the MEAF. CHAI is also supporting CNM to strength grant and financial management with a goal to ensure maximum and effective utilization of donor-awarded resources. In addition, CHAI provides technical assistance in multiple areas including strengthening of diagnosis and treatment services through public-private mix (PPM) and village malaria workers (VMWs) programs, supporting the quantification of commodities, and strengthening of malaria surveillance and analytics to improve targeting of interventions. Recently CHAI has expanded to establish capacity-building support at district level in areas targeted for malaria elimination by the government.
The Malaria Associate will support the acceleration of Cambodia’s drive towards malaria elimination. To increase the access to quality malaria diagnosis and treatment in at-risk villages across the country, CNM is re-evaluating the current placement of VMWs before allocation of additional VMWs to the newly identified villages. The Associate will support CNM to complete this VMW scale up as well as strengthen the supportive supervision through the introduction of quality assurance program for the high quality case management services provided by the VMW network. CNM is also upgrading their surveillance system for the implementation of elimination-focused surveillance activities necessary for malaria elimination across the health levels. The Malaria Associate will work closely with CHAI Country and Regional team to support the introduction of the new surveillance system at VMW level in context of malaria elimination. In addition, the associate will be tasked with support on development of national strategies and plans, budgeting and work planning at CNM specifically for the VMW program and in general as needed. The position entails high level of coordination within CHAI and with multiple stakeholders within the government and partners.
This position will be based in Phnom Penh and reports to the Senior Program Manager in Cambodia. In addition to CHAI meetings in the region, in-country travel for work will be required (estimated at 15%).
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.