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.
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 to enable Cambodia to achieve malaria elimination. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Cambodia is to ensure CNM has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans and necessary financial resources to effectively implement interventions for elimination. In 2015, CHAI helped the Cambodia government develop 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 works closely on day-to-day basis at central level with CNM and subnational level with provincial health departments (PHDs) and operational districts (ODs) in elimination-targeted provinces in multiple areas including strengthening clinical services through the Public-Private Mix Program (PPM), Village Malaria Workers (VMW) network and strengthening of program management for improved absorption of Global Fund resources.
In 2018, CHAI is also working closely with CNM and partners to upgrade and roll out the new DHIS2-based Malaria Information System (MIS) with functionalities that are required for the implementation of malaria elimination strategies as per MEAF 2016-2020. CHAI will support CNM to roll out the new DHIS2-based MIS in an elimination-targeted province (Kampong Chhnang) in the first year followed by the scale up to the rest of the country in 2019 and 2020 as per the national surveillance plans.
Locations: Kampong Chhnang Province (1 position)
Description: The key goal for the role of the Program Officer (PO) will be to ensure the operationalization of overall national malaria elimination program in the designated OD(s) of Kampong Chhnang. In addition, the PO will also serve as the focal point at the provincial level for the implementation of new DHIS2-based MIS in Kampong Chhnang province. Key areas of responsibility will include the strengthening of program management in the designated OD(s) to ensure successful transition to and sustainability of the national elimination program in long term, and serve as a resource for the CHAI subnational team and the government staff for the roll out of new DHIS2-based MIS in the province.
The PO will establish and maintain direct relationships with the OD and Health Centers (HC) staff in the designated OD(s) and will ensure the delivery of high quality CHAI support to these health levels. S/he will actively identify and resolve bottlenecks in implementation and work toward building the capacity at PHD, OD, HC level, including VMWs and PPs, as per CHAI program goals. S/he will serve as the focal point for CHAI support in designated ODs and will work in collaboration with the CHAI team at central level to ensure the new DHIS2-based MIS, national-level policies; guidelines are operationalized effectively on the ground.
The position reports to the Senior Program Officer (SPO) based in Kampong Chhnang, and will be based at the Kampong Tralach OD of the province. Substantial travel within the province is expected.
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, fast-paced 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.
Duration: 1 year contract; and extendable based on performance and funding