Clinton Health Access Initiative
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Associate, SRMNCAHN

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Job Description

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

Project Description

CHAI seeks an Associate, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (SRMNCAHN) for the Sida supported strengthening accountability and program coordination for the People at the Center (PeaCe) health program. The broad objective is to strengthen the coordination and accountability for the SRMNCAH&N PeaCe health being implemented in Eastern and Southern provinces. This broad objective will be delivered through the following four pathways

Improve people-centered RMNCAHN Program Management & Coordination This will involve strengthening strategic oversight and planning through a re-engineered program implementation committee and stakeholder engagement. Interventions under this pathway will ensure participatory planning and equity with key voices being part of the planning process.

Adoption of IPCHCS approach in the provision of RMNCAHN services and improved human resources. This will be done by ensuring IPCHCS adoption in the provision of RMNCAHN services through capacity building and strengthening human resources to deliver People-Centered RMNCAHN services.

Improve program performance, monitoring and evaluation of people-centered RMNCAHN services through the strong systems for tracking program progress which will seek to optimize program performance by monitoring key performance areas where necessary by drawing from CHAI’s experience on Result Based Financing.

Improve documentation, dissemination and learning This will be strengthened by improving the quality of program reports, knowledge products and how they are disseminated and translated into practice. People-centered research designs as well as participatory action research methods will be considered.

Improve financial accountability for the PeaCe health program. This will be improved by supporting the effective use of Navision and other financial controls. This will ensure that beneficiaries enjoy the optimal benefits of the program.

The Associate SRMNCAHN will be based at the CHAI office in Lusaka and report to the Manager HSS. They will work closely and complement the efforts of the relevant MoH and seconded program staff at national and sub-national levels to strengthen collaboration, technical direction, participatory planning, equity, resilience, and human resource strategies using a people-centered approach in the course of program.

Specific Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To

  • In conjunction with the Manager HSS and National Program Coordinator, ensure regular, timely program review meetings which include the program steering meetings, Program Implementation committee meetings, steering committee meetings and program review meetings
  • Ensure that all relevant stakeholders at all levels are regularly mapped out and constantly and pro-actively engaged in a manner that improves communication, transparency, accountability and reduces duplication at all levels of implementation.
  • Ensure that emerging and persisting program performance challenges are identified and addressed
  • Along with the Manager HSS, represent CHAI in all the relevant committees and TWGs such as safe motherhood, adolescents, supply chain, nutrition etc. and national steering committees such as the ICC steering committee etc.
  • Ensure intersect oral collaboration, by working with other ministries such as the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Community Development, Education to address cross cutting challenges like teenage pregnancy and teenage marriages which reduces the possibility of girls completing school and increases the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth.
  • Work with MoH and the USAID TA partner- Family Health and Nutrition to ensure that work plans are developed in a participatory manner that speak to frontline needs and community level voices which is essential for IPCHCS.
  • Support pre-planning meetings with the districts and provinces so that developed work plans flow directly into the MTEF.
  • Support MoH with developing optimal tracking and deployment of health care workers in program districts to ensure program success.
  • Set up/plan, coordinate and communicate directly with GRZ and other relevant stakeholders to implement programs/initiatives that will help alleviate the HRH crisis in Zambia especially in paediatrics and child health.
  • Monitor trends related to quality of care and work with MoH and relevant partners to institute technical strategies to address such gaps
  • Work with relevant regulatory councils to address any concerns pertaining to health care workers’ attitudes by strengthening respectful nursing care and facilitating the availability of specialist care such as neonatal and pediatric health services.
  • Ensure that relevant staff at MoH and on the program are oriented in line with the IPCHCS approach.
  • Support MoH in navigating challenges relating to program planning and implementation due to the COVID19 pandemic which will adversely affect program outcomes
  • Support MOH to monitor and analyze the stock status of SRMCAH&N commodities and supplies in Eastern and Southern provinces.
  • Any other duties assigned
  • Bachelor’s Degree Social Sciences, Nursing, Public Health or Business Administration with a minimum of five years’ work experience, with at least three years in RMNCAHN or similar integrated health programs using a people-centered approach in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills especially in the RMNCAHN space
  • Experience working in public health and with international organizations in Zambia
  • Familiarity with GRZ healthcare worker’s training curriculums, teaching methodologies and the public health sector systems
  • Proven track record of effective project management and ability to generate results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong interpersonal capabilities
  • Ability to drive evidence-based decision making
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure on complex projects in diverse teams
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel domestically

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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

CHAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to providing an environment of fairness, and mutual respect where all applicants have access to equal employment opportunities. CHAI values diversity and inclusion, and recognizes that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people with diverse experience, backgrounds, and culture.

Position Overview:

Based in Yangon, with extensive travel to both Nay Pi Taw and other CHAI supported sites, the Deputy Country Director (DCD) will report to the Country Director (CD) and help ensure the overall success of CHAI’s portfolio of projects through the provision of technical expertise, able to provide guidance and support to other program managers to management their staff, to bring individuals together to function as a cohesive and productive unit at operations.

The DCD will lead office administration, financial management, safety & security, and human resources and will be responsible for leading strategic direction, providing technical expertise and coordination, and supporting overall project management.

The DCD will help represent the office in liaising with operations and global/regional teams, as well as with donors and in-country partners.

Support the CD in defining overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact

Maintain a thorough understanding of the health landscape in Myanmar and the Ministry of Health and Sport’s key priorities and challenges

Build and sustain trust with key external stakeholders at National, State/Regional and Township levels, at the Ministry of Health and other government departments, at both ministerial and administrative levels, as well as international agencies, NGOs, and donors

Serve as the key internal liaison between the country team, global/regional teams, and operations teams

Responsible for the management of one or more medium- to large-sized, complex projects (has high degree of ambiguity, risk, numerous moving parts, budgetary constraints, or stakeholders)

Maintain robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies

Develop and manage program budgets and performance indicators in collaboration with program staff

Identify and develop new program and funding opportunities and develop and manage relationships with existing and potential donors

Oversee internal management of the office’s daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, safety & security, and interfacing with CHAI’s legal and financial teams

Support human resources management, including recruitment, management, and professional development of existing staff

Lead processes for internal and donor reporting

Oversee all program strategies, activities, work plans, M&E, and reporting

Capable of strategic communication to achieve objectives, including rapidly addressing sudden or unexpected issues, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums

Identifies critical problems and can breakdown and prioritize different parts of a complex problem and makes recommendations for problem definition, methods of resolution, and accountability for those problems

Other activities and responsibilities, as needed

All staffs are expected to undertake the following general duties

Work within the framework of CHAI’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement

Work towards achieving program and/or department business plan objectives

Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all CHAI policies and procedures and keep informed of CHAI activities

Represent CHAI in government meetings and international meetings

Travel to program areas, as and when required

Work as part of a team and liaise with other departments to ensure effective communication across the organization

Participate in meetings, networks, seminars and conferences where relevant and beneficial to CHAI and its mission and mandate

Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programs

Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required

Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, business or equivalent experience

Strong quantitative and analytical capacity, preferably with a background in public health, economics, or business

At least 8 years of work experience in a demanding, results-oriented environment, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

Fluency in English and Burmese, both written and oral

Ability to manage within sensitive political contexts and develop strong relationships

Proven ability to inspire, mentor, and lead teams for consistently high performance

Ability to work within limited budgets and human resources

Comfort working on highly complex problems without extensive structural or operational support

Efficiency in negotiating and achieving consensus

Exceptional problem solving skills, ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously, and

Ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment Proven ability to be effective in high-pressure situations Excellent understanding of MS Office with proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Advantages:

Fluency in local dialects within Myanmar

Advanced degree in public health, medicine, business

Experience working with external partners in Myanmar

Experience working with communities in Myanmar

Working experience in Asia and/or fluency with East Asian cultures

Previous CHAI experience

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The Associate SRMNCAHN:

Will be based at the CHAI office in Lusaka and report to the Manager HSS. They will work closely and complement the efforts of the relevant MoH and seconded program staff at national and sub-national levels to strengthen collaboration, technical direction, participatory planning, equity, resilience, and human resource strategies using a people-centered approach in the course of program.

Specific Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited to:

In conjunction with the Manager HSS and National Program Coordinator, ensure regular, timely program review meetings which include the program steering meetings, Program Implementation committee meetings, steering committee meetings and program review meetings

Ensure that all relevant stakeholders at all levels are regularly mapped out and constantly and pro-actively engaged in a manner that improves communication, transparency, accountability and reduces duplication at all levels of implementation.

Ensure that emerging and persisting program performance challenges are identified and addressed

Along with the Manager HSS, represent CHAI in all the relevant committees and TWGs such as safe motherhood, adolescents, supply chain, nutrition etc. and national steering committees such as the ICC steering committee etc.

Ensure intersectoral collaboration, by working with other ministries such as the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Community Development, Education to address cross cutting challenges like teenage pregnancy and teenage marriages which reduces the possibility of girls completing school and increases the likelihood of maternal death during childbirth.

Work with MoH and the USAID TA partner- Family Health and Nutrition to ensure that work plans are developed in a par 1555 <![CDATA[Deputy Country Director, Myanmar

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