Project Lead, HIV/PWID Program

CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative

Myitkyina, Myanmar

CHAI is currently seeking a highly motivated and flexible individual to provide management, planning, and implementation support, as well as HIV expertise, to the State/Regional Administration as well as the State/Regional National AIDS Program Officer in both Kachin and Sagaing. Candidates must have excellent planning, management, writing, analytical, communication and cultural sensitivity skills as they will be working closely with government and external partners. The candidate must have a passion for results and a commitment to excellence.

Position Overview

The Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating daily activities, ensuring progress is made against deliverables, and reporting against deliverables. The Project Manager will manage a team of 4 people based in Kachin and will have support from the Country CHAI Office in Yangon.

The position will be based in Myitkyina with an estimated 50% travel within both Kachin and Sagaing and will report to the Deputy Country Director and Country Director.


Project Management

  • Lead project-related work planning, budgeting, M&E, and reporting;
  • Coordinate and establish credibility with internal and external stakeholders in Kachin and Sagaing;
  • Demonstrate sound judgment to elevate or consult senior level management with challenges;
  • Work in coordination with senior leadership and program teams on complex functional issues;
  • Understand relevant program environment including goals and partner landscape;
  • Take comprehensive, logical and data-driven approach;
  • Manage a team of programmatic and admin/finance staff, based in Kachin.

HIV/AIDS and PWID Expertise

  • Coordinate efforts to expand support for HIV and PWID across Kachin and Sagaing; serve as a trusted partner for the National AIDS Program (NAP), the National Drug Abuse Control Program NDACP) and state/regional health Departments in Kachin and Sagaing;
  • Work closely with NAP Regional Officers and team leaders in assessing/improving the quality of clinical care in the ART sites by identifying areas of improvement, assisting in conducting responsive coaching and modeling of best practices and ensuring proper collection of monitoring and evaluation data in the provision of quality HIV/AIDS care, treatment and support;
  • Serve as PWID expert for any ongoing or new work.


  • 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;
  • Travel to program areas, as and when required; position will be based in Myitkyina with estimated 50% travel within Kachin and Sagaing;
  • 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;
  • Maintain professional appearance and hygiene;
  • Contribute independently to team goals.


  • B.,B.S degree and/or Master’s degree in medicine, public health or related health science or equivalent experience;
  • 5+ years’ clinical and programmatic experience in HIV, Hepatitis, or other infectious diseases within a development context;
  • Experience in working with Drug Users and PWIDs;
  • Fluency in English and Burmese, both written and oral;
  • Excellent understanding of MS Office with high proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word;
  • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously;
  • Ability to work on complex problems without extensive support, prioritize work requirements, and meet deadlines;
  • Efficiency in negotiating and achieving consensus;
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) and ability to build and nurture relationships in a challenging multicultural environment;
  • Ability to manage a team;
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations;
  • Ability to work independently on large, demanding projects.


  • Previous CHAI experience;
  • Advanced degree in public health, clinical medicine, or business;
  • Experience in training and capacity building;
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience living and working in Southeast Asia, including as a native of the region;
  • Experience working with Asian governments and institutions.

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