Program Officer, Malaria Program

Program Officer, Malaria Program

CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative

Kampong Chhnang Province, Cambodia

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Senior Program Officer and Program Manager of Sub-national Malaria Programs; the CHAI team at central and global level to ensure CHAI overall support in priority areas is delivered effectively as per CHAI goals;
  • Lead operational assessments for the roll out of elimination program in designated ODs and prioritize the support areas for CHAIs’ sub-national malaria programs;
  • Work closely with PHDs, ODs, HCs, CNM and CHAI team at the central level to ensure smooth implementation of central-level strategies and policies;
  • Ensure the malaria program at OD and HC level is functioning in compliance with the donor guidelines; be responsible for the strengthening of program management including planning, budgeting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting in the designated ODs;
  • Provide regular capacity building support for the strengthening of surveillance system at OD and HC level; ensure that the new tools planned for immediate case-based notification and response are rolled out effectively;
  • Ensure the surveillance strategies are rolled out appropriately and problems are reported in time for troubleshooting by CNM;
  • Identify key impediments to the successful execution of the national malaria elimination strategies; mobilize CHAI resources within the country team and/or regional team, and partners to develop solutions to rapidly address these bottlenecks;
  • Regularly monitor and alert Senior Program Officer and Program Manager in case of emergency situations; contribute to response plan and oversee its execution as needed;
  • Support ODs in regular monitoring and supervision of HCs, VMW ensure early diagnosis and treatment services including safe radical cure of P. Vivax are available to communities at risk and their capacity is built for following the national malaria surveillance guidelines;
  • Contribute to the development of training materials and support the trainings led by CNM/PHDs/ODs on case management, surveillance, program management and the implementation of safe radical cure of P. Vivax;
  • Represent CHAI in OD-level malaria task force meetings and other such coordination mechanisms at sub-nation level on regular basis;
  • Embody CHAI values to be trusted advisor of the governments we serve; work closely with the officials at OD and HC level within the CHAI framework of professional conduct;
  • Execute the work plan approved by Senior Program Officer and update as needed;
  • Collaborate with the Senior Program Officer to ensure that operations are in line with CHAI policies and procedures;
  • Identify strategic areas for expansion and contribute to internal strategic planning for CHAI’s overall goals in malaria in Cambodia;
  • Work in team to promote effective communication within CHAI subnational team and support CHAI leadership in establishing effective coordination mechanisms with the CHAI team at central level;
  • Actively promote and adhere to CHAI’s safety and security plans;
  • Other responsibilities as required by the Senior Program Officer.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of work experience in public health or a health-related discipline, business administration or international development;
  • Prior experience of working with the Cambodian government at sub-national level with provincial and district health authorities; proven ability to work progressively in relationship-based environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely and with minimal supervision;
  • Strong problem solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities;
  • Result-oriented communication skills, a structured and assured oral and written communication style (both English and Khmer);
  • Ability to navigate complex organization processes and influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Exceptional qualities to coordinate with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Advanced analytical skills to create compelling, logical presentations using PowerPoint, and develop or use excel based tools for quantitative analysis;
  • Advanced analytical skills and problem-solving with proven ability to develop and apply quantitative models using Excel and other tools to address specific challenges and improve working practices with a focus on outcomes;
  • Willing and comfortable to be based in Kampong Tralach OD and travel frequently within the province and to Phnom Penh for central-level meetings as needed.

Advantages

  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems;
  • Prior work experience in malaria control and/or elimination projects.

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