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Associate, Grant Management for Clinton Health Access Initiative

(This job application was closed on 03 February 2017)
Categories : Business Administration, Execute. / Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
Schedule : Full time job
Sex : Male, Female
Location : Phnom Penh
Hiring : 1
Closing Date : 03 February 2017
Salary : Negotiable
Experience : Yes
For : Cambodian Only
Job Description

Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to strengthening integrated health systems around the world and expanding access to care and treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, and other illnesses. Based on the premise that business oriented strategy can facilitate solutions to global health challenges, CHAI acts as a catalyst to mobilize new resources and optimize the impact of these resources to save lives, via improved organization of commodity markets and more effective local management. In association with governments and other NGO partners in more than 30 countries, CHAI is focused on large scale impact and is working to tackle many of the largest barriers to effective treatment and care.

In Cambodia, CHAI provides strategic, technical and operational 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 with CNM technical unit in multiple areas including strengthening clinical services through the public-private mix program (PPM), village malaria workers (VMWs) network and helping strengthen surveillance and analytics to improve prevention and response interventions. In addition, CHAI has also begun to support CNM in functional areas including grant and financial management with a goal to ensure maximum and effective utilization of resources. Cambodia is CHAI’s flagship program in malaria in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and is poised to become the largest malaria support program in 2017 across all CHAI countries.

Position: Associate, Grant Management


Cambodia remains dependent on Global Fund for significant portion of its national malaria program’s budget. These resources are provided to CNM via UNOPS (Principal Recipient, PR) and with a mandatory condition to put in place a Program Management Framework (PMF) which is a set of grant and financial management guidelines covering key support functions of procurement, finance and administration for the implementation of activities in the Global Fund supported budgets. However the administrative, procurement and finance functions across the health system in Cambodia are resource-poor. Grant management capacity thus remains a major obstacle for Cambodia to transit into a fully- functioning elimination program.

The Grant Management Associate is critical role in an environment comprised of diverse stakeholders from national program, PR and Global Fund. The Associate will be responsible to ensure organizational effectiveness and compliance, help set up procedures to put PMF in place and provide technical assistance as required. The role requires high levels of coordination within CNM, UNOPS and CHAI Cambodia team to oversee the development and dissemination of national and peripheral level work plans; and build capacity at the M&E unit at CNM for data collection and grant reporting to Global Fund. S/he will serve as a key connection for the finance, procurement, administrative and program staff at CNM and thus must possess the ability to observe and understand capacities and problems across departments and at different levels of the Cambodian health system.

The position reports to Program Manager; in-country travel is expected.

Job Responsibilities & Duties
  • Grant Administration
    • Develop and maintain operations manual for effective grant management across health levels and be responsible for the trainings to build capacity of the government staff on PMF
    • Provide on-going training to program and support staff on daily basis at CNM related to development, consolidation and dissemination of national-level work plans; grant administration and organizational procedures
    • Assist CNM’s technical bureau to coordinate with UNOPS for work planning and budgeting; coordinate with CHAI program teams for their support to update the work plans as needed
    • Ensure procedural compliance for the roll out of electronic payment mechanisms for VMWs and health center staff
    • Build capacity at provincial and district levels to develop work plans as per the PMF guidelines
    • Keep regular track of the implementation progress
    • Strengthen procurement and administrative functions as necessary to support the effective implementation of PMF
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Assist M&E unit to put the national M&E Plan 2016-2020 in place
    • Develop standard operating procedures to facilitate work planning and improved monitoring & evaluation (M&E)
    • Support the M&E unit in data collection and reporting to the Global Fund
  • Other responsibilities as needed from manager.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • At least 4 years of work experience in grant administration, business/process consulting or operations planning in public or private sector;
  • Ability to build relationships; navigate complex government processes and influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
  • Exceptional communication skills, a structured and assured oral and written communication style;
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving approach;
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently;
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, and comfortable to perform in low-resource settings;
  • Excellent attitude to the work and self-motivated persona;
  • Experience working in unpredictable and quick-to-respond environment.
How to Apply?

Position: Associate, Grant Management

  • Candidates having familiarity with Global Fund rules and regulations; public health systems, or strong financial acumen are encouraged to apply;
  • Proven experience on managing and strengthening coordination among diverse stakeholders;
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries and/or Southeast Asia;
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Khmer

Interested candidates need to apply online through the link below.

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