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 33 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.
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.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Other responsibilities as needed from manager.
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