Program Manager, SRH

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Management and Strategy, Project Management
  • Deadline:
    25/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.

CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.

At CHAI, our people are our greatest asset, and none of this work would be possible without their talent, time, dedication and passion for our mission and values. We are a highly diverse team of enthusiastic individuals across 40 countries with a broad range of skillsets and life experiences. CHAI is deeply grounded in the countries we work in, with majority of our staff based in program countries. Learn more about our exciting work: 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.

Program Summary

Like many countries in the sub-region, Senegal has a burgeoning youth population with a median age of 19 years and 4,323,262 women are of reproductive age (15-49 years old). Addressing the challenges associated with rapid population growth and capturing the demographic dividend has made FP a critical issue for Senegal.

The Senegalese government has defined maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent/youth health as a priority. Various strategic documents were developed to enhance their state of health. In addition, the implementation of the National Health and Social Development Plan (PNDSS) boosted impact indicators.

Between 2010 and 2017, MMR improved significantly. It decreased from 39210 to 236 deaths per 100,000 live births, a reduction of 39.8%.11 From 2017 to 2019, the infant and child mortality rate dropped significantly, from 56 to 37 per 1,000 live births.12 According to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, by 2030, global MMR is expected to fall below 70 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, and the child mortality rate is expected to fall below 25 per 1,000 live births. Significant progress has been made, but efforts are still needed to achieve SDG3.

To reduce maternal mortality, CHAI focuses on averting preventable deaths by building the health system’s capabilities to ensure equitable access to SRH products and services. To reduce unintended pregnancies and increase access to safe abortion services, CHAI aims to strengthen government health systems and build the capabilities of ministries of health to deliver robust, integrated sexual and reproductive health programs and to provide equitable and quality SRH services.

CHAI Senegal entered this space in 2022 with an initial focus on SRH market shaping to increase access to essential reproductive health products and services in partnership with governments by pursuing global and country-focused market-shaping opportunities and in-country engagement around guidelines, registration, tendering, procurement, and service delivery.

Working for CHAI

As our programs and operations expand in Senegal, CHAI is seeking for a suitable candidate for the position of Program Manager, Sexual and Reproductive Health.

CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic. We seek a highly committed and adaptable individual with a track record of delivering quality results with limited resources. The individual must be able to function independently and flexibly in a swift manner. The ideal candidate will possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.

Role description

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Manager will lead the SRH team’s work in strategizing, developing, and implementing interventions aimed to increase contraceptive prevalence, reduce maternal and neonatal mortalities, and improve Senegalese nutrition status. The Program Manager will work closely with the MoHSA and other partner agencies by providing technical assistance, project management, and implementation support, as needed. Other programmatic needs may arise, so flexibility will be essential.

The Program Manager will report to the Country Director and will regularly collaborate and communicate with the relevant CHAI global team. They will be based in Dakar, Senegal with expected travel to the regions and districts depending on programs.

This position is funded for one year with the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

Program Leadership

  • Lead the development and maintenance of the SRH’s theory of change, strategic initiatives, and performance management.
  • Translate objectives provided by the government, donors, and other partner organizations to provide guidance to SRH team on prioritization of initiatives.
  • Identify strategic areas for expansion and guide strategic planning or proposal development needed for future program development.
  • Collaborate with SRH team to meet established program objectives under MOHSA guidance, including, but not limited: increasing contraceptive access and security, improving the distribution and quantity of trained SRH service. providers, advocating for nutrition status improvement.

Stakeholder Coordination

  • Establish collaborative relationships with the MOHSA and other relevant national and local government bodies.
  • Coordinate trainings, distributions, and other activities across government and partner stakeholders to ensure clear communication and successful execution.
  • Collaborate with internal CHAI global and country teams to facility access to key information and stakeholders, provide updates, and leverage core competencies of the various teams including the Global SRH.

Donor Relationship Management

  • Coordinate with donor organizations to provide progress updates, performance metrics, and other reporting requirements.
  • Manage the SRH program budget and liaise with appropriate CHAI internal and donor teams to meet all mandated requirements.
  • Quantify any gaps in funding required to achieve goals, and provide appropriate rationale and analysis needed to advocate for any additional funding.
  • Identify and develop new program and funding opportunities and develop and manage relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Country Director or such other manager as CHAI may designate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with a minimum of seven years of work experience or master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in sexual reproductive health and family planning.
  • Experience in the planning and execution of large-scale projects, including budgeting and activities planning.
  • Experience building and maintaining collaborative, senior-level relationships and working with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience in health care and health system and experience working with the Ministry of Health or other government institutions.
  • Experience managing lean teams and working with government bodies, government officers, INGOs, and other institutions related to this function.
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills and communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Fluency in French and English required.

Advantageous

  • Experience working in developing countries, experience working in West Africa and/or Senegal.
  • Experience working in pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience in supply chain management, HR management, and/or grant management.
  • Experience leading the development and management of grants.
  • Experience developing overseeing program monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Prior experience and/or expertise in SRMNH.
  • Prior experience at a management consulting firm, or similar fast paced, results-oriented.

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