• Program Officer

    Full Time
    Program (Division)
    Country Programs - Country Teams
    Additional Location Description
    Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar
  • Overview

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org


    Underlying CHAI’s approach is the development of effective, government-led management systems that serve as the backbone towards facilitating program implementation; supports transition and enables governments to sustain progress, while also providing for the continued growth and evolution of national health programs.


    Program Description


    CHAI’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) approach to address these challenges begin with reaching adolescents with reproductive health education and services, and continues with supporting women through their reproductive years to ensure every woman is able to realize her reproductive intentions including: avoid unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, terminate a pregnancy safely under a country’s legal framework, have a healthy pregnancy and childbirth, see her newborn thrive from birth to childhood, and space and limit births


    Position Summary


    CHAI Myanmar is seeking a Program Officer for the sexual and reproductive health program collaborated with the National Maternal and Reproductive Health (MRH) division, Ministry of Health and Sports, focused on escalarating the introduction and coverage of quality of public-sector delivery of birth spacing methods and other reproductive health services in Myanmar.


    The Program Officer will support the MRH team in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with State and Regional health departments, also supporting technical assistance to operational districts, townships and sub-township levels. The Program Officer will also develop a strong understanding of the sexual and reproductive health landscape. He/she will mainly focus on providing direct technical and management support to all levels on increasing commodity security for family planning, strengthening of data reporting in the public sector and consolidation of service data across public and private sectors, improving the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) and supportive supervision (coaching and mentoring) programs to ensure quality assurance of the clinical services in the public sector. 


    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. S/he should be able to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, unstructured environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. The ideal candidate will also possess cultural sensitivity skills and demonstrate high emotional intelligence, as they will be working closely with government and external partners.


    The Program Officer will be based in Tanintharyi region with regular travel to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and their respective primary duty area.


    • Provide technical support to regional, district, township and sub-township levels in the Tanintharyi region for the implementation on the national Strategic Plan of MRH with a focus on FP
    • Strengthen the routine data collection system at all levels and for reporting timely and quality data to regional and MRH
    • Provide technical support to regional level for quantification, forecasting and procurement of FP commodities, and strengthening of stock and consumption at district and facility level
    • Provide technical assistance in facilitation and organization of TOT training and dissemination training of Mid wives, provide mentoring and supervisory visits to facilities
    • Train community-based health workers to provide information and counselling for family planning at the community level, as well as strengthen the referral pathway for women to health facilities for services required where appropriate
    • Support development of facility-level micro plans to improve availability and access to SRH information, education, and contraceptive methods for populations with high unmet need, such as adolescent females and postpartum women
    • Support the demand generation activities at community level as part of the SRH program
    • Facilitate access to data information at the regional level and provide key updates
    • Support other tasks that may be assigned by the Program Manager


    • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in a demanding and fast-paced environment
    • A background managing SRH public health programs, including contraceptive and family planning (LARC methods such as implants, IUD), postpartum care, and/or post abortion care are encouraged to apply
    • Experience in operational planning and budgeting
    • Up-to-date knowledge of SRH clinical management practices and guidelines, as well as experience in providing coaching or mentoring to public health facility staff
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work well under pressure
    • Able to identify and comfortably pursue high-impact tactics in complex, uncertain, and continuously evolving environments
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills, and ability to use data to inform program development and strategy
    • Possess self-motivation and comfort working independently with little oversight
    • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions; commitment to ensuring the government partner is the owner of our supported work


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed

    Need help finding the right job?

    We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Click here to get started.