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Despite recent advances, Zambia continues to experience high maternal and neonatal mortality rates. As of 2014, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was estimated to be 398 per 100,000 live births, and the neonatal mortality rate (NMR) was 24 deaths per 1,000 live births. Zambia has one of the highest total fertility rates (6.2 children per woman) in the world. While nearly half of married women use a modern contraceptive, 21% have an unmet need for Family Planning (FP). Adolescent girls are particularly at risk due to societal factors. 32% of adolescents aged 15-17 and 60% of those aged 18-19 are sexually active in Zambia. Almost one in five adolescent girls aged 15-19 are already married (compared to only one in 100 adolescent boys); and 25% of girls aged 17 and 60% of girls aged 19 have already started child bearing.
Recognizing the need for an innovative and high impact response to reduce the high maternal and child mortality rates in developing countries, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) commenced the implementation of a comprehensive Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (SRMNH) program in Northern and Western Provinces using an integrated approach to address critical gaps, create linkages through the entire system from communities up to tertiary care, and leave a sustainable system for on-going impact. The program seeks to reduce unplanned pregnancies, reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by 40% and still births by 20% in target geographies.
CHAI Zambia is seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with strong program management experience as Associate Director, Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (SRMNH). The Associate Director reports directly to the Country Director and manages a high-achieving team of national and sub-national level structures to deliver multiple deliverables under the SRMNH program. The Associate Director provides the day to day management on program implementation, ensures timely completion and reporting of program deliverables, and manages the review, analysis and interpretation of program impact results.
 CSO, MOH, TDRC, University of Zambia, and Macro International Inc., 2014.
 2015 Zambia Health and Demographic Survey