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Associate, Grant Management, Malaria

Cambodia (Cambodia)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Cambodia (Cambodia)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Grant writing
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Associate, Grant Management, Malaria

Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Cambodia
Additional Location Description
Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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:

In Cambodia, CHAI provides technical and management assistance to the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology, and Malaria Control (CNM) with a goal to accelerate the drive to malaria elimination by 2025. The overall objective of CHAI’s malaria work in Cambodia is to ensure CNM has evidence-based strategies, strong operational plans, and sufficient financial resources.  




CHAI is seeking a highly motivated and flexible individual to serve as an Associate on the malaria team to support the intensification of malaria elimination in Cambodia. The Associate will be responsible to ensure organizational effectiveness and compliance, help set up procedures to put Program Management Framework (PMF) in place and provide technical assistance as required. The role requires high levels of coordination within CNM, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and CHAI Cambodia team to oversee the development and dissemination of national and peripheral level work plans; and build capacity at the CNM’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit for data collection and grant reporting to UNOPS. The associate 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.


A strong profile will include outstanding problem-solving skills, analytical ability, and communication skills. The candidate must be self-driven, entrepreneurial, and adaptable, and be able to function independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence. The position reports to the Senior Program Manager; in-country travel to program provinces will be approximately 25%, and occasional regional travel may be needed.


Operational Planning

  • Provide support to CNM on resource mobilization, planning, strengthening of coordination and communication within CNM and with partners and subnational level;
  • Provide management support for the development and dissemination of national and subnational-level budgets, budget revisions, and work plans for sub-recipients under CNM, simultaneously coordinate and relay work plan and budget feedback from CHAI program and subnational teams;
  • Strengthen the capacity of the M&E unit to support the implementation of the GFATM RAI3E grant in full compliance with PR-UNOPS guidelines for maximum absorption of GFATM-awarded resources;
  • Coordinate closely with CHAI colleagues to ensure comprehensive and seamless program and financial management support to CNM.

Grant Management

  • Assist CNM on initiating and modification the grant implementation policy dialogue with PR-UNOPS and to troubleshoot as necessary to facilitate full-scale implementation;
  • Reinforce and expand programmatic reporting and activity tracking tools and processes at central and subnational levels, further the capacity of government staff to conduct tracking on a regular basis;
  • Facilitate the implementation of CHAI’s Program Management TA Grant to CNM, track position-relevant deliverables and support bi-annual reporting processes;
  • Work with CNM technical bureau to optimize and cost national malaria program strategies through building excel-based budget models;
  • Support Cambodia’s future grant applications to GFATM and/or other key donors to further support the CNM’s commitment to malaria elimination by 2025.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Facilitate updates to the standard operating procedures to facilitate work planning and improved monitoring & evaluation;
  • Support the M&E unit with data collection and analysis for periodic programmatic reporting to UNOPS/GFATM.
  • Other responsibilities as needed.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Policy, or related field
  • 2-3 years of professional experience in the private or public sector with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in management consulting, financial services, or other relevant fields
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work closely within a team and contribute proactively to the team goals
  • Organization skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure, unstructured environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral communication style in English) and ability to build and nurture relationships in challenging and multicultural environments
  • Excellent attitude to the work and self-motivated personal
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office with proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word


  • Familiarity with Global Fund rules and regulations
  • Experience in strategic/business process consulting, investment banking, project/grant management, or operations planning
  • Proven experience on strengthening coordination among diverse stakeholders
  • Knowledge of malaria and/or other major global infectious disease problems
  • Experience living or working in resource-limited countries and/or Southeast Asia

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