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Associate, Lab Services

Cambodia (Cambodia)

  • Organization: CHAI - Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location: Cambodia (Cambodia)
  • Grade: Associate Level - Open for both International and National Professionals - Mid level
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Associate, Lab Services

Country
Cambodia
Type
Full Time
Program (Division)
Country Programs - Cambodia
Overview

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

 

The Associate, Lab Services will support efforts in Cambodia to deliver the objectives of the Laboratory program, under the guidance and direction of the Program Manager, the Associate will implement the strategic and technical direction for the program, executing its development and assuming responsibility for high quality delivery. The Associate will build a strong relationship with key stakeholders in the Laboratory space, including with the Ministry of Health, subnational level laboratories and testing sites and health partners.

 

The Associate will work closely with CHAI’s global team of Laboratory experts, in particular the South-East Asia Laboratory Technical Advisor, as well as other Associates on the Labs and Oxygen teams, health partners and national stakeholders. The position will be based in Phnom Penh with regular domestic travel expected, as conditions allow.

Responsibilities
  • Support National Laboratory Systems Strengthening to enhance COVID-19 molecular and Antigen Testing programs and other services including HIV, TB and Malaria
  • Conduct national assessment of laboratory capacity to identify gaps and opportunities for laboratory systems strengthening investments, in collaboration with MoH and other health partners
  • Support integrated laboratory system strengthening and improvement of laboratory support systems as per workplan agreed with MOH (e.g. supply chain, data, etc.)
  • Support adoption and uptake of current and novel diagnostic tools, e.g. antigen tests, self-sampling and self-tests
  • Support Ministry of Health and relevant departments to coordinate and conduct laboratory-related trainings;
  • Conduct joint supervision visits to public hospitals at both national and subnational levels with relevant departments of MoH
  • Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership;
  • Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems to measure the impact of lab programs and assess progress against project goals on regular basis in coordination with Senior Associate
  • Draft programmatic reports and engage with Laboratory Consortium partners on the ground
  • Provide regular updates of work progress during laboratory team meetings
  • Develop and maintain strong engagement with key stakeholders and partners on laboratory space, including subnational levels and other relevant actors that play a role on diagnostics and testing services particularly on HIV, TB, COVID-19 and Malaria
  • Contribute to strategic areas for expansion or redirection to maximize health impact and support proposal development as needed
  • Work closely with the CHAI Global Laboratory Team to enlist support, capture and disseminate emerging best practices
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Program Manager, Deputy Country Director/Country Director
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree required, with a minimum of 2-3 years' professional work experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Familiarity with global health issues, particularly HIV, TB, COVID-19 and Malaria
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, entrepreneurial spirit, able to operate without extensive structural or operational support
  • Goal-oriented and with high attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills, including high-level proficiency at Microsoft Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships with government and NGO representatives
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to prepare and present compelling presentations, including high-level proficiency in
  • Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and high-pressure environment, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities
  • Strong openness to feedback given their willingness to improve
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English for business purposes

Preferences:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant field like public health, policy, or science
  • Lab and diagnostics-related experience, either in a programmatic or clinical setting
  • Laboratory experience in either microbiology, molecular diagnostics, lateral flow assays (Rapid Diagnostic Testing)
  • Experience working with government and ministries of health to achieve collaborative goals
  • Previous work experience in Southeast Asia
  • Fluent in Khmer language or willingness to learn

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