Health Program Manager

Location:
Cambodia
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Health Program Manager

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Maternal and Child Health Program Manager

People in Need’s (PIN) aim in Cambodia is to strengthen the capacity of local citizens and institutions in order to provide people with opportunities to positively transform their lives whilst not undermining the natural environment. PIN has operated in the country since 2008 and currently works in 15 provinces. PIN in cooperation with 10 local partner NGOs supports the implementation of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s National Strategic Development Plan, specifically in 3 sectors: health and nutrition (incl. WASH), livelihoods & environment and disaster management and risk reduction. PIN closely cooperates with relevant government departments and Alliance2015 partners. 

PIN’s Health Program aims to improve the health and nutrition of women and young children. In the past 6 years, the program has supported over 100 rural health centers and benefited more than 90,000 people. Its activities have primarily focused on addressing the main causes of maternal and child death, including improving the management of post-partum hemorrhage and asphyxia; increasing community awareness on safe pregnancy and healthy nutrition; removing financial barriers to accessing health care; improving management of health centers; amongst others. To reduce child mortality and malnutrition PIN has been expanding its innovative program using mobile phone technology to deliver timely voice messages to mothers with important information on how to take care of themselves and their children under 2. PIN’s health program, in its new programming phasefocuses on the following priorities:

  • Improving the quality of maternal and child health focussing on integrated nutrition sensitive approaches

  • Improving the nutrition of pregnant and lactating women and children under 2 years 

  • Reducing neonatal and maternal mortality and morbidity in urban and rural areas

  • Improving WASH access to rural and urban poor challenging environments

PIN is looking for an experienced candidate with sound technical, management and fundraising expertise to perform the following responsibilities: 

  • ensure the quality and maximum impact of existing maternal and child health projects
  • build capacity of PIN and local partners’ staff
  • ensure continuous, need and opportunity-driven development of PIN’s health program through outcome-oriented sector programming, networking, and fundraising

Description of requirements:

  • Relevant academic qualification in Public Health or Development Studies
  • At least 2 years of experience with designing and result-based management of development programs
  • Experience in implementation of Health/nutrition/social protection related projects (preferably in South East Asia)
  • Technical knowledge of and experience in managing projects improving nutrition, WASH and reducing maternal and neonatal mortality is a considerable advantage
  • Excellent program development and fundraising skills, preferably with EuropeAid and USAID
  • Experience in staff management and working with local partners and government institutions
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and networking skills

PIN offers:

  • Friendly, participatory and results-oriented working environment with extensive opportunities for professional development
  • 12 months contract
  • startup salary: 2 570 USD (including per diems) and benefits
    • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations
    • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available on line
    • Travel insurance
    • 25 days of paid leave annually
    • Accommodation covered by PIN
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