Clinton Health Access Initiative Overview
Founded in 2002 by President William J. Clinton and Ira C. Magaziner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (“CHAI”) is a global health organization committed to saving lives, reducing the burden of disease and strengthening integrated health systems in the developing world. For more information, visit: www.clintonhealthaccess.org.
Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health outcomes in Uganda remain below national and global targets despite concerted efforts by policy makers, health managers, service providers, development partners and civil society organizations. While investments in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health have translated into tremendous scale up of essential services for women, children and adolescent girls, indicators remain poor. For instance, while under five mortality reduced by 50% between 2006 and 2016, neonatal mortality increased over the same period of time from 24 per 1,000 live births to 27 per 1,000 live births; far from the national goal of 10 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births by 2020.
Maternal mortality is unacceptably high, with a nationwide maternal mortality ratio of 336 per 100,000 live births, indicating that the risk of a woman in Uganda dying due to complications in pregnancy or childbirth is four times the global average and above the national target of 211 per 100,000 live births by 2020. Uganda’s modern contraceptive prevalence rate among married women is 35% and only 20% among married adolescents, contributing to a high teen pregnancy rate.
CHAI will implement an evidence based Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health project to support the Government of Uganda address the challenges above. The 4 year project will focus on ensuring that timely and quality Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health services are available and accessible to women, adolescents and children. Working at national, district and community level, the program will focus on equipping, and building the capacity of the health system to ably manage, deliver and sustain improvement in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health programming. The project will be implemented in 5 districts.
The Program Manager will lead a team of approximately 5 direct reports to manage CHAI’s Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health work and will play key management, liaison and coordination roles in supervising the planning and implementation of all Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health-related project activities, ensuring that all activities are properly and timely performed and that outputs are accomplished and delivered according to the agreed work plans.
The Program Manager ensures the effective and efficient management of the program by supporting design, planning and management processes. He/She will work in close collaboration with the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health team, district local governments and Ministry of Health for achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex project-related issues and information delivery. The program manager is expected to exercise full compliance with CHAI programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies. This position will require approximately 40%-50% of travel domestically.
Program management and coordination
Project monitoring and evaluation
Performance management and supervision
Networking and collaboration
Documentation and reporting