Program Officer, HIV/AIDS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Since 2002, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, CHAI (formerly the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative), has been assisting developing countries in implementing large-scale, integrated HIV care, treatment, and prevention programs.  CHAI is currently active in Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, and Eastern Europe. In support of national HIV/AIDS programs, CHAI provides technical assistance, mobilizes human and financial resources, and facilitates the sharing of best practices across projects. CHAI has also negotiated agreements with leading pharmaceutical companies that have lowered the cost of HIV/AIDS and malaria diagnostics and treatment in the developing world by 30-90%.

CHAI first partnered with the Government of Cambodia in February 2005 to enable the country access to affordable drug and lab commodity prices through CHAI’s Procurement Consortium. CHAI provides technical assistance to the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Dermatology and STDs (NCHADS) for projects related to logistics, supply chain management, laboratory strengthening, pediatric care and treatment scale-up and prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT). Following a successful scale-up of PMTCT services Cambodia endeavours to eliminate mother to child transmission of HIV by the year 2020.

Cambodia’s elimination strategy includes a demonstration of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) among pregnant women and sero-discordant couples. This initiative builds on strengths of the existing elimination of mother-to-child-transmission (eMTCT) framework and Continuum of Care (CoC) in Cambodia. Program areas that require implementation support under this effort will include clinical care, labs and diagnostics, data management, national coordination, and guidelines revision.

CHAI is currently seeking a candidate for the position of Program Officer (PO) to work with the HIV team in Cambodia. Reporting to the HIV Program Manager, the Phnom Penh based PO will support the launch and implementation of a national strategy to eliminate new HIV infections and HIV-related deaths, with a focus on TasP and elimination of mother-to-child-transmission. A minimum commitment of 12 months is preferred for this role.


  • Support the Program Manager to provide technical assistance to NCHADS for implementation of Cambodia’s campaign to eliminate HIV transmission from mother to child and demonstration of Treatment as Prevention (TasP) (including data collection and analysis, supportive supervision, developing presentations and briefings, and coordination with stakeholders).
  • Provide technical support for program data management, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Independently manage project workstreams supporting various aspects of Cambodia’s elimination effort, including but not limited to indicator development, routine monitoring, job aide development, training/workshop planning with NCHADS and supportive supervision. Build and develop relationships with government, non-government, and other partners to facilitate coordinated work toward the elimination for mother-to-child transmission.
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of standard operating procedures, training curricula and program policy documents.
  • Document the implementation of CHAI supported interventions and support the country team in the preparation of donor reports.
  • Perform administrative and financial management tasks in support of the CHAI Cambodia program.
  • Provide additional support to the CHAI HIV program as needed.

This job description may be modified at any time after consultation and agreement between the post holder and the Program Manager.


  • 3+ years of professional experience, preferably in public health, health systems strengthening, private health sector, procurement or supply chain management
  • Proven ability to independently manage project workstreams with a focus on outputs and outcomes
  • Exceptional problem solving skills, quantitative and analytical capabilities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with senior government and NGO representatives
  • Ability to work effectively in a challenging political and multicultural environment
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
  • High level of proficiency in relevant computer applications (Excel, PowerPoint And Word)
  • BA/BS


  • Master’s degree in Public Health (MSc or MPH)
  • Experience working in Maternal and Child Health, HIV, or other infectious disease a plus
  • Experience working with statistical software, including STATA
  • Experience living and working in South East Asia
  • Experience working with governments and international institutions is a plus

This position is open to international and national applicants.

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