Associate, Health Systems Strengthening NGO Jobs – Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Job Title:  Associate, Health Systems Strengthening

Organisation: Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI)

Job Location:  Kampala, Uganda


About Organisation:

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.


Job Summary:  Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the Senior Associate, will provide program leadership support to deliver the ambitious program objectives. They will be responsible for providing technical and operational leadership for specific projects, overseeing execution and assuming responsibility for high quality delivery. This work will require close collaboration with the Ministry of Health Policy planning and finance department lead and its partners. They will also work closely with CHAI’s Global HSS teams and interact with HSS program colleagues across CHAI countries. We are seeking an individual with proven problem-solving skills, a practical detail-oriented approach, strong track record of project implementation and clear understanding of Global Fund (GF) processes.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation

  • Lead internal HSS program planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting progress to all key stakeholders.
  • Support with identification of strategic areas for expansion or redirection for impactful program delivery including identification and participation in proposal development for program fundraising opportunities as needed.
  • Take responsibility for effective learnings documentation within the program and dissemination of best practices.
  • Lead National Health Sector Strategic Plan development (based off the National Development Plan – NDP4 strategy), operational plans and related midterm reviews and Global Fund technical assistance provision to Department of policy, planning and finance with respect to annual budgeting processes, budget framework development, grant pre-application analytics, and other grant application writing, work planning and related work plan reviews and action tracking.

People Management

  • Provide leadership to the internal health systems strengthening/health financing team and consultants to optimally deliver national and subnational program activities.
  • Promote effective upward and downward communication within the team to ensure well-coordinated activity execution.

Relationship Management

  • Represent CHAI within the national HSS landscape, developing and managing senior relationships with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, Local Governments, National Medical Stores, Pharmacy Division, and partners.
  • Manage relationships with a network of other partners operating in the HSS space in Uganda, providing technical input, proactively identifying opportunities and synergies with CHAI work.
  • Maintain regular interaction with CHAI Global HSS program teams, providing updates and insights from the Uganda programme, soliciting input and guidance on key issues and providing input to other country teams as needed.
  • Build and maintain emerging relevant program relations as may arise.

Financial Management

  • Lead coordination and allocation of team resources and prioritization of program activities.
  • Lead program budget planning, tracking, and reporting.
  • Support with preparation of financial and donor reports.

Problem Solving

  • Assist in identifying and addressing sensitive issues.
  • Develop presentable insights and recommendations with guidance.
  • Analyze and draw conclusions from data.
  • Present findings from analysis to key stakeholders
  • Design approaches to collect data and improve processes.
  • Lead in developing innovative approaches and tools to achieve program objectives
  • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree strongly preferred in business administration, scientific or health related discipline, or bachelor’s degree minimum with exceptional experience.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the private or public sector, with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Excellent program management skills and experience
  • Understanding of global health and development approaches
  • Experience in the planning and execution of large-scale projects; including budgeting and activity planning.
  • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using PowerPoint and other tools, and a structured and assured oral and written communication style.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships and influencing stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, including ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement new ideas.
  • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications.



  • Experience working and communicating with government officials and multilateral organizations in developing countries.
  • Strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments.
  • Content knowledge of HSS principles and financing mechanisms
  • Experience in supporting Global Fund (GF), GAVI and other Global Health Initiative application processes.


How to Apply:

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Date Posted 2024-06-13T04:13
Valid Through 2024-07-05T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization CHAI Uganda – Clinton Health
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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