Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate Program Director, Global SRH Jobs in Rwanda

Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate Program Director, Global SRH Jobs in Rwanda

Position Summary

The Associate Director leads the Delivery group of the Global SRH team to support interventions at the country level to strengthen delivery of quality SRH products and services. The Associate Director will be expected to lead a small team of associates and managers to work collaboratively with 10+ country teams to design programs, assess program progress against overall objectives, and identify key risks and opportunities.

The position will support country teams to remain abreast of global best practices and evidence related to SRH and to translate this information into improvements in country-specific programs and approaches. In addition, this position will support country teams to design and conduct analyses that inform program strategy, monitor and evaluate program progress toward milestones, and work with other CHAI program teams to achieve the grant goals.

The Associate Director will work with SRH leadership to develop and refine CHAI’s overall SRH strategy and to develop other multi-country grant opportunities. The Associate Director will report to the Global SRH Senior Director.

This position can be offered at either the Associate Director or Director level, depending on the candidate profile and skillset.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual who is a strategic thinker and has excellent communication and people management skills. A proven record of human resources management, strategy development and program management are required, with strong leadership qualities and analytical skills. They will be expected to function independently and flexibly, with little oversight.

The Associate Director must be an excellent relationship manager and able to work effectively across cultural contexts. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

The role must be based in a CHAI program country in Africa. Travel is expected up to 30%.


SRH strategy, program and grant management

  • In collaboration with country teams, drive and oversee the development, initiation, execution, growth and monitoring of SRH delivery programs at CHAI in line with CHAI’s overall global SRH strategy

  • Develop and maintain standards and guidelines for support to country teams across the Delivery group

  • Work closely with leadership and staff on CHAI program and country teams to ensure cohesive team collaboration, alignment on goals and donor requirements, and drive towards collective impact

  • Establish and lead process for tracking performance against the Delivery group’s objectives, key performance indicators and milestones, coordinating with product and grant owners to execute data analysis and program reflection meetings, to inform team resource planning and prioritization

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to other global and country SRH team members in identifying and solving problems and provide creative, strategic input into complex issues

  • Support teams in development, synthesis and review of presentations, reports, and briefings for donors and CHAI leadership

  • Assess effectiveness of CHAI's theory of change, strategy and approach related to SRH and recommend improvements and strategic direction

  • Develop and maintain expertise in latest developments in SRH and inform program activities based on global evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners

  • Provide hands-on analytical and technical
    execution or advisory, as requested by country focal points, grant and product leads

  • Review and inform budgets and reallocations, and help draft financial reports for donors

    Relationship and Partner Management

  • Establish and cultivate relationships with CHAI teams – with leadership and staff in-country, and in program teams – to understand priorities and goals, inform and influence SRH strategies and explore new workstreams

  • Maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including donors, as a respected and trusted thought leader within CHAI and within the global and regional SRMNH community

  • Explore, develop, and manage relationships with global SRH partners to collaborate on initiatives and inform CHAI activities and strategies

    Team and people management

  • Maintain a high-performing team of delivery associates and managers who can work across the organizational matrix to ensure progress toward SRH outcomes

  • Make hiring and compensation recommendations; support recruitment and onboarding of new team members

  • Cultivate a supportive environment for direct reports to develop professionally

  • Provide regular coaching and feedback to team members; receive and adapt to feedback from team members

  • Exemplify CHAI values and SRH team norms

  • Contribute to key internal team operations and culture-building initiatives such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


  • Bachelor’s degree, and at least eight years of working experience with increasing levels of responsibility, team management, and leadership

  • Experience living and working in resource-limited settings, particularly sub-Saharan Africa

  • Proven experience in developing, executing and refining strategy

  • Demonstrated strong analytical, leadership, and problem-solving skills

  • Experience operating in fast-paced, results-oriented work environment

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; proven ability to set direction and structure, prioritize among complex options, and uphold high performance expectations

  • High emotional intelligence, patience, and thoughtfulness even in high-pressure, stressful situations

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build, strengthen, and leverage complex and nuanced stakeholder relationships in a matrixed and multicultural environment

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills, able to concisely communicate complex ideas in a manner that builds buy-in among diverse stakeholders

  • Passionate about people development and able to help diverse team members improve skills and performance through coaching and consistent supportive accountability

  • Highly entrepreneurial with strong self-motivation

  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission

  • Ability and willingness to travel approximately 30-40% of the year


  • Past experience in a management role on CHAI’s country or global teams

  • Relationships and/or expertise in SRH

  • Experience with new product introduction

  • Demonstrated prior experience working with governments and/or overseeing implementation of complex SRH projects across multiple countries

  • Experience in fundraising for global health or SRH from major donor organizations

  • Experience working remotely with a decentralized/remote team

  • Master’s degree in public health or business

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Clinton Health Access Initiative Associate Program Director, Global SRH Jobs in Rwanda

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