Program Officer or Senior Program Officer

Position: Program Officer or Senior Program Officer

Work place: Hanoi with potentially significant travel

Duration: One year, extendable

Start date: September 2021

Reports to: Program Manager

About CHAI:

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is a trusted advisor to governments worldwide, helping them transform the way they provide health services. Established in Vietnam in 2006, CHAI works with a number of departments in the Ministry of Health to help reach national goals related to COVID-19, hepatitis, TB, malaria and vaccination. CHAI has emphasized a sustainable and integrative approach to health systems strengthening premised on a close partnership with government to build national capacity so that programs can continue without our support.

CHAI’s team in Vietnam consists of a core of 18 staff in addition to staff at the regional and global levels.


The Program Officer/Senior Program Officer may help in one of the following areas: strengthen Vietnam’s prevention, diagnostic and care and treatment system related to COVID-19 and/or to one of the current program areas: TB, hepatitis, malaria, or vaccinations.

This work will require close engagement with government and partners at the national and implementation level to conduct systems strengthening activities.

Main Responsibilities

  • Help plan and implement all systems-strengthening activities at the central and implementation levels
    • Facilitate training of health workers, including those related to screening, diagnosis, clinical, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Support implementation level facilities to access diagnosis and treatment commodities.
    • Monitor field activities to ensure effective implementation
    • Support related policy development and rollout
    • Support electronic tools development and rollout as needed
  • Ensure all projects adhere to financial guidelines
    • Assist project partners to develop and adhere to budget and monitor expenditures Communications
    • Translate/interpret for foreign staff as needed
    • Translate official documents as needed
    • Assist with report-writing as needed
    • Assist with proposal development as needed


  • Vietnamese citizen (due to travel permissions) who is comfortable traveling to provinces in Vietnam
  • Medical, public health, development, or business degree
  • Minimum two years experience in implementing health or development programs
  • Strong written and oral English and Vietnamese communication skills
  • Good computer skills, especially with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and in internet-based communications
  • Exceptional problem solving skills and quantitative and qualitative analytical capabilities including demonstrated ability to steer decisions based on data
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment
  • Ability to manage numerous work streams simultaneously


  • Experience working with government institutions
  • Advanced degree in public health or business
  • Experience in working in the health sector

A one page cover letter should specify the position sought and highlight why the candidate believes they are the right person for the position. A CV detailing professional experience and relevant qualifications should be provided. Interested candidates should send materials to Indicate position sought in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, but must be received by 15 September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

Job Details
Organisation Name: CHAI
Location: Hanoi
Application Deadline: Wed, 2021-09-15

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