Senior Program Manager, Cervical Cancer

Clinton Health Access Initiative
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 11

Position description

CHAI is seeking a Senior Program Manager, Cervical Cancer to play a driving role in the launch of our new Cervical Cancer program. The Senior Program Manager will play a cross-cutting role in program management, interfacing directly with internal and external stakeholders and coordinating execution against complex global work plans. S/he will take a lead role in managing donor deliverables, collecting and synthesizing information from CHAI country teams and other partners on the grant. S/he will be expected to rapidly learn key technical content and understand the technical resources available to the program, and then serve as an internal resource for support in reaching the program’s goals.

The Senior Program Manager must be a highly motivated individual with deep passion and commitment to achieving the program’s ambitious goals for cervical cancer prevention. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is able to drive execution independently, but also be an effective collaborator across various technical teams.

The candidate must have demonstrated project management experience, communication, and analytical skills; be able to problem solve; and be able to prepare clear donor deliverables. The candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence, be results-driven, solution-oriented, and get things done. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.

This role may require up to 40% travel to program countries, and key global stakeholder meetings. The team is open to considering a base location in a CHAI program country pending country leadership approval.


  • Working with country and program leadership, support strategy development and implementation for the cervical cancer program;
  • Develop, refine, and execute against robust project management plans, working directly on global tasks and supporting CHAI country teams to manage against country-specific operational plans;
  • Play a lead role in developing program reports and other donor deliverables, including compelling text and graphics;
  • Support grant operations, collaborating closely with donor, partner organizations, and cross-functional CHAI teams, including Research and Development Team, Diagnostics, and Clinical Sciences Team;
  • Organize and chair effective project team meetings and calls; document and communicate key decisions and next steps;
  • Review plans and compile reports at key milestones, identifying project risks and helping develop solutions;
  • Oversee key quantitative analyses around major programmatic issues, for example, developing tools to support country- and global-level costing of scale-up plans.
  • Track scientific and other key developments across the cervical cancer space, and share research findings and implementation lessons across internal and external teams to inform execution;
  • Develop presentations and provide support as needed to project team leads;
  • Support CHAI country teams to deliver on shared objectives as requested, e.g., assisting in development and review of work outputs, supporting project management or driving forward workstreams, onboarding for country team staff, supporting fundraising or concept note development, and supporting problem solving;
  • Other responsibilities as needed by team.


  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience in a private or public sector enterprise, with increasing levels of responsibility and experience;
  • Strong program management experience including managing and recruiting teams, developing and evaluating budgets, creating and implementing work plans, and monitoring both program and staff performance;
  • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills;
  • Ability to quickly learn and synthesize technical and clinical information;
  • Ability to build strategic relationships and interact with individuals of different backgrounds;
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Good strategic thinker able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals;
  • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations, and able to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support;
  • Willingness to travel up to 40% time for country support and meetings with global stakeholders.

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