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Support CHAI-led consortium of partners for the malaria commodities forecasting project: - Lead the work planning process, including the development of templates, ensuring the completion of work plans by all partners, and monitoring the activities and timelines outlined within them- Develop a process and timeline for donor reporting on an annual basis; manage the assembly of CHAI and partner inputs; and help ensure that final reports are clear, consistent and cohesive- Oversee knowledge management platform for the project, working in partnership with all consortium partners to keep it comprehensive, up-to-date and user-friendly- Manage publication of all project findings, draft and disseminate all communicative briefs and white papers- Create and maintain a consortium calendar that tracks key deadlines and meetings- Manage team calls and supporting planning and execution of meetings- Act as the key point person representing this project in liaison with commodity suppliers and with global stakeholders (e.g., Roll Back Malaria)Provide support to CHAI's malaria team:- Act as first point of contact on the team for project management assistance or questions- Liaise regularly with staff at headquarters on matters relevant to the team- Track hiring plans, sub-contracting, and the status of recruitment efforts and proactively flag delays- Develop and maintain onboarding materials, and coordinate and lead onboarding for new staff- Manage team calls, including preparing the agenda, taking notes, and tracking follow-up action items- Develop and maintain knowledge management platform for the team- Support planning and execution of meetings, including identification of venues and coordination of all travel logistics
Process mapping and requirements development- In collaboration with CHAI technical and program teams, scope and identify geographies (across the Americas, Africa, and Asia) and critical management areas that could benefit from improved information organization, quality, timeliness, and availability.- In collaboration with partner government malaria programs and relevant partners, lead the documentation of system processes and data flows, and identify the ideal state for those systems.- Identify critical needs and propose feasible solutions to improve program ability to track key aspects of their programmatic plans and finances. Needs may include improvements to management structures, processes, or technologies, and identification of any significant barriers or risks associated with each solution.- Develop a pragmatic strategy and operational plan to address critical gaps in programmatic and financial tracking.Technology solutions- Conduct a landscape analysis of relevant existing program management and financial tracking solutions in health or business sectors, and determine how these solutions may be adapted to malaria program needs.- Identify appropriate solutions to countries’ short and long-term needs, as well as document adaptations that would be required to meet country specifications.- Identify any potential barriers to adoption for users and strategize how to mitigate them.Project Management and Implementation- In collaboration with CHAI’s health informatics team, select, liaise with, and manage sub-contractors (software developers) to build and configure tools according to the defined requirements and timelines.- Work with malaria control programs, CHAI technical teams, and CHAI regional and country teams to implement recommended management solutions and foster a data culture. Depending on needs identified, the solutions may include improvements to management structures, processes, or technologies.- Develop training materials and help train global and program staff in the use of digital solutions, updated data reporting requirements, as well as establishing best practice SOPs for using this data to improve day-to-day program management.- Support the development of proposals and funding requests as needed to expand the reach of this to new geographies or intensify support where needed.- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Support the design of the methodological framework to forecast malaria metrics and commodities;- Identify, collate and manage available epidemiological, demographics, and commodity datasets and assess suitability for analysis;- Conduct statistical and spatial analyses (descriptive analyses, regressions and other relevant methods) to forecast malaria metrics and commodities needs;- Define modeling questions, conduct simulations, and interpret output of mathematical malaria transmission models to audiences of a variety of backgrounds;- Iterate on geospatial analyses and projections and mathematical modeling to validate analytical outputs;- Translate highly technical findings for a general audience less familiar with statistical methods;- Collaborate with academic groups (i.e. Malaria Atlas Project) and other project partners for the generation of analytical outputs for forecasting malaria metrics and malaria commodities;- Provide high quality guidance on biostatistical inference and apply appropriate analytics methods for analyses related to malaria epidemiology and impact of interventions;- Synthesize results and communicate them through high-quality data visualizations, presentations, reports, and publications to internal and external audiences of a variety of technical backgrounds;- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with relevant CHAI team members, academic institutions, and other partners;- Any other tasks as required.
- Serve as a thought leader, manage and implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;- Proactively review existing evidence and conduct analyses on primary and secondary data to evaluate effectiveness of the current operations, and identify potential approaches or strategies to accelerate progress;- Provide high-quality analytical support to CHAI country teams, government staff, and relevant partners, which includes:- Design (defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design), implementation (formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors), analysis and dissemination of operational research, with a focus on surveillance system assessments- Organize, clean, and integrate primary and secondary epidemiological and spatial datasets- Conduct statistical and spatial analyses- Work directly with governmental staff to better integrate epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data use and analysis into routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system- Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities and/or ongoing management of junior staff based across the region;- Contribute to the formulation of annual work plans across multiple countries, and pro-actively ensure the implementation of epidemiology related activities;- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, with support from program managers;- Synthesize results, translate them to national and sub-national government partners, non-technical partners and CHAI teams to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications internally and externally at international venues;- Represent CHAI at external technical meetings, representing the organization to academic/technical partners within the region; and- Any other tasks identified.
- Provide expert technical guidance on identification of use cases for GRID3 data related to optimizing primary healthcare systems;- Contribute to the prioritization and final selection of GRID3 use cases for testing by suggesting and developing criteria for a decision matrix on which GRID3 use cases will be most impactful;- Ensure successful technical execution of GRID3 use case testing through data gathering (geospatial and health data), validation, management using GIS platforms, and conducting spatial analyses;- Produce detailed, reproducible methodology descriptions, effective data visualization, high-quality maps, and technical interpretations, including conclusions and recommendations, for inclusion in final written reports;- Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and provide capacity building to country team and governments as needed in geospatial data maintenance and analysis;- Collaborate with country teams, government programs, or other partners to effectively translate methods, results, and interpretations for a variety of audiences of varying technical backgrounds using appropriate mediums, such as PowerPoint or others;- Promote the use of evidence-driven decision making, and the benefit of spatial data where appropriate, using robust, up-to-date analytical methods and tools;- Support evaluation, documentation, and dissemination of results and lessons learned from CHAI’s work; and- Any other tasks identified.
Technical assistance and program management (25%):- Provide cross-cutting support to countries in South East Asia region, helping the Regional Manager to explore new opportunities and offer strategic guidance and operational support to priority activities that require additional capacity to drive forward.- Review and provide feedback on products and documents produced by CHAI team members (country and GMAL), including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, analysis, project reports and implementation updates- Manage and develop resources and best practices to share lessons across teams, and synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications.- Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards malaria elimination (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of surveillance platforms, etc.).- Support the Regional Manager with the development of programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products. Support new geographies (India, Thailand, etc.) (25%):- Provide additional technical and operational support to the CHAI India Neglected Tropical Diseases team to execute activities on all work streams and to build capacity of NVBDCP leadership for achieving Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) elimination goals.- Support write up of surveillance documents and evaluations in Thailand and Vietnam, and other countries where needed.Vector control (50%):- Conduct a vector control landscaping and capacity assessment across the region, identifying barriers to efficient and effective deployment of vector control interventions, and establish/advance malaria vector control workstream based on the outputs of this assessment and country priorities.- Support country teams to identify and develop solutions to key vector control challenges.- Support country teams with developing detailed operational plans, operating procedures, and associated training materials related to vector control, in order to build government capacity and support effective execution of malaria program.- Serve as a trusted adviser to CHAI country teams and national malaria programs on issues related to vector control operations, including providing technical and operational support on work pertaining to LLIN operational microplanning, targeting, and monitoring in targeted foci of malaria transmission. This includes identifying and disseminating lessons learned after intervention implementation.- Serve as a technical advisor to CHAI’s country teams on alternative vector control tools, including new tools that are well targeted for vulnerable populations (such as forest goers) and outdoor, daytime vector biting.- Work in close coordination with CHAI Entomologist to support the malaria programs with activities related to entomological surveillance, in order to build government capacity and implement solutions to entomological surveillance gaps.- Support CHAI country teams with translating results of analyses to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminating findings through high-quality and clear presentations, reports, and publications.
Surveillance and analytics support- Supporting integration of data use and analysis in routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system e.g. data review meetings;- Supporting development, integration, and institutionalization of malaria information systems, including data collection tools and dashboards;- Assisting to monitor and evaluate the performance of existing and new surveillance platforms, in collaboration with the health informatics malaria team at CHAI;- Developing guidelines, SOPs, and training materials for malaria surveillance activities;- Organizing and merging available data (routine surveillance data, survey data, GIS data amongst other data types) and assessing its quality and suitability for analysis;- Conducting statistical and descriptive analyses;- Managing and coordinating analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention targeting (e.g. Indoor Residual Spraying, LLIN distribution, health worker allocations) and surveillance, as required;- Synthesizing results and communicating them through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications;- Performing scientific literature review as needed;Programmatic/operational support- Formulating and delivering national and sub-national level training materials with a focus on analytical content (e.g. data management best practices, online data collection tools), and surveillance strengthening (e.g. improved data quality and use);- Assisting with the development of operational plans and accompanying manuals and guidelines to support malaria case detection, case management and vector control activities;- Developing and implementing M&E plans for CHAI and program activities, including monitoring and evaluating the implementation of relevant malaria interventions- Translating results to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making;- Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations, with support from program managers;- Any other tasks identified.
This work will include supporting government programs in strengthening capacity to manage geospatial data, managing multiple complex stakeholders, driving rigorous implementation plans, designing deployment guidelines and resources, capturing and sharing lessons learnedacross countries, and supporting countries on use of geospatial information to enhance malaria control activities. A successful candidate will need to possess exceptional communication, organizational, and management skills as well as be able to work independently to drive implementation in complex environments and have deep personal commitment to producing results. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic. Responsibilities: Cultivate opportunities to implement a CGR in Myanmar (70%)- Engage the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and in country stakeholders to promote and develop a vision for the geo-enablement of their health information systems.- Draft a detailed country assessment and implementation plan to inform the deployment of a CGR and capacity building to manage geospatial data in a CGR.- Support the deployment, technical setup, and population of the CGR, including the integration of MoHS information systems with the CGR and set-up of long term maintenance systems- Support the generation of master lists of health-related geo-objects to serve as a source of truth across government programs. Develop or update standard operating procedures as needed to use the data in the CGR for public health activities.- Support the creation and development of interoperability standards across systems.Development of implementation guidelines and advocacy material for deployment of a CGR in other countries (20%)- Capture lessons learned from country implementations including user needs, implementation best practices, and M&E results.- Manage and develop resources to enable rapid deployment of a CGR including user testing protocols, SOPs for data collection and management, support system guidelines training collateral, hosting and maintenance options- Support the development of an online knowledge base for the CGR including a resource hub and global sandbox environment to facilitate demonstrations of the CGR platform- Develop communications materials and participate in relevant global meetings to advocate for the use and deployment of a CGR to support public health initiatives including malaria elimination- Engage global stakeholders and multilateral agencies on opportunities to strengthen global geospatial information management through the deployment of a CGRProject management and operational support (10%)- Update project team and partners on implementation progress- Operational support for other Health informatics initiatives in the Greater Mekong Subregion as needed
- Manage outgoing and incoming communication from the NVDCP;- Request quotations and manage organization of workshops and conferences as requested;- Manage budget and travel requests;- Prepare agendas, take minutes, and prepare reports of programme meetings as requested;- Perform data entry and cleaning of malaria data.
- Provide direct regional technical and operational support to the Namibia and/or Angola malaria programmes for malaria elimination across all thematic areas with focus on strengthening disease surveillance;- Identify key impediments to successful collection, reporting, analysis and use of malaria data and work with malaria programmes, CHAI teams and partners to develop solutions to rapidly and sustainably address these bottlenecks in consultation and approval by the NVDCP;- Provide analytic and strategic support to the region and district management teams on the malaria policy implementation. They will support regions to determine effective interventions, and plan for efficient implementation at sub-national levels;- In coordination with NVDCP and regional health teams, strengthen adherence to national policies and protocols including facilitating trainings for the implementation of surveillance and surveillance components in other elimination activities (e.g. IRS campaigns monitoring and evaluation, training of CHWs and supervisors on data reporting, protocol and systems development for active case investigation and detection, etc.);- Serve as a liaison between CHAI’s malaria technical teams, CHAI program manager, the NVDCP and regional malaria programmes to support translation of global guidance on elimination activities at national and regional levels; and leverage CHAI’s resources and expertise to meet country goals;- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government and technical partners to ensure coordination of resources and efforts at the national and sub national;- With support from CHAI program manager, execute project work plans approved by the NVDCP and the regional management teams with clear deliverables (objectively measurable indicators) and timelines;- Support monitoring and evaluation of progress towards malaria elimination at district/regional level;- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders;- Any other duties as assigned by program manager.