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- Provide direct support to surveillance and analytics workstreams including conducting high-quality epidemiological analyses to evaluate effectiveness of current interventions, understand disease patterns, and inform strategic planning related to malaria in Panama- Design, implement, analyze, and disseminate operational research projects evaluating program or intervention effectiveness- Serve as a trusted adviser to key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations by proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships- Perform scientific literature review on relevant topics as needed (e.g., surveillance methods, molecular epidemiology, drivers of malaria transmission, intervention effectiveness)- Monitor, evaluate, and improve the performance of malaria surveillance processes and platforms (including the development of data collection tools and data visualization tools) and contribute to the formulation of surveillance guidelines and SOPs- Organize, clean, and integrate datasets from different sources and conduct statistical and/or spatial analyses of malaria metrics (epidemiology, entomology, interventions) to understand disease pattern and impact of interventions in collaboration with academic partners when relevant- Promote the routine use and analyses of epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data including through the institutionalization of data reviews at all levels to inform country strategy planning and routine program implementation - Formulate training materials and deliver national and sub-national level technical training supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to the program and staff members involved in epidemiological and surveillance strengthening activities- Translate analytic results to government and non-government partners, synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and scientific publications - Represent CHAI at external technical meetings with local academic and technical partners- Any other tasks as required
Global Operations (~50%)- Develop project management tools, strategies, and methods to ensure consistent implementation of CHAI policies and procedures across the matrix.- Establish, maintain, and communicate consistent organizational policies and procedures that improve effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability.- In partnership with other support functions ensure all relevant program and non-program countries are up to date and in compliance with respective government requirements.- Support CHAI country start-up and scale-down operational activities, ensuring that all necessary stakeholders are effectively coordinated, and compliance requirements are met.- In partnership with the Director maintain annual budgets and track financial expenditures.Knowledge Management (~25%)- Manage CHAI’s knowledge management processes using internal repositories and the consolidation, organization, and distribution of organizational-wide policies, guides, and practices.- Support the development and implementation of CHAI Net, the organization’s intranet, and primary knowledge management platform.- Develop cross-cutting solutions for improving internal systems for knowledge sharing and information management across the matrix.- In partnership with global HR, and via CHAI Net, streamline and implement a structured onboarding process across the matrix.- In partnership with programming, and via the CHAI Net, systematize e-learning documentation such as tender and proposal development tools, M&E processes, donor reporting, fundraising materials, etc.Organizational Strategy (~25%)- Support the Director, Global Operations on priority projects related to operations excellence, global compliance, programmatic and country operations as assigned.- Pursue innovative and transformational approaches to integrating global operations through a customer service approach across the matrix.- Foster collaboration both within and outside the organization to pursue industry standard approaches to global operations, risk management, compliance, and project implementation.- Support the management and implementation of key committees such as Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Safeguarding Committee; Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Knowledge management.
Grant Management- Liaise directly with program teams and donors on financial matters.- Act as a business partner to program managers and provide timely financial advice that promotes appropriate decision making by proactively generating insights and undertaking advance planning and close monitoring for financial problem solving.- Generate budgets for grant proposals (or re-budgeting of existing grants).- Generate financial reports and invoices for donors, working directly with the relevant Director, Manager, or EVP responsible for the grant, and work directly with the Senior Director of Budgeting and Reporting and the Program Team(s) to validate the reports.- Review donor contracts, amendments, and no-cost extensions with regards to anticipated cash flows, reporting requirements, approved budget, etc.- Ensure compliance with donor financial requirements.CHAI Financials- Review G/L entries related to the Global Program team(s) and work collaboratively with program managers and directors on G/L adjustments.- Prepare monthly analyses of operational expenses against the budget; work with program managers and directors to provide variance explanations and to make ongoing adjustments to programmatic plans.- Lead the annual budgeting and semi-annual reforecasting for the Global Program team(s) to ensure consistency and accurate reflection of programmatic goals given the financial resources available.- Work with the Global Program team(s) to allocate and track funding. Invoices and Contracts- Support the business relationship with care-partners.- Work with Global Program managers and directors and Accounts Payable to ensure timely payment of invoices.Other- Facilitate training on finance-related issues to non-finance staff; ensure corporate memory is retained; facilitate knowledge transfer of best practices between Global Program teams.- Create tools and reports for budgeting and planning purposes.- Whenever possible, act as an organization-wide resource for CHAI operations.
The Senior Vector Control & Entomological Surveillance Associate, Panama will provide technical and operational support with selecting, targeting, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating vector control interventions for malaria and dengue, and conducting needed entomological surveillance. This will include:- Serving as a trusted adviser to government on issues related to vector control and entomological surveillance, specifically to translate corresponding normative guidance and new scientific evidence into practical programs.- Identify key gaps in vector control that hamper effective control of vector-borne diseases and develop strategies to fill these gaps.- Assist the government in developing or updating national vector control, entomological surveillance and resistance monitoring and management plans.- Help malaria and dengue programs to plan for the introduction of new effective vector control tools as they come into market (e.g. spatial repellents, Wolbachia, ATSBs, transgenic mosquitoes).- Help the government in devising and budgeting annual work plans for vector control and entomology.- Develop and/or update vector control technical content in national disease control and elimination strategies guidelines, plans and in donor proposals.- Using available data to support the government in selecting the most appropriate vector control interventions, combining them as needed and targeting them to the right places and populations.- Help develop operational plans, operating procedures, and associated training materials for the adequate implementation of vector control activities, based on prior country experiences and global best practices.- Support the monitoring of vector control interventions, such as LLIN durability monitoring or IRS residual efficacy monitoring, including developing plans, protocols, SOPs, data collection forms and providing day to day field support.- Assist the government in designing and implementing optimal entomological surveillance systems to address key programmatic question to guide vector control.- Contribute to collating data and conducting analysis to evaluate the impact of vector control interventions.- Support the government to timely monitor and address biological and non-biological threats to vector control (e.g. insecticide resistance, introduction of invasive species, unplanned urbanization, climate change).- Contribute to the ideation and drafting of new project proposals, and identification of funding opportunities to support vector control and entomological surveillance.- Proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations.- Collaborate with the government in disseminating results and learnings to internal and external audiences, via reports, publications and summary decks.
- Help structure and drive key quantitative and qualitative analyses to support the introduction of new AHD diagnostics and treatment with support and supervision from supervisor.- Support the development of evidence-based technical advice to Ministries of Health, CHAI country teams, and in-country partners in development and implementation of AHD packages of care for adults and children.- Help accelerate access to new critical AHD screening and treatment commodities, including assisting with new product introduction strategy, market shaping initiatives and procurement processes.- Provide support for partner management and donor engagement, including facilitating information sharing, drafting agendas and meeting slides, supporting meeting planning, taking and organizing notes and follow-ups, etc.- Support in translating AHD global evidence and best practices to the country level, including distilling and communicating messages to country teams and other partners.- Develop and maintain effective processes to facilitate efficient operations across AHD grant teams.- Support to general AHD program operations, including meeting coordination and planning and support management in fostering a collaborative team environment which supports and engages team members.- Prepare presentations that include analyses, cross-country insights, and program lessons for internal and external audiences.- Maintain up-to-date expertise across HIV, and specifically AHD, including the latest trends, and research developments, and developing updates for country and global team members.- Maintain and expand knowledge management platforms to enable information sharing across teams.- Other responsibilities as requested by supervisor.
- Overseeing the quantitative modeling the impact of programs, combining independent research with inputs from CHAI teams and donor(s)- Collaborating with a multi-functional team of strategic program associates, epidemiologists, and CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator- Establishing and maintaining relationships with Donor(s) to build consensus on the strategic framework and impact modeling- Presenting to senior CHAI leadership and donor organization(s) to share findings and solicit feedback on the identified programs of work- Managing pilots or country-level investigations of shortlisted programs- Please note that these may change as the project evolves
The Regional Program Manager will be a strategic leader of CHAI´s growing dengue portfolio in Central America, helping our program derive an organizational vision for the work and organize activities across several countries, ensuring CHAI provides high-quality support to the Ministries of Health in the region. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Program Leadership:- Act as a regional coordinator for CHAI’s growing dengue portfolio across several countries in Central America.- Build and maintain a strong understanding of the dengue control landscape.- Strengthen strategic partnerships with regional NGOs, academic institutions, and private sector entities to maximize expertise, resources, and networks in implementing novel interventions to control dengue.- Identify and establish collaborations with new partners to diversify support for programmatic activities.- Become thought partner and advisor on dengue control within the Ministry of Health and relevant government bodies.- Intensify efforts as a liaison between CHAI and national authorities, advocating for sustained political commitment and resource allocation to dengue control.- Engage in high-level discussions, negotiations, and advocacy activities to catalyze implementation of novel dengue interventions.- Facilitating regular coordination with country teams, regional partners, and government stakeholders on ongoing country activities and prioritiesStrategic Planning:- Provide strategic guidance and expertise on policy development and dengue control planning in political agendas.- Help country teams support government-led review and analysis of all available data on dengue incidence, entomology, and associated interventions to understand what’s working and what’s not- Engage CHAI and external technical experts to inform selection of optimal tools and strategies for dengue control.- Be a thought partner to support creation of national dengue strategies incorporating new approaches.- Assist with identification of potential financing mechanisms to fund strategies.Documentation and Sharing:- Document experiences and share lessons learned across country teams- Assist with writing of funding proposals and information synthesis for donor reporting.
- Lead, provide guidance, and support the preparation of rigorous impact evaluations along with external evaluators, the donor, and global and country team counterparts- Provide technical advice on study implementation including data collection, study budget, and training activities- Review the data analysis plan and interpretation of results- Support the technical writing and dissemination of study findings to stakeholders and the global evidence community- Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders to ensure fidelity to evaluation implementation- Transfer knowledge to national and state teams on evaluation implementation including M&E, analysis methods, and sampling techniques
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding analytical, strategic, communication and teamwork skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Summer Associate will report to the Program Manager, Vaccine Markets Team. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:- Develop an understanding of global market dynamics and market shaping priorities to strengthen supply security and affordability of current and future priority vaccines- Generate analyses that strengthen the business case for vaccine affordability and availability (e.g., demand forecasts, uptake models, market access strategies)- Support stakeholder engagement with key global health partners and vaccine manufacturers- Support vaccine manufacturers to bring high impact vaccines to market at affordable prices by generating valuable market insights, supporting strategic business planning and offering targeted analytical support- Support preparations of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global policy and increase the evidence base for high-impact interventions- Any other duties as required
- Collaborating with a multi-functional team of strategic program associates, epidemiologists, and CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator- Leading quantitative modeling on the impact of programs, combining independent research with inputs from CHAI teams and donor(s)- Establishing and maintaining relationships with Donor(s) to build consensus on the strategic framework and impact modeling- Presenting to senior CHAI leadership and donor organization(s) to share findings and solicit feedback on the identified programs of work- Managing pilots or country-level investigations of shortlisted programs- Please note that these may change as the project evolves