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Across countries and projects, the Associate will have the following responsibilities: Software configuration and development (60%)- Configure, update, and thoroughly test DHIS2 core set up, including updates to organisation units, data elements, indicators, data collection forms, and dashboards based on country requirements and feedback from users- Support configuring and comprehensive testing of DHIS2 android applications for country specific configurations- Built scripts for data manipulation and processing to stress test system load, build customizations in DHIS2, run analytics on data integrity, and reproduce system functionality to ensure systems data quality- Support systems integration efforts as needed, primarily between DHIS2 instances, and between DHIS2 and other systems Technology Implementation and Training (30%)- Assist with capacity building for government staff by developing manuals, SOPs, training materials and helping train country staff in the use of information technology- Develop testing templates and lead end to end testing processes of different information systems prior to roll-out- Develop and iterate on data outputs to effectively builddashboards and reports for decision-making Requirements Gathering and System Design (10%)- Work with CHAI regional Health Information teams to understand technological and non-technological requirements for malaria surveillance across epidemiology, vector control, entomology, health promotion, and commodity use cases- Develop coherent and technology-appropriate specifications for meeting user requirements across countries and regions, particularly DHIS2-appropriate specificationsOther responsibilities as needed.
- Help shape and improve existing and future CHW related interventions across Hispaniola.- Serve as a trusted advisor to the CHAI Haiti team and external stakeholders were relevant (e.g., government bodies and non-governmental organizations).- Coordinate and lead the systematic tracking, analysis and mapping of quantitative and qualitative indicators on coverage and quality of malaria-specific diagnostic, treatment and surveillance at community level.- Develop and maintain a strong understanding of community level malaria diagnosis, treatment and surveillance to identify the highest priority needs and opportunities to improve the quality and coverage of malaria-specific diagnostics, treatment and surveillance at community level.- Conduct collaborative evaluations of existing CHW programs to highlight key strengths and weaknesses, and support in the development of policies, strategies and plans to address them (short-term, medium-term, and long-term).- Support government partners and CHAI country and regional teams to develop and execute evidence- and needs-based integrated community health policies, strategies and operational plans at all level to increase availability of malaria and non-malaria commodities, and expand access to quality integrated malaria services.- Provide central and sub-national colleagues with technical backstopping in the areas of malaria case management and community health.- Collaborate with CHAI technical leads in the region and in country to strengthen CHW engagement in malaria prevention (e.g., vector control activities) as relevant.- Scope new opportunities within Hispaniola – with ministries, partners, and new funding opportunities (research grant opportunities).- Provide ad-hoc support to CHW efforts in Mesoamerica as time allows.- Engage other CHAI malaria teams to involve, account and advocate for CHWs in strategic planning and implementation.- Establish and continually update an internal clearing house of CHW program evidence, design, policy, and implementation resources (e.g. training and mentorship material)- Support global, regional and country colleagues to generate, document, and publish evidence and experience working with CHWs towards malaria control or elimination agendas- Pursue opportunities for collaboration with other CHAI teams, helping to build a cross-cutting community of practice within country, region and organization- Assist in pursuing CHAI organizational involvement in external CHW communities of practice (i.e., technical working groups)- Other responsibilities as needed
Surveillance support (50%)- Supporting integration of data use and analysis in routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system;- 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;Analytical support (20%)- Organizing and merging available data and assessing its quality and suitability for analysis;- Conducting statistical and spatial analyses (descriptive analyses, regressions and other relevant methods); - 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 (30%)- 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;- 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.