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- Serve as a trusted advisor to Ministries of Health, Ministries of Finance, PPP commissions, CHAI country teams, and in-country and global partners on the value proposition of expanding access to diagnostic testing and utilizing private sector capacity to strengthen diagnostic systems.- Provide day-to-day thought partnership and technical guidance to country teams.- Develop comprehensive assessment of the national laboratory and imaging systems in project countries, and design attractive investment case for improving country diagnostics.- Act as the focal person for specific project countries and manage the relationship between the Global Diagnostics Team (GDT) and CHAI Country Teams.- Support countries in determining the structure and scope of PPP agreements that address their diagnostics challenges and strengthen their diagnostic capacity.- Lead the development of key deliverables summarizing the analysis of country diagnostic systems.- Ensure rigorous and timely response to all requests from the project leadership team and external / donor partners.- Provide evidence-based advice to countries to inform the development of PPP agreements.- Collaborate with other CHAI teams to conduct the necessary feasibility studies, financial modelling, and economic analysis for the approved project scope.- Work with CHAI country teams to assist Ministries of Health in determining evaluation criteria for PPP bids and metrics to assess potential partners.- Troubleshoot technical and programmatic issues raised by countries and coordinate appropriate support to address these issues from GDT and other CHAI Global Teams.- Work with CHAI country teams and Ministries of Health to define the specific key performance indicators for the PPP projects, and develop the system for monitoring/managing performance of the contracted private sector partner(s).- Work closely with country teams to develop compendium of lessons learned and other evaluative evidence of the program which can inform policy decisions.- Support country offices to develop key communication materials summarizing progress and key achievements of PPP arrangements in-country.- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Provide health system expertise to CHAI country offices as they establish PPPs in selected Sub-Saharan African countries.- Direct CHAI staff on country and global teams on rigorous quality methods and diverse approaches and to drive the development of high-quality evidence to inform policy and PPP design.- Lead presentations and discussions with country governments (Ministries of Health and Finance) as well as with donor.- Facilitate and advise on negotiations and engagement with private sector bidders, on behalf of country governments to ensure value for money is achieved from the PPPs.- Drive evaluation of each country’s health system and analyze how PPP can improve quality of laboratory services, whilst increasing access, particularly among more marginalized groups.- Determine options for PPPs that deliver on national goals but are also affordable, and viable as business propositions for private sector providers.- Lead initial investment proposal for each country and play a key advisory role in each country’s in-depth feasibility study.- Advise country governments and CHAI country offices on potential procurement and legal pitfalls, support the design of a procurement and contracting process and workflow which maximizes the chance of receiving competitive bids and selecting a competent provider.
Provide strategic, technical, and programmatic support to CHAI’s diagnostics programs across 2-3 Asia-Pacific countries (~40%):- Work closely with country teams to develop their diagnostics strategy and workplans, aligned with global CHAI diagnostics strategy and country-specific needs- Provide day-to-day thought partnership and technical guidance to country programs on topics such as diagnostics-related national policies, procurement and supply chain management, healthcare worker trainings, data management, etc- Develop high quality deliverables to support countries’ programmatic objectives, including presentations, concept notes, tools, and models- Collect, consolidate, and share lessons learned and best practices (strategies, tools, and experience) across country programs to maximize impact of learnings- ~20 - 30% international travel may be required, majority of which is expected to be within the Asia-Pacific regionSupport the Asia-Pacific Diagnostics Consortium and other regional initiatives (~40%):- Conduct deep-dive analyses and develop preparatory materials to inform consortium discussions on gaps and priorities for diagnostics in the region- Engage and coordinate with a wide range of external stakeholders to ensure buy-in on the overall activities and outputs of the consortium- Provide ad-hoc support to other regional initiatives on an as-needed basisDrive cross-cutting global work streams, projects, and communications (~20%):- Lead the drafting of grant reports and presentations, concept notes and fundraising proposals- Contribute to CHAI’s global diagnostics strategy development efforts- Support development and implementation of special projects to further global impact
- Collaborate with government partners, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders, to identify data and capacity gaps that impact procurement, supply, and distribution systems for malaria and NTD commodities (eg., insecticides, insecticidal bed nets, diagnostics, and treatments), and build solutions that fit the needs of the malaria program in the context of the national health system;- Work closely with CHAI country teams (in Francophone West and Central Africa) and government partners to integrate available data sources and build and/or update models to quantify and forecast demand for malaria commodities distributed by the public and private- Ensure adequate procurement and distribution of commodities to all relevant levels of the health care system through planning, data analysis and visualization, and coordination across- Evaluate stock management policies for community health workers (CHWs) and work with country teams to adequately plan, distribute, and monitor stock usage to CHW level- Establish supply chain monitoring and evaluation indicators to track progress and impact over time, and routinely report findings.- Identify new avenues for CHAI engagement with national malaria programs and the private sector for improved supply chain management.- Support broader malaria case management efforts to improve the quality and coverage of malaria diagnosis and treatment across public, private and community sectors.- Other responsibilities as needed.
The Oxygen Scientist is a member of the Oxygen program team of the CHAI-DRC, responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, and evaluating all program activities. Theywill report directly to the Associate Director, Diagnostics and Supply Chain. This role requires strong technical, managerial, communication, and organizational skills. The Oxygen Scientist will be based in Kinshasa, with the following specific responsibilities:- Collaborate with CHAI DRC team, the global CHAI Essential Medicines team, the Ministry of Health and relevant departments, and local partners to improve oxygen access and delivery as a common goal.- Contribute to the strengthening of the oxygen supply chain, infrastructure for diagnosis and treatment and equipment maintenance, including supporting the development of job aids, and training materials.- Provide analytical support particularly in areas of costing, scenario modelling, budgeting for oxygen interventions, analyzing technical challenges in the implementation of oxygen related interventions and any other quantification support as needed.- Facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the current program, leveraging current analysis to drive action, as well as assisting with the development of sustainable M&E frameworks and tools for the Ministry of Health to see and manage data over the long term.- Support the Ministry of Health and relevant departments to coordinate and conduct oxygen-related trainings.- Identify new opportunities for relevant engagement and actively troubleshoot issues as they arise.- Conduct joint supervision visits to public hospitals at both national and subnational levels with relevant departments of MoH to monitor and evaluate gaps of key oxygen commodities for general respiratory care and COVID-19.- Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership.- Provide technical support to MoH in developing a strategic oxygen roadmap to expand access to oxygen beyond COVID-19 to cover treatment access to other SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection).- Lead the installation and effective management of PSA in different provinces.- Lead the introduction and implementation of medical liquid oxygen in DRC.- Other relevant tasks as requested.
- Building and maintaining trust-based relationships with key suppliers, donors, and external partners at a senior level- Conducting thorough market assessments for priority products and services- Leading supplier engagement and negotiations on market-shaping initiatives- Effectively managing ongoing market-shaping agreements between relevant parties- Collaborating with CHAI's technical teams to develop and implement strategies to help suppliers accelerate the development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of key products- Working to design, build, and socialize key analyses to support market-shaping efforts (e.g., demand forecasts, business cases, etc.)- Developing and building consensus around strategic frameworks and priorities in order to move forward market-shaping discussions- Other responsibilities as needed