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- Collaborate with the Program Manager to implement the program’s operational plans- Work closely, on a regular basis with RBC to prepare and implement the VH elimination plan and prepare for the elimination validation based on the WHO guidance- Support the Hepatitis Program in the development, implementation and coordination of trainings, mentorship, conferences and meetings- Support the monitoring of activities through reviewing work plans, reports, organizing and participating in field visits- Contribute to evidence generation activities by developing and implementing study protocols- Work closely with the Hepatitis unit to identify and bridge gaps pertaining to active case finding and linkage to care in order to close the loop in Hepatitis management- Support Program Manager in donor, grant, and finance management of the program, if need be- Contribute to the elaboration and implementation of an integration and sustainability plan of Hepatitis services- Perform any other work-related duties as assigned by the Program Manager
- Work with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP)and other partners to optimize malaria testing and treatment coverage in priority areas, including enhancing the quality of the existing community case management program.- Provide robust analytical and data management support to the NMCP in the roll-out and sustenance of the DHIS2 reporting system and dashboards for malaria elimination, vector control, and entomology.- Work with NMCP to create reporting and M&E protocols for DHIS2 modules on malaria elimination case-based surveillance system, vector control, and entomology to ensure the system updates align with routine workflow and operations.- Build the capacity of subnational level staff to collect, analyze and use epidemiological and vector control data for informed decision-making.- Support the CHAI program coordinators to identify and resolve surveillance-related bottlenecks at district and provincial levels in both high burdened and malaria elimination provinces.- Create sustainable linkages with the private sector to ensure malaria testing, treatment, and reporting protocols are widely disseminated and utilized at all points of care.- Support presentation and discussion of new evidence, policies, and strategies on malaria.- Any other duties assigned by the manager.
Procurement- Prepare Annual & Half-yearly procurement plans for the grant. - Ensure that the grant budget is updated and is in-sync with the Annual & Half-yearly procurement plans- Track changes to the procurement as per the project need and keep in the donor and the program leadership informed of the changes- Assist the country teams with order processing and ensuring compliance to the Annual & Half-yearly procurement plans- Coordinate with the in-country team leaders and partner suppliers to ensure programmatic commodities are manufactured, shipped, and delivered in the country as per the evolving grant operational plans.- Draft RFPs for new products and commodities required by the program- Collaborate with the partner suppliers and assist them with production planning, forward looking capacity expansion and liaising with external buyers i.e., country government, implementing partners and donor organizations- Assist country teams with new product registrations, local distributor identification and negotiations- Collaborate with the country teams and the CHAI quality assurance team to ensure product breakdowns/failures are appropriately logged and reported to the suppliers. S/he will also ensure that replacement devices are shipped timely to the country teams to keep service downtime to the bare minimum.- Prepare/review shipment package (Airway Bill, packing list and commercial Invoices) and coordinate the shipment schedule (release to the logistic provider)- Coordinate with logistic providers on the shipments and assist in issue related to shipments and transit risks.- Prepare Purchase orders (PO’s) and related payment request forms following the organization’s procurement policy and guidelines.- Collaborate with procurement agencies (UNICEF) on procurement orders, planning, recording, and reportingOperations & Finance Management- Work with each of the countries to ensure timely receipt of budgets- Run validation checks on budgets received from each country, liaise with countries to populate any missing data points- Support monthly with the GL review (all countries and global teams) with a view on:- Appropriateness of expenses charged- Staff costs to ensure they are in line with budget allocation for the country- Highlight if any expense reclasses are needed and work with accounting to get those done- Support on a quarterly basis:- GL review as per #1 above- Work with countries to carry out tagging of expenses in line with the donor cost categories- Review allocation to expenses to different outputs of the program as budgeted/ agreed- Work with countries to update the Asset register- Review quarterly financial reports of key sub-contractors- Reconciling procurement related expenses with the procurement plan and corresponding entry into the books- Support on a bi-annual basis:- GL review as per #2 above- Consolidate all countries’ GLs into the donor format
Key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: A. At the Country level, provide strategic and programmatic support to the design and implementation of in-country work within a portfolio of focus countries:- Contribute to the design, planning and implementation of high-impact work to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to immunization management systems, in line with the program strategy- Inform country teams of developments in global practices and policies to support strategic decision making, program strategy, and implementation at the national or subnational level- Develop strong relationships with country team counterparts and provide leadership and direct technical and analytical support in furtherance of country-specific objectives and activities- Be thoughtful about what it takes to make sustainable, meaningful change in health systems in developing countriesB. At the Global level, provide strategic and programmatic support to inform the global community and to develop CHAI’s vaccines program- Inform global practices & policies based on robust evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners to immunization service delivery and increase coverage & equity- Develop relationships with key stakeholders in relevant areas (ie. Gavi, WHO, UNICEF SD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, JSI, Sabin etc.) and establish yourself as a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global immunization community- Disseminate CHAI's programmatic insights to the global immunization community to inform policy and practices- Support thought leadership and development of CHAI's vaccines program, in collaboration with program and country leadership, including program/country objectives and strategies as well as scoping and development of new grants- Provide direct technical support to the development, iteration/improvement, and dissemination of programmatic “toolkit”. Elements of the tool kits may include, but are not limited to, resource allocation and planning of outreach sessions, global policies, tools, and lessons learned- Assess progress against overall theory of change, objectives & milestones for service delivery; recommend improvements and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management- Contribute as a member of the global vaccine team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team
The incumbent will work under the supervision and report to the Assistance Director, Child and Newborn Health. In addition, they will also report and work closely with the Program Coordinator on all areas relating to the PeaCe Health program. They will support MOH in ensuring that all neonatal and child health activities on the PeaCe Health program are adequately planned, implemented and reported in a manner that is in line with the program objectives and achieves sets targets. Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:- Support the Child Health Unit to ensure that newborn and child health activities on the PeaCe Health are adequately planned, implemented, and monitored to achieve the program set targets.- Support MOH and other partners to reverse the negative trend in Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) and ensure that high-impact interventions are implemented.- Work with the MOH to provide strategic direction and technical guidance to project districts in implementing the Newborn and Child Health component on the PeaCe Health program.- Support MOH hold regular technical working group meetings involving players in newborn and child health services and ensure that the nutrition component is adequately addressed in the discussions. Support the MOH in the Newborn and Child Health weeks and other important national events.- Work closely with the program team to ensure that other technical sectors are coordinated, integrated and support each other to optimize the project purposes and objectives.- Prepare quality quarterly and annual reports and timely submission of deliverables.- Actively contribute to learning, evaluating, capturing, and disseminating lessons from the program to improve program performance and overall outcomes.- Support capacity building of health workers through (on the job) training and mentoring in integrated people-centered approach in the knowledge and skills to improve newborn and child survival.- Work with MOH and program districts to improve and make available all essential key commodities, equipment for delivery of newborn and child health services, and necessary laboratory diagnostics to ensure basic tests are conducted.- Work with MOH to develop newborn and child health IEC/BCC materials to encourage health care providers to adapt to the integrated people-centered approach for better health practices.- Work with MOH to ensure that program districts conduct integrated community outreach services, promote male involvement, and strengthen referral systems between different care levels.- Work with MOH to support the regular engagement of community structures to address newborn and child health problems associated with gatekeepers, traditional structures, beliefs, attitudes, and practices in all program districts.- Support MOH to strengthen accountability and budget tracking regarding newborn and child health funds allocated by the MOH and provided by cooperating partners.- In collaboration with the M&E officer, ensure that high-quality data on newborn health indicators are collected, analyzed, and utilized to inform decision making, resource allocation, and interventions.- Any other duties assigned.
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding planning, health financing, management, analytical and communication skills to serve as a Senior Associate for the Sustainable Health Financing team. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility. Key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to, the following:- Support CHAI’s health financing work at MoH;- Serve as a strategic and technical advisor to MoH Leadership responding to strategic questions as they arise and advising on strategic policy documents;- Provide day-to-day technical and strategic support to MoH on the overall sustainability of the health system including but not limited to:- Approaches to improve funds mobilization and management, especially through domestic revenue sources and other health financing options to increase the fiscal space;- Conduct research, analytics and reports on strategies to improve pooling of risks and funds, srategic purchasing reforms related to benefit package optimization and prioritization, provider contracting, tariff setting, provider payment mechanisms and referral process as needed by the MoH.- Develop and deliver data-driven analyses, concept notes, and presentations to inform strategy and evidence-based decisions, including but not limited to:- Sustainability analyses to assess funding gaps to deliver quality healthcare services;- Strategies to close funding gaps in alignment with the Health Financing Strategic Plan;- Resource forecasts and health system costings t used to quantify funding gaps;- Opportunities to engage the private sector.- Support the Ministry of Health with the implementation of the Health Financing Strategic Plan and support development of partner coordination tools to achieve the goals of the plan;- Develop strong working relationships with Ministry counterparts;- Assist in building capacity at different levels of the Ministry of Health;- Participate in and contribute to relevant workshops/meetings with stakeholders;- Support efforts to scope and pursue other health financing needs and opportunities towards the goals of UHC, including strategies to improve equity, quality of service delivery and financial protection, through government and partner consultation;- Pro-actively identify and support risk mitigation to ensure proper implementation of the work;- Other responsibilities as guided by the supervising Senior Program Manager.
- Assess in-country infrastructure and collaborate with the country team/s to prepare implementation plan for scaling up OpenLMIS across Ministry of Health designated facilities; document the implementation plan; support country team in executing implementation plan- Assess, document, coordinate and develop integration with Ministry of Health systems including CMIS and MS Dynamics Navision ERP- Identify and document user feedback, issues, and gaps in the system; collaborate with country team to prioritize said gaps; liaise with OpenLMIS Global Tech- Team for incorporating gap resolutions in the system- Provide ongoing support to country teams during implementation of OpenLMIS- Assess in-country IT resources available and collaborate with the country team to prepare post-implementation support and maintenance plan; document the support plan; support country team in setting up Support and Maintenance team- Assist in developing a detailed implementation plan for software release and deployment
CHAI currently seeks a Senior Health Economist to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB), reporting to the Deputy Director General Benefits, to help improve the use of evidence through economic evaluations for policy decision making. The senior health economist will lead thedesign and support the implementation of the new data analytics strategy through rapid and comprehensive economic evaluations aimed to help RSSB deliver successfully on their key strategic initiatives for 2020/2025 regarding the two medical insurance schemes (CBHI and RAMA). This effort is cornerstone to RSSB’s goal to contribute to journey towards universal health coverage by expanding interventions covered, at the same time improving sustainability of the health insurance scheme resources. The sustainability will be achieved through improving decision making processes to inform important policy and operational decisions. Greater availability and use of economic evaluations will be critical to improving the health of Rwandans, as it will help government leaders make more informed decisions on which health interventions to provide coverage and improve the financial sustainability of the various insurance schemes, and RSSB as a whole. The senior health economist will also help design and implement the framework for improved evaluation processes, and support to the set-up of a health economics team and systems within RSSB. This will take place in parallel with the implementation of a new benefit package design, and the implementation of a new IT automation system, and hence the economist will work closely with the CBHI and RAMA teams to translate of data needs into system requirements. This is a top government priority, and the Economist will therefore be seconded to RSSB reporting directly to the Deputy Director General - Benefits. Job description:The key functions and deliverables of this role will include, to: - Develop innovative solutions for trend recognition and analysis using advanced statistic from RSSB databases (membership, claims, reimbursements) to drive optimization and improvement of RSSB health benefits using advanced economic and statistical methodology- Provide direct technical assistance (including training and coaching) to the Ministry of Health and partners to work on Health technology Assessment (HTA), evidence synthesis, health benefits packages and clinical guidelines and ensure value for money and quality in service delivery.- Provide guidance to the RSSB/CBHI on research methodologies and assessment protocols to maximize linkages to ongoing work and contribute to the writing, editing, and publishing of reports and peer reviewed articles as relevant; prepare presentations and policy briefs- Support the set-up of a health benefit package prioritization team within RSSB, recruit and onboard team members, building capacity in for innovative qualitative and quantitative analyses that link complex datasets such as patient records and CBHI claims data- Participate in meetings, technical working groups and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with various partners and stakeholders- Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles and coordinate efforts among multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of answers to the policy questions- Provide technical assistance in developing and updating the list of services covered by CBHI and RAMA using the best available evidence.
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.