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- Coordinate markets and technical support/inputs for the country and global procurement exercises in collaboration with Procurement Associate and technical engineers/specialists- Update the global procurement tracker and assist with data analysis- Support day to day communication with vendors and suppliers by Monitoring procurement email and liaising with technical and procurement teams to respond to supplier queries- Compile and send back frequently asked questions from vendors using questions and answers template- Communicate technical issues from vendors with the technical team and document feedback- File all solicitation documents as well as submissions from vendors using appropriate technical documentation methodology allowing for easy access during audits- Conduct preliminary evaluation and request for missing documents from vendors- Assist country teams with the necessary documentation to process product waivers, where required, and documentation required for import, where procurements are coordinated by the global team.- Provide relevant documents for the evaluation team and file and store reports from evaluation committee meetings- Participate in the drafting of documents, e.g., purchase orders, requests for quotations, requests for proposals, invitations to bid, etc.- Support in completing payment requests forms and ensuring that all suppliers are paid in a timely manner- Other responsibilities as needed
As a Program Associate, you will be responsible for:- Designing a strategic framework to evaluate and prioritize CHAI programs for Incubation- Working with CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator- Quantitatively modeling the impact of programs, combining independent research with inputs from CHAI teams and donor(s)- Collaborating with Donor(s) to align 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- Overseeing pilots or country-level investigations of shortlisted programs Please note that these may change as the project evolves.
- Setting strategic direction for evaluating and prioritizing CHAI programs for Incubation- Effectively managing a multi-functional team of strategic program associates and epidemiologist(s)- Working with CHAI teams to source programs that are possible candidates for the Incubator- Overseeing the quantitative modeling 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 programsPlease note that these may change as the project evolves.
As the Incubator's Technical Advisor, you will be responsible for:- Collating data on costs and effects of high-impact interventions, including through literature reviews, discussions with CHAI program and country teams, and engagement with external experts- Critically evaluating the strength of the evidence base for interventions, identifying data gaps and uncertainties- Conducting cost-effectiveness analyses to compare the impact of interventions per dollar spent and evaluate factors and uncertainties influencing conclusions- Co-designing in-country data collection approaches and protocols to fill knowledge gaps- Synthesizing outputs both internally and externally through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications - Engaging with external partners and donors to share results, identify and promote best practices, and determine future opportunities
The Associate will report to the Sustainable Health Financing Program and his or her responsibility will include, but are not limited to the following:- Work closely with MoH and across a range of relevant government institutions to identify key areas that require upgrades and improvements in primary health care, to develop a comprehensive long-term costed plan for driving these investments in and improving PHC, aligned with the vision and priorities of the Government of Rwanda. This will include a credible financing plan for how investments in the health system can be maximized and how external investments in systems can be sustained over time and support the implementation of the plan.- Engage with high-level government officials in the Ministry of Health to facilitate alignment on key priorities for accelerating progress on the current health sector strategic plan. This will require activities including:- Assessment of current health sector policies, strategies, and plans to determine initiatives, interventions and activities that are planned, in the pipeline, being implemented or can be effectively and efficiently delivered at the PHC level.- Leveraging existing literature and available data to determine established targets, the status of progress towards targets and gaps across the health systems as related to PHC.- Develop and leverage existing costing of investment and recurring costs, relevant to PHC over an extended period. This may require additional data collection, tools, and approaches.- Map available resources against costs, including external and domestic funds projections, highlighting funding gaps. This will leverage existing information.- Develop a robust financing plan and facilitate stakeholder validation of plan, including the role for existing external financing to be re-aligned with this plan, for new external financing, and for increased domestic financing over time.- Support the government leadership in the design and implementation of health financing strategies, interventions, and reforms, including provider payment reforms for primary health care, priority setting and benefits package design, financial management, strengthening of donor coordination to support domestic resource mobilization and a sustainable transition towards greater self-reliance. This will include analytical work and engaging MoH team and other stakeholders, the development of literature reviews, concept notes, excel tools, quantitative and qualitative analyses.- Support the government in resource mobilization plan development both domestically, including private sector engagement and promotion of medical tourism, and external financing to ensure health programs are financed more sustainably through diverse and innovative sources of funding.- Support the government to design a sustainable capacity-building strategy for MoH staff in analytical work, and data analysis, including costing, scenario modeling, budgeting, impact analyses, and other quantitative analyses that help assess opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability in health financing to inform priority reforms.- Organize policy dialogues, meetings, and workshops.- Prepare background papers and technical briefs, and produce high-quality written reports and presentations for engaging stakeholders.- Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Technology Project Management (35%)- Work with Ministry of Health programs, in-country partners, and regional/local CHAI teams to understand user requirements for malaria surveillance and public health campaigns; develop and document user-centered requirements in line with programmatic objectives and data needs, including data entry forms, user workflows, dashboards, and system integrations- Play a translational role in communicating technical approaches, software/hardware specifications, and implementation/adoption guidance to non-technical staff within the Ministry of Health, partner organizations, and other CHAI team members.- Manage technology vendors to ensure product developments are on track and in line with defined requirements; test developer outputs and provide regular feedback on bugs and functionally- Directly configure data collection, management, and reporting tools and systems as needed (e.g. DHIS2, ODK, CommCare), including user-friendly dashboards- Create and manage detailed project plans with Ministry of Health programs and CHAI regional and country teams to progressively design, develop, and test systems and mobile tools- Manage ongoing tracking and prioritization of software development activities; proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential challenges and roadblocks, and develop contingency plansImplementation, Change Management, and M&E (35%)- Develop system roll-out plans and support system installation, device set-up, and operational readiness ahead of implementation- Assist with capacity building for government staff by developing manuals, SOPs, training materials; help train global, country and program staff in the administration and use of information technology- Help cultivate a culture of data-use within malaria programs by ensuring data visualizations are automated, simple, clear, and action-oriented for program staff at all levels- Proactively solicit feedback and identify opportunities for iterative system improvements- Design and help implement M&E plans to routinely assess the performance of digital solutions- Develop long-term maintenance plans for the sustained use of digital tools together with the Ministry of HealthDigital Health Foundations Support (30%)- Assist governmental Digital Health and IT departments in the selection, configuration, and operationalization of tech management tools, including mobile device management, product management, and HelpDesk software- Support technical and non-technical capacity-building efforts within governmental Digital Health and IT departments, including DHIS2 configuration and software delivery lifecycle management skills- Provide thought partnership and hands-on support to the Digital Health and IT departments in articulating a strategy, roadmap, and governance framework for cross-cutting digital health support to programs
- Support the malaria program in the Sud-department to strengthen the implementation and performance of the case-based malaria surveillance platform, including:- Coordinating, planning, implementing and M&E of work plans.- Validating, analyzing and visualizing malaria surveillance data and further strengthening stakeholder capacity in this regard.- Leveraging data analysis/visualization for strategic and operational decision-making to advance towards malaria elimination.- Identifying and resolving challenges and bottlenecks that hamper epidemiological surveillance.- Identifying and pursuing innovations to further strengthen implementation and performance of the epidemiological surveillance system.- Providing the malaria program in the Sud-department with technical and operational support to strengthen case-management, supply chain management, vector control interventions, operational planning and M&E processes.- Program Management:- Support development, execution and reporting on work plans and budgets.- Provide programmatic and operational updates for periodic progress reports and compile inputs and draft presentations/reports for internal stakeholders, the government and donors.- Partnership, Representation & Communication:- - Proactively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations in the Sud-department.- Represent CHAI in partners meetings as needed and serve as a trusted adviser to the Ministry of Health staff and partners involved in malaria elimination in the Sud-department.- Collaborate remotely with CHAI colleagues in Haiti and the Regional Office for Mesoamerica & Hispaniola as relevant.- Any other tasks identified.
- Needs assessment development:- Review country-specific documents and reports to develop a perspective of the Country's COVID-19 diagnostic landscape, weaknesses, and opportunities- Assess existing systemic and individual capacities for COVID-19 diagnostic management- Site activations for broad expansion of antigen testing into all regions and decentralized to lower-level health facilities:- Development and deployment of site selection criteria for antigen testing expansion:- Support site identification and activation for testing scale-up and upscale implementation- Support the activities of testing facilities on COVID-19 and other diseases of interest per the Global Fund Project framework- Support and participate in supervisory activities at the national and site level- Task shifting to lower-level cadres:- Support the development, review, enaction, and implementation of policies to guide testing by non-laboratory professionals such as Community health workers and/or Lay cadres- Guide management team on non-laboratory personnel recruitment, engagement, training, and performance management- Expanding the use cases accessible to testing at the health facilities:- Lead continuous improvement initiatives that focus on processes, workflow, and throughput so the lab can efficiently and effectively handle growth while maintaining high-quality standards- Scaling up community-based testing deployment, developing strategies, and monitoring implementation:- Provide technical support to the MOH, Thematic Working Groups, and other relevant stakeholders to properly implement project initiatives, including community-based testing, capacity building, and compliance with testing algorithms and procedures- Provide technical support in the delivery of high-quality testing services for COVID-19 and other priority diseases, laboratory quality assurance, data and waste management- Support the delivery of devices and test kits to selected testing sites- Develop and adherence to national testing algorithm and maintain continuous learning and updating testing strategies- Other responsibilities as needed
- Act as a key focal point to a set of countries with a focus of Francophone West Africa. As part of this role, support governments and country teams supporting governments in developing and implementing health financing strategies and reforms, including for improved resource mobilization and pooling, strategic purchasing (including priority setting and benefits package design and provider contracting and payment), and financial management. This will include a mix of thought partnership and technical advisory to teams and government stakeholders, and of content creation including the development of literature reviews, concept notes, excel tools, quantitative and qualitative analyses, and training materials.- Proactively share learnings from other countries and source the appropriate experts from CHAI global and country teams and from CHAI global network to support country programs on technical and strategic topics.- Design and conduct cost and impact analyses, and other quantitative analyses that help assess opportunities to improve efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability in health financing for countries in scope of support. Provide training and coaching to teams on analytics, including in the areas of costing, scenario modelling, and budgeting.- Support the design, implementation and analysis of health system diagnostics, which will aim to support governments map the financing and management bottlenecks for effective service delivery at facility and community levels. Document learnings from those diagnostics in the form of internal knowledge materials or case studies.- Contribute to shaping CHAI Global Health Financing knowledge sharing approach and support continuous knowledge sharing across countries. This includes the development of relevant documents, publications, and case studies, and the planning and facilitation of learning events including the health financing summits and monthly calls.- Contribute to CHAI’s strategy on health financing and primary health care globally and at country level, including in country programs.- This will include participating in strategy sessions, sharing learning from in country work, and developing materials such as strategy documents, concept notes, and proposals.- Maintain technical expertise in health financing and stay abreast of key challenges.- Other responsibilities as requested by manager.
- Engage with the State Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) staff, Regional WHO consultants, MD-NHM and facilitate engagement as well as co-ordination for LTBI roll out as per project timelines and plan- Provide oversight and support program operations for a cluster of 4 to 5 states defined by project leadership- Ensure creation of state level strategic approaches for effective implementation of operations plan, be responsive to ensure resolution of challenges at the state and sub state level- Provide state leads and partner organisations the necessary technical and administrative supervision to achieve programmatic and financial objectives of the project- Represent CHAI at various forums and creating channels of communication with government stakeholders and development partners- Support the State TB cell in Project Implementation Plan (PIP) budgeting and provide technical leadership in articulating issues and proposing solutions- Undertake periodic monitoring of LTBI intervention through field visits, reviews and assessments as required- Provide input to the National Program Management Unit (NPMU – CHAI) on process improvement, MIS uptake and feature usage, patient level communication triggers and suggest solutions to overcome the gaps in implementation- Identify gaps in public sector LTBI program implementation and prepare capacity building plan for various NTEP staff levels for the region and ensure its implementation- Assist the state leads in preparing programmatic reports for the state on monthly/quarterly/annual basis- Work with state leads to facilitate continuous supply of public sector commodities (diagnostics and drugs) as well as advocate for roll of LTBI strategy in non-project districts, availability of newer formulations and diagnostics- Support capacity building and technical assistance to the project team in the state- Ensure process adherence, Data Compliance and support SR in State and District level leadership hiring- Other responsibilities as needed