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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.
- Proactively monitor and manage project execution to ensure that expected deliverables and targets are achieved on time and on budget- Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to effectively mobilize and coordinate across a complex matrixed project team- Coordinate the day to day functioning of the project, including preparing and updating workplans, leading communications, and providing support to all stakeholders involved- Ensure high quality and up-to-date documentation of program activities and achievements including meeting minutes and process documentation- Lead development of narrative and financial donor reports, including soliciting inputs from relevant teams and ensuring adherence to reporting timelines- Ensure smooth compliance of all administrative, financial and contractual matters related to the project- Communicate and translate complex technical concepts to internal and external stakeholders- Continually identify new opportunities together with the project team to add value and maximize impact- Work in a collaborative environment with other CHAI staff, and travel as needed to provide on-ground assistance to other project staff, partners and counterparts- Guide CHAI teams to identify and overcome operational and technical bottlenecks related to the project- Support sharing of information, best practices, and lessons learned- Represent CHAI country priorities and requests related to the project- Other responsibilities as needed
This work will include supporting government programs in strengthening capacity to manage geospatial data, managing multiple complex stakeholders, driving rigorous implementation plans, designing deployment guidelines and resources, capturing and sharing lessons learnedacross countries, and supporting countries on use of geospatial information to enhance malaria control activities. A successful candidate will need to possess exceptional communication, organizational, and management skills as well as be able to work independently to drive implementation in complex environments and have deep personal commitment to producing results. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic. Responsibilities: Cultivate opportunities to implement a CGR in Myanmar (70%)- Engage the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and in country stakeholders to promote and develop a vision for the geo-enablement of their health information systems.- Draft a detailed country assessment and implementation plan to inform the deployment of a CGR and capacity building to manage geospatial data in a CGR.- Support the deployment, technical setup, and population of the CGR, including the integration of MoHS information systems with the CGR and set-up of long term maintenance systems- Support the generation of master lists of health-related geo-objects to serve as a source of truth across government programs. Develop or update standard operating procedures as needed to use the data in the CGR for public health activities.- Support the creation and development of interoperability standards across systems.Development of implementation guidelines and advocacy material for deployment of a CGR in other countries (20%)- Capture lessons learned from country implementations including user needs, implementation best practices, and M&E results.- Manage and develop resources to enable rapid deployment of a CGR including user testing protocols, SOPs for data collection and management, support system guidelines training collateral, hosting and maintenance options- Support the development of an online knowledge base for the CGR including a resource hub and global sandbox environment to facilitate demonstrations of the CGR platform- Develop communications materials and participate in relevant global meetings to advocate for the use and deployment of a CGR to support public health initiatives including malaria elimination- Engage global stakeholders and multilateral agencies on opportunities to strengthen global geospatial information management through the deployment of a CGRProject management and operational support (10%)- Update project team and partners on implementation progress- Operational support for other Health informatics initiatives in the Greater Mekong Subregion as needed
- Manage outgoing and incoming communication from the NVDCP;- Request quotations and manage organization of workshops and conferences as requested;- Manage budget and travel requests;- Prepare agendas, take minutes, and prepare reports of programme meetings as requested;- Perform data entry and cleaning of malaria data.
- Provide direct regional technical and operational support to the Namibia and/or Angola malaria programmes for malaria elimination across all thematic areas with focus on strengthening disease surveillance;- Identify key impediments to successful collection, reporting, analysis and use of malaria data and work with malaria programmes, CHAI teams and partners to develop solutions to rapidly and sustainably address these bottlenecks in consultation and approval by the NVDCP;- Provide analytic and strategic support to the region and district management teams on the malaria policy implementation. They will support regions to determine effective interventions, and plan for efficient implementation at sub-national levels;- In coordination with NVDCP and regional health teams, strengthen adherence to national policies and protocols including facilitating trainings for the implementation of surveillance and surveillance components in other elimination activities (e.g. IRS campaigns monitoring and evaluation, training of CHWs and supervisors on data reporting, protocol and systems development for active case investigation and detection, etc.);- Serve as a liaison between CHAI’s malaria technical teams, CHAI program manager, the NVDCP and regional malaria programmes to support translation of global guidance on elimination activities at national and regional levels; and leverage CHAI’s resources and expertise to meet country goals;- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government and technical partners to ensure coordination of resources and efforts at the national and sub national;- With support from CHAI program manager, execute project work plans approved by the NVDCP and the regional management teams with clear deliverables (objectively measurable indicators) and timelines;- Support monitoring and evaluation of progress towards malaria elimination at district/regional level;- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders;- Any other duties as assigned by program manager.
Strengthen the malaria surveillance system, including improving data collection, data management, analysis, and data visualization:- Support the scale up of the DHIS2-based malaria surveillance system, and promote its integration with other flows of information (e.g. interventions, entomology, LMIS, etc.);- Identify factors that hamper reporting via DHIS2 at health facility and community levels, to devise and implement strategies that effectively address bottlenecks and increase both reporting rates and the quality of submitted reports;- Help to design new reporting forms for the inclusion of additional malaria-related variables, including intervention data;- Plan for and help to implement the use of new mobile reporting tools;- Facilitate updates to the design of the DHIS2 dashboard;- Assist with the supervision of surveillance processes in health facilities;- Monitor and evaluate the performance of the malaria surveillance platform and pilot any new functionalities;- Coordinate implementation of activities to strengthening malaria surveillance system with CHAI’s sub-national associates and CHAI’s Community Health Associate.Provide analytical support to the National Malaria Program, the Department of Epidemiology and the CHAI Country Team:- Collate, organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for various analyses;- Conduct descriptive analyses of epidemiological and entomological data;- Analyze geographic data with GIS software, including mapping malaria incidence and intervention coverage;- Monitor and evaluate the roll-out of any malaria specific interventions;- Work with academic partners and CHAI Regional Technical Advisors to conduct hypothesis tests, linear and multiple regressions, spatial analyses and risk mapping;- Translate results to government and non-government partners to support evidence-based decision making;- Promote and implement activities to strengthen the routine use of surveillance data by the malaria program to inform elimination activities;Coordinate the analytical surveillance work of subnational associates in Grand’Anse and Sud.Serve as a trusted adviser to the Ministry of Health staff on issues related to surveillance and malaria elimination:- Proactively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations;- Attend weekly meetings with the Haitian malaria program and in-country partners; and- Assist with the development of operational plans to support malaria case detection, case management and vector control activities.Participate in research and discussion of topics relevant to the goal of malaria elimination:- Synthesize results and communicate them internally and externally at international venues;- Disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications;- Perform scientific literature review as needed;- Any other tasks identified.
Strengthen the capacity of the national and regional malaria program to select and implement interventions aimed towards achieving malaria elimination. Specific activities may include:- Coordinate with regional and national health authorities and partner organizations to analyze available epidemiological and operational data to select the most impactful and viable strategies.- Develop local level operational plans; support their implementation, monitoring and evaluation.- Design training plans and support the development of associated training materials to build Ministry of Health staff and community health workers’ capacity to execute malaria interventions effectively.- Support the implementation of vector control interventions and other high-risk areas of the country, in coordination with regional health officials.- Support regional and national roll out of a new surveillance system ensuring rapid and accurate reporting of malaria data from health facilities and community health workers.- Identify key impediments to the successful execution of the malaria elimination strategy and work with the regional and national health authorities and partner organizations to develop and implement solutions to address bottlenecks.- Explore the utilization of new tools and interventions to eliminate malaria and develop operational plans and other materials to support the implementation of these tools.- Collaborate with the Ministry of Health and partner organizations to design and implement epidemiological and entomological studies according to the research protocols.- Support local level Ministry of Health staff with regular site visits to community health workers and health facilities in Escuintla.- Work closely with the Program Manager, the Research Associate, the Vector Control Associate and CHAI´s regional tech leads to design and implement a workplan plan based on data.- Identify strategic areas for expansion or redirection and guide strategic planning or proposal development as needed.- Serve as a trusted adviser to the national and regional level Ministry of Health staff on malaria elimination.- Represent CHAI in meetings with partner organizations and Ministry of Health officials as needed.- Develop and maintain strong, proactive relationships with national and regional health staff involved in malaria elimination.- Other responsibilities as needed.
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.
Within West Africa: Help shape and improve existing and future CHW related interventions across West and Central Africa.• Serve as a trusted advisor to the CHAI country teams and external stakeholders were relevant (e.g., government bodies and non-governmental organizations).• 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.• 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).• Provide central and sub-national colleagues with technical backstopping in the areas of malaria case management and community health.• Engage other CHAI malaria teams to involve, account and advocate for CHWs in strategic planning and implementation.• Scope new opportunities within West Africa – with ministries, partners, and new funding opportunities (research grant opportunities). Other:• 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
- 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