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WJCF intends to understand and recommend most appropriate and optimal solution to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) and hence wishes to take services of a Senior Consultant to lead a scoping process within the following broad contours:- Provide clear examples and approaches of how health campaigns have been or currently using IT driven technology and approaches in public health programs with their advantages and disadvantages- Draw lesson from the available technology and approaches in relation to Lymphatic Filariasis Mass Drug Administration to include adaptability and scalability - Provide complete scope of IT applications and solutions deployed in public health sphere in India with their relative success and challenges- Provide clear recommendation on approaches on digitising MDA campaign with regards to framework, architecture and implementability- In addition, also provide direction of how the recommended IT approach can be beneficial to other disease verticals in the NVBDCP and other health concerns at largeThe task requires combination of desk reviews, interviews with key stakeholders and field visits to select geographies at each level of care (primary, secondary, tertiary) in selected states for in-depth scoping Technology Assessments: - Carry out a mapping exercise of existing digital tools and platforms being used by the department of health including HMIS or other allied departments in the state. - Scoping for urban health digital initiatives with focus on enumeration of the household data.- Conduct a review of completeness of data for each data channel particularly the household level data or aggregates in any form from the village level to state level. Assess and provide information on existing digital tools and platforms functional in the state and assessment of availability and functionality of hardware below state level.- Review the soundness of existing platforms and tools (e.g. user-friendliness by front line workers, network dependence for full functionality, interoperability with other platforms and tools in the system, completeness of data or numbers). - Identify challenges in the current system in terms of data-driven health service provision, monitoring, programming and decision-making. - Identify existing gaps between current system and proposed system for the state, including software, hardware, and HR requirements to implement the proposed digital health system. - The scoping will provide for a comprehensive list of recommendation to include leveraging existing platforms in the country if appropriate to be able to digitize MDA campaigns in the country. - During this scoping period, the requirements for scalability and interoperability of the technology solution with other health programs is also to be evaluated. Resonating with IDSP/IHIP objective of integration and decentralization of surveillance activities across health programs, this tool can prove valuable for digitization of surveillance of other programs as well.
WJCF wishes to engage the services of the Senior Consultant who would report directly to the Team Leader, TSU and would be supported by a junior consultant for a in depth scoping exercise with the following objectives- To assess the current Malaria surveillance mechanism with a special context of private health sector to include current practices, patient pathways and the diverse set of stakeholders in the ecosystem- To provide clear framework and approaches to engage private health sector in Malaria management and surveillance for the countryThe senior consultant will be expected to under the assignment to undertake- Operational review of the existing malaria governance and surveillance structure - Assess how Malaria is dealt with in the private health sector (in terms of screening, diagnosis, treatment, management and referral systems, and their alignment with the standards of care as defined in the national guidelines)- Evaluate the role of all actors (Malaria Practitioners – both formal or informal, private laboratories, pharmacies, hospitals that are professionally managed, medical colleges, etc.) in the private sector and what and how is data recorded- Evaluate and identify gaps in the surveillance protocols, SOPs, data collection tools and training materials to improve private sector participation, including possible regulation and trainings- Assess how surveillance is achieved at the district and sub district level and how IHIP, IDSP, HMIS, Malaria Management System etc. can integrate both public and private sector data- Develop an engagement prototype/plan for the private sector engagement and strengthening surveillance by- - Exploring various delivery models to ensure consistent availability of recommended diagnostics and treatment in the private sector- Assess what is the surveillance space at the district and sub district level – where does IHIP, IDSP, HMIS, Malaria Management System etc. fit into all this?- Exploring referral mechanisms to the public sector for treatment of Malaria cases- Explore ways to liaise and leverage Tuberculosis and other health programs to use the private sector information/databases- Lead ideation of new ideas to improve private sector engagement and timely recording of Malaria cases- Review and explore the existing malaria digital tools for private sector reporting - Engage with stakeholders at various levels (national and state), including both Government and Non-Government organizations, private sector and coordinate with them - Support project manager in donor engagement and reporting to key stakeholders- Liaise with CHAI’s global team to leverage the experience from other countries as well to bring the best lessons and approaches available for India
- Develop and socialize dashboards, pre-defined and custom defined reports for NVBDCP, state and sub-state functionaries to utilize for routine program planning, decision making, monitoring and management.- Innovate new approaches for generating VBD insights including but not limited to predictive modelling, clustering techniques, and machine learning etc.- Contribute to program strategy by developing purposive insights, tools and planning aids that help TSU and NVBDCP conceptualize multi-year system strengthening plans for control and elimination.- Create periodic and automated analytics for specific aspects of the VBD program such as performance of health system components like HR availability and capacity, commodities availability down to last mile, service delivery effectiveness to inform national and state program manager action and outputs related to coverage and equity of mass drug administration campaigns and morbidity management and treatment.- Support the crafting of monitoring & evaluation frameworks, and implementation and reporting mechanisms and optimize the existing ones where necessary in alignment with program strategy and VBD context to facilitate effective oversight and management at the national, state and sub-state levels.- Work closely with the TSU and NVBDCP teams to improve the overall data ecosystem and performance of the program- Support capacity building of NVBDCP staff on relevant competencies for sustained ownership and delivery- Liaise with CHAI in-country and global teams on similar analytics initiatives- Undertake any other duties as requested by the supervisor
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding strategic, analytical, communication and leadership skills. The successful candidate will adhere to the core CHAI values of resourcefulness, entrepreneurialism, flexibility, independence, humility, and work ethic. The Program Manager will report to the Associate Director, Vaccine Markets Team. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:- Manage a remote team of 2-3 Associates on projects to strengthen supply security and affordability of current and future priority vaccines in low- and middle-income countries.- Build and lead relationships with suppliers that currently produce or have the potential to produce relevant antigens for developing markets, with a focus on Indian suppliers.- Lead the design and subsequent project management of specific business planning projects with select suppliers.- Guide and manage the Associates involved in these business planning projects to conduct analyses related to vaccine market dynamics (e.g., demand forecasts, uptake models and market access strategies; production development, cost reduction and manufacturing strategies) and supplier sustainability.- Lead CHAI Vaccines Markets Team’s strategy development on supplier sustainability and related engagements. Specifically, this entails taking a holistic business, portfolio, pipeline, and market perspective to support Developing Country Vaccines Manufacturers (DCVMs) in becoming commercially sustainable, reliable LMIC suppliers.- Lead preparations of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global policy and increase the evidence base for high-impact interventions.- Creatively scope and initiate projects that contribute to further improving supply sustainability and accessibility of vaccines for low-income countries.- Support the development of concept notes, donor proposals and reports, and initiation of new projects.- Lead knowledge and data management for the team- Any other duties as required by the Associate Director, Vaccine Markets- 25-30% international travel time required once situation allows
- Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria program strategies through building Excel-based budget models;- Conduct costing, cost optimization, and financial analyses to identify resource gaps and prioritize activities based on cost-effectiveness;- Support Ministries of Health in drafting strategies for sustainably eliminating malaria and transitioning away from donor financing, by forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and other partners, to integrate and/or absorb donor-funded malaria interventions to achieve sustainability;- Develop new funding proposals in collaboration with national governments;- Support governments to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy application and implementation requirements for access and distribution of funding for malaria, including budget development and re-programming, quarterly work planning and budgeting at sub-national level, and performance reporting;- Support national malaria programs to streamline financial planning, disbursement, and tracking processes to reduce impediments to implementation;- Identify key financial management impediments to programmatic goals and work with donors and country governments to devise targeted solutions to address them;- Assist national and sub-national government administrations to strengthen routine project management and planning processes to ensure effective implementation;- Collaborate with CHAI country teams, country governments, and domestic and international donors to improve financial and program management structures and processes;- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders related to malaria financing work in target countries;- Facilitate knowledge sharing between country teams in the region to ensure coordination; and share best practice;- Travel to remote regions with limited infrastructure and medical care; and- Other responsibilities as needed.
Working together with and supported by the CHAI Lao PDR leadership team, the Laboratory Systems Program Officer will:- Assist the Program Manager and Senior Associate, Laboratory Systems in executing the project, including conducting analysis on epidemiological, logistics, operational and financial data, drafting proposals and reports, and presenting and sharing findings from projects with senior management at MoH and NCLE- Develop training materials, work plans, budgets, and other program materials to support effective implementation of the laboratory systems strengthening roadmap- Coordinate and plan logistics for meetings and team travel schedules- Support written and verbal communication of technical processes, including translation, to build capacity of government staff- Support the team's administrative tasks, as needed- Perform other tasks as necessary
The Program Manager, Laboratory Systems will lead a diverse team to support the MoH to improve COVID-19 molecular and antigen testing programs and other diagnostic services including for HIV, TB and Malaria. The Program Manager will provide both strategic and technical direction for the program, overseeing its development and assuming responsibility for high quality delivery. The Program Manager will build a strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Laboratory space, including with the Ministry of Health, subnational level laboratories and testing sites and health partners. The position will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR, with regular domestic travel expected, as conditions allow. Working together with and supported by the CHAI Lao PDR leadership team, the Laboratory Systems Program Manager will be responsible for: Program Leadership- Lead the development and refinement of the laboratory program’s strategic initiatives, ensuring ongoing alignment with the MOH strategic goals and priorities- Translate objectives provided by the government, donors, and other partner organizations into clear activity plans, and provide guidance to laboratory team on prioritization of initiatives- Lead the laboratory team in Laos to meet established program objectives under MoH and NCLE guidance - Identify strategic areas for expansion and guide proposal development needed for future program developmentStakeholder Coordination- Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Laboratory space, including with the Ministry of Health, subnational level laboratories and testing sites and health partners and other relevant actors that play a role on diagnostics and testing services particularly on HIV, TB, COVID-19 and Malaria- Ensure communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders efforts and across other CHAI programs in Lao PDR to ensure coordination and successful execution of the laboratory program- Collaborate with internal CHAI global and country teams to facilitate access to key information and stakeholders, provide updates, and leverage core competencies of the various CHAI teamsDonor Relationship Management- Coordinate with donor organizations to provide progress updates, performance metrics, and other reporting requirements- Manage the laboratory program budget and liaise with appropriate CHAI internal and donor teams to meet all mandated requirementsPerform other duties that may be assigned by country leadership.
- To assist in assessment of cold chain capacity, and identifying potential cold chain solutions to ensure sufficient storage capacity for all vaccine types; support in development cold chain roadmap planning and improve cold chain equipment standardization- Support EPI with systems strengthening to identify temperature excursions, prevent vaccine freezing during transport, including piloting interventions, developing relevant guidelines, trainings, and SOPs, evaluating implementation and adherence, and coordinating with relevant government stakeholders.- Work with EPI to design and implement interventions for cold chain data visibility and review of cold chain status including improving visibility of temperature monitoring system, cold chain performance data and institutionalizing regular reporting and review of key cold chain performance indicators.- Support EPI to identify, develop, costed cold chain plan and operationalize cold chain equipment maintenance strategies/models to ensure vaccines are stored in functional refrigerators at all sites. This will include working to ensure the availability of necessary inputs (including qualified technicians, spare parts sufficiency, financial, and capital resources) through the development of process improvements and improved input management systems.- Contribute to the development of innovative approaches as well as the documentation and dissemination of best practices on vaccine cold chain improvement.- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts;- Continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact and document lessons learned.- Work closely and collaboratively with other CHAI vaccine team members to identify linkages and suggest approaches through systems strengthening work to support other immunization program deliverables- Prepare high quality reports, templates, SOPs, TORs, analyses, PowerPoint presentations as related to the above responsibilities - Other duties that arise as deemed appropriate by the Program Manager, Program Director and Country Director.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of key elements and building-blocks of the ABDM ecosystem and leverage this understanding to drive the business-process strengthening initiative.- Identify, analyze, and highlight vulnerabilities, gaps, or areas for improvement in key business processes by:- Leveraging data and insights from ABDM’s pilot phase to pinpoint bottlenecks- Planning and executing strategic field visits to key healthcare providers or other collaborating entities to assess the uptake of ABDM systems and compliance of related business processes.- Leading knowledge-sharing and brainstorming sessions across teams and stakeholders to derive strategies to strengthen business processes across the ABDM ecosystem- Identify KPIs and build monitoring dashboards to enable effective programmatic decision making by training the implementation teams at both state and national levels.- Build capacity within government for evidence-based management, including through day-to-day joint tasks and deliverables as well as trainings to key stakeholders at the national and sub-national level on various aspects of the ABDM.- Facilitate key meetings/events such as trainings, state coordination meetings, IT workshops etc. as per guidance from NHA leadership.- Support the Program Manager to identify and define CHAI's overall strategy within the program area, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact.- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors, and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort.- Perform other responsibilities as requested by country leadership.
The Senior Associate will be part of CHAI’s Global Essential Medicines team, working to achieve affordable yet sustainable global oxygen supply and prices. The Senior Associate will report into the Global Essential Medicines team and work closely with CHAI’s country teams in more than 15 countries and other cross-cutting teams such as the Global Markets team. Country level support: - Conduct robust quantifications of national oxygen need and production capacities based on various data sources (e.g., health facility assessments, DHIS2, medical equipment inventory), - Develop cost estimates to inform domestic and external resources mobilization (e.g., Global Fund proposals) - Lead development of equipment and funding gap analyzes based on cost estimates and the outputs of the quantifications - Use sensitivity analyzes and develop scenarios (e.g., bed occupancy rates, COVID-19 patients’ numbers) to generate awareness among national stakeholder about the level of uncertainty surrounding these estimates - Leverage GIS data and quantification outputs to make recommendations on oxygen production, storage and distribution infrastructure placement (e.g., PSA plant, VIE tanks, oxygen piping) - Lead preparations of presentations, business cases, executive briefing and other analyses to inform key decision-makers about the relevant supply mix and operating models (e.g., Public-Private-Partnerships) to scale up access to oxygen - At the request of the country teams, participate in and provide technical input during meetings with local stakeholder (e.g., central and local health authorities, health partners, donors) - Develop a strong understanding of national healthcare systems and dynamics, funding mechanism, supply chains, local public and private players, and anticipate new trends that may influence the oxygen access environment - Train and mentor key staff members of CHAI’s country teams on oxygen need quantification and costing methods Global level support: - Contribute insights from low-to-middle income countries to support supplier and donor engagements (e.g., demand forecasting, supplier access strategies) - Continuously maintain and update a database of cost estimates and market prices for oxygen-related equipment, devices and products - Assist with markets landscaping through market analysis, collating of market intelligence, and conducting research for price negotiations to support the Global Markets team - Collaborate on the development of technical guidance documents- Support the development of concept notes and new projects, and contribute to proposal development Global goods creation: - Proactively identify gaps in tools & global resources (e.g., quantification and costing tool, financial modeling), and develop such resources with inputs from end-users - Work in close collaboration with global stakeholders (e.g., UNICEF, WHO, PATH) to support the creation and updating of ‘global goods’ resources (e.g., UNICEF’s oxygen system planning tool)