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- Contributing to the development and implementation of a national malaria drug resistance strategy:- Conduct a baseline assessment of the status of resistance and its drivers, drawing on existing data and collaborating with partners.- Develop a draft strategy with interventions to strengthen surveillance, optimize antimalarial use, and deploy new tools in priority areas.- Define potential ACT diversification scenarios, including MFT strategies, considering feasibility and resource needs.- Collaborate with stakeholders to refine the strategy and advocate for its adoption.- Providing technical assistance to NMCP:- Support the development and dissemination of training materials, checklists, and guidelines for health workers and community health agents.- Participate in integrated case management supervision efforts and data analysis.- Coordinate community health/case management components of the national malaria strategic plan.- Building partnerships and collaboration:- Engage with a range of stakeholders, including government agencies, research institutions, and community health organizations.- Facilitate collaboration between CHAI teams, NMCP, and other strategic partners to ensure alignment and achieve program goals.Additional Responsibilities:- Work alongside NMCP and other key MoH partners to support relevant workflows on community health, malaria case management, and supply chain management.- Serve as a focal point with case management, supply chain, and community health stakeholders in the country, ranging from government, academia, civil society, and the private sector (i.e. a long-term physical presence in the country to provide uninterrupted support).- Support advocacy efforts for case management, supply chain, and community health strategy, program design, and implementation in line with evidence-based best practice.- Strengthen and extend programmatic reporting and activity monitoring tools and processes at central and operational levels; develop the capacity of government staff to monitor activities regularly.- Support NMCP in the collection, analysis, and visualization of case and inventory management data. Monitor progress and data quality and make necessary updates to the M&E framework and documentation of learning.- Collaborate effectively with CHAI teams, including malaria surveillance, analysis and technology, and health financing teams, to support CHAI's community health deliverables.- Perform other duties as assigned by their supervisor.
• Support implementation of Vaccines projects to strengthen EPI capacity and management and to meet donor objectives and timelines, including development of reports to donors.• Support the development of guidelines, workplans, budgets and other materials for key activities.• Support vaccine’s portfolio team and MoH in developing and implementing the program ensuring for supporting improvements in strengthening management and governance, service delivery, supply chain, and other Routine Immunization aspects.• Optimize program management dashboards and existing implementation and reporting mechanisms in alignment with broader immunization program strategy laid out by MoH and vaccine’s program outcomes to facilitate effective oversight and management, encompassing key input, processes, output, and outcome indicators.• Conceptualize effective measurement mechanisms and lead the implementation of a Monitoring & Evaluation framework at the EPI through the Vaccine’s team.• Conceptualize, design, and coordinate program impact and progress evaluation surveys• Assimilate and triangulate information from multiple sources such as DHIS2, IHME, MNCH datasets, other health data sets, other non-health government data sets, localized datasets, and surveys to monitor performance and inform strategy refresh.• Significantly contribute to internal and external capacity building initiatives by the team for improving data handling and decision-making competencies of target trainee cohorts• Significantly contribute to documentation of program progress through reports, presentations, and templates for effective internal use and dissemination of reports at state and national levels.• Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, identify the most critical hurdles to scaling up, and develop innovative strategies to address them• Travel on short notice to the various parts of the country.• Undertake any other duties as requested by the Program Manager.
- Provide direct support to surveillance and analytics workstreams including conducting high-quality epidemiological analyses to evaluate effectiveness of current interventions, understand disease patterns, and inform strategic planning related to malaria in Panama- Design, implement, analyze, and disseminate operational research projects evaluating program or intervention effectiveness- Serve as a trusted adviser to key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations by proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships- Perform scientific literature review on relevant topics as needed (e.g., surveillance methods, molecular epidemiology, drivers of malaria transmission, intervention effectiveness)- Monitor, evaluate, and improve the performance of malaria surveillance processes and platforms (including the development of data collection tools and data visualization tools) and contribute to the formulation of surveillance guidelines and SOPs- Organize, clean, and integrate datasets from different sources and conduct statistical and/or spatial analyses of malaria metrics (epidemiology, entomology, interventions) to understand disease pattern and impact of interventions in collaboration with academic partners when relevant- Promote the routine use and analyses of epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data including through the institutionalization of data reviews at all levels to inform country strategy planning and routine program implementation - Formulate training materials and deliver national and sub-national level technical training supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to the program and staff members involved in epidemiological and surveillance strengthening activities- Translate analytic results to government and non-government partners, synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and scientific publications - Represent CHAI at external technical meetings with local academic and technical partners- Any other tasks as required
The Associate will support the malaria, and NTDs programs to: - Provide technical assistance to the national malaria program to refine technical support in all malaria control interventions.- Support the development and monitoring of country-specific government strategies, roadmaps, and costed work plans relating to malaria and NTDs.- Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to evaluate strategies, identify and prioritize resource gaps, and develop new funding proposals for the country.- Contribute to the formulation, review, and feedback of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines, grant proposals, donor reports, or implementation updates.- Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards malaria control goals (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of surveillance platforms, etc.).- Monitor program activities against project objectives and donor commitments, identify bottlenecks or operational weaknesses, and work collaboratively with country and global CHAI teams to achieve exceptional results within tight timeframes.- Identify new opportunities within and outside of the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.- Support the development of programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products.- Provide day-to-day program management support to the malaria, and NTDs programs.- Work with the MoH programs and stakeholders to develop workplans, templates, guidelines, and other material for successful project execution.- Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between the government program and partner organizations in the region to ensure coordination.- Additional responsibilities as required and assigned by the direct line manager.
- Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the reasons and contributing factors behind the low coverage and uptake of the HPV vaccine in Sierra Leone.- Through findings from the assessments and the Human Centered Design workshop, support the development and execution of a contextually appropriate and scalable coverage improvement implementation roadmap.- Conduct targeted training of HCW to enhance HPV vaccine education and advocating for its integration into school health policy implementation.- Disseminate results across a diverse range of stakeholders to inform HPV programming nationally and globally.- Support the EPI to develop a digitized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for effective real-time vaccination tracking.- Support the establishment of CHAI operations across districts as it relates to the HPV vaccination program.- Liaise with stakeholders at all levels to evaluate national immunization commitments, workplan specifically focusing on the scale up of HPV vaccination in the country.- Collaborate with the EPI at national and district level to review and update HPV delivery strategy to improve routine uptake and optimization.- Support and engage in advocacy efforts targeting political and traditional leaders at national and local levels to promote awareness and support for HPV vaccination. - Engage with the government to ensure a smooth transfer of skills, fostering government ownership.- Develop and maintain robust working relationships with government entities, internal partners, donors, and INGOs, ensuring optimal coordination of resources and endeavors within the district and at national level.- Develop persuasive presentations and reports for donors and the government.- Other tasks as necessary.
- Provide technical assistance to the national malaria program in all malaria control interventions and entomological activities.- Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to identify and prioritize intervention coverage gaps, evaluate impact of interventions (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of intervention campaigns, etc.), and uptake of new malaria prevention tools.- Work with CHAI colleagues and governments to identify entomological data gaps that inform the vector control intervention choice and targeting.- Contribute to the formulation and writing of technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines, grant proposals, donor reports, or implementation updates.- Identify new opportunities within and outside of the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.- Support the development of presentations, programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products.- Engage stakeholders interested in supporting malaria programs.- Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination.- Undertake any other tasks as identified, contributing to the overall success of the malaria and NTDs program in Benin. This multifaceted role requires a dynamic individual dedicated to enhancing public health outcomes through data-driven strategies and collaborative problem-solving.
- Work with national malaria program staff to implement broad management capacity building plans, including trainings for malaria and NTDs government staff at central and subnational levels.- Identify technical gaps with the Ministry of Health that occur during the provision of malaria services at the primary health care level and malaria prevention campaigns.- Work with fellow CHAI country teammates and the national malaria staff to conduct malaria program reviews; update or write national strategic plans; and optimize the cost of national malaria programs by building Excel-based costing and budget models.- Assist Benin malaria & NTDs programs with financial and programmatic tracking, including the identification of key decision-relevant information, the development of dashboards and systems to bring that key information to the decision-making point.- Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans.- Support Beninese government to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy grant application requirements, including budget development.- Serve as liaison between country team, CHAI regional technical teams, Benin partners, and stakeholders with respect to management, strategy, and finance workstreams.- Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector in Benin.- Engage stakeholders interested in supporting malaria programs.- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders.- Coordinate meetings and facilitate knowledge sharing between government programs and partner organization in the region to ensure coordination.- Provide program and budget updates for internal project management, best practice sharing, and donor reporting.- Undertake any other tasks as identified, contributing to the overall success of the malaria and NTDs program in Benin. This multifaceted role requires a dynamic individual dedicated to enhancing public health outcomes through data-driven strategies and collaborative problem-solving.
Grant Management- Liaise directly with program teams and donors on financial matters.- Act as a business partner to program managers and provide timely financial advice that promotes appropriate decision making by proactively generating insights and undertaking advance planning and close monitoring for financial problem solving.- Generate budgets for grant proposals (or re-budgeting of existing grants).- Generate financial reports and invoices for donors, working directly with the relevant Director, Manager, or EVP responsible for the grant, and work directly with the Senior Director of Budgeting and Reporting and the Program Team(s) to validate the reports.- Review donor contracts, amendments, and no-cost extensions with regards to anticipated cash flows, reporting requirements, approved budget, etc.- Ensure compliance with donor financial requirements.CHAI Financials- Review G/L entries related to the Global Program team(s) and work collaboratively with program managers and directors on G/L adjustments.- Prepare monthly analyses of operational expenses against the budget; work with program managers and directors to provide variance explanations and to make ongoing adjustments to programmatic plans.- Lead the annual budgeting and semi-annual reforecasting for the Global Program team(s) to ensure consistency and accurate reflection of programmatic goals given the financial resources available.- Work with the Global Program team(s) to allocate and track funding. Invoices and Contracts- Support the business relationship with care-partners.- Work with Global Program managers and directors and Accounts Payable to ensure timely payment of invoices.Other- Facilitate training on finance-related issues to non-finance staff; ensure corporate memory is retained; facilitate knowledge transfer of best practices between Global Program teams.- Create tools and reports for budgeting and planning purposes.- Whenever possible, act as an organization-wide resource for CHAI operations.
The Senior Vector Control & Entomological Surveillance Associate, Panama will provide technical and operational support with selecting, targeting, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating vector control interventions for malaria and dengue, and conducting needed entomological surveillance. This will include:- Serving as a trusted adviser to government on issues related to vector control and entomological surveillance, specifically to translate corresponding normative guidance and new scientific evidence into practical programs.- Identify key gaps in vector control that hamper effective control of vector-borne diseases and develop strategies to fill these gaps.- Assist the government in developing or updating national vector control, entomological surveillance and resistance monitoring and management plans.- Help malaria and dengue programs to plan for the introduction of new effective vector control tools as they come into market (e.g. spatial repellents, Wolbachia, ATSBs, transgenic mosquitoes).- Help the government in devising and budgeting annual work plans for vector control and entomology.- Develop and/or update vector control technical content in national disease control and elimination strategies guidelines, plans and in donor proposals.- Using available data to support the government in selecting the most appropriate vector control interventions, combining them as needed and targeting them to the right places and populations.- Help develop operational plans, operating procedures, and associated training materials for the adequate implementation of vector control activities, based on prior country experiences and global best practices.- Support the monitoring of vector control interventions, such as LLIN durability monitoring or IRS residual efficacy monitoring, including developing plans, protocols, SOPs, data collection forms and providing day to day field support.- Assist the government in designing and implementing optimal entomological surveillance systems to address key programmatic question to guide vector control.- Contribute to collating data and conducting analysis to evaluate the impact of vector control interventions.- Support the government to timely monitor and address biological and non-biological threats to vector control (e.g. insecticide resistance, introduction of invasive species, unplanned urbanization, climate change).- Contribute to the ideation and drafting of new project proposals, and identification of funding opportunities to support vector control and entomological surveillance.- Proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations.- Collaborate with the government in disseminating results and learnings to internal and external audiences, via reports, publications and summary decks.
- Regular monitoring, mentoring and providing supportive supervision to outreach facilitators and tele callers- Review and share feedback on progress made by their supervisees as required, and in consultation with state team, work towards improving individual and team performance.- Develop a field plan, in consultation with the WJCF state team, and undertake field visits to review and monitor program implementation.- Liaise with senior government officials at district and block levels to understand issues and concerns, impediments to the program and potential risks. Engage with the WJCF team to share field specific issues and challenges and identify and implement mitigation measures for effective program implementation. - Provide support to outreach facilitators, tele callers and WJCF team through supporting engagements with state government health authorities, private health institutions and healthcare providers in order to support in effective implementation of the program.- Support with drafting supporting operating procedures/documents/letters/orders, as required.- Provide timely and proactive inputs arising from field observations to program team and facilitate implementation.- Ensure timely reporting of accurate/reliable data from outreach facilitators and tele callers in respect to operations; and review and provide feedback on a regular basis to strengthening reporting. - Conduct data quality audits at regular intervals through inspection of records and visits- Facilitate and support HR & Admin related activities and provide administrative support to Outreach facilitators and tele callers, for their leaves, travel, and advance reimbursement.- Share field insights and prepare progress reports on project implementation.- Undertake and perform any other activities may be advised or instructed by the state team as and when required.