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Convene and support CHAI-led consortium of partners for the malaria commodities forecasting project: - Lead the work planning process, including the development of templates, ensuring the completion of work plans by all partners, and monitoring the activities and timelines outlined within them- Lead content development for donor reporting on an annual basis; manage the assembly of CHAI and partner inputs; and help ensure that final reports are clear, consistent, and cohesive- Oversee knowledge management platform for the project, working in partnership with all consortium partners to keep it comprehensive, up-to-date, and user-friendly- Manage publication of all project findings, draft and disseminate all communicative briefs and white papers- Plan and lead regular team, consortium, and steering committee meetings in addition to output dissemination meetings- Manage team calls and support planning and execution of meetings to discuss project progress- Act as the key point person representing this project in liaison with commodity suppliers, global stakeholders, and the project donorProvide technical support and guidance to the forecasting team:- Maintain positive, productive, supportive, and collegial team cohesion and morale with an existing project team of skilled and independent staff and collaborators- Support with interpretation and narrative development for outputs produced by the market forecasting associate and epidemiologist- Lead final decisions on assumptions and scenarios to be included in forecasts and provide backstop support with analysis/interpretation of data- Keep up to date with new evidence and data relevant to the project- Collate information from partner engagements to inform forecast priorities going forwards, such as determining global events that should be included in forecast modelsProvide support to CHAI's malaria team:- Act as first point of contact on the team for project management assistance or questions- Liaise regularly with staff on matters relevant to the team- Track hiring plans, sub-contracting, and the status of recruitment efforts and proactively flag delays- Develop and maintain onboarding materials, and coordinate and lead onboarding for new staff- Manage team calls, including preparing the agenda, taking notes, and tracking follow-up action items- Develop and maintain knowledge management platform for the team- Support planning and execution of meetings, including identification of venues and coordination of all travel logistics
- Develop deep relationships based on trust and expertise with key stakeholders from government, donors and partners- Be a thought partner to government agencies at the central and state levels and support in development of programme priorities- Identify areas of opportunities for WJCF to contribute towards strengthening PHS- Engage key donors to disseminate WJCF’s work, shape donor priorities and identify funding opportunities- Identify partners and create opportunities to engage and collaborate on strengthening of PHS and diagnostics- Navigate complex stakeholder landscape to establish WJCF as a partner of choice at central and state level- Manage quality of project deliverables through reviews and providing timely guidance to team members- Prepare and review technical documents, SOPs, manuals etc.- Coordinate with other WJCF teams on cross-cutting areas and identify opportunities to collaborate- Shape WJCFs point of view on PHS in general and areas of One Health and AMR in particular; develop a roadmap to scale-up project activities- Lead development of project proposals and pilot plans- Track project progress regularly and feed into the various reports for the purpose of internal consumption as well as government departments
- Support DoHFW, IDSP and SHS in all aspects of strategy, planning and implementation of public health surveillance and diagnostic scale up initiatives- Translate objectives provided by the national and state departments, donors, and other partner organizations into clear activity plans, and support the state functionaries on prioritizing initiatives- Analyse and reconcile data sources to facilitate monitoring, synthesis of data to draw meaningful insights- Ensure communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders' efforts and across other WJCF programs to ensure coordination and successful execution. Work with WJCF's technical teams and- Program Manager(s) to develop and implement a coordinated support program- Draft compelling presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders- Support capacity building of key government functionaries on relevant competencies for sustained ownership and delivery- Support the state implementing various diagnostics scale up and public health surveillance initiatives under IDSP- Perform other responsibilities as requested by programme leadership and state-level stakeholders- Support the development of surveillance and diagnostics related guidelines and policies- Support implementation and achievement of targets under all national programmes- Ensure surveillance of priority diseases through by ensuring timely reporting of cases/events on designated data system(s), weekly analysis of trends, preparation of annual data base for emerging pattern of diseases through collection of data and plan interventions for effective prevention and control of diseases in close coordination with disease elimination/control programmes- Participate and lead monitoring of surveillance activities via District Weekly Reviews- Design and implement strategies for engagement of private sector in disease surveillance and response activities- Monitor state and district level health data including outbreak data to provide periodic adjustments to planned program activities
Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following-- Supporting the design, implementation and monitoring of key change management interventions associated with process improvements with an emphasis on addressing barriers to effective performance of the AHD programme- Development of clinical guidelines, training manuals through the knowledge hub and providing training for clinicians on dealing with AHD- Monitoring the implementation of key programme activities and champions process improvement efforts at a national level, ensuring alignment with DoH HIV Directorate objectives and providing feedback regarding performance- Support the introduction of new antiretroviral for line 2/3 treatment by supporting the NDOH with the development of new product roll-out strategies and supporting forecasting practices to avoid stock-outs, minimise wastages and costs- Supporting the design, implementation and monitoring of social mobilisation and demand creation activities aimed at increasing healthy behaviours and demand for advanced HIV disease services and documenting of good practices with a view to scaling-up of these practices- Liaising with key stakeholders within and outside of the government health sector (including non-government institutions, academic institutions, civil society organisations) to strengthen HIV/AIDS treatment by ensuring that they are integrated with other health programmes- Liaising with CHAI global colleagues to obtain relevant information and ensuring that reports are produced and liaising with the donor to ensure alignment between DOH needs and donor requirements- Introduce processes and benchmarks to control and measure the quality of the data in supply chain systems where CHAI is the lead partner- Identifying fundraising opportunities and submitting of bids to enable project/program growth and sustainability- Performing any other duties as requested by the supervisor and person/s delegated by the NDOH
Provide strategic, technical, and programmatic support to CHAI’s diagnostics programs across Asia-Pacific countries:- Work closely with country teams to develop their diagnostics strategy and workplans, aligned with global CHAI diagnostics strategy and country-specific needs- Provide day-to-day thought partnership and technical guidance to country programs on topics such as diagnostics-related national policies, procurement and supply chain management, healthcare worker trainings, data management, etc- Develop high quality deliverables to support countries’ programmatic objectives, including presentations, concept notes, tools, and models- Collect, consolidate, and share lessons learned and best practices (strategies, tools, and experience) across country programs to maximize impact of learnings- ~20-30% international travel may be required, majority of which is expected to be within the Asia-Pacific regionSupport regional diagnostics-related initiatives in the Asia-Pacific region:- Work closely with and strengthen a regional diagnostics body that is focused on south-to south knowledge sharing and capacity building amongst countries in the region- Support other regional initiatives such as the Asia-Pacific Diagnostics Consortium, as neededDrive cross-cutting global work streams, projects, and communications:- Lead the drafting of grant reports and presentations, concept notes and fundraising proposals- Contribute to CHAI’s global diagnostics strategy development efforts- Support development and implementation of special projects to further global impact
- Manage program by establishing goals and delivery plan, supervising task execution, and monitoring project progress to ensure that expected deliverables and targets are achieved on time and on budget- Monitor comprehensive work-plans with Country Support Managers (CSMs) and country teams in line with lab systems strengthening objectives and commitment- Lead internal and external reporting requirements and coordinate with global and country teams, to seek inputs- Lead external communications with Global Fund, Africa-CDC, and other regional partners supporting the AFRO COVID-19 and broader lab systems response- Support implementation of program- Develop dissemination materials to facilitate cross-country and global knowledge sharing.- Support preparations of presentations, reports, and other analyses to inform global and country-level strategy on Covid-19 testing- Engender practice of sharing best practices within team, and by extension country programs, to ensure strategies, tools and planning processes build upon prior experience and learnings- Provide technical support and bandwidth across country teams on their lab-systems strengthening work, including but not limited to Covid-19 testing-related strategy and planning, forecasting, procurements, and supply chain management, etc.- Work closely with country teams to support lab systems strengthening activities and facilitate involvement of topic area experts from GDT or other CHAI teams on country work streams as required- Identify and develop new program and funding opportunities and develop and manage relationships with existing and potential donors- Up to 30% international travel time could be required as needed- Perform other responsibilities, as requested by supervisor and program directors
- Collaborate with government partners, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders, to identify data and capacity gaps that impact procurement, supply, and distribution systems for malaria and NTD commodities (g., insecticides, insecticidal bed nets, diagnostics, and treatments), and build solutions that fit the needs of the malaria program in the context of the national health system;- Work closely with CHAI country teams (in Francophone West and Central Africa) and government partners to integrate available data sources and build and/or update models to quantify and forecast demand for malaria commodities distributed by the public and private- Ensure adequate procurement and distribution of commodities to all relevant levels of the health care system through planning, data analysis and visualization, and coordination across- Evaluate stock management policies for community health workers (CHWs) and work with country teams to adequately plan, distribute, and monitor stock usage to CHW level- Establish supply chain monitoring and evaluation indicators to track progress and impact over time, and routinely report findings.- Identify new avenues for CHAI engagement with national malaria programs and the private sector for improved supply chain management.- Support broader malaria case management efforts to improve the quality and coverage of malaria diagnosis and treatment across public, private and community sectors.- 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.
The Oxygen Scientist is a member of the Oxygen program team of the CHAI-DRC, responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, and evaluating all program activities. Theywill report directly to the Associate Director, Diagnostics and Supply Chain. This role requires strong technical, managerial, communication, and organizational skills. The Oxygen Scientist will be based in Kinshasa, with the following specific responsibilities:- Collaborate with CHAI DRC team, the global CHAI Essential Medicines team, the Ministry of Health and relevant departments, and local partners to improve oxygen access and delivery as a common goal.- Contribute to the strengthening of the oxygen supply chain, infrastructure for diagnosis and treatment and equipment maintenance, including supporting the development of job aids, and training materials.- Provide analytical support particularly in areas of costing, scenario modelling, budgeting for oxygen interventions, analyzing technical challenges in the implementation of oxygen related interventions and any other quantification support as needed.- Facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for the current program, leveraging current analysis to drive action, as well as assisting with the development of sustainable M&E frameworks and tools for the Ministry of Health to see and manage data over the long term.- Support the Ministry of Health and relevant departments to coordinate and conduct oxygen-related trainings.- Identify new opportunities for relevant engagement and actively troubleshoot issues as they arise.- Conduct joint supervision visits to public hospitals at both national and subnational levels with relevant departments of MoH to monitor and evaluate gaps of key oxygen commodities for general respiratory care and COVID-19.- Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership.- Provide technical support to MoH in developing a strategic oxygen roadmap to expand access to oxygen beyond COVID-19 to cover treatment access to other SARI (Severe Acute Respiratory Infection).- Lead the installation and effective management of PSA in different provinces.- Lead the introduction and implementation of medical liquid oxygen in DRC.- Other relevant tasks as requested.
Regional support (~50% LOE)- Provide strategic insights to the development of country programs as well as the overall CHAI TB program- Serve as a trusted advisor to governments and CHAI country teams on a variety of topics relating to access to medicines and diagnostic devices (e.g., drug quality and pricing, market intelligence, regimen optimization, diagnostic accuracy and pricing, procurement, forecasting, new product introduction, product tradeoffs, costing exercises, implementation planning and scale-up)- Support the introduction of new, improved, or less costly medicines by supporting country teams with the development of new product roll-out strategies for Ministries of Health- Support country teams with budget and scenario analysis; help develop strategies to advocate for the changes with key in-country opinion leaders- Provide analytic support to improve data utilization to improve TB program decision making and identify opportunities to increase program efficiencies- Develop and leverage expertise in procurement best practices for medicines and other health commodities in low resource settings- Build country capacity on quantification and forecasting practices to avoid stock-outs, minimize wastage and costs- Act as the focal point to manage the relationship between CHAI country teams and global team members (including the laboratory services and HIV teams and other programs)- Share best practices and key supply dynamics and access-to-medicine issues across country programs to ensure knowledge is shared on the strategies, tools and program experiences- Provide mentorship and guidance to country support associates and country staff- Responsible for tracking and monitoring grant deliverables across CHAI focal countries- Partner with country teams to devise strategies to achieve grant objectives in line with country priorities- Responsible for reporting and annual reviews for donors and internal CHAI leadership- Responsible for maintaining up to date expertise on MDR-TB patient identification to cure practices and knowledge sharing among internal CHAI teams- Support CHAI TB director & associate director in budgeting/fundraising and team management as needed- Anticipated 30-40% travel regionallyCHAI Vietnam focused support (~50% LOE)- Provide technical assistance and general project management support to the CHAI Vietnam Country Team’s designated project lead (and other country team members) with the day-to-day project management of two upcoming operational studies that leverage innovative technologies for diagnosis and surveillance of TB at the country level (approximately ~50% LOE).