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The government of Rwanda has developed the National Strategy for Health Professions Development (NSHPD) 2020-2030, a 10-year plan to strengthen and expand the Rwandan health workforce though improved and expanded pre-service training. The strategy outlines national health workforce targets for 33 cadres of providers, and the necessary inputs to training institutions to scale up enrollment and graduation to meet those targets. The government has created a Human Resources for Health Secretariat (HRH Secretariat) to manage implementation of the strategy. The HRH Secretariat has requested CHAI’s support to set up the Secretariat team and functions, and initiate implementation of the NSHPD. CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical skills to assist the Secretariat as it transitions from strategy development to implementation. This role requires managerial capabilities to lead a CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team; manage day-to-day CHAI team program activities; and play a key role in relationship building with key stakeholders across the Rwandan government, education sector, INGOs, and academic partners in support of the NSHPD. The CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team will work very closely with the HRH secretariat to ensure that essential functions are developed, and capacity built in the secretariat to independently manage routine operations of implementing the NSHPD. The Program Manager should have the technical skills to advise, design, oversee, co-implement and directly provide technical assistance to the HRH Secretariat not limited to the design and implementation of data collection and analysis processes, operational planning and costing, measurement and evaluation systems, intervention design for health worker training, and governance of health workforce development systems. The desired candidate must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience project managing multiple work streams and delegating responsibilities to staff effectively. Candidates should also have experience managing relationships with high level government stakeholders and ideally will have worked in the field of health professional education or health workforce planning. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments. This position will report to the CHAI Rwanda Country Director or designate and will coordinate with the Health Workforce Global Team. This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda with some national and very limited international travel. Key Responsibilities: Program Management- Develop a workplan to organize CHAI’s efforts to support the government and manage that work plan in a dynamic fashion- Build and manage the CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team to support the HRH Secretariat- Develop briefing documents and information dissemination products as needed- Manage CHAI team budget and expenditure- Develop and oversee execution of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the CHAI team- Proactively identify and mitigate any risks that is related to this program- Become a member of CHAI Rwanda Management team and actively participate and contribute to the development of the CHAI Rwanda office- Identify areas where support is needed, plan for and design the programmatic support- Other responsibilities as assigned by the CHAI Rwanda office leadership team and the governmentTechnical Assistance- Provide and manage internal and external technical inputs on all program activities- Provide strategic direction and technical oversight to data collection and analysis activities as requested- Assist the HRH Secretariat to develop a team and update its costed operational plan- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop a measurement and evaluation plan, supervising staff who whose work will include developing the strategy, design, and tools needed to manage and implement the plan at the request of the Secretariat- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop interventions for additional health workforce cadres including design of data collection and analysis tools, facilitation of planning meetings, computation of inputs, translating inputs to needed interventions, and offering guidance and clear recommendations to stakeholders- Advise the HRH Secretariat and government stakeholders on governance issues related to health worker training and deployment, including facilitation of stakeholder consultations, data analysis to support policy recommendations, and development of policy documents and presentations needed to implement recommended strategiesResource Mobilization- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop and implement an effective resource mobilization strategy including donor research and scoping, developing a database to log prospective donors, and track potential and committed funding against program budgets, advising on fundraising strategy and developing concepts, budgets, and proposals needed to implement the strategy- Assist the secretariat to identify, develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and existing donorsSupport the development of proposals to solicit resources for the government- Manage grant submission process including narrative and budget development- Complete donor reports and filing as necessary for various grantsRelationship Management- Serve as the CHAI focal point for engagement in the NSHPD- Understand government requirements for support and coordinate CHAI’s efforts to meet those requests- Effectively engage and manage relationships with key government and training institution stakeholders- Represent CHAI in government meetings as requested- Develop, maintain, and facilitate strong working relationships with existing/new academic partners- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop and execute MoUs and contracts with academic partners- Troubleshoot academic partner programmatic and administrative issues with local stakeholdersLeadership, Administration & Operations- Create an environment of continuous learning, where staff are encouraged, supported to grow and develop, and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments- Support the CD in promoting culture that is inclusive and welcoming- Develop and maintain efficient and effective systems, and ensure compliance with CHAI Rwanda Policies, procedures and guidelines by holding the team accountable to enhance the smooth running of the program,- Provide input towards development of the Country budget and budget re-forecasts, with participation of operational and program teams in CHAI Rwanda- Address staff Safety and Security matters in collaboration with Safety Point Person (SPP)- Coordinate with the Human Resources department to ensure full compliance with the applicable laws of Rwanda- Other responsibilities as needed
CHAI currently seeks two Health Economists to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to think through and implement strategic reforms in the design, implementation and management decisions of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Scheme to improve the sustainability of the scheme. The Health Economists will be seconded to RSSB to work on a day to day basis with the Director of the Insurance schemes and will report technically to the Deputy Director General Benefits. He or she will build capacity within the RSSB to generate evidence through data analysis that informs key decisions and revisions to policy decisions. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with government leadership on the government’s priority agenda of Universal Health Coverage. The Health Economists will be responsible for providing direct support to the Deputy Director General Benefits at RSSB on his priorities including; (i) supporting implementation of health technology assessments (ii) building capacity in RSSB and of relevant stakeholders to use evidence to inform key decisions and management through research, assessment and analyses.- Provide direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and partners to work on HTA, evidence synthesis, health benefits packages and clinical guidelines and ensure value for money and quality in service delivery.- Provide guidance to the RSSB/CBHI on research methodologies and assessment protocols to maximize linkages to ongoing work and contribute to the writing, editing, and publishing of reports and peer reviewed articles as relevant; prepare presentations and policy briefs- Conduct and build capacity for innovative qualitative and quantitative analyses that link complex datasets such as patient records and CBHI claims data- Participate in meetings, technical working groups and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with various partners and stakeholders- Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within RSSB - Coordinate efforts among multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of answers to the policy questions- Other responsibilities as needed
- Provide strategic and technical input into policy documents including but not limited to national laboratory policies and strategic plans, quality improvement plans including accreditation schemes- Support assessment of technical resources and operational requirements in the laboratory network- Lead assessment of the PPP model’s technical capacity to expand access to laboratory services- Support development of implementation plans based on outputs from PPP feasibility, DNO and SRS studies and for selected models- Develop and share deployment models and strategies with operational considerations to support scale-up of piloted system strengthening activities- Share experience and best practices from other countries on strategies and tools for adoption of current and new diagnostic models and products and their integration into existing lab networks- Support the MOH in adoption of WHO guidelines for diagnostics- Support the diagnostics working group in developing presentations, reports, and other documents- Support national quantification exercises for diagnostics equipment and supplies- Support planning and implementation of technical and programmatic training and mentoring, including revision of training and mentoring materials, tracking training gaps and progress- Support in setting up of a data management system for reporting and results delivery and its integration into existing routine data management processes and systems, such as the country’s health information management system (HMIS)- Develop recommendations for complementary interventions that can “close loop of care” and maximize the impact of diagnostic improvements- Support broader advocacy and resource mobilization efforts for diagnostics access, e.g. drafting grant proposals, concept notes, presentations, budgets- Develop materials and document internal updates to share with other CHAI team members, highlight opportunities for integration and coordination across work streams wherever possible- Conduct literature reviews and research activities as needed, and undertake other duties related to improving diagnostics access- Other responsibilities as needed
- Design data analysis strategy that respond to data requirements for the implementation of RSSB key strategic initiatives for 2020/2025 and develop implementation roadmap.- Support the set-up of a data analysis team within RSSB, recruit and onboard team members- Develop innovative solutions for trend recognition and analysis using advanced statistics- Mine and analyze data from RSSB databases (membership, claims, reimbursements) to drive optimization and improvement of RSSB products, benefits and operations using advanced forecasting and statistical methodology- Develop data analytics tools and train other statisticians and user departments on production and use of statistics- Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within RSSB- Advise the executive team on data analytics development in the institution and required investments
Technology Solution Assessment & Design- Work with the Ministry of Health (MoH), CHAI country team and technical advisors and external partners to understand requirements for Hepatitis elimination and planned interventions.- Map existing digital health systems, information flows, infrastructure, stakeholders and partner projects.- Develop coherent and technology-appropriate specifications for meeting requirements for each intervention, particularly DHIS2-appropriate specifications.- Advise on strategies for collecting, storing, cleaning, and analyzing data, and producing automated reports for more efficient and effective operational response.- Play a translational role in communicating user requirements and technical specifications to non-technical staff within CHAI management and the MoH.Technology Project Management- Create and manage project plans with CHAI and MoH teams, including project management processes and communication mechanisms to progressively design, develop, document, and test systems and mobile tools.- Select, liaise and manage sub-contractors to build and configure applications according to the defined requirements and timelines.- Manage ongoing tracking and prioritization of software development activities. Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential challenges and roadblocks, and develop contingency plans.- Test developer outputs and provide regular feedback on bugs and functionally to ensure solutions are being developed according to specifications.- Support the integration of the program’s system with other existing broader systems in the Ministry of Health.Technology Implementation and Training- Develop training materials and help train MoH staff, focal points and health care workers in the use of information technology, including the system to be used, devices, and any other end-user challenges.- Develop and iterate on data outputs with the national program team and focal points to produce user-appropriate dashboards across surveillance use cases.- Support CHAI teams and MoH stakeholders to design and implement plans to routinely assess and document the performance and use of digital solutions.- Assist with troubleshooting throughout installation, and implementation of systems, incorporation of user feedback.Other Program Support- Support resource mobilization efforts for digital solutions, including developing proposals.- Provide strategic thinking around development of appropriate, effective and integrated digital solutions for viral hepatitis elimination and contribute to program development and strategy.- Other responsibilities as needed.