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- Collaborate with government partners, CHAI country teams, and other stakeholders, to identify data & capacity gaps that impact procurement, supply, and distribution systems, and build solutions that fit the needs of the malaria program in the context of the national health system;- Work closely with CHAI malaria country teams and government partners to integrate available data sources and build models to quantify and forecast demand for malaria commodities distributed by the public and private sectors;- Compile information on registration, quantification, procurement and distribution processes and timelines for malaria vector control, diagnostic, and treatment commodities, and document key gaps and recommendations for CHAI’s engagement;- Identify new avenues for CHAI engagement with national malaria programs and the private sector for improved supply chain management;- Outline key indicators and protocols to monitor quality assurance and distribution processes for products distributed by the private sector;- 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 stakeholders;- Establish supply chain monitoring & evaluation (M&E) indicators to track progress and impact over time, and routinely report findings;- Support CHAI country teams in each region with supply chain strategy and training, and build a strong relationship of trust and capability with the national malaria programs.
- Provide direct support to surveillance and analytics workstreams including the formulation and conducting of high-quality epidemiological analyses to evaluate effectiveness of current interventions, understand disease patterns, and inform strategic planning related to malaria within the region- Provide onboarding, mentorship, supervision, and training of a small technical team- Perform scientific literature review on relevant topics as needed (e.g., surveillance methods, drivers of malaria transmission, intervention effectiveness)- Monitor, evaluate, and improve the performance of malaria surveillance processes and platforms, and contribute to the formulation of surveillance guidelines, SOPs and training materials- Design, implement, analyze, and disseminate operational research projects evaluating program or intervention effectiveness- Support design and routine implementation of monitoring and evaluation of CHAI and governmental programs- Organize, clean, and integrate datasets from different sources to aid program monitoring and evaluation and larger analyses- Formulating and delivering national and sub-national level training technical materials- Contribute strategic vision and thought leadership for how malaria analytics and surveillance can be strengthened in the countries and regions where CHAI works- Mentor to CHAI’s regional and country teams working with national malaria programs- Promote the routine use of epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data and analysis to inform country strategy planning and program implementation- Review and contribute to surveillance and analytics components of annual country work plans to ensure they meet strategic goals- Synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and scientific publications- Represent CHAI at external technical meetings with international and local academic and technical partners
Technology Project Management (40%)- Develop and document user-centered requirements in line with programmatic objectives and data needs, including data entry forms, user workflows, dashboards, and system integrations.- Manage technology vendors to ensure product configurations and developments are on track and in line with defined requirements; test developer outputs and provide regular feedback on bugs and functionally- Directly configure data collection, management, and reporting tools and systems as needed (e.g., DHIS2, ODK, CommCare), including user-friendly dashboards - Manage ongoing tracking and prioritization of software development activities; proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential challenges and roadblocks, and develop contingency plansTechnology Implementation (40%)- Develop system roll-out plans and support system installation, device set-up, and operational readiness ahead of implementation- Build digital and data capacity within government staff by developing manuals, SOPs, and training materials; train stakeholders and end users in the administration and use of information technology- Cultivate a culture of data-use within malaria programs by ensuring data visualizations are automated, simple, clear, and action-oriented for program staff at all levels- Develop and implement sustainability plans with Ministry of Health staff to ensure the long-term success of digital health interventionsStrategic Guidance and Stakeholder Engagement (20%)- Engage closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) programs, in-country partners, and regional/local CHAI teams to develop a deep understanding of user requirements for malaria surveillance and public health campaigns- Provide guidance to MOH programs and stakeholders in the selection and application of technology tools to solve public health problems. - Play a translational role in communicating technical approaches, software/hardware specifications, and implementation guidance to non-technical staff within the MOH, partner organizations, and other CHAI team members- Serve as a thought leader for CHAI teams, MOH programs, and stakeholders on regional and country-level digital strategies, approaches, and guidance
Working closely with CHAI teams, country governments, and partners:- Landscape review: develop a deep understanding of industry-leading program/project management, financial/accounting, and business operations technology- and process-based solutions, including how they can be deployed and utilized in malaria program settings.- Identify gaps: scope and identify malaria programs that could benefit from improvements to their existing processes, tools, and structures for managing and utilizing programmatic and financial data.- Country-specific scoping: understand and document the context and perspective of government programs facing challenges and their critical needs.- Offer solutions: propose feasible, tailored, and actionable solutions to improve programs’ ability to track and manage implementation of their programmatic and financial plans. This may include improvements to management structures, processes, or technologies.- Detail specifications and requirements: define project scope, select appropriate technology, and define requirements, specifications, process and data flows, and end users.- Configuration: select, liaise with, and manage sub-contractors (system implementers or software developers) as needed to build and/or configure tools according to the defined requirements and timelines.- Change management: Develop training materials and help train program staff in the use of introduced solutions as well as establish best practice SOPs for day-to-day use of these solutions.- Advocacy: Support the development of proposals and funding requests as needed to expand the reach of this to new geographies or intensify support where needed.
- Implement analytical projects related to disease (malaria and NTD) epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required- Assisting to monitor and evaluate the performance of existing and new surveillance platforms- Support the rollout and monitoring the performance of existing and new surveillance platforms for improved data collection, reporting, data management, automated analysis and data visualization e.g. using dashboards- Help cultivate a culture of data-use within disease programs by strengthening usage and analysis of surveillance data by the malaria program and the quality of data- Review and provide feedback on relevant disease programs documents including but not limited to surveillance guidelines and SOPs, M&E plans, lessons learned documents and operational manuals- Design, implementation, analysis, and dissemination of operational research projects related to surveillance, intervention effectiveness, and entomology- Organizing and merging available data, assessing its quality and suitability for analysis and conducting statistical analyses; (regressions, time series and other relevant methods)- Analyzing geographic and remote sensing data with GIS software, including descriptive and predictive mapping of malaria burden and intervention coverage- Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities such monitoring and evaluation of existing activities, study implementation and all data cleaning, management and analysis tasks- Support design and routine implementation of monitoring and evaluation of CHAI and governmental programs- Translating results to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making- Synthesize results, translate them to national and sub-national government partners to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications internally and externally at international venues- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with country teams, key stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, with support from TA- Any other tasks identified.
- Serve as a thought leader and contribute to a technically sound strategic vision for how analytics, surveillance, financial management tools, strategic planning, health information and other relevant systems can be leveraged to strengthened malaria program and campaign digitization in Francophone Africa, with a specific focus on DRC.- Provide technical support to the implementation of malaria control activities including but not limited to strengthening surveillance systems, promoting the use of data for decision making, targeting and prioritization of case management and vector control interventions, and strategic and financial planning.- In alignment with the DRC country team, communicate effectively across a matrixed organization and expertly coordinate global CHAI teams and resources to ensure DRC-specific project goals are met.- Contribute to the formulation, review, and provide feedback on technical deliverables, which may include strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, analysis plan, grant proposals, donor reporting, or implementation updates.- Contribute to the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation to measure progress towards malaria goals (analysis of key indicators, design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation of surveillance platforms, etc.).- Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and work collaboratively with CHAI country and global teams to achieve exceptional results on aggressive timelines.- Formulate and conduct high quality technical outputs and promote the routine use of data and analysis to evaluate effectiveness of current interventions and inform strategic planning.- Rapidly digest and synthesize complex technical, political and operational information and expertly tailor results, outputs and action items to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.- Identify new opportunities within and outside the initial project scope, anticipate risks and be proactive in responding to them.- Support CHAI teams with the development of programmatic reports for government and donor reporting, as well as concept notes or other external communication products.- Other responsibilities in Francophone Africa as needed.
- 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 (eg., 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.
- Serving as a trusted adviser to CHAI country teams and regional technical leads, and national malaria programs, on issues related to malaria entomology;- Developing and leading the execution of CHAI’s entomological strategy;- Working through CHAI country teams to support malaria programs with developing their entomological strategies, including understanding key programmatic questions, consideration (and deployment, when relevant) of new approaches, data collection oriented to answering programmatic questions, and making vector control decisions based on entomological data;- Answering questions from CHAI teams and malaria programs related to the bionomics of key malaria vectors across Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, and Mesoamerica;- Staying abreast of WHO technical guidelines and the latest scientific advances regarding malaria entomology, and translating scientific evidence into country programmatic decisions, standard operating procedures, data collection forms, manuals, and guidelines;- Understanding novel and traditional malaria vector control tools, and advising on the entomological data that would support introducing and monitoring these tools;- Supporting CHAI country teams and government programs to implement strong systems for vector control insecticide resistance monitoring;- Identifying key impediments to achieving entomological programmatic goals and helping devise targeted solutions to them;- Providing technical support for conducting programmatic entomological activities of malaria vectors including, but not limited to, capturing vector species, biting and resting behavior, oviposition, breeding dynamics, and susceptibility to insecticides;- Providing technical and operational support for the implementation of entomological and vector control studies including, but not limited to, guidance on best practices for collecting larval and adult vectors, preserving and transporting samples, selecting survey or sentinel sites, evaluating the quality of indoor residual spraying, measuring the residual efficacy of insecticides, and the timing of such studies;- Participating in the analysis and interpretation of entomological data collected routinely or during entomological surveys;- Supporting strong entomological data management, including integration of entomological data into malaria information systems and deployment of digital tools as appropriate;- Developing malaria program budgets for entomological infrastructure and surveillance activities;- Synthesizing results in slide decks and reporting and communicating them within CHAI;- Leading trainings for CHAI teams and country programs on entomology best practices and new information;- Representing CHAI at external technical meetings, acting as the face of our organization to academic/technical partners, including via the dissemination of findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications;- Building strong relationships with stakeholders across governmental, non-governmental, public health, and academic organizations;- Working with CHAI's technical teams, country teams, and regional managers to develop and implement coordinated program support; and- Any other tasks identified.
Provide technical and operational support with designing, planning, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluating vector control interventions and corresponding entomological surveillance. This will include:- Collaborating with the NMCP and partners to develop, pilot and roll-out digital reporting tools for Vector Control and Entomological Surveillance- Providing the NMCP with technical and operational support to optimize Larval Source Management (LSM) by strengthening operational guidance, capacity development, implementation and M&E.- Supporting efforts to strengthen and optimize entomological surveillance and insecticide resistance monitoring through development of technical guidelines, training materials and training of technicians.- Support collection of entomological, insecticide resistance and LLINs durability monitoring data, analysis, interpretation and their use to inform decisions.- Supporting NMCP efforts to establish routine systems and processes to track the coverage and use of Vector Control Interventions, including Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) and Larval- Source Management (LSM)- Serving as a trusted adviser to the NMCP on issues related to vector control and entomological surveillance, specifically to translate corresponding normative guidance and field-informed evidence into practical programs. This includes developing and/or updating vector control technical content in national strategic plans, global fund proposals, guidelines, policies, operational plans, training materials and reporting tools.- Proactively developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations in country.- Supporting with dissemination of data and learnings via publications and summary decks to internal and external audiences- Provide ad-hoc support to the Dominican Republic as needed, around documentation and /or implementation of priority Vector Control activities and Entomological Surveillance.