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• Help shape and improve existing and future CHW related interventions across the GMS, and serve as a trusted community health advisor to CHAI country teams and external stakeholders. • Support government partners and CHAI country and regional teams to develop and execute evidence- and needs-based integrated community health policies, strategies and operational plans at all level to increase availability of malaria and non-malaria commodities, and expand access to quality integrated malaria services.• Coordinate with government and CHAI teams to include systematic tracking, analysis and mapping of quantitative and qualitative indicators on coverage and quality of malaria diagnosis, treatment and surveillance at community level. • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of community level febrile diagnosis, treatment and surveillance to identify the highest priority needs and opportunities to improve the quality and coverage of fever diagnostics, treatment and surveillance at community level. • Conduct collaborative evaluations of existing CHW programs to highlight key strengths and weaknesses, and support in the development of policies, strategies and plans to address them (short-term, medium-term, and long-term).• Provide central and sub-national colleagues with technical backstopping in the areas of malaria case management and community health.• Create database of funding opportunities for community systems strengthening work, and lead proposal development with assistance from global CHAI team and country partners• Engage other CHAI malaria teams to involve, account and advocate for CHWs in strategic planning and implementation. Lao PDR-specific project responsibilities:• Support development of strategy, metrics, operational frameworks and best practices for the integrated community health worker project in Laos, including building monitoring and evaluation frameworks, indicators and data collection processes for the pilot, conducting a situational analysis of existing CHW programs, and collaborating with multiple project stakeholders to deliver high-quality, timely project outputs and reports.• Support the ministry to implement agreed-upon recommendations for improving the CHW program, including: establishing routine coordination systems, fortifying CHW management at the primary health centre level, improving supply chain and program information systems, and supporting streamlined payment systems and long-term financing of the program.• Contribute to the dissemination of learnings within and beyond Lao PDR. Cambodia-specific project responsibilities:• Provide technical and operational guidance to country team in creating CHW dashboards that organize quantitative and qualitative indicators at a granular level to assess the continued efficacy and impact of the CHW cadre, and support monthly tracking of CHW performance. • Support regional and country case management leads to shape the strategy and activities for Village Malaria Worker (VMW) expansion of services and integration potential with other community-based health cadres, including conducting situational analyses as required, building an appropriate scope of work and training materials, and establishing the data management framework for inclusion of CHW data into the health information system.• Support country-level relationship building efforts across ministry of health departments and external partners engaged in community health systems strengthening.Other• Manage and develop resources and best practices to share lessons across teams, and synthesize and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications.• Support global, regional and country colleagues to generate, document, and publish evidence and experience working with CHWs towards malaria control or elimination agendas.• Pursue opportunities for collaboration with other CHAI teams, helping to build a cross-cutting community of practice within country, region and organization.• Other responsibilities as needed.
- Coordinate CHAI’s support to national malaria programs in the Greater Mekong Subregion to help strengthen systems and achieve audacious programmatic goals on aggressive timelines- Develop management capacity and malaria expertise of CHAI country and regional staff to augment support to national malaria programs- Support CHAI staff to think critically to identify national malaria program and health systems gaps and leverage the use of epidemiological evidence to guide-decision making regarding CHAI’s malaria elimination support- Coordinate support from CHAI’s Malaria Analytics and Surveillance, Case Management Support, and Financing Teams, as required, to enhance national country-level support, ensure technical soundness of strategies, and achieve program progress- Work collaboratively with CHAI country teams and provide thought partnership, strategic guidance, and back-stopping support to country program managers and staff across the region.- Support all CHAI malaria staff in the region to develop annual work plans and assist country teams to manage effective implementation of planned activities, , including adherence to timelines and coordinating review and feedback from technical teams- Monitor program activities against project goals and donor commitments, identify operational bottlenecks or weaknesses, and work with country and Global- Malaria leadership to strengthen programs as necessary- Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by CHAI team members, including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports and implementation updates, and/or communications with partners- Streamline communications between Global Malaria leadership and technical staff and country offices, and provide regular updates on opportunities and progress to each- Facilitate coordination of activities between country teams within the region and act as liaison for learning from other regions- Synthesize CHAI’s best practices, products, and approaches and work to institutionalize knowledge to maintain consistency of CHAI support across countries and regions- Manage budgeting across all technical areas, including working with country teams to determine annual allocations and identify under- or over-spends, and liaising with technical experts during the costing and reforecasting of budgets- Lead donor reporting for region, working alongside country teams to develop programmatic and financial updates- Represent CHAI at regional meetings and conferences and develop and maintain relationships with regional partners to ensure coordinated activities.- Collaborate with global technical staff to engage global experts and partners and facilitate their work in the region as appropriate.- Explore new opportunities, engage with country offices during development of funding proposals to ensure joint ownership and sufficient program capacity for execution of funded projects- Other responsibilities as needed
- Build and validate global forecasting models projecting demand for malaria commodities in both the public and private sectors, generate outputs, and draft communications pertaining to these analyses- Liaise with partners to collect quantitative data and incorporate their analysis/insights into the finished product- Conduct ad-hoc analysis of market trends using public datasets (e.g., DHS, MIS, MICS)- Provide analytical support on forecasting and quantification of essential malaria commodities for CHAI country teams and government partners;- Collect and track updates to national procurement and supply chain management plans, as they pertain to malaria commodities in countries where CHAI operates; and- Attend and participate in key partner meetings
- Provide strategic guidance, planning, and management support to CHAI teams in Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic as they operationalize malaria elimination plans at the provincial and community-level- Implement a diagnostic to help determine the key managerial challenges particularly around local malaria management teams betting set up by the RMEI, and develop a framework to help the government and partners prioritize solutions to these operational and managerial challenges- Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria plans by building Excel-based costing and budget models- Support the epidemiology team in to developing and costing predictive disease models to support decision-making of malaria interventions (e.g. geo-spatial coverage of interventions)- Conduct costing and financial analyses and support the development of funding proposals and operational plans- Assist government programs and donors with addressing the long-term sustainability of malaria funding, by: forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working other technical teams and partners to streamline and integrate malaria services to lower costs- Engage with and cultivate donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations interested in supporting malaria programs- Serve as a trusted advisor to CHAI country teams and the InterAmerican Development Bank- Serve as liaison between CHAI regional technical teams and country partners and stakeholders- Build strong relationships with stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector- 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 donor reporting and best practice sharing- Other responsibilities as needed
Strengthen the malaria surveillance system, including improving data collection, data management, analysis, and data visualization:- Support the national scale-up of the electronic malaria surveillance system, and promote its integration with other flows of information (e.g. interventions, entomology, etc.);- Monitor and evaluate the performance of the malaria surveillance platform, identify bottlenecks (e.g. low reporting) and assist the MoH with troubleshooting issues and identifying solutions;- Co-develop with the MoH additional elements of the electronic reporting system- Assist the MoH in the design and pilot of surveillance dashboards;- Plan for and help to implement the use of new mobile reporting tools;- Help to design new reporting forms for the inclusion of additional malaria-related variables, including intervention data;- Promote and implement activities to strengthen the routine use of surveillance data by the malaria program to inform elimination activities.Provide analytical support to the National Malaria Program, the Department of Epidemiology and the CHAI Country Team to inform malaria elimination:- Collate, organize and merge available data, assessing its quality and suitability for various analyses;- Conduct descriptive analyses of epidemiological and entomological data;- Analyze geographic data with GIS software, including mapping malaria incidence and intervention coverage;- Monitor and evaluate the roll-out of malaria specific interventions;- Work with academic partners and CHAI’s Regional Technical Advisors to conduct hypothesis tests, linear and multiple regressions, spatial analyses and risk mapping;- Translate results to government and non-government partners to support evidence-based decision-making including planning and implementation of malaria activities. Serve as a trusted adviser to the MoH staff on issues related to surveillance and malaria elimination:- Proactively develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations;- Represent CHAI as a technical voice at regular meetings with the Guatemala MoH malaria program and in-country partners;- Participate in research and discussion of topics relevant to the goal of malaria elimination:- Synthesize results and communicate them internally and externally at international venues;- Disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications;- Perform scientific literature review as needed;- Any other tasks identified.
- Collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to reduce last mile stock-outs and improve last mile availability of anti-malarial commodities among Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Health Facilities to enable continuous testing, treatment throughout Haiti but with a focus on the Sud and Grand’Anse departments. - Help shape and monitor CHAI’s Supply Chain related interventions and work plans at central and sub-national levels in Haiti.- Serve as a trusted advisor on Procurement and Supply Chain matters to the CHAI Haiti team and external stakeholders when/where relevant (e.g., government bodies and non-governmental organizations).- Provide technical assistance to the NMCP, the DPMMT (Ministry of Health’s Department of Pharmaceutics & Traditional Medicine) and other stakeholders at central and decentralized levels, in product selection, forecasting and quantification of malaria commodities.- Analyze supply chain management regarding malaria commodities in Grand’Anse and the Sud departments to identify bottlenecks and define an action plan with stakeholders to reduce stock-outs and improve the availability of anti-malarial commodities at both the health facility level, and among CHWs where stock-outs are particularly frequent and prolonged. - Support and promote collaboration between the government and NGOs to standardize supply-chain related mechanisms for training, service delivery, supervision, reporting and monitoring. - Support the development and implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for inventory management and tracking of malaria commodities to ensure continuous availability of malaria commodities at facility and community levels in prioritized communes in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments. - Support efforts to strengthen the functionality and utilization of the LMIS, especially at community health levels. - Support the development and implementation of appropriate systems for monitoring, supervision and coordination to strengthen supply chain practices and personnel performance, especially in prioritized communes in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments- Support capacity-building activities for stakeholders in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments, on product selection, forecasting, quantification, warehousing, inventory control, ordering, waste management, distribution, reporting, and supervision. - Collaborate with the NMCP and stakeholders to monitor and evaluate the performance of the malaria supply chain in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments.- Perform other duties as requested. This may include providing ad-hoc support to CHAI offices in Mesoamerica and the Dominican Republic in relation to supply chain management.
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- Develop a process and timeline 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- Create and maintain a consortium calendar that tracks key deadlines and meetings- Manage team calls and supporting planning and execution of meetings- Act as the key point person representing this project in liaison with commodity suppliers and with global stakeholders (e.g., Roll Back Malaria)Provide 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 at headquarters 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
Process mapping and requirements development- In collaboration with CHAI technical and program teams, scope and identify geographies (across the Americas, Africa, and Asia) and critical management areas that could benefit from improved information organization, quality, timeliness, and availability.- In collaboration with partner government malaria programs and relevant partners, lead the documentation of system processes and data flows, and identify the ideal state for those systems.- Identify critical needs and propose feasible solutions to improve program ability to track key aspects of their programmatic plans and finances. Needs may include improvements to management structures, processes, or technologies, and identification of any significant barriers or risks associated with each solution.- Develop a pragmatic strategy and operational plan to address critical gaps in programmatic and financial tracking.Technology solutions- Conduct a landscape analysis of relevant existing program management and financial tracking solutions in health or business sectors, and determine how these solutions may be adapted to malaria program needs.- Identify appropriate solutions to countries’ short and long-term needs, as well as document adaptations that would be required to meet country specifications.- Identify any potential barriers to adoption for users and strategize how to mitigate them.Project Management and Implementation- In collaboration with CHAI’s health informatics team, select, liaise with, and manage sub-contractors (software developers) to build and configure tools according to the defined requirements and timelines.- Work with malaria control programs, CHAI technical teams, and CHAI regional and country teams to implement recommended management solutions and foster a data culture. Depending on needs identified, the solutions may include improvements to management structures, processes, or technologies.- Develop training materials and help train global and program staff in the use of digital solutions, updated data reporting requirements, as well as establishing best practice SOPs for using this data to improve day-to-day program management.- Support the development of proposals and funding requests as needed to expand the reach of this to new geographies or intensify support where needed.- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Support the design of the methodological framework to forecast malaria metrics and commodities;- Identify, collate and manage available epidemiological, demographics, and commodity datasets and assess suitability for analysis;- Conduct statistical and spatial analyses (descriptive analyses, regressions and other relevant methods) to forecast malaria metrics and commodities needs;- Define modeling questions, conduct simulations, and interpret output of mathematical malaria transmission models to audiences of a variety of backgrounds;- Iterate on geospatial analyses and projections and mathematical modeling to validate analytical outputs;- Translate highly technical findings for a general audience less familiar with statistical methods;- Collaborate with academic groups (i.e. Malaria Atlas Project) and other project partners for the generation of analytical outputs for forecasting malaria metrics and malaria commodities;- Provide high quality guidance on biostatistical inference and apply appropriate analytics methods for analyses related to malaria epidemiology and impact of interventions;- Synthesize results and communicate them through high-quality data visualizations, presentations, reports, and publications to internal and external audiences of a variety of technical backgrounds;- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with relevant CHAI team members, academic institutions, and other partners;- Any other tasks as required.
- Serve as a thought leader, manage and implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;- Proactively review existing evidence and conduct analyses on primary and secondary data to evaluate effectiveness of the current operations, and identify potential approaches or strategies to accelerate progress;- Provide high-quality analytical support to CHAI country teams, government staff, and relevant partners, which includes:- Design (defining research questions, protocol development, survey and sampling design), implementation (formulating training material, training and monitoring survey data collectors), analysis and dissemination of operational research, with a focus on surveillance system assessments- Organize, clean, and integrate primary and secondary epidemiological and spatial datasets- Conduct statistical and spatial analyses- Work directly with governmental staff to better integrate epidemiological, entomological, and programmatic data use and analysis into routine programmatic activities at all levels of the health system- Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities and/or ongoing management of junior staff based across the region;- Contribute to the formulation of annual work plans across multiple countries, and pro-actively ensure the implementation of epidemiology related activities;- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, with support from program managers;- Synthesize results, translate them to national and sub-national government partners, non-technical partners and CHAI teams to support evidence-based decision making, and disseminate findings through high-quality presentations, reports, and publications internally and externally at international venues;- Represent CHAI at external technical meetings, representing the organization to academic/technical partners within the region; and- Any other tasks identified.