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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.
CHAI seeks a highly-motivated individual with strong problem-solving, analytical, and communication skills to work as a Associate for the Oxygen Program based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Oxygen Associate will provide direct support to the Ministry of Health to support efforts that will rapidly increase the availability of oxygen at health facilities nationwide, and enhance the country's ability to respond effectively to COVID-19. The Associate will work together with the Department of Healthcare and Rehabilitation, MoH, to strengthen medical oxygen delivery mechanisms throughout Lao PDR and ensure preparedness for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. This will include support on the planning and facilitation of trainings, assisting with partner coordination meetings, conducting supervision visits to health facilities, capacity building, and other support as needed. The role will require 10-20% domestic travel. Key responsibilities of the Oxygen Associate include, but are not limited to:- Support the development and refinement of the Oxygen program’s strategic initiatives, ensuring ongoing alignment with the MOH strategic goals and priorities- Support Ministry of Health staff to ensure continuous availability of oxygen gas and oxygen delivery systems at all hospitals- Support the Ministry of Health to prepare for and deliver report and meetings necessary to the project as part of the capacity building of government staff- Collaborate with internal CHAI teams to facilitate access to key information and stakeholders, provide updates, and leverage core competencies of the variousCHAI teams- Leverage quantitative tools and platforms to conduct qualitative and quantitative exercises to estimate Oxygen needs in Lao PDR and analyze survey results from the National Oxygen Biomedical Equipment Tool- Prepare analysis and build tools to support Oxygen investment case and roadmap for Lao PDR. - Establish collaborative relationships with the MOH, partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders- Support the team’s administrative tasks and other responsibilities as assigned by manager
Key responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to: Strategic and Programmatic Support- Support the development and refinement of the vaccines program’s strategic initiatives, ensuring ongoing alignment with the MOH strategic goals and priorities- Support strengthening of leadership, management and coordination of MCHC by analyzing and identifying locally relevant mechanisms, improving program planning, management and execution as well as building capacity of key personnel of the MOH- Provide analytical support particularly in areas of immunization financing, costing, budgeting, scenario modeling and any other quantification support as needed- Support the development of clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact- Contribute to proposal development needed for future program development- Develop influential presentation materials that work for varying audiences- Support the Program Manager to develop and manage work plans, budgets, schedules and logistics plans for key activitiesStakeholder Coordination- Collaborate with government to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, identify the most critical hurdles to scale-up, and develop innovative strategies to address them.- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs and within CHAI, and ensure maximum coordination and best use of resources and effort for successful implementation and scale-up- Collaborate with internal CHAI global and country teams to facilitate access to key information and stakeholders, provide updates, and leverage core competencies of the various CHAI teamsDonor Relationship Management- Support coordination with donor organizations to provide progress updates, performance metrics, and other reporting requirements- Support program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership- Perform other duties that may be assigned by country leadership