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CHAI is seeking a highly entrepreneurial individual to support the Ministry of Health’s National HIV Program to develop new ARV and OI guidelines for 2021 to replace the previous version developed in 2017, with tasks including but not limited to:- Support workshop to update the guidelines and training tools/materials- Facilitate graphic design and printing process for the updated guidelines- Develop new ARV and OI guidelines to treat people living with HIV (PLHIV)- Ensure comments and suggestions from the team at the National HIV Program are addressed or incorporated into the updated guidelines- Facilitate the graphic design and printing process of the updated guidelines- Provide support to the National HIV Program to organize meetings, trainings, workshops, and development of tools/materials for Point of Care facilitiesThe Consultant can complete the project remotely.
• 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).• Contribute to global strategy development to identify high impact areas for gender equity in CHW and malaria programming, and support country-level implementation of these plans.• 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.
- Work together with the CHAI Laos Country Management Team to further refine CHAI’s overall strategy within the program area that are aligned with the Ministry of Health goals- Develop clear operational plans for execution and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact- Support development and maintenance of high-quality data management systems; compile, synthesize and analyze data to inform the development of assessments, training materials, reports and other materials to ensure effective program execution - Help cultivate a culture of data-use by strengthening usage and analysis of data by the government and the quality of data inputs- Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort- Work together with the MOH teams at the National HIV and TB programs and CHAI global teams on executing project strategy, including supporting:- - Development of roll-out plans for optimal products, development of training materials, work plans, budgets, and other program materials to support the uptake of optimal products- Quantification of commodity needs and creation of procurement plans- Scale-up of the MOH Integrated Supply Chain strategy, including the development of an integrated distribution plan for TB and HIV products - Strengthening or development of monitoring tools and management dashboards to ensure data is utilized for strategic decision making and planning- Ensuring planning and resources are targeted towards addressing programmatic gaps- Supporting the programs with ongoing planning from donor transition- Skills transfer and government ownership- Undertake any other duties as requested by the Senior Program Manager or Country Director
Working together with and supported by the CHAI Lao PDR Laboratory Systems Program Manager and Program Officer and CHAI’s Global Laboratory Team, the Senior Associate will: Technical Expertise- Conduct national assessment of laboratory capacity to identify gaps and opportunities for laboratory systems strengthening investments, in collaboration with MoH and other health partners- Provide technical assistance to laboratory systems strengthening and improvement of laboratory support systems as per workplan agreed with MoH (e.g. supply chain management, lab information system and effective use of DHIS2, Ag-RDT quality assurance program, specimen transportation)- Transfer laboratory knowledge and skills (laboratory quality management, laboratory biosafety and biosecurity, equipment maintenance and calibration, quality testing at the point-of-care) to MoH laboratory staff- Support adoption and uptake of current and novel diagnostic tools, e.g. antigen tests, self-sampling and self-testsStakeholder Coordination- Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Laboratory space, including with the Ministry of Health, subnational level laboratories and testing sites and health partners and other relevant actors that play a role on diagnostics and testing services particularly on HIV, TB, COVID-19 and Malaria- Support communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders’ efforts to ensure coordination and successful execution of laboratory strengthening efforts- Work closely with the CHAI Global Laboratory Team to enlist support, capture and disseminate emerging best practicesPerform other duties that may be assigned by country leadership.
In partnership with and at the request of the Ministry of Health, working together with and supported by the EOC & Oxygen Team, the Associate will provide the targeted support in strengthen coordination in following areas:- Support the COVID-19 Logistics Committee to strengthen the collaboration between key internal and external logistics stakeholders to avoid and eliminate possible duplication of commodity support.- Maintain the COVID-19 Logistics Estimation and Modeling Tool in response to the emerging epidemiological situation by collaborating with the key departments/centers/hospitals. This Excel-based tool provides minimum and maximum stock quantity estimations for critical commodity requirements at central, provincial, and district warehouses and health facilities. This tool also enables the continuous tracking of pledges and good received and distribution requirements based on needs.- Support the COVID-19 Logistics Committee and key departments and centers in ensuring commodity needs and gaps are clear, and to coordinate donor support, including the process of coordinating, maintaining, regularly updating, and sharing the COVID-19 logistic master lists to both internal and external stakeholders.- Support Development Partner and MOH Coordination, including the development of monthly stock status and need updates and supporting coordination as needed between the committee and donors/stakeholders.- Update the stock monitoring and distribution planning processes based on the 2021-2022 COVID-19 logistic estimates, including support for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, by strengthening command and coordination between central and sub-national COVID-19 logistic committee on stock availability at the sub-national level.- Support sub-national visibility into COVID-19 equipment and supplies by mapping the central and sub-national COVID-19 item distribution processes and stakeholders and identifying improvements. Ensuring information is available for critical stakeholders and feeds into the existing coordination mechanism to avoid duplication and to rapidly address gaps in essential commodities.- Othre responsibilities as needed.Deliverables 2021L- Develop and regularly maintain a live version of the COVID-19 logistic gaps and needs, accessible to internal and external stakeholders- Develop the short-term process and central tool for tracking/monitoring the laboratory products received and distributed in alignment with the defined national gaps and needs, since laboratory items are tracked separately by NCLE and haven’t been integrated into the national LMIS system (mSupply)- Technical report summarizing 2021 progress and challenges
- Work alongside government counterparts to ensure that Nutrition programmatic products are integrated into the national supply chain system, including the inventory management system at the national and provincial warehouses- Support the strengthening of the central and provincial Supply Chain Integration Teams to include nutrition and other relevant program staff- Assist the central and provincial supply chain integration teams to create and execute their integration workplan, including assisting with monthly meetings, reviewing data and completing site visits to support MOH staff capacity building- Support regular MOH staff utilization of the electronic medicine inventory management system, and support the team to troubleshoot any challenges with the system- Build capacity of MOH staff at central and provincial levels to conduct routine analysis of monthly stock reports, create dashboard for nutrition program and support the development of quality data review- Identify supply chain challenges and help create action plans to address them together with central and provincial health staff- Coordinate and plan logistics for meetings and team travel schedules- Support written and verbal translation between English and Lao, specifically communication of technical processes, to support effective communication with government staff and other stakeholders- Manage reconciliation of finance for program trainings, meetings and travel- Perform other tasks as necessary
- Perform administrative duties as needed for CHAI including answering phones, running errands, maintaining office supplies, scanning, copying and filing documents, writing invitation letters, etc.- Support processing for work permit, visa letter, and related documents for international staff- Collect vendor quotations for low-value procurements- Book and arrange hotel, transport, flights, meeting room, etc.- Conduct anti-terrorist and watchlist screenings of all vendors- Create, and submit financial requests and reconciliations for Operations Team Expenses- Assist translation in Lao and English- Serve as an assistant to the program staff- Other relevant and related tasks and duties as assigned
- Work with national malaria staff and CHAI country teams to optimize and cost national malaria program strategies through building Excel-based budget models;- Conduct costing, cost optimization, and financial analyses to identify resource gaps and prioritize activities based on cost-effectiveness;- Support Ministries of Health in drafting strategies for sustainably eliminating malaria and transitioning away from donor financing, by forecasting future funding gaps, mapping and assessing funding opportunities (both innovative and traditional), and working with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, and other partners, to integrate and/or absorb donor-funded malaria interventions to achieve sustainability;- Develop new funding proposals in collaboration with national governments;- Support governments to meet Global Fund requests and satisfy application and implementation requirements for access and distribution of funding for malaria, including budget development and re-programming, quarterly work planning and budgeting at sub-national level, and performance reporting;- Support national malaria programs to streamline financial planning, disbursement, and tracking processes to reduce impediments to implementation;- Identify key financial management impediments to programmatic goals and work with donors and country governments to devise targeted solutions to address them;- Assist national and sub-national government administrations to strengthen routine project management and planning processes to ensure effective implementation;- Collaborate with CHAI country teams, country governments, and domestic and international donors to improve financial and program management structures and processes;- Draft presentations and reports for internal and external stakeholders related to malaria financing work in target countries;- Facilitate knowledge sharing between country teams in the region to ensure coordination; and share best practice;- Travel to remote regions with limited infrastructure and medical care; and- Other responsibilities as needed.