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Working in close collaboration with the CHAI ID cluster team and MoH, the Senior Associate will: HIV Testing Services (HTS) Strengthening• Serve as a trusted technical advisor to the MoH on a range of HTS strengthening issues, enabling MoH to mobilize more resources into the HIV response and ensure effective implementation.• Work with Ministry of Health and partners to develop effective, evidence based national annual HIVST targets through creation of testing/linkage models that will evaluate the optimal mix of testing modalities. • Strengthen national planning through supporting the Ministry of Health develop an optimized national scale up plan for HIVST to select high risk populations.• Supporting MoH to translate identified HTS targets into national strategy, taking into consideration the implementation, monitoring, and financial resource requirements.• Support designing of M&E tools necessary to improve the use of data for decision making. This work will include the development of indicators and methodologies to track the uptake of HIVST and linkage to confirmatory testing and treatment or prevention services. • Strengthen the capacity of program management and coordination of efforts for effective implementation of an optimized HTS program by working with Ministry of Health and partners. Oxygen Ecosystems• Assisting the MoH in routine monitoring, review, and utilization of data for programmatic decision making.• Work with MoH and partners to map and quantify all COVID 19 commodities including Oxygen supplies based on annual national treatment targets.• Take lead in costing of commodities and supply chain plans using carefully assessed assumptions and fine-tuned models. • Strengthen national planning through supporting the MoH to routinely collect, analyze and review data on commodity consumption through participation in the supply chain core group. The Senior Associate will play a significant role in conceptualizing COVID 19 supply chain dashboards for MoH utilization to facilitate ease of data visualization and programmatic decision-making. • Support in designing of additional tools necessary to improve the use of data for decision making, including design of data collection tools, leading data collection, managing and analyzing data sets, and presentation of analyses to support decision-making for all programs in the ID Cluster.• Share global market intelligence with key supply chain decision-makers to help inform a sustainable supply of products. • Support ID cluster team to provide quantitative updates on grant performance and progress to the donor as requested.• Identify best practices and synergies across the cluster and enhance knowledge management within the cluster.• Any other duties as assigned.
- Support development of a detailed commodity introduction and scale up plan, proactively seeking input from relevant stakeholders into the plan.- Work with MOH to coordinate partners to ensure adherence to and implementation of the introduction and scale up plan.- Support development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning plan for product introduction, including conducting routine field supervision visits, data collection, and routine data analysis of national and program data.- Support review of national service delivery guidelines, training materials and reference manuals to integrate new FP products.- Support/coordinate provider trainings and mentorships as required by closely working with MOH and district coordinators.- Develop and implement strategies to strengthen data management and supply chain systems at national, district and facility levels.- Creatively analyze and visualize data and develop presentations, progress reports, and other knowledge products to share successes and challenges met during product introduction and scale up.- Support Family Planning commodity annual quantification exercises as needed.- Work with MOHP and other stakeholders to identify available resources, analyze funding gaps and mobilize resources to fund national plan.- Coordinate closely with MOH and partners on product introduction taskforces.- Support the Senior Program Manager in the development of work plans, reports and other program deliverables.- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Manager.
Based within the CHAI Health Systems Strengthening cluster, the Program Assistant will provide administrative support to the CHAI Sustainable Health Financing team in the execution of the team’s workplan. Responsibilities include but not limited to:- Work closely with the CHAI Sustainable Health Financing team and government counterparts to plan, schedule, and organize activities- Lead preparation of activity budgets and ensure timely liquidation of all activities once completed, in line with CHAI and donor best practices and policies for sound financial management- Lead activity logistics in collaboration with the CHAI Finance and Operations teams, including disbursing allowances to meeting participants and ensuring that services such as venue hire, conferencing, printing, etc. are available for activities as relevant- Support drafting of meeting reports and other required documentation for donor reporting as needed- Maintain an effective and cordial relationship with government counterparts- Provide regular progress updates, including identifying and proactively flagging any emerging challenges in activity implementation for joint solution-finding- Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Program Manager, Sustainable Health Financing
COVID-19 community testing operational research- Support drafting of operational research protocols in readiness for IRB review- Support drafting of study protocols when new diagnostic products come into market and require evaluation- Oversee data collection for ongoing operational research for COVID-19- Conduct analysis of operational research and program data to achieve monitoring, evaluation, and research objectives- Present study and program data to in-country stakeholders and support dissemination at international platforms when required- Organize trainings and create monitoring tools for studies in order to ensure the highest quality of personnel and data- Support mentorship activities at testing sites to enhance data quality and availability- Support quantification and forecasting of commodities for scale up of diagnostics services- Support COVID-19 testing activities in-country including introduction of new testing kits and lab network optimizationAfrica Health Diagnostics Project (AHDP)- Develop scoping, capacity assessment, and gap analysis tools for diagnostics services in Malawi- Conduct data collection, cleaning, analysis and reporting for AHDP project- Conduct stakeholder engagements required to establish a possible public-private partnership agreement in the diagnostics landscape in Malawi- Organize meetings with MoHP to develop a governance model for implementation and oversight of future projects- Organize review meetings and prepare materials to present the progress of the project at all stagesCross-cutting activities- Attend policy meetings and prepare presentations for the ministry and partners- Provide impartial advice to the MoHP on policy and technological issues relating to viral load testing, linkage to treatment, point of care and other general diagnostics topics- Liaise with CHAI’s global Laboratory Services Team (LST) on programmatic and policy issues- Liaise with other CHAI Malawi teams to ensure that Malawi diagnostics programming integrates into CHAI’s broader work on increasing patient access to services and reducing mortality- Work to improve the public health system in Malawi by increasing access to care for all patients and ensuring long-term sustainability- Support resource mobilization efforts for COVID-19 testing and other relevant diagnostics topics- Attend to other duties as requested by the management team
Reporting to the Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening, this position will work in close collaboration with the MoH to strengthen HIV and COVID-19 financing systems in Malawi, strengthen the capacity of MoH, NAC, and other stakeholders. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: - Work closely with the MoH Department of HIV/AIDS, Department of Planning and Policy Development, and the Program Implementation Unit to strengthen financial management for the GFATM grants and other HIV funding streams.- Develop tools and guidelines to monitor the budget and expenditures on a regular basis to improve the absorption rates of GFATM, Gavi and other funding for HIV and COVID-19.- Support the Program Implementation Unit to fully operationalize its updated financial management and procurement manual and Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) through designing required tools and processes alongside capacity building of PIU and civil society organizations (CSOs).- Support the HIV Prevention Dialogue Committee and Technical Working Group (TWG) to discuss evidence informed priorities and financing.- Support the National Aids Commission to finalize and cost the forthcoming HIV Prevention Strategy 2020-2025 and develop a costed HIV NSP and Prevention implementation plan and strengthening in-country coordination mechanisms to monitor implementation of the NSP and Prevention Strategy.- Support the MoH/NAC in the implementation of the HIV prevention NSP priorities while collaborating with other stakeholders/ projects with common objectives.- Develop strategies for building capacity of national stakeholders to routinely undertake costing and prioritization exercises and embed a capacity building approach across the above activities.- Work closely with the NAC and DHA to identify and develop tools to improve ability to effectively coordinate and manage the HIV response as per the goals and objectives included in the HIV NSP.- Provide support to the District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) to strengthen sub-national and multi-sectoral district coordination mechanisms for HIV prevention alongside COVID-19.- Support the MoH to develop evidence-based policies and linkage systems to HIV prevention programs as well as support integration of HIV prevention M&E tools into the regular broader HIV tools.- Support the MoH to strengthen the data pipeline for COVID-19 commitments and expenditures from partners and government to enable efficient allocation of resources and targeted resource mobilization towards unfunded priorities in the national response plan.- Develop SoPs and guidelines for planning, budgeting, and management of public health emergency funds at both national and district level.- Support fund raising and resource mobilization activities/effort as assigned by immediate supervisor.- Work closely with the program team in the development of annual workplan, implement program activities as per the workplan and write a report.- Support other CHAI teams in:- Routine supply chain monitoring, review, and utilization of data for programmatic decision making;- Working with MoH and partners to map and quantify all COVID 19 commodities;- Costing of COVID-19 commodities and supply chain plans using carefully assessed assumptions and fine-tuned models;- Strengthening national planning through supporting the MoH to routinely collect, analyze and review data on COVID-19 commodity consumption through participation in the supply chain core group;- Designing of additional supply chain tools necessary to improve the use of data for decision making, including design of data collection tools, leading data collection, managing and analyzing data sets, and presentation of analyses to support decision-making.- Perform any other duties assigned by the Technical Advisor, Health System Strengthening.