Reporting to the Technical Advisor, Sustainable Health Financing, the Associate will work in close collaboration with selected District Health Management Teams in the Southern Region of Malawi to strengthen health sector financing, planning and coordination at the district level and translate results to national level. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:- Serve as a trusted technical assistant to District Health Management Teams on a broad range of health financing and systems strengthening issues, enabling districts to plan, allocate and utilize resources equitably, effectively and efficiently.- Facilitate the implementation of government planning, budgeting, and donor coordination processes and tools to improve efficiency and joint accountability as well as revise/ develop new tools where necessary.- Assess health systems bottlenecks at district level and work with government to design solutions.- Build government capacity on evidence-based planning, public financial management, and effective management of external funding by delivering targeted training and skills development.- Support the implementation and monitoring of District Implementation Plans through joint reviews with donors and selection of core health indicators to track progress.- Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and toolkits to promote the sustainability and institutionalization of planning and partner coordination processes.- Work across districts to share lessons learned and build a community of practice for mutual learning and capacity-building on evidence-based planning and translating these lessons back to national level.- Build strategic relationships and facilitate meetings with government, donors and external stakeholders to drive operational and policy changes.- Proactively suggest process improvements on planning and budgeting for adoption at the national level.- Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the Technical Advisor, Sustainable Health Financing.
- Work with MOHP and other relevant stakeholders to assess cervical cancer screening and treatment capacity.- Coordinate and manage distribution of HPV testing commodities and portable treatment devices by developing distribution plans and monitoring deployment.- Organize provider trainings on HPV testing, thermal ablation and LEEP devices by planning and budgeting, organizing logistics, liaising with stakeholders, and working with the operations team to make any necessary arrangements.- Organize and support mentorship, device maintenance and adverse event monitoring activities.- Work with MOHP to map existing referral pathways and design and implement an effective patient tracking system.- Provide follow up support to project implementing sites through regular supportive supervision and field visits.- Support the review of national guidelines, treatment protocols and training materials to integrate updates on screening and treatment of cervical cancer.- Collect and monitor data at program sites to feed in to program and donor reports.- Support the evaluation, write up and dissemination of implementation lessons across the project sites by supporting data collection, analysis and developing presentations.- Closely work with civil society and government channels and engage them in program development and demand creation activities for secondary prevention.- Develop strong working relationships and collaborate closely with key stakeholders at project sites for the implementation of activities.- Communicate on progress of the program on a regular basis.- Represent CHAI at stakeholder and district meetings where necessary.- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
Working in close collaboration with the MoHP, the Program Manager will:- Serve as a trusted technical assistant to the MoHP on a range of HTS strengthening issues, enabling MoHP to mobilize more resources into the HIV response and ensure effective implementation.- Work with MoHP 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 MoHP develop an optimized national scale up for HIVST to select high risk populations; the national scale up plan should translate identified targets into national strategy, taking into consideration, implementation, monitoring, and financial resource requirements.- Liaise with implementing partners and the MoHP to evaluate existing M&E systems and support design of M&E tools necessary to improve the use of data for decision making. This work may include the development of indicators and methodologies to track the uptake of HIVST and linkage to confirmatory testing and treatment or prevention services.- Work with MoHP to identify resource needs and subsequently strengthen resource allocation, mobilization, and coordination efforts to enable program scale-up and sustainability.- Strengthen the capacity of program management and coordination of efforts for effective implementation and of an optimized HTS program by working with MoHP and partners.- Drive internal strategic planning and coordinating activities, communication, and deliverables within the Malawi country office, global team, and across several country teams.- Manage the program budget, and oversee communication and reporting requirements internally and for program donors.- Other responsibilities as needed