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Provide technical support including but not limitedto:- Developing and maintaining a strong understanding of the malaria diagnosis and treatment landscape within GMS; and serve as a trusted adviser to CHAI country teams and national malaria programs on issues related to case management;- Identifying high priority opportunities to improve the quality and coverage of malaria diagnosis and treatment across public, private and community sectors through scoping exercises and review of routine data;- Develop technical expertise in diagnosis and treatment tools and interventions relevant to the GMS, and stay updated on latest global guidance and research through technical working groups, publications, meetings; to advise country teams and governments;- Developing and supporting the implementation of M&E plans for CHAI and government case management and tools to include collection, analysis, interpretation and use of appropriate indicators across GMS;- Ensuring documentation and dissemination of topics related to malaria case management and/or supply chain management activities and results through technical reports, presentations, policy briefs, and publications; - Generating, synthesizing and translating evidence (i.e., via surveys, literature reviews, routine data analysis) to inform government and partner policy and programmatic decision making;Working in close coordination with CHAI Community Health Worker (CHW) Associate to support the malaria programs with activities related to CHW case management, allocation, financing and integration. In close collaboration with CHAI’s country and global teams, NMCPs and other stakeholders, provide operational and implementation support including but not limited to:- Expanding access to and effectiveness of community case management networks through targeted and context specific strategies - Developing materials for health care workers, including SOPs and updated training curriculum to improve adherence to national guidelines;- Designing and implementing strategies and detailed plans to address gaps in availability and access to case management services; - Drafting and/or updating of national guidelines related to diagnosis and treatment, quality assurance and control for medicines and diagnostics; - Designing strategies, plans and tools for the integration of case management and supply chain information into malaria surveillance systems;- Facilitating regular coordination with country teams, NMCPs and key partners on ongoing country activities and priorities.Provide support for project and grant management, and regional coordination, including but not limited to: - Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations, and academic partners, with support from Regional Manager;- Support grant management and donor reporting for the region, and work alongside country teams to develop programmatic updates;- Any other tasks identified.
- Serve as a thought partner, manage and implement analytical projects related to malaria epidemiology, intervention and surveillance, as required;- 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- Organize, clean, and integrate primary and secondary epidemiological and spatial datasets;- Conduct statistical and spatial analyses using various types of data, including demographic and census data, patient and health facility surveillance data, travel history and human mobility data, amongst others. Analysis will include, but is not limited to basic statistics, descriptive analysis and simple regression, developing and interpreting malaria risk maps and stratifications;- 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- Developing and implementing M&E for CHAI and program activities, including monitoring and evaluating the implementation of relevant malaria interventions; and surveillance system assessments- Supporting institutionalization of data reviews at all levels, including the development of data collection tools and dashboards (e.g. Tableau, etc.)- Provide technical supervision, training and ad-hoc programmatic support to staff members involved in epidemiological activities, for example providing support to analytical content (e.g. data management best practices, online data collection tools) and surveillance strengthening activities (e.g. improved data quality and use);- 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;- Developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders across government and non-governmental organizations, and academic partners, with support from Technical Advisor;- Any other tasks identified.
This work will include supporting government programs in strengthening capacity to manage geospatial data, managing multiple complex stakeholders, driving rigorous implementation plans, designing deployment guidelines and resources, capturing and sharing lessons learned across countries, and supporting countries on use of geospatial information to enhance malaria control activities. A successful candidate will need to possess exceptional communication, organizational, and management skills as well as be able to work independently to drive implementation in complex environments and have deep personal commitment to producing results. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities including resourcefulness, tenacity, independence, patience, humility, and strong work ethic. Responsibilities: Cultivate opportunities to implement a CGR in Myanmar (70%)- Engage the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and in country stakeholders to promote and develop a vision for the geo-enablement of their health information systems.- Draft a detailed country assessment and implementation plan to inform the deployment of a CGR and capacity building to manage geospatial data in a CGR.- Support the deployment, technical setup, and population of the CGR, including the integration of MoHS information systems with the CGR and set-up of long term maintenance systems- Support the generation of master lists of health-related geo-objects to serve as a source of truth across government programs. Develop or update standard operating procedures as needed to use the data in the CGR for public health activities.- Support the creation and development of interoperability standards across systems.Development of implementation guidelines and advocacy material for deployment of a CGR in other countries (20%)- Capture lessons learned from country implementations including user needs, implementation best practices, and M&E results.- Manage and develop resources to enable rapid deployment of a CGR including user testing protocols, SOPs for data collection and management, support system guidelines training collateral, hosting and maintenance options- Support the development of an online knowledge base for the CGR including a resource hub and global sandbox environment to facilitate demonstrations of the CGR platform- Develop communications materials and participate in relevant global meetings to advocate for the use and deployment of a CGR to support public health initiatives including malaria elimination- Engage global stakeholders and multilateral agencies on opportunities to strengthen global geospatial information management through the deployment of a CGRProject management and operational support (10%)- Update project team and partners on implementation progress- Operational support for other Health informatics initiatives in the Greater Mekong Subregion as needed