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Key responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to: 1) Provide strategic and programmatic support for the design and implementation of in-country work to improve immunization coverage and equity in a sustainable manner- Provide input on the approach needed to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to immunization management systems, in line with the program strategy- Contribute to the design, planning and implementation of high-impact work with CHAI’s local country teams to sustainably transform service delivery in CHAI focus Projects could include:- Diagnose supply- and demand- side service delivery bottlenecks and developing strategies and interventions for improvement; re-design service delivery strategies for reaching unvaccinated children; develop robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks in which to assess impact of interventions; support governments in codifying results for advocacy to affect policy and practice changes; support governments in designing strategies for scale up - Support decision making on new vaccine introductions, robust planning and budgeting for new vaccine rollout, identifying risks to successful introductions, diagnose bottlenecks and designing bottleneck mitigation strategies pre- and post-introduction, identify concrete opportunities and best practices for simultaneously boosting new and routine immunization coverage- Explore and develop cross-country intiatives, for example sharing lessons and ideas between CHAI focus countries and exploring relationships/trends which inform CHAI’s work in several countries- Drive continuous development and effective dissemination and use of programmatic "tool kit", lessons learned, and other know-how related to service delivery across CHAI's vaccines program focus countries. Elements of the tool kits may include, but are not limited to:- Resource allocation and planning of outreach sessions, including “rule of thumb” guidance for estimating resource needs for outreaches from available data (e.g. population distance to facility), especially in instances where bottom-up estimates from facilities or communities are unavailable- Improved global policies and guidelines to ensure better coordination across EPI and MNH programs (e.g. updating of WHO’s Safe Birth Checklist to include HepB birth dose vaccination prior to mother/newborn discharge from health facility)- Technical support (tools, information and lessons learned developed across CHAI’s work) provided to country governments and partners and through global mechanisms that support service delivery and/or new vaccine interventions2) Inform national and global practices and policies related to immunization service delivery - Inform practices & policies based on robust evidence base, insightful analytical perspective, and lessons learned from CHAI and other partners to immunization service delivery and increase coverage & equity- Develop relationships with key stakeholders in relevant areas (ie. Gavi, WHO, UNICEF SD, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH, JSI, Sabin etc.)and establish yourself as a respected and trusted thought leader in this area of focus within CHAI and within the global immunization community- Disseminate CHAI's programmatic insights to the global immunization community to inform policy and practices3) Support the development of CHAI's vaccines program, in collaboration with program and country leadership- Support development of program-wide and country-specific objectives and strategies regarding immunization service delivery- Support scoping and development of new grants- Develop program thought leadership in immunization service delivery to deliver against current and future goals4) Support program and grant management, in collaboration with program and country leadership- Assess progress against overall objectives & milestones in areas of focus and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, action plan going forward, and key risks & opportunities- Assess effectiveness of CHAI's theory of change and approach related to immunization service delivery in focus countries and recommend improvements- Contribute as a member of the global vaccine team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team
1. In collaboration with CHAI country teams, CCL team leadership/members, and regional managers, provide high-value strategic and programmatic support to dramatically improve the performance of country cold chains- Provide critical input on the approaches needed to meet in-country grant and program objectives related to cold chain, in line with the program strategy and model- Support development of both program-wide and country-specific objectives and strategies regarding cold chain, emphasizing ambitious and transformational goals- Contribute to the design, planning and execution of high-impact projects to sustainably transform the vaccines cold chain in CHAI focal countries. Projects could include:- Supporting in-country and global efforts to procure and deploy high-performing cold chain equipment, with a focus on the design and implementation of Gavi’s $250M Gavi Cold Chain Equipment Optimization Platform (CCEOP)- Introducing effective cold chain management systems, with a focus on the routine performance monitoring, maintenance of CCE, and planning for capacity needs- Identifying cold chain network extension strategies that increase access to immunization in under-served and/or low coverage areas- Supporting the piloting of next-generation vaccine carriers and coldboxes, and developing business cases to bring successful products to scale2. Support CHAI’s ability to deliver high-quality and impactful work across diverse operating contexts and content areas- Support the continuous development and effective dissemination of programmatic strategy across CHAI teams, including the development ‘tool kits’, lessons learned, and other know-how related to cold chain- Support the ramp up of new and existing CHAI staff (at both global level and in focus countries) in cold chain topics, leveraging the institutional knowledge from the CHAI vaccines program and new insights developed by the associate3. Inform global practices and policies related to vaccines cold chain- Cultivate robust evidence bases, insightful analytical perspectives, and lessons-learned from CHAI and other partners in order to inform global policies/practices and promote improved cold chain outcomes- Distill CHAI’s programmatic insights into formats that can influence the global immunization community, global policies and country practices beyond CHAI focus countries. This includes supporting CHAI’s participation in key working groups (e.g., EPI manager meetings, ESA regional meetings, Immunization Supply Chain Steering Committee, CCEOP Working Group, TechNet, etc.)- Develop and expand productive relationships with critical global stakeholders (e.g., Gavi, BMGF, UNICEF SD/PD, PATH, JSI, VillageReach) and foster effective exchange of know-how across them4. Support program and grant management (with a focus on vaccines cold chain work) in collaboration with program, regional and country leadership- Assess progress against overall objectives and milestones in focus areas and help prepare high-quality briefings for donors and CHAI management, including achievements to date, action plan going forward, and key risks/opportunities- Working with regional and program management, ensure that progress is properly monitored and evaluated, in line with grant commitments and internal review needs- Contribute as a member of the global vaccine team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, helping identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team
Across countries and projects, the Associate will have the following responsibilities: Software configuration and development (60%)- Configure, update, and thoroughly test DHIS2 core set up, including updates to organisation units, data elements, indicators, data collection forms, and dashboards based on country requirements and feedback from users- Support configuring and comprehensive testing of DHIS2 android applications for country specific configurations- Built scripts for data manipulation and processing to stress test system load, build customizations in DHIS2, run analytics on data integrity, and reproduce system functionality to ensure systems data quality- Support systems integration efforts as needed, primarily between DHIS2 instances, and between DHIS2 and other systems Technology Implementation and Training (30%)- Assist with capacity building for government staff by developing manuals, SOPs, training materials and helping train country staff in the use of information technology- Develop testing templates and lead end to end testing processes of different information systems prior to roll-out- Develop and iterate on data outputs to effectively builddashboards and reports for decision-making Requirements Gathering and System Design (10%)- Work with CHAI regional Health Information teams to understand technological and non-technological requirements for malaria surveillance across epidemiology, vector control, entomology, health promotion, and commodity use cases- Develop coherent and technology-appropriate specifications for meeting user requirements across countries and regions, particularly DHIS2-appropriate specificationsOther responsibilities as needed.
- Cultivate strong relationships with the government -State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and other relevant MDAs - and partners.- Work with SMOH/SPHCDA and CHAI Health Finance team to identify key stakeholders including private sector and partners to engage on development of a sustainability road map for FP commodity financing. - Support the conduct of a detailed fiscal space analysis to identify potential sources of additional funds to enable state governments to meet their immediate financial commitments including funding for FP commodities - Support the development of operational guidelines to inform state led procurement of FP commodities in line with national policy. - Review current systems, processes, tools for budgeting and provide targeted TA to the state governments for budget development, review and defense.- Strengthen engagement between SMOH/SPHCDA and MDAs responsible for review, approval and release of funds.- Build capacity of relevant government officials at applicable state level MDAs for the inclusion of FP commodities in annual budgeting processes and support process mapping for ensuring funds release- Work with SMOH/SPHCDA to establish a system for tracking resource allocations and develop an accountability framework and tracking tool to ensure timely funds release - Analyze KPIs to support effective programmatic decision making.- Support with development of project brief and communication materials - Develop budget and program implementation scenarios- Support development of reports, presentations, complementary analysis as request by the program manager and other Family Planning program staff.- Support the Family Planning Program to generate local market intelligence, develop strategies and draw up proposals to strengthen access to quality and affordable reproductive health services- Support any other tasks as may be required by the Country Director
- Cultivate strong relationships in the Family Planning (FP) space and establish channels of communication and collaboration with government – including Federal Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning - and partners- Work with FMOH and CHAI Health Finance team to identify key stakeholders including private sector and partners to engage on development of a sustainability road map for FP commodity financing.- Support the conduct of a detailed fiscal space analysis to identify potential sources of additional funds to enable federal and state governments to meet their immediate financial commitments- Support the development of operational guidelines to strengthen implementation of the basket funds for FP commodity procurement- Review current systems, processes, tools for budgeting and provide targeted TA to the national and state governments for budget development, review, and defense- Strengthen engagement between FMOH and MDAs responsible for review, approval, and release of funds- Build capacity of relevant government officials at applicable national and state level MDAs for the inclusion of FP commodities in annual budgeting processes and support process mapping for ensuring funds release- Work with FMOH to establish a system for tracking resource allocations and develop an accountability framework and tracking tool to ensure timely funds release- Work with FMOH to strengthen existing systems in place for maintaining visibility of donor and domestic resources for FP commodities- Analyze KPIs to support effective programmatic decision making.- Support with development of project brief and communication materials- Develop budget and program implementation scenarios- Supervise Analyst’s work as needed- Support development of reports, presentations, complementary analysis as request by the program manager and other Family Planning program staff- Support the Family Planning Program to generate market intelligence, develop strategies and draw up proposals to strengthen access to quality and affordable reproductive health services both locally and globally- Support any other tasks as may be required by the Country Director
Overview of In-Country Responsibilities - Strategy and fundraising of the vaccines program in-country- Work with country and global technical staff to develop or update evidence-based and technically sound strategic plans to improve immunization outcomes in-country and to contribute to advancing the immunization agenda globally- Inform CHAI’s global vaccines strategy with priority country needs and insights- Support country fundraising and grant development in line with CHAI’s vaccine strategy, model, competing priorities and capabilities, both at country and global level. - In-country planning of effective immunization programs, building on local and cross-country insights, needs, and capabilities- Support country teams in developing and revising effective priorities, milestones and costed work-plans (at the level of grant, the upcoming year and quarters), and ensure those plans reflect program objectives, funding parameters, CHAI’s programmatic know-how, and synergies across CHAI focus countries- Plan with country management and global technical managers priorities for and high-level allocation of global team support- Support the development and revision of multi-year income allocation across all vaccines work and in alignment with program priorities and funding, including working with country teams to determine annual allocations and identify under- or over-spends- In-country implementation and progress review across entire vaccines program in-country- Ensure global support to country implementation is effective- Work with country program manager, and in conjunction with other relevant global staff, to ensure critical decisions and deliverables reflect the best of CHAI, are taking into account lessons learned from other geographies, global strategies and policies and are made in the spirit of joint accountability- Work with country management to foster effective and collegial collaboration between global and country team members (e.g., regularly monitoring communication and collaboration; promoting good practices and mutual understanding; troubleshooting issues as they arise)- Provide management support for in-country implementation as needed- Support country teams to manage implementation of all ongoing immunization programs, including hiring, staffing, or other general management issues- Work with country management to strengthen management capacity and programmatic expertise as needed- Monitor progress against target results and provide troubleshooting support and redirect efforts as needed- Organize regular joint review of program performance with country and global leadership- Regularly assess progress against targets, identify operational bottlenecks or risks, and work with country and global leadership to strengthen programs as necessary- Work with country teams to develop strong and timely programmatic and financial updates for donor reporting and engage effectively donors.- Contribute to sharing insights and lessons learned with other CHAI countries and with global partners Overview of transversal responsibilities- Engagement between global vaccines delivery team, country teams, and other stakeholders- Streamline communications between global leadership and global staff and country teams, and provide regular updates on opportunities and progress to each- Engage with relevant partners for the countries in the region (notably WHO and UNICEF regional offices, Gavi regional manager) to foster better collaboration and results in-country- Design and implementation of Regional Manager model, in collaboration with global vaccines delivery- Communicate on the role and rationale & value-add within CHAI- Identify improvement opportunities on the role as it is designed and implemented- Develop and regularly update key processes and tools to support regional managers’ effectiveness- Leadership role in the vaccines program, as a key member of the global vaccine management team- Contribute as a member of the global vaccine management team to the effectiveness and collegiality of the team, help identify opportunities and improve CHAI’s vaccines program and team- Represent CHAI and scope of work externally- Role model CHAI values and mission