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- Define the Country Team's overall strategy, develop clear operational plans for execution, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact- Ensure effective implementation and long-term sustainability of CHAI Rwanda’s programs (Nutrition, Health Financing, Hepatitis & Malaria ), including:- Strong design, execution, and monitoring & evaluation- Ensure program results meet/exceed targets aligned with the internal CHAI program strategy and committed to donors- Facilitate knowledge sharing internally and externally to ensure programs are fully leveraging available resources and partnerships- Build and leverage strong effective relationships with key partners and stakeholders, identify and establish additional partnerships as appropriate- Establish robust financial, administrative, and human resource policies and systems, ensuring they are aligned with CHAI global policies- Oversee the financial management of the country program, including monthly cash flow and financial reporting, cash allocations and budget forecasting and planning - Develop and manage program budgets in collaboration with program staff- Support human resources management, including recruitment and management of existing staff- Oversee internal management of the office's daily operations, including contracting with vendors, ensuring compliance with local laws, and interfacing with CHAI's legal and financial teams- Lead and support fundraising efforts, including new program development, budgeting and the development and management of relationships with existing and potential donors- Manage processes for internal and donor reporting- Develop communication materials, make presentations and represent CHAI at public forums- Coordinate efforts with CHAI's partners and establish new partnerships- Maintain appropriate bi-directional communication with CHAI’s Boston office to ensure that CHAI's global capabilities are being fully leveraged- Facilitate communications and coordination between stakeholders- Lead the M&E development and implementation plans of CHAI supported interventions and lead the country team in the preparation of donor reports- Perform other tasks as directed
CHAI is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding planning, health financing, management, analytical and communication skills to serve as a Senior Associate for the Sustainable Health Financing team. CHAI places great value on resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, flexibility, independence, energy, work ethic and humility. Key responsibilities will include, but are not be limited to, the following:- Support CHAI’s health financing work at MoH;- Serve as a strategic and technical advisor to MoH Leadership responding to strategic questions as they arise and advising on strategic policy documents;- Provide day-to-day technical and strategic support to MoH on the overall sustainability of the health system including but not limited to:- Approaches to improve funds mobilization and management, especially through domestic revenue sources and other health financing options to increase the fiscal space;- Conduct research, analytics and reports on strategies to improve pooling of risks and funds, srategic purchasing reforms related to benefit package optimization and prioritization, provider contracting, tariff setting, provider payment mechanisms and referral process as needed by the MoH.- Develop and deliver data-driven analyses, concept notes, and presentations to inform strategy and evidence-based decisions, including but not limited to:- Sustainability analyses to assess funding gaps to deliver quality healthcare services;- Strategies to close funding gaps in alignment with the Health Financing Strategic Plan;- Resource forecasts and health system costings t used to quantify funding gaps;- Opportunities to engage the private sector.- Support the Ministry of Health with the implementation of the Health Financing Strategic Plan and support development of partner coordination tools to achieve the goals of the plan;- Develop strong working relationships with Ministry counterparts;- Assist in building capacity at different levels of the Ministry of Health;- Participate in and contribute to relevant workshops/meetings with stakeholders;- Support efforts to scope and pursue other health financing needs and opportunities towards the goals of UHC, including strategies to improve equity, quality of service delivery and financial protection, through government and partner consultation;- Pro-actively identify and support risk mitigation to ensure proper implementation of the work;- Other responsibilities as guided by the supervising Senior Program Manager.
The government of Rwanda has developed the National Strategy for Health Professions Development (NSHPD) 2020-2030, a 10-year plan to strengthen and expand the Rwandan health workforce though improved and expanded pre-service training. The strategy outlines national health workforce targets for 33 cadres of providers, and the necessary inputs to training institutions to scale up enrollment and graduation to meet those targets. The government has created a Human Resources for Health Secretariat (HRH Secretariat) to manage implementation of the strategy. The HRH Secretariat has requested CHAI’s support to set up the Secretariat team and functions, and initiate implementation of the NSHPD. CHAI is seeking a highly motivated individual with outstanding technical skills to assist the Secretariat as it transitions from strategy development to implementation. This role requires managerial capabilities to lead a CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team; manage day-to-day CHAI team program activities; and play a key role in relationship building with key stakeholders across the Rwandan government, education sector, INGOs, and academic partners in support of the NSHPD. The CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team will work very closely with the HRH secretariat to ensure that essential functions are developed, and capacity built in the secretariat to independently manage routine operations of implementing the NSHPD. The Program Manager should have the technical skills to advise, design, oversee, co-implement and directly provide technical assistance to the HRH Secretariat not limited to the design and implementation of data collection and analysis processes, operational planning and costing, measurement and evaluation systems, intervention design for health worker training, and governance of health workforce development systems. The desired candidate must be able to multi-task effectively and have experience project managing multiple work streams and delegating responsibilities to staff effectively. Candidates should also have experience managing relationships with high level government stakeholders and ideally will have worked in the field of health professional education or health workforce planning. Successful candidates must have a passion for results, a commitment to excellence, and a demonstrated capacity to work in high-stress environments. This position will report to the CHAI Rwanda Country Director or designate and will coordinate with the Health Workforce Global Team. This position is based in Kigali, Rwanda with some national and very limited international travel. Key Responsibilities: Program Management- Develop a workplan to organize CHAI’s efforts to support the government and manage that work plan in a dynamic fashion- Build and manage the CHAI Rwanda Health Workforce team to support the HRH Secretariat- Develop briefing documents and information dissemination products as needed- Manage CHAI team budget and expenditure- Develop and oversee execution of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the CHAI team- Proactively identify and mitigate any risks that is related to this program- Become a member of CHAI Rwanda Management team and actively participate and contribute to the development of the CHAI Rwanda office- Identify areas where support is needed, plan for and design the programmatic support- Other responsibilities as assigned by the CHAI Rwanda office leadership team and the governmentTechnical Assistance- Provide and manage internal and external technical inputs on all program activities- Provide strategic direction and technical oversight to data collection and analysis activities as requested- Assist the HRH Secretariat to develop a team and update its costed operational plan- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop a measurement and evaluation plan, supervising staff who whose work will include developing the strategy, design, and tools needed to manage and implement the plan at the request of the Secretariat- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop interventions for additional health workforce cadres including design of data collection and analysis tools, facilitation of planning meetings, computation of inputs, translating inputs to needed interventions, and offering guidance and clear recommendations to stakeholders- Advise the HRH Secretariat and government stakeholders on governance issues related to health worker training and deployment, including facilitation of stakeholder consultations, data analysis to support policy recommendations, and development of policy documents and presentations needed to implement recommended strategiesResource Mobilization- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop and implement an effective resource mobilization strategy including donor research and scoping, developing a database to log prospective donors, and track potential and committed funding against program budgets, advising on fundraising strategy and developing concepts, budgets, and proposals needed to implement the strategy- Assist the secretariat to identify, develop and maintain strong relationships with potential and existing donorsSupport the development of proposals to solicit resources for the government- Manage grant submission process including narrative and budget development- Complete donor reports and filing as necessary for various grantsRelationship Management- Serve as the CHAI focal point for engagement in the NSHPD- Understand government requirements for support and coordinate CHAI’s efforts to meet those requests- Effectively engage and manage relationships with key government and training institution stakeholders- Represent CHAI in government meetings as requested- Develop, maintain, and facilitate strong working relationships with existing/new academic partners- Support the HRH Secretariat to develop and execute MoUs and contracts with academic partners- Troubleshoot academic partner programmatic and administrative issues with local stakeholdersLeadership, Administration & Operations- Create an environment of continuous learning, where staff are encouraged, supported to grow and develop, and are willing to be held accountable for their commitments- Support the CD in promoting culture that is inclusive and welcoming- Develop and maintain efficient and effective systems, and ensure compliance with CHAI Rwanda Policies, procedures and guidelines by holding the team accountable to enhance the smooth running of the program,- Provide input towards development of the Country budget and budget re-forecasts, with participation of operational and program teams in CHAI Rwanda- Address staff Safety and Security matters in collaboration with Safety Point Person (SPP)- Coordinate with the Human Resources department to ensure full compliance with the applicable laws of Rwanda- Other responsibilities as needed
CHAI currently seeks two Health Economists to work with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to think through and implement strategic reforms in the design, implementation and management decisions of the Community Based Health Insurance (CBHI) Scheme to improve the sustainability of the scheme. The Health Economists will be seconded to RSSB to work on a day to day basis with the Director of the Insurance schemes and will report technically to the Deputy Director General Benefits. He or she will build capacity within the RSSB to generate evidence through data analysis that informs key decisions and revisions to policy decisions. This position offers a unique opportunity to work closely with government leadership on the government’s priority agenda of Universal Health Coverage. The Health Economists will be responsible for providing direct support to the Deputy Director General Benefits at RSSB on his priorities including; (i) supporting implementation of health technology assessments (ii) building capacity in RSSB and of relevant stakeholders to use evidence to inform key decisions and management through research, assessment and analyses.- Provide direct technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and partners to work on HTA, evidence synthesis, health benefits packages and clinical guidelines and ensure value for money and quality in service delivery.- Provide guidance to the RSSB/CBHI on research methodologies and assessment protocols to maximize linkages to ongoing work and contribute to the writing, editing, and publishing of reports and peer reviewed articles as relevant; prepare presentations and policy briefs- Conduct and build capacity for innovative qualitative and quantitative analyses that link complex datasets such as patient records and CBHI claims data- Participate in meetings, technical working groups and maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with various partners and stakeholders- Work with other departments to promote the adoption of analytical principles within RSSB - Coordinate efforts among multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of answers to the policy questions- Other responsibilities as needed
- Provide input into policy documents including but not limited to national laboratory policies and strategic plans, quality improvement plans including accreditation schemes- Support assessment of technical resources and operational requirements in the laboratory network- - Support development of strategies and implementation plans based on outputs from PPP feasibility, DNO and SRS studies and for scale-up of piloted system strengthening activities- - Support the MOH in adoption of WHO guidelines for diagnostics- - Support national quantification exercises for diagnostics equipment and supplies- Support planning and implementation of technical and programmatic training and mentoring, including revision of training and mentoring materials, tracking training gaps and progress- Support in setting up of a data management system for reporting and results delivery and its integration into existing routine data management processes and systems, such as the country’s health information management system (HMIS)- - Develop materials and document internal updates to share with other CHAI team members, highlight opportunities for integration and coordination across work streams wherever possible- Conduct literature reviews and research activities as needed, and undertake other duties related to improving diagnostics access- Other responsibilities as needed