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- Support the monitoring of combination prevention program performance and outcomes, starting with PrEP, including monthly data collection, analysis, and reporting/presentation internally, to government and other partners, and donors.- Analysis and quantification of implementation trends by districts and provinces.- Conducting routine field supervision visits, and support the review and facilitation of M&E trainings and engagements- Support NDoH with implementation and monitoring of the National rollout of oral PrEP- Support the documentation and dissemination of lessons learnt from the scale up of oral PrEP- Support NDoH and key stakeholders in the development and review of strategic documents including implementation plans, strategy documents and policy and guidelines.- Support the development of quarterly and monthly donor reports and ensure the routine reports are delivered on time.- Developing and maintaining program databases and dashboards for performance monitoring and evaluation;- Support quarterly program evaluation to improve program implementation and inform scale-up efforts. Represent the program in meetings and workshops.- Willingness to travel frequently across the country and abroad when the need arises.- Perform other tasks as necessary.
Specifically, key responsibilities will include, but are not limited, to the following:- Develop a thorough understanding of the healthcare systems, referral protocols, pharmaceutical and diagnostic landscape related to the MNH within South Africa and globally, including key priorities, challenges and gaps in order to inform program development;- Translate objectives provided by the government, donors, and other partner organizations into clear activity plans, and provide guidance to the MNH team and DoH on prioritization of initiatives;- Manage the development and presentation of MNH medicines and equipment forecasting and quantification analysis to internal and external stakeholders;- Identify, test and create business cases for innovative interventions/products, that if taken to scale, will improve health outcomes for MNH or result in reduction in costs for care of mothers and babies in alignment with the DoH strategic goals and priorities;- Manage and establish collaborative relationships with the DoH, suppliers, partner organizations and other relevant stakeholders;- Identify, and lead implementation of specific health system interventions for MNH referrals;- Lead and coordinate the development of the optimization case in collaboration with multiple stakeholders;- Participate in working group(s) to support evidence generation for implementation of initiatives to optimize access to medicines and equipment;- Ensure communication and alignment of activities across government and partner stakeholders’ efforts and across other CHAI programs in South Africa and Global;- Develop and deliver compelling presentations and participate in stakeholder engagements related to program implementation and reporting for internal and external stakeholders;- Collaborate and work across teams to support new innovations and change ideas;- Develop and document best practices to showcase successes and opportunities that can be taken to scale in the form of case studies, articles and abstracts for submission to journals and conference;- Support the MNH Program Manager on key deliverables and ad-hoc requirements, as needed.
- Work within designated Province and other Provinces and in collaboration with teams across the various program areas both within and outside of the province;- Implement quality improvement interventions for SRMNH and advise on the overall direction of the program activities in designated provinces including spread of successful change packages beyond the current intervention sites;- Collaborate closely with the program team to prepare and participate in all planning and feedback meetings to frame program workplans and explore the latest evidence-based change ideas;- Contribute to and document the development of standardized project tools and resources for QI program implementation for SRMNH;- Contribute to and document QI implementation best practices and innovations in order to inform the change package and spread strategy;- Lead, conduct and monitor implementation of QI training activities for all relevant staff, including DoH managers and frontline healthcare workers, then continue to provide support and post-training mentorship and tracking of programmatic impact;- Conduct regular program implementation, review and learning visits to program provinces to support District management and facilities (regional and district Hospitals, CHCs and Clinics);- Develop and update program implementation workplans and ongoing review and modification in order to ensure delivery toward program objectives;- Compile, update and share comprehensive workplan/implementation reports for key internal and external stakeholders as per project needs;- Represent the project on different platforms to showcase the intervention;- Work cross collaboratively with CHAI teams and outside stakeholders as required;- Assist Provincial and District staff and facility QI teams to:- Develop strong collaborative relationships to test new change ideas- Support the development and utilization of data systems to monitor QI plans and drive the use of data for decision making, using run charts (or other tools)- Develop and deliver compelling presentations and participate in stakeholder engagements related to program implementation and reporting for internal and external stakeholders;- Document best practices and lessons learnt that can contribute to the body of knowledge on MNH, through case studies, articles and abstracts for submission;- Perform other duties as assigned.
The Technical Advisor will be part of the CHAI Vaccines team working to achieve affordable yet sustainable global vaccine prices and supply. The Advisor will report into the South Africa team and work closely with the Global Vaccine Markets and Global Vaccines Delivery teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: South Africa Country team - Develop a deep understanding of decision-making processes for vaccine introduction (including for COVID-19), product switches, procurement processes, and financing considerations in South Africa - Design and implement strategies to share relevant routine market intelligence on vaccines with immunization stakeholders in-country to inform and influence priority decision-making (e.g., identify relevance of new vaccine insights to countries based on pipeline candidates and commercially-available products)- In collaboration with other CHAI teams, foster strong relationships with and support country stakeholders in immunization policy, procurement and implementation (e.g., analytical and coordination support related to vaccine product selection, new vaccine introduction and switch decision-making) - Support efforts to optimize procurement policy and support evaluation of tender offers to optimize tendering outcomes (i.e., improved access to affordable products) - Understand healthcare dynamics, regulatory policies, price and access pathways and anticipate new trends that may influence the access environment- Develop market access roadmaps and readiness assessments prior to new product introduction - Act as key point of contact in-country for any discussions related to vaccines markets (e.g. engagements with vaccine supplier(s) and/or other global partners)Global Vaccines Markets team- Contribute insights from middle income countries to support supplier engagements (e.g., demand forecasting, supplier access strategies, regulatory access) and global/regional middle income country initiatives (e.g., Immunization Agenda 2030, Africa MIC Regional Pooled Procurement, UNICEF’s Vaccine Procurement Practitioners Exchange Forum)- Lead development of a robust understanding of decision-making processes for vaccine introduction (including for COVID-19), product switches, procurement processes and financing considerations in base and middle income countries in the region (e.g., Algeria, Eswatini, Namibia) and synthesize insights to become CHAI’s thought leader on vaccine procurement in middle income countries- Pro-actively liaise between CHAI Global Vaccines Markets and South Africa and eSwatini Country Teams to share bi-directional insights and proactively identify areas for deeper collaboration (e.g., to support South Africa’s new vaccine introduction priorities)- Lead development of effective working relationships with partners in South Africa and middle income countries in the region and support regional efforts to improve vaccines affordability and access - Prepare reports, presentations, and other analyses to inform global policy, supplier and country practices for enhanced vaccine procurement and access in middle income countries- Coordinate the development and implementation of national and regional market access plans Other- Any other duties as required - Domestic and international travel may be required