- Full Time
- Program (Division)
- Country Programs - Rwanda
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Acute Respiratory Infections and pneumopathies are responsible for ~37% of under-5 deaths in Rwanda, for which hypoxemia (low levels of oxygen), is a severe complication that can increase the risk of death by up to 5.4 times. Access to medical oxygen is essential in a health system, not only needed to treat hypoxemia; it is also required to provide safe anesthesia and surgeries and in the treatment of a wide range of conditions, including pneumonia, malaria, obstructed labor, birth asphyxia, and covid-19. Availability of oxygen varies significantly and is often complicated by inadequate provider knowledge on the administration of oxygen therapy, scarcity of equipment, and suboptimal distribution. Newborns and young children are especially vulnerable, as at least 20% of neonate admissions and 13% of pediatric pneumonia cases require oxygen therapy.
CHAI is supporting the Government to develop and implement a national strategy to increase access to medical oxygen in public hospitals and help prioritize actions for immediate attention. Some of the priorities identified include improving the access and optimal use of oxygen by leveraging off the available private and public hospital-based plants, sustainable financing for production and distribution of oxygen, equipment maintenance, strengthening providers ‘capacity to manage hypoxemia and data system for clinical data, medical equipment management data, and oxygen distribution system. As a key partner of the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) since 2004, CHAI is supporting the Government accelerate the implementation of the prioritized activities outlined above, in a scalable and sustainable way.
CHAI is looking for an Associate M&E to work on its Sustainable Health Financing Program and work closely with RBC/Medical technology and Infrastructure Division (MTID) in the development, implementation and maintenance of a strong monitoring and evaluation system that will support the program to achieve sustainable access to medical oxygen. The initial programmatic areas of support include working with the Ministry of Health to establish, implement quality systems for equipment management and oxygen production and distribution, to meet the optimal national demand; taking into consideration Covid-19 needs and response strategy. The Associate will support collaborative efforts between facilities and the central level and work with the government’s Biomedical Engineer and technicians’ experts to roll out improved M&E systems and processes for the optimal and appropriate use, adequate repair, and maintenance of oxygen equipment at health facilities.
They will also support regular analysis and visualization of data system for clinical, medical equipment management, and oxygen distribution for timely and evidence-based information to decision makers. The Associate for sustainable access to medical oxygen will be based in Kigali, Rwanda with some domestic travels. They will be reporting to the Program Manager, Sustainable Access to Medical Oxygen.
CHAI seeks a highly motivated action-oriented individual with outstanding credentials, analytical ability, and communication skills in order to provide critical analytical and strategic support to the program. The candidate must be self-driven, adaptable and have high level of comfort with fast-paced work and a strong commitment to excellence. They must be self-assured, a fast learner, resilient, and a strong team player. They must be able to function independently and flexibly as well as build strong relationships with Government officials and partners. CHAI places great value on relevant personal qualities: resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence, energy, and work ethic.
- Support the program to develop and implement M&E plans, including designing data collection and management systems to ensure rigorous data collection, validation, and analysis for improving program performance.
- Support the design of data management tools, systems, dashboards, analytics frameworks, and innovations to ensure continuous and harmonized data collection, validation, analysis for monitoring and evaluation of program performance.
- Synthesize program performance and promote its use in decision making for program service delivery and resource allocation through leading analyses, discussions, and other measures.
- Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans through reviewing work plans, reports, organizing and participating in field visits, and initiating data reviews.
- Contribute to research development and execution, including the design of study protocols and management of data collection and analysis.
- Assist the development of programmatic reports by creating content, analyzing data, and synthesizing project activities.
- Provide technical and capacity building assistance to the government staff.
- Support the Program Manager to identify and bridge gaps pertaining effective implementation of the program’s priorities.
- Performs moderate to highly complex analyses and presents findings in a clear, concise manner.
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Master’s degree in public health/ epidemiology or other related field
- Proficient in a statistical software package, preferably R and Stata
- 3-5 years of experience working in a results-oriented environment
- Strong strategic development skills, ability to identify and pursue high impact strategies
- Analytical (quantitative and qualitative) skills
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships
- Demonstrated effective and professional communication (written and verbal)
- Ability to identify key gaps and recommend practical, realistic interventions for operational improvement
- Practical project management skills in planning, executing and monitoring, with minimal oversight
- Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information, including technical information, and prepare compelling presentations and reports
- Highly entrepreneurial with strong self-motivation
- Ability to be effective in high pressure situations, multicultural environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and set priorities
- Ability to work independently and proactively manage projects with minimal supervision
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
- High level of confidentiality and knowledge of research ethics
- Performs routine tasks independently and ensures data integrity related to own job duties