Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Framework
Compliance and Program Auditing
Program Knowledge and Management
Program Development and Implementation
Development Leadership Initiative (DLI) Gender Integration Trainings (Thailand)
Bizzell assisted the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with its Developmental Leadership Interns training on gender integration at Missions across the globe that were backstops for project development officers. Bizzell provided technical assistance and facilitated gender trainings that aimed to inform, empower, motivate, and build the confidence of USAID ASIA/ME Gender POCs/Advisors. Bizzell staff: 1) Updated DLI Interns on the status of all new initiatives, strategies, and policies within USAID and US Government that relate to gender integration, gender-based violence; 2) Provided information about strategies for integrating gender equality and female empowerment into Mission strategic frameworks, CDCS, evaluations, work plans, scopes of work, requests for assistance and proposals, and briefing documents, and; 3) Analyzed the level of gender integration in the program areas at each participant’s Mission and, using a template developed for the training, prepared a plan for strengthening gender integration within the DLI portfolio.
Capacity Building and Immunization Services (Pacific Islands)
Bizzell staff provided program management and immunization-related technical assistance for six U.S. associated Pacific Island Jurisdictions. The assistance included developing program plans, developing organizational capacity, establishing programmatic and administrative data systems, analysis of data, and training.
Global AIDS Program Technical and Financial Infrastructure Systems Support (Ethiopia and Malawi)
Staff supported technical and financial infrastructure systems for the Global AIDS Program’s (GAP) missions in Ethiopia and Malawi by developing protocols to establish and to maintain relationships with local organizations from the Ministry of Health (MoH) to the military to local schools and hospitals and with U.S. entities. This work included developing, designing, and implementing administrative systems within the Office of the Chief of Party, including procurement, budget, and personnel systems. Staff also established and implemented monitoring and evaluation systems, including appropriate training programs, to support effective public health programs for HIV/AIDS, TB, and STI in Ethiopia, and facilitated linkages to other in-country programs and organizations for sharing of monitoring and evaluation data.
Health Systems Recovery and Reconstruction and Public Health Support Services (Haiti)
Bizzell staff oversaw public health assistance to fulfill activities related to the post-earthquake health systems recovery and reconstruction for Haiti and assisted the Haiti Ministry of Health (MoH), CDC temporary duty (TDY) assignments and PEPFAR staff with cross-cutting support that included the strengthening of health information systems, public health surveillance activities, and diagnostic laboratory testing.
National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch (South Africa)
Bizzell staff supported meetings in Cape Town, South Africa, and represented the National Cancer Institute’s Tobacco Control Research Branch (TCRB) at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) held March 6-9, 2018. This international conference drew participants from around the world, with a particularly strong presence from those across Africa, an area where the prevalence of cigarette smoking is on the rise and expected to continue to do so without strong tobacco control interventions. Bizzell supported meeting logistics for a pre-conference workshop entitled “Research to Inform the Development and Implementation of Tobacco Control Policies and Intervention” that was attended by at least 53 people from 23 different countries. Bizzell also coordinated the NCI presence in the exhibit hall in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Office of Autism Research Coordination (Netherlands)
Bizzell staff supported The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a federal advisory committee that coordinates all federal efforts concerning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), at the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) 2018 Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in May. Bizzell staffed the IACC exhibition booth, managed shipping logistics, communications, and disseminated information.
The National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges (Canada)
Bizzell staff managed logistics, graphics, speakers, developed the website, and provided registration support for the annual Global Mental Health Workshop that brought together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders on the theme of “Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health.” The workshop highlighted the importance of diversity in science along the research pipeline (basic, translational, clinical, and implementation science); in the global mental health research workforce; in the individuals who participate in mental health research (including youth, racial/ethnic minorities, women, sexual and gender minorities, and individuals with disabilities) and in the short, medium, and long-term time frames required for various research endeavors to improve clinical care.