Consultant - Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor, ASAP

  • Posted on 7 July 2020

Job Description

About Accelerating Support to Advanced Local Partners (ASAP)

ASAP is funded through an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity Contract (IDIQ) led by IntraHealth. The purpose of the contract is to rapidly prepare Local Partners to have the capabilities and resources to serve as Prime Partners for USAID/U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programming, in compliance with USAID and PEPFAR procedures, for PEPFAR program implementation in FY20 and FY21.

Position: Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor

Position Location: Mozambique

Travel Requirements: Domestic travel only

Duration of Assignment: 12 months

Summary of Job

ASAP is seeking qualified applicants for a Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor position, S/he will be responsible for the overall leadership and technical guidance in providing capacity-building support to USAID Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) in project performance monitoring and improvement and delivery of results and quality. S/he will develop standard templates and reporting guidelines to support LIPs in meeting USAID requirements and expectations. S/he will also work closely and coordinate with international implementing organizations providing TA to local organizations to avoid duplication of resources and effort. The Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor will report to the ASAP Country Team Leader.

Scope of Work

Specifically, the Consultant Performance Monitoring and Improvement Advisor will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Participate in developing Memorandum of Understandings with LIPs and ASAP to outline roles, responsibilities, and
  • Design and establish a project monitoring and evaluation system, including defining project indicators and sources of data and developing the project performance monitoring plan.
  • Develop Capacity Development Plan (CDP) for LIPs; provide on-site TA as indicated in the CDP, and monitor the progress of CDP
  • Conduct a rapid assessment to understand LIP’s current M&E capacity
  • Develop an M&E strengthening plan including identifying process and outcome indicators.
  • Develop a QA/QI processes and supportive supervision tools to strengthen the M&E team 
  • Implement capacity-building activities to increase the ability of key LIP staff to identify, collect, analyze and report on high-quality data in support of the malaria program’s indicators
  • Training the M&E teams on PEPFAR reporting requirements including High-Frequency Reporting (HFR) and quarterly progress reporting in DATIM and MER indicators.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in Statistics, Epidemiology or another health-related field
  • 10+ years of experience monitoring health or malaria-specific programs, particularly designing M&E plans
  • Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Minimum of 3 years’ practical experience setting up and managing project monitoring and evaluation plans and systems, for USAID-supported projects preferred
  • Substantial experience in building the capacity of government and/or local partner staff in data collection, analysis and/or use
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed
  • Oral and written English language required, additional knowledge of recognized local languages preferred.
  • Mozambique and African professionals are encouraged to ap

About the Organization

Dedicated to strengthening health workers and the systems that support them, IntraHealth International has served the public health needs of developing countries for 30 years. We bring about positive change by harnessing the potential of technology, valuing the power of partnership, and maintaining a sharp focus on the health worker. To help close the gap in access to health care we have developed and share a depth of expertise in: •Health workforce and systems strengthening •Health worker training and performance •eHealth solutions •Maternal, newborn and child health •Family planning and reproductive health •HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, treatment and care •Malaria prevention and treatment •Gender equality. Founded in 1979 as the Intrah program at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, IntraHealth incorporated as an independent nonprofit organization in 2003. We have worked in more than 75 countries throughout our history, and currently have programs in over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Eurasia. Our work is funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Pfizer, Inc., the Tides Foundation, and by individual contributors. IntraHealth’s main office is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We also have offices in Washington, DC, Armenia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Southern Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.

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