Consultants for TB CEPAT Program Assessment and Lesson Learned

Jakarta, Indonesia
Apply by 27 June 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 28 May 2018

Job Description

BANTU is currently anticipated to hire a team of consultants to conduct TB CEPAT Program assessment and lesson learned with the detail below:

JOB SUMMARY:
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious disease killer in Indonesia and poses a serious national public health threat. TB causes about 300 deaths every day - with more than one million new cases occurring each year. Indonesia has the second highest number of TB cases in the world, yet only 21 percent of Indonesian know of the risks posed by this disease, or its proper care and treatment. Though it is completely treatable, TB remains highly-stigmatized, and affects people in their most productive years.

To address this serious public health priority, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the reduction of TB infection rates and the improvement of universal access to quality TB care, through various programs. In 2012, USAID/Indonesia launched the Community Empowerment of People against Tuberculosis (CEPAT) in partnership with NTP (Indonesia National TB Program), which focused on enhancing technical capacity and skills related to TB detection and treatment services. The main objective of CEPAT was to support NTP in “achieving universal access to quality and early tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment through community empowerment.” Additionally, CEPAT was designed to address a key objective of the USAID Forward initiative – to promote sustainable development through high-impact partnerships and local solutions. Thus, USAID sought to strengthen the capacity of the Indonesian NGOs selected to implement CEPAT. The goal of
the capacity building was to strengthen the NGO so that it could better contribute to both the NTP’s strategic plan and CEPAT’s outreach efforts. USAID funded these capacity building efforts separately for each organization, based on their individual needs.

We are now seeking short-term consultants consisting of one Team Leader/Senior Health Technical Expert and two local health technical experts as team members, to work together in a small team, to assess the overall performance of the CEPAT program and to extract and synthesize the key learnings from its implementation,. This final assessment will provide insights and important feedback to USAID and its partners, to better understand both the strengths as well as areas where technical, administrative, and management could have been improved.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Consultants conducting the final assessment and documenting lessons learned will have specific roles and responsibilities as listed below:
1. Undertake a comprehensive review of the three CEPAT models of community engagement
2. Conduct a comprehensive, practical, and health program-focused analysis of the CEPAT program
3. Documentation, communication, and dissemination

REQUIREMENT:

Team Leader/Senior Health Technical Expert:
* Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, or related field
* At least 10 years of relevant work experience in health program design, management and evaluation, particularly in TB programs (preferably in Indonesia)
* Extensive experience in leading studies/evaluations using a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods
* Extensive experience in working with community-based outreach programs
* Proven ability to establish positive working relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and demonstrated success in managing complex issues, with competing priorities, while still achieving positive results.
* Highly-developed analytical and problem-solving skills including a proven track record of creating practical solutions to complex problems; and analyzing data to develop strategically-focused reports with recommendations.
* Excellent English writing, presentation and public speaking skills.
* Ability to gather data, investigate and analyze information while being able to draw conclusions and issue relevant program recommendations.
* Ability to create, compose and edit correspondence, written materials and/or complex reports.

Assessment Team Members (two positions):
* Master’s degree in public health.
* Proven experience with research and analysis, with excellent expertise in designing and conducting monitoring and evaluation of programs
* Excellent skills and experience in the development of data collections tools and other instruments, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data;
* Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia
* Excellent English speaking and writing skills.

For more information on the consultancy assignment, please click here

HOW TO APPLY: To respond to this position, go to www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs, or please email your resume and cover letter (no more than 5 pages) to recruitment@bantuproject.net with the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 24 June 2018 COB Jakarta Time

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. Palladium is appointed by USAID to manage USAID-funded Health Technical Assistance Project (BANTU), to support USAID Indonesia's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short and long-term technical assistance to USAID, USAID-funded programs; the Government of Indonesia (GOI), and other organizations and agencies as required.

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