Evaluation Team Members - Angola Health for All Project

Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro)
Apply by 26 August 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 22 June 2018

Job Description

GH Pro is seeking short term consultants for an upcoming midterm evaluation of Health for All (HFA) in Angola.

The goal of the HFA program is to transform USAID Angola partnerships to strengthen the effective use of Angola’s resources to meet the country’s development needs. Moving beyond “partnership as usual,” Health for All directly engages MOH, civil society, private sector, and beneficiary partners to co-diagnose fundamental barriers, co-design approaches to strengthen health systems, and co-implement proven interventions, thus building ownership and skills to transform Health for All interventions into measurable and sustainable outcomes beyond program end. These partnerships will lead to catalytic improvements in program design and implementation to ensure sustainable achievement of Program’s Expected Results, contributing to three of the four USAID/Angola Country Development Cooperation Strategy Intermediate Results: build sustainable platforms, modernize public administration, and strengthen public financial management as well as Development Objectives of improved health status and well-being of the Angolan population and strengthened responsiveness to citizens’ needs.

The HFA evaluation will be conducted between September 2018 and January 2019. It will involve approximately 4-6 weeks of field work in Angola.

GH Pro is currently recruiting for the positions below. Local nationals encouraged to apply.

Technical Specialist (HIV, Malaria and/or FP/RH)

Roles & Responsibilities: Serve as a member of the evaluation team, providing expertise in HIV, malaria and/or FP/RH (at least 2 out of 3 of these areas). S/He will participate in planning and briefing meetings, data collection, data analysis, development of evaluation presentations, and writing of the Evaluation Report.

Qualifications:

· At least 8 years’ experience with HIV, malaria and/or FP/RH (at least 2 out of 3 of these areas) projects; USAID project implementation experience preferred

· Expertise in supply and demand for HIV, malaria and/or FP/RH (at least 2 out of 3 of these areas) services at the community and clinical level

· Familiarity with HIV, malaria and/or FP/RH (at least 2 out of 3 of these areas) integration is desirable

· Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders

· Proficient in English and Portuguese (Spanish is acceptable)

· Good writing skills, including experience writing evaluation and/or assessment reports

· Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities

Capacity and Organizational Development (OD) Specialist

Roles & Responsibilities: Serve as a member of the evaluation team, providing technical expertise to evaluate capacity and organizational strengthening activities. S/He will participate in all aspects of the evaluation, including planning, data collection, data analysis and report writing and will focus on the capacity strengthening, organizational structure, and transition planning components of the evaluation.

Qualifications:

· Background and at least 8 years’ experience in organizational capacity development/strengthening.

· Knowledgeable in capacity building assessment (e.g., OCATs) and evaluation methodologies

· Masters degree in related field is mandatory;

· Experience working in organizational capacity development/strengthening among governmental and non-governmental entities in developing country settings to strengthen health programs/activities

· Familiar with PEPFAR Capacity Building and Strengthening Framework (http://www.pepfar.gov/documents/organization/197182.pdf)

· Professional Proficiency in Portuguese/Spanish

· Experience working in the region and or Angola desirable.

· Good writing skills, specifically technical and evaluation report writing experience

· Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities

Other Staff Titles with Roles & Responsibilities (include number of individuals needed):

Local Evaluation Logistics Coordinator (one consultant) will support the Evaluation Team with all logistics and administration to allow them to carry out this evaluation. The Logistics/Program Assistant will have a good command of English and Portuguese. S/He will have knowledge of key actors in the health sector and their locations including MOH, donors and other stakeholders. To support the Team, s/he will be able to efficiently liaise with hotel staff, arrange in-country transportation (ground and air), arrange meeting and workspace as needed, and insure business center support, e.g. copying, internet, and printing. S/he will work under the guidance of the Team Leader to make preparations, arrange meetings and appointments. S/he will conduct programmatic administrative and support tasks as assigned and ensure the processes moves forward smoothly. S/He may also be asked to assist in translation of data collection tools and transcripts, if needed.

Local Evaluators (two consultants) to assist the Evaluation Team with data collection, analysis and data interpretation. They will have basic familiarity with health topics, as well as experience conducting surveys interviews and focus group discussion, both facilitating and note taking. Furthermore, they will assist in translation of data collection tools and transcripts, as needed. The Local Evaluators will have a good command of English and Portuguese. They will also assist the Team and the Logistics Coordinator, as needed. They will report to the Team Lead.

About the Organization

About the GH Pro Project: The Global Health Program Cycle Improvement Project (GH Pro) provides the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Global Health, Regional Bureaus, and Missions with ready access to high-quality, external technical expertise to design, support, and evaluate programs contributing to the achievement of U.S. Government (USG) Global Health Initiative (GHI) targets. The contract, GH Pro, is comprised of five components 1. Program and project evaluation; 2. Technical assistance; 3. GH program and research management; 4. Mission support; and 5. Logistical support for meetings/conferences. This activity spans all Foreign Assistance Health Area objectives as well as cross-cutting health issues such as gender, health systems strengthening, and science and technology.

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