Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Guatemala

The Palladium Group
Guatemala | Guam
Apply by 15 November 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 17 October 2018

Job Description

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. MEASURE Evaluation works in collaboration with other countries to strengthen their health information systems (HIS) to generate high quality data that used for decision-making. It is a cooperative agreement, leader with associate award, project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The University of North Carolina (UNC) is prime recipient of the award, and there are five partner agencies: ICF International (ICF); John Snow, Inc. (JSI); Management Sciences for Health (MSH); Palladium Group (PG); and Tulane University (TU).

MEASURE Evaluation has recently started an activity in Guatemala to strengthen the national HIV Information system and to strengthen the M&E system of the new Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria prime recipient, INCAP.

The consultant will provide in-country technical assistance to the Global Fund prime recipient, INCAP (Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá). This will include support the assessments of M&E and data use capacity of INCAP and sub-recipients and capacity building in areas that need to be strengthened including but not limited to M&E skills such as collecting data in the national tools, managing data, reporting data to Global Fund, assessing data quality and analyzing, interpreting and using data for program decision making. The consultant will work with the MEASURE Evaluation/Palladium Activity Lead and Data Use Advisor as well as the MEASURE Evaluation/UNC consultant on the ground.

Responsibilities
* Co-facilitate the M&E/DDU capacity assessment of INCAP and sub-recipients and support writing up the findings
* Work with Palladium activity lead and DDU Advisor to develop a capacity building plan.
* Adapt training materials to the Guatemala context
* Implement capacity building plan (workshop and on-the-job) with INCAP and sub-recipients.
* Where needed, develop SOPs to support process for specific M&E activities, e.g. Data Quality Assessments

Duration
Oct 2018-May 2019. Part time during this 8 months.

Minimum education and experience required
1 Post graduate degree in Public Health, international development or related field;
2 Must be able to read, write and speak Spanish and English;
3 5 years professional experience in monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, especially in the area of HIV/AIDS;
4 Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, interpret and visualize data in ways that meet the information needs of targeted decision makers;
5 Experience in strengthening the capacity of organization in M&E including demand for data and facilitating the use of information in the decision-making process;
6 Experience working with health information systems such as the District Health Information System-2 (DHIS-2) software or other platforms.
7 Knowledge of the Guatemala health system and experience working with the Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) and the Programa Nacional de Prevención y Control de ITS, VIH y SIDA (PNS).
8 Demonstrated experience in facilitating meetings and or trainings with broad groups of stakeholders
9 Ability to obtain the active participation of stakeholders, manage expectations, as well as plan and coordinate tasks with others;
10 Ability to work independently and multi-task on a number of activities with minimal supervision;
11 Willingness to work with a team of US-based staff in a challenging environment with short deadlines

Interested? Please submit your CV through the Palladium International Careers Page (http://www.palladium.com/jobs).

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.

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