OVC Advisor Consultant, ACHIEVE/Rwanda

  • Senior-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 15 June 2020
  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • Closing on 15 July 2020
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Job Description

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. A nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971, Pact works on the ground in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. We serve these communities because we envision a world where everyone owns their future. To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant. Pact is a recognized global leader in international development. Our staff have a range of expertise in areas including public health, capacity development, governance and civil society, natural resource management, poverty, fragile states, monitoring and evaluation, small-scale and artisanal mining, microfinance and more. This expertise is combined in Pact’s unique integrated approach, which focuses on systemic changes needed to improve people’s lives.

Department

Program Delivery (PDEL) - Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Delivery Team, contributes to realizing this purpose by: Forging smart partnerships and treating all people with dignity and respect; Applying organizational policies and regulatory compliance appropriately and consistently; Facilitating team spirit among colleagues and promoting the organization through communications; Influencing decision makers through focused, relevant communications; Continually striving to learn and share knowledge and find small ways to make the workplace more enjoyable for all; Cultivating and harvesting innovation; Contributing to the organization’s ability to think and act strategically at all times; Inspiring and spreading our desired organizational culture across the global enterprise.

Position Overview

Adolescents and Children HIV Incidence Reduction, Empowerment, and Virus Elimination (ACHIEVE) is a five-year, USAID-funded global cooperative agreement, which helps priority PEPFAR countries achieve and maintain HIV epidemic control among pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, children, and youth. The two objectives of the project are to:

1) Attain and sustain HIV epidemic control among at-risk and hard to reach pregnant and breastfeeding (PBF) women, infants, children, and youth, as well as to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS and prevent HIV transmission among these populations; and

2) Support the transition of prime funding and implementation to capable local partners in order to meet the PEPFAR goal of 70% of funding to local partners.

The aim of ACHIEVE Rwanda is to prevent new HIV infections and reduce vulnerability among orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in selected high burden districts in Rwanda. The strategic objectives support GOR strategies and priorities for HIV mitigation and prevention, with an emphasis on minimizing negative impacts of HIV on OVC and AGYW; addressing social, behavioral and structural drivers of HIV, and improving access to comprehensive SRH and violence response services to prevent new infections. The project supports OVC services in two districts and DREAMS activities in two districts. The project also provides capacity development to two local implementing partners to coordinate and support OVC and DREAMS service delivery programming and for USAID and PEPFAR project implementation.

ACHIEVE is seeking a technical consultant in Kigali, Rwanda for a period of performance up to two weeks’ LOE, starting on June 15, 2020. Reporting to the ACHIEVE Global Sr. CD Manager, and with support from the ACHIEVE Global M&E Manager, the technical consultant will be responsible for providing technical assistance to:

  1. Lead a Stakeholder and Situational Analysis (SSA) to inform the development of a project technical approach, start-up plan, and workplan for ACHIEVE Rwanda;
  2. Facilitate engagement with local stakeholders for program coordination and collaboration; and
  3. Contribute to project start-up planning and implementation.

Key Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development of a SSA plan to collect data on the scope, scale, and impact of OVC and DREAMS programs in Rwanda. The results of this analysis will inform project workplan development.
  • Lead data collection and analysis for the SSA, including conducting interviews with stakeholders in accordance with the SSA Plan.
  • Using data collected for the SSA, draft a SSA Report, inclusive of recommendations for the ACHIEVE Rwanda project technical approach, project management and operations structures, and workplan for FY20 and FY21.
  • Facilitate a feedback meeting on the SSA Data.
  • Participate in ACHIEVE Rwanda Co-Creation Meetings with USAID, OVC, and DREAMS implementing partners.
  • Provide technical inputs to the ACHIEVE Global team as related to the Rwanda scoping and project start-up process, based on local context in Rwanda.
  • Contribute technical inputs to the development of the ACHIEVE Rwanda Project Workplan for FY 20 and 21 and lead overall workplan development.
  • Participate in regular calls with the ACHIEVE Global Team to provide updates on the SSA and overall scoping process.
  • Facilitate the development of an MOU between ACHIEVE Rwanda and the Government of Rwanda for program implementation.

Deliverable

Deadline

Draft SSA Report

26Jun20

SSA data, including meeting notes and other materials.

26Jun20

Final SSA Report

6July20

Draft Project Workplan

10July20

Scope of Work for MOU with Government of Rwanda for Program Implementation

20July20

Completion of specific project start-up plan activities, as defined and agreed upon.

TBD

Please apply with a CV and a daily rate for consideration.

Basic Requirements

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Management Social Work, or Business Administration with a focus on public health, social sciences, or related field;
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in health program implementation, technical assistance, and/or monitoring and evaluation in developing countries;
  • Experience implementing USAID/PEPFAR programming, preferably experience with PEPFAR OVC and DREAMS programs.

About the Organization

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.

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