ME&A
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Short-Term

Summary:

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Evaluation and Learning Support Activity (GH EvaLS) is a five-year USAID Task Order contract with a $39 million ceiling. GH EvaLS provides evaluation, assessment, and learning support for USAID-funded health-related projects and activities worldwide designed to prevent child and maternal deaths; control the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and combat infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

POSITION(S) DESCRIPTION

GH EvaLS is looking for consultants (team lead, analyst, and other positions) for an evaluation related to COVID-19 and its impact on programming internationally across sectors. Specific, evaluation questions may include looking at:

  1. COVID-19 impacts on public and private systems
  2. COVID-19 impacts on households, communities, and systems
  3. Mitigation of non-health second-order impacts of COVID-19
  4. Pandemic response support or capacity of countries to respond to the pandemic

CONSULTANT ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

Consultant responsibilities will include:

  • Assignment management
  • Developing and implementing workplan and data collection tools
  • Data analysis
  • Developing recommendations
  • Ensuring that all deliverables are met in a timely manner
  • Serving as a liaison between the USAID and the evaluation team, and
  • Leading briefings and presentations

GENERAL CONSULTANT QUALIFIATIONS

  • At least 8 years of experience in M&E procedures and implementation, including experience leading evaluations and/or assessments across sectors (health and non-health), utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods
  • At least 5 years of experience managing M&E, including evaluations/assessments
  • Proven experience working with and conducting analysis of large sets of health data
  • Proven experience working with high-level government and medical officials
  • Proven experience leading large teams over extended periods
  • Previous experience with USG
  • Strong knowledge, skills, and experience in qualitative and quantitative analytic tools
  • Experience implementing key informant interviews, focus groups, observations and other evaluation and assessment methods that assure reliability and validity of the data
  • Experience in data management and able to analyze quantitative and qualitative data
  • Demonstrated experience using primarily quantitative evaluation methodologies
  • Experience conducting secondary analysis of existing quantitative datasets
  • Strong communication, supervision, and management skills required
  • Excellent skills in planning, facilitation, and consensus building
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders; ability to manage
  • Excellent skills in project management including ability to internally manage complex tasks and interdisciplinary teams for evaluation
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to keep to a timeline
  • Good writing skills, with extensive report writing experience
  • Familiarity with USAID policies and practices

All applications and CVs must be submitted in English.

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