Back Consultants (Lead and Associate)- Eswatini PEPFAR End-term Evaluation

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Evaluation Consultant

Based in Mbabane, Eswatini

Reports to Strategic Information Director Eswatini

Who we are

With over 45 years of experience, working in over 50 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

There are over 7,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.

Join us!


PSI/Eswatini is fully committed to measurable health impacts. It measures its effect on disease and death, in the same way a business measures its profits. PSI works in cooperation with government and partners in the public and private sector to deliver high-quality health programs, reaching all populations in need. PSI/Eswatini has been serving priority populations in Eswatini with comprehensive evidence-based public health interventions, including HIV prevention and reproductive health programs, for over a decade. Using highly efficient private sector techniques, PSI/Eswatini promotes products, services and healthy behaviors that enable Emaswati to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Our Values

Innovation, creativity and risk taking.Evidence based decisions for measurable health impact.Long-term commitment to the people we serve.Making markets work for the people.Leadership through inspiration.Talented and passionate team.

Our Vision

PSI/eSwatini sees a future where the Emaswati nation will be empowered to adopt positive and healthy behavior, will have access to comprehensive health services, and will be able to adapt to a changing environment.

Our Mission

To provide relevant, quality health products and services to the nation of Eswatini through evidence based social marketing strategies intended to maximize the quality of life.

We are looking for two (Lead and Associate) consultants to support in generating evidence to inform improvements in the implementation of the SCORE project in all four regions of country. The purpose of the evaluation is to determine the extent to which the SCORE project under ART Referral Retention and Ongoing Wellness Support (ARROWS) has been able to achieve the following outcomes;

Improved timeliness of linkages to HIV treatment in health facilities for PLHIV identified under CBHTS; Improved timeliness of linkages to VMMC services for HIV negative males 15 years and older tested under CBHTS.

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Your contribution

Desired Competencies

The Consultants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Clinical Medicine and should possess the following attributes;

Must have worked in HIV testing and counselling program or care and treatment programs focusing on community delivery of servicesMust have worked for a development organization before for at least 5 years and has demonstratable experience of undertaking evaluations including conducting desk reviews, assessments, and data synthesisMust have significant experience collecting and analysing quantitative data to demonstrate impact of programsMust be able to provide in their proposal sample(s) of previous similar assignments conducted and mention past clientsShould have experience working with diverse team, remaining self-motivated, using initiative and responding appropriately to constructive feedbackAble to reliably access the Internet, as well as relevant national policy/planning documents and surveys.

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What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Measurement: You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them. Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect. Honesty: You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve. Collaboration: You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed. Trust: You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubtCommitment: You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin

The basics

Primary consultant: The suitable person must have a minimum of a master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or clinical medicine and should possess the following skills and experience:

Has worked with HIV testing and counselling programs or care and treatment programs, facility and community-basedAs at least 5 years of experience working with a development/health organization and able to demonstrate that he/she has led program evaluations, including conducting desk reviews, rapid assessments, and data synthesisStrong writing skills and able to present findings in a succinct manner for a range of audiencesNon-judgemental and able to work with populations living with HIV, respecting confidentialityHas experience with human subjects’ research and research ethics (preferrable having completed the CITI ethics training course), significant experience conducting focus group discussions and key informant interviewsSignificant experience collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate the impact of public health interventions/programsFamiliar with routine programmatic data for HIV projectsExperience/expertise using data analytic software such as Excel, SPSS, STATA, R, SAS, NVivo, Atlas.ti, etc. Able to provide sample(s) of other evaluation or research with a similar scopeHas worked with diverse teams, using initiative and creative approaches for research and evaluation studies, and can respond appropriately to constructive feedback

Supporting consultant: The suitable person must have a minimum of a master’s degree in the field of social sciences, statistics, demography, evaluation studies or any other related field. The person must possess the following skills and experience:

Has worked with a development organization for at least 5 years and has demonstrated experience in conducting desk reviews as well as rapid assessments and/or evaluationsHas experience in the public health sector of Eswatini, especially in HIV testing and treatment servicesFamiliarity and some experiences with data analytic softwareHas significant experience collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from surveys and focus group discussions/key informant interviewsAble to demonstrate and provide samples of previous work related to quality assessments/evaluation processesExperience working in a team, taking initiative, and responding appropriately to constructive feedback from team leadersThe successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

Experienced manager. You have been a Manager or Director of Research and / or monitoring and evaluation before. You have worked with senior management.

Collaborative manager. You are able to support a shared vision. You have successfully helped your staff learn, grow, and thrive in their work.


A communicator. You have experience communicating with internal, external as well as national stakeholders and able to communicate data concepts to non-experts. You are also able to design and conduct presentations at conferences.

A Strategist and an innovator. You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in private-sector approaches to development and a proven ability to produce results.

STATUS

Exempt

*Due to high volume of applications, only finalists will be contacted. Curious about your status? Please log into your iCIMS account to find out.

Qualifying candidates are requested to send their CVs, an expression of interest detailing previous evaluation work and a list of references to the following email: procurementreviews@psi.sz with subject line “Consultancy to conduct end-term Evaluation”. The deadline for submission of the expression of interest and CVs is the 12

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