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Ethiopia: Local Evaluation Specialist, Final Evaluation of Strengthening Ethiopia's Urban Health Extension Activity Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Social Impact
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 14 Jun 2018

Local Evaluation Specialist Consultants – Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Extension (SEUHE) Activity Final Evaluation

USAID/Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity

Social Impact (SI) is a Washington, DC-area international development management consulting firm. SI’s mission is to improve the effectiveness of international development programs in improving people’s lives. We provide a full range of management consulting, technical assistance, and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations, and policies. We provide services globally in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program design, organizational capacity building, and gender and social analysis. SI services cross-cut all development sectors including democracy and governance, health, education, the environment, and economic growth. SI’s clients include US government agencies such as USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of State, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and non-profits. In Ethiopia, SI implements the Ethiopia Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Service (EPMES) Activity of USAID. The EPMES Activity provides monitoring and evaluation (M&E) services to USAID/Ethiopia, which include external evaluation, performance monitoring technical support, and improving capacity for learning and adapting.

I. Background

The objective of USAID’s Strengthening Ethiopia’s Urban Health Extension (SEUHE) Activity is to support the Government of Ethiopia’s Urban Health Program, which aims to expand access to key health services to vulnerable populations in urban centers throughout the country through the deployment of nurses who act as urban health extension professionals (UHE-Ps) in urban communities. The Activity’s goal is to strengthen the Urban Health Extension Program system to make key HIV, TB, maternal and child health, solid and liquid waste management services and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) available at the household and community level. The Activity is implemented by John Snow International in 44 towns of five regions and two city administrations (Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray, and Harari).

II. Evaluation Purpose

The purpose of the planned final performance evaluation of the SEUHE Activity is to document lessons learned in terms of the appropriateness of the design of the Activity, its implementation modality, and potential sustainability of the components and results of the Activity for future similar activity design.

III. Evaluation Tasks and Timeline

The evaluation team will develop a detailed evaluation design and methodology that includes a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches, conduct a desk review and develop the inception report, conduct primary and secondary data collection from different sources, prepare power point presentations and present to USAID and other stakeholders as required, and produce draft and final evaluation reports. The evaluation is expected to start in mid-June 2018.

IV. Position Description

As part of the design of the inception report, the evaluation Team Leader will lead a team of three (3) local consultants to develop a detailed evaluation design and tools. These will include a mix of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches, such as conducting a desk review of various documents to evaluate the performance of the SEUHE Activity. The evaluation team will be responsible for conducting primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, preparing PowerPoint presentations and presenting evaluation findings to USAID/Ethiopia and other stakeholders as required by USAID and EPMES, and to prepare draft and final evaluation reports.

The evaluation consultants will be required to participate fully in all aspects of this evaluation, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Participating in the preparation of an evaluation inception report (planning and preparation of the evaluation design, methods, data collection tools, and logistics);
  • Reviewing relevant background documents to support the evaluation design, triangulation of results, and to obtain supplementary information;
  • Pre-testing data collection instruments;
  • Conducting training of data collectors if primary data collection requires the involvement of data collectors;
  • Collecting data, i.e. conducting interviews, focus group discussions, and obtaining secondary data from stakeholders;
  • Transcription and analysis of data from all sources (key informant interviews, focus groups, and secondary data);
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • Advising the team in identifying and applying preferred methods for sampling, data collection and analysis;
  • Participating in the preparation of preliminary findings, conclusions, and recommendations matrices;
  • Preparing PowerPoint presentations on evaluation findings, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Presenting the findings, conclusions, and recommendations to SI, USAID, and other stakeholders;
  • Preparing draft and final evaluation reports;
  • Handling other activities as instructed by the Team Leader or the EPMES Chief of Party.

Requirements: The incumbents must meet the following criteria:

  • Advanced degree (MA, MPH, DRPH, PhD) in public health, social work, or another social science or related discipline
  • Knowledge of Ethiopia’s urban health systems
  • Experience in conducting at least three evaluations as a team member.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis
  • Experience in evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative data analysis software
  • Fluency in Amharic and English (Level 4)
  • Strong English writing skills

How to apply:

Applications for this position must be completed on the Social Impact, Inc. website here.

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