Public Private Partnerships Advisor, Gates Foundation African Health Diagnostic Platform Process and Outcome Evaluation

Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda
Organization: Social Impact
Closing date: 19 Jun 2020

Public Private Partnerships Advisor, Gates Foundation African Health Diagnostic Platform Process and Outcome Evaluation

Social Impact (SI) is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997, we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

Project Objective:

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are co-financing a new health financing platform called the Africa Health Diagnostics Platform (AHDP). The aim of AHDP is to significantly improve access and quality of laboratory diagnostic services in the public health sector (government-owned facilities and community health care) in sub-Saharan Africa for low income populations by enabling public-private partnerships between governments and private sector laboratory and diagnostic companies. The implementation technical partner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), has selected four countries Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, and Rwanda (with the possible addition of 3 more countries in West Africa) to tender on the selected PPP design.

BMGF / EIB are seeking an evaluator to plan and conduct process and outcome evaluations of AHDP. In collaboration with the technical partner, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), the evaluation will be segmented in congruence with the three implementation phases:

Phase 1: Pre-Tender Phase

  • Conduct Process Evaluation to generate insights into how the countries approach partnership with private sector

Phase 2: Implementation

  • Track the implementation of PPPs using a “fit to purpose” designed MLE system ​
  • Facilitate routine curation and documentation of knowledge and lessons learned

Phase 3: Outcome Phase

  • Conduct outcome evaluation and its downstream effects on selected closing the loop (CTL) initiatives

The estimated period of performance for this activity is 3 years. The anticipated start is August 2020.

Position Description:

SI is seeking a Public Private Partnership Advisor who will support the evaluation team by providing technical expertise on the design and implementation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) to strengthen public health systems in sub-Saharan Africa. This position will serve as a consultant throughout the 3-year period of performance.


  • Provide technical expertise related to the identification, design, and implementation of PPPs to strengthen public health systems in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Identify and interview key stakeholders and beneficiaries as relevant.
  • Support the preparation and presentation of the key findings and recommendations to BMGF / EIB and IPs.
  • Contribute to assigned section(s) of the draft evaluation report in coordination with the team members, taking into consideration feedback from the preliminary findings’ presentation.
  • Work collaboratively with team members throughout design, implementation, analysis, and report writing to complement each other's areas of expertise.


  • Master’s degree in a related field required, Ph.D. preferred.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in public-private sector engagement strategies, partnerships and leveraging in a development sector context.
  • Must have prior experience working in the areas of health intervention, management in a private sector or development setting.
  • Demonstrated experience in forging public-private partnerships in the health sector with vast understanding of market dynamics in sub-Saharan African context.
  • Demonstrated experience working with private provider networks preferably in health, diagnostic laboratory sector intervention.
  • International experience in design and implementation of process and/or outcome evaluation, analyses and assessments on projects preferred.
  • Experience working with private provider associations preferred.
  • Professional Proficiency in written and oral English is required.

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

How to apply:

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