Health Specialist Consultant (1)
CAMRIS International

CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. 

CAMRIS International implements USAID/Nepal’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Activity, a five-year project. The Nepal MEL Activity supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.

The Nepal MEL Activity has three major components:

  • Component 1: Support greater rigor and coherence in USAID/Nepal’s M&E efforts
  • Component 2: Design and conduct analyses, evaluations, surveys, studies, and assessments
  • Component 3: Support improved knowledge management within the Mission

Health Specialist Consultant (1)

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In support of the CAMRIS-implemented, USAID’ Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Activity Nepal, we seek a Health Specialist Consultant for the upcoming Midterm Performance Evaluation of USAID/Nepal’s Suaahara II Integrated Nutrition Program. The purpose of this midterm performance evaluation is to inform future programming and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Suaahara II implementation during the remainder of the project. The objectives of this evaluation include:

 Assess the effective coverage and quality of Suaahara II services and interventions;

  • Identify progress, successful approaches, and application of innovation and lessons learned to date in project implementation
  • Identify challenges, weaknesses, bottlenecks, and constraints to produce planned outputs
  • Review the programming logic (results framework and theory of change) to determine whether the project is on course to achieve intended results and impact
  • Examine the management structure and coordination practices with stakeholders
  • Examine the sustainability of project interventions in line with its current coordination practices
  • Recommend solutions for improving project implementation and results

 

The mid-term evaluation team will consult with Suaahara II implementation staff, USAID project management team, and the GON; review existing evidence and literature relevant to Suaahara II implementation; and solicit feedback from program participants and key stakeholders on the quality of Suaahara II implementation, adjustments to be made, and opportunities for improvement.

Key responsibilities 

  • Serve as a member of the evaluation team, providing expertise in maternal and child health and nutrition.
  • Participate in planning and briefing meetings, data collection, data analysis, and development of presentations and reports.
  • Provide quality control and timely delivery of deliverables.
  • Coordinate closely with the evaluation team.

Qualification:

  • Master’s degree or higher level of education in a relevant technical area such as public health, nutrition, epidemiology or related technical areas
  • At least five years’ experience with maternal and child health and/or nutrition projects; USAID project implementation experience preferred
  • Familiarity with WASH, agriculture food security, resilience, and/or family planning projects is desirable and integrated, multi-sectoral program experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders
  • Experience in health/nutrition program implementation and monitoring and evaluation, including designing and implementing evaluations
  • Familiarity with USAID health programs/projects, primary health care or health systems strengthening preferred
  • Good presentation and writing skills, including report writing experience
  • Nepali citizens encouraged to apply

Applying Procedure

Qualified and interested professionals are requested to apply by February 07, 2019 at the following linkhttps://careers-camris.icims.com/jobs/3910/health-specialist%2c-midterm-evaluation-of-suaahara-ii/job 

 

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