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.
- 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.
- 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