Expression of interest – PATA Evaluation Consultant
Purpose: This end of project evaluation will investigate the effect of the FTT 4000 Project against its intended results. The findings and recommendations emerging from this summative evaluation will be used to draw lessons and inform the conceptualization, design and implementation of similar projects in the future for SAfAIDS, Aidsfonds, and PATA.
Closing date: 21 October 2019
Duration: Up to 25 days (including approximately seven days in the field)
Project location: Zimbabwe (Kwekwe, Bulawayo and Marondera districts)
Opportunity type: Expression of Interest
Timeframe: November – December 2019 (25 working days)
The FTT 4000 Project is a SAfAIDS two-year intervention, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Childcare (MOHCC) in Zimbabwe, Aidsfonds, Paediatric-Adolescent Treatment Africa (PATA) and Positive Action for Children’s Fund (PACF). The goal of the project is to Find, Test and Treat (FTT) 4,000 HIV-exposed infants and infected children aged 0-9 years in four high-burden districts in Zimbabwe.
The FTT 4000 project focuses on the implementation of four core pillars:
- Early booking at antenatal care (ANC) for all pregnant women
- Early infant diagnosis (EID) within six weeks of birth
- Door-to-door index case testing and tracking of all pregnant women before, during and after delivery. This also includes fathers where possible
- Collaboration between clinics and community-based organizations (CBOs)
- Evaluation objective:
The overall purpose of this summative evaluation is to investigate the impact of the FTT 4000 Project to date against its intended results. In addition, the evaluation will provide concise recommendations around quality and operational improvements that should be made in order improve implementation, coordination and management for the remainder of the project, taking into consideration SAfAIDS’ capacity and the local context.
Finally, the evaluation will contribute to ongoing organisational learning for PATA, PACF, SAfAIDS and Aidsfonds, as well as others in the sector, by documenting and providing recommendations around best practices and lessons learnt from the project to date in relation to case finding, testing, linkage to care, treatment and retention of infants and children age 0-9 years, with a particular focus on clinic-community collaboration strategies.
- Consultant qualifications and experience:
Selection of the individual consultant or consulting organisation will be based on the qualifications and experience outlined below:
- Demonstrable experience in leading or conducting evaluations of public health projects preferably with a focus on HIV
- Knowledge of HIV programmes management and proven ability to provide strategic recommendations to key stakeholders
- Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesise and present findings, draw conclusions, make pragmatic recommendations and prepare well-written reports in a timely manner
- Experience in qualitative data collection and data analysis techniques, especially in public health sector
- Demonstrated capacity to work independently
- Excellent written and presentation skills, and able to provide relevant writing samples of similar evaluation reports
- Familiarity with Zimbabwe and its operational context would be an advantage
- Immediate availability for the period indicated
- Application procedures:
Interested candidate individuals or organisations should submit their application materials by 21 October 2019 to email@example.com. Application materials are non-returnable.
Application materials should include:
- Curriculum vitae (CV) of the consulting individual or the individual within the consulting team or organisation who would lead the evaluation
- A two-page expression of interest clearly summarising interest and experience as it pertains to this evaluation, as well as a brief outline of its proposed methodology and related costs
- One example of an evaluation report most similar to that described in the Terms of Reference
Expression of interest – PATA Summit Consultant
Head of Programmes