USAID Health Communication Consultant Careers – QED Group, LLC

Job Title:        Health Communication Consultant
Organization: QED Group, LLC
Project Name: USAID/Uganda
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 15th
July – 30th September 2017 (LOE 30 days) 30 days
About QED:
The QED Group, LLC is a full-service international development firm
that provides practical solutions to social problems through sound analysis,
proven management techniques, and creative implementation. We focus our efforts
on two core practice areas: Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge
Management. We work with U.S. agencies and overseas governments, international
donors, private-sector clients, and PVOs/NGOs in more than 80 countries around
the world. Key clients include USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the
U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
About USAID/Uganda MEL Program:
The USAID/Uganda Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program, also
referred to as The Learning Contract, is a five-year activity that supports the
USAID Mission’s Program and Policy Development office. USAID/Uganda contracted
QED to implement this program, which provides Monitoring, Evaluation, and
Learning (MEL) support services and aims to increase USAID/Uganda’s capacity to
implement a Mission-wide Collaboration, Learning and Adapting (CLA) approach.
Communication for Healthy Communities (CHC) is a 5-year (June 2013-
2018), USAID funded project whose goal is to support Government of Uganda and
partners to design and implement quality health communication interventions
that contribute to reduction in HIV Infections, total fertility, maternal &
child mortality, malnutrition, malaria and tuberculosis.
Job Summary: The Health
Communication Consultant will lead a learning review for the CHC project. The
purpose of the learning review is to establish and document the extent to which
CHC implement quality health communication interventions. The review will
assess the performance and effectiveness of interventions to provide lessons
learned and guide future national health communication investments. Lessons
will be drawn from aspects such context and operating environment, geographic
focus, integration, implementing partner coordination and management structure,
capacity building and sustainability. Findings should provide recommendations
and identify best practices and promising new approaches, including innovative
means to reach people.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • The consultant will be part of a team
    doing the learning review. As part of this he/she will be responsible for
    responding to several questions that are part of the learning review.
    Towards this end the consultant will work with Learning Contract staff
    under the direction of the M&E Director and is close coordination with
    relevant USAID counterparts.
  • The consultant will work with the team to
    first develop an inception plan on how this learning review will be
    conducted. Following approval of this plan the consultant will lead data
    collection using tools and work closely with CHC, MOH and district staff
    as well as USAID/Uganda to identify appropriate respondents. 
  • The consultant and the team will propose
    data analysis strategies and tools for the data. The team will be expected
    to conduct any other comparisons that could appraise the achievement of
    positive effects of the CHC project. 
  • The consultant will be primarily
    responsible for assessing key communication strategies at national and
    project level. S/he shall assess the innovative concepts piloted by the
    project and their effect on health outcomes.   
Key Result Areas:
  • Qualitative Data from engagements with
    stakeholders
  • Analysis of the data
  • Report on the qualitative data collected
  • Presentation of report/findings at the
    Mission. 



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant for the QED Health
    Communication Consultant career placement should preferably hold an advanced
    degree in Behavior Change, Behavioral Science, Social Sciences,
    Communications or Public Health. S/he should possess demonstrated
    expertise in designing, planning, and implementing BCC efforts and/or
    community level activities, including communication campaigns and
    trainings.
  • At least seven to ten years of experience in assessing the lessons learned from SBCC activities, demand generation,
    marketing and generic promotion activities such as campaign development
    and will provide recommendations for strengthening these interventions, as
    well as provide suggestions for new directions.
  • Previous experience in working closely
    with government staff and capacity building
  • The Consultant should have participated in
    similar reviews. 
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Candidates who meet the above
criteria should send their CV, Cover letter and Bio Data Form, download here,
expressing interest to thelearningcontract.recruit@gmail.com with the subject
line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Health Communication
Consultant.”
Deadline: 6th July 2017
by 5:00pm
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