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 with the subject line as “ATTN: Consultancy Opportunity (USAID/Uganda Health Communication Consultant.”

Deadline: 6th July 2017 by 5:00pm

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