WISH2ACTION is part of the DFID’s Women’s Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) programme; it will provide approximately £132m to deliver integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services in 13 countries in Africa and 3 in Asia. The WISH programmes (WISH Lot 1 and WISH2ACTION) builds on previous successful initiatives supported by DFID and others to expand sexual and reproductive health care services and support countries which have made FP2020 commitments to achieve them. The programme is expected to ensure that women are able to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual and reproductive health, particularly the young and marginalised.
Options Consultancy Services Limited is a leading global health consultancy established in 1992 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Marie Stopes International. We manage health programmes that ensure vulnerable women and children can access the high-quality health services they need. We work with partners to co-create and implement locally informed solutions to complex health problems. This includes governments, development partners, NGOs, civil society and health workers. Our programming is flexible, evidence-based and politically informed. This means we adapt to changing contexts, use data to inform our decisions and ensure our approach is appropriate. Our focus is always on building local skills and systems that last.
WISH2ACTION is led by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation (IPPF) with the following consortium partners: Options (national ownership lead); Marie Stopes International (service delivery partner); International Rescue Committee (service delivery partner); Development Media International (social norm and behaviour change lead) and Handicap International (inclusion of disabilities).
The programme will increase access to family planning and integrated sexual and reproductive health services for women, men and young people across Africa and Asia, through a combination of: (i) rights- based provision of private sector sexual and reproductive health information and services and strengthening of public sector health information and services; (ii) addressing barriers to family planning uptake at individual, interpersonal, community and institutional level; and (iii) improving policies, government financing and commodity security to create an enabling environment for family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Options Consultancy Services seeks a short-term consultant to support the quality improvement, monitoring, evaluation and learning activities as part of Options’ national ownership activities in Uganda for the Women’s Integrated Sexual Health Programme (WISH.)
The summary purpose and objective of the consultancy is to:
- Develop the District QI Framework for FP/SRH under the District Costed Implementation Plans
- Develop an M&E frameworks for the DCIPs in Luuka, Kaliro, Buyende and Bugiri;
- Routine M&E and quarterly reporting for Q42020 and Q12021
- Provide technical inputs to national ownership activities as requested in Uganda
The consultant will work closely with the Country Lead, the Evidence and Accountability Advisor, Health Financing Advisor and the Policy and Planning Advisor based in Uganda and provide support in key technical areas as requested. The post holder will also liaise with the Regional team through the Regional Technical Officer based in Kenya.
To succeed in this role, you will have:
- A postgraduate degree in Public Health or relevant qualification, or related comparable experience in a relevant field.
- Technical expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection, including excellent understanding of data systems, data collection methods.
- Experience of physically assessing policy implementation in a low profile and culturally sensitive way and communicating sensitively with government and international partners.
- Strong analytical skills and effective communication skills
- Experience of supporting a health policy programme;
- Experience of producing and/or contributing to external reports and/or research papers;
- Demonstrable experience in quality improvement frameworks
- Excellent Excel and use of statistical models/software
- Excellent understanding of FP/SRH approaches in developing countries
- Experience in supporting and co-ordinating technical work in similar
- Organisations, particularly in the field of advocacy and evidence-based policy;
- Experience of working in Uganda in a relevant capacity and with governments; international agencies and local NGOs.
- Options is an equal opportunities employer
- Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
- We seek people who are pro-choice, energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
How to apply
- To apply, please fill in the form here.
- Closing date for applications is: 25th October 2020
- Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
- Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).