Consultancy: Support for MHPSS Monitoring Evaluation Activity in Liberia

Consultancy: Support for MHPSS Monitoring Evaluation Activity in Liberia
Results for Development, Liberia

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Sep 10, 2021
Last Date
Dec 10, 2021
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Job Description

Results for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results. Then we share what we learn so others can achieve results for development, too.
We have a unique and vibrant culture at R4D. Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our work environment and help advance our mission. Diversityof ideas, identities, perspectives and backgroundsis vital to who we are and what we do. We seek people who embrace these values and will help reinforce them. Our work culture is collaborative, creative and entrepreneurial. We operate based on trust and respect. Teams across the organization frequently collaborate on programmatic work and support each other in continuously building a better R4D.

Project BackgroundResults for Development (R4D) is a leading non-profit global development partner. We collaborate with change agents around the world government officials, civil society leaders and social innovators to create strong systems that support healthy, educated people. We help our partners move from knowing their goal to knowing how to reach it. We combine global expertise in health, education and nutrition with analytic rigor, practical support for decision-making and implementation and access to peer problem-solving networks. Together with our partners, we build self-sustaining systems that serve everyone and deliver lasting results.
The Health Systems Strengthening Accelerator (Accelerator) is a global initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a Cooperative Agreement, with co-funding from the Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Its goal is to strengthen institutions and processes, build local expertise, and support countries as they co-create, innovate and adapt, in order to build more effective and sustainable health system interventions on their journeys to self-reliance. The program’s approach supports local partners as they lead implementation and find their own pathways to meaningful and lasting health systems change. The Accelerator is led by R4D.
The Inclusive Development Hub of USAID’s Bureau for Development, Democracy, and Innovation (DDI) has engaged with the Accelerator to support the Government of Liberia (GoL) in expanding the provision of high-quality mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) services. Accelerator support to the GoL will be implemented over a period of 12 months. Overall, the project will seek to strengthen key health system functions (with tools, processes, and capacities) that can mitigate the care, quality, and/or prevention gaps in Liberia’s MHPSS response.Opportunity:

The Accelerator is seeking a consultant to support implementation of activities that will build personnel competencies in monitoring and evaluation (Mamp;E) within the Mental Health Unit (MH Unit) of the Liberian Ministry of Health. The Accelerator and consultant will work collaboratively with the MH Unit to develop tools and staff capacity for priority Mamp;E items. Key tasks will include:
  • Direct communication with the MH Unit and other government agencies to understand local processes and priorities for improving Mamp;E
  • Developing a database of mental health clinicians who have been trained and redeployed to facilities at the district and county levels, in order to support the MH Unit in routine HRH planning, management, supervision, training, and emplacement vis-a-vis these staff
  • Convening county coordinators and other mental health stakeholders for strategic review of ongoing operations and support (e.g., 1-3 mid/end-year program review and coordination meetings; agenda of these meetings to be determined with MH Unit guidance)
  • Supporting the development of relevant documentation to help inform evolving research or policy design and course correction
Qualifications:

The ideal consultant will have the following qualifications:
  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant field (public health, mental health, health economics, social sciences, public policy or similar)
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in monitoring and evaluation for programs related to MHPSS services, health systems strengthening, or a related field (particularly in post-conflict and LMICs)
  • Knowledge of emerging innovations and/or solutions in the MHPSS sector
  • Demonstrated track record of working with and facilitating engagements with government health agencies (MoH, etc.), civil society/community organizations, and other key health stakeholders in the MHPSS space
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to: effectively facilitate high-level meetings and webinars; prepare clear and concise emails, presentations and reports
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, professionalism, proactivity, and reliability to ensure timely completion of Accelerator project objectives
  • High level of Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Experience with video conferencing/webinars and platforms including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, etc.
  • Fluency in both oral and written English
How to Apply:To apply for this consultant position, send your cover letter, resume, salary range requirements, availability, and 2 relevant samples of work to . Please include "Consultant - Mamp;E Liberia - Your Name" in the subject line of the email.
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Results for Development is anEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled/Affirmative Action Employer committed tofosteringand nurturing an energetic, collaborative and diverse workforce.R4D provides market-competitivesalaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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