Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant | SOW
Delivering Innovation in Self-Care (DISC)
LOE: Six Months
Timeline: January 2021 thru Ju2021
Reports to: Sr. SRH Advisor- Implementation Science & Learning
Who we are
Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthy lives and plan the families they desire. We’re reimagining healthcare, developing health market systems where more consumer voices, at all income levels, are shaping the development of increased consumer choices - where technology-driven, affordable, quality drugs, devices, diagnostics and information move closer to peoples’ communities and homes. We believe consumer-powered healthcare is a cost-effective sustainable path toward health for all without financial hardship.
There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We’re a diverse group of professionals and entrepreneurs with an unusually wide range of backgrounds – all with unique skills we bring to the job.
Delivering Innovations in Self Care (DISC) is an $18 million, five-year project made possible by the generous support of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. The DISC project is working with consumers, healthcare providers, governments and health systems in Nigeria and Uganda to catalyze self-care including voluntary self-injection of DMPA-SC contraceptives. The investment aims to better understand the conditions under which consumers and providers will demand self-care interventions, and the feasibility of delivering high quality, cost-effective, self-care services at scale.
Now in its inception, the DISC project is entering a period of formative research, insight generation, and prototyping to generate a complex intervention that will combine client- and health system-facing interventions in support of self-care adoption and quality implementation. As DISC conducts research and learning to inform, design, test-drive, and ultimately implement innovations, we will do so with a keen eye toward meaningful evidence and learning, and thought partnership with our global technical community.
This requires our own rigorous attention to establishing monitoring systems capable of reflecting the intended results of our interventions, as well as setting up our team systems for routine reflection, performance assessment, and learning. With activities evolving rapidly across Uganda and Nigeria, and at our hub locations in Kenya and the US, DISC seeks an evidence and learning consultant with qualitative research and user centered design experience. Reporting to the DISC Evidence & Learning Lead, the consultant will collaborate with the DISC Evidence & Learning Team to set up the foundational elements of the project’s Monitoring system—from the M&E plan through to data to use processes and tools.
Sound interesting? Read on…
As a contributor to the DISC Evidence & Learning team, you will:
Deliverables for this consultancy include:
What would get us excited?
You know how to get the basics done but you never stop there—you are always thinking beyond your ‘checklist’. You are a proactive critical thinker, looking ahead to chart the best course for your workstreams and your teammates. You bring your team members along so that they, too, become active problem solvers.
You bring deep expertise in state of the art monitoring that is relevant and responsive to programs with heavy social marketing and social behavior change technical strategies to catalyze women’s knowledge of, interest in, and motivation to use self-care products.
Self-Care Advocate. You are passionate about making women’s healthcare experience—across private and public sectors-- as ‘frictionless’ as possible by equipping them with everything they need to meet their own healthcare needs, thereby empowering users and reducing strain on formal healthcare systems. You are also enthusiastic about promoting safe abortion as a core sexual and reproductive health service.
Capacity Builder. You are eager to share your ME&L skills and technical knowledge with others, and have a track record of working with project team members, government staff, and others to build capacity in M&E. You know not only how to set-up and manage M&E for projects on your own, but how to set-up systems and processes to enables others to do it as well.
Pragmatic: You have deep experience with M&E and with a focus on practical, cost-effective, and creative solutions to collecting data in challenging circumstances and presenting it in ways that allow programmers to use it to guide decisions.
User-centered Mindset. You embrace user-centered design processes, always keeping the end user’s needs and desires top of mind.
REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS
Interested candidates should provide their cover letter and CV.
All interested candidates should apply by Jan 6th.