Consultancies


CONSULTANCIES


Oxford Epidemiology Services LLC. is developing its consultant database. If you are interested in consulting with us and have expertise in any of the below areas:

  • Maternal, newborn, and child health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Reproductive health and family planning
  • Quality improvement
  • Health system strengthening
  • Research and data analysis
  • Monitoring and evaluation

We will contact you with suitable opportunities.

Please send CV to info@oxfordepi.com listing your interest and availability.


RECRUITING


FINAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF USAID MIKOLO PROJECT WITH USAID/MADAGASCAR

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

TERMS OF REFERENCE/SCOPE OF WORK: HEALTH SYSTEMS STRENGTHENING SPECIALIST

 

LENGTH OF CONTRACT:                          JUNE- AUGUST 2017    

LOCATION:                                                       MADAGASCAR

 

In July 2013, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) was awarded the USAID Mikolo Project, running from August 2013 – July 2018. The goal of the project is to increase community-based primary health care service uptake, and the adoption of healthy behaviors among women of reproductive age, children under age five, and infants.

Working in eight of Madagascar’s 22 regions, the Project has re-established a strong community based service delivery mechanism through the strengthening of the quality of service delivery by more than 6,500 community health volunteers (CHV). By focusing on communities which are greater than five kilometers from a nearest health facility, the Mikolo Project is ensuring that the most underserved of Madagascar’s population are receiving quality integrated health services for women and children under five years old. CHVs are the community linchpin in ensuring a strong continuum of care.

 

Four primary intermediate results (IRs) are expected as outcomes of the Mikolo Project:

  1. Sustainably develop systems, capacity and ownership of local partners;
  2. Increase the availability and access to primary healthcare services in the project’s target communes;
  3. Improve the quality of primary healthcare services at the community level; and
  4. Increase the adoption of healthy behaviors and practices.

 

This project is for June through August 2017 on a full time basis. GH Pro and Oxford Epidemiology LLC (Oxford Epi) are funded by USAID.

 

DUTIES

 

In close collaboration with his/her colleagues, the Community Health Specialist will support all activities related to the evaluation of USAID Mikolo Project with USAID/Madagascar. S/he will serve as a member of the evaluation team, providing expertise in health systems strengthening, including engagement with the public sector.  S/He will participate in planning and briefing meetings, development of data collection methods and tools, data collection, data analysis, development of evaluation presentations, and writing of the Evaluation Report.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least eight years’ experience in health systems strengthening, including health management information systems or other data for decision making activities; USAID project implementation experience preferred;
  • Strong record of successful coordination with public sector counterparts at all levels of the health system: consensus building, joint planning, skills transfer, capacity building, etc.;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to data collection, data quality, and use of data for decision making in low-resource contexts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Experience conducting evaluations and/or related research, including development of data collection tools;
  • Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis, such as key informant interviews, focus groups and/or observations;
  • Proficient in English and French;
  • Good writing skills, specifically technical and evaluation report writing experience;
  • Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities.

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Send CV, cover letter, and Biodata Form to:

 

Daniella Mensa-Abrammpah

Project Development Coordinator

Oxford Epidemiology Services LLC

dmensa-abrampah@oxfordepi.com


FINAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF USAID MIKOLO PROJECT WITH USAID/MADAGASCAR

   JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

TERMS OF REFERENCE/SCOPE OF WORK: COMMUNITY HEALTH SPECIALIST

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: JUNE- AUGUST 2017

LOCATION: MADAGASCAR

In July 2013, Management Sciences for Health (MSH) was awarded the USAID Mikolo Project, running from August 2013 – July 2018. The goal of the project is to increase community-based primary health care service uptake, and the adoption of healthy behaviors among women of reproductive age, children under age five, and infants.

Working in eight of Madagascar’s 22 regions, the Project has re-established a strong community based service delivery mechanism through the strengthening of the quality of service delivery by more than 6,500 community health volunteers (CHV). By focusing on communities which are greater than five kilometers from a nearest health facility, the Mikolo Project is ensuring that the most underserved of Madagascar’s population are receiving quality integrated health services for women and children under five years old. CHVs are the community linchpin in ensuring a strong continuum of care.

Four primary intermediate results (IRs) are expected as outcomes of the Mikolo Project:

 

  • Sustainably develop systems, capacity and ownership of local partners;
  • Increase the availability and access to primary healthcare services in the project’s target communes;
  • Improve the quality of primary healthcare services at the community level; and
  • Increase the adoption of healthy behaviors and practices.

 

This project is for June through August 2017 on a full time basis. GH Pro and Oxford Epidemiology LLC (Oxford Epi) are funded by USAID.

DUTIES

In close collaboration with his/her colleagues, the Community Health Specialist will support all activities related to the evaluation of USAID Mikolo Project with USAID/Madagascar. S/he will serve as a member of the evaluation team, providing expertise in health systems strengthening, including engagement with the public sector.  S/He will participate in planning and briefing meetings, development of data collection methods and tools, data collection, data analysis, development of evaluation presentations, and writing of the Evaluation Report.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Medical Degree or Master of Public Health (MPH);
  • At least eight years’ experience working on community health activities within primary health and/or health systems strengthening projects; USAID project implementation experience preferred;
  • Strong background in strengthening health services at the community level;
  • Experience implementing programs to train or mentor community health volunteers and/or primary health providers to introduce new services;
  • Demonstrated understanding of community engagement for services, demand creation and prevention;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including experience successfully interacting with host government officials, civil society partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Experience conducting evaluations and/or related research, including development of data collection tools;
  • Experience conducting qualitative data collection and analysis, such as key informant interviews, focus groups and/or observations
  • Proficient in English and French
  • Good writing skills, specifically technical and evaluation report writing experience
  • Experience in conducting USAID evaluations of health programs/activities

How to Apply:

Send CV, cover letter, and Biodata Form to:

Daniella Mensa-Abrammpah

Project Development Coordinator

Oxford Epidemiology Services LLC

dmensa-abrampah@oxfordepi.com