Friday, September 1, 2023

Implementation of HPHC tool in Tanzania Consultancy

The objective of this consultancy is to support the High Performing Health Care (HPHC) Tool implementation in Tanzania. The consultant will work with MTaPS to compile a nationally representative list of organizations, disseminate the HPHC tool to a sample of these organizations to complete, and follow up as needed to help ensure a high response rate. The consultant will also help organize a virtual half-day stakeholder workshop to disseminate the findings.

Funded by USAID, the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, whose implementation is led by Management Sciences for Health, provides pharmaceutical system strengthening assistance for sustained improvements in health system performance and to advance USAID’S goals of preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combating infectious disease threats, as well as expanding essential health coverage. MTaPS will use the HPHC tool to collect and analyze data and provide information about the functionality of Tanzania’s health system processes, functions, and intermediate outcomes.

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Technical Advisor, Primary Health Care

The Technical Advisor provides technical support and leadership to MSH’s integrated health care (IHC) portfolio, which includes complex core donor and diverse donor projects to advance person-centered primary health care (PHC) and improve women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health (WCAH). The Technical Advisor also supports business development, partnerships, and external thought leadership on PHC and provides specialized technical assistance and leadership to projects spanning the IHC and health financing portfolios.

They will work closely with project directors and technical staff on projects related to PHC performance management and cross-country learning on PHC.

In this capacity, they provide support to advance technical project deliverables (e.g., baseline/endline assessments, country situational analyses, recurring monitoring and evaluation reports, costing analyses, cross-country learning exchanges on PHC performance management); operations (work planning, budgeting, partner coordination); data analysis on PHC service delivery and operations; project reporting to donors and Ministries of Health; and coordination with other MSH units including Strategic Information/Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan (MELP) on assigned projects. They will take on special projects as assigned by MSH’s Global Health Systems Innovation (GHSI) leadership and will be an active participant in GHSI and MSH meetings and initiatives.

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Apply to be an MSH consultant

MSH actively seeks consultants with technical expertise in various areas, including maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, family planning, monitoring and evaluation, pharmaceutical and supply chain management, and health systems strengthening.

If you would like to be considered for future consulting work, just click the “Apply” button on this page.

By submitting an application you will join the pool of potential candidates that MSH staff search through when they need to engage a consultant.

Please note that by submitting your application and resume to this requisition, you understand that MSH representatives may or may not reach out to you for consultant opportunities that arise.

If you have already submitted your information and need to request a change (i.e. to update your resume/CV or skills) please email [email protected].

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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East Africa Regional Data Assistant

Position Description

The FEWS NET Early Warning Team maintains field offices in Africa, Central America, Asia, and the Caribbean. The data assistant plays an integral role in these efforts by collating and processing data relevant to food security early warning efforts to meet decision support needs. As decision support needs evolve (expanding or contracting), so do monitoring efforts and strategies, requiring additional support and leadership. Data assistants will be responsible for ensuring the collation and processing of data collected by FEWS NET EWT field enumerators and/or monitors that are used as inputs to food security monitoring and early warning analysis.

  • The main responsibilities of the East Africa data assistant include, but are not limited to:Coordinating data collection activities by enumerators and field monitors in collaboration with country representatives (CR) in their respective countries
  • Serving as a regional point of contact for all FEWS NET EWT enumerators and/or monitors. This includes administrative tasks such as confirming receipt of data to the relevant office manager/accountant (OMA) to allow for enumerator and/or monitor salary processing
  • Ensuring that data are processed and prepared, as necessary, for transmission to the CR, the Regional Food Security Specialists (RFSS) and the FEWS NET Data Warehouse (FDW)
  • Communicating with enumerators and/or monitors to facilitate responses to ad hoc requests about market conditions from FEWS NET EWT country, regional, or Washington DC-based offices
  • Ensuring that FEWS NET EWT data are delivered to relevant partners organizations based on agreements with these organizations
  • Supporting the maintenance and updating of FEWS NET EWT’s food security monitoring databases
  • Ensuring that relevant food security monitoring maps and other visualizations (e.g. prices, markets functioning and access, and cross-border trade) are prepared and regularly updated in a timely manner
  • Contributing to the documentation and files of the project and updating essential data used in early warning and food security monitoring and assessment
  • Providing inputs requested by the CR, RFSSs and DSG analysts for all monthly reporting requirements, including Food Security Outlooks, Outlook Updates, key messages, and regular briefings to the US Government and other partners
  • Contributing to regular and ad hoc markets and trade (M&T) analyses and reporting (e.g. price bulletins and regional supply and market outlooks)
  • Contributing to other FEWS NET EWT information products required locally and by the Washington-based technical team
  • Other related tasks that may be assigned from time to time

Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanisms Quality Assurance Consultancy | Global Recruit | 2023

Chemonics is recruiting for a remote, experienced health governance expert with extensive knowledge of Country Cooperating Mechanisms (CCMs) to support the Global Fund’s CCM Evolution Technical Assistance program. The Global Fund’s Evolution Initiative is a catalytic opportunity aimed at improving CCM’s core responsibilities of inclusive oversight, meaningful engagement, aligned positioning with national structures and sustainable governance operations.

The consultant will work closely with Chemonics’ CCM Strengthening Consultants to provide technical oversight and ensure high quality technical deliverables. He/She will be responsible of reviewing output submitted by CCM Strengthening Consultants and provide feedback and suggestions as needed to ensure alignment with each assignment’s terms of reference.

CCMs require a range of technical support to ensure their effectiveness. This support includes assessing their eligibility, updating governance documents, strengthening oversight functions, promoting collaboration with PRs, and managing conflicts of interest. Additionally, conducting CCM composition reviews, implementing reforms, and revamping processes are essential to fundamentally enhance CCM functionality. The ideal candidate for this role should possess a strong background in CCM governance and operations, as well as familiarity with various types of technical assistance.


  • Participate in all technical calls between the Global Fund and the strengthening consultant to understand context and the expectation of each assignment.
  • Understand and become familiar with the relevant TORs.
Engaging with CCM Strengthening Consultants
  • Participate in Evolution assignment calls with the Global Fund (CCM Hub and/or CT) and provide technical input and guidance in implementation of interventions. This includes, but is not limited to, flagging challenges and identifying potential risks, as well as proposing solutions to mitigate challenges and potential risks. This also includes documenting key discussion points and actional items and circulating to all participants.
  • Provide quality assurance to all written deliverables, making recommendations for improvement as needed.
  • Review of all deliverables to ensure there are no gaps in consultants’ output and that the work submitted to the Global Fund is of the highest quality.
  • Conduct quality assurance reviews of key technical CCM deliverables in accordance with pre-agreed standards/expectations per terms of reference (ToRs), ensuring deliverables are in technical alignment with Evolution objectives and appropriate for the in-country context. This includes providing a review of specific technical outputs resulting from Evolution interventions (e.g., revised governance manuals, protocols, updated oversight plans and tools, amongst others).
  • Comment on and propose amendments to deliverables, including making technical recommendations directly in key documents/products and providing follow-up actions, where appropriate.
  • Highlight potential weaknesses/issues in deliverables and provide technical recommendations or follow-up actions for consultants.
  • Coordinate and set up calls with the Global Fund (i.e. CCM Hub and/or Country Team), as needed, to discuss assignment challenges or to review deliverables.
  • Following assignment closure, support consultants with submission of final deliverables and end of assignment reports in one email to the CCM Hub. This includes uploading key supporting documents to the GF External SP.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the required knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed to perform the principal duties.Written and spoken fluency in French and English is required.
Bachelor’s degree required, with social science, public health, population studies orientation highly desirable and advanced degree preferred.
  • Written and spoken fluency in French and English is required.
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in supporting CCMs in the areas of leadership, management, oversight, engagement (CSOs and/or KP/PLWD groups), capacity-building and CCM governance processes desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding/experience of the Global Fund model and processes.
  • Familiarity with the Global Fund’s CCM evolved model and all CCM Function desired.
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding/experience of CCM Governance related issues.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel
Duration and Expected Level of Effort (LOE)

The expected LOE of this assignment is 50 days, over the course of 4 months with an anticipated start date of September.


This position will be conducted remotely.

How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, kindly submit your application to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Team Lead (Programme Director) - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps is seeking candidates for a Team Lead (Programme Director) who will provide overall leadership, management, and technical direction of an expected five-year FCDO and Swiss Government-supported Wajibika Programme in Tanzania. The PD will lead a consortium of partners to ensure an integrated vision among different components and actors with a focus on achieving the results. The PD shall be the donor’s principal point of contact in Tanzania for procedural and substantive matters, including technical matters for Wajibika. The PD shall coordinate and ultimately be responsible for all Agreement management and implementation. The PD shall also be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The PD will be expected to identify issues and risks related to activity implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate adjustments.

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Consultant - Evidence Framework for Scaling Technical Approaches - Remote

This consultancy aims to:
  1. Develop a draft framework for evidence-based identification and documentation of foundational approaches
  2. Identify, collect and organize the evidence sources to be considered for applying the framework to up to three foundational approaches related to Mercy Corps’ Peace and Good Governance Outcome
Consultant Activities:

The Consultant will:
  1. Develop a draft framework for evidence-based identification and documentation of foundational approaches recommended for scaling (approximately 60% of the anticipated LOE).
    • Conduct a literature review of relevant frameworks for evidence-based scaling of technical approaches for international development and humanitarian programming
    • Lead between 10 and 20 consultations with internal Mercy Corps stakeholders and external experts to assess expectations, needs, and overall criteria for a “best fit” framework for scaling evidence-based approaches
    • Synthesize findings from both the lit review and consultations into a report and slide deck
    • Lead a remote briefing meeting to share report findings, and receive and incorporate feedback to inform a draft framework
    • Develop a draft framework for scaling evidence-based approaches
    • Present the draft framework to Mercy Corps
  2. Through a consultative process, define criteria for the evidence base that would be used to assess up to three foundational approaches under Mercy Corps’ Peace and Good Governance Outcome area. Then, identify and gather evidence sources and organize them in a coherent “source document inventory” to lay the foundation for future review (approximately 40% of the anticipated LOE).
    • Participate in determining the final selection of one to three foundational approaches, working closely with a technical working group. The shortlist of approaches under consideration at this stage includes:
      • Interest-based negotiation and mediation
      • Community mobilization approach (“CATALYSE”)
      • Social cohesion approach (“COALESCE”)
    • Manage process for and finalize detailed definitions of inclusion/exclusion criteria for the evidence sources to be included for the selected Peace and Good Governance approaches
    • Collect source documentation from both external and internal sites that meet the criteria.
    • Develop a short, written summary or slide deck describing the quantity and type of evidence sources ultimately included in the inventory to assist Mercy Corps' subsequent decisions for how best to apply the Framework.