Organization: CAMRIS International
Closing date: 17 Feb 2017
CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world. We apply a customized, customer-centric, cost-effective business approach to offer greater value to our clients and challenge the way things have always been done in our field.
CAMRIS’ clients include U.S. government agencies and multilateral and private organizations. Our core practice areas include public health, agriculture and food security, economic development, education, environment, humanitarian assistance, democracy and governance, and medical research. For more information on CAMRIS International please visit: www.camris.com.
CAMRIS International’s USAID Nepal Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project supports the achievement of USAID/Nepal’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) development objectives by assisting the Mission in planning, designing, conducting, disseminating and learning from more rigorous monitoring and evaluation of development activities. This includes designing and implementing both quantitative and qualitative evaluations and assessments, as well as providing expert analysis and technical assistance to USAID/Nepal’s programs.
Under the USAID Nepal MEL Project, CAMRIS seeks a team leader to lead a nation-wide survey of Chlorhexidine coverage and compliance and essential newborn care practices in Nepal. The primary objective of the survey is to assess the coverage and compliance of Chlorhexidine gel application in Nepal. The secondary objectives of the survey are (1) to assess the newborn care practices and service utilization in Nepal, and (2) to assess the status of birth preparedness and maternal service utilization in Nepal. Key indicators on Chlorhexidine to be measured from this survey include:
- Percent of newborns receiving Chlorhexidine applied to their umbilical cord disaggregated by facility and home births.
- Percentage of mothers reporting of not applying any other substance besides Chlorhexidine to the cord stump.
- Percentage of mothers having knowledge of Chlorhexidine.
- Percentage of mothers who have skills for Chlorhexidine use.
- Percent of mothers/caretakers who have received Chlorhexidine during their pregnancy.
The survey will be designed as a cross sectional, nationally representative household survey. Sample districts should have district-wide program coverage, representing all three ecological zones in Nepal: hills, mountains and terai. The respondents of this survey will be confined to women who had been or were currently married and who had given birth to a living baby or had delivered a still born (that had been in the gestation period for at least 28 weeks) in the year preceding the survey. The sample size for this survey should be appropriate to ensure comparability of estimates from “Chlorhexidine coverage and compliance survey in Banke, Jumla and Bajhang, 2012”, a 1,800 respondent baseline. The survey instruments used in the will be updated and used in this survey.
The team leader must be available for a minimum of four weeks of field work in Nepal in March/April 2017, with the ability to conduct initial design work on a remote basis in February/March 2017.
- Provide oversight, guidance and management of the survey team, delegating tasks as appropriate.
- Lead the conduct of a mixed methods survey in the field in close collaboration with USAID Nepal, the government of Nepal, CAMRIS International and New Era.
- Coordinate closely with CAMRIS International and New Era to lead local field supervisors, interviewers/data collectors, and other team members.
- Lead the process of drafting and finalizing the survey, including team composition, roles and responsibilities, work plan, sampling strategy, data collection tools, survey briefing(s) and survey report.
- Steer effective communication with USAID, government of Nepal (Ministry of Health, Family Health Division of the Department of Health Services, and Child Health Division), USAID Nepal Chlorhexidine Navi Care Program implemented by JSI, among other stakeholders.
- Code and analyze qualitative data, as relevant.
- Ensure quality and timely delivery of all work products.
- An advanced university degree, PhD preferred, in global or public health, preventative medicine, public health administration, health science, gender or women’s studies, pharmacy, social work, international development or affairs, or a similar field.
- Minimum of 10 years of M&E experience, including five years of experience as a team leader or senior-level M&E specialist on complex or mixed methods surveys, assessments or evaluations of health projects. Expertise leading nation-wide health surveys is preferred.
- Strong quantitative data analysis skills.
- Subject matter expertise of maternal and child health preferred. Experience in Nepal or similar context preferred.
- Demonstrated experience leading research studies concerning sensitive subject matter in accordance with institutional review board and good evaluation ethics.
- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
- Knowledge of USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy preferred.
- Familiarity with USAID policies related to evaluations, assessments and performance management is highly desired.
- Excellent written and oral communication in English required.
- Demonstrated skills using SPSS, STATA or other social research software.
- The team leader must be available for a minimum of four weeks of field work in Nepal in March/April 2017, with the ability to conduct initial design work on a remote basis in February/March 2017.
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