International Medical Corps Nepal

International Medical Corps Nepal
International Medical Corps is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering by providing medical relief, health care training, and development programs that build self-reliance. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in under-served communities worldwide. International Medical Corps has responded to every major disaster of the last 30 years, delivering more than $2 billion in assistance and training in more than 70 countries.

International Medical Corps is working in support of the Government of Nepal’s response efforts. We were among the first INGOs on the ground and operational following the earthquake, providing medical treatment and essential supplie
s. Our technical staff on the ground now includes physicians, nurses, surgeons, as well as specialists in water, sanitation and hygiene, mental health and psycho-social support and nutrition.

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Detailed Job Description / Requirements:

End line Evaluation Consultant for RISE (Rebuild, Integrate, Strengthen, Empower): Health Systems Strengthening, Integration of Services and Community Empowerment Project.

Scope of Work (SOW)

BACKGROUND:

International Medical Corps is implementing RISE (Rebuild, Integrate, Strengthen, and Empower): Health Systems Strengthening, Integration of Services and Community Empowerment effective from June 2015 until the end of March 31st 2017. The Health Sector programs in Nepal seek to contribute to the strengthening of government health systems, to integrate essential services into communities and to empower communities by addressing key gaps in health programming identified by the PDNA (Post Disaster Needs Assessment) and other observed needs during emergencies especially in vulnerable communities and focus on developing a resilient health system. The project aims to achieve three major outcomes.

Outcome 1: Earthquake affected people in designated VDCs have access to comprehensive primary health care services through a functioning health facility: IMC is currently reconstructing 22 severely damaged health posts in five earthquake-affected districts. All facilities built are earthquake resistant in compliance with standards set by the Nepalese government (Standard Guidelines for Post-Disaster Reconstruction of Health Buildings, Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health, 2015).

Outcome 2:  Beneficiaries have to access to physiotherapy services through a static step down facility in Gorkha District Hospital and mobile physiotherapy and orthopedic camps with integrated uterine prolapse- physiotherapy services in rural areas of Gorkha: To address the need of the rehabilitative health care services for preventing injury and disability among earthquake affected population, the first ever physiotherapy step-down facility was established with in the premises of Gorkha District Hospital. Since the establishment, the PT step down facility as well as its regular mobile camps in rural communities has played vital role in rehabilitation of earthquake affected and injured population. From October 2016, a comprehensive reproductive health (RH) component was added as a part of the mobile physiotherapy camps.

Outcome 3:  Improved pre-hospital care and patient stabilization capacity during acute emergencies through the provision of training, supplies and equipment: IMC is building the capacity of its local implementing partner Nepal Ambulance Service by providing operational support for establishment and running of dispatch center and communication equipment in addition to the training on emergency medical services, and further supplying five, fully equipped ambulances to be operated in Kathmandu Valley, with plans to extend to surrounding districts. 

OBJECTIVES:

The overall purpose of this evaluation is to assess the program results / achievements against the deliverables IMC committed to in the RISE project, for which, International Medical Corps is recruiting a lead consultant evaluator to carry out end line evaluation of the RISE project with following specific objectives:

  • Assess, evaluate and analyze the results and achievements of the physiotherapy intervention.
  • Assess, evaluate and analyze the results and achievements of Emergency Medicine Service and strengthening emergency ambulance project.
  • Assess, evaluate and analyze the results and achievements of the reconstruction of health posts and the provision of essential medicines, equipment and supplies project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The consultant will evaluate each component of the health project on its own merit, followed by an assessment and analysis of the overall effect on results and targeted communities. In line with the objectives outlined for the RISE project evaluation, following activities will be performed by the evaluator:

  • Carry out a comparative analysis to assess the changes in the indicators (outcome, output) as outlined in the log framework of the RISE project;
  • Identify program strategies, structures, systems and interventions that contributed to or impeded the achievement of intended results of program interventions and links between inputs and results;
  • List the major successes and challenges faced by the program and how well these challenges were addressed;
  • Extract and report on lessons learned and recommendations to inform future (health) program designs.   

All the above-mentioned specific objectives will be carried out and guided with the following key activities:

  • Carry out a comparative analysis to assess the changes in the indicators (outcome, output) as outlined in the log framework of the RISE project;
  • Identify program strategies, structures, systems and interventions that contributed to or impeded the achievement of intended results of program interventions and links between inputs and results;
  • List the major successes and challenges faced by the program and how well these challenges were addressed;
  • Extract and report on lessons learned and recommendations to inform future (health) program designs.

Deliverables:

The major deliverables for the evaluator would be a final evaluation report, with three separate subchapters for each of the project outcomes. The final evaluation report should be accompanied by following deliverables:

  • Baseline data collection tools developed.
  • Relevant Secondary data reviewed.
  • End line survey plan developed.
  • List of respondents and questionnaire for data collection prepared.
  • Data enumerators selected and trained as per International Medical Corps hiring procedures.
  • Data collection conducted.
  • Raw data presented to International Medical Corps.
  • End line evaluation findings presented to International Medical Corps team and key stakeholders.
  • Final report submitted to International Medical Corps

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential:

  • Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences or related field.
  • Extensive and demonstrable project/programme evaluation experience (At least five years of experience in designing and conducting baseline, end line, and other comparable evaluation surveys).
  • Experience of public health related project evaluation in an international setting would be preferred.
  • Experience in health system strengthening, public health and I/NGOs.
  • A strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results.
  • Strong understanding of the Nepali context, its governance architecture and the health system.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent language proficiency in English and Nepali language.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications).
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative data analysis.

Desirable:

Experience with data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, XLS etc.) and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource.

INSTRUCTION FOR APPLICANTS:

Interested and eligible consultants should submit following details by 28th February 2017 via email to [email protected]

Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and an updated Curriculum Vitae.

Sample of two previous evaluation reports produced by the consultant (as a research lead).

Detailed evaluation plan consisting of:

      1. Description & roles of research team members.

      2. Work plan/ time frame including methodology and deliverables. 

      3. Budget breakdown.

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09 Feb, 17
28 Feb, 17
Kathmandu

Special Instructions for Applicants:

All the positions are for citizens holding Nepali nationality only.

To apply:

Please note the application procedure mentioned above and apply accordingly.

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