The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project provides technical support to the Government of Tanzania in health policy formulation and implementation. HP+ is seeking a qualified Tanzanian consultant to oversee and provide support to data collection efforts related to an HIV activity-based costing and management exercise at facility, community, and above-site levels.
Areas of Expertise
- Data collection expertise with demonstration of success in Tanzania in the areas of HIV and health economics
- Quantitative research skills, process mapping experience, and strong management skills
The successful consultant must have strong relationships and extensive experience working with MOHCDGEC, PEPFARTanzania, and Tanzanian research institutions. S/he will work closely with HP+ and public and private health facility staff on the activity-based costing exercise at select facilities. The assignment requires 30 total days of engagement but will be spread over a period of performance from February to July 2020.
Interested candidates must read the full scope of work which is available online, please visit: https://thepalladiumgroup.com/
Tanzanian Consultant to Manage HIV Data Collection
Palladium is a leader in developing and delivering positive impact. Our solutions transform lives, businesses,
communities, society and economies, creating enduring value. The USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Plus
project (HP+) is supporting the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children
(MOHCDGEC) on health policy and financing activities, particularly surrounding domestic resource mobilization and
technical efficiency for HIV.
- Provide managerial oversight to the activity-based costing exercise. HP+ will contract a research institution to collect data at 40-60 facilities across Tanzania.
- Oversee the research institution to ensure that activity progress remains on track and that data collection efforts are accurate and complete.
- Manage Institutional Review Board process for research ethics clearance and follow up with NIMR as needed for approval.
- Provide support to collection of secondary data on above-site PEPFAR and Global Fund expenditures. Follow up with PEPFAR Tanzania and Global Fund as needed.
- Provide support to collection of secondary data on national level HIV cost data. Follow up with PEPFAR Tanzania, MOHCDGEC NACP, etc. as needed.
- Participate in data collection training and piloting of data collection tools.
- Assist in organizing meetings, trainings, dissemination, etc. with key stakeholders as needed.
- Track progress of activity implementation and coordinate to update HP+ team; communicate frequently with
- HP+ on issues affecting data collection.
- At least a master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, or Economics with significant experience and demonstration of success in Tanzania conducting data collection and management for field research evaluations related to health services
- Must have strong existing relationships with MOHCDGEC NACP, PEPFAR Tanzania, and leading Tanzanian research institutions
- Works at a local Tanzanian public research institution
- Strong management and organizational skills related to data collection with high attention to detail
- Strong experience with HIV costing, HIV service delivery, and health financing issues in Tanzania
- Experience with process mapping
- Excellent English writing, oral communication, and reporting skills
- Quantitative skills, including data analysis and interpretation
- Ability to develop presentations and write summary reports
- Ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines
- Ability to work successfully with diverse groups, partners, and colleagues (including frequent communication with Tanzania and Washington HQ team)
All applications for this position should be submitted online at www.thepalladiumgroup.com via the Careers page. Palladium provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.