Job Title: DQA Advisor
Department/Location: Global Health
Reports To: COP, Ebola Pillar II MEL Activity
Type: Consultancy (~33 days from September to December 2017)
The Ebola Pillar II, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Project is a three-year USAID-funded contract to address USAID-coordinated efforts in mitigating the second order impacts of the Ebola Virus outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project is focusing on four main components: evaluation, routine monitoring, data quality assurance, and improved knowledge management and learning. The project is led and managed by International Business and Technical Consultants Inc., (IBTCI), with several regional and local partners in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia.
Pillar II Ebola MEL Activity Components
Expected Activity Results
Data Quality Assessments are a requirement by USAID to ensure the quality of routine monitoring data being collected. As an M&E contractor, IBTCI supports routine monitoring and data quality assurance for the Ebola Pillar II portfolio. The consultant DQA Advisor will be expected to conduct two DQAs of selected activities and indicators, as well as conduct a two-three DQA training for 2-3 local subcontractor staff and 1-3 USAID staff. The training will be scheduled for early September, after which the DQAs will be conducted. Trained personnel will participate in the DQAs as a hands-on learning exercise. After the departure of the consultant DQA Advisor, the subcontractor staff will be expected to continue conducting DQAs for Ebola Pillar II activities.
It is expected that, by the end of the training and guided DQA field visits, participants will be able to:
The DQA Advisor will collaborate with the COP, the Project Director, and the Knowledge Management Director to develop/adopt training materials, facilitate a 2-3 training, conduct two DQAs, and develop a post trip report. The DQA Advisor is expected to perform following tasks:
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Supervisory Responsibility: N/A
Travel: Travel is required for the Training and DQAs as per the scope of work.
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