• SIMS Data Analyst

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2018 4:36 PM)
    Location
    Worldwide
    Type
    Consultant
  • Overview

    International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.

     

    Job Title:                                             Consultant         

    Department/Location:                    Remote

    Reports To:                                         IBTCI Sr. Director, Global Health

    Type:                                                   Full time, short term

    Classification:                                   Consultant                                         

     

    Overview:

     

    The Evaluation Services and Program Support (ESPS) project implemented by IBTCI in Kenya received a scope of work (SOW) to undertake Site Improvement through Monitoring System (SIMS) assessments on behalf of the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC). SIMS is a tool for monitoring the performance and quality of HIV service delivery across sites funded by the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) globally. ESPS services are required to increase program monitoring and enhance information management and to assure HIV service quality so that PEPFAR Kenya is able to meet annual OGAC targets. The purpose of this consultancy is to provide documentation of the potential contribution of HIV interventions towards the achievement of 90-90- 90 targets from programs evaluated by IBTCI through ESPS in Kenya.

    Responsibilities

    Scope of Work:  

     

    Expected LOE: Up to 15 days

     

    Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:  

    • Analyze SIMS findings from ESPS Task Orders for evaluating HIV programs in Kenya, including SIMS Base, SIMS Option Year, AphiaPlus, and Nilinde OVC;
    • Analyze existing HIV data in Kenya, with particular focus on provinces and counties that have received support from USAID, PEPFAR, World Bank and CDC for HIV services;
    • Identify secondary data and other existing reports for HIV services in Kenya for the past three years (2014-2017) and synthesize relevant findings and results from those sources for this consultancy.

     

    Consultant’s Expected Output

    • Prepare a details implementation plan for this HIV Programing review including design, methodology, data analysis and timeline
    • Implement the HIV Programing review
    • Excellent skills in English writing and in presentation of data for a diverse audience
    • Plan and provide a written report documenting the potential contribution of SIMS and any other quality improvement (QI) approaches in Kenya towards the achievement of 90-90- 90 targets in Kenya. The report should include graphs, tables and any other visualization tools, be written in English, no more than 20 pages (excluding cover page, table of contents, acronyms, references and annexes) in MS Word, one-inch margins, single spaced, font size 11 pts.
    • Include in the report all references and/or secondary data to support the potential contribution of SIMS or QI approaches to the achievement of positive HIV outcomes.
    • Identify any gaps in establishing such a contribution and formulate implementation research questions that may be necessary to answer.

    IBTCI Input

    • Provide the consultants with the SIMS Task Order final report that includes results from the assessment of 962 sites conducted by IBTCI in Kenya;
    • Provide the consultant with HIV-related Task Orders final reports implemented by IBTCI in Kenya.
    • Serve in the above consultant capacity to support the IBTCI technical practices of Global Health and/or Business Development divisions.

     

    This position does not authorize/require the consultant to directly communicate with IBTCI clients.

     

    This position does not authorize/require the consultant to have decision making authority on final work product.

     

    While working on proposals with IBTCI, the consultant is prohibited from working on that same proposal with any other organization.

    Qualifications

     

    Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

     

    • Master’s degree in Statistics or a relevant field
    • At least 10 years of relevant experience
    • Demonstrated experience with HIV/AIDS programming; familiarity with PEPFAR and SIMS strongly preferred
    • Demonstrated experience with contribution analysis
    • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and with statistical package such as SPSS, STATA, or similar
    • Excellent skills in English writing and in presentation of data for a diverse audience
    • Significant demonstrated experience with document/literature reviews for international development projects

     

    Education:  

     

    Master’s degree in Public Health, Demography, Social Sciences, International Development,

    Computer Science, Statistics, or another related field

     

    Supervisory Responsibility:  (none)

     

    Travel: (none)

     

    No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.                                             

    IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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