USAID | PEPFAR | IntraHealth
Short Term Assignment Scope of Work
AEF Assessment Study
SOW to be performed by: Research Supervisor
Proposed Dates: Aug – September 2019
Background: The Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya is a Mechanism funded by the Presidents Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Implemented by IntraHealth International Inc. and its partners AMREF Health Africa and Strathmore University Business School (SBS), the mandate of HRH / Kenya is to strengthen health workforce management to achieve improved health outcomes.
It is anticipated that by the end of the five-year Mechanism (Sept. 27, 2016 –Sept. 26, 2021):
1) Health workers training colleges will have increased numbers of market ready graduates who are responsive to Kenya’s disease burden;
2) National and County leadership will have efficient HRH management systems to address workforce challenges including reduction of staff shortages; and,
3) National and County Governments will make HRH decisions based on market – driven data and disease epidemiology to improve health outcomes
The Afya Elimu Fund (AEF) is a revolving fund that provides low interest (4%) loans to needy students in mid-level medical training institutions.
The fund which is a joint initiative of the USAID funded FUNZO Kenya(2012-2017) Project and the follow-on Project- Human Resource for Health (HRH) Kenya mechanism, the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), the Ministry of Health, County governments and, the private sector partners aims at increasing the availability of skilled mid-level healthcare workers to address the disease burden in HIV, RMNCAH/FP, Malaria and other priority health services.
The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the Afya Elimu Fund since inception to document impact, draw lessons and develop strategies and action plan to inform the next phase of the fund. The study will take place in 24 training institutions, health facilities and various locations in the 47 counties.
The research supervisor will oversee the day-to-day data collection, conduct the Key Informant Interviews (KII) and play the leadership role during fieldwork. In addition, the research supervisor
will schedule interviews and ensure contacts with the key informants.
S/he will directly report directly to the lead consultant and M&E Director, Charles Kimani who is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
- Interview schedule
- Daily short reports during the data collection
- Electronic copies in English of all the follow-up data for analysis
Principal duties and responsibilities:
- Contact and establish partnership with Key Informants for interviews
- Assist in the training of recruited data collectors
- Establish a timetable and schedule for data collection in the target counties
- Supervise the data collectors, check the entry of the data collection instruments to verify consistency and accuracy of data collected
- Organize the safekeeping and proper storage of the data collection instruments, both used and unused
- Review the activities of the day and share a short report (1/2 page) for daily briefings.
- Respond to ad hoc request from the study team IntraHealth team in Nairobi
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus minimum 4 years of relevant research experience
- Experience with study design, data collection, data analysis/interpretation and reporting
- Experience working with the MOH and Kenya counties
- Experience in leadership, training, and supervision strongly preferred
- A proven record as a self-managed consultant
- Proficient verbal and written communication in English and local languages
- Willingness to travel (20%) to the counties and institutions where the clients and providers reside
Level of Effort: A maximum of 10 days is allocated for this SOW.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Tuesday 30th July, 2019.