Operational research Quality of care on RH/family planning services Jobs in Ethiopia
Operational research Quality of care on RH/family planning services Jobs in EthiopiaAbout Amref Health Africa
Amref Health Africa is an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 1957. The organization has country offices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Southern Sudan.
Amref’s vision is lasting health change in Africa and its Mission is to improve health and healthcare in Africa so that every African can enjoy the right to good health, by helping to create vibrant networks of informed communities that work with empowered healthcare providers in building strong health systems.
Amref’s Strategy Goal is to advance Africa’s health by catalyzing an evidence-based movement aimed at reducing the gap between communities and the rest of the health system using a series of programme drivers that are cross-cutting and process-based.
The programme themes that will lead to realization of the strategy are partnership with communities for better health; building capacity for strengthened communities and health system responsiveness, and health systems research for policy and practice.
AMREF in Ethiopia Country Programme
Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia is being recognised as an institution that has capability to provide health and community systems strengthening by the government of Ethiopia and various donors.
As a result, Amref is entrusted to spearhead the upgrading training of HEW for the whole country. Amref has been recognised and received award from the prime minister’s office to its contribution in health development in marginalised areas in 2013.
Overview of the Project
The Packard RH-quality of care (QOC) project has been implemented in two phases. The Phase one project was launched in January, 2015 to enhance reproductive health care quality to accelerate utilization of family planning services have been designed and implemented in Oromia Region, Jimma and East Wollega Zones.
Thus, the project has been implemented in 160 health posts of the two zones. The ultimate outcome of the project is to increased access to quality community based reproductive health/FP services.
Now in phase II, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia has launched similar project entitled “Enhancing reproductive health/family planning services quality of care to accelerate utilization of family Planning services” funded by David Lucile and Packard Foundation.
In this phase the project expected to address 200 health posts from two zones and similar goals as phase one.
The consultancy service is required to conduct midterm evaluation study in project implementation areas. The study is expected (but not limited) to focus on Quality family planning services at PHCU in case of Jimma and East Wolega zones: In the study in addition to the quality framework to be selected by
The consultant is expected to analyses the Role of level IV health extension workers, on job training and mentorship and other intervention.
The research findings may help to know the projects impacts and support to facilitate project implementations.
Objective of the operational research
Overall objective is to assess quality family planning services at primary healthcare unit and the role of level IV health extension workers, on job training and mentorship in Jimma and East Wolega zonesTo measure quality of FP services based on different dimensions of quality care including client satisfaction, process and structure and facility factors or assess the quality of care in family planning services in relation to client, provider, and structural factors
Specific objectives of the study:
To assess the role of on job training and mentoring of health extension workers on quality family planning services
To analyse the effects of intervention on quality family planning services
Analyse second round and the detail identified cases or actors/interventions that can be sell out in the program intervention ( Qualitative analysis)
Location of the project:
The Project implementation areas include: Oromia region:Jimma zone: Dedo, Mancho, Shebe Sombo and Seka Chokorsa districts
East WollegaZone: Diga, Gutagida, and LekaDulecha districts)
The incumbent should have an overall understanding of the Ethiopian health sector policies and systems
They should have demonstrated experience in research and program evaluation of health projects/programs at regional or national levels.
The suitable candidate firm/group should possess at least one member with postgraduate training in reproductive health, public health, social sciences or related disciplines.
Extensive experience in conducting reproductive health research is asset. Experience in quantitative research using quantitative analytical tools such as STATA and SPSS essential requirement
Gender knowledge and experience in applying gender sensitive researching tools is desirable. Data collectors should have a minimum of BSc in nursing, midwifery, public heal health or other related fields and experience in data collection, and qualitative data collector should have minimum postgraduate in health or other similar fields and have experience in similar work.
How to Apply
Potential consultants are invited to collect TOR free of charge from our office or through email of firstname.lastname@example.org until April 18, 2019 and can submit the proposal on 19th April 2019 before 11:30AM.
The proposal shall include financial and technical proposals sealed in separate envelopes and submitted to Procurement department in person
Amref Health Africa, Ethiopia office
Behind Bole Medhanialem Church
Near to Abyssinia Building
P.O.Box 20855, Code 1000
For more information and job application details, see; Operational research Quality of care on RH/family planning services Jobs in Ethiopia