I. Purpose of the Consultancy
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan in partnership with Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan (AKHSP), is implementing 5 year initiative, entitled, Central Asia Health Systems Strengthening (CAHSS) project to improve health of men, women and children in target areas of Pakistan (GB and Chitral). Project is funded by Global affairs Canada and Aga Khan Foundation-Canada.
II. BCC overview of MCCS
PD and HPDP component were implemented during the course of project life which included short term and long term trainings and implementation of BCC engagement strategies along with health screening activities. This impact assessment will mainly focus on effectiveness of PD and HPDP component with respect to learning, behaviours and results (immediate and intermediate outcomes) among health professionals and general population.
III. Scope of work
Consultant will carry out all major tasks in consultation with AKHS, Pakistan. He/she will lead the process of evaluation/impact design, results framework as per project requirements, data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, and reporting of the project. Specifically, the local consultant or consulting firm will be responsible for the following tasks:
1. Schedule meeting with Health Team of AKHS, Pakistan to discuss TOR, purpose of impact assessment and timelines.
2. Review project documents and complete review of programmatic interventions
3. Submit design and impact assessment protocol for HPDP and PD component. This shall include detailed methodology including representative sampling, quantitative and qualitative data collection techniques, secondary data inputs, measures for data quality assurance, data cleaning and data management plan; data analysis plan, ethical considerations and limitations and plan/structure for the impact assessment report.
4. Implement data collection plan and supervise fieldwork to seek responses from health care providers and beneficiaries for impact evaluation of PD and HPDP component.
5. Prepare a concise report documenting the preliminary findings of impact assessment for review by AKHS, Pakistan.
6. Submit the final report by incorporating feedbacks from AKHS, Pakistan.
10. Prepare and submit 2 communication pieces and 4 case studies on HPDP component.
IV. Key deliverables
1. Inception Report
2. Impact assessment protocol
3. Data collection tools
4. Clean quantitative and qualitative data sets
6. Draft tabulation plan/preliminary findings
6. Draft report
7. Final report
8. Communication pieces for PD and HPDP component
9. Four case studies on PD and HPDP component
This assignment requires 30 days in total.
VI. Selection, Facilitation, and Support
Shortlisted consultant after interviews is expected to submit a short proposal on impact assessment of PD and HPDP component along with budget. The proposal will be reviewed by AKHS management and short-listed consultants will be asked to make presentations at AKHS, Pakistan premises. The successful consultant will be invited for negotiation of the contract.
After signing the contract, local consultant will accomplish aforementioned key deliverables within agreed timeframe.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of Department of Research & Donor Funded Programs at AKHS, Pakistan.
IX. Qualification and Experience of the Consultant
The prospective consultant or consulting firm is expected to demonstrate an appropriate balance of managerial and technical skills, knowledge of the region, and experience in surveys, impact assessments, and evaluations in health system. Qualifications of key representatives should include:
i) A Master’s degree or above with specialization in social sciences preferably in health management, public health, M&E, epidemiology, economics, sociology, or development studies
ii) At least 8 years of experience in research and evaluations. Report writing and Analysis along with findings and recommendations.
iii) Familiarity with the policies, programs and operating modalities of the Government and AKDN will be desirable
iv) Understanding and sensitivity of the culture, tradition and language of the GBC areas will be an advantage.
The Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) is one of three agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) that support activities in health. The others are the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Aga Khan University (AKU). Together, the three agencies provide quality health care to five million people ...Read More