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Organization: mothers2mothers
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 16 Jan 2017

Evaluation Consultancy - Malawi

mothers2mothers (m2m) Malawi has partnered with United Nations International Children s Fund (UNICEF) since July 2013 under the Optimizing Access to Simplified HIV Treatment to Reduce New HIV Infections among Children (OHTA)program. For the consolidation phase of this project, m2m is conducting an implementation research project on adolescent girls and young women in HIV and PMTCT care in Malawi with UNICEF s support. The objective of the research is to use qualitative methods to gather empirical data as to the gaps and areas for investment and innovation around Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues that adolescent girls face with a special focus on PMTCT.

Scope of Work

Conduct a literature review to consolidate findings from existing literature on Adolescent HIV Care, Teen Pregnancies, and Youth focused Services within sub-Saharan Africa generally, and Malawi specifically

Conduct qualitative implementation research amongst adolescents around needs, barriers and facilitators to accessing SRHR and PMTCT services.

Deliverables

Research work plan with clear timeframes as well as process and output milestones;

Stand-alone literature review that covers all components outlined in this scope of work. Including an electronic database of citations (i.e. endnote, refworks format, etc.) and full cited literature in PDF format.

Methodology document, including report structure, analytical framework/analysis plan, data collection instruments.

Ethics clearance certificate / documentation, and documentation of other forms of written permission required and obtained.

Regular (monthly) written progress reports and briefing sessions

Research report

Draft research report

Presentation to the research steering committee and/or management

Final research report

Delivery of original transcripts (in electronic form), audio recordings, qualitative data-sets and for the research, and acknowledgement of m2m s right to publish the data.

Qualifications and Experience

The Service Provider should comprise an individual, or team of suitably-qualified and experienced personnel, with sufficient technical experience to fulfil all roles:

A qualitative research specialist with a minimum of seven years experience in qualitative research in an African context

Demonstrated ability to design and plan the research approaches and research methodologies. This should include skills and expertise required to design, plan and conduct and analyse qualitative data;

Relevant subject matter knowledge and experience in adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, and/or HIV/AIDS is an advantage;

Ability to manage a potentially large-scale and complex research process, including interpreting complex qualitative data and drawing conclusions and recommendations;

Ability to design, manage and implement primary research in potentially challenging project environments. This may include the design of surveys, in-depth interviews, focus group and other research approaches;

Experience working in developing country contexts is essential. At least one member of the research team should be a Malawian national

Appropriate country knowledge/experience, including language proficiency to conduct the research required

Duration:Approximately January 2017 October 2017


How to apply:

Interested service providers are invited to view the full terms of reference, including required components of the research proposal here: www.m2m.org/careers. Proposals should be submitted to recruitment2@m2m.orgby 16 January 2016.

A research design outlining their proposed methodology with clear descriptions of sampling design, proposed methods of data collection, data processing and a detailed analysis plan;

An itemised quotation with detailed motivation of cost to be incurred. The quotation must be inclusive of all costs (direct and indirect), all professional fees and all taxes;

A brief organisational profile detailing experience and relevant track record of the organisation with special reference to work conducted in sub-Saharan Africa;

Brief, one-page CVs highlighting the qualifications and experience of members of the evaluation team (all those directly involved in the research);

A list of at least three referees with contact details;

Examples of previous work may be attached;

Comprehensive contact details (telephone number, mobile number and e-mail address) must accompany all submissions.

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