وظائف شاغرة لدى بالاديوم التابع لمشروع الوكالة الأمريكية للتنمية الدولية للتخصصات التالية

الثلاثاء، 13 فبراير 2018


تعلن  Palladium (Health Finance and Governance (HFG) USAID Project) في عمان عن حاجتها الى :

MOH Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Background and Rational:
The Jordan HFG Activity
The Jordan Health Finance and Governance Activity (HFG), a five-year USAID funded activity begun in November 2016, aims to improve health sector sustainability and resilience in Jordan, both highly dependent on sound health sector financing and governance.  The HFG work plan contains diverse tasks across diverse technical areas.  One of the top priority among them is management autonomy for the hospitals of the Ministry of Health.  Both UHC and decentralization task areas are long-lived objectives in Jordan’s health sector, with efforts going back well over a decade.  
M&E system for Monitoring MOH Hospitals Performance
The Ministry of Health (MOH) plays a unique role in providing high-quality healthcare services to the whole population in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, through health centers and hospitals distributed around the Kingdom. It has contributed significantly to tangible achievements in the health sector, resulting in positive health indicators over the previous years
The MOH Quality Directorate and based on HE the Minister of Health directions developed a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the performance in the MOH hospitals. These KPIs include technical, operational and administrative indicators that meant to reflect and measure the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of services provided in the MOH hospitals. The quality directorate started to implement this system in August 2017 and they developed some M&E templates to report against these KPIs.
MOH requested HFG technical assistance in order to advance this experiment and implement it according to the intranational standards and to build the capacity of the MOH and hospitals relevant staff to collect and report a quality and reliable data that will help to produce an informed decision
HFG is seeking to hire a consultant with medical, M&E, research and training expertise. The consultant will be responsible for conducting a situational assessment and review of all aspects of the collection process for the indicators’ data as defined by the quality directorate and match it with the international standards and define data collection and reporting responsibilities and practices of the MOH staff at the central and hospital levels.  
Based on the findings of the assessment, the consultant will then do a thorough revision of the hospitals KPIs and develop indicators reference sheets for each KPI. The consultant shall develop/update the required M&E tools then he will design and conduct a capacity building program for primary focal points at the national and subnational levels with the aim of building their capacity to contribute relevant data.  The capacity building program may include M&E training that will be followed by a number of activities including mentoring and on the job advising to ensure that the focal points are able to comply with their data provision roles.
In addition to the above, the consultant shall design and support the responsible staff in quality directorate to develop their semi-annual/annual M&E reports and analyzing them to enhance the feedback cycle on the targeted KPIs and ensure the focal points accountability on the quality of data they provide.
The work of the M&E consultant shall be aligned with the indicators defined in the MOH strategy 2018-2022. 

Methodology
Phase one: Background review, situational analysis, and tools development
1.Review all background information including a thorough review of the developed MOH strategic plan 2018-2022 document, the available hospitals KPIs, the semi-annual/annual M&E reports produced by the MOH from the previous strategic plans, HCAC and JCI standards; critically assess these reports and standards, identify missing data and gaps, and weaknesses in the informational foundation.  
2.Examine and analyze all indicator data collection formats/tools /templates in terms of their utility, functionality, comprehensibility, and ease of use. Consider, propose and develop specific revisions/updates to streamline and simplify the available/proposed/developed M&E tools.
3.Identify and list all sources of data for each indicator with a full description of its sources. An indicator reference sheet should be developed for each indicator. 
4.Interview at least 15 of the focal points responsible for and/or directly involved with the data collection including staff at central and hospitals levels currently charged to supply data to the MOH.Identify all data provision challenges faced and their suggestions and recommendations for how to improve the process.
5.Describe and document existing logistical procedures and actions undertaken by MOH personnel in the quality directorates to request and receive data 
6.Investigate issues related to compromised accuracy and/or quality of data received by the MOH from focal points
7.Synthesize all information collected, document the existing challenges and create a set of recommendations towards more effective streamlining and improving the delays and lack or incompleteness of reporting data to the quality directorate M&E system, operational procedures, and tools.  These recommendations should address both focal points in hospitals as sources providing data and those at the MOH central level with the responsibility to aggregate and synthesize the numerical data and providing the accompanying narrative context to explain the findings. 
8.Validate these findings and recommendations with the MOH and HFG teams. 

Phase Two: Capacity Building Program
1.Based on phase one assessment findings and recommendations and the newly developed M&E system and tools, the consultant shall design and deliver a capacity building program that covers in detail each Indicator in the strategy along with a review of the Indicator Reference Sheet, and data collection templates and mechanisms.
2.Conduct individual and group sessions to discuss the strategy indicators and its reference sheets and the newly proposed/developed M&E indicators/ tools and mechanisms and to take into consideration the specific recommendations from the MOH staff at the central level and their focal points at the hospital level on how the data collection process can be improved 
3.Agree with the relevant MOH staff and focal points in the hospitals on a ‘plan of action’ specifying steps they will follow the capacity building program to facilitate their delivery of required data. The consultant shall follow up with the focal points through mentoring and on the job advising to ensure that the partners are able to comply with their data provision roles.

Phase Three: Semi-Annual/Annual M&E report development and analysis
1.The consultant will conduct a one-day workshop for the MOH staff in the quality directorates to ensure the ideal implementation for the required data collection process according to the agreed upon tools. 
2.The consultant will support designing, establishing and developing an improved structure, outline, and contents for the semi-annual/annual M&E report that the quality directorate produces for the hospitals KPIs. 
3.The consultant shall support the MOH responsible staff in quality directorate to analyze their semi-annual/annual M&E reports to enhance the feedback cycle on the targeted KPIs and ensure the focal points accountability on the quality of data they provide.
4.Once the M&E system is implemented and functional, the consultant shall provide support for IT personnel to automate the system.

Required Qualifications:
1.A university degree in medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, hospital administration, or other relevant fields, or a combination of experience and education working in this sector.
2.A minimum of ten years of relevant experience with national/international organizations in the M&E field and progress tracking indicators, systems, and tools for complex projects.
3.Experience in analyzing and developing performance analysis as well as in and health data analysis is preferred
4.Past work with international donor-funded programs preferred.       
5.Analytical, reporting and presentation skills.
6.Ability to solve problems in the field with partners, local committees, and beneficiaries.
7.Excellent command of spoken and written English and Arabic.
8.Excellent command of standard office software skills.

Interested qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online through the following link https://palladiumhr.secure.force.com/recruit/fRecruit__ApplyJob?vacancyNo=VN4343 no later than 15th February 2018.