Ethiopia: Call for Expression of Interest – Final Evaluation for Better Health for Older People in Africa Project

Organization: HelpAge International
Country: Ethiopia, Mozambique, United Republic of Tanzania, Zimbabwe
Closing date: 03 Apr 2017

1. Background

HelpAge International helps older people claim their rights and challenge discrimination and poverty, so that they can lead dignified, secure, active and healthy lives. HelpAge International is implementing ‘The Better Health for Older People in Africa’ programme between, July 2014 and June 2017 with a total budget of GBP 3,910,354 funded by DFID. The programme is implemented in four countries: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

The overall aim of the programme is to make poor older women/men and their households less vulnerable to illness and worsening poverty through provision of better access to health and care services. Efforts to provide age – appropriate health, HIV and care services as well as social entitlements that will better enable them to meet their health needs as well as efforts on improving the accountability of service providers and policy makers both locally and nationally were also made.

There are four months of implementation remaining before programme phase out. Under donor stipulations and because Helpage international has a string ethos of learning from its programmatic work this final evaluation of the work between April – May 2017 will be conducted.

· Target Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries – 387,763 older women and men (232,658F, 155,105M), over 50 years of age in the programme areas will access improved health care services (age – friendly and gender sensitive).

1,718 health staff will benefit from the training supported by the programme.

Indirect beneficiaries – 938,853 family members, from older people households will benefit. This is assuming that one household has five members. Thus, improving the health status of an older person at the household level, will lead to improved livelihood status within the household, making an older person less dependent on the other household members.

· Programme Management

HelpAge International, is an international network of organizations working on ageing with a London secretariat. HelpAge manages the programme through its country offices, Africa Regional Office (based in Nairobi, Kenya) and its headquarters in London.

Age International is the UK affiliate of the HelpAge Network and has the overall responsibility of overseeing the programme management, reporting and donor liaison. It also has the responsibility of sharing the programme learning widely.

HelpAge country offices/representatives manage the country programme through working closely with national partners; coordinating with the regional HelpAge office, monitoring activities and reporting.

Table 1: Country Office with Implementing Partners

1. Country – Mozambique (MOZ)

Country Office/Representative – HelpAge International – Mozambique

Partners:

  • Associacao Para Aos Velhos Desamparados (AAVEDOS)
  • Associacao Crista Interdenomiacional para o Desenvolvimento da Comunidade (ACIDECO)

  • Associacao de Proteccao dos Idosos de Tet (APITE)

  • Red Cross Mozambique (CVM)

  • Associacao Humanitaria de Apoio a Velhice (Vukoxa)

  • Associação Moçambicana para o Desenvolvimento da Família (AMOFEDA)

2 Country – Ethiopia (ETH)

Country Office/Representative – HelpAge International – Ethiopia

Partners

  • Ethiopian Elderly and Pensioners National Association (EEPNA)

  • Tesfa Social and Development Association (TSDA)

  • 24 health facilities in Oromia and SNNP Regions directly managed by the country office

3 Country – Zimbabwe (ZIM)

Country Office/Representative – Center for Community Development Solutions (CCDS)

Partners

  • Island Hospice

  • Helen Hove

4 Country – Tanzania (TAN)

Country Office/Representative HelpAge International – Tanzania

Partners

  • Jumiya Wastaafu Na Wazee Zanzibar (JUWAZA)

  • Magu Poverty Focus on Older People Rehabilitation Centre (MAPERECE)

  • Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

2. Purpose of the Evaluation and Intended Use

The final evaluation will strive to interrogate the extent to which programme objectives have been met and will utilize the OECD-DAC criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability) from which to structure the evaluation. It aims to build upon the mid-term evaluation that was conducted in 2016; see if recommendations from the evaluation have be me and identify key learnings that will help improve future health programming in HelpAge international.

Evaluation findings should be applicable for health programming in the regional and national contexts in which programme implementation was conducted. The findings are expected to inform decision making, foster an environment of learning, and promote greater understanding of effective health service provision for older persons in Africa.

3. Objectives of the Final Evaluation

The main objective of the evaluation will be to test the extent to which the programme has realized its broader theory of change

Specific Objectives

Ø To critically assess the level of achievements attained vis – a – vis the initial plan (results framework)

Ø To assess the programme of work against the OECD-DAC criteria (effectiveness, efficiency & value for money, relevance and impact)

Ø Assess the sustainability of achievements, implementation procedures, approaches and modalities

Ø Identify and draw out key learning as a result of implementation of the programme

Ø Provide recommendations to improve the future effectiveness of health programme development

4. Evaluation Focus and Scope

Impact

· What specific change has this programme brought about in reducing the poverty level of older people households through improvements in their health outcome?

· Has access to affordable health and care services by older persons improved in the four implementing countries?

· Have there been any policy changes/directives put in place that support improved health for older persons at country and regional level as a result of the programme’s efforts?

· Are there any policy changes that have been initiated at country/national level as a result of the project’s policy advocacy impact?

· What changes have occurred as a direct result of the project at different levels, and for different stakeholders?

· What are the unintended consequences of the project (positive and negative)?

Relevance

· To what extent have the interventions undertaken been relevant to the local needs and priorities of older persons?

· Did the project adapt to changes in the context and from learning as the project progressed?

Effectiveness

· How well did the project achieve the expected results (objectives and outcomes) in the results framework?

· Which results showed significant over- or under-achievement, and what were the major factors influencing this?

· Were there any gaps related to planning, management, monitoring and implementation that influenced the results?

· Have the lessons learning, monitoring and evaluation systems put in place after the mid-term evaluation been effective, placing particular attention on the roll out of the digitalization activities?

· The roles and responsibilities fulfilled by the HelpAge country and regional offices as well as implementing partners at country level. How the performance of each agency influenced the realization of the project objectives

Efficiency & VfM

· Were procurement, management and partnership arrangements appropriate to achieving the desired quality, quantity, and timeliness of outputs?

· Were the benefits delivered by the project proportionate to the costs?

· To what extent could the programme cost have been reduced/made more efficient without sacrificing the quality of the results

Sustainability

· To what extent will the benefits of the project continue after funding ceases? Specifically,

· Policy support – will efforts made thus far continue to influence policy makers after the programme has phased out?

· Institutional capacity – how far the programme is embedded in the local institutional structures – if the health facilities retain the knowledge received after trainings – if OCM will actively continue working after the programme has phased out – what changes have occurred in the capacities of local implementing partner organizations that will enable them to continue supporting the work after the programme has phased

Cross – Cutting

· What measures have been taken to mainstream gender in the programme and to what extent have women and vulnerable groups been involved in decision making?

· What measures were taken to ensure cross country and regional level learnings?

5. Methodology

A mixed methods approach will be undertaken consisting broadly of 2 main components:

  1. Desk review: all programme documents such as the project proposal, quarterly reports, budget, mid-term evaluation report etc. will be reviewed against the results framework. Documents shaping the wider external environment such as in country policies, strategies employed by regional bodies will be reviewed.

  2. Field work: field visits to a representative sample of selected partners in all programme implementing countries will be conducted. Data collection methods might include: Key Informant Interviews, Focus group discussions and Participatory mapping and story-telling (encouraged)

  3. Analysis and Reporting: the evaluator/s will undertake robust and appropriate analysis of the data and provide ample opportunity for feedback and resonance testing.

6. Specific Tasks and Deliverables

The evaluator will undertake the following tasks:

• Undertake a document review to become familiar with the project.

• Develop an evaluation framework, methodology and tools and refine these with the HelpAge staff.

• Undertake data collection and analysis according to HelpAge guidelines on evaluation quality

• Present draft findings and recommendations to all relevant project stakeholders

• Prepare a draft report for review, circulate and consider comments

• Prepare and submit a final report according to HelpAge guidelines on length and structure

HelpAge will support with provision of required documents, logistics and coordinating with countries/locations/stakeholders where evaluation consultations will take place and providing comments on evaluation draft/s.

7. Expertise Required

• A postgraduate qualification (Masters or above) in Social Sciences or International development and/or public health with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation.

• Proven experience of evaluating complex multi-country programmes especially in the area of health and advocacy

• Experience and familiarity with aging and gender

• Strong communication skills, proficient in working across all levels of institutions with experience of conducting primary data collection activities sensitively in a range of contexts.

• Excellent report writing skills in English

· Experience of evaluating digital data collection and analysis systems

8. Time-frame

The evaluation should commence not later than May 2017. It is anticipated that the evaluation will take no more than 30 working days, including, preparation and piloting the tools, briefings/debriefings and external meetings, presentation/revision of findings to HelpAge and other stakeholders and preparing draft and final reports.

Text Box Data DisaggregationAll evaluation findings should be disaggregated by age and sex 60-70 70-80 80 Younger older people may include 50-60Text Box Gender AnalysisAll evaluations should provide a better understanding of the differences of the realities of both older men and women who are impacted by the project

How to apply:

9. Expressions of Interest

Expressions of interest are sought from applicants meeting the criteria above. These should be sent to hr.ewca@helpage.org, no later than April 3, 2017.

10. Expressions of interest should include

• A short (one page) cover letter addressing the selection criteria above.

• CV (maximum 3 pages) outlining his/her experience

• Summary Proposal (maximum 3 pages) illustrating the applicant’s understanding of the TOR and task to be accomplished, plus a draft evaluation framework with clear sampling method and plan including any logistic support required.

• Financial proposal: The financial proposal should provide cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees.

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United Republic of Tanzania: Finance Director, Tanzania

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 31 May 2017

The Finance Director is responsible for the financial management of PCI in Tanzania. This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the National Accountant(s).

The Finance Director, in close coordination with PCI departments, ensures that internal control procedures are followed and PCI, US government and other donors’ requirements for financial management, compliance, and accounting, budget planning, monitoring and reporting are fully met in a timely manner*.*

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Budget Planning, Monitoring and Reporting:

  • Understand PCI’s business model to minimize co-funding and meet annual financial performance goals
  • Develop budgets annually for existing projects and in response to opportunities for new projects
  • Monitor PCI program budgets to ensure that spending occurs as planned and that variances are anticipated, noted and corrected. Ensure that key program personnel are aware of their budgetary resources and are able themselves to monitor their budgets;
  • Prepare monthly variance analysis reports for each budget including accruals and initiate review with individual program managers;
  • Prepare any budget revisions and projections for PCI programs and respond to any questions;
  • Prepare financial information requested such as pipelines and accruals;
  • Prepare monthly financial reports, budgets, forecast and reports on variances for the PCI’s international office
  • Review payroll for accuracy of payroll register, salary computations, allocations to different programs and Journal entries posted in Accounting software
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory issues for IO and PCI-Liberia local government authorities

Cash Management:

  • Review and approve the preparation of monthly funding requirements and ensure that all programs receive the funds approved for their use in a timely manner;
  • Monitor bank balances to ensure that reserves are adequate to meet current needs; and
  • Supervise the preparation of all payments to ensure complete documentation is provided and properly filed.

Internal Controls, Policy and Compliance

  • Lead the development of new policies and procedures concerning internal controls and operating efficiency;
  • Monitor existing compliance procedures and initiate potential improvements
  • Perform periodic internal control reviews to assure compliance with organizational policy and appropriate segregation of duties.
  • Assess financial, compliance and other relevant risks and establish risk mitigation processes
  • Maintain and perform regular general ledger analysis; and
  • Ensure compliance with PCI approval matrix
  • Ensure compliance with PCI accounting, procurement and Sub-award manual
  • Ensure proper asset management

Project Close Out:

  • Ensure that close out forecasts are made beginning six months ahead of project end date and that spending during those six months is closely monitored; and
  • Follow PCI’s project closeout procedures and ensure that there is complete compliance with all USG and other donor required close-out regulations.

Other:

  • Participate in PCI’s innovation efforts and in teams on innovation initiatives
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Parameters/Special Responsibilities Required:

  • The position will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania but will require frequent travel to the field offices.
  • Ability to travel in-country and internationally up to 30% of time. Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or the equivalent. Eight or more years in accounting and financial management with experience in non-profit accounting required;

  • Grant management experience and knowledge of US government grant-making rules and regulations is required;

  • Experience in managing multi-year food security program is required;

  • Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse workforce;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with local and/or international non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and other grassroots organizations;

  • Demonstrated management skills in a multi-cultural context. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work with people of varied backgrounds.

  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple and time sensitive deadlines;

  • Highly proficient in using general ledger, Word, Excel, e-mail and web browser software

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize new software applications effectively;

  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Experience working outside Tanzania in International non-profit organizations is preferred.

  • A passion for the mission and values of PCI Job Location Dar es Salaam, , Tanzania

How to apply:

https://pciglobal-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&job…

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United Republic of Tanzania: Head of Program: Emergency Medical Services – Tanzania

Organization: Trek Medics International
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 15 Apr 2017

DESCRIPTION

Trek Medics International is a 501c3-registered nongovernmental organization (New York City, USA) that improves emergency medical systems in resource-limited settings through mobile phone technologies.

Trek Medics is seeking a seasoned and creative professional to join its leadership team in the execution and management of the organization’s administrative operations, software platform, field programs, and business development activities in Tanzania. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Head of Program will be directly involved in the design and execution of Trek Medics’ strategic plan with potential for continued career growth. For more information about our organization and work please visit our website.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Head of Program will work with senior leadership and program partners to strengthen and expand Trek Medics’ performance and growth in four key focus areas in Tanzania:

  • Program development and expansion
  • Technical support for active programs
  • Support and adoption of the Beacon platform
  • Administration and finances

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify and recruit new programs and organizations onto the Beacon platform
  • Identify and liaise with new partners and donors
  • Provide technical and managerial support and advising to active Mwanza program
  • Support software development team to improve Beacon user experience
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support existing program to expand impact through improved performance and outcomes
  • Work with senior management to identify and assess targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Demo Beacon platform for targeted list of potential users, partners and donors
  • Launch Beacon platform with at least three new original programs in Tanzania meeting minimum call volume targets
  • Provide on-going technical support after launch to new programs
  • Contribute to platform design and development for v2.2 and v3.0 through user feedback
  • Ensure regular high-quality content and updates from existing programs
  • Ensure no going concern in all responsible administrative and financial activities
  • Ensure good reporting and production of PR material from partners towards senior leadership team
  • Conduct interviews, media reports where possible

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Integrity, commitment and a proven record of achievement in startups
  • Prehospital emergency medical systems background, ideally in African countries
  • Strong representation and negotiation skills with different stakeholders (e.g. government ministries, national and international partners, UNO and potential donors)
  • Solid understanding of humanitarian and development context
  • Demonstrated experience with grants from different stakeholders/donors
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, Swahili is a plus
  • Startup experience with proven business development record
  • Demonstrated achievements in team leadership, project management and partnership-building
  • Organized and thorough, with strong analytical and research skills
  • Proficient with basic internet and communications technology – e.g., mobile phones (feature and smartphone), SMS, web applications
  • Pro-active, ambitious and self-starting

Experience with any of the following a plus:

  • Humanitarian and development background
  • GIS and mapping
  • Software programming
  • Qualitative research background

WHAT WE OFFER

Trek Medics offers you a challenging job, an inspiring and motivated team in the program country, and performance-oriented remuneration based on an in-house salary scheme including additional benefits in accordance with industry standards. The contract is fixed for six months with the potential of extension based on the program expansion.

How to apply:

Please send your application (résumé and cover letter describing your motivation and experience) by April 15, 2017 to info-at-trekmedics-dot-org or visit the job announcement on our website.

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