The Zambian Youth Platform is looking for services of a Local Consultant to conduct training of young people on Community Led Monitoring (CLM) and the engagement in Global Fund related policy and processes as well as refine CLM tools.
Location: Mazabuka, Zambia
Assignment duration: 10 working days
Application Deadline: September 21, 2021
Package: A competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate\
ZYP will be implementing the second phase of the Youth Community Accountability Project (Y-CAP), which will be implemented in 3 districts of Limulunga, Mazabuka and Solwezi where various Sub-recipients of the Global Fund (SRs) are providing Sexual Reproductive Health including HIV/TB and Malaria services under the Global Fund grants.
Improved health outcomes in the short term and support sustainable systems development in the long-term in an effort to ensure that Global Fund and national investments are grounded in reality and respond directly to the priority needs and rights of adolescents, young people and their communities in Zambia.
The project’s broad objectives are;
- To contribute to making health systems more efficient and effective, and improve delivery of high-quality HIV, TB and malaria services among adolescents and young people by 31st July 2022.
- To strengthen and amplify the voices and technical capacity of 1500 adolescents and young people to meaningfully engage in policies and programs that affects their health and rights by 31st July 2022.
- To leverage the findings of CLM to influence national strategies and policies around the health, rights and needs of communities in Zambia by 31st July 2022
Scope of Work
The purpose of this work is to train recruited young people (Community Facilitators) and key staff in Community Led Monitoring (CLM) as well as national health policy and processes.
The Consultant is expected to:
- Study the relevant Y-CAP project documents (including, but not limited to the project document, work plan), review and revise the log frame and result matrix, and revise the indicators if necessary
- Review the M&E needs and plans of the Y-CAP project, and extract relevant indicators to be monitored by the Community Facilitators in the above-mentioned districts
- Establish an effective data collection system and reporting forms for capturing quantitative and qualitative information
- Based on the relevant indicators help design a user-friendly Community-Led Monitoring(CLM) Tool
- Identify sources of verification that the project can use. As much as possible, use existing data sources embedded in existing systems.
- Train the team of Community Facilitators on application of the CLM Tool
- Pilot test the CLM tool and revise accordingly
- Train the team of Community Facilitators in processing and evaluating the information collected and presentation
- Follow up on the CLM up to 1 week after implementation
Outputs/ Deliverables by Service Provider:
- Revised Y-Cap log frame and results matrix
- Y-Cap Data collection system (reporting forms for quantitative and qualitative information)
- User-friendly CLM Tool
- Workshop facilitation including CLM capacity building materials for Community Facilitators
- Follow up plan
- Guide the development of an advocacy brief that highlights barriers associated with access to youth friendly SRH and HIV services and key interventions urgently required by young people and adolescents in Global Fund and other national interventions to support access to services and meaningful engagement moving forward.
- A final consultancy report to ZYP.
- Finalised community Led monitoring tools
- An advocacy brief that highlights barriers associated with access to youth friendly SRH and HIV services and key interventions urgently required by young people and adolescents in Global Fund and other interventions in the country to support access to services and meaningful engagement moving forward.
Essential: Health degree or specialized post-graduate qualification in social sciences, public health or health care management.
Desirable: An advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, biomedical science or related area. Specialized training in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E).
- At least 5 years progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation
- Demonstrated experience in undertaking similar CLM projects in Africa
- Strong understanding of Global Fund processes, preferably demonstrated through work experience on GF projects
- Familiarity with the Zambian health systems, particularly in relation to adolescent health, provincial, district and private sector systems
- Capacity development expertise with Master Training skills
- Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills.
Proficiency in English is a key requirement. Knowledge of other official languages would be an asset.