Management Systems International (MSI)

Health Specialist (Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning Contract)

Management Systems International (MSI)

Job Description

Health Specialist, Private Sector Engagement (PSE), Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMELA) Contract, Kabul, Afghanistan Company Profile: MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements nearly 100 projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with more than 80 organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at ** Project Summary: ** The purpose of Afghanistan Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMELA) is to provide monitoring, evaluation, and learning support services/assistance to strengthen the implementation of USAID development programs in Afghanistan, and to build the technical M&E knowledge and skills of USAID/Afghanistan Mission staff and stakeholders. USAID/Afghanistan's Office of Health and Nutrition (OHN) has asked AMELA to conduct an evaluation of the Agency's private sector engagement (PSE) in the Health Sector. The evaluation will examine four activities' strategy and engagement of the private sector and how this results in USAID/Afghanistan achieving its health goals. The four activities are: Health Sector Resiliency (HSR); Helping Mothers and Children Thrive (HEMAYAT); Initiative for Hygiene, Sanitation, and Nutrition (IHSAN); and Sustaining Health Outcomes through Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus. In all USAID has asked AMELA to examine 58 interventions. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the current USAID PSE efforts in health in Afghanistan. The evaluation will help USAID understand which types of PSE activities are worth pursuing and which are not. The evaluation will also ascribe how these activities are aligned with USAID/Afghanistan health goals and the overall USAID policy and strategy for Private Health Sector Engagement. While the main audience for this evaluation is USAID/Afghanistan's OHN, other stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and health sector partners who focus on PSE, may also use the findings of this evaluation. **Please note: Only Afghan citizens are eligible for this position Position Summary: The Health Specialist will be a part of a performance evaluation of PSE interventions across USAID's portfolio. Under the direction of the PSE Team Lead and the Evaluation Team Lead, the PSE Health Specialist will play in integral role in the Data Collection and then Analysis of data for the final report. The Health specialist should have in-depth knowledge of the Afghanistan Health sector and the role that the private sector has in Health Services. Note that this is a short term position with an estimated level of effort of 30 days over three months starting in mid-November 2020 through end of February 2021 Responsibilities:
  • Assist the Team Lead in the drafting of key deliverables as described in the SOW, such as evaluation plans, instruments and final reports

  • Provide technical expertise to PSE team

  • Undertake interviews and data collection as needed

  • Assist the assignment manager in liaising with various evaluation stakeholders as necessary

  • Support the Project team and USAID to establish and maintain productive collaborative relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders

  • Participate in, and contribute to technical and Coordination meetings, workshops, learning platforms, Capacity Building exercises, and other events

  • Contribute to presentations and dissemination efforts as needed

  • Bachelor's degree in social sciences or a related field required

  • Minimum of seven years of relevant international development experience required in the Health sector in Afghanistan

  • Experience in private sector engagement, and Health Systems, and evaluation or research

  • Experience working with USAID and/or other international donors, preferred

  • English-language written and oral communication skills, required

Reasonable Accommodations: MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please email with Reasonable Accommodations in the title. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please. MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.
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