Sudan International Programs
Since 2004, the International Medical Corps (IMC) with the support from Donors and in partnership with MOH, has been providing targeted, integrated, and comprehensive live-saving health and nutrition interventions in Darfur and most recently in Blue Nile and South Kordofan benefiting IDPs living in camps, Community Integrated IDPs, returnees as well as host communities. IMC implements primary health care, nutrition, and WASH programs, supporting around 90 health facilities with integrated interventions. IMC also works to build the capacity of the health work force and of the community to ensure project activities are built into long-terms strategic planning and that the workforce will have the needed capacity to continue humanitarian interventions in the target communities.
IMC has been using the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) approach to manage and prevent malnutrition for Community integrated IDPs and returnees in in its intervention in these states. Malnutrition rates, particularly during the hunger period, are rising to emergency levels across the areas. IMC is planning to conduct a Semi-Quantitative Evaluation of Access and Coverage (SQUEAC) for Nutrition Program in South Kordofan states(focusing on nutrition supported areas or villages).Through this consultancy service, International Medical Corps plans to understand and the identify boosters and barriers (barriers to be assessed in more detail) to access services and to estimate the coverage of nutrition programmes in South Kordofan states.
Starting in April 2017, International Medical Corps (IMC) has implemented a health system strengthening (HSS) program in West Darfur, funded by the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The project aims to increase resilience and reduce root causes of migration and displacement by improving quality of health and nutrition services. The project is being implemented in four localities in West Darfur: (Geneina, Beida, Kereinik and Sirba Localities. The intervention logic and overall objective is that vulnerable populations (host communities, IDPs and returnees) will access better health and nutrition services, which will improve their health status and resilience and reduce the root causes of migration and displacement. The project is implementing a health system strengthening approach with the aim to improve service provision and internal and external accountability. The community benefits from better health and nutrition services as well as being active in improving service access and quality.
Purpose of the assignment: The purpose of this consultancy is to undertaking a Final Evaluation as a requirement of this intervention and the result of this evaluation will be shared with implementing partners, MoH and the EU as well. Against this background, EUTF programmes should be reviewed to provide a reflection on what has happened, to assess the appropriateness, efficiency and effectiveness of programme strategies and activities, and to make plans for changes needed to ensure targeted results are achieved by programme end. The Final Evaluation process should respond to the below DAC criteria for evaluating the EUTF funded humanitarian assistance. The Final Evaluation process should respond to the below DAC criteria for evaluating the EUTF funded humanitarian assistance. The questions below are an expected minimum set, and it is at the discretion of IMC to add additional question during inception phase of the consultancy.
To perform this consultancy successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task with or without reasonable accommodation.
Health degree, Bsc Nutrition with MPH, MSc Advanced degree in Statistics, project management and Evaluation
Experience At least three years of conducting Evaluations in areas similar to Sudan
Excellent analytical and statistical skills.
Good understanding and knowledge of health particularly who have experience with similar health service strengthening project and qualitative data analysis skill Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines.
Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines; Knowledge in Health service strengthening project.
Strong communication and presentation skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from IMC staff and other relevant stakeholders
Strong supervisory and organizational skills
Language(s) English Arabic
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