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Tender: Support Implementation, Training and Capacity Building for Impact Reviews and Cascade Analysis of Impact of HIV Programmes


Switzerland, 07 January 2016

 

The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organization wide HIV effort to support Member States in the implementation of the Global Health Sector Strategy on HIV. The HIV Department provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programmemes.

The HIV/AIDS Department is finalizing and rolling out the consolidated HIV Strategic Information (SI) guide for the health sector, containing all aspects of SI into one document, including core data to generate from routine M&E systems, surveillance activities, HIVDR and toxicity monitoring. These components have formed a global set of  10 SI indicators, 50 national and additional indicators for global, regional and country guide.

The focus on impact in assessing programmes requires a number of components:

  • Establishment of clear cascades and results chains for HIV programmes linked to incidence and mortality

  • Causal analysis of impact along the results chain for programme and non programme factors

  • Review of the plausibility of impact trends and the impact of programme and non programme factors

  • Implications for programme priorities to achieve improved impact over time

Plausibility implies that evaluation outcomes as derived from epidemiological, demographic or social data, or correlation, causation or association between two or more variables, are sufficiently supported by evidence and endorsed through consultative processes that they may be considered as acceptable for their intended purpose beyond reasonable doubt.

DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT

Purpose of this assignment

The aim of the assignment is the implementation, training and capacity building for impact reviews linked to cascade analysis, and completion of such reviews in 1-3 countries.

Scope of Work

 The assignment is for 5 months: mid-February  until 30th t June, 2016: 20 days per month maximum and should cover all costs in terms of consultant time, travel, meetings and report writing. The day-to-day supervision of the work will be by the Strategic Information and Planning Team at the Organisation, but the deliverables will be jointly signed off at each stage by the Organisation and the Global Fund.  The work will need also to consult with a range of other partners in HIV and health.

Specific Activities

The main outputs of the work are:

  • Develop training with the Organisation on impact reviews of the cascade of health services, with reference to the draft assessing the plausibility of the health impact of the responses to HIV, epi reviews, and the Consolidated Strategic Information guide.  Train a core group of consultants and manage their deployment to support countries

  • Brief all high impact countries on approaches for reviewing and evaluating impact as part of the cascade meetings in November 2015

  • Implement and pilot the impact and cascade analysis reviews in 1-3 countries and report back on the findings to the Organisation, the Global Fund, and the national programme

  • Update the relevant the Organisation guidance on impact reviews and causal analysis of the cascade of health services, include as part of programme and epi reviews, and provide any additional information sheets or materials as required.

Detailed Outputs

  • Deliverable 1:   Implement the impact and cascade analysis reviews in 1-3 countries and deliver reports including updating relevant the Organisation guidance by 30 June 2016.   

  • Deliverable 2: Develop training with the Organisation on impact reviews and the cascade of health services, with reference to the draft assessing the plausibility of the health impact of the responses to HIV, epi reviews, and the Consolidated Strategic Information guide.  Train a core group of consultants to be completed by 30 June 2016.

 

Submission Deadline: 29 January 2016

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