Senior Maternal/Child Health Specialist
Panagora Group, India
Closing Date for Applications:
USAID/India partnered with the Lord’s Education and Health Society (LEHS-WISH Foundation) in 2016 to support the roll of out of the State Consortium to Accelerate Leverage and Economize (SCALE) platform. The goal of the program is to leverage public private partnerships (PPP) and innovations to establish a high quality and efficient primary health care delivery system. SCALE aims to increase coverage of quality health services and contributions towards improving maternal and child health outcomes and emerging non communicable diseases in the priority states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Delhi. USAID/India is conducting a final performance evaluation to determine the extent to which the PPP model applied has resulted in improved health access among underserved population targeted by the intervention. The evaluation will be conducted by a team of US and Indian health specialist. Part of the evaluation will be carried out remotely, including work planning, design of data collection instruments, desk review and interviews with key stakeholders. We will determine whether data collection for a survey of health service users in the four priority states will be remote or in the field based on the status of travel restrictions.
- Support desk review and help identify key gaps in data regarding maternal and child health in the priority regions, PPP approaches, and regional healthcare approaches that require further investigation.
- Identify key stakeholders, including government officials, healthcare providers, SCALE program staff, private partners, and beneficiaries impacted by the program’s interventions.
- Support the development of key informant interview guides, focus group guides, and survey questionnaires as necessary.
- Under the direction of the Team Leader, conduct key informant interviews (KIIs), focus group discussions (FGDs) and group interviews using telephone and internet platforms (Skype, Zoom and similar), and in person as possible Identify connections and patterns while collecting data.
- Supervise and exercise quality control of the implementation of the survey of health service users.
- Participate in the debrief with USAID/India to summarize initial findings and recommendations of the evaluation
- Contribute to the development of the final evaluation report and the evaluation dissemination plan.
- Advanced degree with at least 12 years of evaluation experience. Programmatic or research experience in the areas of maternal child health and India’s healthcare system preferred.
- Clinical health professional with experience in the applied health field specifically with MCH.
- Experience conducting program evaluations, including desk reviews, and qualitative and quantitative data collection required.
- Expertise in data analysis including experience using a statistical analysis software required.
- Deep knowledge of and expertise in the context of India, especially as it relates to maternal child health, India’s healthcare system, and/or PPP models.
- Professional fluency in Hindi and proficiency in English.
- Demonstrated experience working on cross-sectoral and multi-cultural teams.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Strong conceptual and writing skills.