Country-Level Consultant, Global Child Health Task Force (CH TF) at John Snow Incorporated, Monday 21, September 2018

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The Child Health Task Force (CH TF) was created in 2017 to advance the global integrated child health agenda and improve child health outcomes. The CH TF received funding to strengthen and coordinate Technical Assistance (TA) to Countries to scale up child health programs from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in 2018.

The actions of the CH TF under the Foundation’s grant will build local capabilities to implement evidence-based, integrated child health interventions toward achievement of the 2030 Survive, Thrive, and Transform vision in at least two countries by 2019.

In Nigeria the CH TF will facilitate, in collaboration with global and country stakeholders and through the Child Health Technical Working Group (CH TWG), the development of a new model of providing technical assistance that is effective, systematic delivery of country-driven technical assistance (TA). An assessment of these approaches, including conceptual and operational considerations, will be disseminated to child health stakeholders to inform future planning of technical assistance.

The national consultant will support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and stakeholders to jointly co-design the new model of providing technical assistance.


Title or Reference for SOW:

Country-Level Consultant, Global Child Health Task Force (CH TF)

Name of Provider:


Period of Performance:

September 2018- September  2019

Place of Performance:


Activity Manager:

Project Director

The consultant’s key tasks include
Conduct a rapid review and synthesis of strategic documents to identify priorities, progress made and gaps to achieve child health targets based on the 2030 vision
Contribute to developing assessment tool(s) to collect information from key child health stakeholders about issues with technical assistance for planning and implementing child health programs
Support the HCD consultants to identify, make appointments and conduct interviews with key informants about technical assistance
Support and co-facilitate, with human centered design experts, four workshop(s) with members of the national Child Health technical working group (CH TWG) and selected stakeholders (e.g. major donors in CH at national and state level)
Facilitate the MOH, national CH TWG, and CH TF to implement the new technical assistance model and document the approach(es)
Facilitate the CH TWG to plan joint process appraisal to review progress, identify bottlenecks and problem solve. It is anticipated that this will be incorporated into scheduled meetings of the CHTWGs.
Support and contribute to the documentation of all activities and outcomes related to TA re-design in Nigeria.
Coordinate with the local team responsible for FMOH/stakeholder workshop logistics and support.
Deliverables: (Timelines for specific activities to be determined)

Inception report and draft timeline (developed in coordination with, HCD team and CH TF project advisory committee)

Develop assessment tools in collaboration with HCD consultants

Final synthesis report of Nigeria national 2030 Vision

First workshop report with clearly articulated next steps


Workshop reports with clear milestones and next steps


New Technical Assistance model


Final process documentation

September 2019

Evaluation report

Required skills, Level of Effort (LOE) and Rate:
Education, Experience and Skills
Master’s degree in public health or equivalent
Ability to communicate effectively and to facilitate group processes
Track record of using participatory methods in public health
Capacity building of multi-stakeholder partnerships and engagement
Experience in child health programming  and knowledge of Nigeria health system and partners
Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
Language: English

Consultancy days: 80
The consultant will not work full time, but will engage with the CH TWGs at strategic points of the design and implementation process.

Rate: TBD


Proposal with a brief description of the intended process to comply with the deliverables included in the TOR

Schedule of assignment and time frame for the production of the deliverables

CV and letter of motivation

Include the title of the assignment in the subject section of the email forwarding the above documents.

JSI is an ‘Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer’ committed to workplace diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, genetic information, political affiliation, or protected veteran status in any employment decisions. M/F/V/D. If you are an individual with a disability, or a disabled veteran and unable to apply online for an availableposition, you may submit your request for reasonable accommodation by calling Human Resources at 617-482-9485.

DUE DATE: 1 October, 2018


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