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Child Health Advocacy Consultant
Situation Analysis on Child Health Advocacy-Pneumonia
Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik
Save the Children in Indonesia
Save the Children (SC) is planning a 2018 launch of a child health initiative focused on pneumonia and diarrhea prevention and treatment. To assess and prepare for this opportunity, SC is conducting a situational analysis to be completed in 2017 to better understand the challenges, possibilities, and partners for future efforts.
The 2017 situational analysis will be tailored to meet the needs of Indonesia, to gain a better understanding of the policy and implementation environments, and to fill information gaps. It is expected information gathered will include:
- Review of national, provincial and district-level policies and clinical guidelines – review of existing country policies and guidelines including gap in the implementation to gain an understanding of potential policy barriers to the prevention and treatment of pneumonia and diarrhea. This analysis will address child health issues including: nutrition and breastfeeding; vaccine, antibiotic, ORS/Zn; and the role and training of primary health center providers and community health workers.
- Analysis of health data – gather and analyze available health data including vital statistics, government surveillance data and reports, health surveys and other available data to gain an understanding of the children at greatest risk especially pneumonia.
- Review of budget and spending data – gather the budget and spending information for child health programs and focusing pneumonia at the national, provincial and district levels including allocations, budget gaps, and the cost of vaccines, drugs, and other medical supplies.
- Analysis of stakeholder views – outreach to a diverse group of stakeholders to gain a deeper understanding of their views on child health challenges and potential solutions. The analysis of stakeholder views may include surveys, interviews, and focus groups with diverse stakeholders including government officials, manufacturers of vaccines and drugs, civil society organizations, care providers, caregivers, and others.
The situation analysis will be used as a basis for future 3 year program on child health advocacy that will be implemented by YSTC-Save the Children in Indonesia.
Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact
Save the Children is seeking a consultant to conduct stakeholder outreach and gather targeted information to complete the situational analysis in 2017. Under the guidance of Health Advisor, this consultant will:
- Provide technical expertise and support for the development of the situational analysis on child health advocacy – pneumonia. Provide information and analysis to fill the knowledge gaps identified by the county office through outreach to stakeholders and/or gathering subnational data and policies.
- The consultant will design, and report on stakeholder meetings/focus groups (in Sumba Barat-NTT and Lombok Timur-NTB), with government officials, CSO, care givers, and health care providers. In consultation with SC team, the consultant will recruit and invite participants, structure the meeting, and provide notes.
- The consultant will work with Ministry of Health officials to gather data from Province on child health indicators. Key indicators include: a. Vaccines: pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, cholera; b. Antibiotics – i. What antibiotic are countries using? ii. If Amoxicillin – what formulation (e.g., dispersible tablets?); c. ORS and zinc; d. Vitamin A; e. Pneumonia diagnostics and treatment: f. WASH: Safe Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (including handwashing), Household air pollution, haze
- Summarize findings and providing analysis in consultation with the country office.
- Maintain regular contact and liaise with advocacy, monitoring, learning and evaluation, external relations, program, and MEAL colleagues.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
- Education background and/or experience in health advocacy, communications, public health or related.
- Experience establishing and fostering partnerships with key development partners including UN agencies, donors and other NGOs.
- Experience in research on child health issues.
- Experience gathering and analyzing the views of diverse stakeholders including government officials, donors, NGOs, health care providers, and child care givers.
- Strong project management skills, with excellent attention to detail; able to synthesize, organize, and present information.
- Excellent English writing, communication and public presentation skills, preferably in child health policy, advocacy and research issues
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as a team member with headquarters, field office, partner agency staff, and developing country officials.
- Computer literacy in word processing, publication, graphics, and spreadsheet software packages.
- Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who can manage multiple tasks and priorities. Must have strong critical thinking, diplomacy, and negotiation skills.
- Consultant detail work plan
- Refine tools (SC provide outline and interview guide to be reviewed and finalized
- Desk review, field data collection to two agreed districts
- Draft and final report of country Situation Analysis
- PPT file of the Situation Analysis for wider dissemination
Timeline and phases
Phase 1: August
Identify strategic focus areas
- Review accessible data, policies and guidelines from MoH, UNICEF, WHO and others.
- Identify geographic and/or subject matter areas of greatest need for further investigation.
- Interview 3-5 key opinion leaders to gather information and test assumptions.
Phase 2: September, October
Investigate data, budget and policy in focus areas
- Prioritize information gaps that merit further investigation and gather relevant data and policies.
- Obtain relevant budget and cost information.
- Conduct stakeholder outreach in two districts (NTT, NTB) to further refine understanding of potential opportunities, and challenges.
Phase 3: November,
Assess strategic implications for 2018 advocacy work
- Produce analysis of data and its implications for 2018 child health incl. pneumonia advocacy efforts.
- A Situation Report finalized.
- Integrate findings into advocacy initiative.
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We expect this consultancy will be approximately for 60 working days within the period of August-November 2017
The payment consisted of 3 period such as:
- First payment will be conducted after approval tools
- Second payment will be conducted after implementation situation analysis and presentation initial findings
- Third payment will conducted after final report approved and submission to Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik –Save the Children
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Closing date for application is 7 September 2017
(Only short-listed candidates will be notified)
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