Submitted by bcox on Thu, 09/30/2021 - 15:16
Expires
Consultant Opportunities

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI R&T) serves as the Secretariat of the Child Health Task Force, funded by USAID’s Global Health and Africa Bureaus through the USAID Advancing Nutrition project. The Task Force, a global network of child health stakeholders, is aiming to improve operationalization of multi-sectoral action for children, learning from countries collaborating across sectors. This activity is funded by USAID’s Africa Bureau Office of Sustainable Development.

Overview of consultant activities:

  • conduct a literature review of multi-sectoral work to characterize best practices to operationalize and strengthen multi-sectoral programming for children. Findings from the literature review will inform a case study, see below.
  • complete a case study highlighting evidence from at least two countries, one in Africa and one in Latin America, to illustrate effective multi-sectoral programming (to inform multiple sectors, including health, education, nutrition, and water, sanitation, and hygiene or WASH).
  • conduct interviews with people involved in policy and implementation to understand facilitators and hindrances to multi-sectoral programs for children. 
  • present findings from the literature review and case study to the Child Health Task Force members through one or more webinars
  • collaborate with the Re-imagining the Package of Care for Children subgroup and school health and education team to facilitate learning on multi-sectoral approaches through the Task Force

Consultant qualifications:

  • Masters degree in a development field e.g. public health or international development
  • Minimum 8 years experience in global development 
  • Proven experience in leading multi-sectoral programming
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Qualitative research skills (including experience with interviews)
  • Experience in high level collaboration with partners from a multi-sectoral and multi-cultural perspective

JSI is seeking a consultant to lead a landscaping of multi-sectoral child health programming and case study to illustrate effective implementation and coordination between sectors. Please see the attached scope of work for the details of the position and desired qualifications.

To apply, please submit your application materials to sita_strother@jsi.com and include the following required materials (cover letter and CV) and include the title of the consultancy in the subject line of the email.