Ghana Consultant, Assessment of CIP Performance Monitoring Process and Tools

Consultancy Greater Accra Palladium
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Deadline: 10/03/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: Experienced
Industry: NGO

Project Overview and Role:

By end of 2020, 38 of the 45 countries which made commitments to the FP2020 partnership had developed their first or second Costed Implementation Plan (CIPs). Regular and systematic monitoring of CIPs can help countries to better manage execution of their plans by generating insights on areas that are advancing or lagging, while identifying and handling risks that can limit success. Through a stakeholder-inclusive process, CIP performance monitoring can also enhance accountability to achieve national goals and global commitments. Further, performance monitoring can help countries be more efficient in resource allocation, allowing stakeholders to better align funding with CIP priority areas and gain efficiencies.

With USAID funding, HP+ defined a process for monitoring performance of a CIP, and developed a performance monitoring tool, referred to as the CIP Performance Dashboard. supported 11 countries in building their CIP performance monitoring platforms (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Madagascar, Niger, Tanzania, and Togo). HP+ has supported the development of key performance indicators and performance targets in these countries and has set up the Microsoft Excel dashboards in Mali, Malawi, Tanzania, and Togo and web-based dashboards in Ghana and Madagascar.

HP+ now intends to assess and document stakeholders’ perspectives on the relevance, ease of use, and utility of the tool (i.e. the CIP dashboard) and process (data collection, analysis and review) in supporting CIP performance monitoring; in addition, HP+ plans to collect information to understand how the data generated has facilitated decision-making related to improving coordination and resource mobilization or allocation.

Ghana is one of the countries selected to undertake this assessment. The country was one of the first two countries to adopt the web-based CIP dashboard, and in early 2020, conducted its first performance review meeting and has used it consistently since its introduction. USAID, through the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project, worked with FHD to develop key performance indicators to monitor execution of the key results and to set up a web-based performance monitoring dashboard based on the DHIS-2 platform. HP+ also oriented GHS Data Managers on using and administering the dashboard and implementing partners to enter quarterly data and review performance status as part of the inter-agency coordination committee (ICC) quarterly meetings. The GFPCIP Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) monitors execution of 12 select results on a quarterly basis. According to performance data collected during the period 2016 to the first quarter of 2019, Ghana has met or is close to meeting milestones for nine of the 12 results.

?Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Period of Performance: Feb-April 2021

HP+ is seeking consultancy support to conduct key informant interviews (KIs) to inform the objectives of this assessment. HP+ envisions the consultant to conduct KIs with at least five stakeholders, including the lead focal point persons at the Family Health Division for the CIP, FP monitoring, and routine health data, as well as representatives from implementing partners, and development partner.

As a deliverable, HP+ will require the consultant to submit an audio recording and transcript for each interview conducted, and a 1–2-page summary of findings from the interviews.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated knowledge of the Ghana family planning program and stakeholders.
At least 5-years experience in qualitative research, and particularly in conducting in-depth interviews with policy-maker and program managers.
Experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations.
Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities while meeting deadlines.
Based in Accra, Ghana.
Evaluation Criteria:

Experience (30%)
Work experience in the Ghana family planning program
Work experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations

Technical (50%)
Demonstrable experience in qualitative research, and particularly in conducting in-depth interviews with policy-maker and program managers.

Cost (20%)
Reasonable and cost-effective quote.

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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

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