1. Purpose of consultancy
The overall purpose of the consultancy is to provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) technical support to Jordan to develop or strengthen their monitoring and evaluation technical capacity and systems.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) presents a significant global threat to public health. In Jordan, it is imperative to strengthen efforts to combat AMR through evidence-based interventions and strategies. The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jordan and the national multi-sectoral AMR committee are in the process of developing the AMR NAP 2023-2025 with the support of the WHO and other relevant stakeholders.
In order to assess the progress of implementation of the AMR NAP and its impact, countries need to have functional monitoring and evaluation systems in place that collect and report data at all levels of the results chain, particularly at the output, outcome and impact level.
The MOH, Jordan CDC and the national AMR multi-sectoral committee in Jordan has requested WHO, and the AMR Quadripartite agencies, to assist in strengthening their monitoring and evaluation technical capacity and systems. National multi-sectoral M&E technical working group has been established recently, headed by JCDC and MoH.
In this context, WHO, with the support of the other Quadripartite agencies, will support the completion of an initial needs assessment, including key informant interviews; provide targeted technical assistance, guidance and tools, and develop a M&E capacity of national stakeholders.
3. Work to be performed
The consultant will be expected to deliver in the country as follows: support the process of developing or reviewing a National AMR Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, facilitate training (in Arabic) of the national AMR One Health coordination committee members, contribute to revising or developing data collection tools and train stakeholders involved in the collection of routine monitoring data on the newly developed or updated tools, analysis of collected data, reporting and utilization.
Output 1: Build the capacity of the national AMR M&E technical working group in M&E through conducting a training workshop for the members of the AMR M&E technical working group and members of the other related groups.
Deliverable 1.1: Developed agenda and materials for the training workshop
Deliverable 1.2: conducted training workshop
Deliverable 1.3: Final training workshop report
Output 2: Develop a national AMR M&E plan in collaboration with the relevant national AMR technical groups.
Deliverable 2.1: Submit a final version of the national AMR M&E plan for Jordan
Output 3: Contribute to the development of data collection and reporting tools and train stakeholders involved in the collection of routine monitoring data on the newly developed or updated tools, analysis of collected data, reporting and utilization.
Deliverable 3.1: Submit a final version of the data collection and reporting tools.
Deliverable 3.2: conducted training on data collections and reporting tools, data analysis and reporting.
Deliverable 3.3: final training workshop report.
Technical Supervision and Organization of work
The consultant will work in partnership with FAO, UNEP, WHO and WOAH M&E experts during the entire process of the assignment /consultancy delivery. The delivery of the products will either be in English or Arabic.
The consultant will report to the WHO Jordan Country Office.
4. Qualifications, experience, skills and languages
– Minimum first university degree for lower end of range, an advanced university degree for mid and high end of range in monitoring and evaluation, public health, epidemiology and surveillance, infectious disease, laboratory sciences, microbiology, or other health related fields
– Additional certification in monitoring and evaluation of programmes is highly desirable.
– At least five years of proven experience in M&E work (development of M&E frameworks, development of indicators, development of data collection tools and collection of both monitoring and evaluation data) and management of projects/ programmes at national, regional or international level, including multi-donor programmes.
– Experience in low- and middle-income countries is highly desirable.
Skills/Technical skills and knowledge:
– Excellent data analysis and report writing skills.
– Excellent facilitation skills.
– Excellent command of written and spoken Arabic in addition to English.
– Ability to work in diverse teams, a good listener and have an ability to consider other team members point of views.
– Demonstrated ability to break down and communicate complex concepts and facilitate learning from M&E findings with a range of stakeholders (including implementation teams) in multi-cultural settings.
– Cross-cultural and interpersonal skills
Languages and level required:
Excellent knowledge of both Arabic and English.
5. Planned timelines (Subject to confirmation)
30 working days between October and December 2023.
Start date: 15 October 2023
End date: 31 December 2023
6. Medical clearance
The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.
7. Location and Travel
All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.
Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.
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