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Consultant - Costed Implementation Plan for Family Planning Liberia

Company Overview

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.

Project Overview and Role

Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded five-year $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners? capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. We carry forward proven approaches to preserve achievements. These approaches inform how we manage programs and engage with stakeholders, and tools and techniques improve decision making and the achievement of predetermined goals.

HP+ is supporting governments to attain the ambitious commitments they made at the London Summit through strengthening national capacity to develop country-owned, broad-based, national FP costed implementation plans (CIPs) aligned to FP2020 pledges. FP Costed Implementation Plans are concrete and detailed plans for achieving the goals of a national family planning program over a set number of years. A CIP details the program activities necessary to meet national goals and the costs associated with the activities, providing clear program-level information on the resources it needs to raise domestically and from partners. A CIP is critical to give direction to a national FP program. To ensure that a country?s London Summit commitments are implemented, there needs to be a detailed plan of where they want to go and how they intend to get there. Activities with measureable performance indicators also need to be developed so countries can monitor their progress against their plan. HP+?s innovative approach to supporting the CIP process in countries leads to greater country ownership and aligns with ongoing government planning and coordination efforts within a relatively short development process.

Palladium is seeking a Liberia-based Consultant to support the development of a Costed Implementation Plans for FP2020 in Liberia.

Responsibilities

The consultant will support the development of the Costed Implementation Plan for FP2020 in Liberia.

Responsibilities
- Provide technical and strategic guidance to the team in-country in the development of the CIP;
- Draft and edit the Costed Implementation Plan documents for Liberia;
- Draft and edit budgeting for Costed Implementation Plans using MS Excel templates;
- Prepare PowerPoint presentations, background reference briefing materials for internal stakeholders, and research briefings;
- Gather data on the costs of various family planning/reproductive health program and service delivery interventions;
- Prepare for and attend meetings and stakeholder interviews, make presentations, take notes, and circulate technical minutes to stakeholders;
- Provide logistical and administrative support in planning for meetings, events, and travel;
- Other related technical and administrative tasks as required

Deliverables
- Costed Implementation Plan including a list of detailed activities to be implemented; cost estimates for implementation and any additional supporting products/tools developed based on request of the Ministry of Health (e.g., a landscape document, brochure, impact calculations, and monitoring tools for internal ministry use) to be approved by Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Palladium. Final due date for all deliverables: October 30, 2017.

Timeline
Start date: February 15, 2017
End date: November 30, 2017

Total Number of Work Days: Up to 100 days total maximum (to be charged per actual days worked)

Requirements

Requirements
- Based in Monrovia, Liberia
- Background in family planning policy and services, and strong knowledge of health systems in Liberia would also be beneficial
- Ability to work independently and solve day-to-day problems, but possess good judgment for escalating issues/problems
- Good diplomatic skills and experience interacting with host country government agencies including local governments, development partners, and civil society organizations
- Strong facilitation, problem solving, analytic, and evaluative skills;
- Experience in strategic planning and budgeting;
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required timeframe.

Qualifications
- Master's Degree or higher in international health, international development, political science, social sciences, economics or health economics, or a related advanced degree (coursework in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health/ Population Studies is preferred);
- Based in Liberia and significant working experience in FP/RH;
- Strong skills in MS Word, and complex MS Excel documents;
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills in English

To apply, email CV and cover letter to Emma Freeman at Emma.Freeman@thepalladiumgroup.com by January 31, 2017. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.