Youth Count Policy Model Consultant
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
Palladium develops and delivers innovative, locally relevant, evidence-based solutions to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. Since 1971, we have assisted governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, and the private sector by designing, implementing, and evaluating programs in HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive health, population and family planning, maternal and child health, infectious diseases, and gender. Palladium has deep expertise in policy and advocacy, research and strategic information, health markets and private sector engagement, modelling and economic analysis, patient monitoring and management/HMIS, strategic consulting, and program management.
Among health outcomes, young mothers and their babies face different biological and social risk factors than do older mothers and their babies. To generate evidence in support of youth-related FP/RH programming, Palladium's USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project has developed and is pilot testing a new policy model that demonstrate the impacts of FP use on improved maternal health and reproductive health outcomes, as well as socioeconomic indicators. The results of this model will be support advocacy efforts related to improving access to family planning for young people.
The consultant will support many aspects the application of Youth Count, including contextual research on reproductive health issues among youth, data identification, stakeholder engagement, and use of results to inform advocacy. The consultancy will be for 25 days between September 2019 and January 2020. The consultant will report to the HP+ activity manager.
- Support the gathering of information on youth policies, family planning use among youth in the Philippines, general health and reproductive health indicators, and development of scenarios for policy model.
- Assist in gathering, compiling and analyzing key data for model calibration.
- Identify appropriate stakeholders to participate in Youth Count activity and engage them in conducting the activity.
- Work with Palladium staff to coordinate with hotel and logistics for relevant meetings and facilitate meetings with activity team.
- Participate in all aspects of organization and execution of Youth Count model application.
- Work as team member with activity team to meet program goals.
Duration: 25 days between September 1, 2019 and January 31, 2020. Work to be conducted in Manila.
- Relevant educational experience in public health, public administration, or related field such as administration, policy/planning.
- Knowledge of the policy and program efforts related to youth sexual and reproductive health in the Philippines, as well as stakeholders engaged in work in this area.
- Experience engaging stakeholders and managing logistics for meetings
- Understanding of and access to relevant public data sources on youth reproductive health issues.
- Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and general computer skills.
- Knowledge of topics around adolescent fertility, FP programs, and USAID health programming.
- Proven ability to work independently and as a team member.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- Fluency in English required, Filipino highly preferred.