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BACKGROUND:
Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with other partners and funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Jhpiego will determine the current state of implant removal standards to identify target areas for technical assistance and provide recommendations for future system strengthening in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, and Tanzania. Implant use has grown rapidly in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa over the past five years, due to the price reduction (through the volume guarantee) as well as significant investments in prioritizing introduction and scale-up. Although the expansion of implant availability and access in Africa are remarkable, emerging data indicates that service delivery capacity for implant removals has not kept pace with that for insertion. As more implant users reach the end of their implants’ life span or decide to discontinue the method for any reason at any time, clients will seek removal services in greater numbers than ever before. Therefore, the surge in implant insertions calls for the assurance of timely, accessible, and high-quality removal services. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professional for the position of an Implant Removal Landscape Assessment Consultant.

PROJECT GOAL:
Provide short-term technical assistance to ensure countries with high implant use incorporate a high-quality removal component into overall implant strategy and implementation in selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Consultancy Period: March 2018 for six months.
Consultancy Objective: Conduct a rapid landscape analysis to understand the current status of client-centered implant removal services.

SCOPE OF WORK:
• In collaboration with Jhpiego project staff, identify key questions of interest that are not specific to the implant removal context in Nigeria and strategies for data collection.
• Co-design landscape assessment tools to evaluate key questions of interest surrounding eight standards of client-centered implant removal services.
• Coordinate and conduct data collection, depending on identified questions of interest and data collection strategies, which may include:
? Desk view of policies, training curricula, registers, recent surveys, and other sources
? Health facility assessment for facility readiness to provide quality implant removal services
? Interviews with national and sub-national stakeholders, such as policymakers, providers, facility managers, and/or clients
? Observation and clinical skills for implant removal
? Others, as identified
• Analyze collected data to answer identified key questions of interest.
• Maintain continued communication with Jhpiego project team throughout consultancy of progress, key findings, and lessons learned.
• Write final implant removal landscape assessment report, including recommendations for way forward.

DELIVERABLES:
• Final landscape assessment tools
• Implant Removal Landscape Assessment Report
• Quantitative data sets
• Qualitative transcripts and /or recordings
• Monthly progress reports

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QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree with minimum of 5 years or undergraduate degree with minimum 10 years of experience in public health, reproductive health, or other related field.
• Demonstrated experience conducting mixed-methods evaluations or research in the health sector.
• Strong quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis skills.
• Previous clinical experience in family planning and reproductive health services.
• Fluent in English required.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Interested candidates should submit an Application letter and a CV as SINGLE WORD document to [email protected] not later that 4pm on Tuesday 27th February, 2018 candidates that do not comply with the instruction will be disqualified. The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN