Equity-based Approaches Consultant | ReliefWeb


engagement period: The consultant will work 20 days between October 1st and November 30th.

Project description/background:

The Save the Children’s Department of Global Health (DGH) is working to increase its focus on health equity during the current strategy period (2022-2024). This consulting firm will support Save the Children US (SCUS) global health portfolio by supporting the documentation of programs and learning content related to equity; selection of monitoring and evaluation approaches; and stock-oriented program design.

With an annual budget of $831.2 million for 2021, SC manages a portfolio of approximately 700 awards in more than 117 countries funded by corporations, foundations, and major multilateral and bilateral institutions, including the US government. Our network of over 5,000 health professionals provides expertise in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH), Nutrition, WASH, Adolescent and Adolescent Health, Family Planning (FP), Community Capacity Building, Social and Behavior Change (SBC), Strengthening Health Systems (HSS) and Monitoring and Assessment (M&E). Our theory of change reflects our mission in action: to test, innovate, and contribute to global evidence, and use that evidence to work with partners to drive change in policy and practice to support impactful, lifesaving interventions at scale—especially where the levels of mortality and morbidity are highest.

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Description of services:

The consultant is responsible for developing case studies (see below) on Department of Global Health programs with a focus on equity; Identify tools and existing gaps for monitoring and assessing equity in the context of global health programs; and making appropriate recommendations on: Measurements that will guide Save the Children’s work on global health equity over the next three years. She/he/she will work closely with Save the Children DGH colleagues to deliver expected deliverables, building on already completed/identified resources and team consultations.

  • Monitoring and evaluation: Identify approaches and tools that DGH can use to a) assess the extent to which DGH programs are reaching those most affected by health inequalities and b) hold themselves accountable for their overall goals in relation to achieve justice. Package and communicate these in a way that they can be easily reached and used by a range of technical teams within DGH. Identify what gaps might exist between available resources and tools and make recommendations on what we might need to develop within the agency.
  • Case Studies: In consultation with DGH technical teams, develop three case studies of DGH programs with a significant equity component. These case studies should cover how the program team has applied an equity perspective in both their program strategies and ways of working, and any outcomes related to reducing health inequalities. The structure of the case studies will be developed in consultation with the manager/core team, should be around 5 pages each and is based on written project documentation and/or interviews with project team members.
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Services and Schedule

  1. Report on monitoring and assessment tools and approaches with descriptions and links, discussions and recommendations.
  2. Presentation on monitoring and assessment tools for an internal Save the Children audience.
  3. Three case studies (chosen with DGH’s technical teams) – each with a separate narrative and presentation covering all three
  4. Up to two rounds of feedback by SCUS staff prior to the completion of each service
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management of the consultation

The advisor’s primary point of contact will be Lani Crane, Senior Advisor, Urban Health, who will work alongside the core equity team including Winnie Mwebesa, AVP, Technical; Carolyn Boyce, Senior Advisor, MERL; Danny Sweeny, Senior Administrator, Program Operations, Global Health; and Shannon Pryor, Senior Advisor, Family Planning; Contact person for contract and billing questions.

Desired qualifications and experience

  • Experience working in Health Equity (may include RMNCAH, HIV and AIDS, WASH, Nutrition, SBC and Community Health and/or HSS)
  • Familiarity with tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluating health equity
  • Experience in developing case studies or similar knowledge products
  • Expertise in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint for submitting results

How to apply

To apply, please submit your resume, daily rate and work sample to Hiring Manager Lani Crane ([email protected]) by September 28th.



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