Final evaluation of a project entitled Strengthening Human Resources for Eye Health Initiative in Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya
In 2010 Sub Saharan Africa had an estimated 4.8 million people that were blind and a further 16.6 million had moderate to severe visual impairment. A major barrier to providing eye health for all is the critical shortage of eye health workers. There is a severe shortage of Human Resources in the health sector globally, with 57 countries facing a crisis. 36 of these countries are situated in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi and Uganda. Training more eye health workers alone will not ensure access to high-quality eye health services. There are systemic challenges within the health care training systems limiting their capacity to successfully produce broadly trained, skilled ophthalmologists capable of independent high-quality patient care, including faculty with limited subspecialty training, leadership and management skills.
Inspired and informed by the IAPB Africa HREH strategy, Orbis identified elements of the strategy that it could support and developed the ‘Human Resources for Eye Health Initiative’. It developed a collaborative partnership with the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COECSA) and IAPB Africa to effectively roll out HREH strengthening in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.
In partnership with COECSA, and other key training partners, Orbis is leading the implementation of the project to enable quality eye health education for ophthalmic professionals, by focusing on two essential training tracks. The goal of the HREH Initiative is to strengthen the institutional capacity of key ophthalmic training institutions in East Africa to graduate quality eye health professionals. This project started in January 2016 in Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Malawi and Uganda and will end in December 2020. Orbis International is seeking an external consultant to lead the final evaluation of this project.
Project goal: To strengthen the institutional capacity of key ophthalmic training institutions in East Africa to graduate quality eye health professionals.
To strengthen the structure of the residency training programs at five training institutions in line with the COESCA competency curriculum.
To develop and strengthen five sub-specialty training centers in East Africa to provide continual medical education to ophthalmic professionals in East Africa.
Purpose of the final evaluation:
The purpose of the final evaluation is to document the process of project design, implementation, and monitoring, and also to assess the effectiveness of the project and document best practices and lessons learned.
Key Evaluation Questions:
The consultant is expected to design an appropriate methodology to answer the evaluation questions. The methodology and data collection tools will be finalized in consultation with relevant colleagues of Orbis International. Typically, the consultant is required to travel to project sites and have face-to-face discussions with various project stakeholders to gather required information. Due to COVID 19 related travel restrictions , the consultant will connect with stakeholders and project beneficiaries virtually. However, the proposed methodology and approach should include:
Review of Secondary data including but not limited to: the project proposal; performance monitoring plan, quarterly and annual progress reports; financial reports; medical/hospital data; event reports, case studies, mid-term review report, special assessments/surveys conducted and any other relevant documents.
Collect primary data via methods such as the following:
Scope of work:
Submission Checklist for Proposal:
The consultant will submit a detailed proposal. The proposal must describe the methodology, tools, and analysis plan in detail. The proposal should be divided into two parts i.e. technical and financial. The technical part will contain the following sections:
Interested applicants are requested to submit proposals (technical and financial) and required documents on/before November 10th, 2020 1800Hours EAT. Applications should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please mention “Final evaluation of HREH Initiative” in the email subject line.
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