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Request for Applications for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Strategies, Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

Oct 22, 2021 | Jas Florentino

In partnership with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University of Minnesota National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants and Migrants (NRC-RIM), NACCHO is scaling up COVID-19 prevention and mitigation strategies within refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities. NACCHO has designated a network of 23 program sites, comprised of LHDs and community-based organizations (CBOs) to design, implement, and share best practices for COVID-19 education, health communication, and community engagement in RIM communities.

With the technical assistance and guidance of NACCHO, CDC, and NRC-RIM the sites will implement community level primary or secondary interventions to enhance their existing COVID-19 services. Primary prevention of COVID-19 includes health communications and health education efforts to raise awareness of risk, promote preventive measures such as mask wearing and social distancing and address vaccine hesitancy, as well as the conduct of vaccine distribution itself. Secondary prevention aims to prevent the progression of disease through early detection and intervention, and includes COVID-19 testing, referrals to care and isolation support, and contact tracing and investigation. Evaluation of these projects is critical for sites to understand the efficacy and sustainability of their interventions, and for CDC, and NACCHO to identify, replicate, and increase best and promising practices.

NACCHO is seeking a consultant to provide training and technical assistance to 23 program sites via one-on-one and cohort style activities to support the development and implementation of a monitoring and evaluation plan. Each site’s evaluation plan and activities should align with the evaluation framework for the overall project. The consultant will also support sites’ evaluations of their efforts and their sharing of best practices for COVID-19 education, health communication, and community engagement with RIM communities. This will include identification of successes and challenges encountered throughout the implementation process.

Specifically, the Consultant(s) will

  1. Assist the program sites to develop an evaluation plan that includes:
    • Monitoring and evaluation questions based on each program site’s specific goals as described in site work plans
    • Data collection and analysis plan (e.g., measurement framework, analysis plan, logic model, etc.)
    • Dissemination and learning approach for identifying challenges and best practices for program improvement and transferability to other jurisdictions
  2. Support program sites to develop data collection plans and tools, and build capacity to systematically collect data for evaluation purposes
  3. Support program sites to develop sustainable databases, including training for data entry, site-specific data analysis, using data for learning and decision making, and reporting to NACCHO
  4. Work closely with NACCHO and NRC-RIM to establish processes for data sharing, data aggregation across sites, and project level data analysis to contribute to project level evaluation

The consultant will also be expected to take part in the overall evaluation by:

  • Ensuring alignment between site evaluation plans and the overall evaluation
  • Engage in trainings, calls and meetings with NACCHO, CDC, and the 23 sites
  • Supporting design and implementation of project level qualitative data collection efforts (e.g., surveys/interviews)

Interested?

View the Request for Applications for full the description of the position. The deadline for submission is 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, on Friday November 19, 2021. Decisions will be made, and applicants will be notified of their selection status, no later than Wednesday December 1, 2021. PDF applications should be submitted to Kgizaw@naccho.org.

For Questions and Further Information Please contact Kalikidan Gizaw, Senior Program Analyst, at kgizaw@naccho.org


About Jas Florentino

They are the Communications Specialist for HIV/STI/Viral Hepatitis Team

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