Experience: Ten years experience.
Location of Assignment: Ebonyi and Osun state, Nigeria.
Duration: April- May 2021.
Malaria Consortium (MC) is one of the world's leading non-profit organizations dedicated to comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. MC works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organizations, to ensure evidence in delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence based decision-making and strategic planning. The organization works to improve not only improve the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps to relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity thereby resultantly improving the quality of life.
Malaria Consortium received funding to carry out an effectiveness-implementation hybrid project on feasibility and effectiveness of IPTi in Nigeria. It is aimed at generating the required evidence to inform policy and possible scale up of IPTi in Nigeria, and ultimately contribute towards a reduction in under 5 mortalities in the country.
As part of the project activities, formative research is to be conducted in Osun and Ebonyi states, which is aimed at determining the final location of the study site, contextualizing the project sites in terms of EPI coverage, data quality of HMIS, complementary community delivery platforms for IPTi and the identification of sentinel surveillance sites for patient follow up, A gender analysis will be done as part of the formative research.
Addressing gender issues in the design of the project at the inception helps ensure equity in access and benefits for men and women and children. It is hoped that this will ensure that gender influences on malaria as they affect infants is properly captured and considered in the body of evidence to be presented that would aid policy adoption for IPTi
Purpose of the assignment:
Malaria Consortium requires qualified personnel who will conduct a gender analysis as part of the formative research to monitor alignment with project implementation..
Qualifications and experience: National Consultant ( Gender Analysis Studies)
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