National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) Lead

UG-Kampala
Category
Monitoring and Evaluation
Type
Regular Full-Time
Close Date
1/1/2018

Overview

National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) offers an improved understanding of the current levels of spending and resource allocation across various programmes and interventions. The Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC) conducted the last NASA in Uganda in 2012. The last NASA covered the financial years 2008/2009 and 2009/2010.

 

The UAC entered into a partnership with Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) to implement the NASA starting with 3 financial years: 2013/2014, 2014/2015, and 2015/2016; and to set up a system to routinely collect NASA data to facilitate timely availability of HIV expenditure information for the period 2015/16-2019/20. The phase one NASA is expected to lay a foundation for the AIDS spending assessments for 2016/17 -2019/20 in an institutionalized approach. In this partnership, UAC provides overall oversight and coordination of the NASA while MUSPH is responsible for study design, data collection, and analysis and reporting.

 

The MUSPH, although very experienced in undertaking research, is implementing resource tracking for HIV the first time, and therefore requires Technical Assistance during the first phase of implementing; for quality assurance.

Responsibilities

The overall objective of technical support is to review and support improvement of quality control measures to ensure integrity of the NASA and adherence to international guidelines and standards. The specific objectives of the technical support are:

  • To strengthen local capacity (including; the Task Team, MUSPH, data collection & entry teams) in coordination, data collection, entry, cleaning, data analysis, and reporting
  • To provide guidance and support for estimating expenditures that cannot be captured from records.
  • To review the NASA Pilot report with the core NASA team to provide guidance and strategies to address the challenges.

Scope of work

  • Lead the review and discussion on the planned approach to NASA by the Uganda NASA team.
  • Review and lead the discussion on data collection and analysis, including review of data collection tools, with aim of troubleshooting potential challenges and providing guidance on mitigation of any anticipated challenges
  • Review the mapping of stakeholders, adapted tools, determination of costs, data collection and validation plan, provide guidance and develop local capacity to strengthen the aforementioned areas. Participate in field data collection to observe and develop local capacity in data collection.
  • Participate in the training of NASA teams including; the Task Team, MUSPH, data collection & data entry teams; in coordination, data collection, entry, cleaning, data analysis, and reporting 
  • Review the NASA Report

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Health Financing, Financial Management, or other relevant area
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Resource Tracking or conducting Spending Assessments
  • Significant experience in data collection and analysis in the field, especially in settings where information is not formally recorded
  • Work experience in Uganda preferred
  • Work experience in HIV/AIDS programming preferred

How to Apply

To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Attach your resume.
  3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
  4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

 

Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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