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Consultancy-Organization Learning Specialist

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Project Management
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International Development Group
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211OC Requisition #

Rwanda Integrated Health Services Activity (RIHSA): Hospital Twinning Activity

Scope of Work

LOE-64 days

Background

RTI International is part of a consortium, led by the Palladium Group, that works with the Government of Rwanda (GOR) to implement the Rwanda Integrated Health Systems Activity (RIHSA) with funding from USAID. GOR is currently seeking to secure financial protection and ensure equity in access to health services. RIHSA will support GOR with other stakeholders to achieve two objectives: 1) Increase financial protection by addressing barriers to domestic resource mobilization and health care financing and 2) Increase quality of essential health services at national and community levels.

RTI International seeks to fill a consulting position – Organizational Learning Specialist. The position is based in Kigali. The consultant’s work will interface with the project team in Kigali, the Ministry of Health (MoH), and remotely with the RTI project team based in the United States.

Support to the Hospital Twinning Activity

Improving the governance and stewardship capabilities of Rwanda’s District Health Units (DHUs) includes strengthening how government manage data to make high quality service and investment decisions. Rwanda’s Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) IV highlights the need to make HMIS data available at the district level to address quality concerns (8.6) and improve data demand and information use via “stimulating dialogue and actions based on evidence” (10.3). Current USAID efforts to strengthen data use for quality and governance focus on district oversight of health facilities, facility level planning, coordination, and peer learning between facilities.

RIHSA seeks to build upon these efforts and GOR strategies by twinning hospitals to support quality health service delivery in locally identified technical priorities. Through twinning, hospitals can share 1) learning and experience with other hospitals; 2) experiences with instituting new mechanisms for using data in decision-making processes; and 3) novel data analysis or applications.

RTI International, a sub-contractor to Palladium on RIHSA, is seeking a well-qualified consultant to lead RIHSA’s hospital twinning activities. The consultant will work in collaboration with the larger RIHSA team and RTI home office staff to coordinate hospital twinning activities and provide technical guidance and support to ensure successful twinning relationships and results

During the period of performance, the consultant will:

  1. Work with RTI’s home office team and the local RIHSA team to adapt the existing Twinning activity design to hospital management, ensure that the Twinning activity complements other RIHSA activities, and contribute to key results in RIHSA’s Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning plan.
  2. Coordinate with the RIHSA team to identify hospitals that will participate in Twinning activities, support the development of a hospital network, and match hospitals according to the approved Twinning activity design.
  3. Adapt an initial 3-day Twinning Workshop in coordination with RTI’s Organizational Learning Specialist and Capacity Development Advisor to launch Twinning Activities.
  4. Conduct two 3-day Twinning workshops for twenty Rwandan hospitals.
  5. As needed, provide 1-day onsite coaching support in each of twenty hospitals to support twinning relationships and guide coaching activities to seed positive outcomes across twinned districts.
  6. Provide remote, follow-up, check-in, and coaching sessions with twinned hospital teams at regular intervals.
  7. Work closely with RIHSA’s MEL team to continuously track and report agreed-upon twinning milestones, results, and success stories.

Consultant Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in public health or a similar field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of health sector experience in Rwanda, preferably in hospitals.
  • Experience designing, leading, and facilitating training workshops.
  • Experience working with HMIS data and data systems will be prioritized, though it will not be the sole focus of the twinning activities.
  • Experience working with Rwanda’s accreditation system, preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and move a project forward while collaborating with a larger project team.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda, and either English or French.
  • Coaching certification, preferred.


Individuals interested in working for RTI please note that as of January 18, 2022, RTI will require all staff in the United States and, except where prohibited by law, all staff in the United Kingdom and the European Union to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated in order to work at RTI. Those who cannot get vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request an accommodation.


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