Thematic areas Covered by the Health, Water & Sanitation Team

 

  • Result Based Monitoring Activities on Different Public Health, Water & Sanitation Areas
  • Operational Research on Different Public Health, Water & Sanitation Areas and Related Interventions
  • Analyzing How the Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation Services is Evolving
  • Assessing the Climate Change Effects on Public Health
  • Investigating how Ethiopia is Managing the SDGs Related to Health, Water & Sanitation Within Agreed Targets & Time Frame
  • Analyzing Coverage and Trends of Key Indicators for Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition in Urban & Rural Area, So as to Assess Health Equity Issues in Different Geographic Settings
  • Coming Up With Fresh and Innovative Policy Solutions in Rural and Urban Settings, With Special Focus on Agrarian, Pastoralist and Urban Settings
  • Conducting other Health, Water & Sanitation Related Research Works Based on the Client Interest and RFP.

  • Validating the Global Framework to Measure and Evaluate Changes in Social Norms in FGM Programming

    Client: UNICEF Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $84,292.60

    Duration of the assignment: April, 2019 – Ongoing

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of this project is to validate the global “ACT” Framework developed to track attitudes and social norms around FGM in Ethiopia. The results from this validation will feed into future tasks of adapting ACT framework to local country contexts across the Joint Programme countries.

  • Ethiopia’s Six Health Accounts (HA VI) Survey of Health Service Utilization and Expenditures among People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV)

    Client: Abt Associates, Inc

    Contract Value: $200,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: June 2016 – February 2017

    Description of Project:

    The overall objective of this targeted HIV/AIDS survey is to generate up to date empirical data on health service utilization and spending on health care by people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Ethiopia.

    The specific objectives are:

    • to generating evidence on the relationship between HIV/AIDS policy priorities and health & non-health spending by HIV/AIDS positive people;
    • to understand the health financing burden of HIV/AIDS positive persons in the country;
    • to assess health service utilization rate by level of income and other socio-economic characteristics of HIV/AIDS positive people; and
    • to track HIV/AIDS positive people spending on different levels and types of health care services and commodities disaggregated by level of income and other important key features.
  • Information Meetings on the Enhanced Outreach Strategy/ Community Health Days (EOS/ CHD) and Increased Supervision of the Screening Quality in Ethiopia

    Client: UNICEF Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $200,007.5

    Duration of the assignment: January 2011 – September 2011

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of the project was to improve the quality of nutrition screening data taken by health extension workers during the EOS/CHD by insuring adequate supervision and information on the EOS/TSF program.

    This entails organizing, together with the  RHB, a series of information meetings/ trainings at regional, zonal and woreda levels on the importance of ensuring a high quality of screening and the consequences for not achieving this, conducting spot-check supervisory visits of the EOS/CHD to monitor the quality of the screening and finally assist the Regional Health Bureaus (RHB) in the preparation of micro plans and cascade training that is from region to woreda.

    The assignment covered all EOS/ CHD woredas in Ethiopia. Within each EOS/ CHD woreda, 30 per cent of kebeles were selected to be included in the supervision. The firm finalizes the assignment successfully and submitted approved report to the client.

  • Baseline Assessment Survey as a Benchmark for PVSD Project in Afar, SNNP, Somali, Oromia, and Tigray Regions

    Client: UNICEF Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $100,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: August 2016 – December 2016

    Description of Project:

    The major objective of th evaluation were to:

    • Establishing baseline
    • Asses the current immunization service delivery system of the target woredas- vaccines supply chain and cold chain status
    • Service delivery patterns: session types and frequencies
    • Immunization service coverage status of the target woredas
    • Design tools to track progress the status of the identified indictors.
    • End line, measure/evaluate the changes due to the PVSD project at the end of the project period:
    • Improvement in immunization supply chain; vaccines and cold chain status
    • Changes in immunization service coverage and droop out rates
  • Qualitative Data Collection, Transcribing and Translation for ARIDA Implementation Evaluation in Ethiopia project in 5 regions for UNICEF Ethiopia

    Client: UNICEF Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $ 37,072.81

    Duration of the assignment: May 2019 – August 2019

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of this programme monitoring and evaluation assignment is to investigate how ARIDA devices are efficiently used and integrated with the national health system. The objective also includes identifying potential barriers and understanding other internal and external factors to be considered for a wider scale up of using the device in other regions of the country (Benishangul Gumuz, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray).

    The specific objectives of the programme monitoring and evaluation research include:

    • To explore lessons learned from the implementation of the intervention through key informant interviews with HEWs, health workers, trainers, health center or facility managers and district health governance officials;
    • To capture the perceptions of HEWs, the first hand implementers through Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) in ARIDA target regions where no such activity has previously been implemented;
    • To compile data and information generated from the implementation analysis to develop a suggestion of how to introduce ARIDA into an integrated national health system, including what information is needed for procurement decisions, training and capacity building and policy making decisions for each region; and
    • To investigate perceptions on pneumonia recognition, care seeking, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in the target area.
  • A Formative Research on Adolescent Nutrition

    Client: Save the Children Ethiopia Office

    Contract Value: $49,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: July 2017 – October 2017

    Description of Project:

    The Formative research aims at giving insights and addresses the gaps in understanding nutritional behaviors of adolescent girls.

    In this study a total of five (5) Woredas and 10 kebeles were covered in five regions: Amhara, Tigray, Oromia, SNNPR, and Somali. The ten kebeles were disaggregated equally into vulnerable and non-vulnerable group. A minimum of 390 (280 adolescent girls and 110 father and mothers) and a maximum of 450 (320 adolescent and 130 mothers and fathers) respondents were contacted for this study.

    Within the five regional states, we approached a minimum of 390 (280 adolescent girls and 110 father and mothers) and a maximum of 450 (320 adolescent and 130 mothers and fathers) respondents will be contacted for this study

  • Baseline Survey for the Project, Improvement of Water Supply and Sanitation in Guraghe Zone, SNNPR

    Client: Korean International Cooperative Agency (KOICA)

    Contract Value: $30,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: August 2015 – October 2015

    Description of Project:

    The purpose of the current baseline study is intended to measure impact brought by KOICA integrated water, sanitation and hygiene intervention on the well-being of beneficiaries in two Woredas of Gurage Zone after the implementation of the project. Alongside the study will enhances the drawing of new lessons for KOICA project office which will enable the designing of similar projects in Ethiopia and other parts of developing countries. Finally, the study will have immense impact for future policies of rural sanitation intervention.

  • The Trials of Improved Practices on Maternal Nutrition

    Client: Save the Children Ethiopia Office

    Contract Value: $46,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: August 2017 – October 2017

    Description of Project:

    The objective of the consultancy is to identify specific practices for pregnant and breastfeeding women by conducting trails of the practices and specific foods. It also seeks to make out improved couple communication practices that smooth the progress of improved diet diversity for pregnant / breast feeding women.

    The study covered 6 Woredas and 7 kebeles of Oromia, Amhara, and SNNPR regions. In this study, a total of 113 eligible pregnant adolescent, breast feeding and pregnant women were selected; which includes 13 pregnant adolescence-aged (15-19) and can be any trimester,  pregnant first trimester (25), pregnant 2-3 trimester (25), nursing with 0-4 months old (25)and nursing with 5-12 months old (25).

  • Baseline Survey of the UNICEF - UNFPA Joint Programme (JP) Phase III on HIV Prevention, Sexual Reproductive Health And Violence Response Among Most-at-risk Adolescents and Youth in Ethiopia

    Client: UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund

    Contract Value: $98,177.14

    Duration of the assignment: October 2018 – October 2019

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of the study was to provide baseline information on Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Behavior (KAPB) of the target groups with respect to SRH, HIV/AIDS and Voluntary Adolescent Counseling (VAC). The specific objectives of the study were:

    • To assess the level of knowledge, attitude, and practices of adolescents and youth with respect to SRH, HIV and VAC;
    • To explore the attitudes and practices of service providers in the provision of HIV, SRH and VAC services;
    • To investigate the levels of access and utilization of quality SRH, HIV and VAC services by those most-at-risk groups;
    • To understand the level of risk and vulnerability to contract HIV, unplanned pregnancy, violence, etc. of the targeted adolescent and youth population;
    • To examine the barriers of adolescents to access HIV prevention and SRH services, to participate in trainings on SRH and to know about the available services for most-at-risk adolescents and youth who are victims of violent or in danger of becoming victimized; and
    • To realize the preference of targeted population with regards to the types of services needed.
  • Final Evaluation of Phase II Passive Vaccine Storage Devices (PVSD) Project in Ethiopia

    Client: UNICEF

    Contract Value: $70,014.56

    Duration of the assignment: November 2018 – January 2019

    Description of Project:

    The core objectives of this study are to assess the effectiveness of the PVSD project in improving immunization service provision and coverage. The projects effectiveness will be examined based on these expected outcomes:

    • Improvement in immunization supply chain; vaccines and cold chain status
    • Changes in immunization service coverage and dropout rates
    • To generate key lessons and identify promising practices
  • Evaluation of Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) / Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Monitoring Activity in Ethiopia

    Client: UNICEF

    Contract Value: $91,357.14

    Duration of the assignment: November 2018 – February 2019

    Description of Project:

    The main objective of this consultancy assignment is to undertake impact evaluation of CMAM/IYCF monitoring activities taken care of by national firms. The broad objectives of this study can be stipulated as follows:

    • Assess the impacts of the CMAM/IYCF monitors on the strengthening of CMAM program and identify gaps and areas of improvement in the monitoring activities
    • Recommend on the feasibility to enlarge spectrum of monitoring activities to include support to other nutrition programs
    • Investigate the impacts of monitoring activities on the strength of the Health System and to recommend sustainable and cost-efficient transition/exit strategy

    The specific objectives are:

    • To assess the performance of the monitors to strength the capacity of health staffs
    • To investigate the contributions of the monitors on the quality of CMAM/IYCF program and outreach activities
    • To assess the efforts of the monitors on the strength of the Health System at the national and regional levels
    • To show the ways the monitoring system be improved in the light of sustainability and cost-efficiency
  • Outcome Evaluation of Community Led Total Sanitation and Hygiene (CLTSH) In Ethiopia from 2012-2015

    Client: UNICEF Ethiopia

    Contract Value: $100,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: August 2015 – October 2015

    Description of Project:

    The objective of the study is to review lessons learnt from the implementation of the UNICEF and WSSCC supported CLTSH programs and use them to influence the approach to rural sanitation in the future UNICEF CPD and HSDP-V.

    The scope of program evaluation will provide focus on CLTSH only and Not SLTSH and will focus on its application in agrarian communities under the WSSCC program and agrarian and pastoralist communities under the UNICEF programme.

    The outcome evaluation undertaken in both the 86 UNICEF learning Woredas and the 40 WSSCC-GSF supported Woredas. The UNICEF Woredas are located in both the development regional states (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, Tigray) and the developing regional state (Somali, Afar, Benshengul Gumuiz and Gambella). The WSSCC Woredas are located only in the developed regional states (Amhara, Oromia, and SNNPR).

  • Household, Community and Facility Survey: Impact Evaluation of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Program in Ethiopia

    Client: African Development Bank

    Contract Value: $155,000.00

    Duration of the assignment: November 2014 – January 2015

    Description of Project:

    The study is mainly a program impact evaluation that aimed at providing credible gender specific estimates of effects of the rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions on beneficiary communities and households and assess if interventions work as expected, by how much and what factors explain findings on effects. As part of the impact evaluation design, this survey is planned to collect primary data from beneficiary and non-beneficiary communities/households.