The Devpart Consult team is made up of skilled and experienced resources, from a range of technical areas: M&E, Finance, Strategy, Risk management, Governance and Leadership and Public Health. An additional 15 consultants who are experts in at least one of the afore-mentioned areas also supplement the skills of the core service leaders. Our resources have a minimum of 5 years experience working on technical assignments in different capacities – implementation, oversight and technical support.
Several of our consultants, particularly the service leaders, have worked and continue to work together on Global Fund against HIV, TB and Malaria assignments, mainly serving as Local Fund Agent experts. A number have also worked on technical capacity building projects, for instance, the U.S Government funded Grants Management Solutions (GMS) project that provides support to recipients and oversight agencies (Country Coordinating Mechanisms) of the Global Fund. In other instances, they have partnered together under professional services firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers to undertake studies, as well as in their personal capacities supporting multi-laterals like WHO develop Annual reports.
In addition to technical competencies, our consultants have years of hands-on management and leadership experience critical for the execution of complex development projects - be this in terms of budget, scale of execution, and balancing of stakeholder expectations.
The Devpart Consult team members’ experience is largely within the health sector. Other major sectors include education, agriculture where the technical skills have been applied to improve program and project performance. Our work has been implemented in Eastern and Southern Africa, with additional expertise in Europe and the United States.
Statement of Work Experience
A summary of Devpart Consult assignments undertaken since 2012 are provided below:
- In November to December 2015 Devpart provided experts to undertake the country’s on-site data verifications (OSDVs) for the Civil Society Organization and Government PRs, for the HIV and TB grants.
- In September 2012 Devpart Consult was contracted by the LFA in Namibia to conduct a Rapid Service Quality Assessment (RSQA) for the Ministry of Health and Social Services HIV grant.
Since October 2012, Devpart Consult has supported the LFA in Rwanda – PricewaterhouseCoopers Rwanda – in the execution of the following activities:
- In 2015, Devpart experts served as independent observers for the Rwanda MoH integrated supportive supervision (ISS) and Data quality audit (DQA).
- Undertaking OSDVs and RSQAs for the Global Fund TB, Malaria and HIV grants in Rwanda.
- Undertaking programmatic verifications for the country’s HIV, TB, and Malaria grants and preparation of the respective components within the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) reports, including allocation of grant ratings and quality assurance.
- Assessing performance and systems for the HIV Periodic Review, and the HIV continued funding application.
Since March 2013, Devpart Consult has supported PricewaterhouseCoopers Vietnam in undertaking the LFA programmatic verifications for the country’s HIV, TB and HSS Global Fund grants.
- Giving guidance to the verification process, reviewing and analyzing the results within the Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR), determining the programmatic grant rating, and providing general quality assurance for all programmatic aspects.
- Undertaking the HIV and TB OSDVs in 2014 for the Government PR.
- Undertaking M&E CAT assessments for the HIV and TB grants in 2015.
- Providing other M&E and programmatic support is provided on an ad-hoc basis for instance reviewing the country Qualitative Risk Assessment Tool (QUART).
Devpart Consult personnel provide M&E services to the PricewaterhouseCoopers Uganda LFA team, and since the commencement of this relationship in April 2013 have provided the following services:
- Undertaking the 2015 Data Quality Review (DQR) for Uganda. This was a new procedure unde rthe Global Fund LFA portfolio so in addition to undertaking the technical review, the team of 8 Devpart consultants provided feedback on the tool and processes, and also developed additional tools required for more efficient verification in the field. The Uganda DQR included the Desk review component, and this was successfully undertaken by Devpart consultants.
- Undertaking the M&E capacity (CAT) assessments for the Government and non-Government PRs (2014-15)
- Reviewing key grant documents like Performance Frameworks, M&E plans, etc.
- Performing programmatic verifications for all the country’s grants (HIV, TB, Malaria and HSS), for two PRs, and preparing the respective Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) reports, including allocation of grant ratings and quality assurance for work done by PwC staff.
- Planning and execution of Onsite Data Verifications (OSDVs) and Rapid Service Quality Assessments (RSQA) for the Government PR’s TB, Malaria and HIV grants in Uganda (2012-2014).
- Assessment of performance and systems for the TB Periodic Review, and the HIV interim funding application.
Devpart has been contracted to provide M&E and public health services to the LFA team following the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Ethiopia LFA in 2015.
- In 2015, Devpart led the Data Quality Review (DQR) undertaken for the HIV, TB and Malaria Global Fund grants in Ethiopia. The DQR covered the quantitative verifications and the M&E systems component.
- Devpart undertakes programmatic verifications for the country’s grants Malaria and HSS grants. Specific tasks include preparing the respective Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) reports, allocation of grant ratings and performing quality assurance for work done by PwC staff.
- In August 2013, Devpart planned and conducted an RSQA for the TB grant on behalf of the LFA in Eritrea.
Since 2013, Devpart has provided various M&E and public health expertise services to PricewaterhouseCoopers Swaziland as follows:
- Undertook a special monitoring assessment of the PR’s high risk grant interventions including the new Client Management Information System, the TB and DRS surveys, and the new Active Case Finder TB program.
- Have undertaken several OSDVs for HIV, TB and Malaria grants – since 2012.
- In December 2015, we designed an enhanced tool and methodology of this special study which looked at the enrolment patterns of HIV positive adults, adolescents and paediatric patients on ART (from the Pre-ART to ART). We assessed the quality of services provided for HIV/Paediatric/PMTCT/Early Infant Diagnosis/TB-HIV co-infection and HIV sero-discordant couples and in-addition carried out a qualitative exploration for best practises, compliance to guidelines and organisational mechanisms for ensuring quality services