Monitoring and Evaluation On-Demand Training Package for UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism (TSM) Consultants

May 27, 2024

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Background: Consultant are located across the globe and have a range of expertise and thematic skills.
As part of building the foundational skills of emerging consultants, sound knowledge on effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices are often a requirement of the assignment. 

Target Audience: This on-demand training platform is targeted at upskilling emerging consultants working on HIV/TB assignments through the TSM. Skills developed will be applicable across all regions.

Overview: This on-demand training introduces participants to key concepts of M&E that will better support them to provide the data needed to: 1) guide the planning, coordination and implementation of the HIV/TB response; 2) assess the effectiveness of the HIV/TB response; 3) identify areas for program improvement in their countries and regions and how to communicate change.

Course Learning Outcomes – By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Module 1: Making and Managing Quality Data

  • Describe the role of an M&E consultant in the M&E cycle
  • Describe the existing M&E tools and indicators, relevant to HIV, that support data collection and management.
  • Describe strategies for collecting and managing quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Explain how to collect and manage meaningful data including disaggregated data, relevant to HIV programming.
  • Describe how you would support local organizations to establish and maintain quality data collection and management systems.

Module 2: Data Analysis, Sensemaking* and Visualization

  • Describe different approaches to analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Explain ways to facilitate sensemaking activities and validate data.
  • Provide examples of how consultants can support local organizations with data analysis, sensemaking and visualization.

*Sensemaking is a process in which people jointly make sense and develop a shared understanding of information.

Module 3: Communicating Data for Change

  • Develop a communication plan to share your data findings.
  • Describe different communication strategies that can be used for different audiences.
  • Explain different ways to measure the impact of communication and influencing products and activities.
  • Provide examples of how consultants can support local organizations by translating data into communications.

Ready to get started? Access each module below.

Module 1

Making and Managing Quality Data

Module 2

Data Analysis, Sensemaking and Visualization

Module 3

Communicating Data for Change


Webinar 1

Introduction to the TSM, case studies of successful TSM assignments, Q&A

Webinar 2

To be confirmed


For any questions regarding the on-demand training platform, please contact harriet.doranedmunds@ashm.org.au

For any questions regarding the TSM please contact tsm@unaids.org

This on-demand training platform was made possible in collaboration with UNAIDS TSM.

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