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CONSULTANCY FOR MALARIA CASE MANAGEMENT AUDIT
|Location :||Harare, Zimbabwe, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||4d 20h 4m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 Days|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The goal of the Ministry of Health and Child Care’s Malaria Control Programme is to reduce malaria incidence to 17 per 1000 population by 2025. As a way of monitoring quality of care of malaria cases in the institutions, the MOHCC conducts case management audits. Findings from the audit are used to come up with recommendations for improvements of quality care provision to malaria patients in the country.
The Ministry of Health and Child Care is inviting applications from interested consultants or health experts to carry out a malaria case management audit in the country focusing on the period January 2019 to December 2021, with the audit being conducted from April 2022- June 2022.
Objectives of the Case Management Audit
The main objective of the audit is to assess management of uncomplicated and severe malaria cases at different levels of care against set National standards.
The audit will also assess availability of case management resources in the health facilities including but not limited to trained health workers, laboratory and medical supplies.
The results of this independent assessment will guide the ministry in planning and resource allocation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Works
Under the guidance and supervision of the MOHCC-PR the Consultant will work closely with MOHCC Health facility representatives to conduct the Case Management Audit, On day-to-day basis the Consultant will work with NMCP-Director who will facilitate the assignment of the Consultant with the provinces. The scope of the consultancy is to conduct Malaria Case Management Audit for the period of 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.
Methodology or Approach to the Assignment
As part of the proposal for the conduct of the assignment, the Consultant will suggest technically sound methodology with a roadmap, and this will be evaluated as part of the selection process. The successful consultant will, however, propose a final methodology or approach for the conduct of the assignment, in consultation with UNDP and the MOHCC, and this will reflect in the Inception Report. In the meantime, the proposed methodology or approach may consider some of the following:
A Gantt Chart detailing the key steps, timelines, assumptions and budget should be provided in the proposal/concept note for the audit. Examples of such steps could include: Orientation meetings with stakeholders, training of data collectors, data collection, entry, cleaning, analysis, report writing, Dissemination meetings and finalization and submission of report.
Final Draft Evaluation Report:
KEY DELIVERABLES see comments below
Harare, with travel through the country. This is a National Survey and the consultant will be expected to travel to any part of the country as required.
Maintainability and Ownership
The product ownership is under the Ministry of Health and Child Care from conception.
Security: Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. The consultant will be responsible for his/her travel costs and the data collectors in the field, trainings, field work, data entry cleaning and report writing. Transport for field mission to the sampled health facilities will be provided by the MOHCC.
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Excellent and effective written and oral skills; ability to persuade people with varying points of view and to present information in a concise and accurate manner, ability to clearly communicate links between the organizations.
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
At least one year Working experience in Rural and urban areas