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Build and Roll out of TB Self-Assessment and Messaging Service- Consultancy fee for technical assistance
|Location :||Harare, Zimbabwe, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||22-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||60 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 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 TB Self-Assessment and Messaging Service (mHealth)e is a Digital Adherence Technology (DAT) which enables providers to make informed decisions about patients who need either more or less intensive follow up to maximize treatment success rates. The mHealth Service will enable the NTP and health providers to cost-effectively increase their engagement and communication with the general public and registered patients around TB prevention, case detection and treatment.
The Service is based on the USSD communications protocol and can be utilized on smart and feature phones and a range of mobile networks (2G, 3G and 4G). This proposed mHealth Service is based on a similar system in use in Tanzania which has to date sent over 3.5M messages to nearly 240,000 individuals who self-selected to screen for TB – resulting in over 174,000 self-reported cases for further medical follow-up.
In addition, the system will mitigate impact of COVID-19 on the TB program which has manifested through reduced case notifications in 2020 and lower treatment success rate.
The Service aligns with and supports achievement of:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Ministry of Health and Child Care’s National TB Program proposes to build and roll-out this application in the provinces of Midlands and Bulawayo, as they relatively report high TB incidence and lower treatment success rates. The mHealth Service will integrate with the TB Module in the MoHCC’s existing electronic health records system contributing to achievement of key TB goals and milestones through enhanced engagement with patients, reporting & analysis and machine learning. An application awareness campaign will also be done whereby the system will be advertised 15 times.
The mHealth Service will include the following features to mitigate these effects:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The mHealth Service will contribute to achievement of goals established in the NTP’s Strategic Plan, specifically:
Documentation will include sufficient and detailed documentation for a general user as well as necessary details for the relevant specialty as appropriate. The specific documentation guides shall be provided to cover the needs of the following users.
Installation and Administration
The application installation guide shall be detailed enough to provide system’s administrators with all the information necessary for the database administration. The documentation shall list all utilities and tools necessary for the proper administration of the mHealth. These tools shall cover management and administration of the application, the user interface, and any auxiliary programs integrated into the delivered system. The Contractor shall provide all other relevant design & documents as may be required to carry out the work as detailed in the scope of work.
User documentation shall be sufficient and detailed enough to allow different levels of relevant users to perform their functions without having to rely overly much on external support. The contractor will also be responsible for the knowledge transfer on the mHealth through use of adequate documentation and training.
System Operator Documentation
This portion of the document is intended for those people who are running the application. It shall include direction for operating the various hardware components, operating the software and, recognizing and correcting problems.
This consists of, but not limited to, the following
Duration of the Work
Training will be conducted at a venue to be determined by MOHCC
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
Good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
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:
Proven ability to plan, coordinate and monitor own work and that of others;
Ability to work under pressure and uses time efficiently;
Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjust priorities as required.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Solicits input by valuing ideas and expertise of others and is willing to learn from others
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Clearly state that the contract price is fixed
B.Recommended Presentation of Offer
For purposes of generating Offers whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their comparative analysis, it is best to recommend the preferred contents and presentation of the Offer to be submitted, as well as the format/sequencing of their presentation. The following documents may be requested:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
The individuals desirous of quoting for the work should make an expression of interest by submitting the required documents and information listed below