Overview

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR LOCAL CONSULTANCY IN THE ADAPTATION OF ASRH NATIONAL SELF-CARE GUIDELINES.

Lead Ministry Ministry of Health – SRH Program
Duration and Working Schedule 30 days
Ministry of Health Technical Lead Team ASRH Technical Working Group
Supporting Partner/s World Health Organization (WHO) and Population Services International (PSI Eswatini)
  1. Purpose of Consultancy

The Ministry of Health (MOH) in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and Population Services International (PSI) Eswatini are taking a step to adapt and develop the World Health Organization (WHO) Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) self-care guidelines. The steps are in line with the government efforts where no man, woman, new-born child and adolescent die from preventable Sexual, reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition causes and where they live to realize their full potential as embedded in the Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and nutrition (SRMNCAH&N, 2019-2023).

 The adaptation of National ASRH Self-care Guidelines is regarded by the Ministry of Health and stakeholders as an important tool in facilitating access to SRH and HIV services as well as enhancing quality and cost-effectiveness of health service delivery. Proper adaptation and development of the National ASRH Self Care Guidelines will go a long way in equipping service providers and other implementers at all levels of the healthcare service delivery with skills and knowledge to adequately respond to the needs of the populace.

Therefore, the purpose of the local consultancy is to adapt and develop National ASRH Self-care guidelines with the aim of providing guidance that comply with national, regional, and global SRH self-care standards. Through leadership of MOH-SRH unit, coordination and adaptation of the various tasks involved in development of the National ASRH and HIV Self-care Guidelines shall be achieved.

  1. Scope of Work
Scope of work: The local consultant is expected to

  •  Provide a detailed inception report within the first 7 days of engagement.
  • Conduct a desk review.
  • Adapt and develop National ASRH Self-care guidelines in line with the WHO Framework working alongside key stakeholders.
  • Develop slides for presentation during inception report and final report validation meetings.
  • Facilitate during the validation of the draft National ASRH Self-care Guidelines.
  • Finalize and consolidate National ASRH Selfcare guidelines.
Place where services are to be delivered Mbabane -Eswatini
Activity Timelines The duration of the work to be carried out will be for 30 working days.
Required expertise, qualifications, and competencies, including language requirements The Consultant must:

  • Have a Master’s degree in Public health, Demography, or any other health related field, Additional qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Have minimal of 5 years work experience on HIV and SRHR.
  • Have knowledge of HIV and SRH agenda from global, continental, regional and national level.
  • Have excellent analytical and writing skills in English.
  • Familiarity with WHO guidelines for self-care is desirable.
  • Experience in communication on matters related to SRH and HIV, self-care for adolescents and young people.
Supervisory arrangements The technical work of the consultant will be supervised by MOH- SRH Program, in close collaboration with the established ASRH Core Team which shall provide the overall oversight of the guideline’s development. This core team is co-opted by the MOH from key stakeholders working in the SRH and HIV agenda.
Progress monitoring and reporting requirements, The day-to-day work of the consultant shall be monitored by the MOH- SRH Unit through the ASRH Focal person in close collaboration with ASRH Core Team.  The SRH Programme Manager shall provide overall oversight while PSI and WHO will provide other support.
Implementation Timelines The consultant will be engaged on a full-time basis starting from February 2023, for 30 working days.
Key deliverables Electronic inception report. (Both slides and Narrative)

Electronic Zero Draft National ASRH Self-care Guidelines. (Both slides and Narrative)

A final electronic and hard copy of validated National ASRH Self-care Guidelines.

Other relevant information or relevant consideration Engagements of any other stakeholders, experts or partners shall be at the consultant’s discretion. Travel costs regarding the undertaking of this assignment are part and parcel of the project.
Application Process Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should submit their letter of expression of interest, proposal and budget (with clear daily rate) including CVs with at least two (2) traceable references through the following emails: procurementreviews@psi.sz by the 03rd February 2023.