TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR ESWATINI FOURTH GENERATION WHO COUNTRY COOPERATION STRATEGY (CCS) 2020 – 2025 DEVELOPMENT
The Kingdom of Eswatini WHO Country Office developed the third generation of the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) in 2014 to run for a period of six years (2014-2019). This was a continuum of the previous strategies, conducted by the WHO in consultation with the Ministry of Health of Eswatini, Development Partners including the UN Family, Civil Society and the Private Sector to harmonize and align all country processes with the National Development Strategy, the Health Sector Medium Term Strategic Plan and the Biennial Work plan in WHO.
The Country Cooperation Strategy defines a strategic framework for working with the Kingdom in improving the stewardship function of the health sector, reducing morbidity and mortality due to high disease burden and improving the responsiveness of the WHO Country Office. It is the key instrument for guiding the work of the WHO in Eswatini and the main instrument for harmonizing the WHO’s cooperation with that of other UN agencies and development partners.
Despite some progress with the implementation of the CCS, there is a need to boost political will and mobilize resources for the priority health agenda that is based on GPW13 as part of broader efforts to strengthen and adequately finance health systems in the Kingdom. Though the current GCS’ life span goes up to December 2019, it is imperative that it is kept aligned with the GPW 13 and hence the triple billions. A review of the current CCS and the subsequent development of the 4th Generation CCS will thus offer stakeholders the opportunity to embrace opportunities, identity challenges and re-focus resources to scale up what worked best and to ensure continuous alignment to the Kingdom of Eswatini health priorities’ within the framework of the WHO Biennial Work Plan, the GPW13 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the UN Reforms..
General Objective: To define medium term vision for WHO technical cooperation with the Kingdom of Eswatini for the period 2020-2024 in support of the country’s National Health Policy and the revised National Health Sector Strategic Plan aimed at improving the health status of the people of Eswatini.
• To identify opportunities, achievements and challenges encountered in implementing the CCS during the first two biennial (2014-2015 and 2016-2017) of its implementation cycle
• To engage with the MOH, development partners and other stakeholders involved with health for feedback on the implementation of the CCS
• Come up with a set of recommendations to inform development of the 4th Generation CCS and gear its implementation towards supporting Kingdom of Eswatini to achieve the millennium targets and Universal Health Coverage
• To develop the 4th Generation CCS that is aligned to NHSSP, GPW13. UN Reforms, UNSDCF and SDGs based on the recommendations of the review of the current CGS.
The development of the 4th Generation WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy will be jointly conducted by the WHO and the Ministry of Health. It will commence by reviewing the current CCS.
• The Ministry of Health team will be under the leadership Ministry of Health Official delegated by the Principal Secretary.
• The WHO Country Office team will be under the WHO Country Representative
• Representatives of strategic partners such as the like the UN, Civil Society will form part of the development team
• Opportunities, achievements and challenges encountered during the implementation of the first two biennial (2014-2015 and 2016 – 2017) identified
• The MOH, development Partners and other health sector stakeholders engaged, and inputs solicited
• Recommendation to inform development of the 4th Generation CCS and gear its implementation towards supporting Kingdom of Eswatini to achieve the millennium targets and Universal Health Coverage made.
• The 4th Generation CCS that is aligned to NHSSP, UNSDCF, GPW13 and the SDGs based on the recommendations of the review of the current CCS developed.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The assignment requires a post graduate degree in any of the fields of health, planning or economics with previous involvement in the assessment and development of strategic plans. Knowledge on WHO and UN operations. Other requirements are
• Have an excellent command of both written and spoken English.
• Be result oriented and have a strong initiative in getting things done.
• Have good interviewing techniques.
• Have good inter-personal relationships.
DURATION OF CONSULTANCY
The entire process is scheduled to run for a period of three weeks. A detailed work breakdown schedule will be elaborated by a consultant who will be engaged for the review when submitting his/her inception report.
Remuneration is based on the UN Swaziland Harmonized rates for the three – week APW.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
The Address should be clearly marked “Reference: SWZJAPW/21/03101.
The closing date for receiving all applications is Tuesday 13 April 2021
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