APW - SARA Survey (re-advertised)

Islamabad

Job Description

 

To Apply, please follow the instructions given at the end


 

1. Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of this assignment is to provide technical support for conducting the service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey in six selected districts in Pakistan.

 

2. Background

2.1 The SRHR Project/Initiative

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is based on the principle that all individuals and communities have equitable access to their needed health care, in good quality, without suffering financial hardship. UHC helps drive better health and development outcomes. Achieving UHC by 2030 has been endorsed as one of the Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Pakistan is progressively moving towards phased implementation of UHC Benefit Package of Pakistan (Essential Package of Health Services and Inter-sectoral interventions) that has included SRHR interventions.

 

2.2 Rationale

The Government has undertaken various efforts to gather critical information that aim to fill the current knowledge gaps in regard to SRHR related matters within the country. For example, a comprehensive service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) was conducted in ICT in 2020 as a baseline before implementation of the UHC benefit package on a pilot basis. Thereafter, SARA has been rolled out to 6 more districts (one in each Province and areas) and trainings for data collection are underway. In order to have baseline information through SARA for all 12 districts in phase I of the UHC benefit package implementation, there is need to roll out this assessment to the remaining 6 priority districts.

The Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation & Coordination (MoNHSR&C) with the support of WHO, therefore, would like to roll out comprehensive Service Availability Readiness and Assessment (SARA) survey in the remaining 6 UHC benefit package phase I priority districts. Assessment of the availability of health facilities with regard to physical presence and functional presence, and facility readiness to provide health care services, mainly for essential services package including family planning and comprehensive abortion care, are important data sources for monitoring health system capacity to respond to population needs and monitoring health system performance over the years, in addition to providing up to date data and information for planning.


 

3.0 Objectives of the Assignment

  • to provide technical support for conducting the service availability and readiness assessment (SARA) survey in six selected districts in Pakistan.

 

4.0 Planned Timelines

Start date: 15th May 2021

End date: 31st October 2021


 

5.0 Work to be performed


 

The consultant (s)/ consulting firm is expected to liaise with the Ministry focal points on Health Systems Strengthening and SRHR, Technical Officer SRHR and National Professional Officer (NPO) Reproductive Maternal New-born Child Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) in the WCO, NPOs- RMNCAH in selected districts and other stakeholders in undertaking this task.


 

The consultant (s)/ consulting firm is expected to undertake the following:

 

Outputs


 

  • Prepare an inception report that provides survey methodology and detailed work plan for the assignment.

 

o Develop sampling strategy & procedure, data collection, management and analysis plan

 

  • Review and update data collection tools if need be ready with local translation where required

 

  • Review methodology, data collection tools and work plan for the assignment in collaboration with WCO and Ministry focal points.

 

  • Train data collectors.

 

  • Overall supervision of the Survey process

 

  • Data management, analysis, report writing and presentation of draft report to Ministry and WCO focal points

 

  • Incorporate the feedback from Ministry, Provinces/ Areas and WHO Country Office (WCO) to finalize the SARA survey report.

 

6.0 Deliverables

i. Draft Inception report with detailed work plan, survey methodology, data collection tools, training manuals and data analysis plan. ii. Final inception report and data collection tools with translation iii. Draft SARA survey report iv. Presentation of findings from draft report to Ministry and WCO selected forum v. Final SARA survey report


 

Deliverables / Payment Schedule

  • First Deliverable: Signing of contract (0% Payment)
  • Second Deliverable: Final Inception report with detailed work plan, survey methodology, data collection tools, training manuals and data analysis plan by 20th May 2021: (50% Payment)
  • Third Deliverable: Draft SARA survey report by 31st August 2021 (30% Payment)
  • Fourth Deliverable: Final SARA survey report incorporating feedback from all stakeholders by 20th October 2021 (20% Payment)

 

7.0 Technical Supervision

The selected Consultant/ consulting firm will work under the direct supervision of:

Responsible Officer: Technical Officer – SRHR and National Professional Officer -RMNCAH

Manager: WHO Representative / Head of Office


 

8.0 Specific requirements

 

Qualifications required:

  • Individual consultants: University degree in social sciences, with at least Master’s degree in Public Health, Reproductive Health, or Social Sciences and demonstrable knowledge of public health/ SRHR/ primary health care issues in Pakistan and survey methodology
  • Consultancy firms: Have a dedicated team of public health committed to this assignment with demonstrable knowledge of public health/ SRHR/ primary health care issues in Pakistan and survey methodology

 

Experience required:

  • At least 5 years work experience in Public Health in Pakistan and experience of working with government.
  • Conducted large scale population/ facility-based surveys in Pakistan

 

Skills:
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral communication, writing and documentation skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure.
  • Computer skills

 

Language requirements:

  • Fluent in English (reading, speaking and writing)
  • Knowledge of local languages for effective communication at field level.

 

9.0 Place of assignment

 

The selected candidate/ Consulting firm will be based in Pakistan/ Islamabad and will have to travel to collect data in other provinces/ areas within Pakistan.


 

To Apply:

Interested individuals/firms are required to submit their proposal at the below address by COB 05 May 2021.

Note: Please mention the subject "APW (SARA Survey) on the envelope.

Address: MNCH Unit, World Health Organization (WHO), Country Office, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.

 


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