Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The World Health Organization (WHO),Consultant Jobs in Rwanda



Request for Proposals: 2016/WCO/NUT/0002Project
Dear all,
Request for Proposals: 2016/WCO/NUT/0002 Project
The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking offers for consultancy). Your (organization/company) is invited to submit a proposa
l for the (workon the project in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
WHO is a public international organization, consisting of 194 Member States, and a Specialized Agency of the United Nations with the mandate to act as the directing and coordinating authority on international health work. As such, WHO is dependent on the budgetary and extra-budgetary contributions it receives for the implementation of its activities. Bidders are, therefore, requested to propose the best and most cost-effective solution to meet WHO requirements, while ensuring a high level of service.
WHO requires the successful bidder, the provider, to carry out  the development of a training material on Nutritional care for prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases based on an existing national guidelines on Nutritional care for prevention and management of Non-Communicable Diseases.
The provider shall be a for profit/ not for profit institution operating in the field of public health nutrition, clinical dieteticswith proven expertise in the preparation of extension training materials.
The consultant should have the following qualifications and competencies:
Essential qualification:
  1. Bachelor of clinical dietetics or
  2. Master of Public Health Nutrition
  3. Fluency in oral and written English
Essential experience:
  1. Development of curricula
  2. Preparation of extension training materials
  3. Training or internship in a hospital or diet clinic
Skills, knowledge and abilities :
  1. Ability to plan, design, and train others in the area of health and nutrition
  2. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and commitment to working as part of multidisciplinary team
  3. Ability to prepare and disseminate reports in time
Bidders should follow the instructions set forth below in the submission of their proposal to WHO.
The proposal and all correspondence and documents relating thereto shall be prepared and submitted in the English/French) language. 
The proposal should be concisely presented and structured to include the following information:
  • Proposed solution
  • Approach/Methodology
  • Proposed time line
  • Financial proposal.
Information which the bidder considers confidential, if any, should be clearly marked as such.
The bidder shall submit the complete proposal to WHO in writing no later than 24/10/2016 17.00 hoursKigalitime (“the closing date”), by mail/by email at the following address:
Each proposal shall be marked Ref: 2016/WCO/NUT/0002and be signed by a person or persons duly authorized to represent the bidder, to submit a proposal and to bind the bidder to the terms of this RFP.
WHO may, at its own discretion, extend the closing date for the submission of proposals by notifying all bidders thereof in writing.
Any proposal received by WHO after the closing date for submission of proposals may be rejected. 
The offer outlined in the proposal must be valid for a minimum period of[60 days]
calendar days after the closing date. A proposal valid for a shorter period may be rejected by WHO. In exceptional circumstances, WHO may solicit the bidder’s consent to an extension of the period of validity.  The request and the responses thereto shall be made in writing. Any bidder granting such an extension will not, however, be  permitted to otherwise modify its proposal.
The bidder may withdraw its proposal any time after the proposal’s submission and before the above mentioned closing date, provided that written notice of the withdrawal is received by WHO via mail/email, as provided above, before the closing date.
No proposal may be modified after its submission, unless WHO has issued an amendment to the RFP allowing such modifications.
No proposal may be withdrawn in the interval between the closing date and the expiration of the period of proposal validity specified by the bidder in the proposal (subject always to the minimum period of validity referred to above).                                                      
WHO may, at any time before the closing date, for any reason, whether on its own initiative or in response to a clarification requested by a (prospective) bidder, modify the RFP by written amendment.  Amendments could, interalia, include modification of the project scope or requirements, the project timeline expectations and/or extension of the closing date for submission.
All prospective bidders that have received the RFP will be notified in writing of all amendments to the RFP and will, where applicable, be invited to amend their proposal accordingly.
Before conducting the technical and financial evaluation of the proposals it has received, WHO will perform a preliminary examination of these proposals to determine whether they are complete, whether any computational errors have been made, whether the documents have been properly signed, and whether the proposals are generally in order. Proposals which are not in order as aforesaid may be rejected.
Please note that WHO is not bound to select any bidder and may reject all proposals. Furthermore, since a contract would be awarded in respect of the proposal which is considered most responsive to the needs of the project concerned, due consideration being given to WHO’s general principles, including economy and efficiency, WHO does not bind itself in any way to select the bidder offering the lowest price.
WHO may, at its discretion, ask any bidder for clarification of any part of its proposal. The request for clarification and the response shall be in writing.  No change in price or substance of the proposal shall be sought, offered or permitted during this exchange.
WHO reserves the right to:
  1. Award the contract to a bidder of its choice, even if its bid is not the lowest;
  2. Award separate contracts for parts of the work, components or items, to one or more bidders of its choice, even if their bids are not the lowest;
  3. Accept or reject any proposal, and to annul the solicitation process and reject all proposals at any time prior to award of contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders and without any obligation to inform the affected bidder or bidders of the grounds for WHO's action;
  4. Award the contract on the basis of the Organization’s particular objectives to a bidder whose proposal is considered to be the most responsive to the needs of the Organization and the activity concerned;
  5. Not award any contract at all.
WHO has the right to eliminate bids for technical or other reasons throughout the evaluation/selection process.  WHO shall not in any way be obliged to reveal, or discuss with any bidder, how a proposal was assessed, or to provide any other information relating to the evaluation/selection process or to state the reasons for elimination to any bidder.
NOTE: WHO is acting in good faith by issuing this RFP. However, this document does not oblige WHO to contract for the performance of any work, nor for the supply of any products or services.
At any time during the evaluation/selection process, WHO reserves the right to modify the scope of the work, services and/or goods called for under this RFP.  WHO shall notify the change to only those bidders who have not been officially eliminated due to technical reasons at that point in time.                                                                                                         
WHO reserves the right at the time of award of contract to extend, reduce or otherwise revise the scope of the work, services and/or goods called for under this RFP without any change in the base price or other terms and conditions offered by the selected bidder.
WHO also reserves the right to enter into negotiations with one or more bidders of its choice, including but not limited to negotiation of the terms of the proposal(s), the price quoted in such proposal(s) and/or the deletion of certain parts of the work, components or items called for under this RFP.

Within 30 days of receipt of the contract, the successful bidder shall sign and date the contract provided to it by WHO, and return it to WHO according to the instructions provided at that time.  If the bidder does not accept the contract terms without changes, then WHO has the right not to proceed with the selected bidder and instead contract with another bidder of its choice.
All bidders must adhere to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct, which is available at the following link: https://www.un.org/Depts/ptd/sites/www.un.org.Depts.ptd/files/files/attachment/page/2014/February%202014/conduct_english.pdf
WHO reserves the right to publish (e.g. on the procurement page of its internet site) or otherwise make public the contractor’s name and address, information regarding the contract, including a description of the goods or services provided under the contract and the contract value.
Any and all of the contractor's (general and/or special) conditions of contract are hereby explicitly excluded from the contract, i.e., regardless of whether such conditions are included in the contractor's offer, or printed or referred to on the contractor's letterhead, invoices and/or other material, documentation or communications.
We look forward to receiving your response to this RFP.
                                                                                                Yours sincerely,
                                                                                               ………………….

For more details, please refer to the Terms of Reference below.

Terms of Reference for a consultancy (54 days)
Public Health Nutrition and/or clinical dietician
specialized in the development of training materials
WHO country Office, Rwanda
General Information
A recent national population-based survey conducted in 2012-2013 in adults 15 – 64 years highlighted that 17.1% of participants were overweight (14.3%) or obese (2.8%) with a highest prevalence in women and in urban areas; and that around 15.0% of participants had raised blood pressure and prevalence rose to 40% for those in the 55-64 year age group. In addition, national prevalence of overweight in women of reproductive age is increasing (20.8% in 2014-2015 and 16.3% in 2010 according to the respective DHS).
AS a response to this increased burden of cases with Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, developed a national Guidelines on Nutritional care for prevention and management of NCDs.
As a follow up, the Ministry of Health and Rwanda Biomedical Center is planning to develop a related training material on Nutritional care for prevention and management of NCDs targeting health care providers at hospital and health center level (doctors, nurses, nutritionists).
Role of the consultant
The WHO country office in Rwanda is looking for a public health nutrition officer or clinical dietician with experience in preparing extension training materials to be responsible for developing a training material on Nutritional care for prevention and management of NCDs based on the related national guidelines.
This would include:
  • Development of a training material on Nutritional care for prevention and management of NCDsbased on the related national guidelines developed by the MoH/RBC
  • Editing and Design of the training material
  • Delivering final product (hard and soft copy)
The ideal candidate will possess a proven aptitude for public health nutrition and/or clinical dietetics and for preparation of extension training materials.
Key duties and responsibilities
  • Development of a training material including a facilitator guide and modules for participants for every chapter
  • Weekly presentation of progress to a core technical team (MoH/RBC, University of Rwanda (CAVM, CMHS), Rwanda Nutrition Society, WHO)
  • Presentation of draft training material to the National Food and Nutrition Technical working group and review based on comments received
  • Editing and Design of the final training material
  • Delivering final product (hard and soft copy)
Expected deliverables:
  1. Initial draft to be presented to the core technical team (MoH/RBC, University of Rwanda (CAVM, CMHS), Rwanda Nutrition Society, WHO) by 11th November 2016
  2. Weekly presentation of drafts to the core technical team
  3. Pre-test with health care providers (Nutritionist, medical doctors, nurses) at hospital and health center level conducted by 9th December 2016.
  4. Presentation to the National Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group by 12th December
  5. Final draft before editing and design available by 16th December
  6. Editing and design of document finalized by 23rd December 2016
Expected deliverables
Timeline
Initial draft to be presented to the core technical team (MoH/RBC, University of Rwanda (CAVM, CMHS), Rwanda Nutrition Society, WHO)
11th November 2016
Presentation of drafts to the core technical team
From the Week of 13th November to the week of 8th December 2016
Pre-test with health care providers (Nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses) at hospital and health center level conducted
9th December 2016
Presentation to the National Food and Nutrition Technical Working Group
12th December 2016
Final draft before editing and design available
16th December 2016
Editing and design of document finalized
23rd December 2016
Qualifications and Experience of the ideal candidate:
Essential qualification:
  1. Bachelor of clinical dietetics or
  2. Master of Public Health Nutrition
  3. Fluency in oral and written English
Essential experience:
  1. Development of curricula
  2. Preparation of extension training materials
  3. Training or internship in a hospital or diet clinic
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
  1. Ability to plan, design, and train others in the area of health and nutrition
  2. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and commitment to working as part of multidisciplinary team
  3. Ability to prepare and disseminate reports in time
Period of assignment:
31 October - 23 December 2016
Applicants are required to provide CVs including three references
All applications should be submitted in hard copies to WHO Rwanda Country Office registry service in Kacyru, Ebnezer House or by electronic copy at afwcorw@who.int and copy gegoutc@who.intand kamagajue@who.int;
The deadline for application is the 24th October 2016 at 5.00PM Kigali Time.

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