Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jhpiego,Consultancy to Review of Facility-Level Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Systems in Rwanda

KN 8 Ave., Kacyiru
PO Box 1680
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250 788 381 188

Review of Facility-Level Maternal and P
erinatal Death
Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Systems in Rwanda
Creation Date: Nov/29/2016
Country:                Rwanda
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the collection of data and report writing for the MPDSR assessment in Rwanda
Language of report: English
Language(s) of target area: Kinyarwanda
The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is conducting a regional situational review of facility-based MDSR, PDSR and/or combined MPDSR systems (when existent) in the Africa region to assess the status of implementation in select countries and to deepen understanding of operational barriers and generate recommendations for strengthening MPDSR systems at regional and country level.
Specifically, implementation experiences in 4 countries in the region (Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Tanzania) will be assessed to better understand facilitators and challenges for designing, implementing and sustaining MPDSR systems more broadly. This regional review will help clarify performance drivers, common challenges and best practices in implementing, sustaining and scaling up MDSR and PDSR systems including factors promoting integrated national and sub-national level systems in countries of focus.
The Purpose and Objectives of Consultancy
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the collection of data, analysis and report writing for the MPDSR assessment in Rwanda. Specifically, the consultant will participate in interviews with key stakeholders at national, subnational/district and facility levels of the health systems involved with MPDSR implementation. In collaboration with MCSP staff, the consultant will lead the assessment team that will participate in interviews in at least 10 Hospitals located in various provinces and 1 health center in each of the selected hospital catchment areas. In addition, the consultant will conduct at least 5 central level interviews with MOH and RBC teams and other key partners that will be determined by MCSP.
Required outputs
  • Development of an inception report
  • Participate in a one day orientation session on the assessment, methods, and tools
  • Participate in planning for the field activity to collect data/conduct interviews.
  • Conduct structured interviews with key stakeholders at central, district and facility levels.
MPDSR Assessment Rwanda Consultant TOR                                                                
  • Lead a team of interviewers at the target institutions in collaboration with MCSP.
  • Analyze, discuss and share findings with MCSP technical leads for their input and validation.
  • Hold a debriefing meeting and present a final report
Required qualification
The following competencies are required:
  • Advanced degree in Medicine, Nursing or Public Health
  • Vast knowledge of operational research with proven experience coordinating/conducting data collection activities
  • Strong analytic and report writing skills
  • Extensive knowledge of the Rwanda health sector
  • Strong communication skills
  • Availability to travel within the country
  • Fluency in English and Kinyarwanda (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French (spoken) is of added value
  • Be Rwandan by nationality
  • Ready to start immediately
  • Local consultant are encouraged to apply
Accommodation costs will be covered by the consultant. However the MCSP technical lead will facilitate field data collection. To ensure that all goes well, the MCSP staff will ensure that all the needed items are available before the commencement of the assessment.
Period of performance
This assignment will require approximately 20 working days in the months of December 2016 and January 2017. The consultant should be available throughout the period of the consultancy.
-    Inception proposal
-    supervision of field data collection
-    Data entry and analysis
-    Draft of MPDSR report
-    Final MPDSR Report and dissemination plan
MPDSR Assessment Rwanda Consultant TOR                                                                       
Consultancy Fees
Consultancy fees will be negotiated with best consultant candidate and should not exceed usual local consultancy rate fees. A contract will be established between the Jhpiego under MCSP Project and selected consultant. Jhpiego reserves its rights to cancel this invitation for consultancy services at any time or to not award consultancy services contract in case the organization is not satisfied with consultancy service proposal or for whatever reason.
How to apply
Interested potential candidates are requested to submit their application file made by the following:
  • Motivation letter and updated CV
  • At least 3 certificates of successful job completion in the same domain issued by three recent clients to whom consultancy services were provided
  • 3 Professional references with full names, phone number and email address
  • Technical proposal (3 pages maximum) including the client understanding of ToRs.
They should have updated their profile in the database in Jhpeigo Gloabal Consultancy Registry via and submit their application for this consultancy to the Jhpiego Rwanda Country Director/MCSP CoP via with “Application for Consultancy to Review of Facility-Level Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) Systems in Rwanda in the subject line by December 2nd, 2016 at 01:30 pm.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in employment because of age, religion, tribe, race, color, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, military status, marital status, family responsibility, station of life, political opinion, health (includes HIV/AIDS, pregnancy) socioeconomic status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Employment and promotion for any position are based on an individual’s qualifications and merit. Jhpiego does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, orientation or any other fees).
MPDSR Assessment Rwanda Consultant TOR                                                   

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