Consultancy Adverts

1)      Brief Summary

The 2gether 4 SRHR is a comprehensive programme funded by the Swedish Government that aims to improve the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of all people in East and Southern Africa (ESA), particularly adolescent girls, young people and key populations. It combines the unique strengths and contributions of four United Nations agencies, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, and WHO to support countries in the ESA region to scale up the provision of quality integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services fostering the delivery of      one UN agenda. With collective and combined strengths of four United Nations agencies and entities, the programme has provided catalytic support to governments, civil society and communities in the ESA region to scale up quality integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services so that all people can;

 

  1. Exercise their SRH rights.
  2. Reduce unmet need for family planning and reduce unplanned pregnancies.
  3. Increase knowledge of and access to integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services, and prevent and respond to SGBV.
  4. Prevent HIV and improve access to HIV testing and AIDS treatment; and reduce new HIV infections including among children, and deaths.
  5. Improve access to post abortion care and safe abortion services
  6. Reduce maternal deaths and disabilities.

 

The project developed an M&E Plan / framework which was grounded in guiding principles of the program, namely: Delivering as One UN and the Agenda 2030: Leave no one behind, human rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment, sustainability and resilience and accountability. The framework indicators encompass the agenda 2030 topic areas that are used to assess the UN Joint Partner programs. Subsequently this helps the United Nations agencies and entities to Deliver as one UN to strengthen national health systems to implement, monitor and track progress to deliver quality integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services, that meet the needs of those furthest left behind”.

Furthermore, the Program has a Theory of Change (TOC) from which the Program objectives are derived, demonstrating how through the joint collaboration and local government leadership, the collective efforts will lead to an enabled policy and legal environment; scaled-up, integrated, and quality service delivery; and empowered communities able to exercise their rights, access services and adopt promotive behaviors.

 

2)      Background and Rationale

Uganda’s maternal mortality ratio, stood at 336[1] deaths per 100,000 live births as per Uganda Demographic and Health Survey of 2016. This was a reduction from 2011, whose MMR was at 438[2] deaths per 100,000 live births. On the other hand, Neonatal Mortality Rate was at 27 per 1000 live births, Mother to child transmission rate at 6 weeks was at 2.81% and overall rate including breastfeeding was 4.97% in 2017[3], adolescent birth rate for those aged 15-19 years was 132 births per 1000 women (92 urban and 145 rural) [4], use of modern contraceptive among married women increased from 14% in 2000-01 to 35% in 2016[5] while the current unmet need for family planning among married people stands at 28%. Incidentally the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey do not capture data on STI (gonorrhoea (male/female), syphilis, trichomoniasis and chlamydia among male and females) incidence rate (total, percent) except HIV data.

 

In 2019, a baseline was conducted to establish findings      on the indicators embedded in the 2gether 4SRH M&E framework. Since then, there have been several integrated interventions by the UN Joint partners in the Program districts (Amudat, Bududa, Gulu, Isingiro, Kampala, Katakwi, Namayingo and Yumbe) that should have had an impact      on the beneficiaries.

 

Against this background, a consultant will be engaged to measure the impact of these indicators at the health facility level. The Ministry of health as a technical stakeholder will provide guidance on how best to execute this assignment. The findings from this review of indicators will be used for better and comprehensive planning.

 

3)      Objective for Consultancy

The purpose of the activity is to review the status of SRH/HIV/GBV program indicators.

 

4)      Specific Objectives

  • Conduct a document review- revised SRH/HIV/GBV strategy and priority action plan, 2021 national priorities, various funding progress reports on HIV, SRH, GBV including district support supervision reports plus any other relevant documents
  • Extract data from all 8 program district facilities to generate a national annual report and 8 district indicator reports on integration
  • Interact with district focal persons and translate their action plans onto a national priority action plan
  • Establish a Tracking dashboard for the national integration M&E framework against the country agreed SRHR M&E framework.

 

5)      Detailed Scope of Work:

  • Review of the status of “2gether for SRH” UN-Joint SRH/HIV/GBV integration program indicators
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  • Collect indicator data from 26 health facilities in the 8 Program districts and national Level Players to Generate a national annual report and 8 district indicator reports on integration.
  • Generate a national priority action plan for Integration of SRHR/HIV/GBV services
  • Generate  a Tracking dashboard for the national integration M&E framework against the country agreed SRHR M&E framework targets.
  • Draw an analysis of progressive performance of district indicators       in relation to the baseline established       in 2019.
  • Interface with Health facility Workers in the program Target facilities; giving them feedback on indicator performance

6)      Expected Deliverables:

  • A national priority action plan
  • A Tracking dashboard
  • District (08) indicator specific reports

     Period of Performance

The assignment will run from 1st November to 31st December 2021                            Profile of Candidate Required:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Public  health          , Medicine, Applied Statistics, Social studies or other related fields.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in managing or monitoring Integrated health programs including SRH area, RH commodities, health systems and supply management.
  • Experience in health data management and similar research experience is an added advantage
  • Good understanding and ability to work with national and district local government structures is added advantage
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

 

Application Procedure and Submission of Offer

Submit your Technical and Financial Proposal by email to procurementcommittee@aicug.org by 29th October 2021; at 1700 hours East African Time. Offers should be clearly marked: APPLICATION for “Review Program Indicators”.

References

[1] Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF, 2017. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016.  Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland, USA: UBOS and ICF

[2] Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF International Inc., 2012. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2011. Kampala, Uganda: UBOS and Calverton, Maryland: ICF International Inc.

[3] National Strategic Framework III (2018-2023)

[4] Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF, 2017. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey: Key Indicators Report 2016, Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland, USA: UBOS and ICF

[5] Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and ICF, 2017. Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016. Kampala, Uganda and Rockville, Maryland USA: UBOS and ICF