FHI 360 is procuring the services of a senior consultant to provide short-term technical assistance

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Overview

  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 08/20/2022
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 08/29/2022

Description

Senior Malaria Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Consultant

Period of Performance – September 1, 2021 – November 15, 2022

Assignment:

Facilitate a participatory SBC strategy development workshop and lead development of a malaria SBC strategy for Ethiopia to combat the Anopheles Stephensi vector

Background:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges.

In Ethiopia, the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity is managed by FHI 360 with its partners, the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA); ActionAid Ethiopia; Zeleman Communications, Advertising, and Production; and Fraym. USAID Healthy Behaviors works to increase the sustained adoption of appropriate health and nutrition behaviors in Ethiopia using evidence-based, theory-informed SBC strategies. It does so with the goal of contributing to reductions in unmet need for family planning (FP); reduced malaria-related morbidity and mortality, and its elimination; and improvements in maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) outcomes. It also supports other priority health needs related to nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), and emerging infectious diseases (EID), like COVID-19; and works to transform social and gender norms that impede healthy behaviors and drive poor health outcomes across health areas.

Purpose: FHI 360 is procuring the services of a senior consultant to provide short-term technical assistance in the development of a malaria SBC strategy for Ethiopia to combat the Anopheles Stephensi vector, including leading the design of a draft strategy, facilitating a co-design workshop to develop strategy, and incorporating key inputs and reviews to finalize the strategy document.

Description:

The Senior SBC Consultant will work closely with the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity to design a malaria SBC strategy for Ethiopia to combat Anopheles Stephensi (hereafter “malaria SBC strategy”). The Senior SBC Consultant will play a leading role in conceptualizing a strategy, designing and facilitating a co-design workshop to develop this strategy, and in finalizing the strategy document, incorporating workshop inputs and reviews from key stakeholders as determined by USAID Healthy Behaviors and the Senior SBC Consultant. The Senior SBC Consultant will be supported by USAID Healthy Behaviors staff, who will provide administrative and technical support and oversight, throughout the consultancy.

Scope of work

The Senior SBC Consultant will conduct the following activities:

# Task
1 Participate in planning calls and meetings with USAID Healthy Behaviors technical staff and other stakeholders (as requested).

·         Meet with USAID Healthy Behaviors staff to discuss questions and ideas

·         Draft outline for malaria strategy

2 Produce components to inform a draft malaria SBC strategy, to inform a strategy co-design workshop the week of September 19th

·         Building on an existing literature review, conduct a review of evidence as needed to inform the SBC strategy

Complete key informant interviews (KII) with relevant stakeholders, as informed by USAID Healthy Behaviors technical staff

3 Prepare for a co-design malaria SBC strategy workshop the week of September 19th

·         Develop agenda and materials for a participatory workshop, in coordination with the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity team

4 Facilitate a co-design workshop to develop malaria SBC strategy, in coordination with the USAID Healthy Behaviors’ team

·         Lead facilitation of, and related preparation, of the co-design workshop with USAID, Government of Ethiopia (GOE), and United States Government (USG) implementing partners

·         Develop a brief workshop report and recommendations to finalize the malaria SBC strategy

5 Draft the Ethiopia malaria SBC strategy based on inputs from the co-design workshop

·         Produce a malaria SBC draft for review by the USAID Healthy Behaviors Team (note, multiple rounds of revision may be expected)

6 Adjust revised strategy based on feedback from key stakeholders (to be elicited by the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity)

·         Incorporate stakeholder reviews into the malaria SBC strategy

7 Final the malaria SBC strategy document

·         Produce a final draft for the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity to review

·         Produce a final malaria SBC strategy, incorporating comments from the USAID Healthy Behaviors Activity to be shared with stakeholders

·         Produce a final summary Power Point presentation (PPT)

Deliverables/Milestones & Due Dates:

The Senior SBC Consultant shall complete the activities outlined above to develop and submit the following deliverables to USAID Healthy Behaviors’ technical staff:

# Linked to tasks: Deliverables Due date LOE
1. 1, 2, 3 Components to inform a draft SBC strategy and materials for a participatory co-design workshop to develop malaria SBC strategy TBD 7 days
2. 1, 3, 4 Brief workshop report and recommendations to develop the malaria SBC strategy 3 business days after the completion of the strategy workshop 4 days (including days at workshop)
3. 1, 4, 5 Malaria SBC strategy based on workshop inputs and recommendations for review by USAID Healthy Behaviors team TBD 6 days
4. 1, 6 Revised malaria SBC strategy based on feedback from key stakeholders for final review by USAID Healthy Behaviors team TBD 3 days
5. 1, 7 Final malaria SBC strategy TBD 4 days
Total estimated LOE 24 days

Total assignment LOE: 24 Days

Period of Performance: September 1, 2021 – November 15, 2022

Location of work:

Remote, attend workshop in Addis Ababa

Payment:

Payment schedule and Invoicing Instructions for Consultant Fees and Activity Costs & Non-Travel Expenses.

The consultant will be provided the FHI 360 invoice sheet to track the days spent producing or carrying out deliverables. The consultant must provide the invoice sheet to the Technical Monitor. The Technical Monitor will confirm that the consultant has completed the deliverables or activities and will review the invoice to approve the LOE the consultant has listed. This 24-day consultancy will be paid at the end of the assignment and will require timely submission of invoices, deliverable approvals, and submission of signed timesheets for payment.

The total Travel Expenses authorized under this Consultant Agreement are noted below:

Travel Expense Item Unit Cost # of Days/Units Total
Lodging USD230    
Meals and Incidental Expenses      
Air Transportation to Addis Ababa USD2,000 1  
Other Travel Expenses:  
Total Authorized Travel Costs:  

NOTE:  Travel expenses will be reimbursed separately from Consulting Fees and Other Expenses, based on an approved FHI 360 Travel Expense Authorization form.  The FHI 360 Travel Expense Authorization form and instructions will be provided directly to the Consultant by the FHI 360 Technical Monitor. EXPENSE REQUESTS SHALL BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE MONTH IN WHICH THE EXPENSES WERE INCURRED OR NO MORE THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER RETURN FROM TRAVEL, WHICHEVER IS LATER. Any outstanding travel or other advances will be deducted from fee payment requests.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in international development or relevant field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in implementation of malaria SBC programming, preferably including environmental management, experience with Anopheles Stephensi a plus
  • Experience developing high-level SBC strategies, preferably for malaria and at the national level
  • 8-10 years’ experience designing and facilitating high-level workshops and consultations
  • Proven ability to cultivate consensus, multitask and be flexible and responsive to quickly changing demands
  • Experience working with USAID, government, and national level stakeholders
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely in English, ability to speak and write Amharic a plus

How to Apply

Proposals must be submitted by 29 August 2022 via email to: Jamie Greenberg – jgreenberg@fhi360.org with “Ethiopia Malaria SBC Strategy” in the subject line. The documents to submit include:

  • Proposed work plan for this SOW, with activity description and timeline (maximum 3 pages)
  • CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • Budget based on this SOW (daily rate of each consultant must be specified)
  • Completed FHI360 biodata form (1420-17)
  • Contact information for three references for whom the consultant did similar work
Evaluation criteria Points (Max. Total 50)
Degree to which the work plan demonstrates a clear, realistic and effective approach to reach the expected objective, based on a profound understanding to the SOW 25
Degree to which the consultant possesses the technical knowledge and experience needed to implement the work plan 15
Degree to which the references are positive 5

NB:

  • Only complete proposals will be evaluated.

Disclaimers and Protection Clauses

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