Apply to become an SRH Ambassador!

Be the Choice!
Are you are young person between the ages of 18-25 years? Do you have interest in advancing Sexual Reproductive Health(SRH) within your community? If yes, Marie Stopes Uganda has a new exciting volunteering program for you.
Send us your application at info@mariestopes.or.ug including a brief biography, contact information, name of university/ institution, district/region of your university and year of study.  The application should have your motivation/application letter.

The letter should be addressed to the Head of Communications and Public Relations

In addition send us a two page write up about;

  1. any Sexual Reproductive Health challenges faced by youth in your community/school
  2.  why you would like to be an SRH ambassador.
  3. You could also share how you would solve those challenges.

For the start, we are currently rolling out the program in the following districts below namely; Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja, Tororo, Mbale, Soroti, Masaka, Mbarara, Kabale, Hoima, Fortportal,  Arua, Gulu, Lira. Youth in these areas are encouraged to apply.

Applications sent on email should be marked with the subject “SRH Ambassador” and sent to info@mariestopes.or.ug

Deadline for applications is 20th March 2017

Note: This is a volunteer opportunity and its not full time.

For more details, refer to our website (http://www.mariestopes.or.ug/) or you call 0800220333 toll free.

Information Sharing Meeting on Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project(URHVP)

Marie Stopes Uganda in partnership with the Ministry of Health was honoured to organise an information sharing meeting for all stake holders from the 25 districts where the (Uganda Reproductive Heatlth Voucher Project (URHVP) project is being implemented, Health Development partners and other agencies implementing results based financing programs to review progress of project implementation at Lake Victoria Serena Lweza on Tuesday 28th February, 2017.

Hon. Opendi Achieng Sarah gave a key note address at the meeting.

Hon. Opendi Achieng Sarah gave a key note address at the meeting.

This project is aimed at increasing access to skilled care among poor women living in rural and disadvantaged areas during pregnancy and delivery. The project is supported by the Swedish Government, the World Bank Group and UNFPA.

The project has been implemented since September 2015  and has managed to expand skilled care among poor pregnant women in the project districts.

To date, over 65,000 women have so far benefited from this project.

The Hon. Opendi Achieng Sarah with some of the key staff of Marie Stopes

The Hon. Opendi Achieng Sarah with some of the key staff of Marie Stopes namely the Country Director(Left) and the Managing Director(right) and the Head of Communications(far left).

Press Release in Response to News Article

Marie Stopes Uganda would like to respond to media reports titled “ Couple sues Marie Stopes over unplanned child”.

Marie Stopes Uganda is not aware of any law suit commenced by any of its clients to whom it has provided sexual and reproductive health services. Marie Stopes Uganda has provided sexual and reproductive health services to millions of Ugandans and our clients are always informed and understand that no method of contraception has 100% success rate.

We remain committed to our mission of helping women have children by choice, not chance and will continue to provide the high quality services that our clients know us for.

MOH Permanent Secretary visits URHVP

MOH Permanent Secretary visits URHVP

 The Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine (4th right), MD Marie Stopes Dr Carole Sekimpi (2nd left) in a group photo with the URHVP team.

The Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine (4th right), MD Marie Stopes Dr Carole Sekimpi (2nd left) in a group photo with the URHVP team.

The Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (URHVP) recently conducted a field visit with a high powered delegation led by the new MoH Permanent Secretary Dr Diana Atwiine. It was a great platform to discuss how best results based financing can be operationalized to get out puts out of both public and private players in Uganda’s health sector. The team visited a number of centres in the East that are supported by the URHVP program.

The Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (URHVP) is a Ministry of Health program being implemented in partnership with Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) with support from the World Bank. The overarching goal of the URHVP is to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity through increased access to skilled care (Voucher Based Services) during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal period.

Uganda has high maternal mortality ratio of 438/100,000 live births, 435/100,000 live births in 2006 and 524/100,000 live births in 2000. A perinatal mortality rate of 27/1000 pregnancies in 2011, 46/1000 pregnancies in 2006 and 55/1000 pregnancies in 2000.

This four years project is currently being implemented in the South- Western and Eastern districts of  Uganda in Mbarara, Kabale, Kanungu, Ntungamo Kiruhura, Sheema, Buhweju, Mitooma, Ibanda, Isingiro, Bushenyi ,Rubirizi, Rakai, Sembabule, Masaka, Jinja, Kamuli, Buyende, Kaliro,  Luuka, Mayuge, Iganga, Namutumba, Kibuku, Tororo,  and Namayingo.

 

Request for Consultancy Services to develop a Promotional Video for MSU

TERMS OF REFERENCE
BACKGROUD

National Drug Authority has recently approved the registration of MSU’s brand of mifepristone, Mediprist. Mediprist is a lifesaving drug used to treat women in need of medical post abortion care in cases of missed abortion.

 

MSU has imported this drug and is currently distributing it through ABACUS pharma LTD. As a relatively new drug in the Ugandan market, many providers are unaware of what the product is, what it does and how it can and should be used in the Ugandan legal context. MSU will hold a launch for the product in early February for medical practitioners, CSO’s and other advocates.

 

As part of the launch and future engagements MSU would like to develop a short video (no more than 5 minutes) to highlight some of the key facts about the drug, how it is being used elsewhere in the world, some personal stories of women who have used the drug in life saving treatments and victims of unsafe abortion who would have benefited from this drug. The video will also provide a contextual background on the magnitude of Maternal Mortality due to unsafe abortion in Uganda. MSU expects some medical practitioners to have a certain amount of stigma about mifepristone and the video should be used to reduce these negative perceptions.

 

 

 

PROJECT/OBJECTIVE(S)

–   Provide the creative concept, design, production and edited video to support the launch of Mediprist.

–   Provide a 1 – 2 minute shortened, edited version of key highlights for use in future trainings.

                                                                                

TIMELINES

– Framework advertised December 5th

– Creative concept outline submitted   December 12th

– Contract awarded by December 19th   

– Script pretest by January 9th

– Approval of final script by January 18th

– Production commences on January 19th

– First edit of the film to be submitted to MSU by February 3rd

– Final film and shorter edit to be submitted by February 13th

OTHER

–   The film should be produced in English

–   MSU is open to a mix of live action and animation

–   MSU will provide all the required technical information and support necessary regarding the product

 

Request for Bids to provide Behavioral Change Communication services(Road shows) and printing services

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Request for Bids to Provide Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) and
Printing Services
1.0 Background
1.1 A brief over view of the Maries Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses
modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive
healthcare across every district of Uganda.
To date, MSU enjoys 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, by 2010/2011, it
directly contributed to safely delivering 50,000 babies. It also, contributed 4 points to Uganda’s
contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007 and it is
part of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) global network subscribing to her goal and mission; “to
prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance”.
In Uganda, Marie stopes operates an active social marketing unit that works to expand access to
condoms, by implementing demand generation for general condom use in the country. This is
implemented under the total market approach strategy developed by the Ministry of Health (MoH).
MSU in partnership with MoH has undertaken a strategic review of its business and recognizes the
need to increase demand for condom use in the country by focusing on most at risk populations
(MARPs) located in specific districts and along particular transit corridors.

2. Overall objective of the assignment
The main purpose of this assignment is to support MSU demand generation activities to overcome
market barriers and contribute to successful condom use, behaviour change in the country.

2.1 Specific Objectives
Specifically, increasing demand for the condoms is intended to:
 Improve indicators relating to STI/HIV infections in the country
 Increase utilization rates for condoms and thus avoid wastage
 Further promote the total marketing approach which will ensure improvement in condom
use and reduced unintended pregnancies
 Allow for cross-selling of other condom brands and generics to achieve desired services

3.0 Scope of Behavioral Change communication and printing services
The assignment will involve conducting comprehensive behavioural change communication drives
and publicity services. Each task is categorised as a lot. Bidders are free to quote for all allots, BUT
no bidder shall be awarded more than one lot.
In case of quoting for more than one lot, bidders are required to indicate the order of priority in the
event that a bidder emerges as the best evaluated in more than one lot.

3.1 Lot 1: Sensitize the masses through road shows;
This will include sensitizing the clients through road shows at divisional levels in central region and
district levels in the respective districts of implementation. The road show launch shall be with
participation of MSU staff, involve hire and branding of rigs, music and distribution of promotional
materials.

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Sensitize the masses through engaging them with music in local languages of the regions as per
the agreed work plan, behaviour change communication effected during the shows. During the
conduct of road shows; the firm will be expected to carry out the following:
– Branding at least 3 trucks, vehicles to promote the use of ccondoms
– Hire of Motor cycles (bodaboda)/ bicycles 20 per district for the activity
– Involve local ambassadors/celebrities/musicians in mobilization
– Deployment of at least 10 foot soldiers to sensitize the masses
– Distribution of condom promotional materials
– Sensitizing the gatherings at each of the venues

3.2 Lot 2: Provision of printing services
The following materials shall be required, hence a firm should provide quotes for the unit cost of
producing the following.
– Round neck and collar Lifeguard branded T-shirts with MSU hotline number
– A2 posters Lifeguard branded
– Lifeguard bamber stickers
– Reflector jackets
– Head Caps branded with lifeguard

The Road Show will cover 16 Major Districts; Kampala, Wakiso, Jinja Mayuge, Bugiri Namayigo, Masaka, Mpigi, Kalangala, Buikwe, Buvum, Amolartar, Busia (MARP Most at Risk Areas)
For further technical details, please note; the firm (s) must commit to undertake the
following;-
a) Submit documents detailing;
– Technical and financial proposal
– Key professional staff and demonstrate their competence for the assignment
– Organization and Staffing
– Methodology
– Work plan
– Detailed activities
– Mechanism for monitoring
– Mechanisms for feedback to MSU
Additionally, in the course of conducting the activities, each firm is expected to carry out the
following:
– Liaise with MSU Head of social marketing and district management in the conduct of the
activities.
– Adhere to the police and town councils roadmap in the conduct of the activity
– Conduct the exercise professionally and impartially
– Provide MSU with a record of all activities undertaken and feedback from the targeted
audiences that would assist MSU to improve behaviour change communications activities in
future.
– Submit progress reports to MSU &
– Submit final report at the end of the assignment

4.0 Support from MSU
 Provide promotional materials for use in behaviour change communication
 Develop materials/messages to be used
 Train/orient key personnel of the firm
 Provide staff to handle the technical backup
 Supervise and monitor activities of the firms
 Liaise with condom distributors to avail products during promotions

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5.0 The Firms’ role will include;
 Conduct road shows during behaviour change campaigns .
 Document road show activities and share reports
 Submit reports to MSU on the road shows and promotion/demand generation activities.
6.0 Time frame
This exercise will be conducted within a period not exceeding 4months depending on availability
of funds
7.0 Payment arrangements
Payment will be made based on submission of invoices, 60% down payment before
commencement of activities. Please note; No Travel expenses will be reimbursed the figure quoted
should cater for all expenses
8.0 Supervision and Management
The MSU – Head social marketing will provide the overall management and supervision function
during the time of this assignment.
9.0 Deliverables/Expected Outcomes
– Dentailed printed monthly activity reports with any recommendations will be submitted &
– Soft copy of final activity report will also be shared.
10.0 Qualifications and Requirements
The Firm (s) to carry out this assignment shall have the following profile:
 Competent Firms with proven work experience in mass sensitization, printing in Uganda in the
last 3 years and demonstrate ownership of at least 3 Rigs.
 The firms should have carried out at least 3 similar assignments.
 The firms should demonstrate experience in carrying out demand generation for public health
commodities/publicity
 The firms should demonstrate capacity to effectively conduct the assignment.

11.0 How to apply
Interested applicants should send their proposals (Technical & financial) that show their
qualification and experience to make them appropriate for the assignment. Proposals should be
delivered to the MSU,
The Procurement & Logistics Unit,
Marie Stopes Uganda,
Plot 1020 Kisugu – Muyenga,
P. O. Box 10431,
KAMPALA.
Clearly marked “BID FOR BCC ACTIVITIES” at or before 3:00pm on 9th December 2016. Late
submissions shall be rejected.

Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Data Quality Assessment(DQA)

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Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Data Quality Assessment (DQA) at
MSU/UNFPA supported health facilities
Purpose: To carry out data quality assessment at Private health facilities supported by
MSU/UNFPA
1.0 Background
1.1 A brief over view of the Maries Stopes Uganda (MSU)
Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses
modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive
healthcare across every district of Uganda.
MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered
50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has
enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007. MSU is part of a global network, Marie Stopes
International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to
ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance.
To date, MSU is implementing a number of projects that include the UNFPA supported project titled
“Maternal Health Voucher Project:
1.2 Goals and Results of the MSU MHVP
The overall goal of the Maternal Health Voucher Project (MHVP) is to facilitate increase in availability
and demand for family planning services in selected (8) high burden districts within the East and
Central (EC) Region.
The MSU/UNFPA Maternal Health Voucher Project has five major result areas that include:
1. Improving access to and availability of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive FP services in
the private sector in selected districts/facilities
2. Strengthening the technical and functional capacity of private health facility providers to deliver
comprehensive FP services including Postpartum family planning (PPFP) at selected
districts/facilities
3. Increasing demand for comprehensive FP services and PPFP in the private sector in selected
districts/facilities
4. Monitoring service utilization and address emerging barriers to accessing comprehensive FP
services through private sector in selected high burdened districts
2. Aim of Consultancy
MSU is supporting the expansion and access to comprehensive FP services, through the private
sector in the EC region of Uganda. The services are delivered to beneficiaries through the private
health clinics. Every month, the health facilities are mandated to report to MSU data on key
indicators related to services that they provide. The data reported helps MSU to monitor and
evaluate the progress in the implementation of planned FP services to the community as well as use
the data for quarterly and annual reporting to UNFPA, planning and decision making by the project.

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In order for MSU to have some level of confidence in the quality of data reported by the health
facilities, MSU has planned to conduct a DQA at sampled health facilities. The facilities were
randomly selected however, the consultant could suggest the most appropriate method to carry out
the assignment. The outcome will enable MSU to learn lessons from all the sampled Health facilities
for future data quality improvement.
The broad aim of this assignment is therefore to help MSU to conduct data quality assessment
focusing on a maximum of three (3) indicators. The assessment report will specifically help to:
a) Identify major points of errors during data flow within different units of health facility
b) Address data quality issues ( completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality, timeliness
and accessibility)
c) Address data management issues ( filing, electronic and manual data storage)
d) Promote data utilization at health facility level for planning and decision making going forward
3. Methodology
The assessment team will use mainly qualitative methods of data collection such as key informant
interview to gather information related to data quality, flow and management. MSU has developed a
tool that the team will administer to the health facility staff and other key individuals concerned with
data management.
Additionally, the team will use observation method to ascertain data usage at health facility (in terms
of illustrations on the wall) and filing system.
3.2 Timeframe and fee
The assignment will be remunerated upon delivery of the agreed outputs, at the agreed fee rate and
the agreed number of days of professional fess chargeable, as per the normal procedures of MSU.
Completion of the exercise will not exceed 20 days.
3.3 Supervision and Management
The Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide the overall management and
supervision functions during the time of consultancy.
4. Deliverables/Expected Outcomes
 Review the DQA tool and other related documents
 Gather information using the tools developed
 Completed report on data quality (completeness, accuracy, consistency, confidentiality,
timeliness and accessibility) as well as utilization at health facilities
 Present the DQA report to MSU/UNFPA Project Staff
5. Qualification and experience of the Consultant
The consultant must possess a minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health/Epidemiology
/Demography/Biostatistics or first degree in Statistics / Social sciences with Post Graduate training in
M&E, public health, demography and Biostatistics.
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Candidates with in depth knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation and Reproductive Health
indicators interventions, will have an added advantage. Additionally, candidates must have an
evidence of having executed similar assignment in the past.
6. Report
The cover page of the report will have MSU. UNFPA logos. The report will be structured as follows:
 Executive Summary
 Background of the DQA exercise
 Methodology
 Presentation of findings
 Conclusions
 Recommendations
 References
 Appendices
7. Support from MSU
MSU will provide background documents, list of health facilities to be assessed, list of indicators and
other Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and arrange for meetings with the health facility staff.
Accommodation and transport (during the assignment) in the field will all be borne by the consultant.
8. How to apply
Interested applicants should submit a concept note (Maximum 10 Pages both CV (s) and approach
combined) detailing how their qualification and experience make them appropriate for the
assignment. Please include the estimated number of days to conclude the assignment.
Bids, in duplicate must be submitted in sealed envelopes duly marked on an outer envelope with
Tender Number and Description of Service to Procurement. Deadline for receipt is Friday 09th
December, 2016 by 3.00 pm.

Terms of Reference for Client Satisfaction Survey-2016

Request for Consultancy Services to Conduct Client Satisfaction Survey at MSU/UNFPA supported Health Facilities

1.    A brief over view of the Marie’s Stopes Uganda (MSU)

Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) is a marketing-focused, results-oriented social business that uses modern management and marketing techniques to provide family planning and reproductive healthcare across every district of Uganda.  MSU’s aim is to contribute 15 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate by 2015, saving and improving many thousands of Ugandan lives. MSU has 25% of the market share in modern contraceptives and, in 2010/2011, safely delivered 50,000 babies and contributed 4 points to Uganda’s contraceptive prevalence rate. MSU has enjoyed 20% year on year growth since 2007.

MSU is part of a global network, Marie Stopes International (MSI), and subscribes to MSI goal and mission, to prevent unwanted births and to ensure individual’s rights to Children by Choice not Chance. To date, MSU is implementing a number of projects that include the UNFPA supported project titled “Maternal Health Voucher Project.

2.    Goals and Results of the MSU MHVP

The overall goal of the Maternal Health Voucher Project (MHVP) is to facilitate increase in availability and demand for family planning services in selected high burden districts within the East and Central (EC) Region.

The MSU/UNFPA Maternal Health Voucher Project has four (4) major result areas that include:

  1. Improving access to and availability of high-quality, affordable and comprehensive FP services in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  2. Strengthening the technical and functional capacity of private health facility providers to deliver comprehensive FP services including  Postpartum family planning (PPFP) at selected districts/facilities
  3. Increasing demand for comprehensive FP services and PPFP in the private sector in selected districts/facilities
  4. Monitoring service utilization and address emerging barriers to accessing comprehensive FP services through private sector in selected high burdened districts

3.    Aim of Consultancy

The overall aim is to identify whether services are meeting the needs of clients who attend at the UNFPA supported facilities and to identify areas of improvement. The objectives of the Survey are:

  1. Assess client characteristics by collecting socio-demographic information
  2. Assess clients’ satisfaction level regarding their experiences at the UNFPA supported facilities, including their perception of quality of services provided
  3. Assess counseling and communication skills of service providers &
  4. Assess if clients are being offered appropriate choice of Family Planning (FP) methods

4.    Methodology

MSU will leave it at the discretion of the consultants to use the standard acceptable methodologies used within their operations for satisfaction surveys. However, MSU expects that such methodologies will include a mix of both qualitative and quantitative methods. MSU will require the consultants to analyse data and prepare a report or reports that answer the research questions above. In addition, MSU will require that the consultant avails the original database to MSU staff to conduct any additional analysis and reporting.

5.    Skills and qualifications

MSU seeks to contract a consultancy firm or individual(s) that have demonstrated experience in conducting client satisfaction surveys within Uganda. Familiarity with client satisfaction surveys within the Sexual and Reproductive Health field is desirable.

6.    Time frame

This exercise will be conducted within a period not exceeding fifteen (15) calendar days from date of contract signing.

7.    Supervision and Management

The Research Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will provide the overall management and supervision functions during the time of consultancy.

8.    Logistics and procedures

The contracted firm/individual(s) will be responsible for all logistics and procedures related to data collection, data analysis and reporting. As part of the bidding process, MSU will require an itemised budget from the contenders and will decide on which provider is most feasible to contract. Upon award of contract, the firm/individual(s) will manage all logistical and financial aspects of conducting the survey, independent of MSU. MSU will however pay contractual funds as per MSU terms before, during and after acceptance of the deliverables.

9.    Outputs

MSU will expect an initial client satisfaction survey report and a power point presentation.

10. Remuneration

The contract award amount will be based on itemised budgets submitted with professional service fees allowed for. However, MSU has an internal cap on contract amount based on prior client satisfaction surveys conducted. Bidders are therefore encouraged to propose reasonable award amounts.

11. Proprietary rights

Outputs delivered under this consultancy contract will remain the property of MSU, as per MSI’s General Conditions of Contract for such assignments.

12. How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to email a concept note including the CV to esther.kalule@mariestopes.or.ug and copied to andrew.gidudu@mariestopes.or.ug  deadline for receipt of the application is Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by 4.00 pm.

In your concept note, please indicate relevant experience, availability, estimated number of days to undertake the assignment and your daily rate/budget. Applications submitted without a daily rate/budget will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

ToR for Documenting results from the recently concluded Uganda Reproductive Health Voucher Project (URHVP) Health Facility Assessment

TERMS OF REFERENCE

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANCY

November 2016

  1. Background of the URHVP

The URHVP is a 4 year Ministry of Health (MoH) project, whose over aching goal is to increase access to skilled care among poor women living in rural and disadvantaged areas during pregnancy, delivery and the post-natal period. URHVP is a result/output based project funded by the World Bank, and implemented in partnership with Marie Stopes Uganda as the Voucher Management Agency (VMA). It is currently under implementation in the South Western and Eastern Uganda.  URHVP intend to contribute to reducing both the demand and supply side challenges such as financial barriers, distance to health facilities among others, that continue to hinder access to skilled attendant at child birth.

The development objective of URHVP is to increase access to skilled care during pregnancy and delivery.  URHVP  is made up of two components: (a) safe delivery component with the objective to provide subsidized vouchers for safe delivery to vulnerable and poor pregnant women to access a package of safe delivery services from contracted service providers; and (b) capacity building and project management; under this component the project will support project management functions and build national capacity to mainstream and scale up implementation of the safe delivery voucher scheme in the health sector.

  1. Purpose of this consultancy

The purpose of this consultancy is to document and present one report detailing the how, where and what it entailed to conduct the recently concluded health facility assessments at both private and public facilities by the URHVP team.

  1. Objective of the assignment

The aims of this consultancy are to: 1) Document, edit and proofread the URHVP health facility assessment field reports and synthesize into one report 2) Identify and extract from the draft URHVP health Facility assessment report a step by step guide that can be easily adapted for any similar activities  3. Document, Identify and articulate the lessons learned from the entire activity and suggest the necessary recommendations.

  1. Scope of work

The assignment will involve various tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting interviews with URHVP staff that were directly involved in the HF Assessment. This might involve collecting data form URHVP, District, and Health Workers that directly participated in the assessment. At least one health worker from a district, one staff from the district administration will be interviewed. The interviews need to be carefully planned around what and how exactly the assessment was carried out. In addition, it is highly recommended that the consultant identifies the availability of the members to be interviewed from their respective Districts/work stations to realize full participation of the targeted respondents.
  • Interview with URHVP Program Manager. The study will include gathering qualitative information from the URHVP program manager. In addition to any other persons that might add value to the study such MoH technical teams.

The consultant will be expected to complete the following activities associated with documenting the assessment report:

  1. Ethical Clearance Documentation

The consultant will work in collaboration MSU RME team, to outline all the planned survey activities.  In addition, the consultant/survey firm will be responsible for acquiring all permissions necessary to carry out this assignment. Where required, this may include relevant permissions from national and/or local authorities, and Institutional Review Board.

The consultant will also be responsible for adhering to all necessary formalities aimed at obtaining any relevant permits related to this exercise

6. Deliverables

  • A complete health facility Assessment report
  • A data set for all respondents interviewed
  • A summary of the key step by step guide and how to conduct health facility assessments in the private and public health facilities
  1. Timeframe and fee

The assignment will be remunerated upon delivery of the agreed outputs, at the agreed fee rate and the agreed number of days of professional fess chargeable, as per the normal procedures of MSU. The deadline for completion of the exercise will not exceed 20 days.

  1. Supervision

The consultant will be supervised by the Program Manager, RM&E and the Head Quality Assurance will closely be associated to the discussions with the consultant and review of the draft and final products.

  1. Communication and travel

Costs related to communication should be included in the professional fees. The consultant may be required to travel to the field either at the beginning or at the time of finalizing the deliverables. Transportation should also be included in the financial quotation, basing on the widely known and acceptable rates for hiring vehicles

  1. Required skills/experience and qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience either through participating health facility assessment or managing health facility-level surveys, experience working on other health-related surveys preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in behavior studies, communication and editing.
  • Strong capacity and experience in planning and organizing survey logistics
  • Strong capacity in data management and statistics.
  • Strong knowledge in any of these software: SPSS or STATA
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible attitude
  1. Proprietary rights

Outputs delivered under this consultancy contract will remain the property of MSU as per MSI’s General Conditions of Contract for Consultants and Individual Contractors.

  1. How to apply

Qualified candidates are requested to email a concept note including the CV to esther.kalule@mariestopes.or.ug and copied to andrew.gidudu@mariestopes.or.ug  deadline for receipt of the application is Wednesday 30th November, 2016 by 4.00 pm.

In your concept note, please indicate relevant experience, availability, estimated number of days to undertake the assignment/budget and your daily rate. Applications submitted without a budget will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.