Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role
Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded, five-year, $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to their priorities. We carry forward proven approaches to preserve achievements. These approaches inform how we manage programs and engage with stakeholders, and tools and techniques improve decision making and the achievement of predetermined goals.
Under predecessor USAID- and other donor-funded projects, Palladium and its partners have worked for several years with Mozambican partners and stakeholders to improve the enabling environment for HIV; FP/RH; and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH). In the past decade, Palladium (as Futures Group) led the USAID global Health Policy Initiative (HPI, 2005-2010) and Health Policy Project (HPP, 2010-2015). The latter was active in Mozambique and several other East and Southern African countries. HPP Mozambique collaborated with USAID and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GOM) Ministry of Health (MISAU) from December 2012 to August 2016 on a field program that supported RMNCAH (Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health) costing, modeling, gender, advocacy, and capacity strengthening experience.
USAID/Mozambique has requested that Palladium, under the new HP+ project, to support the government of Mozambique and the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to attain its family planning goals by supporting the government to develop country-owned, government-led national costed implementation plans (CIPs) for family planning. A CIP is a multi-year roadmap that identifies evidence-based strategies and approaches for improving family planning programs, and estimates the costs of implementing those strategies. All components of a family planning program–demand, service delivery and access, procurement and supply chain, policy and enabling environment, financing and resource mobilization, supervision, and monitoring and evaluation–are addressed and budgeted for in the CIP. A CIP can also address other issues, such as equity–helping to ensure that marginalized and underserved populations, including adolescents and people living in rural areas, are included when family planning information and services are scaled up. A CIP can also outline the roles and responsibilities of each organization involved in implementation, which minimizes duplication of efforts and increases accountability.
Scope of Work
HP+ is seeking the services of a consultant to provide technical assistance (TA) to MISAU to develop a national costed implementation plans (CIPs) for family planning in Mozambique. The TA will be expected to develop and finalize a 5-year CIP for Mozambique, including each of the following components
- FP Landscape Analysis (already drafted)
- Narrative of the technical strategy
- Detailed matrix of FP activities to be implemented from 2020-2025
- Cost estimates for the activities described in matrix
- Estimates of Impacts of the CIP using the Impact Now, Demographic Dividend, or similar model
The consultant will work under the direction of the Mozambique Country Activity Manager and will coordinate closely with an established CIP Technical Support Team (TST), consisting of HP+ staff in Mozambique and Washington DC. The consultant’s responsibilities will be as follows:
- Provide technical support to the CIP TST – including both DC and Mozambique-based staff – in the development of CIP deliverables
- Lead the development of the CIP Technical Strategy, including; finalization of the FP landscape; development of method mix projections and associated commodity requirements; creation of a detailed activity matrix (according to a template provided by HP+); and development of a CIP map
- Following the development of CIP activity costs by HP+ staff, review these costs to ensure they are in line with the technical strategy
- Liase with HP+ modeling team to incorporate an impact analysis of the CIP, using a tool such as ImpactNow or the FP-SDG tool
- Draft and finalize the CIP narrative following the HP+ style guide
Duration of Assignment
The consultant/organization will produce the deliverables described below for an estimated total of 60 days from July 2019 to October 2019. The dates for each deliverable are stipulated below. Drafts will be reviewed by the HP+ team and comments/suggestions will be provided to the consultant/organization. The consultant/organization will make any adjustments to the products and provide the final draft by the stipulated due date for each deliverable.
All deliverables must be approved by the technical monitor(s). Multiple drafts may need to be submitted before the technical monitor approves the deliverable.
The consultant/organization is expected to produce the following high quality deliverables:
- Costed Implementation Plan including a list of detailed activities to be implemented
- First draft due September 15th 2019
- Final Draft due October 15th 2019
Skills and experience of the consultant
- Master’s Degree or higher in international health, international development, political science, social sciences, economics or health economics, or a related advanced degree (coursework in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health/ Population Studies is preferred);
- At least 10 years of experience working in FP/RH policy development;
- At least 8 years of project management experience;
- Experience leading the developing of national-level policy documents, ideally with previous experience in developing Costed Implementation Plans for Family Planning;
- Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities often within a required time-frame;
- Good diplomatic skills and experience interacting with host country government agencies (i.e. MISAU) including local governments, development partners (i.e. USAID), and civil society organizations;
- Strong facilitation, problem solving, analytic, and evaluative skills;
- Strong skills in MS Word, and complex MS Excel documents;
- Strong interpersonal, writing, and oral presentation skills;
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.