USAID Family Health Strategy Consultancy in Kenya

USAID Family Health Strategy Consultancy in Kenya


Objective

  • USAID / Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) requests technical support to assist with the coordination and drafting of its new Family Health (FH) Strategy for the period 2020-2025.

  • The first phase of this work will include facilitating processes for conducting a landscape analysis of the historical USAID programming in family health and related health systems strengthening (HSS) activities in Kenya.

    Background

  • USAID / KEA currently is in the process of designing a new Regional and Country Development Cooperative Strategic Framework for 2020-2025 in accordance with USAID’s CDCS guidance in ADS 201 and the Journey to self reliance (J2SR) guidance provided by PPL.

  • The Mission has launched four mandatory and other assessments (Biodiversity, Gender, Cross-Sectoral Youth Assessment, and Climate Risk).

  • The Health, Population, and Nutrition Office will soon be launching a Political Economy Analysis to inform the strategic design process, and the Project Appraisal Document (PAD).

  • Phase 1 – review USAID/KEA programming over the past 3 project cycles in family health and health systems strengthening activities.

    This review will include

  • Compile a library of essential program documents and reports of USAID/KEA programming in FH and related HSS activities;

  • A summary on how USAID/KEA’s programming in family health and health system strengthening has evolved over the past three (5-year) programming cycles. This includes both programmatic and geographic shifts;

  • A background summary to include in the upcoming FH and HSS Strategy documents and designs anchoring future programming

  • Phase 2 – Landscape analysis that details the current FH and related HSS priorities and programming needs in Kenya.

    The landscape analysis will include

    An analysis of national and subnational health data including:

  • RMNCH service statistics (DHIS2);

  • health outcomes (facility data, periodic surveys (e.g. DHS, PMI, MICS) or HH based surveys, Lives Saved Tool analysis);

  • facility readiness assessments (Kenya SPA, Kenya Health Facility Assessment Report, Kenya Primary Health Care Vital Signs Profiles, Kenya Health and research Observatory, etc);

  • Donor landscaping with details on programming priorities and activities of donors in Kenya in the FH and related HSS space;

  • The consultant will conduct key stakeholder interviews at both the national and county levels with the Kenyan Government, community groups, donors, implementing partners, beneficiaries, and donors to get a strong understanding of the core needs in FH and HSS programming that would result in high-impact outcomes in the health sector.

  • A draft HPN Strategic Plan for FH and related HSS programming will be drafted by the consultant.

  • The information will be summarized in a PowerPoint presentation and discussed with, and commented on by multiple stakeholders within USAID/KEA and GH Bureau (including Maternal Child Health/Nutrition, Population and Reproduction, Health Systems and malaria).

    Phase 3 – Development of the HPN Results Framework and Strategy development.

  • The Mission will share the new CDCS and Results Framework (RF) in development by the mission with the Washington team to serve as basis of a joint discussion to inform the development of HPN’s’s integrated/ multi-sectoral Project Appraisal Document with overview, two program designs and summary Monitoring Evaluation and Learning tables.

    Scope of
    Work


  • The consultant will work closely with the mission team led by Sheila Macheria (FH Team Lead) comprised of the HPN Office, the Program Office, USAID/KEA Front Office, to facilitate the strategy development process.

  • The consultant will also closely coordinate and communicate with the Washington team, led by Kelly Wolfe (Kenya Country Team Lead) and Raz Stevenson (Research and Policy Division) to complete tasks outlined in each phase.

  • The consultant must conduct an organized, participatory, and inclusive consultation process that allows all relevant Mission staff and relevant stakeholders to fully participate and share their opinions throughout the process.

  • The consultant will facilitate the data collection, workshops, stakeholder meetings, field trips and brainstorming sessions for the Kenya team and Washington team to engage in for all three phases of the strategy development process.

    Deliverables

    The Consultant will be responsible for

  • Maintaining activity documents in an accessible folder and ensuring that the agreed upon timetable stays on track by liaising with Mission and Washington leads.

  • Leading the activities outlined in Phase 1-3, including informing the best approach to completing the strategy design process in an inclusive and outcome orientated process.

    Reports from Phase 1 and 2 landscape assessments

    First and Final Draft of HPN Strategy

  • Completed draft of HPN strategy,with all required narratives and all necessary sections as required under Mission Guidance is submitted by consultant to the Washington and Kenya teams during Phase III for final review, consultation and approval.

  • All deliverables must be in English and must be submitted electronically to Sheila Macharia, HPN, USAID/KEA with a copy to the USAID/Washington Team Lead Kelly Wolfe.

    Level of Effort

  • It is estimated that the mission will need at least 90-120 days of consultant LOE, divided into 3 phases/option periods to complete this work.

  • The below timetable estimates the timeframe and LOE estimated for MSP to budget for each phase of the activity.

  • USAID may revise the details and desired outcomes of each phase as additional information is provided at the end of each phase.

  • intent is to use the data from each phase to inform the approach in the next phase, including consultant time, composition and LOE.

    Qualifications and experience required

  • Experience working in public health.

  • Must have experience facilitating strategy sessions and leading interviews and focus groups, preferably with USAID or other USG clients.

  • Experience in East Africa required, Kenya preferred.

  • Understanding of USAID program cycle and CDCS process.

  • Writing fluency in English required.

  • Bachelors degree in related field required, Masters preferred.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; USAID Family Health Strategy Consultancy in Kenya

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