RFP: Develop and Design the Training Package on PHA and Capacity Building

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RFP: Develop and Design the Training Package on PHA and Capacity Building


Develop and Design the Training Package on Public Health Analytics (PHA) and Capacity Building

Background:

Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) plays role of governance body as well as focal ministry for health service delivery that rendered through its departments, centres, hospitals and other associated agencies. It is also responsible to regulate the health services provided through private sector and NGOs. Thus it also has big role of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) in the health sector including co-ordination across the sectors.

Health information system supports to strengthening health systems by increasing efficiency and effectiveness as well as enhancing capacity for health sector planning, monitoring and evaluation. It is also an indispensable tool for health sector reform and restructuring.

Planning and monitoring role is exercised by MoHP, Provincial Ministry of Social Development and Municipalities as well as health facilities in their respective area. A proper health sector management needs skill for health situation analysis. Access and utilization of health services, trends patterns and coverage and continuum of care related information is vital need. Public Health Analytical approach to health sector PME uses diverse health sector data and feed into the program management.

Heath sector uses information generated through population census, household surveys, routine information systems, Health Facilities surveys and research and studies. Routine information systems like Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Logistic Management Information System (LMIS) gives current data and support best for analyzing access and utilization of health services as well as for performance evaluation of institutions. These information collected through different sources are kept in relation to each other and used for various purposes including epidemiological analysis and health sector planning, monitoring and evaluations (PME).

Public Health Analytics (PHA) is a tool for health situation analysis, presentation and its usage in Public planning, monitoring and program management. PHA training provides skills on data use, understanding health service trend, pattern and peripheral circumstances as well as readiness. It serves significantly for health program planning and monitoring. Improving and maintaining data quality by sharing and analyzing is also scope of the PHA. Quality data helps the managers for rational decision making. Appropriate decision ultimately improves health service status.

This course was developed by USAID supported project in 2012 and piloted in Surkhet and Kailali. Health program managers found it very useful in analyzing health service access and utilization and strengthening planning and monitoring at sub national levels. The three days training package has been rolled out by provisioning in AWPB of Management Division, Department of Services.

In the changed federal context, the domain of planning and data analysis is changed among tiers of governments. DHIS 2 software is also implemented facilitating advance analysis of data than before. All 77 district Health Offices are using online entry system which is shifting to municipalities. Some 500 health facilities are also linked for online entry, number of HFs are gradually increasing. Thus to address the changed and varying needs of public health analysis at each level the course has also needed to revise separately for province and local levels.

This document defines the terms of reference for developing PHA training package for health program managers, information managers and responsible personnel for monitoring at federal MoHP, provincial Ministry of Social Development and Local level municipalities.

Working modalities:

The contracted party will work closely with Public Health Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PHAMED), Ministry of Health and Population, and National Health Training Centre (NHTC), Department of Health Services. Health Management Information Section (HMIS) under Management Division will provide the feedback on implementation of trainings in the past. The work will be monitored by PHAMED Chief. Reference documents regarding ongoing PHA training and USAID developed will be provided by HMIS. PHAMED will prepare list of participants for MToT and make necessary circulation and invitations. The contractual partner are expected to use their own work equipment (laptop, notebooks, pens etc.).

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Timeline:

The assignment will be for 4 months (July-October). Monthly progress needs to be shared through meetings to MOHP and WHO technical experts. Volume of work: The main scope of the work is to develop PHA training packages for federal, provincial and local levels. Training manuals need to be developed along with training materials. A three days Master Training of Trainers (MToT) should be conducted including around 30 participants from MoHP and partners.

Responsibilities:

The service provider should have following responsibilities during entire working period.

  • Compile all the relevant documents;
  • Review previous contents and modalities;
  • Analyze the functions of tiers of government and align the content;
  • Analyze the data sources in health;
  • Incorporate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and national priorities at all level of works;
  • Regularly communicate with the stakeholders on progress updates;
  • Set performance standards for the task;
  • Make sure procedures are followed effectively and under properly controlled conditions;
  • Incorporate feedbacks from experts;

Requirements:

The service provider firm and involved persons need to have better understanding of health system building blocks and its structure at various levels. A good understanding on health service in federal context is needed.

Other requirements are;

  • Understanding on sources of health sector information and review mechanism;
  • Understanding of HMIS and other sources of health data;
  • Understanding of DHIS functions, mainly on report generation;
  • Better knowledge of public health and country epidemiology;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel (spreadsheets, pivot, figures and graphs);
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Having roaster of resource persons from public health, medical and statistics backgrounds. At least one person having master’s degree in public health, one medical officer and one statistician is needed in the team. Additionally one graphic designer who plots the data in attractive manner is desired;
  • One expert as a team lead for entire work having good commanding over public health issues and IT environment;

Deliverables:

  • Three sets of training packages for each level: federal, provincial and local;
  • At least one video clip (10 minutes) covering data collection to usage;
  • Training manuals and materials;
  • MToT report;

Payment modalities:

  • World Health Organization will bear the cost of PHA training package development and MToT. The payment will be done in three installments. First installment of 25% will be provided when inception report is received and Second payment of 50% will be done when interim (mid term) report is approved by PHAMED. Last payment of 25% will be made when final report is received after completion of work in PHAMED and WHO. The rates for team members subject to negotiation if exceeds WHO norms.

Instruction for submitting expression of interest:

The expression of interest should be accompanied with technical and financial proposal. Attached layout in annex can be used as reference.

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