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Project Overview and Role:
The purpose of the Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) Activity is to strengthen the health system by improving leadership and accountability for achieving results across at all levels of the health system and across public and private sector. The activity seeks to strengthen MoH, RRH and and district-level leadership and governance systems; support domestic resource mobilization initiatives; support interventions that improve efficient use of available health resources; and strengthen community system for improved quality health services.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
According to the Ministry of Health, the health workforce is the most important component of any health system since they (health workers) design it, manage and utilize available resources to deliver preventive, promotional and curative health services, to meet the national health goals of attaining a good standard of health by all people in Uganda. One of the obstacles to successful implementation of health programs in Uganda is the lack of management and supervisory skills among the health workers in management roles. It is often cited that weak leadership and management exists at all levels of the healthcare service delivery, yet leadership, management and governance of health system have been recognized as a vital component for improved health service delivery.
To address the above challenges, the Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the USAID Uganda Health Systems Strengthening (UHSS) Activity and other partners, seek to strengthen the leadership, management and governance capacity of Uganda’s Health system leaders at the national, Regional Referral Hospitals (RRHs) and district levels. UHSS will support the Uganda Ministry of Health to identify training needs targeting trainees at all levels and support annual training for leaders at selected RRHs and district levels.
Purpose and Key Considerations:
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the Ministry of Health and partners to develop a training toolkit to be used to implement a leadership governance and management training course to leaders at National Level or Ministry of Health, Regional Referral Hospitals and District levels.
The consultant will be expected to draw upon best practices, experiences and lessons learnt from the existing and proven training courses in leadership and governance and management for health workforce.
The consultant will also ensure that leadership, governance and management modules, methodologies and tools are consistent and coherent across other standards, aligned to Uganda’s Ministry of Health Policies and priorities and contextualized to be delivered both through regulated classroom setting and face-to-face and innovative virtual platforms.
In this assignment, the consultant will be required to participate in the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) exercise, review existing training materials in leadership, governance and management, participate in the design workshop to develop training content and participate taking part in two pilot trainings to adapt and review the training toolkit.
Under the supervision of the UHSS Governance, Leadership and Accountability team lead, the consultant shall be required to perform the following duties under the assignment:
- Prepare an inception report, workplan and budget related to the assignment for review and approval.
- Take part in the training needs assessment exercise and compile a detailed and analytical Training Needs Assessment (TNA) report.
- In line with findings from the TNA report, review the existing training materials (manuals, presentations, publications etc.), effective methodologies (including e-learning), and tools to be adopted.
- Take part in the design workshop with stakeholders to draft the training toolkit/materials:Toolkit to include: The facilitator’s guide, essential leadership and management package (EMP) for learners (includes handouts), pre- and post-test evaluation tool, and a survey tool to collect feedback and guidelines for ongoing mentorship and coaching to health workers.
- Present the draft training toolkit for input by the Ministry of Health team, stakeholders, trainers and the UHSS team. This will include reviewing content, goals and objectives, methodologies, illustrations, layout of all the five tools stated above.
- Take part in workshops to pilot the training at Regional Referral Hospitals and pre-test the training toolkit and methodologies, and in meetings at MOH to plan for leadership retreats.
- Convene a meeting with stakeholders and trainers to present final training toolkit/materials: facilitator’s guide, essential leadership and management package (EMP) for learners (includes handouts), pre- and post-test evaluation tool, and a survey tool to collect feedback and ongoing mentorship and support to learners.
Key Deliverables and Timelines:
The assignment shall be conducted over a period of 90 days beginning August 4th, 2020.
|Key deliverables||Due date||% of total amount to be paid|
|Inception report and workplan||August 7, 2020||10%|
|Training Needs Assessment Report||August 14, 2020||10%|
|Draft 1 Training Toolkit: Facilitator’s guide, essential leadership, and management package (EMP) for learners (includes handouts), pre and post-test evaluation tool||August 31, 2020||20%|
|Draft 2 Training Toolkit (pretested and revised from the two workshops): A survey tool to collect feedback and ongoing mentorship and support to learners||September 30, 2020||30%|
|Final Training Toolkit (approved): A survey tool to collect feedback and ongoing mentorship and support to learners||October 30, 2020||30%|
- Must hold qualifications in Education, Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Community Health or Health Education. A post graduate degree in Public Health, or Health Education is preferred.
- Knowledge of developing instructive materials, designing, and editing training materials, pretesting and training delivery, especially in workplace setting.
- Technical knowledge of Leadership, Governance and Management challenges in the health sector in Uganda and other countries
- Strong technical expertise in curriculum development and/or learning and training techniques in the health sector, and the use of virtual learning platforms.
- Knowledge of the key stakeholders relevant for this activity and ability to convene meetings for purposes of obtaining comments/sign off document drafts.
- Excellent writing, formatting, and editing skills and ability to quickly address technical and editorial comments made by stakeholders.
- Experience in carrying out similar assignments will be an added advantage.
The consultant shall report directly to the UHSS Chief of Party with support from the Governance, Leadership and Accountability team lead, and guidance from the MoH Directorate of Governance & Regulation.
All interested parties are required to submit their expressions of interest highlighting their experience in conducting policy development and reviews, qualifications, names and contacts of three referees and a written quotation for completing the deliverables. NB: The candidate must submit a sample training toolkit, curriculum or manual developed.
Payment for consultancy
All payments for this consultancy will be made in local Ugandan Shillings (UGX). The payments will be subject to withholding tax as per Republic of Uganda’s taxation policies. For the payment schedule, please refer to the Table above.