Concept note for consultancy services for USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project - Accreditation work stream

Context

USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni MNCSP) was launched in April 2018 with the aim of reducing maternal and newborn mortality by 2022 working across 10 Districts covering an estimated population of 22 million. In order to achieve this, an integrated whole system approach has been developed with interventions spanning across the continuum of care from pregnancy, through to Labour, Delivery and immediate newborn care. These interventions have been designed specifically with the patients, their families and the communities in mind. Focused efforts are being placed on the three dimensions of Quality, control, assurance and management.

In line with this, a core component of the MaMoni MNCSP workplan is the design and development of an accreditation system for Bangladesh. Working with COHSASA (the partner for accreditation) and in collaboration with GoB and other Development Partners, MaMoni MNCSP have been working to develop the act, a road map and the corresponding standards to drive the agenda forward. This document sets out the requirements to support the accreditation work stream

Requirements

USAID’s MaMoni MNCSP now require the services of a local consultant to support the team and take the work forward in a timely manner. The individual will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Detailed content knowledge of accreditation systems and process
  • Familiar with GoB and MOHFW structures and able to navigate the system to achieve objectives
  • Network with GoB and MOHFW representatives who are involved in the accreditation process
  • Previous experience of working with a range of development partners at a senior level
  • Able to navigate systems to address project activities
  • Able to prepare reports with clear recommendations

These skills will support the consultant to manage the specific deliverables

Deliverables

The consultant will be expected to do the following:

  • Familiarize themselves with all project documentation and materials produced to date
  • Provide in person support to the upcoming workshops between 2nd and 11th April 2019
  • Undertake preparatory work during March for the workshops
  • Identify and meet with relevant GoB and Development Partners to brief them on the workshops and invite them to attend
  • Prepare any relevant documentation for the accreditation visit
  • Following the visits work with the project team and engage with GoB and Development Partners to take forward the actions
  • Support the standards development process by providing technical inputs and engaging with a range of clinical teams to further inform the process
  • Seek an update on the act from GoB representatives every month to inform the process
  • Meet regularly with key stakeholders and provide progress updates
  • Prepare brief meeting notes from interactions with key stakeholders to share with project team
  • Once a week attend a project briefing at the SC offices to be updated and take forward the work

Duration:

The contract period will be effective from 20 March 2019 to 30th June 2019. It is expected that the consultant will work with the team for at least 3 days per month.

Milestones: The following payment milestones will apply to this work:

Milestone 1
20 March – 30 April
Milestone 2
01 May – 20 June
Familiarize themselves with all project
documentation and materials produced to date
Following the visits work with the project team
and engage with GoB and Development Partners
to take forward the actions
Provide in person support to the upcoming
workshops between 2nd and 11th April 20
Support the standards development process by
providing technical inputs and engaging with a
range of clinical teams to further inform the
process
Undertake preparatory work during March for the
workshops
Seek an update on the act from GoB
representatives every month to inform the
process
Identify and meet with relevant GoB and
Development Partners to brief them on the
workshops and invite them to attend
Meet regularly with key stakeholders and provide
progress updates
Prepare any relevant documentation for the
accreditation visit
Prepare brief meeting notes from interactions
with key stakeholders to share with project team
Once a week attend a project briefing at the SC
offices to be updated and take forward the work
Once a week attend a project briefing at the SC
offices to be updated and take forward the work

Accountability

The consultant will be accountable to the Senior Advisor, Quality Assurance and Accreditation, USAID’s MaMoni Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening project.

Compliance

The consultant must be able to produce the required documents in line with the Government of Bangladesh and Save the Children requirements.

Interested individual consultant, may submit their technical and financial proposal along with CV and TIN & VAT registration certificate copy to the following email address: prosanta.roy@savethechildren.org. VAT registration is mandatory for consultant to obtain consultancy service under USAID funded project, application closing date: March 16, 2019.