Save the Children is soliciting an experienced organization for “Training facilitation on GIS and its Application for Save the Children Professionals”

Save the Children in Bangladesh [SCiBD] is a leading child rights based organization, currently covering a wide range of geographical areas in the Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Sylhet and Rangpur Divisions. SCiBD works in number of thematic areas, including Education, Child rights and governance and child protection, Health and Nutrition and HIV/AIDS, Child poverty and Humanitarian sector.

In support with USAID, The Save the Children international in Bangladesh has been implementing ‘MaMoni -MNCSP’ in 10 districts where Maternal Newborn Child Health Family Planning is the major component to strengthen the health systems in Bangladesh. This program follows a comprehensive approach of maternal newborn and child health family planning programming with strategies – working with government systems, provide technical assistance, advocacy and social mobilization, inform policy to practice etc.

Geographic Information System (GIS) refers to a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. There has been a revolution of getting, managing and using information with different tools recently. Spatial analysis methods related to GIS can provide a set of tools for describing and understanding the evolving spatial organization of health services, for examining its relationship to health outcomes and access, and for improving delivery of health care services. Spatial analysis using GIS can be an integrated part of project management. It can identify the coverage gap to identify potential intervention areas of a project. It can also help us with workforce distribution, monitoring and evaluation, performance monitoring and taking the next step according to the outcomes.

Evaluation of the differences in geographical access within the population and for population subgroups is one of the key tasks for health service analysts. Policy-makers can explore inequalities in access to health care with the tools available in GIS. Distribution and management of resources can be easily monitored using spatial representation.

GIS has been used for monitoring, evaluation and decision making procedure of USAID’s MaMoni MNCSP. Using spatial distribution of health informatics are helping the project in resource mobilization and distribution. Besides key performing areas and potential intervention areas are also identified using GIS.

GIS integrated with the monitoring websites can be an important tool for data representation. In MaMoni MNCSP project, the MIS and eMIS team have developed a platform to monitor routine health data using GIS maps with live updates.

Save the Children is soliciting an experienced GIS training provider to build capacity of the national, regional and district level staffs which will help them to use the GIS data in their implementation process like finding out hard to reach areas, establishing better referral networks, identifying facility locations etc. which are aligned with the project goals and objectives, details given in the Term of Reference.

Term of Reference (ToR) and Request for Proposal (RFP) notice can be downloaded from this link.

Submission of proposal

Interested organizations/consulting firms are requested to submit their technical & financial proposal separately in sealed envelope with the details on methodology including activities and milestones, budget details, time frame and CVs of experts along with required legal and supporting documents as per RFP Notice.

The Pre-Proposal meeting will be held in Save the Children Country office, Dhaka on 15.07.2019 at 02.00pm

Hard copy of the proposal duly signed should be submitted to following address with the subject line and reference no: "GIS training facilitation (REF# RFP/SCI/BDCO/FY-19/00035)" latest by July 22, 2019 sharp 2.00 P.M.

Hard copy of the sealed proposal need to be submitted in the Bid Box -1, Kept in Ground floor (Reception) located at Save the Children office, House- CWN (A) 35, Road- 43, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212, Addressing to: Senior Manager- Procurement & Supply Chain.