USAIDís MaMoni MNCSP COVID-19 Response Project


Terms of References (ToR) for Lead Consultant, Rapid Response Team

Preamble

Bangladesh has developed a National Preparedness and Response Plan and technical guidelines on COVID-19 with the support from WHO and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The goal of the national response plan is to prevent and control COVID-19 in Bangladesh to reduce impact on the health, wellbeing and economy of the country. The national response plan has identified several areas for priority actions including surveillance of the emerging issues aiming to improve coordination and capacity of national and sub-national health systems to rapidly respond to the changing COVID-19 epidemiology and implement appropriate response plans.

USAID’s MaMoni COVID-19 Response Project of Save the Children will form Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) to support the DGHS and other partners to undertake rapid analysis and develop appropriate response plans for current and new emerging epicenters and hotspots. These RRTs consisting of specialists in communicable diseases and outbreak management will be equipped to move quickly and work closely with divisional/district and local leadership to analyze the situation and respond immediately. In the urban areas, the RRTs will work in close coordinatio with the City Corporations/Municipalities and the institutions of the local government bodies.

SC plans to engage a consultant who will help forming the Rapid Response Teams, engage them to undertake prompt actions for surveillance at national and subnational level facilities and recommend government and stakeholders to take necessary actions against immerging issues and changing COVID-19 epidemiology.

Project Details:

Overall Goal: The overall goal is to strengthen the health system response to community transmission of COVID-19 and to minimize health risks to individuals and avoid adverse health outcomes.

Objectives 1: To enhance the national health system’s capacity to prevent transmission and to improve management of COVID-19 cases in health care facilities and at community level.

Objective 2: To support the subnational health systems to rapidly analyze and respond to the changing distribution of the burden of the epidemic.

Geographical coverage:

Dhaka City

  • All Covid Hospitals (total 19)
  • Urban Slums (to be selected)

Narayanganj

  • 300 Bed Narayangonj DH
  • Sajeda Foundation Hospitals

Gazipur

  • 500 Bed Shaheed Tazuddin MCH
  • MCWC, Meghdubi (20 beds)

Narsinghdi

  • 100 Bed Narsingdi DH

Authority:

A draft and final reports including related data should be submitted to Save the Children in Bangladesh in both hard and soft copy. The ownership of the report for publication rests with Save the Children in Bangladesh. All the data and reports including the findings and recommendations will remain the property of Save the Children in Bangladesh and must not be published or shared with a third party.

Interested individual consultant, may submit their technical and financial proposal along with updated CV, 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: September 23, 2020.

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