USAIDís MaMoni MNCSP COVID-19 Response Project

Terms of References (ToR) for Senior National Consultant on Community Services

Preamble

Bangladesh developed a National Preparedness and Response Plan and recently was approved by World Bank. Bangladesh also developed 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 develop a model that will help identify and support the vulnerable communities at urban slums and working people at readymade garments who are at risk of COVID-19 pandemic. The consultant will develop tool to analyze communities at urban slum and RMG workers through appropriate tools and techniques and develop a model to support them getting easy access to facilities for seeking COVID-19 related health issues. To do this, the consultant will work in close coordination with the City Corporations/Municipalities and the institutions of the local government bodies and private sectors.

SC plans to engage a senior national consultant who will develop comprehensive community based approach in targeted urban and rural areas on home based care at facilities.

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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