Population Services International (PSI), Somalia
Request for Expressions of interest (EOI)
Country: Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS)
Name of Project: Female Health Workers program
Assignment Title: Review of Somalia Female Health Workers (FHWs) training modules (3, 4, 5)
Place of Assignment: Remote, with potential travel to the project implementation area in Somalia if required.
Background: The Female Health Worker (FHW) program is a component of the Somalia Recurrent Cost & Reform Financing Project (RCRFP) – Phase II. The FHW program is funded by the World Bank and implemented by the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), through the Ministry of Health, with technical support from PSI. The program supports 628 Female Health Workers (FHW) and Female Health Supervisors (FHS) across Benadir, Puntland, and Galmudug States of Somalia. The program aims to support the implementation of Primary Health Care (PHC) services at the community level through the Government’s Female Health Worker Program and to build the capacity of implementing government to manage the program.
One of the key priority activities for PSI is to provide the technical support needed for sustainable implementation of FHW program, including support in the selection, recruitment, verification, and deployment FHW/FHS, as well support the government in the training, supervision, and provision of medical supplies.
As part of implementation of the program, PSI is seeking to hire an experienced consultant to support the drafting, updating and review of selected Modules (including facilitators Manuals, Job aids, and participants manual) of the FHW training curriculum that will guide the training, and continuous capacity development of the female Health worker cadre across the country.
1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities:
The “Consultant” shall be assigned with the following key responsibilities, among others.
Working closely with the Core Task team (consisting of PSI, FGS, and World Bank) and the General Task Force (consisting UN agencies, mainly UNICEF, WHO ,UNFPA , as well as NGOs working in the Somalia Health sector ) and to draft new content, review, and update existing training Modules 3 (Nutrition- Mother and Child), 4 (Child Health), and 5 ( Common Ailments, Hygiene & Sanitation, First Aid and Mental Health) to meet current best practices and align with the context of Somalia.
The primary objective is to draft, review, and update training Modules 3, 4, & 5 by August 30th, 2021.
Work with the Core and General Task force:
Review existing literature/resources/or experiences of similar community health programs globally and in East and Horn of Africa region, synthesize the information and incorporate as necessary to the revised training modules.
Ensure Adult learning principles are reflected and included throughout the learning modules.
Draft facilitation steps, trainers note, and estimate duration for each session.
Source and include relevant videos include infographics that can enhance learning experience.
Draft participants handbook and Job aids and ensure that appropriate infographics are included.
Review and incorporate relevant recommendation and improvement to the training modules as recommended by the Core and General task force.
Participate in the weekly Core Task Force meeting and report on progress of training module to the Core Task Force.
Participate in periodic project coordination meetings and, if necessary, on site, in order to collect feedback from relevant actors on the development of the training curriculum,
Review all technical contents and ensure that they are relevant and aligned with existing and updated government EPHS (Essential Package of Health Services) documents
Format text, table, and images in the document as necessary
Timeline & Duty Station
This task is estimated to take 30 days to complete. The work will be done mostly remotely with visits to project implementation areas in Federal Member States, or any other location assigned.
Below is a tentative schedule, however this is tentative and may be further refined in consultation with selected consultant.
An updated and final drafts of Module 3, 4 and 5 by August 30th, 2021
Selection criteria/ qualification required.
Selection shall be based on qualification and experience of the consultant and followed by an interview. The minimum qualification, experience and skills should include:
A Master’s in Public Health, Health Policy, Community health or Development or another related field,
At least 10 years of the experience should be in conducting and delivering public health interventions in NGOs or UN system with at least 5 years in Community Health programs in Africa.
Experience in data gathering, analysis and synthesis.
Experience in RMNCAH program is required. Additional expertise on Mental health will be considered as an advantage
Demonstrated knowledge in training curriculum development for Community health workers or related health area
Demonstrated experience in applying adult learning principles in the development of training materials or training.
Experience as facilitator and or a trainer is preferred Experience in Somalia and East and Horn of Africa region is preferred
Excellent command of English and Somali and strong ability to write reports
Contact Us if You Have What It Takes:
If you think you are a great fit, we would love to hear from you. Please send the below documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 27, 2021, with the FHW Consultant on your E-mail message’s subject line
Updated CV with cover letter: detailing your qualification, relevant work experience (Name of the client, project name, & dates), projects implemented, skills you possess and competencies.
Your rate history (Rate per day)- how much would you charge per day to deliver the above-mentioned scope. Kindly share with the following supporting
documents including contract/PO, invoice/receipt confirming the rates charged in the previous assignments.
Attach at least three recommendation letters from respective clients- Gov’t, NGO, and UN
Please confirm that you will be available for this engagement no later than 1st July 2021