Bangladesh -Consultancy Health Needs Assessment
The health sector response has matured considerably from August 2018, with the JRP 2019 focus on comprehensive, quality services. However, the recently endorsed health services rationalisation exercise and JRP mid-term review highlight significant outstanding needs. The prospect of static or decreased response funding going into 2020, the need to localise the response as much as possible, and the continued health access challenges faced by affected populations requires a review and re-thinking of PUI’s Rohingya response health strategy in line with PUI’s global health framework. The health sector mid-term review gap analysis found a shortage of 13 primary health centres (24/7) based on the minimum standards. Critical gaps continue to exist in health service provision: surgical capacity, psychiatric and psychological specialists, and treatment for non-communicable diseases.
The Sector has recently called for formal expressions of interest from funded organisations for 12 PHCs and 4 Health Posts. They have also invited un-funded organisations such as PUI to express their interest in providing services in the future. It is also anticipated that the JRP 2020 development process will begin in September 2019 and have significant impact on the models of intervention appropriate and necessary for an INGO in the Rohingya response in 2020 and beyond. PUI intends to assess the possibility of proposing different types of health interventions, to either fill gaps in service provision or provide support to service providers through technical services, to improve access to integrated and quality health services for the affected population.
To support PUI’s Mission in Bangladesh in the elaboration of health intervention models based on assessed needs and contextual constraints.
The consultant is expected to work with the PUI Bangladesh Mission, Health Sector Coordinators, Civil Surgeon’s Office and other relevant stakeholders to update the August 2018 PUI Health Assessment and to draft prospective PUI health intervention project designs considering the context. The Rohingya response, including affected Host Communities, poses significant contextual constraints (funding amounts and longevity, administrative processes, etc.) and considerable protection and gender vulnerabilities that were unaddressed in the initial assessment. As such, particular attention should be paid to aligning with and supporting existing systems, assessing the likely evolution of the health response through 2020, and strongly integrating protection and gender through project designs. Rather than a broad review of the Rohingya response health situation, outputs should focus on needs and opportunities for PUI to have an added value in the health response going forward.
|Preparation stage (Literature Review and Briefing)||3 days|
|On the field Stage (Data collection)||22 days|
|Analysis Stage and Final report writing||5 days|
|Total||30 days (6 weeks working days)|
Interested candidates should submit a technical offer in English clearly indicating:
- The consultant’s professional technical and contextual appropriateness to achieve the objectives of the ToR including timely delivery of quality reports and project designs
- The consultant’s understanding of the challenges of the study and the Terms of Reference (ToR) (may be presented through the development of problem analysis and formulation of questions, which the offer proposes to respond to)
- Elaboration of the methodology and tools proposed for the assessment
- A Work Plan and timetable showing the details for the completion of each stage of the assessment. The proposed schedule should include time for briefing and debriefing on the mission and as much as possible at headquarter.
- A financial offer including itemised budget as necessary (daily rates, taxes, etc.)
- An updated CV
- An example of similar work conducted by the consultant within the last three years
- 3 References relevant to the assessment
The deadline for the submission of applications will be the September 9, 2019