Technical Lead for Strengthening Health Systems for Safer Childbirth in Tanzania Initiative
(Private Sector Donor Opportunity)
Consultancy Dates: September 27 – October 31, 2021
LOE: Not to exceed 20 days
Scope of Work:
Reporting to Senior Technical Director for Health in close coordination with IMA Country Director in Tanzania to help position IMA in Tanzania and lead technical content development for a strong submission in response to a call for Expressions of Interest in support of strengthening systems for safer childbirth. Candidates should have strong experience in Maternal and Child Health programming in Tanzania.
Specific responsibilities could include, but not be limited to:
- Review and consider a soon to be released call for EOIs in support of strengthening systems for safer childbirth (Release date: September 27, 2021), with the Tanzania context in mind for an IMA proposed project implementation over 2-3 years in the $2-$2.5 million range.
- Meet with IMA staff in Tanzania to better understand the local capacities of IMA, as well as gaps in current project initiatives that could be addressed with new investments in local capacity building for safer childbirth and aligned with what IMA expects from the upcoming call for Expressions of Interest, as per the attached background notes. Meetings to be held with key staff including IMA’s Country Director, IMA Project Coordinator for PS3+ project initiative, IMA partner contact for the MOMENTUM Integrated Health Resilience Initiative (MIHR) in Tanzania or others as suggested by Country Director.
- Conduct desk research on county-level data and policy strategy documents needed to fill in or validate IMA’s identified gaps and better understand the context that could justify a new investment for local capacity strengthening leading to strengthened systems for safer childbirth in Tanzania. This may also include assessment of how a new project would collaborate with other donor-funded MNH efforts in the country (in addition to MIHR).
- Consider sub-national regions in Tanzania that a new project implementation could target based on discussions with IMA project staff above.
- Consider whether a new project initiative should target public or private sector health networks based on IMA local/preferred partners with compelling needs.
- Identify and interview relevant MoH partners and relevant IMA health network/HF partners that could participate as coordinating or implementing partners.
- Assess opportunities for inclusion of women in decision-making and design.
- Research and set meetings with private sector/businesses/companies that could offer innovative engagement in a system strengthening for safer childbirth initiative including but not limited to digital data management, digital solutions contributing to safer childbirth systems, financial services, medical supplies/services, etc.
Deliverables (Due dates TBD based on EOI deadline and internal proposal calendar):
- Organize preliminary design discussions with relevant IMA staff and partners to inform narrative content for IMA EOI submission.
- Content for use in IMA’s technical narrative EOI submission including but not limited to:
- Project justification for investment in local capacity building for safer childbirth systems in Tanzania
- Proposed project target zone of implementation
- Proposed project coordinating or implementing partners
- High level project objectives and illustrative activities
- Brief narrative explanations of how the project would address:
- Local capacity building
- Inclusion of women in decision-making/design
- Digital Solutions
- Private Sector linkages for sustainability
How to apply;
To apply please send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 21st September 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.