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Bosaso District, Participative Health System Diagnosis and Programing
 
Terms of Reference

Title: 
Assessment of the health system with a focus on sexual and reproductive health department and proposed intervention strategy in collaboration with the MoH in Bosaso, Somalia 

Origins of Request
 
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is:

  • to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations when they are faced with crisis or exclusion from society, the world over, including France, 
  • to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, 
  • to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, 
  • to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.
Somalia is most widely known for its political instability and chronic health crises. Because of extended periods of conflict and instability, Somalia has become the quintessential fragile state. As a result of this prolonged fragility, existing health infrastructures have been destroyed and effective institutional investment in quality health services has been prevented.  

This breakdown of health service provision is a symptom of a dysfunctional health system, which is in turn characterized by poor infrastructure; an inability of governments to deliver services; an absence of equity, incoherent, or non-existent policies; a scarcity of actionable information; and poor management.  

These characteristics have meant that, in many regions of Somalia, health services are largely non-existent, exposing an already vulnerable population. 

Throughout the years of fragmentation and near total collapse, various efforts have been undertaken in a bid to reconstruct a functioning and dynamic health system. The recent Joint Health and Nutrition Programme (JHNP) is one such effort.  

Somalia is divided into three administrative regions— Somaliland in the northwest, south-central regions, and Puntland state in the northeast. 

The goal of MdM in the region of Puntland in Somalia is to strengthen health care services to the civilian and internal displaced people’s (IDP’s) in Bosaso with a specific focus on sexual and reproductive health, Puntland.

During the Health System Strengthening (HSS) workshop conducted by WHO (World Health Organization) in August 2015 and afterward during the Ministry of Health (MoH) annual review meeting, the needs of decentralization of the MoH health services has been recognized as a major priority. 

Indeed, MdM intervention takes place in a fragile health system, continuously struggling to operate effectively and to deliver accessible standard quality care. 

Therefore, in 2016, Somalia MdM project proposed to support a health system strengthening analysis and programming in Bosaso town (Puntland), after discussion with regional health office of Bari region. 

The main objective of this diagnosis is to identify what are the main strengths and weaknesses at of Bosaso district health system in relation to the 6 blocks of the health system

A specific diagnosis of Bosaso district health system will be instrumental in providing clear information on the main challenges to the MOH and decision makers. 

The health system strengthening is also a prerequisite to a sustainable integration of specific sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence services and migrant’s reception into the public health system, as transversal issues.
 
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How to Apply

Applications must be received by Sunday 26th of June 2016. 

MdM will communicate its final decision not later than Friday 1st of July 2016.

Baseline study and Inventory of social and community dynamics in Bosaso, Somalia

Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is 
  • to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations when they are faced with crisis or exclusion from society, the world over, including France, 
  • to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities,
  • to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects, 
  • to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care. 

The goal of MdM in Somalia is to offer health care services to the civilian populations in Bosaso, Puntland. 

The MdM strategy programs are implemented jointly with a local partner, Integrated Services for Displaced People (ISDP) and Ministry of Health in Bosaso. 

MdM supports the MoH and the local partner on the technical, administrative, logistics and monitoring side. 

This project aims at providing quality Maternal and Children health services to IDPs and host population in Bosaso
 
Description of the consultancy

Project title: 
Baseline study and Inventory of social and community dynamics in Bosaso, Somalia

Technical area: Community approach and health 

Purpose of Consultancy: The purpose of a community diagnosis is to allow identification of a social fabric, of a “potential” – that is, the existing resources within the “communities” – and to evaluate this local dynamic, upon which the team can base its work

The diagnosis should focus on identifying opportunities for change that exist within the groups and can be taken advantage of. It will help start an exchange and an airing of viewpoints between the groups encountered in the intervention area. 

It should set in motion a local process and enable partnership-building.

This mission will consist of an inventory/mapping of community processes initiated by local stakeholders involved in health issues – SRH and GBV, in particular – who would be fertile ground for potential partnerships between civil society stakeholders, local intermediaries and MdM, and to produce a quantitative baseline study on SRH/GBV.
 
General objective: Inventory of the social and community dynamics/resources and baseline study in SRH/GBV.
 
Specific objectives 
  • To have a better understanding of:
1.    Community health practices, with particular attention to community SRH, FGM and GBV practices
2.    The notions of “community” and group, the social stratification
  • To identify the various mechanisms and social phenomena that lead to situations of exclusion.
  • To establish a dialog between the different stakeholders identified during the feedback phase.
  • To assess possibility and level of collaboration with TBA
  • To provide quantitative data on baseline levels per indicator as outlined in the inception phase of  the proposal
Expected outputs    

Consultation with civil society and community stakeholders should provide information on the following:
1.    community health practices, particularly those related to SRH, FGM and GBV - initiatives either directly or indirectly related to health implemented by those stakeholders, and their reach;
2.    Connections between the local stakeholders and their actions and national dynamics
3.    The social organization of the communities, with identification of the power issues directly or indirectly related to health.
4.    Consultant should provide in depth analysis of qualitative and quantitative  data’s  / research conducted on thematic areas
5.    A report of the consolidated qualitative and quantitative research with high level primary analysis
Activities
  • The mapping of community based organization working on SRH and GBV aims to identify CBOs willing to or already working on SRH and GBV, and assess their mandates, philosophy, organizational and programme implementation capacities.
  • The coverage of each organization, according to its area of intervention and clanic structure will be also assessed.
  • Identify and establish with CBO’s the best and suitable approach based on cultural and religious environment.
  • Assessment of the cooperation with traditional birth attendant.
  • Reviewing the existing baseline studies by other organization active in Somalia, including baseline data from our current project.
  • Development of the Community empowerment approach survey protocol, budget, and timeline including the participatory activities, training, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analysis, report writing and presentation of the results.
Project location: Bosaso town and district (Puntland)

Number of Days: Between 70 and 80 days to be completed based on the methodology
 
Time period: From: 1st July 2016 To: October 2016
 
Report completion: October 15th 

2. Key competences, technical background, and experience required:
  • Master degree’s in Public health and  or related to social sciences;
  • Strong experience in socio-anthropological approach to health
  • Extensive experience in community health diagnosis, particularly on sexual and reproductive health topics.
  • Very good knowledge of qualitative survey methodology and practical experience in implementing community empowerment, social-cultural surveys;
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research in Somalia
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research looking at SRH, GBV and FGM
  • Fluency in English and Somali compulsory
  • Experience of computers and software for word processing, and an asset on data entry and data analysis software.
3. MdM Responsibilities during consultancy
  • Arrange and fund all international flights and Somalia travel/ logistics, including visas
  • Arrange accommodation and meals
  • Provide Security Briefing to consultant
  • Review all plans/ tools before use
  • Review all reports and provide feedback
  • Liaise with local implementing partners on behalf of the consultant
4. Application
 
Interested candidates are requested to send their resumes and the cover letters in English in electronic format with reference “Baseline study and Inventory of social and community dynamics Bosaso, Somalia ” to the following email addresses: info@mdmfsomalia.org
 
Deadline: 25 June 2016 at 7:00pm        
 
After reviewing the applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone or email.

Vacancy: Regional Reporting Officer
 
Médecins du Monde (MdM) is an international humanitarian organization whose mission is to provide medical care for the most vulnerable populations when they are faced with crisis or exclusion from society, the world over, including France, 
  • to stimulate voluntary commitment from doctors, other health care providers, and from those whose expertise in other fields is needed for its activities, 
  • to enlist all competent support required for the achievement of its projects,
  • to seek at all times to encourage close working relationships with populations in its care.

I – Objective of the role
 
The main mission of the Regional Reporting Officer is to assist with reporting activities on the programs based in Niger, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Somalia and Tanzania, under the authority of the Africa unit manager and in close collaboration with the desk officers, general coordinators, field coordinators and medical coordinators of the countries covered.
 
II – Tasks / Responsibilities
 
1. Improving the quality of documents submitted to the donors 
  • Provide the necessary information to the missions for the drafting of documents: formats, guidelines and donor funding strategies.
  • Make corrections and recommendations in the form of complete and compiled feedback to the missions regarding donor reports and proposals
  • Together with the administrative coordinators, ensure consistency between the narrative and financial parts of reports and proposals
  • Ensure that the indicators used are SMART 
  • Organize individual and/or group working sessions on reports if necessary/possible for better understanding and assimilation of corrective actions
  • Check the corrections made by the missions following feedback from HQ and before sending the reviewed version
2. Improving compliance with donor deadlines
  • Support the GenCos in monitoring the schedule for each document to be submitted to the donors 
  • Based on the schedules, monitor the gap between the theoretical and real dates on which documents are sent by each person involved.
3. Team capacity building: individual and group coaching and training on writing funding requests,
donor reports and donor procedures
  •  Organize individual and group working sessions on donor documents (reports and donors)
  •  Deliver training on donor procedures for the three missions
  • Encourage discussion on reporting practices and creation of donor documents
III - Requirements
  • Master degree in the following or related field: development, international relations, humanitarian management
  • Experience of writing proposals/reports
  • Demonstrated experience of coordinating and preparing strong narrative and financial reports for a variety of donors.
  • Demonstrated experience developing multiple narrative and cost proposals simultaneously
  • Experience developing and working with project budgets 
  • Understanding of various donor compliance 
  • Good personal organizational skills, including time management, ability to meet deadlines as well as working under pressure
  • Excellent level of communication both written and oral 
  • Experience in humanitarian and development context highly appreciated 
  • Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions 
  • Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability and capacity to take initiatives to changing requirements
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural setting
  • Languages: Fluent in English and French.
If you believe you are the ideal candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV to the following email address medecins.du.mondefrance@gmail.com with the title: Regional Reporting Officer.

Closing date will be on 24th June 2016. 

Only shortlisted applicant will be contacted.

No application will be considered after the closing date as well as any application received by phone or in our office

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