Consultant Terms of Reference
Outreach, Training and Supportive Supervision Plus (OTSS+) Manual Consultant
PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world’s most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI’s core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.psi.org
The US Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI) Impact Malaria project is PMI’s flagship global malaria service delivery project, helping to improve the quality and increase the delivery of malaria diagnosis and treatment services in up to 27 countries around the world. PMI Impact Malaria is a USAID contract hosted and led by PSI as the prime contractor.
PMI Impact Malaria works with national malaria control programs to help tackle these challenges by:
- Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the right medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to patients in need, in the timeliest manner.
- Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, by helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.
- Strengthening malaria health systems and the use of data for decision-making to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.
The PMI Impact Malaria team is a results focused, multi-disciplined and multi-cultured team, based out of Washington DC, working through PSI country offices as well as through our partners Jhpiego, MCDI and UCSF.
Working in partnership with WHO, PMI Impact Malaria will engage a consultant to support the development of a technical and operational manual to be published by WHO for use by National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) managers and partners to describe how countries can improve the quality of malaria service delivery through the Outreach, Training and Supportive Supervision Plus (OTSS+) approach. The consultant to work with WHO to prepare a draft document for review by a committee of experts, led by WHO, to provide inputs and recommendations that the consultant will incorporate before document finalization.
The OTSS+ Manual Consultant will:
- Conduct an extensive literature review on existing documentation on OTSS and OTSS+ in PMI-supported countries across sub-Saharan Africa
- Collaborate with the WHO to draft a technical and operational OTSS+ manual that NMCP managers and their partners can use to implement this approach in their countries
- Present the manual to a committee of experts and incorporate the committee’s inputs and recommendations into the document to produce a final document for publication
- WHO-validated technical and operational OTSS+ manual
The total number of days for this consultancy is 140 working days (1 day = 8 hours), with work currently estimated to be completed between February 1, 2020 to July 30, 2020. The consultant will have at least monthly meetings with the supervisor to review past progress and upcoming work and deliverables.
6. Preferred Qualifications for Consultant:
- Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field such as public health, medicine, laboratory sciences, microbiology, or epidemiology
- Demonstrated experience working with the WHO
- A minimum of ten years of professional experience in malaria diagnosis and case management programming and policy development with an emphasis on service delivery and facility-level quality assurance
- Proven ability to convert complex findings into easily understandable and digestible information
- Excellent writing skills in English
- Ability to collect and integrate feedback from multiple stakeholders
- Experience and excellence in working with a large and diverse team