REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTREST(REOI)-CONSULTANT

July 11, 2024
Application ends: August 2, 2024

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GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE

MINISTRY OF HEALTH

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTREST(REOI)

( CONSULTING SERVICE- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT)

TITLE; HIRING OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE DIRECTORATE OF DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL TO STRENGTHEN PROGRAM CAPACITY

 

Country: Republic of Sierra Leone

Name of Project: Strengthening System for health and scaling up of high Impact
Interventions for HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria to attain Universal

Health Coverage under New Funding Model (NFM 3) Grant.

Procurement No.: MOI/PRGENCB/2024/07/001/22

The Government of Sierra Leone has received financing from the Global Fund towards
continuing support to HIV, Tuberculosis, Malaria and COVID-19 programs under the
NFM3 grants. The Directorate of Discase Prevention and Control (DPC) is one of the
directorates in the Ministry of Health. The directorate of DPC is the umbrella body

coordinating the following health programs:
National AIDS Control Program
National TB and Leprosy Control Program
National Malaria Control Program

National Neglected Tropical Disease Program
National Hepatitis Control Program

The directorate coordinates and ensures the effective planning of infectious disease
prevention and control by the ministry, but has not been functional since 2021.The Ministry
of Health recognizes this important role of the directorate and recently appointed a director

to reactivate and lead the directorate.

The work of the Directorate of Discase Prevention and Control is based on three key
initiatives prioritized to support effective planning of disease prevention and control in

Sierra Leone These three initiatives include:
Governance and Leadership.

2 Integration, Collaboration and Decentralization
3. Strategic information and Innovation

Through the governance and leadership pillar, the directorate will strengthen program
leaderships and governance systems through organizational capacity assessment and
reforms. The directorate will provide a strategic direction and oversight on issues of
integration, collaboration and decentralization and establish and maintain partnerships for
the benefit of the programs and the ministry as a whole.

The directorate has no structures and there is minimal capacity to support and provide
effective oversight in the HIV, TB, and Malaria programs. Coupled with the fact that
repeated assessments of the HIV, TB, and Malaria Programs have consistently identified
significant gaps in the human resource capacity in HIV, TIB, and Malaria, this directorate
needs to be strengthened and provided the needed support to effectively coordinate the
program activities.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) through its sub-structure, the Integrated Health Projects
Administration Unit (I IPAU) intends to apply part of the proceeds for the hiring of a
Technical Assistance to support the Directorate of Discase Prevention and Control to
strengthen program capacity.

Roles and responsibilities:

The consultant shall provide the following services

1. Global ‘und and other partners. Develop systems to track and evaluate the impact of interventions supported by the
2. consolidated organizational planning, coordination and integration of the work of HIV. Support the directorate to establish and maintain an effective management system for

TB and Malaria programs.

3. Support the directorate to provide effective leadership, strategic direction. and
oversight for the planning, organization, integration, coordination, and control of HIV.
TB and Malaria.

4. approaches to the assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation or Provides technical support and guidance to managers, including epidemiological

infectious discase program activities.

5 Provide technical and strategic support in the overall assessment of health trends. the
patterns and distribution of HIV, TB and Malaria.

6. Supervise the analysis of causes and risk factors for specific diseases and utilize data to

inform decision-making and development of policies and strategies

7. Support the establishment and readjustment of HIV, TB and Malaria control priorities
and recommend changes in the norms and guidelines for disease control programs

8. Build capacity of HIV, TB and Malaria program staff on project coordination,

management and leadership

9. Conduct implementation research to support decision-making on HIV, TB and Malaria
10. Support resource mobilization through grant preparation and domestic financing
I1. Any other duty assigned by the Director of Disease Prevention and Control

Overall Deliverables;

I. Report on the review of existing HIV, TB and Malaria data systems

2. Report on the established M &E system for the Directorate of Disease Prevention and
Control

3. Roadmap to monitor implementation of activities by the three disease programs
4. Build capacity of members of the directorate and the programs
5. Semester HIV, TB and Malaria mega data analysis and report
6. Secure three research grants to support early career researchers

7. Secure at least one large research of $ 500,000 United States Dollars grants to support
program data science.

Qualifications And Experience:

2. The Ministry of Health in a capacity as the Principal Recipient, through the Integrated
Health Projects Administration Unit (lPAU) now invites eligible individuals
(Consultants) to express their interests in providing the services. Interested individuals
must provide adequate and appropriate information (academic professional
certificates and updated CVs), which demonstrate that they have the required
competencies, requisite academic qualification(s) and relevant experience (capacity
and capability) to perform the services.

The shortlisting and selection criteria shall be based on the following minimum
qualification and experience:

Postgraduate qualification in Epidemiology, Infectious Disease and Public Health
A Medical Doctor with a minimum of Master in Public Health, Infectious Discase and
Epidemiology

A minimum of 10 years of experience working in at least one of the following I Il V, T9
or Malaria

Demonstrate leadership roles in previous capacity.

Must demonstrate in the following to be able to provide technical guidance:
Must be proficient in written and spoken English

Computer and software literate (word, excel, PowerPoint, Stata, SPSS, R, GIS ctc)
Excellent communication skills and team player
Resource mobilization capacity.

3. Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant
Selection Method set out in the National Public Procurement Authority of 2016
and its attendant Regulations.

4 The type of contract will be Lump Sum and the contract duration will be between 30

36 months.

5. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 0900hrs to

17000hrs.

6. Expression of interest must be delivered in hard copy or submitted via email to the
addresses below on or before Friday 2″ August 2024, at 4:00 P.M (Sierra Leone time)
and must be specifically marked on the outer envelope “HIRING OFTECINICAL
ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE DIRECTORATE OF DISEASE
PREVENTION AND CONTROL TO STRENGTHEN PROGRAM
CAPACITY” and addressed to the address hereunder.

The team lead- Fund Management Specialist
Ministry of Health (Sub- Office)
Integrated Health Projects Administration Unit (1PAU)
23 Cantonment Road, Off Kingharman Road
Freetown, Sierra leone
msbah(@mohsihbpau. gov.sl  copy aujallohÇ@mohsihpau.gov.sl