Request for Proposal (RFP): Contractor to support the Revision and Consolidation of the WHO Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance System Guidance for HIV in the health sector (PMS): 2015/HTM/HIV/0
World Health Organization | Published June 26, 2015 - Deadline July 8, 2015
Over the last years, WHO as well as development partners have published a range of guiding documents which have relevance for the generation and use of strategic information for the health sector response. In some areas, this existing guidance needs to be updated or complemented with additional information.
The release of WHO’s 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of ARV Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection is an opportune time to review country patient monitoring systems and consider elements that may require updates and whether data collected through current monitoring systems need to be complemented with additional information to adequately capture evolving HIV programmes.
Following the release of the above guideline, WHO is developing a “Consolidated guidance on strategic information (SI) for the HIV health sector response” for release in 2015 that brings together existing M&E guidance in various programme areas; reviews and update current indicators for better clarity; deletes obsolete indicators; fills gaps in currently available M&E guidance; and clearly specify core set of indicators to monitor the health sector HIV response. This consolidated SI guide will help programme managers to assess the effectiveness of interventions and linkages between services along the cascade of treatment and care for HIV, and also put a system in place (the PMS) to collect individual and population-level outcomes, including toxicity and adverse events, drug resistance, viral suppression, mortality, and survival to assess programme impact. The WHO Patient and Program Monitoring Systems (PMS) Guidance (set of generic tools) will also need to be updated in line with evolving HIV care and treatment interventions, and updated SI guidance.
The proposed PMS guidance will be reviewed and simplified to reflect current and new recommendations thereby providing a comprehensive system to collect individual and population-level outcomes (including toxicity and adverse events, drug resistance, viral suppression, mortality, survival and incidence) and assess the impact of programmes.
The primary target audience for PMS guidance are national programme managers and M&E officers with the responsibility to plan, manage and report on HIV health sector interventions, health care providers, and health workers who are involved in the collection and use of data at the subnational level. A secondary audience are development partners and other entities that would be harmonizing data elements and reporting on aspects of the health sector response to HIV.
The patient monitoring guidance will be elaborated in close collaboration and consultation with experts, development partners, country and civil society representatives at global level.
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The main aim of this consultancy is technical development and writing of the WHO Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance System Guidance for HIV in the health sector.
II. Scope of Work
The assignment is from 20 July 2015 to 31 march 2016, for a maximum of 132 days.
Develop the new WHO PMS guidance
Draft chapters and annexes of the new WHO PMS guidance based on literature review, input from partners and expert members of the technical working group under WHO supervision;
Update the PPMS patient cards and registers, reporting tools, minimum data set;
Quality control and consistency : Quality assured document, internally consistent and aligned with other global guidance and standards
Review all contributions for technical accuracy and provide comments to contributors in consultation with WHO.
Ensure technical consistency across all sections of the document.
Cross check for complementarity of sections, identify gaps and updated 2015 WHO treatment ARV guideline
Ensure technical consistency with 2015 Consolidated SI guideline and
Write up a situation analysis (assessment of current practices, major gaps and opportunities) by summarizing already existing documentation: like WHO case studies (5 countries), WHO 2013 3ILPMS consultation report, Global Fund landscape analysis reports
IV. Timeframe & Deliverables
Deliverable 1 :Write up a situation analysis, due 30 August 2015.
Deliverable 2 :Writing of the new WHO PMS guidance, due 30 March 2016.
V. Performance monitoring
The contractual partner will work under the supervision of Technical Officer, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS.
The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis.
VI. Location and Travel
The contractor is expected to work remotely, with regular communication with the WHO technical focal points for this work.
Physical presence in Geneva may be required 3-4 times during the assignment, encompassing 1-2 weeks. Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). The Contractor shall verify that all Contractor Personnel is legally entitled to travel to the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, including Switzerland.
3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT
Postgraduate degree in public health or epidemiology
Mandatory: At least 5 years’ experience in epidemiology or disease monitoring including especially in resource-poor settings.
Desirable at least 3 years experience in patient monitoring of HIV care and ART in resource-poor settings.
III. Skills and Competencies
The work will require experience with HIV programme monitoring and epidemiology, international partner coordination and collaboration, excellent communication and writing skills in English, familiarity and experience with the International Organizations.
Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of HIV and Hepatitis would be an asset.
4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
No later than 8 July 2015, 12:00 CET the bidder shall submit:
An email with the proposal in the form of a daily rate
An updated CV.
Email for submissions of proposal: firstname.lastname@example.org (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/007)
Mailing address for submission of proposal:
World Health Organization
Mrs MariaIsabella PORTORICO
Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/007
20, Avenue Appia
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