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VAGA : WHO – Consultant (M&E component of National Health Develoment), Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 28/08/2019 15:23
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Consultant (M&E component of National Health Develoment)

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: External consultant

Contract duration: 35 days (from 9th September to 13th October, 2019) 

Primary Location: Guinea-Bissau; Bissau

Organization: WCO Guinea-Bissau

Schedule: Full-time

Closing Date: Sep 17, 2019, 11:59:00 PM


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The Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau is the institution that provides the political and strategic tools to lead and guide the development of the health sector.

The first National Health Development Plan 1998-2002 (PNDS I) was prepared in the context of a health policy aimed to consolidate the Primary Health Care, improving access to health services, equitable distribution of resources, and the functioning of health services including quality of care, decentralization of health system services, definition and development of a human resources policy, and better intersectoral collaboration. However, the implementation of PNDS I was compromised due to the military and political situation of June 1998.

Subsequently, the Ministry of Health launched the second National Health Development Plan 2008-2017 (PNDS II), based on the National Poverty Reduction Document (DENARP). The purpose of this strategic document was to implement and promote “Health for all Guineans”, but the country’s successive institutional instability again negatively influenced the effective implementation of PNDS II. A review of the PNDS II highlighted a number of weaknesses in the document that prevented its implementation, including: monitoring and evaluation, formative supervision, improving working conditions, training and implementing a political dialogue to improve coordination with partners.

With the shift in the global socio-economic context from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there was also an emphasis in the concept of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Health systems focused on equitable and efficient health services delivery are the paramount to improve the health status of the population. In this way, many global initiatives incorporated health systems strengthening into country support packages, and Guinea Bissau has benefited from this component.

Health systems require a robust monitoring strategy that enables decision makers to track their progress and performance in order to assess the impact of interventions. Furthermore, the use of results-based funding mechanisms and joint annual health sector reviews has increased the demand for reliable and timely information. This implies the need to define fundamental indicators of health system performance and implement appropriate strategies to generate and verify the necessary information in a feasible and sustainable manner.

For the health sector in Guinea-Bissau, the third National Health Development Plan (PNDS III) will allow the Ministry of Health to demonstrate an organized and strategic way to manage health problems. To monitor progress in achieving the results and targets set in the PNDSIII, support the decision-making process, and report to the various donors of the health sector in Guinea Bissau, the MoH through the Directorate General of Health Systems Administration ( DGASS) is preparing the PNDSIII Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (PNDSIII M & E Plan).

The PNDSIII M & E Plan aims to be the guiding document for monitoring and evaluation of the National Health Strategy with a multisectoral approach and strongly oriented by the SDGs.

This exercise will be done in coordination with the various existing working groups to ensure that all the challenges of PNDSIII are addressed. The selection of indicators that will make up the Logical Framework matrix should also take into account vulnerable groups, benchmarks (mission, vision and values) and health system components endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Against this background, WHO would like to engage the service of an international consultant to develop PNDSIII M & E Plan.


The overall objective of the assignment is to develop the PNDS III 2018-2022 Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for the Republic of Guinea Bissau.

Specific objectives/Tasks:

  1. Conduct a desk reviews of critical documents and analyses of existing to M&E plans;
  2. Conduct the mapping of different M&E systems of the various health programs at Ministry of Health level and see their functionality and need for improvement;
  3. To hold technical consultative meetings and policy dialogue with stakeholders at national and sub national levels;
  4. Building on the findings, develop a comprehensive PNDSIII M&E Plan;
  5. Identify relevant indicators to be included in PNDSIII M & E Plan. The selection of indicators, definition and the establishment of SMART targets should be done in coordination with institutions and programs in a consensus based;
  6. Identify the data sources for each indicator, develop the metadata, data quality assurance, reporting and dissemination mechanism;
  7. Develop a ToR for the monitoring and evaluation working group;
  8. Develop a plan for strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to conduct PNDS 2018-2022 monitoring, evaluation and review activities in collaboration with partners and other stakeholders;
  9. Facilitate stakeholders’ validation and consensus building workshop to finalize the PNDSIII M&E Plan.


  1. Final draft of the PNDS III M&E Plan developed, including: Matrix of indicators selected by pillars and programs; fact sheets including calculation methods; M&E logical framework and joint periodic review mechanism;
  2. Validation workshop with Stakeholders to finalize the PNDS III M&E Plan conducted;
  3. Terms of Reference for M&E Working Group developed;
  4. Consultancy report documenting the process and lessons learnt, best practices and challenges regarding the current PNDS III M&E Plan implementation.


Essential: University Degree in social science, political science, health science, statistics and postgraduate studies in public policy management, public health and / or related fields;

Desirable: Master Degree in Public health or Management science.


Essential: 10 to 15 years of experience in Health Systems Strengthening;

Desirable: Experience of working in resource-limited countries or fragile states setting.

Use of Language skills

Essential:  Expert knowledge of Portuguese.

Desirable: Knowledge of French is an advantage.

Knowledge and Skills

Excellent analytical and writing skills, good interpersonal and networking skills, facilitation skills and team player, advanced computer literacy skills including proficiency in word processing packages (e.g. Word) and presentation packages (e.g. Power point).

Specific skills required:

  1. Technical expertise in designing health systems policies and strategies particularly M&E plans and guidelines;
  2. Demonstrated ability to provide, negotiate and present sound methodological and technical advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners;
  3. Demonstrated ability to analyse political context and interact and negotiate effectively with multiple interests at the political level;
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the Ministry of Health and with stakeholders at the national and sub-national levels;
  5. Knowledge of the health systems situation, stakeholders and context in Guinea Bissau is an advantage.
  6. A team player and prepared to work in a resource scare environment;
  7. Demonstrated ability to innovate, integrate, synergize and communicate complex ideas in Portuguese, verbally and in writing;
  8. Ability to monitor and communicate progress in terms of process and results
  9. IT proficiency.


Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

The value of the consultancy will be according to the international table of the United Nations System (SNU). The consultancy will start when the consultant arrives in Guinea Bissau. This is a P3-level consultancy with a total remuneration of $8,750. The contract includes the air ticket plus per diem of USD 155 per day as per SNU Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) for Bissau effective May 1, 2017.

The first 25% tranche of the remuneration will be paid in the beginning of the consultancy and the remaining 75% upon completion and delivery of the requested products and report to WHO which including boarding pass and hotel receipt.




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