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  • Posted: May 5, 2021
    Deadline: May 5, 2021
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  • The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
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     Job Description/Requirements

    Background

    Kenya, like the rest of the world, recognizes the serious threat that the on-going COVID-19 outbreak poses. The continued spread of the virus poses a burden to an already weakened health system in Kenya, characterized by inadequate health personnel, inequity in the distribution of health facilities, inadequate budgetary allocation, inadequate equipment & commodities and a high burden of disease.

    The country has now recorded COVID-19 cases in all 47 Counties. Readiness to respond to COVID-19 pandemic requires health facilities to not only have adequate health infrastructure including critical care beds with functional ventilators and oxygen, but also adequate supply of medical commodities including personal protective equipment (PPE), Infection prevention materials and appropriate drugs. Availability and implementation of COVID sensitive screening and referral systems is critical, as is human resource who are trained, knowledgeable and motivated to respond to COVID-19.

    It is therefore imperative to understand the level of readiness of health facilities in terms of actual availability of medical supplies, infrastructure and equipment, support systems as well as availability of health workers in adequate numbers and skills. This will aid in adequate planning to ensure that health facilities have the necessary resources to respond to the pandemic at any one time.
    WHO has developed international technical guidance available for countries to support them to conduct health systems preparedness and performance monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Health is currently using this suite of tools to regularly collect selected information from high level facilities and facilities designated as COVID-19 isolation centres as well as selected primary care facilities. The information collected will supplement the routine data on COVID-19 and related services to help in assessing overall preparedness in response and mitigation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The data for this assessment will be collected electronically using KOBO Collect platform into which the research assistants will enter data as they interview the respondents by telephone.

    Roles and responsibilities of the Consultancy

    The consultant will work closely with the MoH-Kenya and WHO to customize Covid-19 facility assessment tools on the KoboCollect platform and support data collection during this assessment. More specifically, the consultant will be responsible for:

    • Questionnaire customization and programming in KOBOCollect including skip logic, validation, data pre-loading etc.
    • Creation of personalized user accounts for security and accountability.
    • Data storage, security, backups and disaster recovery.
    • Training for both enumerators and Supervisors.
    • Real-time reports to facilitate remote supervision and monitoring.
    • Regular data cleaning and CSV data download.
    • Full-time dedicated data management and technical support during data collection.

    Key Deliverables

    • Customized Assessment tools in KoboCollect.
    • Training Manual developed.
    • Technical documentation of the KoboCollect data collection tools.

    Duration

    This consultancy is for a total of 40 working days.

    Activity

    Consultancy Days

    **Inception Report

    1

    Questionnaire customization and programming in KOBOCollect

    10

    Testing and validation of the data collection platform

    5

    Training for both enumerators and Supervisors

    5

    Full-time dedicated data management and technical support during data collection

    14

    Development of technical documentation and training manual

    5

    Total

    40

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Bachelors, Masters or Higher degree in computer science, information systems, public health preferred, with specialized skills in programming/software development;
    2. Experience working with KoboCollect Toolbox or ODK.
    3. Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in health information systems and demonstrated problem-solving capability in undertaking similar tasks.
    4. Minimum two (2) years’ experience in developing electronic data collection tool using KoboCollect or ODK.
    5. Understanding of the health information systems at Ministry of Health;
    6. Experience working with the Ministries of health, WHO or any other international organization in similar or higher capacity will be an added advantage

    Skills and Competencies

    1. The expected skills and competencies for this assignment include:
    2. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in KoboCollect, or ODK.
    3. Strong interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and ability to collaborate with multiple diverse groups across teams;
    4. Innovativeness, creativity, passion and willingness to adopt and share new ideas;

    This assignment may also require additional competencies that include:

    1. Ability to work with minimal supervision,
    2. Ability to work under tight deadlines,
    3. Fluent written and spoken English.

    Contracting Terms

    The Consultant will be engaged by WHO on an Agreement of Performance of Work (APW) between April and June 2021.

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    Study Coordinator for Covid-19 Health Facility Assessment

     Job Description/Requirements

    Background

    As health systems around the world continue to respond to the threat of COVID-19, governments also face the enormous task of ensuring they continue to meet all the health needs of their populations from response to the needs arising from COVID-19, to ensuring that essential services continue for the rest of the population. Kenya has now recorded COVID-19 cases in all 47 Counties.

    Readiness to respond to COVID-19 pandemic requires health facilities to not only have adequate health infrastructure including critical care beds with functional ventilators and oxygen, but also adequate supply of medical commodities including personal protective equipment (PPE), Infection prevention materials and appropriate drugs. Availability and implementation of COVID sensitive screening and referral systems is critical, as is human resource who are trained, knowledgeable and motivated to respond to COVID-19.

    In response to this, the Kenya Ministry of Health has set up a routine health systems monitoring mechanism to provide regularly updated information on the status of service delivery for and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This assessment utilizes a suite of tools to regularly collect selected information from high level facilities and facilities designated as COVID-19 isolation centres, as well as selected primary care facilities. The information collected will supplement the routine data on COVID-19 and related services to help in assessing overall preparedness in response and mitigation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Report and other products from this assessment needs a quick turnaround given the urgent need for the current information. A project coordinator is required to facilitate redesigning of the assessment tools, guide analysis work to meet report structure and develop the report for the assessment.

    Roles and responsibilities of the Consultancy

    The main roles of this consultancy include the following:

    1. Support the contextualization of the COVID-19 assessment tools (Case
    2. Management, Continuity of essential services and Community perspectives) to fit the local Kenyan setting.
    3. Update the tools as necessary based on changes in the country and at assessed facilities, following discussion and consensus by the larger team.
    4. Testing of the mobile application ahead of field deployment.
    5. Allocation of assessment facilities to individual data collectors.
    6. Coordination of data collection among data collectors including working with the data team to provide replacement facilities where necessary.
    7. Maintenance of a list of assessed facilities in conjunction with the data analysis team.
    8. Coordination of final report preparation including allocation of writing sections to individual team members.
    9. Ensuring the final assessment products are completed: final report, PowerPoint presentation and policy brief(s) if applicable.

    Qualifications and Experience

    1. Bachelors, Masters or Higher degree in a health science and public health
    2. preferred, with specialized skills in report writing
    3. Experience working with Health facility assessments in the context of COVID.
    4. Minimum five (5) years’ experience in health systems and demonstrated problem solving capability in undertaking similar tasks.
    5. Demonstrated experience managing a similar project
    6. Understanding of the health information systems at Ministry of Health;
    7. Experience working with the Ministries of health, WHO or any other international organization in similar or higher capacity will be an added advantage
    8. Skills and Competencies
    9. The expected skills and competencies for this assignment include:
    10. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in health report writing.
    11. Strong interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and ability to collaborate with
    12. multiple diverse groups across teams;
    13. Attention to detail, innovativeness, creativity, passion and willingness to adopt and share new ideas;

    This assignment may also require additional competencies that include:

    1. Ability to work with minimal supervision,
    2. Ability to work under tight deadlines,
    3. Fluent written and spoken English.

    Contracting Terms

    The Consultant will be engaged by WHO on an Agreement of Performance of Work (APW) between April and June 2021.

    Method of Application

    Qualified Kenyan Nationals should submit a cover letter with updated Curriculum Vitae based on the TORs by 05 May 2021 using the email address: [email protected]

    Applications are required from individuals who meet the criteria.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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