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GLOBAL HEALTH SUPPLY CHAIN PROGRAM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE – TANZANIA
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Job title: Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM)-Consultant

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Purpose: To support NACP in Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan 2021 -2026 (HSHSP V) development.
Duration: 20 Work days after signing the contract.
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Background

In the Health Sector HIV and AIDS Strategic Plan IV (HSHSP IV) implementation 2017 – 2022; the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHCDGEC) through the National AIDS Control Program (NACP) intensified the collaborative approach in achieving the intended objectives. The Ministry of Health works closely with President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), Medical Stores Department (MSD), Tanzania Medicines and Medical Devices (TMDA), GPSA, GFATM, PEPFAR, implementing partners and Health Facilities to ensure uninterrupted supply of essential HIV commodities. Furthermore, the quality logistics information at all levels of the system in HIV response is key to attaining the 95, 95, 95 global goals by 2025 (95% PLHIV know their status; 95% of all people diagnosed with HIV enrolled on ART; and 95% of all people 95% of all people receiving ART attained sustainable viral suppression).

Among others, uninterrupted availability of HIV commodities requires quality data for forecasting and supply planning. Improved procurement, efficient distribution to the last mile, record keeping, reporting and ordering; rational use of medicines and laboratory commodities, resource mobilization and sustainability of HIV pharmaceutical and laboratory services.

As the HIV program expands due to increased numbers of clients on Care and Treatment, some challenges including stock outs, stock imbalances, expiry and wastage of HIV commodities are overarching issues that lead to suboptimal utilization of the meagre resources available to the program. In the context of COVID 19, this has obviously affected the supply chains which may affect the gains that have been made so far towards the target of achieving epidemic control. High workload is currently experienced by regional and district logistics staff (laboratory and pharmaceuticals) because of inadequate human resources and inadequate supply chain performance that is attributed to inadequate resource allocation targeting supply chain specific interventions.

Objectives
Provide technical assistance in the development of Health Sector HIV strategic plan V in reference to the previous health sector HIV strategic plan and in alignment with the health sector strategic plan V direction timeline (2021-2026) to ensure continuous availability and appropriate usage of HIV commodities.

Tasks/Activities
  • Provide broad technical assistance and facilitation for the development of HSHSP V in relation to extensive literature review, progress in HSHSP IV with particular attention to relevant HIV/AIDS commodities interventions, strategic outcomes, alignment with Health Strategic Plan direction and timeline.
  • Carryout extensive desk review of available literature and references related to HIV and Commodities interventions linked with HSHSP IV.
  • Review the status of progress to date against the expected results and proposed interventions in your technical area/s as outlined in the HSHSP IV.
  • Clearly identify quantitative and qualitative achievements made to date.
  • Provide an analysis of what has facilitated or impeded progress to date.
  • Provide knowledge and skills to identify, streamline and prioritize existing Public Health Supply Chain Indicators in HSHSP V to ensure efficient and effective HIV/ADS Commodities management responding to adopted programmatic interventions as per guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs).
  • Provide support for timely completion of HSHSP V with focus on strategic outcomes, applicable innovations, pragmatic approach and recommendations to guide implementation of HIV Commodities
  • interventions of the HSSP V in HIV Response towards elimination of HIV and AIDS by 2030.
  • Any other relevant task that the Program and Ministry may assign to HSHSP V development in accordance with the established timeline.

Timeframe
20 working days after contract signing.

Deliverables
Final version of HSHSP V document with well-articulated, clearly defined HIV commodities supply chain strategic objectives.

Place of Performance
Dares Salaam

Travel schedule
N/A
Recommended:
Knowledge and Experience
  • An advanced degree in the field of pharmacy or medical technology
  • At least 10 years of experience particularly in the Health Sector covering service delivery points, national and international levels NB; Sub-Saharan Africa experience desirable and Tanzania experience preferred.
  • Expertise in planning and provision of Health Commodities in the health sector
  • Expertise in reviewing, evaluating and developing strategic plans in health sector programs including the HIV Program.
  • Experience in producing written reports in the English language
  • Equipped to work under pressure alongside efficient and effective communication skills
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team and different stakeholders in the health sector
  • Experience of working in health sector-wide approaches and in decentralized systems
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Method of Application
Proposal Submission and Timelines
  • All submissions have to be sent to ghsc.recruitmenttz@gmail.com. Please indicate in subject line “PSM Consultant – HSHSP V 2021-2026”.
  • Bid submission have to be submitted by October 30th,2021 17:00 EAT.
  • All cost proposals should be broken down by daily rate
  • The work is expected to start once the contract is signed by the contractor.
  • We expect work to commence in November 2021.
  • All proposals should be priced/quoted according to days and deliverables.
  • All travel costs will be covered by the project and therefore does not have to be included in proposal response
  • All proposals should include references and contacts of institutions for which the bidder performed a similar work.
  • Examples of past work are required and should be shown when needed.
  • Estimated LOE is 20 days
  • Duration of activity is from November to December 2021
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Selection Criteria
  • Experience health commodity supply Chain procurement. Documentation of experience including sample of work and organization for which work was performed.
  • References checks.
  • Quality of proposal
  • Pricing
  • The lowest price technical acceptable proposal based on the above criteria will be selected.
Bid submission have to be submitted by October 30th, 2021 17:00 EAT.