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Project/Proposal:

DAFPAK – PSSD 

Period of Performance: 

(December 1, 2020 to February 02, 2021] Two months from first day of joining with 45 working days 

Agreement Type: (Select one):

Estimated LOE (days) 45 days


Background

The DFID ‘Delivering Accelerated Family Planning in Pakistan (DAFPAK): PSSD- Public Sector Service Delivery’ is a part of the DAFPAK programme funded by the Department of International Development (DFID). The 3.5-year programme aims to increase access to family planning services; and improve quality of client-centred services such that more women, including adolescents are able to safely plan their pregnancies and improve their sexual reproductive health. The expected outcome for the programme is 11.9 million CYPs generated by expanded access to FP services; 55,000 additional users of family planning and an increase in modern CPR from 26.1 at the baseline to 33.9.

Palladium and its consortium partners, Pathfinder, the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (FPAP), IPAS and Aahung will strengthen the quality of service provision in the public sector (across 30+ districts in three provinces Punjab, Sindh and KPK) by:

Increasing access to FP services:

  • Building capacities of government health/FP facility staff on integration of services, improving clinical quality and expanding the range of contraceptives offered.
  • Training community workers (LHWs) to expand the FP services that they offer.
  • Establishing new procedures in health facilities to better integrate services.

 Improved quality of client-centred FP services:

  • Building capacities of the government health/FP facility staff on client-centred/unbiased counselling.
  • Building capacities of government health/FP facility staff on improving clinical quality of FP service provision.
  • Improving quality assurance systems involving district health management teams, including clinical waste management.

Beyond building capacities of district health teams, health facility staff and community-based workers the project will focus on sustainably changing behaviours of providers, systemic changes and commitments through engagement with district and provincial level governments, health management teams, providers and communities. 

Assignment Background:

DAFPAK-PSSD Team has conducted competency based training for facility based health care providers to enable them deliver quality family planning services. The project also aims to support district management in strengthening of health systems at facility level and technically support in overcoming the gaps in all three provinces. The main purpose will be to assess all systems and identify gaps in close consultation with district and health facility management.

Specific Tasks and Deliverables

Technical assistance is needed is to conduct assessment of health facilities as per standard checklist around different family planning systems – HR, supply chain, data management, referral mechanism, service delivery, Infection prevention and control practices as well as data recording for quality improvement.

The consultant/trainer will be expected to cover 10-15 facilities per district (Kasur, Swabi, Mardan, Tharpartkar and Mitiari) The number and type of health facilities will vary from district  to district depending on the type of facility (DHQ, THQ, RHC and BHU+).

Tasks

Deliveries

Review and finalize the HFA checklist in consultation with QI team

Final health facility checklist

Conduct orientation on district health officials on HFA 

District/province wise visit plan

Introduce quality improvement process in all targeted HFs

 

Conduct periodic assessments of targeted  HFs

HF wise assessment reports with 1-2 pager narrative report

Support in analysis of findings and identification of gaps during HFA

HF wise assessment reports with 1-2 pager narrative report

Present findings/observations to HF teams and district management and prepare action plans

HFA photos

Facilitate in implementation of QI process as and when required

 

Prepare and submit activity reports

HF wise assessment reports with 1-2 pager narrative report

Coordinate with M&E team to ensure recording and reporting of the assessment reports

Any other MOV as required by M&E - DAFPAK PSSD

Evaluation Criteria:

Medical Doctor, Lady Health Visitor , Master Degre with relevant experience (only female candidates)

Family planning expertise: Having background in family planning service delivery with experience of conducting health facility assessment for FP systems

Knowledge of supportive supervision system and district health system will be beneficial

Good understanding of supply chain systems, data management and infection prevention and control systems

Good communication and documentation skills

Pathfinder is committed to providing: equal employment opportunities, terms and conditions of employment consistent with the principles of equal opportunity, and an environment that supports and promotes self-development and job satisfaction for all eligible employees. Pathfinder recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity/expression, disability, handicap, or any other category protected by law





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