Condom Private Sector Mapping Consultancy

Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

Assignment Overview

The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project is supporting the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) – Department of HIV and AIDS to roll-out the National Condom Strategy (2015-2020). The strategic vision for the national comprehensive condom implementation is vested in ensuring a total market approach (TMA). As such, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are vital in the programming to bolster data management, forecasting, and an uninterrupted supply chain. As the Ministry of Health continues to implement a comprehensive approach to condom programming, there is need to facilitate the compilation, sharing, analyses and use of condom data which will be important for better informed decision making by national condom planners.

HP+ is therefore seeking a consultant to conduct an analysis of commercial sector condom procurement and distribution data for strengthened engagement with the public sector around comprehensive condom programming (CCP). The consultant will also be expected to engage relevant stakeholders such as the Pharmacy and Medicines Board (PMB) and Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) among others that may have information on the volume of commercial condoms being imported into Malawi. The information gathered through this mapping exercise will inform an annotated directory of current commercial sector for inclusion into the condom distribution dashboard.
This is a deliverable-based contract. The Consultant will report to the Deputy Director – Technical, and work closely with other Malawi and HQ-based staff, to ensure accuracy and completeness of the data collection exercise and report.

Purpose

This assessment will provide MOHP – DHA, its partners, and other stakeholders with a comprehensive analysis of commercial sector actors currently occupying priority areas related to CCP, as well as identify potential additional opportunities for collaboration and/or future support.

Responsibilities

Consultant’s Responsibilities

  • Identify the top 10 commercial sector condom importers/distributors in Malawi as potential interviewees for this initiative
  • Identify regulatory agencies that may have reliable data on commercial condom imports, testing, or other relevant data
  • Meet with the Malawi Business Coalition for HIV/AIDS to understand their procurement and distribution patterns.
  • Develop interview questionnaire(s) tailored for different types of stakeholders
  • Schedule and conduct interviews
  • Record detailed interview notes from each interview (English) and collect additional information resources if available (e.g., sales and importation data)
  • Generate a detailed report to be reviewed by HP+ staff
  • Develop a summary PowerPoint presentation on findings, and recommendations on the focus of the opportunities identified
  • Participate in periodic calls and meetings with HP+ as necessary and requested by the project; actively communicate with HP+ on issues/delays affecting the assignment

Final Products

  1. Detailed report of the commercial sector initiatives targeting CCP
  2. One-page summary on the scale and scope of commercial sector initiatives and additional opportunities for or recommendations on additional efforts by MOHP-DHA to engage with the private sector to support CCP roll-out through TMA.

Requirements

Requirements

* Master’s degree in a public health, economics, business or other related discipline
* At least 5 years professional work experience
* Strong familiarity with MOHP Condom strategy and priorities and the commercial sector
* Experience developing interview questionnaires, and conducting interviews with senior level officials
* Fluency in English and strong writing, communication, and reporting skills
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to work within tight deadlines
* Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness

Period of Performance

July – August 2019 (20-30 days over 1-2 months)
Interested candidates should submit their CV, proposed timeline, and proposed rate for completing the deliverables by Monday, June 24th.

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