UMB School of Medicine PACT Project Documentation Consultancy in Kenya

Call for Expression of Interest

Documentation of the PACT Project Key Achievements, Best Practices, Lessons Learnt and Challenges in Supporting HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Service Delivery in Nairobi County.

Introduction: University of Maryland Baltimore’s (UMB) School of Medicine was established in 1807 and is the 5th oldest medical school in the US. 
UMB’s international health programs are delivered through a global health office (Maryland Global Initiatives Corporation – MGIC) and are housed under the university’s Institute of Human Virology. 

Through these programs UMB has provided advanced training in HIV and infectious diseases to health workers and students around the world; provided technical support to national and regional governments in the development of HIV policies and guidelines and to facility teams for the provision of quality HIV services.
PACT Project Overview: The Partnership for Advanced Care and Treatment (PACT) program has been funded by President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), through a collaborative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services within Nairobi City County. 
The program has been funded since July 2010 and is scheduled to end on 30 September 2016. 
In this program, the University of Maryland, Baltimore has collaborated with Nairobi City County, University of Nairobi and HealthStrat Kenya, an indigenous local organization, to enhance the provision of quality HIV and TB/HIV services in 50 public, private, faith-based and non-governmental health facilities in all the 9 sub-counties of Nairobi.

The Consultancy: As the PACT program approaches the end, UMB is looking to document its achievement through showcasing PACT’s initiatives and innovations and demonstrating the ways in which the funding supported the targeted delivery of quality HIV prevention care and treatment services at county, sub county, facility and community levels. 
In this regard, UMB requires the services of a consultant/consultancy firm to undertake this work. The task entails documenting the evolution of the PACT program and various initiatives born out of the gaps experienced during implementation.

Requirements for the Consultancy
  1. A minimum qualification of Masters in health/social sciences or related field.
  2. Extensive knowledge, skills and experience in HIV&AIDS programming particularly comprehensive care and treatment programs.
  3. Experience in undertaking similar assignments.
  4. Strong methodology and writing capacities.
  5. Proficiency in incorporating photos and other modes of telling stories to highlight achievements.
Duration of Consultancy: The maximum number of days allowable for the assignment shall not exceed thirty (30) days, and (in any case) the consultancy must be finalized on or before 30th June 2016. 
The consultant must be ready to start work immediately upon engagement.

Submission of Expression of Interest
Interested and qualified consultants should request for the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment by Monday 16th May 2016 between 8.00am to 5.00pm at 
Sealed bids containing the technical and financial proposals should dropped at The University of Maryland Programs Kenya Offices located on 6th floor, KREP Centre, off Wood Avenue, Kilimani not later than 25th May 2016 at 12.00 Noon. 
Please indicate the consultancy you are applying for in the title of your email.

The proposals should be addressed to:
The Tender Committee,
University of Maryland Programs / Kenya
P.O. Box 495-00606
Wood, Avenue. 
Nairobi, Kenya

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