HRH Kenya Mechanism
Scope of Work
Consultancy for WISN Study at the Nakuru and Migori County Health Department
Background and Objectives: USAID-funded Human Resource for Health (HRH) Kenya is a five year mechanism (2016-2021) implemented by IntraHealth International inc. in collaboration with Amref Health Africa and Strathmore Business School.
The Mechanism works with the national and county governments and, lead training and satellite institutions and, other stakeholders to strengthen the health workforce to achieve improved health outcomes in 27 high disease-burden counties.
The program objectives are being met principally through providing technical support in strengthening HR systems to the national and county governments. The Mechanism illustrates the essential role an empowered and responsive workforce plays when linked to disease epidemiology at the site level, resulting in achieving desired health outcomes in HIV/AIDS; reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and family planning.
The Mechanism also demonstrates that health workers will be empowered to play their optimal roles when training prepares them for their jobs, county HRH management systems are effective, and accurate workforce information informs decisions.
Within this mandate, HRH Kenya Mechanism has planned to undertake a WISN study in Migori and Nakuru County.
Broad Objective of the WISN Study: The WISN study intends to establish the workload and determine evidence based staffing requirement to undertake the workload in 19 facilities in the county governments of Nakuru and Migori.
It will also provide the gap/excess between current and required number of staff in comparison to MOH HRH staffing norms and standards. The aim of the study is to explore alternative methods in determining evidence-based staffing requirements to support counties, HRH planners and policy makers.
Specific Objectives of the WISN Study:
- Establish the workload of the different levels of health facilities in Migori and Nakuru Counties based on the available service statistics.
- Determine the workload of the different cadres of HWs providing the health services based on the service statistics.
- Determine the number of HWs required in providing the health services based on the service statistics.
- Establish the staffing gaps in order to guide recruitment and deployment plans.
- Determine the number of HWs required in providing integrated HIV services in relation to achievement of the 90. 90.90 targets amongst the critical cadres for HIV services.
- Determine the cadres of staff whose shortage is most critical based on workload.
- Establish the level of facilities with the highest staffing gaps in relation to integrated HIV service and RMNCAH services.
- Explore whether WISN provides an alternative methods in determining evidence-based staffing requirements to support counties, HRH planners and policy makers in comparison to the HRH norms and standards 2014.
Purpose of the Consultancy: To provide consultancy services in undertaking the WISN study in Migori and Nakuru County through refinement of the methodology, training of the WISN team as well supporting in conducting the study through field work and remote technical assistance.
Responsibility of the Consultant: The consultant role will be to provide the most effective technical approach in undertaking the WISN study and build capacity of the HRH Kenya Mechanism technical team and the county task force and expert working group in undertaking similar studies.
More specifically the role includes the following key tasks:
1. Utilizing lesson learned from previous HR studies to refine the study methodology to ensure its technical soundness.
2. Conduct WISN 3.5 days training for the HRH Kenya Mechanism technical team, county task force and expert group to build their capacity towards undertaking similar studies.
3. Provide technical assistance in establishment and validation of activity standards, field verification of data in sample facilities (compare primary data to electronic DHIS2 data).
4. Provide technical assistance in application of appropriate methods to assess activity standards for routine health services for which there are no direct service statistics.
5. Technical guidance in support data collection, processing, analysis and report writing.
6. Provide technical support in analyzing and interpreting results to determine staff requirements based on workload indicators, documenting the results, report writing and presentation.
a. Refined study methodology documented in the final WISN study concept.
b. Verification and advising on the correct WISN team to undergo training.
c. WISN training content and a training report documenting the process and number of participants.
d. Documented activity standards for Nakuru and Migori county per staff cadres and categories under study,
e. Field verification of data in sample facilities (compare primary data to electronic data), and report of the activity standards for routine health services for which there are no direct service statistics.
f. Final report of the WISN study for Nakuru and Migori County that establishes staff requirements based on workload indicators and activity standards.
Duration of consultancy: The consultant will have 14 days including travel days to undertake the assignment including training content preparation.
Additional support beyond the 14 days will be provided offsite where need arises and will be formally requested through the Intrahealth Kenya Country Director.
The travel logistics and accommodation for the consultant will be undertaken by Intrahealth Kenya Office.
The consultancy commences immediately after the signing of the contract and is anticipated to run from June 9, 2018 to July 30, 2018.
Required Skills and Experience
Experience: Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience that combines consultative engagement and demonstrated experience in undertaking WISN study in the health sector using WHO methodology.
Language Requirements: Excellent English writing and presentation skills.
Institutional Framework and Team contacts
- The consultant will work directly with Senior Technical Manager – HRH Leadership and Management (principal investigator) and the co- principal investigators.
- The Knowledge Management and Communication Manager shall support the work to ensure that the final documents are properly branded.
Qualified Consultants should submit both financial and technical proposal to Jackline Moraa on email@example.com on or before 5.00pm, May 30, 2018
Tracking Code: 3427-200.2.1: