Purpose of the Consultancy
The main objective of this consultancy is to provide technical advice WRO Egypt and EMRO for guiding the packages of services for universal for universal health coverage (UHC-Package) design and implementation in the EMRO countries.
To support the implementation of service packages as follows: 1) the strategic work of the UHC-Package in EMR to achieve UHC through designing implementable packages; and 2) To develop normative guidance and processes for country support in developing UHC Packages 3) To provide technical advice for designing, costing, and resource mobilization for UHC – Packages in countries.
The 2018 Salalah Declaration on UHC in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) recognized defining “Packages of services for universal health coverage (UHC-Package)” under a national health agenda as the basis for formulating a countries vision to advance UHC and devising a roadmap for its realisation. Designing and implementing a UHC Package allows governments to focus their financial, technical, and managerial support on prioritized programs, services and interventions with maximum impact on health and well-being – the third goal of the Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG3). Meanwhile, protracted crises in many EMR countries is forcing them to select affordable packages that respond to the immediate needs of the people in crisis while maintaining essential health services and empowering health system resilience.
There are two simultaneous workstreams on board at the moment. First, developing guidance and tools for the design, costing and resource estimation of UHC-Packages. Second, capacity building and supporting countries in designing and implementing their packages.
For the first workstream, a document on “Development of packages for priority services for Universal Health Coverage (UHC-Package), Key considerations” has been drafted and is being published. The regional office supports several countries in designing their packages using the process described in the document and other WHO tools. In addition, countries are requesting support in costing them and identifying the resources needed for implementation.
The purpose of this consultancy is to support the implementation of service packages as follows: 1) the strategic work of the UHC-Package in EMR to achieve UHC through designing implementable packages; and 2) To develop normative guidance and processes for country support in developing UHC Packages 3) To provide technical support for designing, costing, and resource mobilisation for UHC – Packages in countries.
Planned timelines (subject to confirmation) a total of 11 months:
Start date: 1 November 2023
End date: 30 June 2024
Work to be performed
1. Coordinate with various stakeholders (national authorities and WCOs on one side and the DCP3 team on the other side) to build consensus to develop country UHC-PBP
2. Provide strategic guidance to countries to achieve UHC through developing implementable UHC-Packages.
3. Develop guidance on costing of the UHC-Packages for EMR countries.
4. Develop guidance on human resources policies for UHC-Packages in EMR countries.
5. Develop an online course to guide countries in developing UHC – Packages.
6. Design a regional strategic guidance document on establishing and improving PHC systems towards Universal Health Coverage.
Deliverables for EMRO
1. Design and publish a strategic regional guidance for developing the Universal Health Coverage Priority Benefits Packages (UHC-Packages).
2. Develop and upscale an online training course for the UHC Package to be implemented in Egypt.
3. Develop a multi-criteria decision matrix and other tools for prioritising UHC-Packages interventions and piloting it in the Models of Care countries.
Deliverables for WCO – EGYPT
1. Conduct a consultation and develop guidance for the human resources for implementing the UHC-Packages in countries that have developed their packages.
2. Engage with the WCO Egypt Office to develop guidance for costing the UHC-Packages.
Master’s degree in public health
At least 7 years’ experience in public health and service delivery innovations. International experience is mandatory for international consultants
Skills/ Technical knowledge
Excellent knowledge of health systems, stakeholder analysis, and service delivery. Familiarity with the WHO system
Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of Arabic and French are assets
Medical clearance : The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.
Travel (If travel is involved, a medical certificate of fitness for work will be required.) All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance. Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.
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