Consultant: Facilitate & Conduct Orientation Trainings for MoH
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Project Overview and Role

Background and context


Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID and PEPFAR- funded organization whose mandate is to support the National and County governments to increase domestic resources for health. HP+ support is specifically intended to contribute to increased, sustainable, predictable, and adequate financing for health programs including HIV and AIDS. To this end, HP+ continues to provide enhanced capacity in planning and budgeting with focus on PBB, evidence generation and health budget advocacy to both the national government and the county governments.

The malaria programme review of the Kenya malaria strategy (KMS) 2009-2018 (revised 2014) found that there was low absorption of funding allocated for malaria control interventions. The review also revealed lack of linkages between the programmatic targets and funding as well as financing to outcomes and no clear mechanism to track financial data at all levels. Some of the reasons presented for the suboptimal performance was lack of capacity among programme staff especially in planning and budgeting.

HP+ will therefore organize a training for selected technical staff and support staff of the Division of the National Malaria Programme (DNMP) on planning and budgeting in the public sector including programme based budgeting. As a way to strengthen DNMP's agenda in sustainable financing for Malaria the training seeks to equip the team with the necessary skills to fully participate in the MTEF and budget discussion with the aim of influencing domestic resources allocation. Planning and budgeting skills will also allow them to link programmatic targets and outcomes to financing as well as track their expenditures for better absorptive capacities. With better planning, budgeting and absorption the team will be better placed to advocate for more funding for malaria control interventions. The session will also share the overall scope of the HP+ support to health financing and work together to identify strategies for domestic resource mobilization for health and especially malaria control activities, understand, concepts and approaches to planning and budgeting with focus on PBB, share evidence and explore means of enhancing efficiency in resource allocation and use of available resources. USAID/HP+ therefore intends to engage a consultant to support and facilitate this training.

Responsibilities

Main Tasks Include:
The consultant will facilitate and conduct orientation trainings for selected team members of the DNMP on domestic resource mobilization and PBB for malaria control interventions. The consultant will adapt the existing training materials to fit the audience and to meet the objectives of this activity. The consultant will work closely with HP+.

Deliverables NoReport/DeliverablesTime PeriodLevel of effort (Days)1Training report (MS Word) for the selected DNMP including revised PowerPoint presentations 15 November, 20198 Total 8
A total of 8 LOE days is expected and are distributed as follows: 2 days are required for pre-training preparation and review of the training materials, 4 days will be training days and 2 days post-training are required for report writing.

Period of Performance
The period of performance will be October 16 (anticipated) - November 31, 2019.

PLEASE INCLUDE RATE EXPECTATIONS IN RESUME OR COVER LETTER.

Requirements

  1. Degree in Statistics, Social Sciences, Economics or Related Field with Strong Analytical and Writing Skills Strongly preferred.
  2. At least five years' experience in Kenya budgeting process.
  3. At least seven years' experience in public financial management
  4. Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing PBB in Kenya Government and knowledge of Results Based Management principles
  5. Previous experience in conducting PBB trainings
  6. Experience in facilitating training sessions on planning and budgeting in the health sector.
  7. Superior communication and presentations skills
  8. Prior knowledge in the budget cycle and development of AWPs.
PLEASE INCLUDE RATE EXPECTATIONS IN RESUME OR COVER LETTER.

Details
Nairobi, Kenya
Closing date:
22 October 2019