Project Overview and Role
Health Policy Plus (HP+) is a USAID-funded, five-year, $185 million project awarded to Palladium (formerly Futures Group) on August 28, 2015. HP+ has a mandate across global, country, and subnational levels to strengthen and advance health policy priorities in HIV, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), and maternal health. It 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 their priorities. We carry forward proven approaches to preserve achievements. These approaches inform how we manage programs and engage with stakeholders, and tools and techniques improve decision making and the achievement of predetermined goals.
Under predecessor USAID- and other donor-funded projects, Palladium and its partners have worked for several years with Mozambican partners and stakeholders to improve the enabling environment for HIV; FP/RH; and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH). In the past decade, Palladium (as Futures Group) led the USAID global Health Policy Initiative (HPI, 2005-2010) and Health Policy Project (HPP, 2010-2015). The latter was active in Mozambique and several other East and Southern African countries. HPP Mozambique collaborated with USAID and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GOM) Ministry of Health (MISAU) from December 2012 to August 2016 on a field program that supported RMNCAH (Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, and Adolescent Health) costing, modeling, gender, advocacy, and capacity strengthening experience.
USAID/Mozambique has requested that Palladium, under the new HP+ project, to support the government of Mozambique and the Ministry of Health (MISAU) to attain its family planning goals by supporting the government to develop country-owned, government-led national costed implementation plans (CIPs) for family planning. A CIP is a multi-year roadmap that identifies evidence-based strategies and approaches for improving family planning programs, and estimates the costs of implementing those strategies. All components of a family planning program--demand, service delivery and access, procurement and supply chain, policy and enabling environment, financing and resource mobilization, supervision, and monitoring and evaluation--are addressed and budgeted for in the CIP. A CIP can also address other issues, such as equity--helping to ensure that marginalized and underserved populations, including adolescents and people living in rural areas, are included when family planning information and services are scaled up. A CIP can also outline the roles and responsibilities of each organization involved in implementation, which minimizes duplication of efforts and increases accountability.
Scope of Work
HP+ is seeking an intern to support the development of a national costed implementation plans (CIP) for family planning in Mozambique. The intern will work alongside HP+ to conduct a situational analysis, develop a technical strategy, cost the activities outlined in the plan and finally write the narrative.
Duration of Assignment
The internship will last a period of 10 weeks, starting from May, 2019.
RequirementsSkills and experience of the consultant