Expression Of Interest For SSCS Gender, Youth And Social Inclusion Study
Management Science for Health
1700hrs Thursday, August 20 2020
The US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Activity, Strengthening Supply Chain Systems (SSCS), aims to reduce stock-outs of essential medicines and health supplies (EMHS), and Government of Uganda's dependence on external support for supply chain management.The five-year (2020-2025) cooperative agreement is implemented by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) in collaboration with Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment (ACODE) and Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF). SSCS will build on the achievements and lessons learned under USAID's Uganda Health Supply Chain and its predecessor USAID's Securing Ugandans' Rights to Essential Medicines (SURE) activities while introducing interventions in several new domains such as governance and resource mobilization that strategically complement SSCS supply chain technical assistance. SSCS is a central mechanism that will provide thought leadership to strengthen and improve supply chain management throughout Uganda and at all levels of the supply chain. The project will support the supply chain agenda across the USG inter-agency and will foster a coordinated and harmonized approach across all relevant implementing partners.
Purpose of the Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion study
SSCS will integrate gender sensitivity into its approach in ensuring that the supply chain management process throughout Uganda is strengthened and improved at all levels of the supply chain. SSCS regards gender equality as a basic human right for everyone and thus commits to addressing any gender related barriers to access that may exist to best promote gender equality in its programming. The gender, youth and social inclusion study is a key step in gathering data and information to provide better understanding of gender dynamics and its implication on the SSCS activity. It is envisioned that the study will identify barriers to access and health system aspects that can contribute to uptake of services by different men, women, youth and other vulnerable populations. We anticipate that the results from the study will enable the SSCS activity to;
To better understand the effects of the different barriers to access and health system aspects on the uptake of services for men, women, youth and other vulnerable populations.
MSH will hire a consultant to carry out the gender, youth and social inclusion study for the SSCS Activity. The consultant will work closely with the project monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) team to execute the survey and will be supervised by the Senior Data use/CLA Manager.
Qualifications of the consultant and Composition
Duration of the Assignment
The assignment is estimated to take up to 25 working days in August and September 2020.
Submitting a Proposal
Proposals will be evaluated based on the qualifications listed above and with respect to the feasibility, rigor, and efficiency of the proposed methods within the proposed budget. Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.