The NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency has received financing from the World Bank in support of the Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds to hire an experienced and qualified Individual Consultant to Conduct a Study on Opportunities for Private Sector Participation in TB control.
As part of the implementation of the SATBHSS project, NEPAD Agency is seeking to engage an Individual Consultant to take stock of opportunities for public–private partnerships (PPPs) in TB control by: (i) supporting a study on private sector involvement in TB control in Sub-Saharan Africa; and (ii) consulting with policy makers and partners to reach agreement on the main elements of a PPP in TB control.
Scope of Work
The assignment will be undertaken in the countries which are currently implementing the SATBHSS project countries namely Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The study will target small, medium and large scale companies in the targeted countries. Consultations will also be conducted with regional associations, private leaders in service delivery on TB and technology, and relevant government departments responsible for private sector development and TB control. The consultant will be required to prepare a detailed protocol that will guide the implementation of the task.
The study will involve desk review of existing reports and documents as well as field work to collect data from stakeholders in the study countries. The results of the study will provide strategic direction on the involvement of private sector in TB control. The study will also inform the preparation of a regional strategy for private sector engagement and design a private sector recognition / award for excellence in occupational health and TB control.
The consultant shall work under the guidance of the NEPAD Agency and collaborate with ECSA-HC and SADC in undertaking the task. NEPAD Agency shall provide leadership in convening meetings with stakeholders at the regional level and in project countries in close consultation with national focal points.
Selection will be based on qualifications and experience stipulated below.
An individual consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants by World Bank Borrowers” dated January 2011 revised July 2014.
Interested consultants may obtain further from the address listed below. All Expression of Interests should be sent electronically to email listed below.
Expressions of interests (Cover letter and CV) must be delivered to the address below by email on or before November 17, 2017 14:00 hours (South African Time). All EOIs must be marked “NPCA/ISTI/TB/IC/01-2017 - Study on Opportunities for Private Sector Participation in TB control.” in the subject line of the email.
The Chairperson Internal Procurement Committee (IPC)
NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency
230, 15th Road, P. O. Box 218 Midrand,
1685 Johannesburg, South Africa
In Attention of: Procurement Division