The Federal Republic of Somali
Ministry of Health, Jubaland State of Somalia
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI)
COUNTRY: Federal Republic of Somalia (FRS)
NAME OF PROJECT: Somalia Recurrent Cost & Reform Financing Project (RCRFP) – Phase III
PROJECT ID: P173731 Grant No.: IDA-D6580-SO
Assignment Title: Health Coordinator – JSS
Reference No.: SO-MOF-330993-CS-INDV
Place of assignment: Kismayo – Jubaland State of Somalia
Submission deadline: 12th January 2023
After a prolonged absence in the health sector, the World Bank (WB) has re-engaged with Somalia’s Federal Ministry of health (FMoH) to support the government to respond to health challenges. Support for the FHW program is through the WB Recurrent Costs and Reform Financing (RCRF) governance project. RCRF promotes fiscal stability, inter-government fiscal transfers, and reforms through a conditions-based approach. The project provides support to Somalia’s Female Health Worker (FHW) program, capacity building at the federal and federal member state levels, and intergovernmental coordination.
The Federal and State Ministries of Health are responsible for implementing health activities under RCRF-III. There are three components to the health activities under RCRF-III: Support for the FHW Program; Strengthening the government’s stewardship and management capacity with a focus on contract management; Support for intergovernmental coordination.
To support implementation of the Female Health Worker program and help develop government stewardship and management capacity, the government will contract a Health Technical Partner (HTP). The HTP will provide day to day management support for FHW program implementation as well as capacity development for the Government. The HTP’s contract will be with the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) will oversee the technical implementation of the HTP. This support includes monitoring health program management and performance.
To manage the implementation of the FHW program and the associated Health Technical Partner’s contract, the FMoH needs to develop capacity for program management of service delivery at community level, as well as service contract management.
- Objectives and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to manage and coordinate overall FHW activities to ensure the program is implemented as planned and the contract management functions are performed in a timely and efficiently manner in accordance with MoH policies, program implementation arrangements, and the ministry’s management procedures
Some of the Responsibilities:
- Oversee the performance of the HTP on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the Ministry of Health and provide necessary reports.
- Manage program management unit, providing day-to-day oversight for all project activities, ensuring that they work to their terms of reference
- Coach and mentor program staff to improve job performance and conduct regular performance reviews
- Liaise and communicate with other MoH units on issues related to program and contract management, including Monitoring and Evaluation, Human Resources, Administration and Finance, and Health Service Quality
- Track ongoing activities to ensure timelines are met and oversee the quality of activities to ensure high-quality implementation
Skills and Qualifications
- Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on qualification and experience of the candidate and followed by an interview. The Consultant is expected to have relevant skills and qualifications for the position, with particular focus on the following:
Skills and Qualifications
- Advanced degree in health, social sciences, or public policy.
- A minimum of 4 years working in the Health Sector, with at least one year in Somalia
- Demonstrated experience working within Somalia’s Federal Ministry of Health
- A minimum of three years staff management experience
- A minimum of two years program management experience required. The candidate must have excellent skills in the following specific areas:
- Coordination skills with the ability to coordinate between departments, Ministries, contractors, and the WB
- Planning capacities including the ability to anticipate needs and organize activities and schedules across groups
- Execution capacities with the ability to operationalize plans working between departments, ministries, and organizations, cognoscente of differing priorities and interests
- Ability to balance between detail orientation, obtaining results, and engaging diverse stakeholders
Strong results focus with the ability to follow through on specific tasks until completion
- Demonstrated experience with Somalia’s Female Health Worker (FHW) program is required
- Contract management experience strongly preferred
- Ability to develop and lead diverse teams to achieve results, delegating and overseeing staff responsibilities
- Strong writing and analytic skills with the ability to review textual, verbal, and implicit information and synthesize the information in a coherent manner
- Strong verbal communication skills
- Excellent diplomatic and relationship-building skills including the capacity to work with diverse stakeholder to achieve a common objective
- Willingness to travel to remote, rural field locations
- Duration & Duty Station: Twelve (12) months. The duty station is Kismayo -Jubbaland Somalia with travels to the FMSs
- Ministry of Health, Jubaland State of Somalianow invites eligible Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing these services. Interested Individual Consultants must submit their Curriculum Vitae (CV)and cover letter indicating that they are qualified to perform the services.
The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) can be found at the following website: www.mof.gov.so or it can be forwarded to the applicant upon submission of application to the address indicated below.
- The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraphs 3.14 and 3.21of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Financing Goods, Works, Non-Consulting and Consulting Services dated July 2016 and current edition (“Procurement Regulations”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest and eligibility.
- A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants selection method set out in the “Procurement Regulations”.
How to apply
Interested Consultants may obtain further information at the address given below from 8:30 to 3.30pm time Kismayo – MoH (Excluding public holidays).
Expressions of interest (EOI) and CV with 3 reference persons must be delivered (by e-mail or in person) in a written form to the address below by 12th January 2023 at 12:00 Hours (Mogadishu Time) – marked clearly as “Community Health Coordinator -JSS – (MoH)”
Office of the RCRF Project Manager – Kismayo -Jubaland
Ministry of Health of Jubaland state of Somalia, Kismayo