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Consultancy Services to Conduct an Outcome Evaluation of the Young People and Adolescent Peer Support (Yaps) Program Implementation in Uganda job at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

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Makerere University School of Public Health

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About the Organisation (Buyer)

Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) is one of the four Schools under the Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent College of Makerere University. Established, in 1922, Makerere University is one of the oldest Universities in Africa and is currently ranked the 2nd best in research in Africa. It was the first university in East Africa to offer degrees in public health and it remains the leading School of Public Health in the region.

MakSPH conducts research and provides consultation services to the Government of Uganda and various national and international health organizations as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies involved in health.

It has four major departments of

Health Policy, Planning and Management
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Disease Control and Environmental Health
Community Health and Behavioural Sciences.

Subject of Procurement

Consultancy Services to Conduct an Outcome Evaluation of the Young People and Adolescent Peer Support (Yaps) Program Implementation in Uganda job at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH)

Tender Details

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MAKSPH) MONITORING AND EVALUATION TECHNICAL SUPPORT (METS) PROGRAM

Terms of Reference

  • Consultancy Services to Conduct an Outcome Evaluation of the Young People and Adolescent Peer Support (Yaps) Program Implementation in Uganda

  • Funding Mechanism:

  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement No: NU2GGH002280


Background

  • In 2018, the Ministry of Health, AIDS Control program (MOH/ACP) developed the Young people and adolescent peer support (YAPS) model as recommended by WHO and piloted in 9 districts. The YAPS model is a multi-sectoral intervention implemented by adolescents and young people living with HIV with the purpose of increasing identification of HIV positive Adolescents and young people (AYP), improving their linkage into care, retention, adherence, and viral suppression to improve their health and quality of life. The YAPS program is now implemented in 136 districts country wide with over 600 health facilities. The Ministry of Health with support from Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) has planned to conduct an outcome evaluation of the national YAPS program.


  • The Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Support (METS) Program is a 5-year (2020- 2025) Cooperative agreement with the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The overall purpose of the METS program is to strengthen the Government of Uganda's (GOU) Capacity for Regionally Centred and District-implemented HIV and TB programming through Health Information Systems (HIS), Case Based Surveillance (CBS), Monitoring, Evaluation (M&E) and Quality Improvement (QI) support. The program is implemented through three technical areas, namely: a) Health Systems Strengthening (HSS); b) Disease Surveillance and Response (DSR); and c) Data Science and Informatics (DSI).


The program's strategic objectives include the following:

  • To increase enterprise-wide data use through Government- owned and supported implementation of interconnected Health Information Systems (HIS).

  • To scale-up sustainable national coverage of unique identifier (UID)-linked patient data across health domains enabled through standards-based health information exchanges (HIES)

  • To improve the operationalization of HIV/TB Case Bases Surveillance (CBS) at a national scale.

  • To improve data use by the Government of Uganda (GoU) and PEPFAR through automated reporting from routine HIS

  • To improve the ability of Regional Referral Hospital (RRH) leadership to mobilize additional resources for a sustained response to the HIV epidemic, TB control and other disease outbreaks.

  • To sustain enterprise-wide implementation of continuous quality improvement (CQI) for all HIV and TB services

  • In line with the PEPFAR principles of enhancing local ownership and integration for sustainability, the program operates within the existing National structures and frameworks, collaborates with key partners including the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Local Governments, United States Government (USG) Agencies and non-USG partners and builds capacity for these partners.

  • METS is calling for Expressions of Interest from consultants to conduct an outcome evaluation of the YAPS Program to assess its effectiveness on improving HIV treatment outcomes of Adolescents and Young People in Uganda.



  • Scope of work

  • In consultation with the Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Principal Investigator, the Consultant will carry out all major tasks related to protocol implementation. The consultant shall lead the process of protocol development, implementation, report writing and preparation of a manuscript for publication.

  • Duration

  • The consultancy is expected to take up to 80 working days (Approx. 14 weeks) from the time of signing the contract. This period is a guide and not fixed and may be reviewed depending on the prevailing circumstances.

  • Application process

  • Qualified and interested individuals or consultancy firms are invited to submit the following application documents.

  • a) Cover letter

  • b) Technical proposal detailing the methodology, data management and analysis plan and timeframe for the evaluation (Not more than 25 pages)

  • c) Financial proposal based on the requirements for successfully undertaking the evaluation.

  • d) Resume, including previous clients for similar consultancy work.

  • Soft copies of both the technical and financial proposals should be submitted as one PDF file to the career portal available on the METS websites by 5:00pm, Friday, 17th November 2023.

  • Detailed documentation for the evaluations can be accessed via the METS careers portal at https://careers.mets.or.ug/

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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