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Consultancy to Develop a Costed Operational Plan of the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in SADC by 2030
Contract title: Individual Consultant
Post level: International / National
Cluster/Project: SADC Malaria Elimination Eight (E8)
Duty Station: Home Based / SADC Malaria Elimination Eight Secretariat (E8S)
Assignment: Develop a Costed Operational Plan of the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in SADC by 2030
Duration: 30 Working days
Start Date: 14 June 2021
Reporting to: Head of Communications, Partnerships and Advocacy – E8S
The Malaria Elimination Eight Initiative (E8) is a subsidiary of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) serving as the regional Malaria Desk of SADC. Formed in 2009, the E8 provides a platform for the coordination of regional malaria efforts, and facilitates the malaria control and elimination agenda in the SADC region with the support of all Malaria partners at the regional and global level. The E8 is reinforcing regional collaboration towards malaria elimination with the aim to accelerate zero local transmission in four low transmission “frontline countries” – Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia and South Africa by 2025 and to pave the way for elimination in four middle to high transmission “second line countries” – Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the whole SADC countries, through a phased approach beginning in the southern part of the SADC region and moving towards the northern parts with the ultimate goal of covering the entire region by 2030.
Malaria remains one of the major causes of death in the region, due in part to several factors such as high degree of interconnectivity among countries, which fuel the transmission of malaria across borders. In addition, cross-border movement of mobile and migrant populations contribute to parasite movement and affect progress towards malaria elimination, as progress of one country’s efforts is limited by the failure of another.
In 2018, the 16 Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State signed the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in all of SADC by 2030 by endorsing 4 bold actions: i) Prioritizing malaria elimination on the agenda of all 16 member states, ii) Intensifying resource mobilization, iii) Promoting a supportive policy and legislative environment, and iv) Reinforcing accountability among member states.
To deliver on these commitments, an operational plan is required to guide implementation of the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in all of SADC by 2030. It is against this background that the SADC Elimination 8 through its Secretariat is seeking the services of an Individual Consultant (IC) to support the development of a comprehensive costed Operational Plan for the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in all of SADC by 2030.
2. Purpose, scope and objectives
The purpose of the assignment is to develop an Operational Costed Plan of Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in SADC by 2030. The objective of the Consultancy is to come up with a comprehensive Operational Plan for all 16 SADC countries developed through a consultative process. The Operational Plan should have a clear Logical Framework outlining strategic pillars and vision of SADC in malaria elimination, Development Outcomes, Strategies, Programmes, Baseline and Targets, Main Activities, Key Performance Indicators, Costs, Responsible Institution/Party and Timelines. Specific objectives are:
- 1 To conduct a desk-based review of existing policies and strategic plans including the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in all of SADC by 2030 in view of developing an operation implementation plan.
- 2 To formulate a comprehensive costed Windhoek Declaration Operational Plan to Eliminate Malaria in SADC countries by 2030.
- 3 To undertake validation meetings as necessary, to build consensus and country buy-in on the costed Windhoek Declaration Operational Plan to Eliminate Malaria in SADC countries by 2030.
4. Scope of work/key deliverables
The Operational Plan should take into account existing Strategic Plans and should be modeled over a period from 2022 to 2030. It is important to note that the Operational Plan should facilitate and serve as a tool for accountability and strengthen monitoring of progress as well as sharing of experience, including successes, challenges and lessons learned in accelerating the implementation of malaria interventions towards 2030. The scope of work include:
- Conduct a desk-based review of existing policies and strategic plans including the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in all of SADC by 2030.
- Through a consultative process and application of an appropriate tool of analysis, identify challenges or bottlenecks that will affect effective operationalization of the Windhoek Declaration to Eliminate Malaria in SADC countries by 2030.
- Develop a results framework based on the Logical Framework to aid costing of the operational plan.
- Develop a costed Windhoek Declaration Operational Plan to Eliminate Malaria in SADC countries by 2030.
- Undertake stakeholder mapping and analysis to support validation of the draft costed Windhoek Declaration Operational Plan.
5. Key deliverables and outputs
The consultant will be responsible for the delivery and technical quality of the final product. All deliverables shall be submitted to SADC Malaria Elimination Eight Secretariat (E8S) in line with the tentative schedule below which be further refined at the E8S’ discretion during the contracting period.
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