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Consultancy To develop three (3) Policy Briefs, one in each of the following areas: Unintended Pregnancies, Contraception and Unsafe Abortion.

Purpose: To develop three (3) Policy Briefs,  one in each of the following areas: unintended pregnancies, contraception and unsafe abortion. The Policy Briefs will stem from key findings of the Strategic Assessment on unintended pregnancies, contraception and unsafe abortion in Botswana, along with findings from the Background Paper on policies, Programmes, and Research on Unintended Pregnancies, Contraception, Unsafe abortion and Contraception and Abortion Services for Botswana (both to be supplied to the consultant).

Objectives: Develop three (3) policy briefs to present the evidence and policy options for strengthening SRH policies and programmes to achieve the SRHR targets of SDG 3 and 5. The policy briefs will address each of the three (3) thematic/issues of concern being unintended pregnancies, contraceptives and unsafe abortion and abortion services.

Time frame: The assignment will cover a period of 25 working days

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

  • Graduate level education (Masters or higher) in Public Health, Midwifery, Medicine or Nursing with relevant public health experience.
  • At least five years previous experience working in SRH, health policy, policy implementation with relevant experience in PAC/CAC and clinical in-service training. 
  • Experience working in SHRH in Botswana or ESA region and familiarity with the political and cultural environment as it relates to SRH.  Candidate will be expected to have a demonstrated understanding of policy, research and strategies. 
  • Excellent writing skills and previous experience writing policy briefs or similar.
  • All interested applicants should submit letters relevant writing samples. The writing samples/experience should be at the same technical level of this ToR e.g., social policy analysis, evidence for policy formulation, translating research to impact, policy, health policy or similar. Applications without writing samples will not be considered.   

Application Process: Interested applicants are required to submit detailed technical and financial proposal and CV to mollentze@unfpa.org