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Consultant to Document Best Practices in Reduction of Maternal Deaths at Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital and Ngami District

27 February 2019

Gaborone/Ngami District, Botswana

UNFPA wishes to engage a local consultant to synthesize and document the lessons learnt and good practices from the implementation of the Ngami District Maternal Mortality Reduction Response Plan to a high burden of maternal deaths.

Ngami District including Letsholathebe II Memorial Hospital has been one of the 7 high burden districts contributing the highest maternal deaths to the countries MMR with a notable increase between 2014 and 2016. According to the reported and audited maternal deaths a total of 24 mothers died during this period with 2016 reporting the highest number at 9. The district managed to reduce the number of maternal deaths to 3 by the end of 2018.

It is against this background that the Ministry of Health and Wellness is seeking a qualified local consultant to document achievements realized in implementing the response plan in a structured manner, focusing on identifying the specific factors of success, detailing the actual actions being undertaken on the ground and describing the impact of interventions on health outcomes.  The documentation will also propose some promising practices that can be maintained by the district, and replicated or adapted by other districts to strengthen their maternal mortality reduction efforts.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least Master's degree qualification in Public Health with Sexual and Reproductive Health or Maternal Health Programming, Obsteterics/Gynecology or other related qualification.
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience 
  • Have expertise in documentation of good practices and dissemination of results.
  • Demonstrate or show evidence of good technical writing and communication skills.

Duration and Commencement

Two and half month's contract, commencing on 11 March - 31 May 2019.

Interested consultants are required to submit detailed technical and financial proposal and CV to:

Assistant Representative
United Nations Population Fund
P.O Box 54, Gaborone
UN Building, Government Enclave, Corner Khama Crescent and President’s Drive
Gaborone

Title of consultancy should be clearly labelled on the outside of the envelope.