Consultancy for a Feasibility Study of the Proposed One Health Project At Malteser


The Malteser International (MI), the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid, works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas for people in need, regardless of their religion, origin or political affiliation. Its mission is to provide emergency relief as well as to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and sustainable development. Christian values and humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work in: Relief, Reconstruction & Rehabilitation; Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH); Livelihood & Social Programs and Disaster Risk Reduction. In Africa. MI is active in eight countries: DR Congo, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Guinea with a regional office in Kampala, Uganda. MI works closely with the government, civil society and the private sector in all the countries.

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through Malteser International in partnership with the line ministries and stakeholders proposes One Health Project in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia region. The Concept puts emphasis on health risks emerging at the human, animal, environment interface which requires close cooperation and coordination to prevent and control emerging or re-emerging health risks at the animal-human-ecosystem interfaces. The proposed project has the following outcome and outputs:

Impact: Contribute to improving human, animal, and environmental health in Northern Kenya and Southern Ethiopia with a focus on zoonotic infections by sustainable cross-sectoral strengthening of local capacity

Outcome: Reduction of morbidity and mortality from zoonotic infections with epidemic potential and severe impact on population health through a multisectoral One Health approach and intervention in the Maikona Ward (North Horr Sub-County, Marsabit County, Kenya) and Dire woreda (Borena zone in Oromiya region), Ethiopia

Sub-outcome/Outputs 1: Strengthened and established One Health systems and structures that can respond in a coordinated and appropriate manner to zoonosis and epidemics through a reinstated multi-sector / One Health taskforce

Sub-outcome/Output 2: Improved human, livestock, and environmental health leading to control and prevention of zoonotic epidemics, increased food security, improved health, and applied WASH practices

Sub-outcome/Outputs 3: Integration of One Health research components and build-up of two sustainable model farms for trainings, research, and best practice in both regions.

Purpose

The purpose of this assignment is to provide a comprehensive feasibility study under the One health concept. The evaluation of the planned project should be in accordance to OECD DAC criteria (www.oecd.org/development/evaluation/daccriteriafo-revaluatingdevelopmentassistance.html). They include a collection of relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, and sustainability. The feasibility should look at criteria at macro, meso and micro levels and include opportunities and risks.

Engagement with the respective line ministries and One Health stakeholders is expected, as well as alignment to national strategies and policies.

The required full report & study should also contain recommendations that influence the development of a final proposal of a One Health Project in Marsabit County in Kenya and Borena Woreda in South Ethiopia with the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation and will finally be part of the submitted proposal.

Expected Results

The selected consultant/firm will be expected to deliver on the scope of work below:

  1. Inception report outlining the detailed approach and methodology to this assignment, problem analysis, local project partners, and target groups.
  2. Evidence Generation: The consultant will conduct fieldwork to the program areas in Marsabit and Borena woreda to collect evidence and raw data on feasibility of the proposed One Health project.
  3. Providing a detailed report on the feasibility of the one health concept from analysis of the raw data
  4. Present summary findings on the One Health Concept to the MI, PACIDA, and other stakeholders before final report for feedback.
  5. Submit the final report, and final cleaned data set.

Timeframe and deliverable

The work detailed in this term of reference to be done for 15 working days between 20th April 2022 and 04th May 2022. Key deliverables for the assignment include the following.

Review Stages Deliverables Timelines

Preparatory Stages

Review and agreement on the technical and financial proposal

ToR (Final) and Final proposal agreed upon by MI 1 day

Inception Stage

Inception: review criteria matrix, mapping all stakeholders and key documents for review

Inception report 1 day

Data Collection Stage

Desk Review

Desk review report 2 days

Field Stakeholders’ data collection

Raw data 5 days

Reporting Stage

Compilation/Analysis of the findings/recommendations

Draft report 3 day

MI and PACIDA reviews and feedback on the draft

Incorporate MI and PACIDA feedback 1 day

Stakeholder Validation

Incorporate stakeholder feedback 1 day

Submission and presentation of final report on

Consultant to present final report 1 day

Key Competence

The consultant/firm should have at least 5 years in designing in Human, livestock and environmental health projects in arid and Semi-Arid areas of Kenya and Ethiopia. A Masters or doctoral-level qualification in Public Health/Veterinary Medicine Development Studies or Social Science preferred with a sound technical knowledge of Human, Animal and Environmental health.

Evaluation

Technical evaluation criteria

The technical evaluation shall be weighted at 70%

Nu Criteria Score

  1. Qualifications and Professional experience of the team 30%
  2. Approach and Methodology 30%
  3. Experience of the consultant/firm 40%

Financial evaluation

This shall be weighted at 30%

Maximum number of points will be allocated to the lowest price

Financial Score = (Lowest Bids/Bids being scored) * 100

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How to apply

Interested parties must submit their applications by email referenced under title ‘Consultancy for a feasibility study of the proposed One Health Project’ to nairobi@malteser-international.org: Deadline for submission: 14thApril 2022, 12:00 p.m.**

Malteser International will consider applications from individual consultants only, who will be the sole responsible to deliver the outputs of the assignment.

Applications should include:

  • Up-to-date expression of interest with technical and financial proposal (max 10 pages)
  • A capacity statement (max 1 page) indicating core competencies in line with the assignment

Only shortlisted applications will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide references, evidence of experience, and additional administrative documents. The final selection of applicants, or cancelation of the assignment, is at the sole discretion of Malteser International

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