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Consultancy to Conduct Cross Border Health Policy and Practice Analysis in Mandera Triangle

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Service or Assignment Description and Objective(s)
The main objective of this assignment is to analyse existing and established cross border policies and platforms in view of improving these policies to foster effective cross-border coordination of health actors and enhance provision of health services to address the specific health and peace needs of the Mandera Triangle populations. More specifically, the consultant/policy expert will be expected to:
  • Conduct a desk review of existing health protocols, analysing the gaps in responsiveness to the needs of CBMDs and the conflict dynamics in the Triangle
  • Analyse the gaps between the existing protocols and practices in service provision by health actors in the Triangle
  • Consult key stakeholders on how policies on cross border health can be developed or refined to respond to the specific health and peace needs of the Mandera Triangle populations, particularly the CBMPs.
  • Develop a draft situation analysis report including policy options for strengthening Cross Border Health Policies to be more responsive to the health and peace needs of CBMPs
General professional experience
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of health sector policies and key health challenges in the Mandera Triangle region
  • Knowledge of peacebuilding
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in policy analysis and development
  • Graduate degree in Law, public health, or any other relevant health related degree.
  • Sound understanding and application of policy concepts, methodologies and tools
  • Willingness to travel to the regions
  • An ability to work within tight deadlines
  • Good analytical and report writing skills
  • Good communication and facilitation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy
Specific professional experience
The consultant should be a highly knowledgeable person in policy analysis and development


Activities, Deliverables
The consultant will carry out the following duties:
1: Development of the protocol for the assignment: the consultant will develop a checklist for the collection of relevant documents and information. This protocol will be reviewed by Interpeace and the cross-border health technical team prior to the implementation of activities.
2: Documents review and field visits:
The consultant will carry out the following activities:
  • Desk review: The consultant will collect and review the relevant documents for the assignment through the developed tool
  • Country visits: The consultant with the support of staff seconded from the ministry of health of the three respective countries and through our partner IGAD will conduct interviews with key stakeholders in the health sector, relevant government institutions and the communities. These visits will focus on collecting relevant country documentation for review and information that will enable in identifying the gaps between the existing policies and practices in service provision by health actors in the Triangle
3: Development of Draft situation analysis report:
Based on the desk review and findings from the field, the consultant will draft a situational analysis report which will be discussed and enriched through a regional validation workshop.
4: Validation workshop: The consultant will facilitate a 2 -day workshop that will bring together member states ministries and partners to present the findings/outcome of the situation analysis and desk review and to refine the recommendations developed by the consultant.
5: Preparation of final report: The consultant will incorporate comments and contributions from participants and develop the final report including specific policy options.
The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables:
1.Inception report including situation analysis tools and checklist for document collections
2.Draft Situation analysis report
3.Final report with the policy options

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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