CONSULTANT FOR COMMONWEALTH PARTNERSHIPS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP
CONSULTANT FOR COMMONWEALTH PARTNERSHIPS FOR ANTIMICROBIAL STEWARDSHIP (CWPAMS) PROGRAMME,
CLOSING DATE: 28 JUL 2021
TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR RESPONSIBILITIES OF THET CWPAMS CONSULTANT, NIGERIA.
Introduction to the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Funded by the UK Department for Health and Social Care’s Fleming Fund and managed by THET and the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association (CPA), the first round of CwPAMS funded 12 health partnerships to tackle the growing challenge of antimicrobial resistance in Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. These projects focus on strengthening the capacity of health workers in antimicrobial stewardship within individual health institutions. All activities fed into implementing the governments’ AMR National Action Plans. The THET Nigeria Consultant will carry out activities in Nigeria for the Commonwealth Partnerships for Antimicrobial Stewardship (CwPAMS) programme, which is being extended until June 2022. The programme extension will be implemented in four additional countries: Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. A total of £250,000 is available for projects running from October 2021 to May 2022. We expect up to 5 grants to be awarded in Nigeria. THET UK is overall responsible and accountable for the delivery of the programme. The Grants Management team based in the UK will co-ordinate the selection, contracting, payments and reporting of all grant holders. The UK Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, will provide MEL tools and resources for grant holders and the programme team to use. These teams will ensure a standardised approach, tools and systems for the delivery in each country, adapted as necessary to the local context. In each country, an in-country THET representative will support grant holders, ensuring they are implementing quality projects efficiently and effectively and will collaborate between health partners and relevant local stakeholders.
This document serves as a Terms of Reference for the type of work the THET Consultant should expect to carry out as part of this.
The activities expected of the Nigeria co-ordinator as part of this scheme will fall into the following workstreams:
Developing and strengthening coordination between health partnerships and other key health institutions, including the Federal Ministry of Health (MoH), national AMR coordinating bodies and other Fleming Fund actors.
Facilitating learning and collaboration between health partnerships
Supporting health partnerships to improve their operations
Supporting the UK grants team with monitoring of partnerships
We are interested in exploring the possibility to expand THET’s work in-country and would welcome the consultants’ identification of any appropriate opportunities. Where new projects are introduced in the country, this could lead to opportunities to expand the role of the consultant.
WORKSTREAM 1: DEVELOPING AND STRENGTHENING CO-ORDINATION BETWEEN HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS, THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND OTHER KEY HEALTH INSTITUTIONS TO ALIGN WITH STRATEGIC PRIORITIESOBJECTIVE:** To ensure that project activity is in line with country, Fleming Fund and MoH plans, to strengthen and expand stakeholder buy-in to improve the sustainable impact of the projects and to ensure the programme is accountable to national stakeholders.
• Establish and promote key relationships between partnerships and national stakeholders (e.g. Fleming Fund grantee, MoH departments, AMR and AMS taskforces, etc);
• Where appropriate, represent partners at meetings with key stakeholders, e.g. at relevant working groups/steering committees
• Facilitate, where appropriate, partnership involvement in technical working groups;
• Provide regular updates to THET UK on the above, as well as changes in health sector priorities, stakeholder relations, changes in the operating environment, media engagement opportunities and upcoming events.
WORKSTREAM 2: FACILITATING LEARNING AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN HEALTH PARTNERSHIPS
OBJECTIVE: To ensure learning, synergies and sustainability, and to avoid duplication.