PMI VectorLink Costs of ITNs distributed Consultant
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Working across 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa as well as Cambodia, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) VectorLink Project is equipping countries to plan and implement safe, cost-effective and sustainable life-saving malaria vector control interventions with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Specifically, the PMI VectorLink Project will build the capacity of country governments to use epidemiological, entomological, and coverage data to support the optimal deployment of vector control tools within each country context while promoting gender equity in all facets of planning and implementation.
The primary objective of this consultancy is to add to the knowledge of the costs of school-based and community-based ITN distribution.
Recently published papers (Scates 2020, Conteh 2021) costed mass and continuous distribution delivery systems including school and community distribution. Overall, the results suggested that continuous distribution strategies can continue to deliver nets at a comparable cost to mass distributions, especially from the perspective of the donors, as continuous distribution relies more extensively on domestic contributions.
Both Tanzania and Ghana, which conduct mature and sustained school-based distribution programs, carried out distributions in the last half of 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. PMI VectorLink will hire a consultant to carry out a costing and comparison of the two 2020 distributions in order to add to the knowledge on costs and methodologies of school-based distribution. In addition, the project will analyze costs related to community-based distributions in Zanzibar and Madagascar.
Consultant support is sought for a period of performance beginning in February 2022 and ending June 15th, 2022.
Specific tasks will include the following:
To be considered, interested candidates should apply by February 15th, 2022. Applicants should submit the following;
The application will be evaluated on technical capabilities, past performance, relevant relationships, cost reasonableness, and cost competitiveness.
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