RESOURCE FLOWS AND FAMILY PLANNING SURVEY 2015 TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR A NATIONAL CONSULTANT
UNFPA has been requested by the Commission on Population and Development to collect data on resource flows for population activities as part of the follow-up to the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). UNFPA annually conducts this data collection exercise in collaboration with the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).
The Project tracks financial resource flows based on the “costed population package” as described in paragraph 13.14 of the ICPD Programme of Action. The ICPD explicitly recognized (in paragraphs 13.17 to 13.19) that the “costed package” requires additional resources to support programmes addressing population and development goals particularly in the achievement of universal access to reproductive health.
Family Planning 2020 (FP 2020) - a global partnership that supports the rights of women and girls to decide, freely, and for themselves, whether, when, and how many children they want to have was started in 2012 and works towards enabling 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020. In order to estimate the additional resources needed for reaching the above mentioned goal, there needs to be a clear idea of how much is currently spent on family planning. Information on these expenditures is limited, and therefore this exercise aims to create a comprehensive picture of family planning expenditures within the country.
In the recent past, Family planning has been losing priority on the international development agenda and the unmet need for voluntary family planning is expected to grow by 40 percent during the next 15 years. Therefore it is essential to create a better picture of the financial flows for family planning. This survey aims to get information on family planning expenditures made by domestic governments, non-for-profit institutions (NPIs), corporations and insurance companies in 2015. In addition information regarding government expenditures on population activities and reproductive health activities will be gathered through this survey.
II OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The aim of the Resource Flows project (RF project) is to monitor progress in the implementation of the Programme of Action (PoA) adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994. The information collected is mainly used for advocacy and mobilisation of resources to ensure implementation of the Programme of Action and to plan for an effective response to the AIDS pandemic.
The term “population activities” in this survey refers to projects, programmes and activities in the following categories:
- Family planning services
- Basic reproductive/maternal health services
- Basic research, data and population and development policy analysis
To simplify reporting procedures and to harmonize resource tracking with UNAIDS, the survey does not collect information on expenditures for HIV/AIDS activities.
III SPECIFIC TASKS
The consultant will work closely with a Taskforce (NCPD and UNFPA) in identifying stakeholders and collecting expenditure information. Specifically, the consultant will be expected to;
- Study the survey questionnaires and manuals carefully, giving special attention tothe definition of terms used in the Survey
- Discuss with the task force which government departments, national NGOs, Corporations and Insurance Companies will be included in the Survey. The Coverage should be as complete as possible.
- Identify the contact Person in the selected organisations.
- Prepare and present to the Taskforce a concept note for the undertaking
- Administer the survey questionnaires and ensure completeness and quality of the responses.
- Prepare a draft summary report on the survey
- Prepare and make a power point presentation of the draft report to the task force for review.
- Submit to the Taskforce all the original completed questionnaires in both soft and hard copies and the revised/final summary report
- A Concept note detailing how the consultant will conduct the survey
- Duly completed questionnaires from selected Institutions
- A summary report on the Survey that should at least contain the following topics:
- Relevant organisations: an overview of the relevant Institutions to which questionnaires were sent.
- Response: which organisations replied and which ones did not reply. If possible, give the reason for their inability to respond.
- Quality and coverage: give an overview of the quality and coverage of data.
- Problems: give a description of the problems you encountered regarding the data collection.
- Private Sector: if possible, include information on the role of the private sector as it relates to funding population activities in your country.
- Suggestions for strengthening the monitoring of population activities: we welcome your ideas or suggestions in order to improve the monitoring of financial flows.
Sign off for the Resource Flows Survey data will be from the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).
V TIME FRAME
The project should be completed 20 working days from the date of signing the contract.
VI PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT(S)
Master’s Degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Population Studies or any other relevant field; and extensive experience in conducting surveys. Experience in Resource flows tracking will be an asset.
The fees for the consultancy will follow the UN regulations in the Country and in consultation with the UNFPA Country Office.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with a detailed CV to be received by 19th August 2016.