Consultant Needed At Palladium

Consultant – PROPEL Health Kenya

Consultancy to support Editing of the National Health Financing Dialogue Report

Project Overview and Role:

In Kenya, Palladium is implementing the USAID-funded PROPEL Health project to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation; adequate, predictable, and sustainable health financing; enhanced government stewardship, transparency, and accountability; and use of evidence-based advocacy approaches at global, national, and subnational levels to promote best practices.

It focuses on family planning/reproductive health (FP/RH), and the integration of FP/RH with HIV and maternal and child health (MCH) with a lens to enable economic empowerment, positive youth development. Our transformational technical strategy prioritizes localizing policy, advocacy, financing, and governance (PAFG) leadership, technical assistance, and capacity development to enhance resilience and sustainability.

The project actively supports USAID’s localization strategy by drawing on local actors to co-create our country designs and lead implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

The Ministry of Health organized a National High-Level Dialogue on Domestic Resource Mobilization for Sustainable Health Financing towards UHC which was held on 26–28 June 2023 in Nairobi.

The dialogue entailed discussions on how different stakeholders could align their priorities to the Government priorities in health financing specifically focusing on the Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda, strengthening the health financing system in Kenya through increased domestic resource mobilization, utilizing health financing data for evidence- based decision-making and enhancing national health financing systems for improved efficiency and effectiveness.

The Ministry of Health intends to fulfill the above outcomes by having the National High-Level stakeholders develop recommendations and commitments on domestic health financing and consolidate these recommendations into a country position paper.

The position paper will inform the implementation plan that will turn the dialogue into action and establish national consensus on priority action plans for increased, sustained domestic investments in health and enhanced development partner and private sector alignment on domestic health financing priorities.

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide editorial services in the preparation of the National Health Financing Dialogue Report. The consultant will work closely with PROPEL Health Kenya and the Ministry of Health. The consultant must have professional and specific experience related to communications and knowledge management.

 Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participate and provide technical assistance to the National Dialogue team in the preparation of the draft report.
  • Technical Editing:
    • Ensure that the format of National Health Financing Dialogue Report is consistent with the various sections/chapters.
    • Ensure that the National Health Financing Dialogue Report is written in simple and clear language that is devoid of technical jargon and unnecessary abbreviations.
    • Ensure the report follows GOK and/or USAID writing style and language and conforms to the GOK and/or USAID branding requirements.
    • Eliminate unnecessary and lengthy statements without altering the content.
    • Any other substantive editorial which the editor will find necessary in strengthening the flow of the report.
  • Substantive Copy Editing
    • The Editor will make logical, objective, and justifiable correction of spelling, grammar, punctuation, terminology, sentence structure, clarity, conciseness, tone, inconsistencies, and typographical errors.
    • Copy editing will involve a close reading, with an eye on consistency of capitalization, spelling and hyphenation and other grammatical, editorial, and typographic style.
    • Check graphics: ensure photos are relevant and correctly captioned. And charts and other data graphics are numbered consistently, and the information is correctly displayed and well aligned to the narrative text.

Deliverables 

The consultant will be expected to submit the following deliverables. 

 Reports and Deliverables Due Date LoE 
 1.Generate a draft copy of the National Health Financing Dialogue report based on the workshop proceedings.Sept. 25, 2023    5 Days
 2. After client approval of the draft report, prepare a final print ready report.Sept. 30, 2023 5 Days
  Total  10 Days   

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in communication studies or Journalism/mass communication is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications studies, linguistics, journalism, mass communication or related field is required.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in communication and knowledge management with a USAID-funded organization in the health sector is required.
  • Experience in preparation of routine USAID and/ or GoK reports.
  • At least 8 years’ experience reviewing and editing reports and other documents for USAID and government approval.

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on below evaluation criteria:

  • Technical (50%)
    • At least 8 years’ experience in communication and knowledge management with a USAID-funded organization in the health sector is required.
    • Experience in preparation of routine USAID and/ or GoK reports.
    • At least 8 years’ experience reviewing and editing reports and other documents for USAID and government approval.
  • Education (30%)
    • Master’s degree in communication studies or Journalism/mass communication is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in communications studies, linguistics, journalism, mass communication or related field is required.
  • Costs (20%)
    • Proposed daily rate in Kes.

Period of Performance

The period of performance will be September 18, 2023 to October 30, 2023.

Technical Monitor

The consultant will report to the Technical Advisor- Health Financing.

Interested candidates should submit their application by September 13, 2023, 5.00pm. The application should include a comprehensive CV showing relevant experience (copy or link to previously edited report preferred), and a cover letter that indicates the candidate’s proposed daily rate.

Company Overview:

About Palladium – Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value.  We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies and, most importantly, people’s lives.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion – Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice.

We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics.

These include: (but are not limited to) socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.

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We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. 

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

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