Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Zimbabwe (HOSPAZ), is one of the 4 consortium partners implementing the USAID 5-year TB LON grant under the Kunda Nqob’iTB (KNTB) project. Consistent with its national mandate of building the capacity of palliative care service providers, which includes supporting the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) by being its palliative care technical partner, HOSPAZ is responsible for the integration of palliative care into TB management within the 8 districts of Chirumanzu, Gwanda, Gweru, Insiza, Kwekwe, Mwenezi, Shurugwi and Zvishavane.
This will ensure enhanced quality of life for TB patients and their families. Part of the integration process entails raising awareness among the community members starting with the leaders and building the capacity (training and mentorship) of health care providers. Previously produced palliative care training materials have a broad focus in their approach, and have been used in the management of various life-threatening illnesses, both communicable and non-communicable including cancer and HIV in various scenarios. For greater effectiveness and impact under KNTB, it has therefore become necessary to develop training materials whose content specifically addresses unique needs relating to TB patients, especially those with the MDR type, as well as those with HIV, Diabetes and other comorbidities.
HOSPAZ in collaboration with MOHCC is seeking to engage the services of a Consultant to lead the process of developing the afore-mentioned training materials.
Consultant for developing Palliative Care Training Manual for Management of TB Patients in Zimbabwe.
The necessary activities will take place over an agreed timeline between 1ST December 2020 and 14th December 2020. The actual number of days to be determined and agreed with the Consultant’s proposal.
The Consultant will conduct specific activities detailed below, and lead in the development of a Training Manual on Palliative Care for Managing TB Patients. This will be useful for providing training to Health Professionals and Community Health Workers, and also for use in raising awareness and for advocacy for palliative care interventions for TB patients at community level.
Specific Activities for the Consultancy
The Consultant will:
- Identify and collect TB and palliative care literature that will be used as resource materials;
- Develop a comprehensive Training Manual that MOHCC, CSO, NGOs and FBOs will use in capacity building sessions. Final topics, language and design will be agreed on by HOSPAZ, MOHCC and other KNTB partners.
- Validate application of the draft manual with key beneficiaries in the participating districts and incorporate feedback as necessary;
- Share the draft Manual with key people to be determined in consultation with HOSPAZ, its partners and MOHCC for their review; incorporate their findings and finalize the Manual;
- Assist HOSPAZ in organizing and facilitating one Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for partners staff and volunteers who will use the Training Manual.
- A comprehensive Training Manual developed and submitted;
- A TOT workshop completed and report submitted including post-training evaluation.
The Consultant will use a methodology that is participatory and includes consultations and listening to the views and perspectives of people who will benefit from the Training Manual including health professionals, partner staff and volunteers who will use it (including reviewing any existing training materials and methods). The Consultant will use a human rights and gender equality approach and embed best practice from this approach to palliative care awareness and personal empowerment training.
Applicants will be required to submit a detailed proposed methodology with their application.
Requirements for experience and qualifications
- A post-graduate qualification diploma/degree in palliative care or diploma in Oncology and Palliative Care or equivalent;
- At least 5-7 years of prior work experience in the field of training;
- Proven experience of working with a variety of palliative care patients including TB patients will be an added advantage;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing training manuals / modules / curriculum, training materials etc;
- Experience in using participatory methodologies will be an added advantage;
- Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitating stakeholders / working group consultations and training.
- Experience of working with communities and vulnerable PC patients will be an added advantage;
- Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English, Shona and Ndebele.
The proposal must contain:
- Profile of the Consultant(s) (max 1 page) explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
- Relevant experience (max 2 pages);
- Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables and timelines and number of days required (3-5 days);
- A detailed financial budget including time estimates for each task, billing rate, and estimation of direct expenses (e.g. phone calls and travel costs);
- The CV or CVs of the Consultant(s) involved in the assignment with their roles and responsibilities in the proposed task;
- At least two writing samples for which the Consultant(s) were a listed author that demonstrates their experience developing a Training Manual or similar deliverable (e.g. Training curriculum or toolkit).
Deadline: 26 November 2020