Call for Expression of Interest

at VSO Ethiopia
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted February 1, 2020
Category Consultancy
Health Care / Medical
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB



VSO is an international Non-Governmental development organization which works to create a fair world for everyone. VSO promotes volunteering for development and work through committed volunteers to deliver high impact interventions. VSO is currently operating in 23 countries implementing programmes with focus on education, health and livelihoods sectors.

VSO works to improve Maternal and Newborn Health/MNH/ outcomes for primary actors, including marginalized, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach women and newborns.  The goal of its MNH programme is to increase uptake of quality, evidence based MNH interventions at community and facility level to promote healthy pregnancy, safe delivery, and essential newborn care.


VSO’s global MNH Programme will be implemented in countries which include Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Uganda each of which have prior experience developing and implementing MNH programmes in respect of which a need is felt to build upon prior programming and lessons learned in order to strengthen the programme quality, outcomes and impact. As part of this plan VSO intends to carry out a comparative review of the standard operating procedures, policies and regulations set to guide operations of the primary level health facilities in the MNH programme implementing countries aiming at identifying possible policy interventions. To this end VSO is currently accepting expression of interest/EOI/ from suitably qualified consultants/firms for the provision of a consultancy service to conduct comparative policy review and analysis.  The expected deliverables of the consultancy service include

  1. A compilation of the national policies, standard operating procedures and operational guidelines that are designed to be operationalized at the primary health facilities in Uganda, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.
  2. Provide a comparative analysis between the three countries and comparison with relevant regional (AU) and Global (WHO) reference benchmarks.
  3. A social exclusion and gender analysis of the policies, standard operating procedures and operational guidelines showing how they impact on access to MNH services by vulnerable and marginalized groups.
  4. An outline of possible policy interventions.


Applying Instructions

Qualified consultants wishing to express their interest are hereby requested to submit their EOI. The EOI must include a contact name, phone and email address; summary information on related past experience and relevant technical expertise required to deliver the scope of work and outputs.

Bid documents with detail ToR of the consultancy service will be sent at later stage to shortlisted consultants.

Inquiries regarding the consultancy service can be sent to

EOI can be submitted in to the address below or via e-mail to

VSO Ethiopia

Around Sarbet, next to the back entrance of Canadian Embassy,

Nefas Silk Lafto Sub City, Woreda 3, H.NO 161/1

Addis Ababa

Office Tel: +251 113 84 81 55/+251 113 84 82 76/+251 113 84 80 56

Closing date: the closing date for this expression of interest is Monday February 10, 2020 4PM

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