Short-Term Consultancy – In-Country Early Childhood Development Landscape Analysis

Technician Engineers (10 Positions)
Short-Term Consultancy
In-Country Early Childhood Development Landscape Analysis – Ghana
mothers2mothers (m2m) seeks the services of a consultant to conduct an in-country landscape analysis of the broad Early Childhood Development (ECD) context, programmes, and best practices (national/regional – government, civil society and private sector) in Ghana. This will help to inform planning for inaugural implementation of m2m’s integrated ECD/RMNCH (Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Child Health) model in Ghana.
Background to m2m
mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based non-governmental organisation which believes that a healthy generation starts with mothers. From an initial goal of eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, our model has evolved to providing family-centered education and support for RMNCH, focused on reaching the most vulnerable women and young children at the health facility, household, and community level. In 2017, with our partners, we enrolled nearly 2.3 million new clients into care across seven African countries, delivering services in health facilities and communities at over 1,000 locations, and employing 2,912 HIV-positive women as peer Mentor Mothers. In Kenya and South Africa, we have successfully scaled up our Mentor Mother Model through phased government adoption and ownership, and in 2018, we began a similar process in Mozambique.
Scope of Work
m2m requires a consultant to conduct in-country formative research and landscape analysis of the ECD/RMNCH context in Ghana. The proposed work to be accomplished under this consultancy consists of:
1. Landscape Analysis in Ghana
Conduct formative in-country research on ECD context, programmes, best practices, key stakeholders to inform planning for inauguration of m2m’s integrated ECD/RMNCH programme in Ghana (focused on pregnant women, children aged 0-3 years and their parents/caregivers).
2. Convening meeting/making introductions
  • Facilitate key introductions at the country-level including to other partners working in the ECD arena, key stakeholders, and ministry contacts.
  • Organize and support key stakeholders forum to introduce m2m to the Ghanaian context.
  • Represent m2m at local forums, as needed.
Methodology to include desktop research, document reviews, face to face meetings/interviews with key informants/stakeholders.
Period of Support
  • From 20 May 2019
  • Up to 40 days
Travel Requirements
Internal travel within Ghana, as necessary
To apply, please submit a motivational letter, CV (including references) and examples of similar work undertaken, to Fiona Burtt & Megan Guzman with subject line ECD Ghana Consultancy. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate to undertake the SoW. Closing Date: 17 May 2019.
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