The overall objective of the consultancy is to lead and provide technical support to the process of defining and costing a Uganda National Minimum Health Care Package (UNMHCP) for UHC taking into consideration Uganda's Road Map Towards Universal Health Coverage 2019-2030. This will consider changes in the various factors comprising of social, economic, and epidemiological pattern of diseases among others to improve the quality, availability, and breadth of essential, and increasingly specialized health care services in Uganda.
Deliverables and preliminary Timelines The deliverables and their due dates are outlined as follows: I. A final inception report (5-7 pages) for the assignment detailing the key questions that will be answered, the technical approach, a template for cataloging the costing exercises that have been done to date, and work plan due end of week 1. II. A PowerPoint presentation (PPT) detailing the proposed UNMHCP emerging from the expert committee and synthesis of available costing information - due end of week 4. III. A Microsoft Excel file with the cost models for NHIS basic package and UNMHCP, and a PPT of high-level results- due end of week 6 IV. A final report and PPT that present the consultant team's recommendations as well as feedback received from the select committee- due end of week 8.
Consultancy Costs and Payment Modalities USAID UHSS will meet all the consultancy costs of this assignment on a fixed price basis. Payment will be done depending on satisfactory delivery of deliverables as highlighted in the contract. There will be no costs to be paid other than the costs that will be highlighted in the contract. All costs will be paid in Uganda Shillings. Competitive market rates will apply, and the consultant should submit an all-inclusive fee (lump sum) in his/her proposal.
Reporting The consultant shall report directly to the Commissioner, Planning, Financing and Policy for the strategic guidance and the Deputy Chief of Party, Uganda Health System Strengthening (UHSS) Activity for the contract management.
Duration of the assignment This exercise will be carried out during the period between June - August 2021.