To support the assignment, the USAID Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening (RHSS) Project is seeking qualified professional(s) to carry out the functional analysis of the HIGE. The consultant(s) will work closely with the RHSS Project team throughout the entire assignment. RHIC has approached the RHSS Project and requested technical assistance to carry out a functional analysis (FA) of the Rwanda HI environment and governance functions. The main objectives of the FA are to:
The assignment will involve developing a conceptual framework that clearly describes the ideal situation for a well-governed HI environment. The framework, coupled with a thorough situation analysis, will define the current HI environment in Rwanda in a structured way.
The formal setting: Clearly understand the roles and functions of concerned actors as formally defined and assigned (set up) by laws, regulations, Ministerial orders, etc. Clearly determine how key roles and functions are defined and assigned. This is to identify gaps in the formal settings definitions and attributions compared to the referenced conceptual framework retained for the FA.
Compliance with the formal setting: Assess whether formally defined and assigned roles and functions are actually assumed and exercised by the concerned actors or not; if they are, measure the extent to which they are understood and/or applied; if not applied, identify why and which institution is presumed to assume and exercise the given role and function. This is to understand actors’ degree of understanding and compliance with formal settings in place.
CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK DESIGN AND FA IMPLEMENTATION APPROACH
The assignment will be performed in two main phases/steps:
Two deliverables will be prepared, one at the end of each step:
Both reports will be subject to reviews for inputs and validation. The design and implementation of the study will be done in close consultation with RHIC and MOH. A steering committee of the FA will be set-up to guide and oversee its design and implementation. The consultant(s) will advise on the composition and establishment of the committee and contribute to the elaboration of the TORs for the committee.
The in-country consultant will drive the FA on a day-to-day basis and will be managed by the RHSS Project team with technical oversight from the home office. The in-country consultant will support the FA as follows:
Deliverables: inception report, report part 1, report part 2, and a policy options paper.
TIMELINE AND LEVEL OF EFFORT (LOE)