Ipas is a non-profit organization working through local, national and global partnerships to ensure that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights, through enhanced access and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care.
The Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CTOPA) no 92 of 1996 as amended gave women and girls in South Africa the right to terminate the pregnancy on their informed choice under certain conditions and circumstances before the 20th week of pregnancy. To support full implementation of the CTOPA, Ipas, among others, is collaborating with the National Department of Health (NDOH), several Provincial Departments of Health (PDOHs) other stakeholders and communities.
Purpose of the Consultancy
This consultancy is aimed at leading the accreditation process of Ipas training manuals and various modules aimed at strengthening and building the capacity of health professionals to deliver quality evidence based sexual reproductive health services. The accreditation process should aid in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for professionals to learn and improve their knowledge, skills, competency and enhance their abilities in clinical procedures around comprehensive abortion and contraceptives.
Scope of Work for the Consultant
The Consultant is expected to execute the assignments at his/her own premises using his/her own property and technology and hold direct responsibility for the quality of delivered outputs. The detailed activity outputs expected from the consultant are intended as guidelines; the Consultant is expected to provide input based on his own knowledge and experience.
- Review all relevant national documents and Ipas materials including the existing training curriculum, training packages, tools and resources to ensure that there is alignment between Ipas’s training curriculum objectives and those of the National Department of Health and the different governing bodies
- The consultant will be required to research on the relevant accreditation bodies and guide Ipas on the best plan of action
- Package training materials to incorporate different learning and teaching methodologies, strategies and principles that incorporate virtual, face to face and blended sessions to enable health professionals to improve and have effective professional development
- Follow the required procedures to ensure that at the end of the assignment, Ipas training manuals will be accredited with the most appropriate/reputable accreditation body (ies) of South Africa.
Duration of the consultancy is 40 days commencing from 1 October 2020. Dates may be subject to change.
The consultant will be paid a daily rate that should be indicated in the consultant’s proposal.
Appointment of a service provider
Ipas SA reserves the right not to appoint any service provider for the proposed work and will not be liable for any expenditure incurred in developing a detailed work plan. Any appointment will be officiated through a signed consultancy contract.
Expressions of interest
An expression of interest must accompany the CVs of the consultant, detailing previous relevant experience, a copy of previous similar work with a brief proposal on the process and timelines for this work and referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention Thulile Zwane.