Term of Reference for Developing Mobile Application using DHIS 2 or OpenSRP for provision of Family Planning services in the community using the Balanced Strategy Plus as well as the Tanzanian Family Planning Guidelines
Pathfinder International received funding from USAID through Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) to implement Reproductive Health/Family Planning activities under the Landscape Conservation in Western (LCWT) Tanzania project. Within the LCWT project, reproductive health (RH)/family planning (FP) activities fall under intermediate result (IR) 4 which covers both community and health facility-based FP interventions. The community-based interventions include recruitment, training, and working with community health workers (CHWs) in the provision of voluntary FP education, services, referrals and referral tracking for client follow up. The facility-based interventions include training of health service providers on comprehensive FP counselling and provision of both Short Acting methods (SA) and Long Acting Revisable Contraceptives (LARCs). Other facility-based interventions are supportive supervision, on the job mentorship of the providers as well as supporting the health facilities and the providers to comply with family planning and environmental standard provisions and procedures. In addition, the project implements mobile outreach clinics, whereby teams of trained service providers travel to remote villages and health facilities and work in collaboration with CHWs and village leaders to mobilize and delivery voluntary FP information and services to women, men and youth.
2. Objective of the study
This terms of reference includes activities to be completed by Contractor/Developer to develop a mobile based solution using one of the following open source platforms DHIS 2 or OpenSRP for provision of Family Planning Services in the communities under the Landscape Conservation in Western Tanzania (LCWT) project.
The Contractor/Developer will develop a training curriculum and support training of providers and program staff on the mobile system. They will provide ongoing maintenance of the system over the duration of the program. The Contractor/Developer will work with Pathfinder to shift the management of the system to the districts of program intervention after the end of program. All data from this project will be owned by Pathfinder and districts and then overall management of the system will be shifted to the government after close out of the project.
3. Request for Proposal
Pathfinder International calls for proposals from contractors/Developers who can engage in the development and deployment of such mobile applications.
Primary Activities Include:
a.Develop a Family Planning (FP) Mobile Application for Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Supervisors
The Contractor/Developer will work with Pathfinder to specify requirements to the family planning application to include Barcode/QR Code scanning options during referral issuing, Population, Health and Environment (PHE) Messages and comprehensive follow-up modules. The Contractor/Developer will build the applications and conduct internal testing, in collaboration with Pathfinder. The Contractor/Developer will then work with Pathfinder staff and national family planning trainers to refine the application.
b. Provide training of trainers [TOT] workshop to Pathfinder staff to enable training of CHWs and their Supervisors using the mobile Family Planning apps.
The Contractor/Developer will support Pathfinder to update the curriculum for training CHW and their supervisors on the FP mobile Apps. The Contractor/Developer will train the Pathfinder field teams to lead the training through a training of trainers’ workshop which will consist of xx week trips to each region of Kigoma and Katavi. The Pathfinder team will then lead the CHW/Supervisor training and be responsible for follow-up. After the training of trainers. The Contractor/Developer will provide remote support to the Pathfinder teams.
The Contractor/Developer will lead a training of trainers’ workshop to train Pathfinder on how to train CHW and Supervisors. This will occur in conjunction with the CHW TOT mentioned above. This training will support Pathfinder to teach CHW Supervisors to send messages to CHWs regarding method availability and outreach services.
The Contractor/Developer will integrate selected indicators into Pathfinder’s DHIS-2 database.
Reports will be made accessible on dashboards tracking CHWs monthly reports (CHWs Monthly Performance and District, Ward and Village performance). The Contractor/Developer will develop and modify the dashboard reports which allows tracking of selected indicators
The Contractor/Developer will work with Pathfinder to make FP dashboard, including:
The Contractor/Developer will provide ongoing technical and programmatic support to the project, including review of data, troubleshooting technical issues, regular meetings with the Pathfinder.
1.Develop CHW FP application & Training of trainers
2.Dashboard updates for Family Planning system
3.Maintenance of Family Planning system:
Modification of Dashboard as mutually agreed on by both parties
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The Contractor/Developer will develop a training curriculum and support training of providers and program staff on the mobile system. They will provide ongoing maintenance of the system over the duration of the program. The Contractor/Developer will work with Pathfinder to shift the management of the system to the districts of program intervention after the end of program.
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