Consultant, Khartoum, Sudan

Organization: WHO - World Health Organization

Country: Sudan

City: Khartoum

Office: WHO Khartoum

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Consultant (Sudan /Khartoum)


( 2103334 )

Grade : No grade

Contractual Arrangement : External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 5 months

Job Posting: Jul 14, 2021, 7:34:59 AM

1- Purpose of the Consultancy

The TORs aims to recruit a national consultant to support the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) to endorse the national hospital sector strategy for Sudan and implement the key priorities of this strategy, using a guide called "path to transformation". It is in line with implementing the regional framework for action for the hospital sector at national levels.


Hospitals are complex institutions that are key components of health care systems, receiving a high percentage of the country’s health expenditure. Hospitals play a critical role in moving towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Hospital care, planning and management is a priority area of work for Sudan as well as for the WHO at the country and regional levels. Therefore, Sudan has developed the national strategic plan for the hospital sector, in the context of the regional framework for action for the hospital sector, to respond to the population’s health needs and to cover the required services at the secondary and tertiary level, and to improve hospitals performance. Currently, there is a need to support the FMOH to endorse the strategy and implement the priority interventions of the strategy, which were identified during a national workshop conducted in February 2021.

Further, since the country lacks capacities in hospital management; therefore, it is also requested by the FMOH that the WHO provides technical support in institutionalizing the capacity building of hospital management.

In addition, the country is currently facing political instability and financial crises, which significantly impact the stability of personnel at the ministry of health at all levels, resulting in more weakening of the health care management.

To reduce the impact of this problem, the WHO-country office is planning to recruit a long-term consultant to support the ministry of health in guiding the implementation of the strategy as per the tasks identified in this TORs.

3-Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

Start date: 1st August 2021

End date: 31 December 2021

4-Work to be performed

Output (1): Priority areas of the hospital strategic plan are identified and implemented at different levels (national/state/facility levels)

Deliverable 1.1: To support FMOH to endorse the national hospital sector strategy for Sudan, in the context of the regional framework for action for the hospital sector

Deliverable 1.2: Guide the ministry of health to finalize/list priority strategic interventions of the national hospital strategic plan (as entry points), informed by identified prioritized interventions during the national workshop conducted in Feb 2021

Deliverable 1.3: Providing technical support to Implement the identified key strategic interventions using the guide "path to transformation" at the national/state/facility levels (as pilot projects)

Deliverable 1.4: Develop and operationalize the M&E framework, through collaboration and coordination with FMoH, to track the implementation of the key strategic interventions of the national hospital strategic plan at different levels, supported by regular monthly reporting

Deliverable 1.5: Identify implementation gaps, challenges, and approaches to address and overcome these challenges

Deliverable 1.6: Ensure proper implementation of the "Demonstration Projects" in selected states using different funding opportunities. This is a project to pilot a package of interventions to improve the service at different level of service in 2 states, then roll out.

Output (2): Set of Key performance indicators for hospital performance is established and operationalized

Tags data collection health services pilot projects resource mobilization service management universal health coverage

Deliverable 2.1: Provide support to the Federal Ministry of health to define a set of key performance indicators at the hospital and national levels.

Deliverable 2.2: Build national capacities of the FMoH in implementing the developed set of indicators

Deliverable 2.3: Provide the FMoH with technical advice on the institutionalization of data collection , analysing, and use for improvement.

Output (3): Hospital management capacity building is institutionalized

Deliverable 3.1: Support the FMoH to review the role and responsibilities of hospital managers and administrators and identify the required competencies to deliver these tasks

Deliverable 3.2: Support the FMoH to develop a roadmap for institutionalizing the competency-based capacity building in hospital management as per identified roles and responsibilities.

Deliverable 3.3: Develop a competency-based capacity-building programme for different hospital managerial levels, including hospital directors, hospital senior and middle-level mangers

Deliverable 3.3: Support ministry of health in resource mobilization and implementation of the programme

Output (4) : Periodic report on implementation progress using agreed M&E framework

Deliverable 4.1: Monitor implementation and submit regular reports on achievements and propose solutions to overcome challenges.

Deliverable 4.2: Submit final report on the planned tasks.

5-Technical Supervision

The selected Consultant will work on the supervision of: Responsible Officer: Dr Imad Ismail


Manager: Dr Nima Abdi


6-Specific requirements

Qualifications required: University degree in health services management, hospital care and management or relevant field

Experience required: Essential : at least 5 years of relevant experiences in health service management and particularly on hospital care management.

Desirable: Experience is working on hospital strategic planning.

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge: Excellent oral and written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to draft high quality report.

Language requirements: Excellent knowledge of English Language

7-Place of assignment

No travel included

8-Medical clearance

The selected Consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness for work.

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