AMP Net Mapping Project Coordinator

Organization: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Closing date: 13 Jan 2017

Overall objective:

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention’s Net Mapping Project surveys every LLIN manufacturer each quarter and quantifies the number of nets that have been delivered to each country on a worldwide basis. The project maintains a database of net deliveries by country from 2004 to the present and provides a solid reference point for further calculations on progress toward universal coverage, deterioration, and the need for new nets.

The project also tracks deliveries by donor and produces a quarterly report that is distributed to a wide array of malaria professionals and AMP member organizations. The data have been referenced in several publications (e.g. WHO World Malaria Report and UNICEF) and provide an accurate reference to the number of nets currently in each country.

The objective of this consultancy is to enable the Net Mapping Project working group chair to collect, analyse and distribute the data for 2017, maintain and improve the database, initiate and develop maps that can enhance the relevance of the data, and meet with net manufacturers individually to resolve issues and to ensure strict confidentiality.

Terms of reference for consultancy:

AMP’s focus has been on building country capacity for LLIN scale-up by mentoring National Malaria Control Programmes (NMCP) and in-country partners’ staff, conducting specialized trainings, coordination, drafting, editing and dissemination of two editions of comprehensive LLIN-scale-up toolkits, and by providing both in-country and remote (distance) technical assistance. AMP monitors country progress and bottlenecks through weekly conference calls and an annual AMP meeting that brings together partners to promote advocacy, resource mobilization and technical exchange. To date, AMP has been carrying out activities which have been recognized by partners and countries alike as being of extremely high quality and contributing directly to accelerating and/or jump-starting LLIN distributions using ad-hoc resources.

The Net Mapping Project surveys every LLIN manufacturer each quarter and quantifies the number of nets that have been delivered to each country on a worldwide basis. The project maintains a database of net deliveries by country from 2004 to the present and provides a solid reference point for further calculations on progress toward universal coverage, deterioration, and the need for new nets. The project also tracks deliveries by donor and produces a quarterly report that is distributed to a wide array of malaria professionals and organizations. The data have been referenced in several publications (e.g. WHO World Malaria Report and UNICEF) and provide an accurate reference to the number of nets currently in each country.

The consultancy will allow the time and effort to organize the quarterly requests, collect, analyse and distribute the data, maintain and improve the database, initiate and develop maps that can enhance the relevance of the data, and meet with net manufacturers individually to resolve issues and to ensure strict confidentiality.

The AMP’s Net Mapping Project’s principal aim is to determine the actual number of LLINs currently in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond. At the current time the Net Mapping project reports on a quarterly basis using excel tables. Further mapping methods will be explored and developed by the consultant. An additional focus of 2017 will be to continue the development of in-country maps that will detail the location of delivered maps by district or province in selected countries.

Alignment to the IFRC’s objectives and strategy:

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP) is a multi-sectorial partnership within Roll Back Malaria supporting countries, in collaboration with working groups, to achieve Global Malaria Targets. AMP is chaired by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

AMP’s Net Mapping project aligns to the Federation’s Strategy 2020 as they support the achievement of strategic aims 1) Save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises and 2) Enable healthy and safe living.

Project objectives and timelines:

The aim is to collect LLIN procurement and delivery data from all relevant sources including manufacturers, involved with the procurement and delivery of LLINs in Africa. The data will be entered into the Net Mapping Project database.

Quarter 1 2017 report deadline: 30th April 2017

Quarter 2 2017 report deadline: 31st July 2017

Quarter 3 2017 report deadline: 31st October 2017

Quarter 4 2017 report deadline: 31st January 2018

An additional aim for 2017 is to continue the development of in-country maps that detail the location of delivered LLINs if data is obtained from country NMCPs and further funding is approved for the development of an interactive internet-based program through a web developer.

Desired outcomes

1) 2017 Q1 final report

2) 2017 Q2 final report

3) 2017 Q3 final report

4) 2017 Q4 final report

5) Final 2017 consolidated report

Consultancy outputs

The principal output of this project will be a series of tables and geographical maps showing delivery and distribution of nets in 2017 by country throughout Africa and beyond.

Method of delivery and reasons for selecting that method

The type of data to be collected from manufacturers will include the year, the country, the number of LLINs.

The data will be entered into the Net Mapping Project database.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and daily rate to melanie.caruso@ifrc.org – note that only successful applications will receive an electronic response.

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