REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI):
CONSULTANCY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES (KAP) SURVEY ON ZIKA AND ITS COMPLICATIONS IN SIX (6) CARPHA MEMBER STATES
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), with funding from the 11th EDF Programme for the Support for Health System Strengthening for prevention and control of
outbreaks of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases in the Caribbean, is seeking to engage a consultant to gain a better understanding of the population’s knowledge, attitudes and practices associated with Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) in six (6) CMS, that could be used to (i) further inform CARPHA of facilitators and barriers to implementing a community-based Vector Borne Disease public education campaign, and (ii) inform policies and strategies to reduce the spread of Zika, ChikV and Dengue.
Vector-borne diseases (VBDs) such as those caused by viruses and parasites which are transmitted to humans, mainly by mosquitoes, are a major threat to the health and economies of societies globally. Over 80% of the world’s population is at risk of contracting a VBD with mosquito borne diseases (MBD) having the greatest impact (Franklinos et. Al, 2019). MBDs such as human malaria, dengue, chikungunya and zika are diseases account for approximately 17% of the estimated global burden of infectious diseases, with approximately 700, 000 attributable deaths each year.
The Caribbean region is a hot spot for the emergence and persistence of VBDs in the American continent. Dengue-like illnesses were recorded in the Americas since the 1600s, but the modern era of understanding started with the isolation of the dengue virus for the first time in 1943-44. The Trinidad Regional Virus Laboratory (1952-1974) and the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC 1975-2012), which were merged into CARPHA in 2013, contributed significantly to the global understanding of the disease.
Objective of the Project:
The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
To contribute to the improvement of the public health of the Caribbean population and the sustainable social development of the Caribbean.
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Objective of the contract:
The objective of this contract is as follows:
To gain a better understanding of the population’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) associated with Zika and other MBDs in six (6) CMS, that could be used to (i) further inform CARPHA of facilitators and barriers to implementing a community-based Vector Borne Disease public education campaign, and (ii) inform policies and strategies to reduce the spread of Zika, ChikV and Dengue.
Geographical area to be covered
Six CARPHA Member States will participate in the KAP study. These may be selected from the list below:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines
For Legal and Natural Persons
- Has a professional certificate appropriate to this contract, such as at least a Master’s degree in a social sciences from a recognized university
- Minimum of three years’ experience (more than 3 years will be taken into account) working with teams of professionals and with senior-level technical officers
- Minimum of three years’ experience (more than 3 years will be taken into account) in conducting research projects
Specific Professional Experience:
- Minimum of three years of experience (more than 3 years will be taken into account) conducting mixed methods research projects
- Minimum of three years of conducting public health research which considers the cultural and political challenges faced by Caribbean territories (more than 3 years would be taken into account)
- Minimum of three years of data collection and analysis experience (more than 3 years will be taken into account)
The maximum amount for this activity is EURO 150,000 (inclusive of incidentals)
The indicative period of the contract is: Nov 2021/ Dec 2021/Jun 2023/July 2023, a duration of 18 months. EOI’s must be submitted using the template attached.
CARPHA invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV’s, brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, business profile, etc.). Suitably qualified consultants will be short-listed and invited to tender for the Project through a competitive procedure. EOI’s must be submitted using the template attached.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Expressions of interest must be delivered in English by email to the address below by
30th September, 2021 at 4.30 pm Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to:
Following the assessment of the submissions, a shortlist of not less than three, and not more than eight applicants will be provided with the terms of reference and invited to submit technical and financial proposals to undertake the assignment. CARPHA reserves the right to reject late applications or to cancel the present invitation partially or in its entirety. It will not be bound to assign any reason for not short-listing any applicant and will not defray any costs incurred by any applicant in the preparation and submission of Expressions of Interest
Caribbean Public Health Agency
16-18 Jamaica Boulevard
PORT OF SPAIN
EOI’s must be submitted using the template attached