The Cambodian Midwives Association and the EMBRACE Project are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced local consultant to undertake the tasks described in these Terms of Reference.
It is expected that the work will take about 40 hours to complete. Apart from necessary meetings in Phnom Penh with the Association and EMBRACE project representatives, the consultant will work from their normal base location. The consultancy must be completed before the end of March 2017. The fee payable for this consultancy is USD 1,000.00 inclusive of all expenses and taxes incurred by the consultant.
Proposals should be written in English and sent by e-mail to email@example.com by 18.00 on Tuesday February 28, 2017. They should include:
1. Your curriculum vitae.
2. The names and contact details of at least two referees, together with a short description of the work you did for them.
3. A short summary of your experience in relation to the purpose of the consultancy.
4. A description of how the work will be done.
The Cambodian Midwives Association and the EMBRACE Project reserve the right to reject proposals without explanation and will not reimburse costs incurred in preparing proposals or attending pre-contract meetings.
The Cambodian Midwives Association is the voice of midwives in Cambodia. The Association focuses on advocacy and training for its members who work in health authorities and health facilities in all provinces and municipalities in Cambodia.
The EMBRACE Project aims to increase utilization of health services and consumption of nutritious foods with a focus on mothers, pregnant women, newborns and children under five years old in Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines and Rwanda. The project is funded by Global Affairs Canada and ADRA Canada. In Cambodia the EMBRACE project is being implemented by ADRA Cambodia but some project activities are being contracted to other organizations. M’day Reak Reay Kone Reak Reay will be the lead organization for the EMBRACE project in relation to this consultancy.
Following an earlier consultancy, the Association decided to make more use of its Facebook page to disseminate information in the Khmer language about the midwifery profession, midwifery practice, Ministry of Health policies and guidelines, and the Association’s activities to all its members and to other interested people. The content can include text, diagrams, photographs, videos and links to other internet sites. The Association is a member of the International Confederation of Midwives and some site content can come from the confederation or other sources in English and will be translated into Khmer before uploading.
The number of posts by the CMA has increased and we are now seeking to further enhance the value of posts to midwives, attract more midwives to use the page (and join the Association if they are eligible), and encourage comments and greater sharing of ideas and experience.
The primary audience is CMA Members but the intention is that the platform should be of value to:
• All practicing midwives in the public and private sectors;
• People working in organizations supporting midwifery services;
• Student midwives;
• People working in midwifery education and/or continuing professional development.
The consultant will:
a) Review the posts on the CMA Facebook page since October 1, 2016 to assess progress towards the aim of disseminating information to help CMA Members in their daily work.
b) Consider ways to develop the platform as an online discussion forum in which CMA Members share knowledge, experiences and issues encountered in their daily work.
c) Identify ways in which the platform might be used as part of the activities included in CMA’s Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020.
d) Provide a short report in English covering the activities carried out by the consultant and the recommendations made.
M’day Reak Reay Kone Reak Reay will pay the consultant in two equal installments. The first payment will be made when the contract is signed. The second payment will be made when the consultant’s report is received and accepted. Invoices are required for both payments. Payment can be made in cash or by transfer to a bank account nominated by the consultant.