Requests for proposals

PMNCH RfPs and Agreements for Performance of Work

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health regularly advertises Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for various contracts related to work on maternal, newborn and child health. Below is a listing of the latest RFPs. Please note the PMNCH Conflict of Interest Guidelines on your right.


Request for Proposals: An analysis of the political, institutional and technical context of short and medium-term overseas development assistance for Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent related health programmes

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH; Partnership) is seeking consultancy services of a qualified provider to undertake an analysis of the political, institutional and technical context as related to the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) aimed at supporting Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) programmes and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) more specifically. This information is expected to inform the membership of PMNCH and the global health community at large about the nature of any ODA bottlenecks, where they might occur and how stakeholders can act together to address them.
Deadline for applications extended to: 11 August 2017

Please see below the questions and responses

  • Could you elaborate on how you are proposing to define the “technical” context for ODA – for example, is this in terms of the allocation of resources in relation to the disease burden or refers to the technical classification and analysis of ODA data or both/ other aspects?

    To avoid the exclusion of relevant factors, we are not applying a specific definition for the ‘technical’ context of ODA. However, it would include both the allocation of resources to disease burden and the technical classification (e.g. maternal health, sexual and reproductive health etc.) and analysis of ODA data
  • Are you proposing that the analysis focuses on the large/ key donors (government and foundation) or be comprehensive in nature and encompass views of smaller-medium scale donors as well? Accordingly one would consider whether desk-based analysis and structured interviews would suffice, or whether a survey would also be needed.

    Proposals could consider methodology and analysis relevant to both large/key donors and smaller/medium scale donors.
  • Could you provide some more details on the envisaged process in terms of the role of the advisory group of partners – specifically, some information on the size and composition of the group, and whether their review will be conducted individually/ remotely or whether a group meeting is planned where the consultants can present the draft report and discuss feedback in person?

    This piece of work will be overseen by two Partner co-leads and an advisory group of interested partners, drawn from the PMNCH membership. The co-leads will co-chair the advisory group of partners. The advisory group will be made up of interested partners from all PMNCH constituencies, who will participate in the reviewing and commenting on the draft reports as they emerge from this analytical work. This is expected to at least include the inception report, draft report, and the final report. As the advisory group is still being established, we do not have an indication of size, however, it is expected that this group’s membership is likely to be fluid in nature, with partners being involved as and when they deem it appropriate. A face-to-face meeting of the advisory group is not anticipated and the review will be conducted remotely, and will potentially include one or two group calls.

Apply to RFPs by email only to:
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Email: pmnch-rfp@who.int
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Questions may be directed to the same email address.