Terms of Reference: Support and design of e-learning courses for MTaPS Nepal

Management Sciences for Health

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

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Support and design of e-learning courses for MTaPS Nepal

Introduction and Background:

The USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program enables low- and middle-income countries to strengthen their pharmaceutical systems, which is pivotal to higher-performing health systems. MTaPS focuses on improving access to essential medical products and related services and on the appropriate use of medicines to ensure better health outcomes for all populations. The program brings expertise honed over decades of seminal pharmaceutical systems experience across more than 40 countries. The MTaPS approach builds sustainable gains in countries by including all actors in health care—government, civil society, the private sector, and academia. The program is implemented by a consortium of global and local partners and led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit.

MTaPS Nepal’s initial goal is to strengthen the country’s pharmaceutical system, with emphasis on the Department of Drug Administration (DDA), to increase the regulatory maturity level. The MTaPS Nepal program focuses on three areas: 1) strengthening good governance, finalizing the extensive pharmaceutical sector legal update, and implementing of a quality management system and a regulatory management information system; 2) supporting implementation of good practices in both government and private- sector retail pharmacies and wholesalers; and 3) strengthening management of medicines to achieve pharmaceutical policy objectives.

MTaPS Nepal would like to develop e-learning modules on Good Pharmacy Practices (GPP), Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and a module instructing users in how to upload application, renewals and modifications in the new regulatory management information platform called Pharmadex. Each topic would require separate e-learning modules. The MTaPS will provide the necessary technical expertise to discuss and outline the content of the modules.

The length of each of these modules and sessions could be approximately 1-2 hours through appropriate medium such as Text / Multi-Media /Web-Based. MTaPS Nepal is looking to engage a firm with the following expertise for this service.

  • Resource person(s) capable of developing and optimize training materials in the topics on GPP, GDP and Pharmadex in collaboration with MTaPS topic specific technical experts
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in developing and designing infographics and web-based application
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Nepali is required.
  • Prior experience working with USAID implementing partner projects preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing e-based teaching material and other educational materials
  • Experience of preparing e-learning course through Moodle is preferred.

A: Description of Services to be provided

Under the supervision of the MTaPS Technical Advisors the firm will support the MTaPS Nepal team to develop distance learning solutions, such as e-learning courses and learning management technologies/systems. The firm will design number of e-learning course modules, preparing training materials, as follows:

  • Good Pharmacy Practice
  • Good Distribution Practice
  • Operation of Pharmadex

Each module will include a posttest that has to be passed to document having taken the course and a certificate can be developed and printed. All materials and associated tools will be produced in English and Nepali.

The firm will undertake the following activities:

1. GPP E-Learning Module

  • Prepare training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording, role plays etc.) for GPP
  • Study already existing GPP training from other sources
  • Finalize complete course structure, text, audio, video and graphics in consultation with MTaPS Nepal team
  • Design interface, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course
  • Adapt new and refined technical content materials for the e-learning course modules based on feedback by MTaPS Nepal
  • Submit final e-learning course package and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

2. GDP E-Learning Module

  • Prepare and update training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording) for GDP
  • Finalize complete course structure, text, audio, video and graphics with consultation on MTaPS Nepal
  • Design interface, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course
  • Adapt new and refined technical content materials for the e-learning course modules based on feedback by MTaPS Nepal
  • Upon final approval, package the course and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

3. Pharmadex E-Learning Module

  • Prepare and update training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording) for Pharmadex Registration (Pharmacy) Module
  • Finalize complete course structure, text, audio, video and graphics with consultation on MTaPS Nepal
  • Design interface, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course
  • Adapt new and refined technical content materials for the e-learning course modules based on feedback by MTaPS Nepal
  • Upon final approval, package the course and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

B: Delivery Schedule/Milestones

Deliverable

Expected Date of Completion

Per Deliverable Rate

GPP E-Learning Module


100%

1. Final training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording) and course structure

1-Apr-2022

30%

2. Design interface, multimedia, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course

15-Apr-2022

50%

3. Submit final e-learning course package and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

30-Apr-2022

20%


TOTAL

100%

GDP E-Learning Module


100%

1. Final training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording) and course structure

1-May-2022

30%

2. Design interface, multimedia, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course

15-May-2022

50%

3. Submit final e-learning course package and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

30-May-2022

20%


TOTAL

100%

Pharmadex E-Learning Module


100%

1. Final training materials (slide decks, presentation scripts and webinar recording) and course structure

1-March 2022

30%

2. Design interface, multimedia, templates and graphics; and build the e-learning course

15-March 2022

50%

3. Submit final e-learning course package and deliver all source files to MTaPS Nepal

31-March 2022

20%


TOTAL

100%

C: Supervision and reporting responsibility:

The firm will be supervised by, and report to MTaPS team, focal person will be assigned later. The firm will liaise with the other members of the MTaPS Nepal team, relevant MTaPS headquarters and regional technical staff, and work in collaboration with the Department of Drug Administration (DDA).

D: Authorized Travel (if applicable)

X Travel is not authorized in connection with providing the Services.

The firm will provide remote support. 

Interested companies/firms are requested to respond to the RFP along with the following documents

  • Letter of interest.
  • Technical proposal, which includes objectives and methodologies along with a detailed timeline.
  • Financial proposal indicating all associated cost for delivering the e-learning module with breakdown of expenses
  • Copy of firm/company registration certificate (Applicable only for firm/company)
  • Company Profile (Applicable only for firm/company)
  • Copy of PAN/VAT registration certificate (Applicable only for firm/company)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate (Applicable only for firm/company)
  • CVs of technical experts

Interested companies/ firms are requested to send application and listed documents to npprocurement@msh.org before 16-Jan-2022. Only shortlisted vendors will be notified for further process. MTaPS Nepal reserves the right for selection of vendor(s). For queries, please contact us at npprocurement@msh.org before 14-Jan-2022.

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For the Proposal form, please go through the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OEBQIsaZWTKvRvTbFGwi4I4nwYli61Ov/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=106755148129806025610&rtpof=true&sd=true

For TOR, kindly go through the link below:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xrWQV6kmYrOZNx0msUkKQH3pnnD17893/view?usp=sharing

Note: This advertisement has been extended to 16 January 2022, due to an incorrect email address to submit proposals on the earlier advertisement. The correct email address to submit the response to this advertisement is npprocurement@msh.org.

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Posted Date 23 Dec, 2021
Apply Before 16 Jan, 2022
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