The goal of post-pregnancy family planning is to help women avoid unintended pregnancies during the postpartum and post-abortion period and beyond, allowing them to adequately space their pregnancies for optimal maternal and child health outcomes. It recognizes the unique opportunity to reach women while they are engaged with healthcare services following childbirth and provides them with the information, resources, and support they need to make choices that align with their individual circumstances and reproductive intentions.
On average, almost all pregnant women (98%) receive at least one contact of antenatal care by a skilled provider and almost 9 out of 10 them (89%) give birth under the care of a skilled provider. Furthermore, the majority of ANC and childbirth services are provided at the primary health care level. Kenya faces significant challenges in maternal and child health, including high maternal mortality rates and a high total fertility rate. These factors create an excellent milieu for integrating post-pregnancy (post-partum and post-abortion) family planning into primary health care. While universal availability of voluntary and quality PPFP counselling and services has the potential to minimize the unmet need, improve the mCPR and transform the lives of women and their families, this proven high impact practice is unfortunately yet to be institutionalized and fully implemented in Kenya, making the postpartum and post-abortion periods continue to be missed opportunities for FP in the life-course of many individuals
There is a need to address the gap in post-pregnancy and post abortion family planning services in Kenya to ensure that women have access to and can make informed choices about contraception after childbirth. Jhpiego- through its project- Accelerating Post Pregnancy Family Planning Integration into Primary healthcare services in Kenya (APIP), is working in collaboration with MOH, COG and NCPD, to support counties to address these challenges across the WHO health systems strengthening building blocks.
The Ministry of Health is seeking an experienced and highly skilled consultant to support develop a comprehensive national implementation plan for the scale-up of post pregnancy family planning in Kenya. The primary objective of this consultancy is to provide strategic guidance and technical expertise to the Ministry of Health in order to improve access and utilization of family planning services among women during the postpartum period.
We are seeking the services of a qualified consultancy firm or individuals to develop a Post-pregnancy family planning scale up implementation plan for Kenya. The development of the post-pregnancy family planning scale-up implementation plan will be led by the Ministry of Health â Division of Reproductive maternal health and include collaboration with National Council for Population and Development (NCPD). Other key collaborations will include development partners, non-governmental organizations, and RH/FP donors. The implementation plan will be designed for use by various stakeholders including civil society organizations, government agencies, and other actors in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
The PPFP scale up implementation plan will be developed through a consultative and participatory process with key stakeholders in Kenya, including government agencies, development partners, civil society organizations, and private sector actors.
The policy document on post-pregnancy family planning scale-up implementation plan will aim to:Improve Access: Ensure that all women have access to post-pregnancy family planning information and services, regardless of their geographic location or socio-economic status. Increase Awareness: Conduct awareness campaigns to promote the importance of post-pregnancy family planning and dispel misconceptions and address barriers to access of available services. Strengthen Healthcare Systems: Develop the capacity of healthcare providers to offer high-quality post-pregnancy family planning services. Monitor and Evaluate: Establish a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track the progress and impact of the scale-up roadmap.
Key Components of the PPFP scale up implementation planGuidelines and Protocols: Establish standardized guidelines and protocols for post-pregnancy family planning services in healthcare facilities. Training and Capacity Building: Provide comprehensive training and capacity building programs to program managers and healthcare providers to deliver quality post-pregnancy family planning counselling and services. Integration with RH and HIV programs: Integrate post-pregnancy family planning services into existing maternal and child health programs as well as HIV programs. Community Engagement: Engage community leaders and stakeholders to create awareness and encourage support for post-pregnancy family planning. Additionally, will define the role and expected deliverables of community health promoters in post-pregnancy FP Data Collection and Analysis: Update a data collection system to comprehensively monitor the uptake and impact of post-pregnancy family planning services. Sustainability: To ensure the long-term sustainability of the scale-up implementation plan, there will be a focus on building partnerships, capacity strengthening, and domestic resource mobilization The implementation plan will include a timeline, resource allocation, and a clear division of responsibilities among involved parties.
ResponsibilitiesConduct a thorough assessment of the current post pregnancy and Post abortion family planning landscape in Kenya, including existing policies, programs, and resources. Engage with key stakeholders, including government officials (Council of Governors, Ministry of Health, NCPD), County health leadership and management teams, healthcare providers, NGOs, and community leaders to gather feedback and input on the development of the implementation plan. Analyse data and research findings to identify gaps, challenges, and opportunities for scale-up of post pregnancy family planning services. Develop a comprehensive implementation plan that outlines the strategic priorities, goals, and activities required to improve access and utilization of post pregnancy family planning services. Provide recommendations for strengthening the health system and building the capacity of healthcare providers to deliver high-quality post pregnancy family planning services. Collaborate with the Ministry of Health and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the implementation plan aligns with national priorities and existing policies. Support the Ministry of Health in the development of a monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress and outcomes of the roadmap implementation. Prepare and deliver presentations, reports, and other communication materials to disseminate implementation plan and recommendations to key stakeholders.
Tasks and Proposed PPFP/PAFP Scale up Roadmap development process (Methodology)
The consultancy will include the following tasks:Inception report: Prepare an inception report detailing how the consultancy will be undertaken PPFP/PAFP Scale up implementation plan outline : Prepare and present an outline for the scale up roadmap Assessment and data collection : conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current post pregnancy and post abortion family planning landscape in Kenya. this includes reviewing existing policies, guidelines and resources as well as gathering data on contraceptive use, access and barriers to identify gaps, challenges and opportunities for improvement. Stakeholder Engagement: Consult with national and county governments health leadership and management officials, healthcare providers, NGOs, community leaders, and women (15-49yrs) for their input and feedback help shape the roadmap and ensure that it is responsive to the needs and priorities of the target population. Data a nalysis and synthesis: analyze data and stakeholder input and synthesize to identify common themes, trends, and priorities that will inform the strategic direction and goals of the roadmap. PPFP Scale up formulation: Formulate an implementation plan based on the findings from the assessment and stakeholder engagement outlining the strategic priorities, goals, and activities required to scale up post pregnancy and post abortion family planning services. The roadmap should be evidence-based, context-specific, and aligned with national priorities and policies. Consultation and validation : Share draft roadmap with relevant stakeholders for consultation and validation to allow for additional input, feedback, and refinement for diverse perspectives and expertise of those involved. Monitoring and evaluation framework development : Develop a robust monitoring and evaluation framework alongside the roadmap that includes indicators, data collection tools, and reporting mechanisms to track progress and outcomes of the roadmap implementation. Presentation and dissemination: Prepare and present the final roadmap, along with the monitoring and evaluation framework to key stakeholders through workshops, conferences, and reports Implementation and review: The implementation plan will be implemented with various stakeholders taking responsibility for specific activities and interventions. the consultant will conduct regular reviews and evaluations to assess progress, identify challenges, and make necessary adjustments to ensure effectiveness and sustainability.
Milestone Schedule and number of days
Number of Days
An inception report
An outline of the Scale up roadmap
A desk review report and ppt presentation that summarizes the current Landscape of PPFP/PAFP in Kenya
Sstakeholder consultations on the needs/gaps, opportunities and priorities of various stakeholders for PPFP scale up implementation plan
Report on the stakeholder consultations
Participation at workshop to review current FP guidelines
Participation at workshop to draft PPFP scale up implementation plan
Consolidate draft PPFP/PAFP scale up implementation plan which includes a situational analysis, strategic priorities, goals, and activities required to scale up post pregnancy and post abortion family planning services. and a monitoring and evaluation framework
Participation at validation meeting
Final scale up implementation plan
A final report summarizing the consultancy process, challenges, lessons learnt and recommendations
Total number of days
Period of performance (Timeline for assignment)
The scope of work is scheduled for 24 days. This consultancy is expected to be finalized within 3 months of contract signature unless otherwise stated by the Ministry of Health. It is expected that the assignment will be concluded within the three calendar months from the commencement date. The start and end dates will depend on when the consultant and Jhpiego sign a consultancy agreement.
The day to day management of this consultancy will be done by Ministry of Health in close consultation with APIP Project.
The FP program in Ministry of Health will provide oversight and technical support during the review and drafting workshops, validation meeting and finalization of the PPFP scale up implementation plan. Other key Government of Kenya agencies and development partners will also provide technical inputs during the development to ensure quality before finalization.
Required QualificationsMasterâs degree in the field of medical, nursing or public health A minimum of 15 years of experience working in the field of reproductive health, family planning, or related areas. In-depth knowledge and understanding of the post pregnancy and post abortion family planning landscape, policies, and programs in Kenya. Proven experience in developing strategic plans, roadmaps, or similar documents for scaling up health interventions. Strong analytical and research skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information into clear and actionable recommendations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders. Familiarity with the Kenyan healthcare system, including the Ministry of Health structure and processes. Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Financial Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The consultantâs payments to be done based on achievement of milestones-based certification of satisfactory work as per work plan and endorsed by both the Ministry of Health and Jhpiego.
Submission of Proposals
Ministry of health Kenya through its partners including APIP Project will bear the travelling costs associated with this engagement.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit their technical and financial proposals, CV, a cover letter outlining their relevant experience, and a sample of their previous work related to strategic planning or roadmap development.
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