Abt Associates Inc
Expanding Social Health Protection for Women at Risk of Migration in Honduras
The Local Health System Sustainability Project (LHSS) is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aims to help low-and-middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-financed health systems as a means to support high performing health systems. The LHSS Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Bureau Activity (LAC Bureau Activity) aims to expand social health protection (SHP) for women migrants and individuals at risk of migration in the LAC Region. The LHSS program in Honduras will work with the Honduran government and local stakeholders to support improvements to social health protection that consider the health needs, capabilities, and preferences of women who are at risk of migration
The objective of this award is to find a local partner to lead the in-country implementation of work plan interventions in Honduras.
To accomplish this, LHSS will collaborate with a “subcontractor” to engage with the Government of Honduras (GOH) and local partners from the private sector and civil society, to assess the needs of the population of women at risk of migration and to co-design a process for sustainably expanding existing SHP mechanisms for women at risk of migration.
Working through the local partner engaged through this RFP, LHSS will supplement the desk review to conduct a rapid country assessment that will take a deeper look at the SHP experiences, needs, and challenges facing vulnerable women in Honduras, who are at risk of migration. Findings from the literature review will be supplemented by key informant interviews with government agencies, the private sector, international partners, communities, and women’s groups.
The subcontractor will engage key stakeholders, including government partners (e.g., Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Social Security), USAID mission officials, civil society organizations (e.g., CBOs and NGOs) working on health, SHP, and/or migration issues, international/multilateral organizations working on health, migration and/or SHP, and private health providers offering services to vulnerable women to convene a stakeholder workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and agree on actions needed to improve existing SHP platforms for women at risk of migration and establish a steering committee that will serve as an advocacy and advisory forum for improving SHP for women at risk of migration. With support from the steering committee and national counterparts, the subcontractor will develop a roadmap for the adaptation and phased implementation of the social health protection platform to improve SHP for women at risk of migration.
The Offeror will be responsible for:
Period of Performance:
Commencement date: January 1, 2022
Completion date: September 30, 2022
Please visit the following link to find more information about this RFP and detailed instructions on the proposal and budget: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-LOkcD_qox0ojiA7Y11YReRxgmR-MZYF/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=111606819947548073667&rtpof=true&sd=true
The offeror must submit their technical and cost proposal no later than 2:00 pm ET, on: December 10, 2021. Any questions concerning this solicitation should be submitted in writing by 2.00 p.m. ET, on December 2, 2021. No questions will be answered by phone. The proposal and questions must be submitted electronically not later than the closing time/date shown above to: