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Draft Medical Practice Act for the Republic of Marshall Islands

COUNTRY

Republic of Marshall Islands

JOB TITLE

Draft Medical Practice

JOB TYPE

APW

LAST DATE

July 03, 2019

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1. Purpose of the contract

Working closely with the WHO Division of Pacific Technical Support (DPS), Republic of Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, Public Service Commission and Ministry of Justice, the consultant will conduct thorough research diagnostic and develop country-specific national Medical Practice Bills in-line with the country’s Constitution and prepare necessary documents for submission to the Cabinet for the approval of the Bills.

2. Background

The global health system has changed over the years and it has resulted in changes in the clinical practice guidelines and health workforce competency standards. This has also introduced an opening to new risks due to outdated or non-existent legislation. Hence, improving and strengthening of the legal framework governing overall practice and competency of healthcare workers has become more important.

The Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, Public Service Commission and Ministry of Justice have partnered with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Pacific Open Learning Health Net (POLHN), to draft the necessary Bills to govern the current health related practices and competencies in the Republic.

3. Planned timelines

Start date:           10 August

End date:             30 August

4. Work to be performed

4.1 Method(s) to carry out the activity

The Consultant will:

  • conduct a desk top review of the existing legislative framework;
  • carry out a full diagnostic of the current medical practice including a legislative review and report on the same;
  • conduct in country consultations on the proposed legislation;
  • draft Bill;
  • prepare detailed explanatory memoranda for the new Bills;
  • draft the Cabinet submissions appending the new Bills;
  • provide upon request briefings on the proposed Bills; and
  • draft and submit a final report encompassing these terms of reference.
4.2 Outputs

In collaboration with the WHO Pacific Health Systems and Policy team, Republic of Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, Public Service Commission and Ministry of Justice, the consultant will produce the following:

  • an agreed work plan with timelines;
  • diagnostic and report on the health practice framework including legislative review and report on consultation with stakeholders;
  • draft Medical Practice Bill, detailed Explanatory Memorandum and Cabinet Submission and
  • draft subsidiary legislations to govern the processes within the Act.

5. Technical supervision

The selected consultant will work under the supervision of:

Responsible officer:

Mohammed Yasin, Technical Officer Pacific Open Learning Health Net, Pacific Health Systems and Policy, Division of Pacific Technical Support

Email: yasinm@who.int

Manager:

Dr Akeem Ali, Team Leader, Pacific Health Systems and Policy,  Division of Pacific Technical Support

Email: aliake@who.int

6. Specific requirements

Qualifications required:
  • Bachelor of Laws degree is essential;
  • Post Graduate Degree in Law is desirable.
Experience required:
  • At least 5 years of work experience with a specialisation in legislation drafting;
  • Knowledge of the international and regional medicolegal framework;
  • Experience working in Pacific island jurisdictions; and
  • Health related experience will be an asset.
Language requirements:
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
  • At least five years of direct work experience with LMS and online teaching;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Moodle and WordPress integration;
  • Demonstrated experience with developing online and offline courses for low resource setting;
  • Experience with curriculum development, design and evaluation;
  • Previous working experience with developing and designing POLHN e-courses will be an asset;
  • Knowledge about Pacific health system and Pacific internet infrastructure will be an added advantage;
  • Should be a more than 10 employee company with an ability to provide listed services; and
  • Should be able to provide CV of team members.

7. Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and produce succinct reports;
  • Producing results as measurable by specific outputs;

8. Location of assignment

Home-based and in-country

9. Timeline and duration of assignment

 Proposed activities

 

Number of daysDue dates
1.Consultation and diagnostic review;(3-4 days)15 August
2.Draft Bills in-line with Constitution and legislative drafting manual;(10 days)25 August
3.Prepare documents and submission to the Cabinet for the approval the Bills(2 days)30 August

10. Detailed cost breakdown

20% upon signature of the contract (To facilitate travel arrangement)12 August
20% upon submission of draft Bills in-line with Constitution and legislative drafting manual18 August
60% upon Submission of final report with first revision for the Cabinet30 August

11. Detailed cost breakdown

DescriptionCost
Daily professional rate = (preferably, 15 days) X (submit your expected daily rate)= __________
Per diem (WHO Rate/ country) x 5 days= __________
Return flight costs (your place – RMI– your place)= __________
Miscellaneous (if any, specify)= __________
Total= __________

12. Applications

All expression of interest should be submitted to wproungm@who.int  All communications relating to this should be addressed to Mohammed Yasin at yasinm@who.int

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please use Tender Notice No as shown on UNGM website as subject to all submissions.

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