Ipas is a non-profit organization working through local, national and global partnerships to ensure that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights, through enhanced access and use of safe abortion and contraceptive care.
The 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CTOPA) gave women and girls of South Africa the right to abortion under certain conditions before the 20th week of pregnancy. To support full implementation of the Act, Ipas, among others, is collaborating with the National Department of Health (NDOH) and several Provincial Departments of Health (PDOHs).
Ipas SA works with partners such as National Department of Health, Provincial and Districts Departments of Health to increase women’s and girls’ access to safe, high quality contraceptives and abortion. The organization’s programs include work to strengthen health systems by training safe abortion providers and clinic staff. Currently Ipas is implementing a Private Public Partnership COVID-19 emergency support for ensuring Long Acting Reversible contraception (LARC) access for vulnerable women and girls in Gauteng and Limpopo Department of Health (DOH), South Africa and private providers including selected pharmacies.
Purpose of the Consultancy
The consultant will conduct a GIS mapping of LARC private service provision by services providers contracted by Ipas in specified geographic locations to show many different kinds of data on one map to enable Ipas to easily identify, analyze, and understand patterns and relationships. The consultant will also be responsible for advising Ipas on the best and most effective use of the outcomes of the GIS mapping exercise with the aim of achieving the following:
- Improved decision making decisions are made easier because specific and detailed information is presented about one or more locations.
- Reduce costs and increase efficiency especially with regards to forecasting and estimating demand for services
- Improved communication between any involved organisations or departments as the visual format is easily understood by all.
- Managing geographically knowing what is and will be occurring in a geographic space in order to plan a course of action.
Scope of Work for the Consultant
The Consultant is expected to execute the assignments at his/her own premises using his/her own property and technology and hold direct responsibility for the quality of delivered outputs. The detailed activity outputs expected from the consultant are intended as guidelines; the Consultant is expected to provide input based on his own knowledge and experience. The consultant is expected to;
Deliverables / Outputs
Estimated Duration to Complete
Dates Review and Approvals Required
1: Inception report
5 Working Day
2: GIS database
15 Working Days
3: Printable maps
10 Working Days
The consultant will be paid a daily rate that should be indicated in the consultant’s proposal.
Appointment of a service provider
Ipas SA reserves the right not to appoint any service provider for the proposed work and will not be liable for any expenditure incurred in developing a detailed work plan. Any appointment will be officiated through a signed consultancy contract.
Expressions of interest
An expression of interest must accompany the CVs of the consultant, detailing previous relevant experience and a copy of previous similar work with a brief proposal on the process and timelines for this work to: email@example.com. Attention Thulile Zwane.