Requests for proposals

PMNCH RfPs and Agreements for Performance of Work

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health regularly advertises Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for various contracts related to work on maternal, newborn and child health. Below is a listing of the latest RFPs. Please note the PMNCH Conflict of Interest Guidelines on your right.


Administrative & Coordination Support for the 2018 Partners’ Forum in India

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health is seeking administrative and coordination support for the 2018 Partners’ Forum in India. The contractor will ensure that the logistics and administrative arrangements for the Partners' Forum are implemented in an effective, coordinated and timely fashion, including post-event wrap-up.

The role will require supporting all event-planning partners in Delhi, India (e.g. MoHFW Partners Forum cell, National Organising Committee (NOC) and its sub-committees, events management agency, media and communication agency) to ensure a constant flow of information between partners, as well as between Delhi and the PMNCH secretariat in Geneva, as required for key decision-making.

The contractor will work in close collaboration with the Partners’ Forum National Organizing Committee’s logistics focal person/s at both the global and national level to provide administrative and logistical support to the Partners’ Forum in India. The services required are more fully described in the Terms of Reference (ToRs) below.

Deadline for application: 25 November 2017 17:00 CEST


Consultant/s to provide technical and writing support to country teams working on the Success Factors country case studies

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health is seeking consultancy services to provide technical, writing and analytical support to country teams for the development of high quality country case studies. The services required are more fully described in the Terms of Reference (ToR) at the end of this invitation for proposals letter.

This RfP is open to individuals, companies and joint proposals. By joint proposals it is meant that two or more entities may form a consortium and submit one proposal offering to jointly undertake the work. Such a proposal must be submitted in the name of one member of the consortium - hereinafter the “lead organization". The lead organization will be responsible for undertaking all negotiations and discussions with, and be the main point of contact for WHO. The lead organization and each member of the consortium will be jointly and severally responsible for the proper execution/ implementation of the contract and the accomplishment of agreed deliverables.

Applicants must demonstrate their expertise in the field of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and/or sustainable development, working across sectors; and strong analytical skills, including synthesis of health and development data from multiple sources and methods and competence in qualitative and quantitative analysis. Please see the ToRs for additional required competencies and experience.

Deadline for application: 29 November 2017 23:59 hours CEST


Support for the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Coalition

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH; Partnership) is seeking services from a qualified contractor to provide technical, communications and administrative support to the Chair and Member Secretary of the Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) Coalition (RMNCAH Coalition; the Coalition), to help achieve its objectives. The Coalition seeks to support improvement in RMNCAH outcomes, through alignment and partnership building by:

  • reinforcing and aligning existing coordination mechanisms to facilitate inclusive multi-stakeholder engagement - including by reviewing the SRMNACH partner landscape and cross-sectoral linkages, as appropriate;
  • identifying priority areas to be addressed e.g. Adolescent health, Early Childhood Development, Quality assurance/Quality, Equity, Dignity;
  • identifying and articulating problem statements in the priority areas. These could include communications and advocacy needs for upscaling of innovations/best practices amongst states e.g. documentation, dissemination to promote information-sharing, social, behavioural and community engagement, repositioning RMNCAH to attract greater attention in high priority states/districts, modifying existing guidelines etc.;
  • developing actionable recommendations in each priority area based, inter alia, on global recommendations/best practices; and
  • facilitating implementation of selected recommendations.

The provider’s overall tasks would include Communication and Administrative Support as well as technical support. The services required are more fully described in the letter and the Terms of Reference (ToRs) thereafter.

Deadline for application: 11th December 2017 17:00 CEST

Apply to RFPs by email only to:
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Email: pmnch-rfp@who.int
Please indicate reference in email subject line.
Questions may be directed to the same email address.