Implementation of HPHC tool in Tanzania Consultancy

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Management Sciences for Health

The objective of this consultancy is to support the High Performing Health Care (HPHC) Tool implementation in Tanzania. The consultant will work with MTaPS to compile a nationally representative list of organizations, disseminate the HPHC tool to a sample of these organizations to complete, and follow up as needed to help ensure a high response rate. The consultant will also help organize a virtual half-day stakeholder workshop to disseminate the findings.


The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has developed the HPHC System framework and analytical tool to understand the extent to which the health care system is accountable, accessible, affordable, and reliable (AAAR). According to the framework, high performing healthcare exhibits all four characteristics and does so across all populations who need health care, especially those in vulnerable situations. The goal of the tool is to continuously strengthen health system processes and performance. Specifically, the goals are to:

  • Measure and track the level of health system performance over time, especially as measured by perceptions of AAAR care
  • Identify the strengths and weaknesses of health system processes related to quality; equity; resource optimization; responsiveness; resilience; private, community, and multisectoral collaboration; supply and demand side; and health system functions
  • Develop recommendations for policy, programs, and research


Funded by USAID, the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program, whose implementation is led by Management Sciences for Health, provides pharmaceutical system strengthening assistance for sustained improvements in health system performance and to advance USAID’S goals of preventing child and maternal deaths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and combating infectious disease threats, as well as expanding essential health coverage. MTaPS will use the HPHC tool to collect and analyze data and provide information about the functionality of Tanzania’s health system processes, functions, and intermediate outcomes. The Consultant will support the HPHC tool implementation with the following tasks:


1. Work with MTaPS team, mission point of contact, and government stakeholders to get necessary government approval letter

2. Compile a list of stakeholder organizations and associated email contacts spanning the four types of organizations outlined below and ensuring country-wide representation across all the regions.

  • Public sector – Government agencies/departments at the federal, regional, district and facility levels.
  • International organizations – UN (United Nations) agencies, donors,  international development organizations, and USAID implementing partners, etc.
  • Non-government organizations working in health sector
  • Private sector – professional associations, health facility associations, private health facilities, diagnostic, pharmaceutical companies, etc.

3. Work with the MTaPS team, OHS HPHC tool activity lead, and the mission point of contact to plan and implement the methodology considering national and sub-national estimates

4. Work with the MTaPS team and OHS activity lead to prepare an introductory letter to go with tool link.

5. Work with the MTaPS team, OHS activity lead, and CHISU HPHC web designer to obtain to the unique HPHC tool link. This link is shared in introductory letter with selected organizations through email to complete the tool questionnaire in 2-3 weeks

6. Follow-up with selected participants with reminders to keep high response rate

7. Work with the MTaPS team to organize a virtual half-day stakeholders meeting to share the salient results of the survey.

8. Work with the MTaPS team to prepare a 4-page report based on major findings

9. Attend routine meetings with the MTaPS team to plan the activity and address implementation issues as they arise. Also participate in debrief meetings with the in-country organizing committee and the USAID team lead.



  • Experience working with the USAID Mission, MOH, and international organizations in Tanzania
  • Knowledge and experience of the Tanzanian health system supported by the consultant’s CV
  • Knowledge and experience with key stakeholders in Tanzania’s health system
  • First degree in public health, medicine
  • Advanced degree preferable
  • Proven experience with survey data analysis
  • Based in Tanzania
  • Professional proficiency in English and Swahili
  • Prior experience with study coordination


MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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