Terms of Reference (ToR) for for Advocacy Survey and Skills Building Workshop Facilitator (Consultant)

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Terms of Reference (ToR) for for Advocacy Survey and Skills Building Workshop Facilitator (Consultant)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is seeking a bilingual (English and Russian speaking) expert consultant to facilitate a series of advocacy capacity building workshops with its member Association in Kyrgyzstan – Kyrgyzstan Midwifery Association (KMA).

Our Vision

ICM envisions a world where every childbearing woman has access to a midwife’s care for herself and her newborn.

Our Mission

To strengthen Midwives Associations and to advance the profession of midwifery globally by promoting autonomous midwives as the most appropriate caregivers for childbearing woman and in keeping birth normal, to enhance the reproductive health of women, and the health of their newborn and their families.

Background to the Consultancy

ICM developed the Midwifery Services Framework (MSF) to help countries apply the latest evidence, standards, and guidance to improve their policy and programming environment for developing and implementing Sexual Reproductive Maternal and Newborn Health (SRMNH) services provided by midwives. The MSF provides health planners, maternal and newborn health experts, policymakers, and other stakeholders with an evidence-based tool to implement the model of midwife-led continuity of care, which research has proven to be the most effective and desirable model of care provision for women and their families.

Midwives across the world face numerous challenges that impede their ability to provide quality, respectful, and dignified services to women and newborns in their care, in addition to advancing in their careers. Some of these issues can only be fully solved through broader systems change, such as improvements in government policies and funding, which necessitates strategic, focused advocacy efforts.

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports midwives and Midwives Associations (MAs) to advocate for improved policies and resources for midwifery and ensure better health outcomes for women, newborns and families. However, to strengthen the MA's ability to advocate, we need to understand their current capacity, identify any gaps and bridge them through appropriate training.

Application Procedure

ICM invites applications for an individual consultant to facilitate this advocacy assessment and training exercise. Interested applicants should submit their applications in English and include the following:

• An updated curriculum vitae (detailing the consultant's qualifications, experience and skills, maximum 5 pages)

• A letter of application, including remuneration requirements (daily rate) and contact details of three professional referees (preferably for similar assignments).

If you meet the above requirements, please send your application to communications@internationalmidwives.org by 20th October 2023. Please make sure to mention "KMA Facilitator" in the subject line. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications will be screened, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further processing.

Read the full ToR here. 


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