Consultant to provide an in-depth analysis on SAS

19 April 2019

Vientiane, Lao PDR

UNFPA Office in Lao PDR is looking for a consultant to provide an in-depth analysis on stock availability survey (SAS).

Duration of the work:                    From beginning of May to June 2019 (20 working days)

Place of work:                                 Vientiane capital and field work in some provinces in Lao PDR


Scope of work:


The consultant is expected to support the Country Office to:

  • Review  existing  reports  and  analyze  the  results  of  previous  Stock  Availability  Surveys  to  identify  key  questions/areas  for further analysis in consultation with MoH and UNFPA
  • Develop a detailed plan for the in-depth analysis indicating key activities, and setting critical milestones in the process
  • Design and develop tools for in-depth analysis based on Stock Availability survey results to gain insight into reasons behind frequent stock out of RH commodities and find ways to address issues in consultation with MOH and UNFPA
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance to the overall process of the qualitative analysis which may include additional survey in consulting with MOH and UNFPA
  • Carry out the data analysis and prepare the final report on the in-depth analysis focusing on identification of reasons behind stock-outs and make key recommendations to address issues highlighted
  • Present the findings to the stakeholders and incorporate comments into the final report


  • Methodology and survey tools including inception Report for the exercise (outline of detailed plan and methodology) on 7 May 2019
  • Presentation of the main findings to share with stakeholders in country on 24 May 2019
  • Final in-depth analysis report 29 May 2019

Qualifications and Experience:


  • Advance degree in Public Health Management, Health System Management, Sexual Reproductive Health, Population and/or related social science field
  • Demonstrated capacity for conducting formative research is required
  • Ten years professional experience in the field of SRH, development and/or population activities
  • Experience with medical and/or reproductive health commodities and equipment Logistical Management Information Systems
  • Experience in research and research methodologies in reproductive health areas
  • Knowledge of Integrated Logistics Systems in developing countries
  • Knowledge of Health Policies in Laos as well as health situation including family planning
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English
  • Previous experience with similar exercises will be considered an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required, especially in writing
  • Working knowledge of Lao, however, if necessary consultant should procure an interpreter

All interested applicants should submit the following:


A cover  letter, CV in English  with Personal History Form (P11  Form)  (providing details of the required  experience enumerated

above), listing three references and consultancy rates quoted in USD.


Applications should be sent to UNFPA Office, UN House, Ban Hatsady, Lane Xang Avenue, P.O. Box 345, Vientiane (Tel: 856 21

267777, 267633) or email to:  indicatingApplication for a consultant to provide in-depth analysis on stock availability survey (SAS) ”. To obtain full Terms of Reference or P11 form, please contact UNFPA office.




Terms of Reference of the consultancy can be shared upon request.


We will only consider applications with complete P11 attached. UNFPA will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom

UNFPA has a further interest. UNFPA reserves the right to appoint prior to the closing date.


UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS

status. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.