2018 Consultant mission Malawi

During 2018 (January-August), the consultant provided 6 short-term missions to assist the Ministry of Health Malawi and the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM). The support followed a series of earlier support missions in 2016 and 2017, respectively. ​The purpose of the assignment was to provide support and guidance on the implementation of the MOH-CHAM Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) as well as on the administration of the Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Specific objectives of the assignment were to support consolidation, expansion and improvement the SLA program, to strengthen SLA program implementation and management of CHAM Secretariat and to assist in the development of a performance contract between CHAM and MOH. A process approach was applied with respect to organisational strengthening and capacity building. The support was demand-driven and result-oriented taking circumstantial challenges and opportunities into consideration. Overall, the assignment contributed to invigorate SLA program reliability and execution, enhance organisational readiness and capacity of CHAM to execute the SLA program and strengthen relationships and collaboration between the MOH and CHAM.