UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund, is the world’s largest international source of funding for population and reproductive health programmes. UNFPA works with governments and non-governmental organizations in over 150 countries as the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled... UNFPA assists countries to formulate population policies, programmes and strategies in support of sustainable development.

CARMMA is an African Union initiative with the broad objective of doubling efforts to surmount the challenges of the high Maternal Mortality in member countries. The initiative sought political commitment at the highest level in each member country and countries were to mobilize domestic resources to compliment donor resources so as to deal with the myriad of problems associated with maternal mortality. Ghana committed to implementing CARMMA and this was taken up by the former First Lady, Mrs Ernestina Naadu Mills with support from UNFPA and Ghana Health Service. Ten (10) Regional fora were organised at which MMDCEs, DCDs, PMs, DPOs and District Directors of Health Services, representing each MMDA, presented situational reports on the state of Maternal Mortality in their various districts and municipalities. Subsequently, all MMDAs fashioned out Plan of Action which has been captured into a comprehensive Report: “Rising to meet the challenges of reduction of Maternal Mortality in Ghana”.


The CARMMA report was disseminated and situational report sought by His Excellency, The President of the Republic in 2013 and in the first quarter of this year-2014, a similar activity is scheduled for the President of the Republic of Ghana through the Minister of Local government and Rural Development, in the later part of the year,to call on all the ten regional ministers and the 216 municipal and District Chief Executives to account for the progress oncommitments made. This ToR is to engage a consultant to undertake an exercise to verify the status of redemption of these promises.



The overall objective of the assignment is to monitor the implementation by documenting the commitments fulfilled by the District Assemblies in relation to curbing maternal health in their respective districts from 2012 till date. This will be measured against commitments made in the aforementioned document: “Rising to meet the challenges of reduction of Maternal Mortality in Ghana”.



Scope of Work:

  1. Track CARMMA  commitments  in the accountability report and document what has been honoured and what aspect remains to inform the President of the Republic on the way forward
  1. Conduct a desk review on the subject matter (maternal mortality) to aid the undertaking of this assignment.
  2. Conduct interviews with district and regional policy makers to obtain information commitments fulfilled
  1. Undertake field visits to the 10 regions and using the accountability report,  document the fulfilled commitments from the Regions and the Districts


UNFPA will receive;

  • Documentation and analyses  of key findings from the desk review, interviews and field visits
  • A hard and soft  copy of the final report
  • The consultant will undertake any other duties related to this assignment and ensure its satisfactory conclusion.



Time Frame:

  • Desk review (2) days
  • On-site -ten (10) days
  • Drafting of reports (3) days


Required Expertise:

The company/Institution must have extensive practical experience in data collection and conducting research into feasible methodologies and documentation. The company/Institution should have the following basic qualifications and related experience as follows:

  • Knowledge of Maternal Health  and development issues
  • Strong knowledge and experience in information/data collection approaches
  • Excellent research and analytical and writing  skills
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Knowledge of UN System/UNFPA procedures would be an asset
  • Considerable experience in working with MMDAs