17 August 2012

Ghana Health Service recruits HIA and other health experts for a consultancy

The Ghana Health Service will conduct a strategic Health Impact Assessment (sHIA) of the country’s oil and gas development plan. The objectives of the sHIA are to:

  • Generate a comprehensive review of human risks associated with different development scenarios for oil and gas sector, for example in the context of chemical spills, changes in communicable disease patterns, workplace based accidents and injuries etc.;
  • Identify which interventions and response capacities would be needed to address those issues, including so as to not overwhelm existing health systems capacities;
  • Establish a population health baseline, framework for use in monitoring and reporting of health impacts (both positive and negative) generated as a result of the growth of the petroleum industry;
  • Develop Ghana’s institutional capacity for the use of HIA tools and methods for the eventual application to other sector policies, plans and projects, for example in mining, energy or agriculture.
The Ghana Health Service now invites eligible Consultants (Health Impact Assessment Specialists, Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Chemical Safety Specialists) to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested Consultants should provide information indicating they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, description of similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staff, curriculum vitae etc) Consultants may associate to enhance their qualifications.

A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the Public Procurement Act, 2003 (Act 663) of the Republic of Ghana.

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 08.00hrs to 17.00 hrs GMT.

Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below on or before 14.00 hrs GMT, on September 03, 2012              
THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT
GHANA HEALTH SERVICE
LIMB FITTING CENTRE, TEMA STATION
NEAR RENT CONTROL
P.M.B. MINISTRIES

Tel:  (233) 0302 687853
Fax:  (233) 0302 687853 (for queries only)
E-mail: procurement@ghsmail.org