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The mHealth starter pack, hereafter mHSP, represents a complete mHealth solution as a customizable framework and ready to deploy platform including a mobile application to run on Android smartphones and necessary backend infrastructure developed through a coordinated effort by the Innovation Secretariat and the Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO) within UNFPA. Furthermore, the development of the mHSP has not been a centralized initiative in Headquarters alone. Instead it has been built on the strengths and competencies of colleagues and other stakeholders across the organization through a participatory approach using community building and crowdsourcing as core values.
To date, over 10 country offices are in the process of deploying solutions based on the mHSP. It is expected that this number will continue to grow as additional country offices adopt the methodology and software solution available in the global mHealth starter pack. The end goal being to have the mHSP in use and adapted by every UNFPA country office to address the needs of adolescents and young people. This mHSP will continue to draw from the existing architectures and models and their related strengths and weaknesses, but also on new and emerging technologies given the fact that most existing solutions use outdated software that may also be proprietary.
In order to continue the success of the adoption of the mHSP, routine maintenance of the system and further development of the software shall be required. UNFPA has decided to outsource the required services in the form of a contractual agreement for personnel resources and described in the section on “Required Personnel Resource Profiles”.
A team of personnel from the selected bidder will be placed to work on development, enhancement, systems administration, etc. of the mHealth Starter Pack as and when required. At that time, UNFPA will provide the terms of reference for specific projects and will work with the selected bidder to determine the composition of the team.