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Request For Proposal: PATH-2021-002 Inclusive Leadership Program Design (Women in Leadership)



Abt Associates on behalf of the PNG Australia Transition to Health Program (PATH) is seeking proposal submissions from suitable organizations (consulting firms, non-profit organisations, research and academic institutions etc.) with the expertise and capability to provide a comprehensive and consolidated design of a transformative Inclusive Leadership program for the PNG health sector across the selected six PATH demonstration provinces (Morobe, Western Highlands, West Sepik, Western, East New Britain, and Autonomous Region of Bougainville).

PATH is a key investment aligned to the Government of PNG’s National Health Plan and  the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Health Portfolio Plan. PATH is a five-year health sector strengthening program funded by the Australian Government in partnership with the Government of PNG between 2020 to 2025 and is currently in inception phase until June 2021. PATH has been specifically designed as an ‘adaptive program’ to implement a flexible approach to respond to changing circumstances in PNG, informed by evidence and lessons from previous experience of what does or does not work. PATH recognises that health systems strengthening must be locally generated and scaled and includes an absolute commitment to long term gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) outcomes including a specific focus on supporting women’s leadership in health.


Comprehensive design of a 4-year inclusive leadership program to be delivered under PATH Program within the six (6) demonstration provinces.

Engagement Deliverables

Delivery of an Inclusive Leadership Design includes the following:

  1. Mobilise and manage an agreed design team;
  2. Design framework, workplan and inception report;
  3. Stakeholder engagement strategy and consultation with key stakeholders;
  4. Brief interim aide memoire and presentation;
  5. Draft design document;
  6. Final design document and presentation.

Approach to Market

Those interested in participating in this competitive approach to market can request the Request For Proposal (RFP) documentation from the Abt Associates Contact Officer at – or can access the RFP documents from

PNG based and international organisations may submit a proposal to this RFP. Any international organisation bidding on this work must partner with a PNG local organisation and where possible PATH encourages bidders to work with women-led and focused organisations and/or Disabled Persons Organisations. PATH encourages a consortium arrangement between PNG and non-PNG organisations for the design and delivery of the Inclusive Leadership Program.

RFP documentation is made up of the following:

Industrial Briefing: 7 April 2021 from 10:00am - 12:00pm PNG Local Time via Microsoft Teams / Webex.

Request for Proposal submissions closes on 21 April 2021 at 5:00 PM, PNG local time.

Enquires should be made to

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