EOI for QGIS Training and Preparation of Health Maps (Atlas)


USAID’s Strengthening Systems for Better Health (SSBH) Activity is a 5-year project aimed at improving health outcomes in Nepal, particularly for the most marginalized and disadvantaged groups in the country. This will be accomplished through supporting the Government of Nepal’s efforts to expand access to and use of quality maternal, newborn and child health and family planning services, with a specific…

EOI for QGIS Training and Preparation of Health Maps (Atlas)

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified consultants or firms to provide facilitation of QGIS Training and Preparation of Health Maps (Atlas) of SSBH Working Municipalities.

The detail Statement of Work will only be shared with individuals or firms determined to be qualified to carry out the work. 


For training: The role of the expert/firm will be to:

  • Prepare training package in close collaboration with focal person at IHIMS and MEL team at SSBH. The manual developed by SSBH on QGIS for internal training will be provided to the consultant/firm as a reference.
  • Prepare training materials (i.e., manuals, cheat sheets) for the use during and after the training by the participants.
  • Prepare data sets examples and exercises relevant for the health programs (using reference of Nepal’s HMIS and other health data) for mapping and geospatial analysis
  • Facilitate two batches of five-day training events with pre- and post-test evaluations.

For map development: The role of expert/firms will be to:

  • Develop high resolution map of 138 SSBH municipalities showing all health facilities and other key features. SSBH will provide     the coordinates of the facilities and shape files of Nepal’s administrative boundary.
  • Develop maps of Karnali and Lumbini Provinces by showing key health and socio-economic indicators of the municipalities.
  • Design an atlas book by compiling all maps.
  • Submit all updated GIS database with shapefiles developed under this SoW. 
  • Claim no proprietorial ownership or copyright of the maps.
  • Be available to discuss feedback and alterations at given notice.
  • Be willing to modify or edit the maps as per the feedback provided by SSBH.


  • Individual expert or firm with a minimum of five years of professional experience in providing services in visualization using GIS software (QGIS/ArcGIS).
  • Experience in GIS-based designing and visualization in the health data, such as geo health mapping of multiple indicators and designing communication material using GIS in the public health sector.
  • The GIS expert/firm team must be highly proficient in GIS to develop final deliverables.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading GIS mapping and geospatial analysis training using QGIS/ArcGIS
  • Familiar with and knowledge of Health Management Information Systems including its DHIS2 platform

Expression of Interest should be forwarded by email to procurement@ssbhnepal.org by Feb 9, 2022. Individuals applying should submit the updated resume and Expression of Interest. And firms applying should submit the Company Profile, Company Registration Document, VAT registration document and Expression of Interest.

EOIs received after the stated deadline will not be considered. Telephone inquiries will not be entertained. SSBH reserves the right to decide upon and select the appropriate individuals for further discussions and negotiation.