ENGAGEMENT OF A NATIONAL CONSULTANT TO PROVIDE TECHNICALASSISTANCE FOR MAPPING OF PROVIDERS OF ANTENATAL CARE/PREVENTION OF MOTHER TO CHILD TRANSMISSION OF HIV SERVICES IN 36+1 STATES

Job
title:
  National Consultant: PMTCT mapping

Duration:  10 days

Starting
Date:
  January
2022 (10 working days)

Location:   Abuja, Nigeria

 

1.0  Background:

 All pregnant women are
expected to be provided with quality service irrespective of their location and
socio-economic status. However, in Nigeria, only one third of pregnant women
have access to services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT)
services. Among the many reasons is the fact these services are only available
in about 25% of the approximately 25,000 antenatal clinics listed in the health
facility registry maintained by the Federal Ministry of Health. Even at
facilities that are listed as providing PMTCT services, the full range of HIV
services they offer is uncertain as are the linkages between PMTCT, adult ART
and paediatric ART services.

This
situation has contributed to poor PMTCT and paediatric HIV indices. By the end
of 2020,  the coverage of PMTCT was as
low as 44%. Globally, Nigeria contributes the highest percentages of HIV
positive pregnant women who are not on treatment (24%), babies with new HIV
infections (14%), and children who die from AIDS-related causes (12%).
[1]  

The
National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NASCP) has worked with all 36+1 states
to develop state-specific frameworks to remedy the poor PMTCT and paediatric
indices. The first key action in these frameworks is the identification and
mapping of health facilities that provide antenatal care./PMTCT services.
During this process, the HIV and related services each facility provides will
be documented and selected data extracted. A substantial proportion of pregnant
women receive antenatal care from traditional birth attendants (TBA) and other
unskilled providers outside formal health facilities. Therefore, TBAs and their
service delivery points will also be mapped as part of this process. The
information provided by this mapping exercise will be used to designate all
providers of antenatal services/PMTCT as hubs or spokes and for other
programmatic actions.

 

2.0  Purpose

To
provide technical assistance to NASCP in the planning, implementation, and
documentation of the mapping of health facilities and informal service delivery
locations that provide antenatal care/PMTCT services in 36+1 states.

 

3.0  Task Description and responsibility

·        
Technical consultation at
national level for planning and execution of this assignment;

·        
Collation of comprehensive
list of HIV/AIDS service providers and services rendered in each State by
geographic location, facilities and program area based on the confirmation at
the LGAs;

·        
Technical assistance support
to NASCP, and regional consultants or Mapping and data collection;

·        
Support finalization of tools
for implementation of this mapping assignment;

 

 

4.0  Deliverables

The
key deliverable of the consultancy is:

·        
Comprehensive technical report of mapping
of ANC/PMTCT Services in the 36+1 states

 

 

5.0 
 Qualifications/Requirements

 

·        
Advanced
degree in public health, social sciences, or other related area

·        
A
minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in management of public health
programme/project management

·        
Demonstrable
experience in HIV data management including data analysis is required

·        
Experience
in GIS mapping is required

·        
Excellent
English language writing skills

·        
Ability
to deliver reports in MS Word format and MS Excel required

·        
Previous
experience in performing similar assignments will be an asset

·        
Excellent
facilitation and team management experience will be an advantage

 

6.0 
Contracting and accountability

The
consultant will be accountable to the National Coordinator NASCP 

 

7.0 Duration: This
assignment will be implemented over 10 working days.

S/N

Activity

Number of Days

0

Inception meeting

0

1

Development of the reporting template for the mapping exercise
from the 36+1 states 

1

2

Review and collation mapping output and reports from 36+1 states

2-5

3

Finalization of comprehensive mapping and technical report

6-10

 

 

8.0`COLLECTION OF REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) DOCUMENT

The Request for
Proposal (RFP) can be downloaded from this link: https://www.naca.gov.ng/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/RFP-for-Consultant-PMTCT-_BL118-NASCP-1.12.21-FA.pdf

 

9.0 
Remuneration

S/he will be paid
competitive fees for the agreed duration based on qualification and experience
and in line with the approved rate. Refer to RFP document for detailed request
on estimated cost of service.

 

10.0GUIDELINE FOR SUBMISSION
AND OPENING OF DOCUMENTS

·        
A
complete set of Proposal documents and Term of Reference (ToR) in the English
Language for the consultant to provide technical assistance for mapping of
providers of antenatal care/Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV
Services in 36+1 states
.

·        
The
detailed Proposal must be in English Language and submitted in
three (3) hard copies each (one original & two copies) of the requested documents and
financial proposal. The original of the Technical Proposal with copies
in one (1) envelope and the original of the Financial Proposal with
copies in another envelope, duly marking the envelopes as “Technical” and
“Financial.” shall be individually enclosed. The two (2) envelopes shall then
be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope, and
clearly marked at
the topmost right corner “consultancy to provide technical assistance
for mapping of providers of antenatal care/Prevention of Mother to Child
Transmission of HIV Services in 36+1 states’’
and the Name, Address,
Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the
envelope, with acknowledgement to
NASCP office at the address below.

 

The deadline for the submission of proposal should not be later than 12 noon of Wednesday 12th  January, 2022 by 12 noon. The submission (s) received will be opened immediately after closing at NASCP Conference Room in the presence of representatives that choose to attend.

 

10. 
Address for Submission and Information

Attention:

Assistant Director (Procurement Unit)

National AIDS/STIs
Control Programme

Edo House,

75 Ralph Shoidende
Street,

Central Business
District,

Garki, Abuja.

 

11. 
GLOBAL FUND CODE
OF CONDUCT

You shall get acquainted with the global fund code of conduct for suppliers using this link below: https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/3275/corporate_codeofconductforsuppliers_policy_en.pdf

Responding to this advert shall serve as an acknowledgement and agreement to abide by the Global Fund Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

 

12. 
NOTES/DISCLAIMER

·        
Late
submissions will not be accepted.

·        
NASCP shall verify any or all documents and claims made by applicants and will disqualify consultants with falsified documents and claims.

·        
If it is determined that submitted documents and claims have been falsified, the consultant may face prosecution in a court of Law.

·        
NASCP shall not be held responsible for any disqualified proposal as a result of any omission or deletion relating to the submission guidelines.

·        
This advertisement shall not construed as a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NASCP.

·        
NASCP is not bound to shortlist any Consultant, and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities or providing a reason.

 

 

Signed

Management.

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