1. Background 

The State Engagement approach of the RSSH grant 2021-2023 is designed to contribute to strengthening the health system through targeted interventions at the states for improved health outcomes. State engagement as an approach will involve empowering states and building states’ capacity to plan, coordinate, manage and monitor ATM-related services and health systems strengthening efforts. States will also be supported to implement a package of CSS and ISD/QI interventions that will contribute to ATM-related results and health outcomes. Supported states will also benefit from the activities of modules I (PSM), II (HMIS), and III (Laboratory) that take place at state level, and some of these activities will even be intensified and/or scaled up. Three states have been selected for support in Year 1 and they are Jigawa, Cross River and Nasarawa. 


  1. Goal and Objectives 
  • To conduct a capacity and needs assessment that will inform the implementation of state-led activities aligned with the core areas of the RSSH grant (2021-2023) 
  • To develop an implementation plan, M&E plan for interventions and activities to be implemented under the RSSH 2021-2023 grant 
  • To develop concept notes on activities to be implemented under the RSSH 2021-2023 grant 


  1. Scope of work 

The State Engagement Advisor will support the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) for timely implementation of activities as detailed below. 

  • Lead the conduct of a capacity and needs assessment of the health system with a focus on the RSSH core areas (PSM, HMIS, LabS, CSS, ISD/QI) and produce a detailed report of findings 
  • Lead the state implementation planning and workplan development workshop and support key stakeholders to use the findings from the needs assessment to identify priority needs and design targeted interventions to respond to them. 
  • Provide technical assistance in the development of a comprehensive implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and budget, within the ceiling allocated to each state, for the period of the RSSH grant 
  • Provide hands-on technical support to the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) supporting the state engagement component, ensuring highest level of project management skills are applied to achieve timely results 
  • Support the PCU to develop concept notes in relation to interventions and activities 
  • Support strengthening of PCU and relevant stakeholders in the states  
  • Document the status and achievements and feedback to relevant state authorities and the PR  
  • Participate in any other activities related to the above functions 


  1. Expected deliverables 
  • Needs assessment conducted, with a detailed report of core areas using SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to recommend priority areas for project interventions 
  • Robust workplan for the state engagement component for project states from 2021 – 2023 that guide the implementation of activities for the state engagement component 
  • Abstracts and policy briefs developed on the state engagement component of the project. 


  1. Duration of Consultancy 
  • Three months (with the possibility of an extension) 
  1. Number of Consultants Required 
  • One consultant for Nasarawa State 
  1. Required Qualification /Experience: 
  • MBBS or Master’s degree in Public Health, medical sciences or social sciences or other related fields. 
  • At least 10 years of experience working in the state health system  
  • Experience working on international donor-funded programs (Global Fund preferred) is added advantage. 
  • Experience designing and implementing health systems strengthening interventions  
  • Experience with HIV, TB & Malaria programs 
  • Leadership experience in the management of public health programmes and relationship with state government and civil society networks at leadership strategic level. 
  • Strong leadership competencies in both the mobilization of teams on one hand; the design, development and mainstreaming of new processes or procedures, on the other hand. 
  • Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes 
  • Ability to lead and guide strategy development with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Civil Society networks, manage technical implementation of proposed project initiatives, as well as ability to supervise, mentor and coach project and government staff.  
  • Strong analytical and verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English. 
  • Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred). 
  • Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval). 



The Request for Proposal (RFP) can be downloaded from this link;  



  • 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 proposal. The documents shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope, and clearly marked at the topmost right corner “State Engagement Advisor” and the Name, Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the envelopewith acknowledgement to NACA office at the address below. 
  • Deadline for Submission: The deadline for the submission of proposal should not be later than 12 noon of Friday 22nd October 2021 by 12 noon. The submission (s) received will be opened immediately after closing at NACA Conference Room in the presence of consultants that choose to attend. 




Head Procurement  

National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA)   

Ground Floor Room 1.08 

No. 3 Zinguinchor Street, Beside AEDC Office, Wuse zone 4, Abuja  

Email: [email protected] 

Tel: +234-9-4613726-9 Fax: +234 94613700 



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 

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


  • Late submissions will not be accepted.  
  • ii. NACA 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. 
  • NACA 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 be construe a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NACA. 
  • NACA 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. 





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