ENGAGEMENT OF ZONAL CONSULTANT FOR MAPPING OF PROVIDERS OF ANC/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
prevention 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
in the 6 geopolitical  Zones.

 

3.0  Task Description and responsibility

·
Participation in technical
consultation at national and state level for planning and execution of the
mapping process;

·
Development of comprehensive technical
reports on the mapping exercise for each of the Zones using an agreed reporting
template; 

·
Support collection of data in assigned
zones through technical assistance to NASCP, SMOHs and LGA teams,

·
Conduct training of State/LGA teams
for implementation of this mapping assignment;

 

4.0  Deliverables

The
key deliverable of the consultancy is:

·
A comprehensive technical report on the
mapping exercise for each state in the Zone.

 

5.0
 Qualifications/Requirements

 

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

·
A
minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in programme/project management with experience
in HIV programming is essential

·
Excellent
English language writing skills

·
Ability
to deliver reports in MS Word format, use of Excel spreadsheets required

·
Experience
in data analysis

·
Experience
in GIS mapping

·
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 over10 working days.

S/N

Activity

Days

1

Inception meeting with NASCP

0

2

Mapping and data collection exercise and collation

1-8 

3

Finalize comprehensive mapping and technical report

9-10

 

 

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-Zonal-Consultants-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 zonal consultant to provide technical assistance for
mapping of providers of antenatal care/Prevention of Mother to Child
Transmission of HIV Services in the 6 geopolitical zones
.

·
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 “zonal consultant to provide technical assistance
for mapping of providers of antenatal care/Prevention of Mother to Child
Transmission of HIV Services in the 6 geopolitical zones’’
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
. 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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