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Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant Advisor, Technical Workstream for 2018 Global Fund Supported LLIN Mass Campaign in Ogun and Gombe States

Location: Abuja

Job Type: Short Term Consultancy

Purpose of the Consultancy

  • The purpose of the consultancy is to support CRS Nigeria Global Fund Malaria Project unit and provide state-level technical assistance and oversight on technical-related activities for the successful coordination of the 2018 long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) replacement mass campaigns
  • S/he will provide training, accompaniment and technical support to the State Ministries of Health in the mass campaign states of Ogun and Gombe.

Location of the Consultancy

  • The consultancy will take place in CRS Abuja office with very frequent travel to the campaign states (up to 75% of the time).

Objective of the Consultancy

  • The overall objective of this consultancy is to support CRS in the implementation of the 2018 LLIN mass campaign distribution across the 2 states by providing technical assistance and oversight on technical related activities to state teams

Main Tasks/Deliverables

  • Lead the technical workstream arm of the state support team (SST) and provide national-level technical assistance and oversight on technical-related activities for the successful coordination and implementation of long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) replacement mass campaigns.
  • Support the Vector Control unit in planning, coordinating and implementing the 2018 LLIN campaigns.
  • Provide periodic updates to CRS Global Fund Malaria team, State Support Team Consultants and the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) Steering Committees.
  • Provide leadership to the technical work stream and leverage resources across the state support teams.
  • Facilitate and monitor the training of technical personnel.
  • Provide on-the-job capacity building for personnel in technical work stream.
  • Provide technical support for the overall planning and roll out of capacity building related to the campaigns at all levels with inputs from relevant technical staff across the work streams.
  • Provide advice and technical support into state preparatory processes such as micro planning, budget development and implementation of LLIN campaigns.
  • Participate in training National-level personnel in implementing LLIN campaign distribution.
  • In collaboration with other stakeholders, monitor and evaluate LLIN campaign performance and document lessons learned for future campaigns. 11. Provide on the job capacity building for personnel in technical work stream.
  • Support technical workstream with review of compiled data from household mobilization, LLIN distribution, in process monitoring and end process monitoring as needed as well as campaign report.
  • Support the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package.
  • Review and recommend consultant’s report for further actions and fee payment.
  • Review of campaign reports and submission to Senior Manager Vector Control for final review and dissemination to Government, partners and relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance to LLIN campaigns implemented by both CRS and SRs
  • Support the implementation of CMA and net retention survey in LLIN campaign states

Specific Deliverables:

  • Prepare detailed trip reports at the end of each trip to the campaign states which should include detailed follow-up steps to be submitted within 5days of return from the State.
  • Prepare monthly activity plan and tracker which should be submitted at least 1week before the end of the preceding month.
  • Submit detailed monthly reports by 7th of the new month.
  • Finalize completed/merged micro plans and state campaign budgets from technical work stream consultants within 5days from the end of each micro plan process.

Schedule of Deliverables:

  • The work will be completed between March 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018; with specific deliverables tied to the period of LLIN Campaign in each state.

Required Qualifications
The Consultant should possess the following combination of skills and expertise:

  • An Advanced Degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in health programs, preferably in technical and training roles.
  • Specific experience in malaria programs is required.
  • Experience in managing public health programs or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to work well both within a team and independently.
  • Strong representational skills and ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners (including representatives of government agencies) in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize competing demands
  • Strategic, analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Professional proficiency in English oral and written communication skills; strong demonstrated writing skills required (reports, evaluations)
  • Experience with facilitation, capacity strengthening and partnership building.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to work well both within a team and independently.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in Rapid SMS system of data transmission is desired.

Management Arrangements and Follow-up:

  • The Global Fund Malaria project unit will provide overall supervision and management of the consultancy. Focal contact persons on this consultancy shall be the Senior Vector Control Manager and/or the Deputy Chief of Party.

Key Working Relationships/Organizations

  • Internal: Technical work stream consultants, Global Fund Malaria Program Team, Deputy Country Representative, Country Representative, Operations Manager, Finance, Procurement and Administration Staff, Regional and Senior Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality and Management Quality.
  • External: State Ministries of Health (SMOH), National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) within the Federal Ministry of Health (MoH), technical and financial Partners, partner health facilities, Local Fund Agent (LFA), Global Fund Country Team, Chemonics, relevant Third party logistics agents.

Time and Level of Effort:

  • This activity is expected to take place within a period of not more than 20 working days per month, between March 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018; consistent with the assigned deliverables for each state
  • The deliverables are expected to be timely and all final reports should be submitted on or before January 14, 2019.

Payment Schedule

  • A daily rate of N20,000 will be paid as consultancy fees. This will be disbursed monthly following an assessment of timely completion of specific deliverables listed above and submission of timesheet duly signed by the Senior Vector Control Manager and/or the Deputy Chief of Party. The Chief of Party authorizes payments according to CRS policies
  • The Consultant is expected to submit timely reports to the project team
  • All hotel accommodation and transportation required during the period of the consultancy will be provided by CRS and per diems will be paid according to CRS’ policies.
  • Please note that CRS will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.

Application Closing Date
20th February, 2018

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expression of Interest (EOI), along with a detailed Resume as attached MS word documents to: tenders.ngr@crs.org using the Job Title and the location as subject of the e-mail.

Note

  • Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • CRS is an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate basis on race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to…

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