REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL SELECTION) Federal Republic of Nigeria
Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming Services (IMPACT) Project
Credit No.: 6539
Project ID No.: P167156
Assignment Title: LGA Decentralized Facility Financing (DFF) Technical Assistants for Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Transforming Services (IMPACT) Project
Reference No.: NPHCDA/IMPACTMPA/CS/INDV/12
- The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Immunization Plus and Malaria Progress by Accelerating Coverage and Promoting Services (IMPACT) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
- The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) is a parastatal of Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health with the corporate goals to; control preventable diseases and eradicate polio, improve access to basic health services, improve quality of care, develop high-performing health workforce, strengthen the primary health care institutions, partnerships, and community engagement.
- The World Bank supports the Government of Nigeria to strengthen primary health care and reduce under-5 mortality rates through a Multiphase Programmatic Approach (MPA) intervention. The MPA has 3 phases, starting with the IMPACT project. The IMPACT project is a significant investment in the Nigeria health sector with ambitious targets for service improvement and strengthening health systems.
- The project development objective of the IMPACT phase of the MPA is to improve the utilisation and quality of immunisation plus (immunisation, child, neonatal and maternal health) and malaria services in selected states.
- The project has four components; (1) Malaria Control; (2) Immunisation plus; (3) Knowledge for Change; and (4) Contingency Emergency Response Components (CERC) and will be implemented in a total of 20 states. 4 States of Borno, Imo, Lagos and Rivers will implement component 1 on malaria control, and 19 States of Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Oyo, Ondo, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara will implement component 2, the immunisation plus component of the project.
- The project will be implemented by two Project Implementing Units (PIUs) at the Federal level situated at the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for components 1 and 3 and at the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) for components 2 and 3. Similarly, at the State level, the PIUs at SMEP will implement Component 1 in the Malaria States and SPHCBs, and Component 2 in the Immunization Plus States.
- The immunisation-plus component of the project includes high-impact and innovative RMNCAH+N interventions that will focus on improving the availability, uptake and quality of perinatal and post-natal services, which will contribute to addressing neonatal mortality and, as a continuum, improve under-five morbidity, including malnutrition, and under-five mortality.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE
The consulting services (“the Services”) include
The Decentralized Facility Financing (DFF) LGA Technical Assistants for IMPACT Project
Objective of the Technical Assistant position
The overall objective of the LGA DFF-TA is to support health facilities implementing IMPACT project towards achieving the Project Development Objectives (PDO) of reducing maternal and child morbidity and mortality as well as provide technical assistance for effective and efficient implementation of IMPACT through DFF Model in all IMPACT states.
The engagement will be full-time for one year, renewable based on performance, with a satisfactory quarterly (every three months) performance review.
Three selected LGAs in one of the 19 IMPACT supported States as listed in item no. 4, section A above.
The prospective TA shall not exceed 45 years of age as at the final day for submission of applications.