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  • Posted on: 10 January, 2018 Deadline: 16 January, 2018
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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 based on 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 agriculture, health and emergency programming.

    ICT4D Consultant


    Short Term Consultancy for ICT4D Unit for ICT4D Consultant for the 2018-2019 Global Fund supported LLIN mass campaign in 7 states – Ogun, Jigawa, Katsina, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and Niger.

    Terms of Reference
    This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done during the implementation of Long Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN) Mass Campaign across 7 states in Nigeria.

    Project Background
    CRS has a long and rich history of collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Since 2003, CRS has been awarded over $290 million in Global Fund resources to implement programs in 27 countries. In Nigeria, CRS is a sub-recipient (SR) on the Global Fund HIV and Malaria grants and has assume the role of principal recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant starting January 2018. As PR, CRS will partner with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), various state governments, malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate the 2018 and 2019 long lasting insecticidal treated nets (LLINs) mass campaigns in 7 states in Nigeria.  CRS will deploy ICT4D devices using the Cash and Asset Transfer Strategy for use during the mass campaigns

    Summary and Purpose of the Consultancy
    The ICT4D Unit is tasked with the responsibility of developing, planning and coordinating and implementing the use of Information Communication Technology in LLIN distribution in Nigeria. This involves the use of android mobile devices, fingerprint scanners, solar chargers and other peripherals to execute LLIN mass campaigns. The ICT4D Unit comprises the ICT4D Specialist who Leads the Team, ICT4D Officers who supports the Specialist, ICT4D Consultants who drive the ICT4D components and processes during the campaigns.

    Objective of the Consultancy

    • To provide technical support to all campaign implementers on the use of all ICT4D tools required.
    • To ensure effective knowledge dissemination on the use of the Cash and Asset Transfer Strategy through trainings of LLIN mass campaign implementers in selected LLIN Mass Campaign States. 
    • To monitor the use of digital android devices, fingerprint scanners, and Net card tracking system to carryout household/beneficiary registration, Net card and LLIN distribution at the various designated locations.

    Main Tasks/Deliverables

    Technical Support

    • Provide tier 1 level real time support on android devices during trainings and activities on request using the help button on the RR android app.
    • Ensure resolution and closure of all LLIN Mass campaign issues reported using RedMine and other support and communication application.
    • Interpret GIS Data to ward supervisors and monitors to ensure 100% universal coverage.
    • Conduct Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking of campaign personnel during trainings.
    • Tracking changes of campaign personnel and capturing of update on the CAT platform to ensure efficient printing and delivery of badges for training and activity authentication.
    • Provide monitoring and supervision guidance on Missed households or un-scanned Net Cards.
    • Provide daily coverage details from the CAT platform to inform monitors and ward supervisors on mobilization coverage rate and net card redemption rate during household mobilization and distribution activities.
    • Provide effective compliance with the CAT Strategy business processes.
    • To provide required technical guidance to ward supervisors, household mobilizers and distribution teams on the use of the android devices, solar chargers and the RR application.
    • Fraud detection of Net Card distribution and redemption using the real-time monitoring feature of the dashboard as per coverage area of assignment.
    • Data management – Daily identification of data discrepancies for resolution using RR Collect forms.
    • Ensure daily review of campaign processes from the CAT dashboard to LGA and State teams.

    Device Provision, Distribution and Inventory:

    • Ensure distribution of ICT4D tools to identified ward supervisors, Household mobilizers and distribution teams as per selection criteria.
    • Update device distribution inventory database upon distribution of devices to ward supervisors, Household mobilizers and distribution teams.
    • Ensure submission and signing of device security, safety and management document by ward supervisors, Household mobilizers and distribution teams before collection of ICT4D tools.
    • Ensure provisioning and delivery of Buffer Devices in a case of theft, loss or damage to ICT4D equipment assigned to campaign personnel for an activity.

    To provide required training to Ward Supervisors, Household mobilizers and Distribution teams on the following:

    • Red Rose technology for LLIN Mass Campaign.
    • Data collection procedure for LLIN Mass Campaign.
    • Android Device Configuration and setup for LLIN Mass Campaign.
    • Setup and Configuration of Finger print scanners.
    • Device power management, safety and security.
    • Data Entry Dynamics.
    • Peer to peer and mobile data syncing.
    • Collecting geo coordinates and Location services.
    • Net distribution Net Card arithmetic and Net Card tracking.
    • Updating Net Card details.
    • Household marking co-relation with digital data.
    • Personnel information update form (P-3d)
    • Biometric Time and Attendance Tracking

    Schedule of Deliverables
    The work will be completed over a period of 2 weeks for microplanning and 50 days for LLIN campaign implementation per State campaign implementation schedule between February 2018 and December 2019.

    Management Arrangements and Follow-up
    The Global Fund Malaria project unit will provide overall supervision and management of the consultancy. Focal contact person on this consultancy shall be the ICT4D Specialist.

    Mode of Reporting
    The ICT4D Consultants will report to the ICT4D Officer in-charge of the state with support of the CRS Project Officer – Mass Campaign. Overall coordination and technical oversight will be provided by the CRS ICT4D Specialist.

    Key Working Relationship
    CRS ICT4D Officers, State Ministries of Health (SMoH) staff, LGA teams, Ward Supervisors, Household mobilizers, Distribution teams, CRS Global Fund Malaria Nigeria Program Team, National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) staff, Society for Family Health (SFH) staff, CRS ICT4D Specialist and RedRose Team.

    Time and Level of Effort
    The ICT4D Consultants will be trained for a 6 days period and afterwards selected participants will be deployed to designated State/LGA of assignment. This activity is expected to take place within LLIN mass Campaign implementation schedule for each state between February 2018 and December 31, 2019. The deliverables are expected to be timely and reports should be submitted no later than 7 days after the completed state campaigns.

    Location of the Consultancy
    The consultancy will take place in any of the campaign states listed above.

    Payment Schedule

    A daily rate of N15,000 will be paid as consultancy fees. This will be paid upon completion of specific deliverables listed above and submission detailed activity report, consultant report and timesheet reviewed by the ICT4D officer and duly signed by the ICT4D Specialist.

    All hotel accommodation and transportation required during the period of the consultancy will 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.

    Method of Application
    Interested candidates should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed resume as attached MS word documents indicating your state of interest to  . Completed applications should reach us before close of business, Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

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