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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.
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.
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
Device Provision, Distribution and Inventory:
To provide required training to Ward Supervisors, Household mobilizers and Distribution teams on the following:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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