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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.
Logistics Workstream Consultant
Short Term Consultancy for Logistics Work stream as a member of the State Support Team (SST) for 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 6 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 the principal recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant. As PR, CRS will partner with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), various state governments and malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate the 2018 and 2019 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) mass campaigns in 7 states. CRS will also oversee an SR and support a range of malaria treatment and prevention services at the state level.
Summary and Purpose of the Consultancy
The State Support Team (SST) structure was established to support states with the planning and implementation of the LLIN distribution activities. The SST play a critical function for the initial mass distribution campaigns, a role focused on planning, facilitation, capacity-building, monitoring, data management and reporting during the replacement campaigns. The SST will support a broadened state structure for the replacement campaigns. Each SST is composed of work streams - technical, logistics and demand creation.
The purpose of this consultancy is to serve as a member of the state support team (SST) and provide state-level technical assistance and oversight on logistics-related activities for the successful coordination of the 2018 and 2019 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) replacement mass campaigns. S/he will provide training, accompaniment and technical support to the State Ministries of Health in one or more mass campaign states listed above
Objective of the Consultancy
The overall objective of this consultancy is to support CRS in the implementation of the 2017 LLIN mass campaign distribution across 7 states by providing technical assistance and oversight on logistics related activities to State Malaria Elimination Programmes.
Schedule of Deliverables
The work will be completed over a period of 2weeks 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 Senior Manager Vector Control.
Key Working Relationships/Organizations
Internal: Logistics, Technical and Demand Creation work stream Advisors, 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 (FMoH), 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 70 days per State Campaign implementation schedule, 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 your workstream advisor, then mass campaign officer and duly signed by the Senior Manager Vector Control.
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, Monday, January 22, 2018. Only applicants who send in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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