The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) was established by Decree 29 of 1992 in order to sustain the federal assistance to states and local governments in provision of primary health care (PHC) services. The agency supports the states and local governments in developing a sustainable system of PHC services that are accessible, affordable and of good quality through the participation of individuals, families and communities in partnership with government and non-governmental organizations.
At the 53rd National Council on Health in March 2010, the Maternal, Newborn and Child Health week (MNCH week) was adopted by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH). Institutionalizing the MNCHW, is one of the priority actions needed to achieve the first strategic objective of the 2007 Integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Strategy which is to improve access to good quality health services in order to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health. The NPHCDA serves as the coordinating body and provides resource mobilization with partners at different levels for effective coordination, build capacity of health workers, provide guidelines, training and support states for effective implementation of MNCH weeks
NPHCDA, partners with many stakeholders to implement the bi-annual campaign on Vitamin A Supplementation through the MNCH week. The MNCH week is a weeklong event that aims to deliver a package of high-impact, low-cost maternal, newborn and child health interventions, proven to be highly effective in both reducing mortality rates and improving mother and child health. These interventions include Focused Antenatal Care (FANC), immunization, vitamin A supplementation and de-worming, zinc/lo-ORS, nutrition assessment, long lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) distribution, birth registration, health promotion (hand washing, early initiation and exclusive breast feeding (EBF), adequate complementary feeding (ACF), hygiene and sanitation and HCT).
Post evaluation coverage survey (PECS) recently carried out by HKI in some states showed that most caregivers got information about MNCH week through several means but those who knew the benefits of the campaign, heard through the health workers. Meanwhile only very few number of health workers knew the primary reason for the administration of the intervention administered to children while most of the health workers had poor knowledge of the importance of the interventions.
NPHCDA in collaboration with key stakeholders plan to introduce a standardized training module with comprehensive content using the National MNCH week training manual and materials for healthcare providers at National, state and Local government levels. NPHCDA wants to engage a Web Application designer to develop the online and off-line training package that will be used for the training of frontline health workers at the National, State and Local Government Levels for the MNCH week campaigns.
The content component of the online /off-line training module includes a range of deliverables to ensure that detailed, high quality and easy to understand training content is developed.
The national priorities include:
⦁ Development of training content(s) that covers the general overview of the MNCH week, nutrition, routine immunization, data collection and all other interventions administered during the MNCH week.
⦁ Development of standardized internet, video and CD training modules for National , State, LGA and Health Facility levels
⦁ Development of training assessment tools for the different levels of trainings
⦁ Train the National team and HKI staff on how to use the training module
⦁ Development of quality assurance processes
The main objective is to develop a standardized training module that will be easy to use, highly effective and can communicate to the target audience.
Deliverables and expected output
NPHCDA Nigeria requires the services of a trainingconsultant to specifically perform the following tasks:
⦁ Review the November 2014 MNCHweekState and LGA level training in three Nigerian States. NPHCDA will let you know the three states to be reviewed
⦁ Develop content for the module as follows:
⦁ General Overview of MNCHW
⦁ Historical perspective of MNCH week
⦁ Stages of planning for MNCH week
⦁ Delivery system
⦁ Overview of vitamin A
⦁ Importance of vitamin A as a childhood survival intervention
⦁ Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) and ways to prevent VAD
⦁ Method of administering vitamin A and dosages
⦁ Importance of deworming and vitamin A, Nutrition Screening, Zinc and Lo-ORS administration to different target agegroup
⦁ Method of administering deworming tablets and dosages
⦁ Importance of Iron folate to target age
⦁ Method of administering iron folate and dosages
⦁ Zn /Low osmolar ORS for management of diarrhea for children
⦁ Importance of MUAC screening
⦁ Steps of carrying out MUAC screening
⦁ Action to be taken with results
⦁ Routine Services/ Immunization
⦁ Importance of Immunization
⦁ Method of administering vaccines
⦁ Importance of vaccines (OPV, BCG, PENTA & TT) to target age groups
⦁ Management of AEFI cases
⦁ Other Interventions
⦁ The strategies, mode of administration, doses, and ways of implementing other interventions.
⦁ Malaria control- LLINs distribution and IPTs /SPs for pregnanat women
⦁ Birth registration.
⦁ Promotion of Key Household Practices: focus attenatal Care (FANC), Optimal infant feeding practices(EBF & ACF), Hygiene practices, Basic Sanitation, Personal hygiene including Hand washing, HCT, Family Planning Commodities.
⦁ Data Collection
⦁ Importance of data collection and ways of data collection using the national data tools including checklists
⦁ Rapid SMS and verification
⦁ Essence of data quality
⦁ Develop standardized internet, video and CD training modules for the National , state, LGA and Health Facility levels
⦁ Develop simplified standardized video and CD training modules for the LGA level
⦁ Develop training assessment tool for the different levels
⦁ Train National and HKI staff on the use of training module
⦁ Facilitate pre-testing of the developed modules in at least three States
⦁ Debrief to Technical committee
⦁ Submit detailed reports on:
⦁ The contentdevelopment for the training modules for all levels
⦁ Showing Modules forDevelopment workshop
⦁ An advanced University degree in one of the following fields: Nutrition, Public health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics
⦁ At least five years of progressive professional work experience in nutrition and/or public health in program/project development, planning and M&E.
⦁ Familiarity with the implementation and/or Monitoring of MNCH week is necessary
⦁ Given the wide nature of MNCH week, the lead Consultant may engage other expertise for effective coverage of other content on immunization, maternal health among others.
⦁ Skills in information, Communication and Technology will be an added advantage
NPHCDA will not reimburse expenses including travel expenses incurred by the consultant in the preparation of the proposal and (or) in the negotiation of the eventual contract ensuing. However, authorized travel costs to project sites will be paid to the consultant by HKI. The contract will be negotiated in Abuja
The duration of the assignment is expected to be from February 2015 – April 2015
The main objective is to develop a standardized MNCH Week web-based training module that is comprehensive, covers all the MNCH week interventions, easy to use and comprehend by health workers at all levels.
Expected output and deliverables
Expected functionalities of the training application (s)
NPHCDA will not reimburse expenses including travel expenses incurred by the consultant in the preparation of the proposal and (or) in the negotiation of the eventual contract ensuing. However, authorized travel costs to project sites will be paid to the consultant by HKI. The contract will be negotiated in Abuja.
The duration of the assignment is expected to be from February 2015 – May 2015
Qualification and desired skills
Send an electronic copy of your proposal and CV in MS Word along with all the required information including the budget to reach the addresses below on or before 10th February, 2015
Mrs. Chinwe Joy Ezeife, Deputy/Head MNCH-Nutrition (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Olayinka Chuku (email@example.com)
Department of Community Health Services
National Primary Health Care Development Agency
Plot 681/682 Port Harcourt Crescent, Area 11, Garki
Should you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact them