• Request for Proposals at Helen Keller

  • Posted on: 26 August, 2015 Deadline: 28 August, 2015
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  • Background

    Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) works to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI currently conducts programs in 22 countries in Africa and Asia as well as in the United States.

    HKI is known for sustainability, reliability, efficiency and the highest level of technical expertise in preventing and treating blindness and malnutrition. The mission of HKI is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged.  We combat the causes and consequences of blindness and malnutrition by establishing programs based on evidence and research in vision, health and nutrition.

    HKI implements a bi-annual campaign on vitamin A supplementation in 12 states of the federation, intervenes in 5 Neglected Tropical Disease namely Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Elephantiasis, Trachoma, River Blindness and Soil-transmitted helminths control in Borno, Katsina, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom states, and also expanded its portfolio of programs in Nigeria in to the areas of food fortification and advocacy for the use of orange flesh sweet potato: a root crop rich in Vitamin A.

    Documentation Specialist

     

    Purpose of the Request for Proposal

    The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a Documentation Specialist for the purpose of:

    1. Documenting activities of HKI Nigeria Country office in support of the Nigerian government towards the elimination of 5 key Neglected Tropical Disease(NTDs) namely Onchocerciasis, Schistosomiasis, Elephantiasis, Trachoma, River Blindness and Soil-transmitted helminths within 4 states of the federation, namely Borno, Katsina, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom States
    2. Developing promotional material with respect NTD control/elimination activities of HKI Nigeria Country Office

    Request for information

    Questions concerning this RFP should be addressed to:

    Eno Udongo at eudongo@hki.org

    Guidelines for proposal submission: All proposals should include consultant’s qualifications, credentials, references, proposal on carrying out the tasks below, previous work experience similar to the advertised one, consulting fee history with proof, proposed timeframe and detailed costing.

    • Items to be included while submitting proposal are as follows:
    1. Brief profile, as relevant to the above mentioned terms of reference
    2. CV, highlighting experience relevant to this exercise. CV should not exceed 4 pages
    3. Track record of successes recorded e.g. letters from clients making reference to previous assignments you did for them.
    4. One sample report from a prior consultancy assignment with content directly relevant to this assignment
    5. Financial proposal- Proposal should include the cost implication for completing the assignment
    6. Certificate of incorporation or legal status; if it’s a company
    7. Tax identification number and tax clearance of the company in the last three years.
    8. Form CO2 and CO7; if it is a company
    • Scope of Work
    1. The consultant is required to ensure that the expected outcomes are delivered with best quality
    2. The Consultant is required to research NTD activities in print and electronic media from January 2013 to date (2015) in HKI supported states and include in the compilation of documents.
    3. The consultant may have to visit HKI supported states to witness activities, especially during TT surgery and MDA
    4. The Consultant is required to obtain activity reports, testimony from beneficiaries, results of various studies conducted to build the required HKI NTD profile.
    5. The number of days for the actual consultancy should not exceed 21 days but can be spread across several months.
    • Timeline for implementation

    Invitation to Consultant - August 28th 2015
    Sign contract by Consultant - September 1st 2015
    Start work - Oct 2nd – Dec 31st  2015

    Expected outcome

    • Brochure production. These should be in print-ready format. HKI reserves the right to procure a printer of its choice to produce such print-ready materials.

      The brochure will covers activities carried out under various HKI NTD projects namely, but not limited to:

      Activities in partnership with Sightsavers, Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust Fund and DFID-UNITED project, etc. Examples of such activities include

      1. Advocacy visits, State NTD Flag – Off Ceremonies;
      2.  Surveys: Baseline Surveys; RAPLOA Survey; KAP Survey;
      3. Mass administration of Medicines: Training workshops; distribution exercises, planning and review meeting
      4. TT surgeon and Assistants Trainings and conduct of TT Surgeries in Katsina
    • Compiled success stories/testimonies from NTDs activities included in handbooks, jotters and fliers
      1. Catalogue of NTD photos - this involves collecting, reviewing and placing them in electronic folders.

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    Media / Communication Consultant

     

    Purpose of the Request for Proposal

    MDA will be conducted in 13 LGAs within the months of September to November 2015. 10 LGAs are endemic for LF and include Ikot Ekpene, Etim Ekpo, Uruan, Okobo, Oron, Udung Uko, Ikot Abasi, Onna, Esit Eket, Eastern Obollo, and Ibeno; while 2 LGAs are endemic for Onchocerciasis, Ini and Ibiono Ibom LGA.

    The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a Media Consultant for the purpose of:

    1. Conducting an awareness information campaign to reach every individual within the catchment area of drug distribution. This is to ensure community participation in the exercise.
    2. Raising the visibility of the Mass Drug Administration (MDA) campaign to ensure participation of major stakeholders and government.

    Request for information

    Questions concerning this RFP should be addressed to:

    Eno Udongo at eudongo@hki.org

    Guidelines for proposal submission: All proposals should include consultant’s qualifications, credentials, references, proposal on carrying out the tasks below, previous work experience similar to the advertised one, consulting fee history with proof, proposed timeframe and detailed costing.

    Items to be included while submitting proposal are as follows:

    1. Brief profile, as relevant to the above mentioned terms of reference
    2. CV, highlighting experience relevant to this exercise. CV should not exceed 4 pages
    3. Track record of successes recorded e.g. letters from clients making reference to previous assignments you did for them.
    4. One sample report from a prior consultancy assignment with content directly relevant to this assignment
    5. Financial proposal- Proposal should include the cost implication for completing the assignment
    6. Certificate of incorporation or legal status; if it’s a company
    7. Tax identification number and tax clearance of the company in the last three years.
    8. Form CO2 and CO7; if it is a company

    Scope of Work

    HKI Nigeria requires the services of a media/communication consultant to specifically perform the following tasks:

    1. To network and liaise with government agencies within Akwa Ibom State and arrange for the State government's high profile participation from either the Governor's, First Lady or the Deputy Governor's Office. Specifically to ensure their participation in a Flag-off event at a designated LGA.
    2. To ensure a wide dissemination of information through the local media radio, TV, village town crier, churches and community stakeholders. 
    3. To organize drama & dance for radio, TV and street performance in selected communities – to ensure adequate community mobilization and awareness about MDA campaign.
    4. To write and disseminate information about the MDA campaign through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, You Tube etc.
    5. To document events surrounding the upcoming MDA on film to share with donors and other related stakeholders.

    Timeline for implementation

    Invitation to Consultant - August 26th 2015
    Sign contract by Consultant - August 28th  2015
    Start work - August 28th  2015

    Expected outcome

    1. Ensure high profile participation of government – Governor, First Lady or Deputy Governor - at flag off ceremony with media coverage of the event on radio and TV.
    2. A brief documentary video on the events during the MDA campaign as an advocacy tool to the government and other key stake holders. The video will also be uploaded to HKI’s YouTube channel.
    3. Finalized script for radio, TV and street drama/dance.
    4. Radio play in the Ibibio and/or 1 other local dialect and TV drama in English and to facilitate them being aired on local radio and TV channels.
    5. Widespread dissemination of information through the local media radio, TV, village town crier, churches and community stakeholders.
    6. Write about the event and disseminate on several social media platforms including HKI’s Facebook page and Twitter handle.

    Method of Application

    Kindly submit a proposal in hard copy to:

    Peter Shinyi
    Procurement Officer
    Helen Keller International Nigeria
    6 Angola Street, Wuse Zone 2
    Abuja

    and

    submit a proposal electronically to eudongo@hki.org on the same day.

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