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The Community Health Practitioner Registration Board of Nigeria (CHPRBN)’s vision is to be a Regulatory Agency with a clear focus on production of relevant and skilled Human Resources for Efficient Primary Health Care (PHC) Services in Nigeria. And its mission is to improve standard of Community Health Care in Nigeria by Regulating Teaching, Learning and Practice of Community Health in Nigeria.
This newly reviewed curricula process has incorporated strategic innovative interventions and evidence based policy/guideline changes that have taken place across the continuum of care in Maternal and New-born and Child Health, HIV, Tuberculosis, FP and other health fields in Nigeria. In order to finalize the documents and make them available to the end users, Save the Children through the saving newborn lives project which has supported this review process since 2013 is engaging a consultant to page set the documents in readiness for printing.
Background: Community Health Workers comprising Community Health Extension Worker (CHEWs/JCHEWs) and Community Health Officers (CHOs) make the largest cadre of healthcare workers at the primary care level. As the country adopts the task shifting policy, they are being empowered to take on new roles. It is recognized that most of the in-service training curricula are already updated based on recent developments and this cadre of staff are already being trained on these. However, operationalizing this task shifting policy requires that the pre-service curricula be updated.
Save the Children started the review process with a stakeholder's dialogue, engagement of two consultants followed by a countrywide assessment of the 69 schools of Health Technology in the country. The Consultants turned in the final draft curricula and other related documents after they have been reviewed by the Curriculum review committee of the Community Health Practitioner Regulation Board in Kaduna’s and a Larger Stakeholders' meeting in Lagos.
Rationale: Page setting of the curricula and the other related Pre service training documents is an important step toward finalization and printing of the documents.
Purpose of Consultancy: The Purpose of this consultancy is to do the page setting of the newly reviewed curricula, log books, tutors guide, examination assessment guide and log book guide for community health workers in Nigeria.
All applicants should send a C.V., a list of reports or publications that are similar in nature, and a covering letter with a 500-word statement explaining their suitability for the task. In addition, candidates should send an electronic version of a relevant report written in English in which the candidate was a sole author.
Deadline for submissions is September 15th 2015. All communications relevant to this advert should be directed to: Nigeria.ProgramsVacancy@savethechildren.org