The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) (formerly National Action Committee on AIDS) was established in February 2000 to coordinate the various activities of HIV/AIDS in the country.
We invite proposals from qualified candidates for the position below:
Job Title: Nasarawa State Advisor (Consultant)
Duration of Consultancy: Three months (with the possibility of an extension)
Number of Consultants Required: One consultant for Nasarawa state.
Purpose of the Assignment
- The consultant will provide technical support to the Operations research implementation with specific deliverables.
- The report of this study shall provide practical strategies to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of HIV prevention programs for all populations in Nigeria.
- The findings will be used at all levels – national, state and community by key stakeholders, policymakers and HIV program implementers.
- The findings will align with the goal of the Global Prevention Coalition of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, other national policy documents and contain global best practices on HIV/AIDS programming.
Goal and Objectives
- To conduct a capacity and needs assessment that will inform the implementation of state-led activities aligned with the core areas of the RSSH grant (2021-2023).
- To develop an implementation plan, M&E plan for interventions and activities to be implemented under the RSSH 2021-2023 grant.
- To develop concept notes on activities to be implemented under the RSSH 2021-2023 grant.
Scope of Work
The State Engagement Advisor will support the Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) for timely implementation of activities as detailed below.
- Lead the conduct of a capacity and needs assessment of the health system with a focus on the RSSH core areas (PSM, HMIS, LabS, CSS, ISD/QI) and produce a detailed report of findings
- Lead the state implementation planning and work-plan development workshop and support key stakeholders to use the findings from the needs assessment to identify priority needs and design targeted interventions to respond to them.
- Provide technical assistance in the development of a comprehensive implementation plan, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework and budget, within the ceiling allocated to each state, for the period of the RSSH grant
- Provide hands-on technical support to the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) supporting the state engagement component, ensuring highest level of project management skills are applied to achieve timely results
- Support the PCU to develop concept notes in relation to interventions and activities • Support strengthening of PCU and relevant stakeholders in the states
- Document the status and achievements and feedback to relevant state authorities and the PR
- Participate in any other activities related to the above functions
- Needs assessment conducted, with a detailed report of core areas using SWOT (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats) analysis to recommend priority areas for project interventions
- Robust workplan for the state engagement component for project states from 2021 – 2023 that guide the implementation of activities for the state engagement component
- Abstracts and policy briefs developed on the state engagement component of the project.
Required Qualifications / Experience
- MBBS or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences or Social Sciences or other related fields.
- At least 10 years of experience working in the state health system
- Experience working on international donor-funded programs (Global Fund preferred) is added advantage.
- Experience designing and implementing health systems strengthening interventions
- Experience with HIV, TB & Malaria programs
- Leadership experience in management of public health programmes and relationship with state government and civil society networks at leadership strategic level.
- Strong leadership competencies in both the mobilization of teams on one hand; the design, development and mainstreaming of new processes or procedures, on the other hand.
- Experience at organizing and facilitating systems strengthening, capacity development and mentoring processes
- Ability to lead and guide strategy development with the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) and Civil Society networks, manage technical implementation of proposed project initiatives, as well as ability to supervise, mentor and coach project and government staff.
- Strong analytical and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent written and spoken communications skills in English.
- Strong skills in using word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software (Microsoft Office applications preferred).
- Experience using web-based applications (email, browsing, and literature retrieval).
Deadline: 12:00 noon Friday, 22nd October, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Proposals. The detailed Proposal must be in English Language and submitted in three (3) hard copies each (one original & two copies) of the requested documents and proposal. The documents shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope, and clearly marked at the topmost right corner “State Engagement Advisor” and the Name, Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the envelope, with acknowledgement to NACA office at:
National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA),
Ground Floor Room 1.08,
No. 3 Zinguinchor Street, Beside AEDC Office,
Wuse Zone 4,
F.C.T – Abuja.
Tel: +234-9-4613726-9 Fax: +234 94613700.
- The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) will make available the necessary documents and reports and other information concerning this assignment. You may obtain additional information at the address above
- A candidate will be selected on the basis of comparison of individual qualifications (Curriculum Vitae and Experience), Technical Approach, Methodology and workplan.
The following forms are attached:
- Terms of Reference;
- Model of Curriculum Vitae;
- Model of Letter for submitting the Proposal;
- Form for Observations of the Consultant on the Terms of Reference.
Notes / Disclaimer
- Late submissions will not be accepted.
- NACA shall verify any or all documents and claims made by applicants and will disqualify consultants with falsified documents and claims.
- If it is determined that submitted documents and claims have been falsified, the consultant may face prosecution in a court of Law.
- NACA shall not be held responsible for any disqualified proposal as a result of any omission or deletion relating to the submission guidelines.
- This advertisement shall not be construe a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NACA.
- NACA is not bound to shortlist any Consultant, and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without incurring any liabilities or providing reason.