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The National AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Infections Control and Hepatitis Programme (NASCP) is a division of the Department of Public Health, in the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health (FMH). The concept of NASCP and its mandate is to coordinate the formulation and effective implementation of the Nigeria government policies, guidelines and standard operating procedures for the prevention of new HIV infections as well as improve on the existing treatment, care and support for those persons already infected and affected by the virus in the country.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Media Consultant

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 10 days

Background

  • We have prioritized addressing PMTCT to close the gap on the increasing number of children living with HIV. NASCP in collaboration with partners, supported states to develop State-specific strategic frameworks.
  • The state-specific frameworks now form the basis for a National PMTCT Scale-up approach and details MTCT elimination targets to be achieved by the end of 2023 by each state.
  • The ANC and PMTCT performance across the country has been poor with 67% of pregnant women receiving ANC care from skilled birth attendants, 9% receive care from unskilled attendants while 24% do not receive any form of care.
  • One of the identified challenges is suboptimal antenatal care visits during pregnancy where HIV testing services are provided. To address these challenges, NASCP is supporting states to scale up PMTCT services across the country.
  • The PMTCT scale-plan aims to implement a minimum package of services across all states and additional demand creation services in 36+1 states that contribute the highest number of women who do not receive any form of care or receive care from informal service providers during pregnancy.
  • The additional demand creation services are aimed at using information, education, and communication materials to drive demand for testing services for pregnant women.
  • The aim is to target women of child-bearing age, recipients of care, social groups, traditional and religious leaders, and gate keepers in each LGA in all states. A set of posters and radio broadcasts will be produced and disseminated using various approaches; including but not limited to community mobilizers, radio jingles. Justification
  • To expand PMTCT coverage, there is need to increase the demand for PMTCT services by improving the knowledge of the pregnant women and their support systems in the community to aid informed decision-making. Objective To increase demand creation of PMTCT services across all states.

Responsibilities
The consultant will provide the various tasks outlined below:

  • To develop a 60 second jingle for use on radio
  • Produce and translate the jingles in different languages to be aired on local radios across all states
  • Attend and facilitate review of the 3-day SBCC team workshop to create content for the jingles

Deliverables

  • 60-second jingles in ten (10) local languages (Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Pidgin, Efik, Ibibio, Ijaw, Kanuri, Tiv and Fulfulde)

Qualifications & Skills
The requisite qualifications of the Consultant shall include the following:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Social and behavior change communication. (SBCC)
  • Five (5) years of expertise in the development of communication and broadcasting communication materials
  • Previous experience developing HIV-related materials will be an advantage.

Renumeration
The Consultant will be paid based on the agreed budget.

Application Closing Date
Tuesday; 2nd May, 2023 (00:00 GMT) – Coordinated Universal Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a complete set of Proposal Documents and Term of Reference (ToR) in Two (2) hard copies each (one original & one photocopy) which must be in English Language and financial proposal. The original of the Technical Proposal with copies in one (1) envelope and the original of the Financial Proposal with copies in another envelope, duly marking the envelopes as “Technical” and “Financial,” shall be individually enclosed.

The two (2) envelopes shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope and clearly marked at the topmost right corner “Engagement of a Media Consultant’’ and the Name, Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the envelope, with acknowledgement to NASCP office at the address below:
The  Assistant Director (Procurement Unit),
National AIDS/STIs Control Programme, Edo House,
75 Ralph Shoidende Street,
Central Business District, Garki,
Abuja.

Or
Sent via email to: procurement.nascp@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Notes / Disclaimer

  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • NASCP 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.
  • NASCP 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 construed as a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NASCP.
  • NASCP 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 a reason.

Note: Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.

Job Title: Consultant – Content Development

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 10 days

Background

  • We have prioritized addressing PMTCT to close the gap on the increasing number of children living with HIV. NASCP in collaboration with partners, supported states to develop State-specific strategic frameworks.
  • The state-specific frameworks now form the basis for a National PMTCT Scale-up approach and details MTCT elimination targets to be achieved by the end of 2023 by each state.
  • The ANC and PMTCT performance across the country has been poor with 67% of pregnant women receiving ANC care from skilled birth attendants, 9% receive care from unskilled attendants while 24% do not receive any form of care. One of the identified challenges is suboptimal antenatal care visits during pregnancy where HIV testing services are provided.
  • To address these challenges, NASCP is supporting states to scale up PMTCT services across the country.
  • The PMTCT scale-plan aims to implement a minimum package of services across all states and additional demand creation services in 36+1 states that contribute the highest number of women who do not receive any form of care or receive care from informal service providers during pregnancy.
  • The additional demand creation services are aimed at using information, education, and communication materials to drive demand for testing services for pregnant women.
  • The aim is to target women of child-bearing age, recipients of care, social groups, traditional and religious leaders, and gate keepers in each LGA in all states. A set of posters and radio broadcasts will be produced and disseminated using various approaches; including but not limited to community mobilizers, radio jingles.

Justification

  • To expand PMTCT coverage, there is need to increase the demand for PMTCT services by improving the knowledge of the pregnant women and their support systems in the community to aid informed decision-making.

Objective

  • To increase demand creation of PMTCT services across all states.

Responsibilities
The Consultant will provide the various tasks outlined below:

  • Conduct desk review of all the materials, developed on PMTCT services.
  • To develop poster for health facility, religious centers, and community centers to inform men, women, support groups, recipient-of-care groups in the community on HIV testing services in pregnancy.
  • Facilitate 3-day workshop to obtain stakeholder input and finalize the IEC materials

Deliverables
The key deliverable of the consultancy is:

  • Work plan for developing the IEC materials, including strategy and proposed methodologies
  • IEC materials for PMTCT demand creation

Qualifications & Skills
The requisite qualifications of the Consultant shall include the following:

  • Minimum of Advanced Degree in Social Science or another relevant field
  • At least 5 years demonstrable experience in SBCC and material development
  • Demonstrable experience developing HIV-related materials
  • Excellent communication skills.

Renumeration
The Consultant will be paid based on the agreed budget.

Application Closing Date
Tuesday; 2nd May, 2023 (00:00 GMT) – Coordinated Universal Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a complete set of Proposal Documents and Term of Reference (ToR) in Two (2) hard copies each (one original & one photocopy) which must be in English Language and financial proposal. The original of the Technical Proposal with copies in one (1) envelope and the original of the Financial Proposal with copies in another envelope, duly marking the envelopes as “Technical” and “Financial,” shall be individually enclosed.

The two (2) envelopes shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope and clearly marked at the topmost right corner “Engagement of a Consultant for Content Development’’ and the Name, Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the envelope, with acknowledgement to NASCP office at the address below:
The  Assistant Director (Procurement Unit),
National AIDS/STIs Control Programme, Edo House,
75 Ralph Shoidende Street,
Central Business District, Garki,
Abuja.

Or
Sent via email to: procurement.nascp@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Notes / Disclaimer

  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • NASCP 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.
  • NASCP 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 construed as a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NASCP.
  • NASCP 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 a reason.

Note: Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.

Job Title: Graphic Artist

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 10 days

Background

  • We have prioritized addressing PMTCT to close the gap on the increasing number of children living with HIV. NASCP in collaboration with partners, supported states to develop State-specific strategic frameworks.
  • The state-specific frameworks now form the basis for a National PMTCT Scale-up approach and details MTCT elimination targets to be achieved by the end of 2023 by each state.
  • The ANC and PMTCT performance across the country has been poor with 67% of pregnant women receiving ANC care from skilled birth attendants, 9% receive care from unskilled attendants while 24% do not receive any form of care. One of the identified challenges is suboptimal antenatal care visits during pregnancy where HIV testing services are provided.
  • To address these challenges, NASCP is supporting states to scale up PMTCT services across the country. The PMTCT scale-plan aims to implement a minimum package of services across all states and additional demand creation services in 36+1 states that contribute the highest number of women who do not receive any form of care or receive care from informal service providers during pregnancy.
  • The additional demand creation services are aimed at using information, education, and communication materials to drive demand for testing services for pregnant women.
  • The aim is to target women of child-bearing age, recipients of care, social groups, traditional and religious leaders, and gate keepers in each LGA in all states. A set of posters and radio broadcasts will be produced and disseminated using various approaches; including but not limited to community mobilizers, radio jingles. Justification
  • To expand PMTCT coverage, there is need to increase the demand for PMTCT services by improving the knowledge of the pregnant women and their support systems in the community to aid informed decision-making.

Objective

  • To increase demand creation of PMTCT services across all states.

Responsibilities
Task Description and responsibilities:

  • The Graphic artist will provide the various tasks outlined below:
  • Deliver creative and innovative ideas for print, electronic, web-based, and animated presentations.
  • Layout and design IEC posters, flyers.
  • Attend the 3-day workshop to finalize the IEC materials

Deliverables

  • High-quality IEC poster designs completed in line with NASCP requirements and within specified deadlines.

Qualifications & Skills
The requisite qualifications of the Consultant shall include the following:

  • Demonstrable experience in development of graphics for IEC.
  • Portfolio of relevant materials developed in the past.

Renumeration
The Consultant will be paid based on the agreed budget.

Application Closing Date
Tuesday; 2nd May, 2023 (00:00 GMT) – Coordinated Universal Time.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified consultants should submit a complete set of Proposal Documents and Term of Reference (ToR) in Two (2) hard copies each (one original & one photocopy) which must be in English Language and financial proposal. The original of the Technical Proposal with copies in one (1) envelope and the original of the Financial Proposal with copies in another envelope, duly marking the envelopes as “Technical” and “Financial,” shall be individually enclosed.

The two (2) envelopes shall then be enclosed and sealed in one (1) single outer envelope and clearly marked at the topmost right corner “Engagement of a Graphic Artist’’ and the Name, Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of the envelope, with acknowledgement to NASCP office at the address below:
The  Assistant Director (Procurement Unit),
National AIDS/STIs Control Programme, Edo House,
75 Ralph Shoidende Street,
Central Business District, Garki,
Abuja.

Or
Sent via email to: procurement.nascp@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Notes / Disclaimer

  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • NASCP 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.
  • NASCP 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 construed as a contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting documents to claim any indemnity from NASCP.
  • NASCP 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 a reason.

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