Required services: consultancy
to facilitate the development of the Annual Opeational Plan for HIV.
Location: Cross River
Duration: 10 days
Commencement Date: December,
Proposed dates: Between December 1st – 20th 2019. – APPLY NOW
The Global Fund (GF) Optimizing HIV Investments for Impact project
is a new grant running from July 2019-December 2020. The project continued on
the UNAIDS 90-90-90 framework; 90% of the Persons Living with HIV/AIDS know
their status, 90% of them are enrolled on treatment and adhere to their drugs
and retained in care leading to 90% having viral load suppression.
One of the mandates of the new grant is to provide institutional
capacity strengthening (ICS) to some states categorized by the Government of
Nigeria as National Treatment and PMTCT Programme (NTPP) states. As part of the
implementation structure, FHI 360 is expected to support 5 out of the 8 NTPP
states (Benue, Cross River, Kaduna, Nasarawa and FCT) to improve the response
of these states to the HIV epidemic. Consequently, it is the expectation of the
donor that these states will attain the status of States as Implementing
Entities (SIEs) or Sub-recipient to the donor by the end of the grant.
Consultancy Overview and Role
- In line with the WHO
Health Sector Strategy on HIV, 2016-2021, there is the need to reposition
the health sector response to HIV so as to achieve universal health coverage. It
has been argued that this can only be achieved through renewed political
commitment, additional resources, and technical and programmatic innovations.
- To this end, the GoN launched the roadmap for the
National Treatment and PMTCT Programme in 2018. It is the anticipation that the
NTPP roadmap will strengthen efforts towards the actualization of the National
HIV health sector response. This has necessitated the capacity strengthening
interventions of the grant to be directed at the States AIDS and STIs Control
Program (SASCP) across the five FHI 360 supported states.
- The objectives of the NTPP includes:
- To coordinate partners and states implementation of
HIV treatment and prevention programme interventions in Nigeria towards
attainment of the 90-90-90 targets.
- Mobilize, leverage and track domestic resources for
HIV treatment programme interventions in Nigeria.
- Strengthen institutional capacity of NASCP and State
Ministries of Health, for effective coordination of the NTPP
- The purpose of the ICS
intervention is to strengthen the capacity of 5 NTPP states to
demonstrate ability to access Global Fund resources directly and use
appropriately. The demonstration will be measured by:
- Increased budgetary allocation to HIV response by at least
- Release and actual use of allocated funds
- Volume of other state resources mobilized for HIV
interventions (SOML, bi-annual MNCH week, etc)
- Improvedcapacity for managing the technical response
as depicted by number of oversight visits conducted to supported and
non-supported sites and the number of quality of care assessment conducted.
- Improved M&E and Information Management system as
demonstrated by ownership and use of program data.
FHI360 through her Sub-Recipient (Excellence
Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS)) is leading the process for the development
of HIV health Sector Response and 2020 State HIV AOP in Cross River state.
- Furthermore, the NAIIS
preliminary suggests that there is need to tailor concerted efforts of state
actors and development partners towards the locations where the HIV epidemic is
localized, age bracket, social economic factors etc. Hence the need to develop
the HIV AOP for the health sector response for year 2020.
Purpose of the Consultancy
- The purpose of this consultancy assignment is to
provide technical assistance to the SASCP team of Cross River state to develop a costed HIV Annual
Operational Plan that will reflect the state’s annual priorities for 2020.
planning meetings with SASCP/ECEWS in preparation for the AOP consultancy
key stakeholders and other relevant actors on the development of the
Annual Operational plan.
desk review of documents from IPs and SASCP (including but not limited to State
HIV Strategic Plan, State Health Strategic Development Plan, etc) and
collate partners work plan to feed into state 2020 AOP.
and provide templates to support SASCP in the development of the AOP.
with state government officials, IPs and private sector groups in the state
to collate workplans and other documents for desk review.
with SASCP and other relevant stakeholders to review the 2019 Annual
Operational Plan and determine the implementation status.
key informant interviews with state government officials and other
with the SASCP and FHI 360 SRs to identify government officials, private
sector and IPs to be in attendance at the AOP development workshop.
the AOP development workshop.
the development of the AOP M&E/results/performance framework with
clear milestones and targets.
and present the draft Annual Operational Plan to stakeholders.
the AOP validation meeting with stakeholders.
final draft of the Annual Operational Plan
and submit final reports and final draft of Annual Operational Plan for
dissemination with stakeholders; and facilitate Dissemination meeting
(Final draft for validation should be submitted one week after the
Experience and qualifications:
experience in developing and costing of Annual Operational Plans is highly
in Public health, social works or in relevant degree with 3 – 7 years
relevant experience in program designs, project-level or state-level
record of working with state and local level stakeholders to guide
priority-setting and the development of realistic workplans.
with Nigeria and the state’s public health system, workings of NGOs and
CBOs is highly desirable.
expertise and experience in budgeting (costing plans).
in developing and delivering capacity building workshops;
understanding of current health financing reform initiatives in Nigeria
especially at subnational level;
carrying out similar assignments in Nigeria particularly at the
Interested candidates may submit a one-page capability statement
and an updated resume in a single word document with full names and CRS OAP Consultant
as tittle of the document to email@example.com clearly stated as subject of the
email. Female qualified applicant are strongly encouraged to apply. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadine for submission of application is 25th of November 2019.