Consultancy Announcement at Pact Nigeria

Consultancy Announcement

Open To: All interested Consulting groups/firms

 

Assignment: Baseline Assessment of PMTCT services in selected Local Government Areas Bayelsa state for Pact’s Community Based Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV project.

Location:   Bayelsa state

 

Opening Date:     January 10, 2013

 

Closing Date:       January 18, 2013

 

Pact Nigeria, located in Abuja, is the Nigerian Country office of Pact Inc, which is an independent International non-profit Organization headquartered in Washington, DC, USA. Pact Nigeria is implementing a 3-year program- Community Based Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV project in Bayelsa State funded by Chevron. Pact Nigeria is inviting applications from consultancy groups/firms to carry out a comprehensive baseline assessment for the project, on a short term basis.

 

Purpose of Consultancy Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to conduct a baseline assessment for the project on current uptake and structure of PMTCT services across selected Local Government Areas of Bayelsa state. This is to establish a clear starting point for the PROMOT project. The specific objectives for this assignment will be:

  • Review existing analyses or assessments reports on PMTCT service delivery and uptake in Bayelsa State to inform implementation of PROMOT program activities.
  • Establish benchmarks for PROMOT project performance indicators against which project success will be measured at the end of the project
  • Conduct a community level baseline assessment of current PMTCT uptake and barriers to access for ANC / PMTCT services in the Bayelsa State which will include an assessment of current service structure for PMTCT, community perceptions of ease of access and quality of service delivery for ANC and PMTCT services at facilities, rapid capacity assessment of selected LGAs and Ministry of Health to deliver on its roles in PMTCT service delivery
  • Identify innovative approaches to generate demand and address barriers to access PMTCT services at community level

 

 

Consultancy Firm Profile/ Qualifications

Only consultancy firms located in Nigeria are prioritised for this assignment as Pact will not cover international travel costs for external firms. The following qualifications and skills will guide selection of the consultancy firm for this assignment:

 

 

Consultancy Firm Profile/ Qualifications

Only consultancy firms located in Nigeria are prioritised for this assignment as Pact will not cover international travel costs for external firms. The following qualifications and skills will guide selection of the consultancy firm for this assignment:

a) Interested firms must have cognate experience in development, implementation and assessment of public health interventions with evident capacity in conducting baseline assessments, surveys for health-related projects using qualitative and quantitative methods.

b) The individual consultants in the team proposed to work on this assignment must have a minimum of:

  • Advanced degree in Public health, development, social science or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The Lead consultant for the team should have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills with demonstrated technical report writing skill
  • Experience with HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. Knowledge of gender issues is an asset

 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified consultancy group/firm should send a mail requesting for the Terms of Reference (TOR) for this assignment to-cohene@pactworld.org  download the TOR from our website www.pactworld.org.  Using the TOR as a guide, each applicant consultancy group/firm should send in a complete application comprising of a technical proposal and a detailed budget. All Applications should be submitted by email to pactnigeriainfo@pactworld.org  not later than 4pm Nigerian time on January 15, 2013. Applicant organizations MUST indicate on the SUBJECT of the mail (BASELINE ASSESSMENT CONSULTANCY). Note that only the short-listed candidates will be contacted

 

Waiver:

Distributing this announcement does not mean there is any commitment on the part of Pact Nigeria to select an organization, nor does it mean that Pact Nigeria will pay for any costs incurred by any organization in the process of submission of an application. Furthermore. Pact Nigeria reserves the right to reject any or all applications, or to award the consultancy without further discussion or negotiations if it is considered being in the best interests of the project. Pact reserves the right to recall this solicitation at any time or adjust the terms to meet project needs and resource availability.

 

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