CONSULTANTS AT KNCV TUBERCULOSIS FOUNDATION NIGERIA

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage consultants in Nigeria to provide technical assistance and support for the Domestic Resource Mobilization for TB care and treatment within the Kano Cluster of TB LON 1 and 2 Project

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Regions 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON regions 1 and 2 project is implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria and is expanding the provision and increased access to TB services within the public and none public health sectors in Nigeria. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and is being implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Instrat Global Services, Initiative for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (PCD), Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

DRM TA Rationale:

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is implementing the TB-LON Regions 1&2 with funds from USAID to provide TA support to the TB LON states to determine the timelines, set a roadmap and support the integration of TB care into the minimum health benefit package in the state health insurance schemes as well as provide support for resource mobilization for TB control at the state level.

Purpose of the Assignment

KNCV Nigeria aims to provide TA to states to drive Domestic Resource Mobilization activities and integrate tuberculosis care into State Health Insurance Schemes minimum health benefit package.

Key Objectives

  • Assess the extent of Government funding support to the TB program in the last 5 years in the states in Kano Cluster of TB LON 1 and 2 project (Katsina, Kaduna, Bauchi, States).
  • To assess the level and extent of other funding support available at the state level for TB control.
  • To examine the policy framework of the state health insurance agency (if in place) to determine the extent of inclusion of TB in the basic minimum health service package.
  • To work with the state health insurance agency to integrate TB into the basic minimum health package.
  • To develop advocacy plans for resource mobilization for TB control and provide needed support to the state team in their advocacy and resource mobilization efforts
  • To institute a system for expenditure tracking of public financing of TB within the State.

Location : States within Kano Cluster (Kaduna, Katsina and Bauchi states)

Specific TOR

The consultant and his team are to visit selected states where KNCV intends to carry out this assignment in line with its goals and objectives:

Submit an inception report and proposed methodology for assignment.

  • Conduct scoping assessment to determine status of design and implementation of each state health insurance scheme
  • Design an implementation road-map for integration of tuberculosis care into the minimum health benefit package in the state health insurance scheme
  • Provide TA to state for phased implementation of the plan
  • Develop advocacy plans for resource mobilization for TB control and provide TA to the state team in their advocacy and resource mobilization efforts
  • Develop a system for expenditure tracking of financing for TB at the state level
  • Provide periodic update on implementation status to KNCV

Reporting Channels

The consultant reports to the following supervising teams:

Field Offices: The KNCV TB Advisor for the State.

Central Office: The TB LON Senior Technical Advisor.

Timeframe: Short term assignment from November 9th 2020 – September 30th 2021

Who are we looking for?

  • MB; BS, MPH/MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or in international/global health;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques as well as health policy and management;
  • Skills in applying and using software for data collection & data validation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English;

Application and information

Kindly access the detailed concept note @ www.kncvnigeria.org

Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references which must be indicated on you CV) can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org. Deadline for Submission is 30 October 2020.