REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
CONSULTANCY TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR THE FCT TO STRENGTHEN THE MICROPLANNING PROCESS USING GIS TECHNOLOGIES IN THE FCT
Scope of work for GIS Technologies support to strengthen FCT micro-planning process.
Program Activity: Consultancy services for technical support for the FCT to strengthen the micro planning process using GIS technologies to improve the validity and quality of population estimates and catchment area maps for annual REW micro planning (See SoW attached).
The Integrated Health Program (IHP) is a USAID-funded five-year project with a goal to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity/mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services Immunization coverage is one of the indicators used to monitor progress toward reductions in child morbidity and mortality, as it is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions Nigeria has recorded substantial improvement in routine immunization (RI) performance however a gap still exists, and this threatens Nigeria’s efforts to improve child health indices. There are knowledge and skill gaps among health workers at the facilities, the Area Council- ACS technical team members as well as the state team in the REW/Optimized Integrated Routine Immunization Sessions- OIRIS concept and use of template to plan the implementation of OIRIS. In the FCT, the catchment area population used for the integrated REW micro plan is derived from the projected 2006 census which stops at ward level. Each facility and settlement is then allocated an arbitrary population data for micro planning purposes. Under this approach, hand-drawn maps are used, which can be inaccurate and have the potential for missed settlements. IHP FCT, will support its facilities, using GIS for micro planning process, which will help improve access to RMNCH+NG services as the accuracy in determining fixed, outreach and mobile strategies will be enhanced. This will consequently improve integrated micro plans with better population estimate developed, that will improve RI coverage and provision of other PHC services.
Roles and Responsibilities
The specific responsibilities of the consultant include:
1. Review the status of GIS mapping in the FCT (information gathering and reconciliation assessment preparation and planning)
2. Stakeholder and community consultation
3. Surveying, capture and data processing and geospatial analysis
4. Production of standardized GIS maps and population estimates for IHP supported health facilities in the 6 Area councils – Acs
5. Dissemination of developed maps and GIS data
6. Build capacity of AC program officers on the use of GIS mapping for micro planning
7. Write and submit the technical report of all processes to IHP
• Advanced university degree in Health System Strengthening, Monitoring and Evaluation, Population studies, Statistics or other related field.
• Over 5 years progressively responsible professional work experience with management and analysis of public health data for research, policy or implementation in health/health related programmes, monitoring and evaluation, Knowledge Management, research and metrics
• Working experience with GIS for public health, including production of maps, geospatial data management and quality control and/or spatial analysis for health program planning, monitoring and/or analysis
• Proficiency with GIS software (QGIS or ArcGIS preferred) and MS Office (excel)
• Good understanding of the Nigerian health system, including main actors, governance and health information system structure
• Good English (spoken and written)
• Self-driven and able to work under remote supervision
• Experience in working with low literacy communities especially in low resource settings
• Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes
• Ability to establish a good working relationship with State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required
• Excellent skills in documentation and report writing
• Proficient in Microsoft Office packages.
Please Note: payments are made based on delivery of approved deliverables. All deliverables must be of high quality and submitted in Microsoft Word and in PDF format. The deliverables will not considered final until approved by the Chief of Party (COP).
Period of performance of the consultancy: March 1 – September 29, 2023
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Please follow the instructions as contained in the Request for Application (RFA) and submit to: [email protected]
This consultancy application closes on February 04, 2023: 11:30pm (WAT). No late application will be received after the deadline.