THE LEPROSY MISSION NIGERIA
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANISATIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FUND GC7 PROJECT
THE LEPROSY MISSION NIGERIA
The Leprosy Mission Nigeria (TLMN), is a non-profit public health organization firmly equipped with technical and administrative capacity in providing technical TB and TB/HIV support services, strengthening TB service delivery, support health system strengthening, and research in Nigeria. Our programs are designed to advance the WHO Global End TB strategy of creating a world free of TB. We employ a systems approach, using data-driven quality improvement methods to identify and address gaps in TB diagnostic and treatment services. Our work to end TB focuses on collaborative planning, design, and Implementation, engaging the private sector, strengthening service delivery platforms, and community structures, and improving the quality of services.
THE GLOBAL FUND GRANT CYCLE 7 (GC7) GRANT
In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), TLMN is implementing the Global Fund Grant Cycle 7 (GC7) grant which seeks to improve the Public-Private Mix (PPM) contribution to TB control, Community active TB case finding and referral for management, as well as provision of HIV Testing Services (HTS) to pregnant women through community engagements and early infant diagnosis for HIV in the 5 states of Niger, Jigawa, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara State
GC7 approach will include:
1. People-centered services where clients are valued as equal partners who are served by integrated and client-centric differentiated service delivery (DSD) approaches;
2. Community Engagement that targets:
• Persons with HIV and TB
• TB/HIV co-infection
• Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR TB).
The goals of the grant are:
• To accelerate efforts at ending the TB epidemic in Nigeria by ensuring access to comprehensive and high-quality patient-centered and community-owned TB (TB. TB/HIV and DR-TB) services for all Nigerians by 2026.
• To increase the PPM contribution to the National TB case notification from 24% in 2022 to 30% in 2026 and to increase community contribution to the National TB case notification from 43% in 2022 to 45% in 2026.
• To achieve 100% HIV screening among pregnant and breastfeeding women in unconventional settings (TBAs and Home settings) in Nigeria by 2026.
WHAT WE SEEK
To this end, TLMN Nigeria will contract Five (5) lead community-based organizations (CBOs) that will work in the supported states to carry out community Active TB case finding. Management of DRTB patients, Provision of HIV Testing Services to pregnant women in the community, as well as support sample transportation for Early Infant Diagnosis January 2024 to December duration of this engagement will be of HIV. The (3 years), this is to be renewed on a yearly basis. The engaged CBOs will work closely with the TLMN Global Fund team at the state level to collaborate with key stakeholders in exploring innovative ways of ensuring that underserved populations have access to high-quality TB/HIV services within the state.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION
• CBOs must be based in the state of implementation and have a strong community grassroots presence. • Must be registered under the national laws and regulations of Nigeria, Including registration with the
Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC), and have the legal standing and authority to engage in community activities.
• Must have been registered with the National Coordinating body of Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) located in states (TB NETWORK).
• Must have a good track record and/or experience working in TB/HIV-related community-based activities in the state.
• Must have a good track record and/or experience in achieving programmatic results for TB and HIV service provision.
• Possess sufficient management, operational, and human resources capacity to implement the proposed project in a timely and fast-paced manner.
• Must have a physical office in the state the CBO is applying for.
• Ability to document and report on project performance in routine and structured reporting system.
• Commitment to achieving donor-set targets in a timely manner and with fidelity.
• Ability to work with individuals in ways that are sensitive to Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion.
• Have an organized workforce.
• A minimum of 2 years of active experience, undertaking similar work in the state the CBO is applying for. Location: (1 lead CBO per state)
• Sokoto and;
• Zamfara State
Duration: 1 year (January 2024-January 2025)
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR APPLICATION
The following documents must be submitted as part of the application
• Technical Application.
• Registration certificate as evidence for legal credentials of the organization. Registration certificate with TB NETWORK, and evidence of yearly dues payment.
• Audited organizational financial statements for the last fiscal year. Without audited statements, other official documents signed by an authorized representative will be accepted.
APPLICATION AND INFORMATION
You can apply for this opening by indicating the vacancy title, and location, as the subject of the email and emailing them alongside all documentation to [email protected]
Applications sent by any other means or delivered to other addresses will not be considered under this application.