Short Term Consultancy for Logistics Work stream (6 slots) as a member of the State Support Team (SST) for 2019 Global Fund supported LLIN mass campaign in 6 states – Delta, Yobe, Taraba, Kaduna, Kano and Niger.

Terms of Reference

This Terms of Reference (TOR) provides the description and work to be done during the implementation of long lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) mass campaign across 6 states in Nigeria.

Project Background

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years. Through local partners, CRS has implemented programs in 24 of the country’s 36 states, demonstrating the agency’s extensive grassroots network and significant capacity to reach the rural poor. Focusing on agriculture, emergency response and recovery, and health, CRS is helping to strengthen health care systems, Catholic Church partners, other community-based organizations, and government institutions. CRS’s current projects are improving the lives of more than 1.4 million Nigerians.

CRS has a long and rich history of collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund). Since 2003, CRS has been awarded over $290 million in Global Fund resources to implement programs in 27 countries. In Nigeria, CRS is a sub-recipient (SR) on the Global Fund HIV and the principal recipient (PR) for the Global Fund Malaria grant. As PR, CRS will partner with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), various state governments and malaria partners and stakeholders to coordinate the 2019 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) mass campaigns in 6 states. CRS oversees 3 SRs and supports a range of malaria treatment and prevention services at the state level.

Summary and Purpose of the Consultancy

The State Support Team (SST) structure was established to support states with the planning and implementation of the LLIN distribution activities. The SST play a critical function for the initial mass distribution campaigns, a role focused on planning, facilitation, capacity-building, monitoring, data management and reporting during the replacement campaigns. The SST will support a broadened state structure for the replacement campaigns. Each SST is composed of work streams – technical, logistics and demand creation.
The purpose of this consultancy is to serve as a member of the state support team (SST) and provide state-level technical assistance and oversight on logistics-related activities for the successful coordination of the 2019 long lasting insecticide treated nets (LLIN) replacement mass campaigns. S/he will provide training, accompaniment and technical support to the State Ministries of Health in the mass campaign states of Delta, Yobe, Kaduna, Taraba, Kano and Niger.

Objective of the Consultancy

The overall objective of this consultancy is to support CRS in the implementation of the 2019
LLIN mass campaign distribution across 6 states by providing technical assistance and oversight
on activities to State Malaria Elimination Programmes.

Main Tasks/Deliverables

1. Facilitate and/or monitor training for personnel at all levels of the supply chain (state,
LGA, ward, conveyor and distribution point teams).
2. Monitor the transport and storage of LLINs throughout the supply chain (state
warehouse to LGA warehouse, and LGA warehouse to distribution point storage.)
3. Verify storage points, and LLINs in store, relative to both needs for campaign and
waybill from delivery.
4. Participate in-process monitoring during household mobilization and LLIN distribution,
and support state implementation teams to analyse data for presentation at daily
review meetings.
5. Track nets delivered, distributed and remaining on a daily basis.
6. Collate data from LLIN distribution to ensure timely reconciliation and implementation
of reverse logistics

Specific Deliverables

1. Prepare, update and share Logistics Plan of Action with other SST members and
relevant units within CRS on weekly basis.
2. Provide weekly update to the technical workstream consultant to collate as weekly
update from the campaign state.
3. Prepare logistics report during the LLIN campaign and submit to the team lead at the
end of the exercise in a state.
4. Prepare and submit detailed logistics specific microplanning and LLIN campaign report
to technical workstream consultant for consolidation and onward submission.
5. Submit detailed consultancy report clearly highlighting your specific tasks/role during
the activity at least 7days after completion of the activity.

Schedule of Deliverables

The work will be completed over a period of 16 days for microplanning and 60 days for LLIN
campaign implementation per state campaign implementation schedule between March 2019
and December 2019.

Required Qualifications

The consultant should possess the following combination of skills and expertise:
• Minimum of first degree in Pharmacy, sciences or related fields
• Excellent leadership qualities.
• Previous experience in LLIN mass distribution campaigns.
• Knowledge of malaria and its prevention, diagnosis and treatment is required.
• Previous experience working in a National and/or State Ministry of Health preferred.
• Experience in budget development and implementation reporting is required.
• Experience with a flexible approach to managing and prioritizing significant workloads
and multiple tasks, in a fast-paced environment, with tight deadlines is required.
• Training and supervision skills.
• Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills are highly desired.
• A proven ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Excellent experience in using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Supply chain management experience.
• Ability to work under stressful conditions and to remain flexible and calm under
pressure.
• Experience of proactively identifying and addressing bottlenecks/issues desired.
• Experience of establishing strong working relationships with team members and state
personnel.
• Experience and understanding of logistics systems.
• Previous experience in electronic data monitoring systems desired.
Management Arrangements and Follow-up
The Global Fund Malaria project unit will provide overall supervision and management of the
consultancy. Focal contact person on this consultancy shall be the Senior Manager, Vector
Control.

Key Working Relationships/Organizations

Internal: Logistics, Technical and Demand Creation work stream Advisors, Project Officer-Mass
Campaign, Global Fund Malaria Program Team, Deputy Country Representative, Country
Representative, Operations Manager, Finance, Procurement and Administration Staff, Regional
and Senior Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Directors for Program Quality and Management
Quality.
External: State Ministries of Health (SMOH), National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) within
the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), technical and financial Partners, partner health facilities,
Local Fund Agent (LFA), Global Fund Country Team, Chemonics, relevant Third-party logistics
agents.

Time and Level of Effort

This activity is expected to take place within a period of not more than 76 days per State
Campaign implementation schedule, between March 2019 and December 31, 2019. The
deliverables are expected to be timely and reports should be submitted no later than 7 days
after the completed state campaigns.

Location of the Consultancy

The consultancy will take place in any of the campaign states listed above.

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send their expression of interest (EOI) along with a detailed
resume as attached MS word documents indicating the title of the position, your state of
interest and application code LWC090119 in the subject line. All applications are to be sent
to tenders.ngr@crs.org. Completed applications should reach us before close of business,
Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Only applicants who send in the required format will be
considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Equal opportunity:

“CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and do not discriminate basis on race, colour, religion,
etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

Statement of commitment to protection:

‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children
and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

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