Civil Society for Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN) is the National Network of Civil Society Organizations working on the prevention, treatment and mitigation of the impact of malaria, and the promotion of immunization and better nutrition in Nigeria. ACOMIN is a non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit organization working in collaboration with the government, partners and stakeholders both at National and State level.
Global Fund is presently implementing a three-year Malaria Grant in Nigeria for the period 2018 – 2020. The Grant is being implemented through a Consortium that is led by Catholic Relief Services and has as members of the Consortium – The Malaria Consortium, Management Sciences for Health and Society for Family Health. ACOMIN on this grant has been engaged as a vendor to be responsible for implementing the civil society and community component, this will include the CSOs involvement in oversight, advocacy and accountability at the community and state levels which is aimed at assuring the quality of services, generate real time objective information and \nSCOPE OF WORK\nThe successful applicant will be required to support implementation of the following activities in their proposed LGAs/States of operation as shown on the table below:assessment on the quality and quantity of service delivery, reduce wastage and loss of interventions and possibly increased resource allocation for malaria interventions.
Based on the aforementioned ACOMIN is requesting for expression of interests from eligible organizations interested in implementing strategic interventions in the following states; Kwara, Jigawa, Katsina, Taraba, Kano, Kaduna, Adamawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe, Osun, Ogun, Delta. Eligible organizations include; Non-Governmental Organizations, Community-Based Organizations and Faith-Based Organizations.
SCOPE OF WORK
The successful applicant will be required to support implementation of the following activities in their proposed LGAs/States of operation as shown on the table below:
1. Coordinate the activities of community accountability teams
2. Ascertain level of consumer satisfaction of malaria services provided
3. Promote malaria service availability within communities
4. Empower community members to contribute to improved service provision
5. Support community health facility functionality
6. Facilitate Focus Group Discussions with communities
7. Advocate to stakeholders to invest in community health programming for improved service delivery and ownership
8. Collate advocacy issues generated from communities for state level intervention
9. Participate in consultative stakeholders’ for a at LGA and state levels.
10. Monitor, evaluate and document project activities.
MIN REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Social Works • Social Adminstration
• Essential Qualification , Must be a current financial member of ACOMIN
Working with stakeholders within the communities and PHC facility, the organization shall be directly engaged in the following amongst other activities:
To develop a Work Plan for carrying out activities within the Communities around selected PHC facilities within their LGAs.
Identify the Communities in which the implementation will hold using objective and predetermined criteria.
Work in collaboration with other members of community accountability teams and other implementing agents to carry out other activities around the communities and PHC facilities with a view to improve service delivery and accountability.
Maintain proper M & E records of accountability efforts/activities being carried out by the CBO using specific tools and reporting through the appropriate reporting channels.
Liaise with other GF Service Providers within the communities/PHC for purposes of coordination, service delivery, Monitoring and Evaluation and all other activities geared towards the actualization of the objectives of the Global Funds.
Eligible organizations should meet the following criteria as these will form basis form the selection:
· Compliance with legal requirements of registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission, state or LGA registration as the case may be, (as evidenced by a certificate of registration).
· Be familiar with the national response to malaria in Nigeria, and the roles and responsibilities of the Civil Society therein.
· Experience in implementing Malaria related project
· Experience working within the community
· Have a good understanding of the cultural sensitivities of the communities in the state
· The organisation must have a governance system and oversight structures in place (as evidenced by a constitution and a schedule of board members) for proper management and coordination
· Evidence of strong organizational management system (as evident by an organizational chart and a schedule of staff)· Have Staff and Volunteers with good community engagement and organizational skills (as evident by a schedule of staff/volunteers)
· Possess an operational and verifiable office with resident staff (as evident by a verifiable physical address)
· Organization should have a financial management system (Organizational Current Bank Account, Petty Cash book, Payment vouchers etc.)
· Must be a current financial member of ACOMIN or committed to immediately register with ACOMIN (evidence of payment of annual dues)
· Must be located within or close to and have unlimited access to the LGA in which the organization desires to work
· Evidence of previous community engagement is an added advantage
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
An organization is expected to apply to work within 1 LGA in their selected state, organizations who apply for multiple LGAs will be disqualified.