EXPRESSION OF INTEREST / INVITATION TO PREQUALIFY FOR SELECTION AS COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVE TB CASE FINDING AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OF DRUG RESISTANT TB PROJECT
Association for Reproductive and FamilyHealth (ARFH) is currently seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualifiedCommunity Based Organizations (CBOs) to serve as State Lead CBO to implement ActiveTB Case Finding (ACF) and or Community Programme Management of Drug ResistantTuberculosis (CPMDT) Project supported by Global Fund through the NationalTuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP).
The project which will beimplemented in all geo-political zones of the country, will cover a 21 monthperiod and end by December 2020.
Based on its evaluation of the submitted EOIs,ARFH will conduct a desk review and interview the shortlisted organizations.
South South : Rivers, Crossriver, Delta,Akwa Ibom, Edo, Bayelsa
South West : Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ekiti, Ondo
South East : Abia, Anambra, Imo, Enugu,Ebonyi
North Central : FCT, Plateau, Nasarawa,Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Benue
North West : Kaduna, Kano, Katsina,Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Jigawa
North East : Gombe, Taraba, Adamawa,Yobe, Bauchi, Borno
SCOPE OF WORK
The CBO will work at the State level inorder to effectively plan, coordinate and manage the implementation of ACF andor CPMDT activities in the State.
Specific responsibilities On CommunityTB Intervention :
Technical Functions :
Conduct House to-House TB Case Search within theSlum and community at large through the Community TB Workers (CTWs)
ConductAdvocacy, Contact investigation, community outreaches and screening at thecommunity level.
EngageCommunity TB Workers / Community Volunteers for ACF implementation.
Integrationof social mobilization activities on TB service.
Support TBLS and STBLCP for contact tracing and follow up smear positive TB patient for enhanced treatment adherence.
Involve the TBLS and other relevant stakeholders at the LGA level in all community-level TB activities
Supervise, monitor, coach and mentor CTWs for effective project implementation
Conduct Community level mobilization, sensitization and demand creation for TB / HIV services through Social Behavior Change strategies
Support CTWs to carry out home visits for each smear-positive TB case to identify and evaluate contacts and collect sputum samples from those presumed to have TB.
Mobilization / leverage resources to support the TB programme at the community and LGA levels
Strengthen Referral and linkage for increased uptake of TB / HIV services among CTWs, health workers (maternity and other health centres), DOT Staff and HIV support groups.
Conduct systematic mapping of CBOs and engagement of all relevant care providers, including pharmacists and traditional healers, in defined geographical areas (Slums, Internally Displaced Person’s Camp etc) to improve case detection.
Implement ambulatory care andcommunity DR-TB activities.
Conduct advocacy and sensitizecommunity gate keepers such as Government Officials, Traditional, Religious andOpinion leaders, Private bodies and philanthropists, towards raising awarenessamong community members on MDR-TB
Establish support group at the healthfacility with regard to the proximity of the patient to promote adherence totreatment
Identify and recruit (CPMDT specific)Treatment Supporters (TS) in conjunction with the assigned Local Government TBSupervisors (LGTBS) / DOT Providers (General Health Workers (GHW) for each DR-
TBpatient receiving treatment in the community.
Conductvisits to the DOTS and Laboratory facilities to verify presumptive anddiagnosed TB cases from the community / CBO in the facility and laboratoryregisters
Ensurethat the test results of sputum samples supplied from the CTW / community arepromptly released to DOTS facilities
Ensurethat all the diagnosed TB cases from the community are also in the LGA / Facilityregister and receiving treatment
Collatethe verified results from the facilities on monthly basis and report to ARFH.
Facilitatethe capturing of Community TB data by the TBLS and ensure the data is presentedat the State Review Meeting of the STBLCP.
Reportand Liaise with ARFH for data collection, analysis and reporting on ACFactivities to ARFH.
Summarizethe collated data of the activity done within the month report and share withTBLS and STBLCP.
To be eligiblefor consideration, interested organisations
in at least 1 LGA in the State.
Theorganization must provide the following details :
Profile of the organization, including organization’scertificate of incorporation, physical address, organogram of managementstructure, ownership (including board membership), and contacts (telephone,facsimile and email);
Evidence of organization’s previous ACF / CPMDT TBprogram implementation supported by Global Fund
Evidenceof organization’s current program as well as a documented history of deliveringstate and LGA level health related services in Nigeria.
Evidence shouldinclude previous health projects handled with details of grant amounts, fundingagencies and period of such grants.
Experience in TB and TB / HIV programs will be added advantage
Evidence of the availability of qualified personnelfor carrying out the activities listed above.
Evaluation and Selection of the CBO
Only organizations that satisfy thePre-qualification requirements will be contacted for Interview.
This advertisement shall not beconstrued as a commitment on the part of ARFH to appoint any organization norshall it entitle any organization to claim any indemnity from ARFH.
Interested bidders may obtain furtherinformation via e-mail address given below. Such information should berequested not later than 3 days after publication.
Method of Application
Interested organizations that wish to participate in this Call for Expression of Interest are requested to fill the attached EOI template and send it to programs arfh-
ng.org on / or before Saturday April 27th, 2019. All applicants should indicate the preferred State in the subject line of the mail e.
g EOI for CBO Name of Organization, State i.e EOI for CBO Adahugu Development Initiative, Kogi State.
1. Please only Express Interest to work in a State where you havelocal presence (Office)
2. The submission of the document should be a single PDF file and MUSTNOT be more than 7MB.