KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a
Local Consultancy Assignment
Duty station: Lagos, Nigeria
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), still the second most deadly infectious disease in the world.
KNCV is an international center of expertise for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. We are an organization of passionate TB professionals, including doctors, researchers, training experts, nurses and epidemiologists. We aim to stop the spread of the worldwide epidemic of TB and to prevent the further spread of drug-resistant TB.
Over the past century we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise, initially by successfully controlling TB in the Netherlands. Since the 1970s, we have also shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague in the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices worldwide. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate, and government donors
Project “Building Models for the Future”
The ‘Improved TB/HIV Prevention & Care – Building Models for the Future’ project aims to improve TB and HIV prevention and care in line with the Global End TB Strategy, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Fast-Track Strategy to End AIDS. TB remains the leading cause of death for people living with HIV (PLHIV). Of the globally 36.7 million PLHIV, approximately 47% do not have access to treatment, and 30% do not know their status. The project is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) and implemented in 6 countries. In Nigeria, KNCV implements the project together with PharmAccess in Lagos and provides support to 60 private clinics in 13 Lagos LGAs. The project focuses on system related barriers to quality of care in the non-governmental and private health care delivery sectors, and to remove human rights and gender related access barriers to TB and HIV care and prevention. The aim is to ensure access to affordable quality care for vulnerable and marginalized key affected populations.
The project intended outcomes are:
- Improve the quality of TB and HIV services in the non-public sector through the use of internationally accredited SafeCare standards and International Standards for Tuberculosis Care (ISTC)
- Increase case finding through integration in the quality improvement approach and increase access to services
- Strengthen the role of the non-public / private sector to complement the public sector in improving TB and HIV prevention and care
Purpose of the Assignment
The consultant will collect, analyze, assess, and report on project data to add to the evidence base needed for project close-out and handover in December 2018. The consultant will be assisted by KNCV recruited data collectors.
- The consultant will engage Private Sector Leadership, Lagos TB and Leprosy Control Program, SHOPs-Plus Project and other local TB and HIV implementing partners to understand and support seamless conduct of the evaluation
- Ensure field procedures are conducted in line with developed protocols and standard operating procedures e.g. informed consent, collection and entry of data by trained data specialists, interviewer standardization, initial dissemination of results and key recommendations etc.
- Resposible for submission of full report, including cleaned dataset, analyses and syntax used in statistical analysis (if applicable) as well as final copies of all data collection tools used during the consultancy
- Work closely with KNCV and PharmAccess staff in-country and in the Headquarters.
The TA individual or organization operates under the supervision of the Country Director and – if applicable – the Deputy Country Director – and reports directly to the Country Director. All reports on the mission process and deliverables should be shared also with the Hague based KNCV Technical Focal point, KNCV M&E Officer for the area and the Portfolio Manager for final approval.
Timeframe & locations
- Preparations: November 5 – 9 November 2018:
- Desk review of project M&E Tools, development and approval of new tools and protocol (if applicable
- Training of data collectors and data entry clerks
- November: 10th -30th
- Data collection and entry (quantitative and qualitative),
- Data analysis
- December: 1 – 15 December 2018
- Report writing and submission
- A degree relevant to the assignment with research component
- Based in Nigeria
- Proven experience in data collection and analysis
- Excellent oral and writing skills in English
- Self starter, team player, dynamic, solid, open, flexible, integrity, organizational awareness
- Understanding of cultural differences.
- A local consultancy contract for 41 working days
- An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
- A fee that is competitive for the scope of the assignment;
Application and information
Your application (curriculum vitae, proof of prior experience and proficiency in the stated assignment and fee) should be sent before (fill out later) to: KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Victor Adepoju, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please contact us: phone +3170 416 7222. For further information on KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, please see www.kncvtbc.org.
Deadline for submission
31 October 2018