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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

NTBLCP TB Diagnostic Connectivity Project- Program Coordinator, M&E Officer and Laboratory Officer

(Internal and External Vacancy) 

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria, is a local non-profit public health organization firmly equipped with technical and administrative capacity in providing technical TB support services, strengthening TB services 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, community structures and improving the quality of services. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

KNCV since 2000 has implemented successive 5-year circles of USAID funded flagship TB projects and is presently implementing USAID TB LON 1 & 2 project across 14 states in Nigeria. Through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding (PEPFAR), KNCV Nigeria/ TB CARE I project provided and expanded TB/HIV services across 35 of 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is implementing the STOP TB Partnership / UNOPS funded DATS projected across 8 states in Nigeria in collaboration with the NTBLCP. With funding from USIAD, KNCV Nigeria is presently supporting the Government of Nigeria efforts in scaling up COVID 19 Vaccination across seven states.   Furthermore, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is a member of the USAID Cluster 6 “HALG_ACE Consortium” for a 5-year project which employs a rights-based approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services like access to justice, gender mainstreaming, mental health, and psychosocial support interventions. In the ACE project, KNCV Nigeria provides technical assistance towards community and facility TB case finding, linkage and treatment across Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa states. 

NTBLCP Connectivity Project

The National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program (NTBLCP), a division under the department of Public Health, Federal Ministry of Heath is charged with the coordination and implementation of all Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer control activities in Nigeria. Part of the strategy to ensure improved accountability for identified cases is the innovative connectivity approach using GXAlert/ASPECT. The programme has leverage on this to ensure connectivity of all Xpert/MTB Rif machines in-country which has posed as an advantage for early notification.

The NTBLCP having received new molecular diagnostic tools (Truenat) plans to extend diagnostic connectivity to these machines with funding from the STOP TB partnership to be implemented in partnership with KNCV and SystemOne , there is need to engage three personnel for improved new tools connectivity coordination.

1) Programme Coordinator  

(Vacancy Number KN60)

Location: (Abuja) 

Purpose of the position 

The Programme Coordinator will work with and coordinate the implementation of Connectivity Project in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Cross River, Delta, Lagos, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and Taraba state to deliver on key project objectives. He/she will ensure the implementation of Connectivity project in the 14 states including monitoring progress against planned activities.

Hierarchically, the Programme Coordinator reports to the Project Lead. 

As a Programme Coordinator you will: 

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Connectivity Project in the focused States.
  • Lead efforts in operational plan development, project implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • Lead efforts in the engagement of key state level stakeholders, state TB programs, Ministry of health and Local government on the implementation of the Connectivity Project activities.
  • Work with the Connectivity Project technical partners and establish a project management platforms project planning, review and monitoring of progress.
  • Provide technical assistance on rapid assessments, situational analysis, evaluations and other related activities with focus on Connectivity Project focused States.
  • Provide technical guidance on training and capacity building in the focused states in the implementation of Connectivity Project.
  • With the assistance of country office staff, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet administrative, financial and programmatic goals.
  • Conduct supervision to designated Connectivity Project focused states/LGA’s.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to State staff on implementing key intervention areas of Connectivity Project in designated states/LGA.
  • Monitor & supervise the implementation of project activities in the designated states/LGAs.
  • Support rigorous monitoring and a strong focus on evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
  • Organize and report monthly on the implementation of the project in the states.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of MPH or Master’s degree in other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience working with: TB & HIV program at various levels
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.
  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision. 
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • A team leader who is results-oriented and can motivate staff.
  • Able to delegate tasks.
  • Able to communicate within the organization and the partnership network.
  • Planning and organizing.
  • Culturally sensitive

2) M & E Officer 

(Vacancy Number KN61)

Location: (Abuja) 

Purpose of the position 

The M&E Officer will work with the project coordinator to ensure effective M&E of Connectivity Project activities. Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for Connectivity Project including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.

Hierarchically, the M & E Officer reports to the Programme Coordinator. 

As a M & E Officer you will: 

  • Ensure timely and complete reporting of project activities.
  • Adapt & implement tools & techniques to improve quality and use of data.
  • In collaboration with the State TB program, mentor all M&E focal persons in the state level as well as Local Government TB & Leprosy Control Supervisors (LGTBLSs) and Health Facility Staff.
  • Contribute to employ a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs, including a strong focus on evaluating Tuberculosis awareness and participation in all project activities.
  • Support the project coordinator in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  • Assist the project coordinator and support monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities.
  • Ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to Connectivity Project monitoring and evaluation plan.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelor or Masters’ degree in Social Sciences.

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in M & E in public health project.
  • Experience in working in the fields of TB/HIV, Community TB, and MDR TB, with extensive field experience in Nigeria.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis and use of computer.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener.
  • Exhibits high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener
  • Exhibits high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize work, handle pressure

3) Laboratory Officer  

(Vacancy Number KN62)

Location: Abuja 

Purpose of the position 

The Laboratory Officer will work in close collaboration with different States laboratory quality assurance officers in ensuring effective and quality laboratory services in selected LGAs.

Hierarchically, the Laboratory Officer reports to the Programme Coordinator. 

As a Laboratory Officer you will: 

  • Provide technical assistance to the Connectivity Project in improving the Laboratory systems as well as improving the use of laboratory related data for decision making.
  • Support the development of TB laboratory strengthening/ strategic plans within the context of national laboratory strategies.
  • Provide support and technical assistance to Truenate sample transport networks and implementing mechanisms.
  • Provide high quality technical assistance to improve the implementation of the Truenat Connectivity project rollout in the country, including tracking and monitoring progress.
  • Coordinate and supervise Connectivity Project supported laboratories to take initiatives to improve tuberculosis control through other TB Laboratory technologies.
  • In collaboration with QA officer, LGATBLS and other relevant stakeholders, support assessment and supervision of lab services in all supported labs.
  • Builds capacity of facility staff through training and mentorship.
  • Stay up-to-date on international and local developments in the field of TB policies reviewing relevant literature.
  • Liaise with State Quality Assurance Officer in facilitating the functionality of the Truenat connectivity solution across supported labs.
  • Serves as resource and technical support to personnel in Truenat connectivity issues.
  • Participate in appropriate technical meetings.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • A degree in the Medical Laboratory Sciences and related fields (an MPH would be an advantage).

Knowledge/experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience in TB and/or HIV programs.
  • Experience as laboratory quality assurance officer or laboratory manager.
  • Experience in working with: HIV & TB program; USAID projects or any development partner.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills, willingness to travel across the country and if required at short notice.
  • Competent with laboratory operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.

What do we offer? 

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance.
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Friday 10th June 2022. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

COVID-19 VACCINATION ADVERSE EFFECTS TRACKING USING USSD/WHATSAPP CHATBOT INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY

(Vacancy Number KN59)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage a consultant to provide technical support for COVID-19 vaccination adverse effects tracking using USSD/WhatsApp Chabot interface technology in Nigeria.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria, is a local non-profit public health organization firmly equipped with technical and administrative capacity in providing technical TB support services, strengthening TB services 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, community structures and improving the quality of services.

KNCV Nigeria since 2000 has implemented successive 5-years circles of USAID funded flagship TB projects and is presently implementing USAID TB LON 1 & 2 project across 14 states in Nigeria. Through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding (PEPFAR), KNCV Nigeria/ TB CARE I project provided and expanded TB/HIV services across 35 of 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is also implementing the STOP TB Partnership / UNOPS funded DATS projected across 8 states in Nigeria in collaboration with the NTBLCP.

Furthermore, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is a member of the USAID Cluster 6 “HALG_ACE Consortium” for a 5-year project which employs a rights-based approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services like access to justice, gender mainstreaming, mental health, and psychosocial support interventions. In ACE project, KNCV Nigeria provides technical assistance towards community and facility TB case finding, linkage and treatment across Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa states.

USAID Funded COVID-19 Vaccination Acceleration Project:

This project seeks to promote COVID-19 vaccine access, acceptability, and uptake, while strengthening adverse drug reaction feedback and timely response, by leveraging on the ongoing USAID-supported TB LON 1 & 2 project structures. This project has the primary objective of accelerating widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination to unvaccinated individuals at community and facility level in the seven selected USAID TB LON supported states (Anambra, Bauchi, Taraba, Cross River, Kano, Imo & Kaduna) in Nigeria, by supporting the NPHCDA’s SCALES Strategy. 

Purpose of the Assignment:

The aim of this assignment is to provide a customized system which effectively follows-up on self-reported patient feedback about post-COVID-19 vaccination side effects and allergic reactions using USSD and WhatsApp Chatbot interface technology. 

Key Objectives:

Objectives include:

  1. Develop and deploy USSD and WhatsApp Chatbot
  2. Train and support all COVID 19 SCALES project staff on use of new solution
  3. Create awareness on the USSD codes and WhatsApp Chatbot Link to the target population
  4. Monthly track, collate and provide report to KNCV indicators on COVID vaccine adverse effects.

Target states: 7 KNCV TB LON Regions 1 and 2 states (Kano, Kaduna, Imo Taraba, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, and Cross Rivers) 

Specific TOR:

The consultant will be required to work within the study period and undertake the following assignments while also meeting the stated expectations from KNCV:

  1. Project Approach
    • There should be Bulk SMS broadcast for creating awareness on USSD codes and WhatsApp Chatbot link to the target population. Participants who dial the USSD code or click the WhatsApp Chatbot link will be automatically recorded in a database for receipt of periodic messages on the occurrence of Post COVID-19 vaccination side effects or allergic reactions.
    • USSD code and WhatsApp Chatbot should send screening questions periodically to capture participants’ responses of possible Post COVID-19 vaccination side effects and allergic reactions.
    • A web API should mine data from the USSD and WhatsApp Chatbot service, collate and present in tables (reports) and graphs/charts (indicators). This application will be accessible to key stakeholders for indicator monitoring and data reporting. The tables and graphs should have filters to enable sorting of required data and should also be downloadable (in Excel or CSV format).
  1. Technical requirements
    • These should include:
      1. Mobile Phone for USSD interaction
      2. Smart Phone for WhatsApp Chatbot interaction
  • SMS service provider requirements
  1. WhatsApp Chatbot Integration service provider requirements
  2. WhatsApp Chatbot Service provider.
  3. A clean and intuitive interface for the visualization of user metrics
  1. Data Requirements:
  • These include:
    1. Vaccination ID/Phone Number
    2. LGA
  • Patient’s identifying information
  1. Date of last immunization
  2. Type of vaccine received
  3. Symptoms experienced after taking vaccine in the last 24 hours
  • Symptoms experienced on second or third day after taking vaccine
  • What was done/taken to ease the discomfort
  1. Functional Requirements
  • USSD Service: This should allow users to enter data through mobile phones, via USSD to enable data collection, tracking and follow-up of persons for signs and symptoms of side effects and reactions. It should not require an internet connection and should be supported by all mobile phones. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) should allow mobile phone users to interact with the system from their device in real-time. A predefined session should start once a user dials in the correct code. This would help to gather data on users. The one-way SMS would be used mainly for informative and promotional purposes to raise awareness about the existence of a Post COVID-19 vaccination to follow up outreach.
  • WhatsApp Chatbot Service: This should work similar to the USSD service, but allow users to enter data through smart mobile devices using WhatsApp Chatbot two-way messaging interface. It does require an internet connection and is not supported by all mobile phones. A predefined session should start once a user clicks the WhatsApp link from the SMS broadcast. This would help to gather data on users.
  1. User Interface Requirements:
  • In addition to functions required, the characteristics of each interface between the product and its user’s influences the execution of the requirements. There are key Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) principles guiding the user interface design, which includes:
  1. Accuracy – Prioritize data accuracy, clarity, and integrity, presenting information in a way that doesn’t distort it.
  2. Ease of use – Help users navigate data with context and affordances that emphasize exploration and comparison.
  3. Scalable – Adapt visualizations for different device sizes, while anticipating user needs on data depth, complexity, and modality.
  4. Display – Consistency is key when displaying similar items on the system so that users can become familiarized with the system components easily. The visual hierarchy should be used (grouping items of a similar type together). Color usage should not be distracting, and highlights or selections should not reduce contrast or interfere with the legibility of text. Abbreviations and acronyms should only be used in the application interface if they are commonly understood by all providers using it.
  1. Performance and Availability:
  2. Timeframe:
  3. 24/7 availability for software and data, except for scheduled downtimes which must be agreed upon between the software developer and users to have the least impact on the user.
  4. Ongoing monitoring of system integrity, to ensure that critical elements are maintained (ex. response time, adequate storage, etc.)
  5. Geographical Coverage: USSD and SMS services will be available in all implementation states while the WhatsApp Chabot service and the visualization module can be accessed anywhere with internet access.
  6. Disaster recovery: A specific set of procedures will be established to preclude data loss in the event of unforeseen events or system failure with the least impact on the users.
  7. Data ownership: All data collected by the application will be solely owned and used at the discretion of the client, not the vendor.
  1. Maintenance:

The team would provide the following implementation/support services:

  1. Complete development and deployment of a WhatsApp, USSD and SMS system, as well as a web application.
  2. Software updates
  3. if required
  4. Updating Core functions & Modules
  5. Updating host System Software
  6. Security patches
  7. Bug Fixing & Security checks
  8. Server Maintenance
  9. Functional Support
  10. Server & Infrastructure monitoring
  1. Security:

Permissions and Access Control.  The Web-Based Monitoring platform will use a Role-Based Management Module to control access to resources. All functionality would be restricted through privileges accessed by logging in with correct credentials.

  1. Costing:

The team would provide details cost for delivery of the services outlined in above. 

  • Implementation/roll out.

The finalized course content will be shared with the KNCV technical team for review and final approval before deployment. 

Expectations from KNCV:

  • USSD and WhatsApp Chatbot will be developed and deployed for creating awareness to the target population
  • Capacity building for all COVID 19 SCALES project staff on use of new solution will be provided in a very cost-efficient manner.
  • Monthly track, collate and provide report of Indicators on COVID vaccine adverse effects
  • Provide quarterly progress report and final project report

Reporting Channels

  • The consultant will report to KNCV Nigeria, Director Technical Programs    

Timeframe: One year – within the life of the project. 

Who are we looking for?

  • MB; BS, MPH/MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or in international/global health;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques as well as health policy and management;
  • Past experience in providing similar tracking using USSD/WhatsApp Chatbot interface technology support to public health programs in Nigeria
  • Skills in applying and using software for data collection & data validation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English

Application and information

Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references which must be indicated on you CV) can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org. Application start date 22nd April 2022 and deadline for Submission is 6th May, 2022.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Vacancy positions.

The USAID Funded COVID-19 Vaccination Acceleration Project – Project Coordinators: Central, States and LGAs; Project Account Officer, M and E Officer and Administrative Officer 

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria, 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, community structures and improving the quality of services.

KNCV since 2000 has implemented successive 5-year circles of USAID funded flagship TB projects and is presently implementing USAID TB LON 1 & 2 project across 14 states in Nigeria. Through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding (PEPFAR), KNCV Nigeria/ TB CARE I project provided and expanded TB/HIV services across 35 of 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is also implementing the STOP TB Partnership / UNOPS funded DATS projected across 8 states in Nigeria in collaboration with the NTBLCP. Furthermore, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria provides technical assistance towards community and facility TB case finding, linkage and treatment across Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa states as a member of the USAID Cluster 6 “HALG_ACE Consortium”. www.https://kncvnigeria.org

The USAID Funded COVID-19 Vaccination Acceleration Project (1 Year):

This project seeks to promote COVID-19 vaccine access, acceptability, and uptake, while strengthening adverse drug reaction feedback and timely response, by leveraging on the ongoing USAID-supported TB LON 1 & 2 project structures. This project has the primary objective of accelerating widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination to unvaccinated individuals at community and facility level in the seven selected USAID TB LON supported states (Anambra, Bauchi, Taraba, Cross River, Kano, Imo & Kaduna) in Nigeria, by supporting the NPHCDA’s SCALES Strategy. 

1) Central Project Coordinator 

(Vacancy number KN054) 

Location: (Abuja) 

Position in the organization:

The Central Project Coordinator will ensure acceptance and also address the challenges posed by vaccine hesitancy, by strategically integrating the vaccination program within 7 states – KNCV Nigeria TB LON community outreach TB ACF intervention while also leveraging on its structure in the supported public health facilities. S/he will provide technical oversight and guidance to state COVID Vaccination project Coordinators to ensure quality planning and harmonization of SCALES approaches.

Hierarchically, the Central Project Coordinator reports to the KNCV TB Foundation Director of Technical Program.

Responsibility:

  • Development of implementation guidance and monitoring framework for COVID Vaccination SCALES strategies
  • Provide statewide technical and managerial oversight of the project implementation
  • Periodic program reviews and contextual analyses of the project aimed at performance improvement and efficiency gains
  • Coordinate the documentation and dissemination of project results
  • Identify relevant technical assistance needs for COVID Vaccination program as well as coordinate the engagement and delivering of such technical assistance
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of a Degree in Medicine. Additional advantage include Master’s degree in Public health or other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Possess strong management, interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with: Public Health Program or vaccine program at various levels
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
  • Proven working knowledge and fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills are required.

2) State Coordinators 

(Vacancy number KN055) 

Location: (Anambra, Bauchi, Taraba, Cross River, Kano, Imo & Kaduna)  

Position in the organization:

The State Coordinator will support and ensure widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations to unvaccinated individuals at community and facility level; support health system strengthening and integration of services at supported service-delivery points in USAID TB LON 1 and 2 Project supported states in Nigeria, by supporting the NPHCDA’s SCALES strategy.

Hierarchically, the State Coordinator reports to the Central Project Coordinator.

Responsibility:

  • Advocate and engage key stakeholders; the SPHCDA , STBLCP and other key actors (state and LGA level) in COVID-19 vaccine program
  • Conduct situation assessment working with the SPHCDA to determine the extent of need /gaps of logistics; cold chain and other supportive structures (e.g., human resources and power) for routine vaccine programme at the LGA and community level.
  • Support continuous sensitization and awareness creation at LGA, ward and community levels through traditional and religious structures, especially at the community levels with gatekeepers to ensure social mobilization, community acceptance of the intervention and, to foster accountability and public discourse on enabling an environment for equitable COVID-19 vaccine access and acceptability at community levels
  • Strengthen the COVID vaccination systems already supported by PSM for monitoring and availability of COVID-19 vaccines to LGA stores, with weekly updates to ensure stock-outs or unavailability are mitigated.
  • Support distribution of COVID-19 consumables (anaphylaxis kits, paper towels, gloves, cool boxes, face visors, face masks, hand wash, hand sanitizers, syringes, gauze/alcohol pads, waste bags, etc to LGA stores.
  • Support capacity-building of community healthcare workers on RISK COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (RCCE) to integrate COVID risk communication and vaccine promotion messages
  • Ensure deployment of ‘WOW Keke’ complemented by portable digital X-ray machine (DLB) and Truenat or TB Lamp to distant and hard-to-reach communities to provide integrated health services with COVID-19 vaccination and other reasonable medical concerns.
  • Ensure distribution of relevant and culturally acceptable IEC materials and communication tools
  • Strengthen recording and reporting tools and daily monitoring of activities, adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and provision of guidance at state immunization command centers
  • Coordinate other support as well as other state level engaged consultants on the project
  • Ensure monthly conduct of joint supervision, monitoring and evaluation with the TB program and other key stakeholders.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of a degree in Medical/Health or social sciences. Additional advantage include Master’s degree in Public health or other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge/experience:                        

  • Possess strong management, interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with: Public Health or vaccine program at various levels
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
  • Proven working knowledge and fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills are required

3) LGA Coordinator 

(Vacancy number KN056) 

Location: (All LGAs of Anambra, Bauchi, Taraba , Cross River, Kano, Imo & Kaduna) 

Position in the organization:

The LGA Coordinator will support and ensure widespread and equitable access to and delivery of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations to unvaccinated individuals at community and facility level; support integration of services at supported service-delivery points, by supporting the PHCDA’s SCALES strategy within a given LGA.

Hierarchically, the LGA Coordinator reports to the State Coordinator

Responsibility:

  • Support and build capacity of community health extension workers engaged as vaccinators as well as staff of the PHCDA and Health units at the LGA and assigned per cluster of LGA wards closely work with the TB program in community health outreach programs; conduct house to house visits to offer vaccination while also screening for TB and collecting sputum samples for TB diagnosis.
  • Capacity-building of community healthcare workers on RCCE to integrate COVID risk communication and vaccine promotion messages during their community-based interventions.
  • Train network of already trusted formal and informal TB community influencers/structures such as Patent Medicine Vendors, community pharmacists, traditional healers, and community extension health workers on interpersonal skills to address vaccine hesitancy, COVID-19 misconceptions and promote vaccination.
  • Ensure one stop shop access through integrated health services with COVID-19 vaccination and other reasonable medical concerns and include access to portable digital X-ray machine (DLB) and Truenat or TB Lamp device, so that all the people who come out for TB screening will also access COVID-19 vaccines as well as other health screening services (providing routine drugs and screening for chronic illness (Hypertension and Diabetes)
  • Distribute relevant and culturally acceptable IEC materials and communication tools for schools within the communities, health facilities, religious centers, etc. Enlighten and mobilize groups such as market women, youth groups, old student groups and secondary school students on the importance of taking the COVID-19 vaccines
  • Distribute recording and reporting tools for daily monitoring of activities, adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and provide guidance at LGA immunization command centers
  • Conduct joint monthly supervision, monitoring and evaluation with the TB program and other key stakeholders.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of a Degree in health or social sciences. Additional advantage include Master’s degree in Public health or other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge/experience:                        

  • Possess strong management, interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with: Public Health or vaccine/immunization program at various levels
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
  • Proven working knowledge and fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills are required

4) Administrative Officer 

(Vacancy number KN057) 

Location: (Abuja)

Position in the organization:

The Admin Officer is responsible for the smooth operation of overall administrative activities.

S/he is responsible for the logistics of staff including travel arrangements, organizes meetings internally and externally, ensures that the office supplies are in place. Ensures updated inventory management system for all project Ensure a proper functioning logistics support system including flight management.

Hierarchically, the Administrative Officer reports to the Central Project Coordinator. 

Responsibility:

  • Provides administrative and logistical support in organizing workshops, events, trainings etc, including preparing the necessary documentation.
  • Arranges flight for all domestic air travels as per request(s)
  • Facilitates visa processing for visiting international consultants (writing invitation letters, obtaining travel approval at Immigration services etc).
  • Arranges hotels and arranges transport for all visitors.
  • Responsible for arranging hotels and accommodation for workshop/meeting/training based on selection of vendors made by committee/management.
  • Coordinates transport arrangement for the overall program activities as per the request in a timely manner and ensures the information is accurately in the logbook and up to date.
  • Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems.
  • Ensure proper use and maintenance of physical assets and office, including vehicles, equipment, furniture, and office building. Arrange for repairs as necessary.
  • Serves as security liaison and manages information for the security of staff office, and physical assets belonging to the organisation and ensuring KNCV fulfils security related regulations.
  • Undertake supply and service provider pre-qualification, conduct market research, identify and recommend legitimate local suppliers or contractors through systematic evaluation and maintaining a database of potential and active suppliers/contractors.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

Knowledge/experience:  

  • Minimum of 4 years progressive experience in administration.
  • Knowledge or Microsoft Office packages

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Sound knowledge of society, customs, culture, politics and geography in Nigeria
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize work, handle pressure and
  • Ability to monitor and maintain management information systems and procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skill, organizational management skills and problem solving skills.

5) Account Officer 

(Vacancy number KN058) 

Location: (Abuja) 

Position in the organization:

The Account Officer will develop and support the financial management system by operating an effective and efficient planning and control cycle, by designing and maintaining the administrative workflows and internal control procedures and by implementing and maintaining relevant IT applications. S/he is also responsible for the timely, complete and accurate registration of transactions in the accounting system of KNCV Nigeria and related legal entities and for reporting to internal and external stakeholders. S/he will keep accurate, complete and up-to-date office records for KNCV Nigeria, as well as to provide general support to at the cluster.

Hierarchically, the Account Officer reports to the Central Project Coordinator. 

Responsibility:

  • Enters approved budgets into the accounting system
  • Provides financial data for donor/partner agreements
  • Checks, analyzes and files financial reports from subcontractors/sub awardees
  • Compiles financial progress reports in accordance with administrative guidelines, rules and regulations for submission to donors
  • Prepares, monitors and verifies outstanding balances and funding requests.
  • Checks and assigns codes to all financial documents
  • Enters financial documents into the accounting system
  • Prepare and process payments in the banking system
  • Assist with administrative task related to payroll.
  • Ensure that all project incurred expenses are timely paid, documented and filed
  • Assist in the annual audit process and related activities
  • Conducts internal audit visits to the Regional Offices and ensures follow-up on internal audit findings
  • Supports regional and state offices improve the quality of the financial administration
  • Assists procurement processes
  • Maintains the petty cash accounts
  • Prepares financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepares budgets and budget modifications
  • Ensures compliance with all US Government (USG) and KNCV Nigeria financial management and accounting policies and regulations
  • Engages in financial and related tasks as required by management
  • Assists in developing and updating financial management systems and tool
  • Ensures adherence to all major financial rules and regulations which are described in the KNCV Finance Manual and other operations manual of USAID.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (Accounting, Finance and or Business Management)

Knowledge/experience: 

  • At least 5 years of experience in finance management, accounting and working in a project setting
  • Demonstrable experience with accounting and financial reporting in USG supported projects
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting software systems
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Proficiency in the use of computer application (Microsoft office etc)

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills
  • Must be self-starter with the ability to work in a team, dynamic, solid and open
  • Must be flexible with absolute integrity, organizational awareness and understanding of cultural differences.

6) Project M&E Officer 

(Vacancy number KN059) 

Location: (Abuja) 

Position in the organization:

The Project Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will work closely with the Central Project Coordinator and state Coordinators to provide technical direction on M&E issues, including research and evaluation. The M&E officer will provide guidance on how to use routinely collected data to monitor, evaluate, and report on the program in ways that will improve project performance.

Hierarchically, the M&E Officer reports to the Central Project Coordinator. 

Responsibility:

  • Work with state offices to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Contribute to the design and technical development of monitoring and evaluation initiatives at the state levels. Provide related capacity building support to state teams.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring visits to state offices and project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools; assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adhere to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all program interventions.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provide technical assistance and training to the staff of state teams responsible for data entry and management.
  • Monitor all intervention strategies to ensure timely and quality reporting.
  • With technical assistance from state team lead, provide monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Coordinate all M&E capacity building activities at the state level.
  • Review periodic data reports collated from facilities
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to project sites as necessary.
  • Facilitate scale up of EMR, and AI tools for case finding, referral and treatment adherence
  • Compile state level data reports, project results and evaluations studies
  • Support State lead to draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in monthly and quarterly review meetings as well as DQ assessment     
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Coordinate monthly and quarterly M&E reports including completion of COVID SCALES MER indicators for submission by Central Project CoordinatorPerform other additional duties as assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of MB.BS / MD / Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, monitoring and evaluation, operations research, health sciences or any other quantitative social sciences.
  • An advanced qualification in Public Health, Data Analytics, Health Informatics, social sciences, Demography, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or any other related field.

Knowledge/experience:                       

  • At least 5 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of large internationally funded health programs at least 3 years management experience in monitoring and evaluation of TB/HIV activities.
  • Applied training in monitoring and evaluation, including research methods
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyse data using one or more statistical software packages such as SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata or SAS.
  • Strong working knowledge of public health systems and prior experience in managing or closely working with public health program at national level.
  • Previous experience with USAID reporting requirements and HIV and TB–related indicators strongly desired.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.
  • Proven working knowledge and fluency in written and oral English required.
  • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills are required

What do we offer? 

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance.
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
  • A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Start date for submission Friday 8th April 2022. Deadline for Submission is Thursday 21st April 2022. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

Volunteer – Internship for Residents in Public Health / related fields, and MPH students. (External Vacancy)

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria, is a national non-profit Non-Governmental Organization working in public health. The organization is firmly equipped with technical and administrative capacity in development and implementation of efficient effective and sustainable disease control strategies including 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, community structures and improving the quality of services. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

KNCV since 2000 has implemented successive 5-year cycles of USAID funded flagship TB projects and is presently implementing USAID TB LON 1 & 2 project across 14 states in Nigeria. Through President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief funding (PEPFAR), KNCV Nigeria/ TB CARE I project provided and expanded TB/HIV services across 35 of 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is also implementing the STOP TB Partnership / UNOPS funded Digital Adherence Technology (DAT) projected across 8 states in Nigeria in collaboration with the NTBLCP. Furthermore, KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria is a member of the USAID Cluster 6 “HALG_ACE Consortium” for a 5-year project which employs a rights-based approach that integrates contextual health systems strengthening with comprehensive HIV care, including critical services like access to justice, gender mainstreaming, mental health, and psychosocial support interventions. In the ACE project, KNCV Nigeria provides technical assistance towards community and facility TB case finding, linkage and treatment across Lagos, Edo and Bayelsa states.

Volunteer Intern Program:

This vacancy provides Residency and MPH students with leadership and professional development opportunities to participate in program planning/design, implementation, evaluation, and operational research within various health-related USAID supported projects across 14 states, in addition to Global Fund, other donor funding agencies and organizations. Other opportunities include establishing professional contacts and references through networking in the public health field.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The unpaid Volunteer will work closely with KNCV Nigeria Senior Program Officers and TB Technical Advisors under the guidance of KNCV Nigeria Central Technical Team Members and complete a one-semester (6 months or less) rotation at any of 14 KNCV Nigeria field offices: Anambra, Delta, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Rivers, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba states.

Through this internship opportunity, the students will:

  • Learn, improve hands-on skills on program planning/design, implementation and evaluation of facility and community-based interventions.
  • Conduct health outreach programs and integrated community-based health interventions
  • Acquire practical experience in health-related operational research, abstract and manuscript writing and presentation.
  • Become more competent in communication and advocacy skills to Government officials at LGA, State and Federal level
Who are we looking for?
  • Must be a resident in Public Health or relevant field or an MPH student.
  • Possesses strong management, interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven working knowledge and fluency in written and oral English required. • Fluent oral and strong analytical, written English communications skills are required.
Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the location as the subject of the email and in your motivation letter subject heading. Submit a short motivation letter inclusive of your 3 academic referees and an updated CV via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org Application submission deadline for this first cohort is 08 / 04 / 2022.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is looking for Senior Laboratory Associates

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) Senior Laboratory Associates

(Vacancy number KN053)

Location: (Bauchi and Taraba) 

Position in the organization:

The Senior Laboratory Associate will report to the Laboratory Advisors.

Responsibility:

  • Provide support and technical assistance to sample transport network including working closely with NiSRN state team to ensure prompt transportation of samples, redistribution of samples where necessary and timely retrieval of results.
  • Provide technical oversight to GeneXpert laboratories to facilitate quick resolution of faulty Xpert machines through prompt escalations of faults, collection of mandatory documents and performing minor troubleshooting with Cepheid guidance.
  • Provide Technical oversight to Truenat laboratories to ensure uninterrupted testing, regular supply of reagents ad other consumables as well as timely reporting of data
  • Interface with lab focal persons and data entry clerk to facilitate timely processing of samples, retrieval of all results and timely upload unto Commcare device to improve and sustain high evaluation rate across testing facilities.
  • Collate and validate weekly and monthly data reports from Xpert labs for routine performance evaluation of the project.
  • Conduct routine surveillance of GXAlert functionality and data upload for all Xpert and Truenat machines in the state and report gaps to the GXAlert focal person for immediate resolution.
  • Supervise Xpert optimization related jobs (eg A/C repairs, inverter and battery replacement etc) to ensure timely execution of quality jobs.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the cluster Lab advisor.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist and any other Laboratory related discipline

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in public health settings preferable – preferably TB or HIV programs;
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience in coordinating multiple party stakeholder.
  • Experience in wide scale community-based intervention;
  • Experience in community mobilization efforts;
  • Experience managing complex health data

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • An out-of-the-box thinker who can develop innovative ideas towards achieving the objective of increasing TB case finding;
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills;
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.

What do we offer?

What do we offer?

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Tuesday 22nd February 2022. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

(External and Internal Vacancy)

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) Delft Light Active Case Finding Associate 

(Vacancy number KN48)

Location:  Cross River (1), Delta (1), Nasarawa (1), Benue (1), Kano (2), Katsina (1)

Purpose of the position

The main responsibility of the Delft Light ACF Associate is to perform radiological duties in compliance with international standards using a mobile digital x-ray backpack unit. S/he will also perform selected administrative, and clerical duties that assist in the delivery of quality radiography for the purposes of screening clients for TB in a mobile environment as part of an Active TB Case Finding (ACF) & Contact Investigation team.

Hierarchically, The Delft Light ACF Associate reports to and works under the daily supervision of the ACF Coordinator (where available) /Senior Program Officer. 

As a Delft Light ACF Associate you will: 

  • Participates in community engagement and mobilization activities for TB ACF.
  • Conducts screening of clients to identify presumptive TB for digital x-ray examination when applicable
  • Will ensure sputum collection from identified presumptive and transportation in ice cold boxes for GeneXpert or TB LAM diagnostic evaluation
  • Prepares the client for radiological procedures
  • Takes measures to protect clients, oneself and other staff from radiation exposure according to best practices and manufacturer’s guidelines
  • Takes quality diagnostic radiographs of clients according to established procedures for patient care and safety
  • Ensures a maximum of two and half minutes is spent per client for x-ray, while maintaining a repeat rate of two percent or less.
  • Accurately documents completed radiological procedures, completely and promptly
  • Stores all radiographs in an easily retrievable manner
  • Ensures that all equipment is in good working condition and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Reports immediately any equipment malfunctions to the ACF Coordinator where available /Senior Program Officer
  • Maintains mobile x-ray unit, stock necessary radiological supplies
  • Makes suggestions to improve work methods
  • Serves as the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
  • Keeps record of the dosimetry readings
  • Trains new employees.
  • Works closely with the other team members for the purposes of prompt diagnosis and treatment of patients
  • Performs any other tasks as directed by the ACF Coordinator where available /Senior Program Officer
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Holds a science degree or a university graduate of medical radiology or an X-ray technologist (from a school of health technology).
  • A current X-Ray Technology certificate or license from a program approved in Nigeria will be an added advantage

Knowledge/experience:

  • Proven experience in coaching and training.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Reliable and able to work under pressure.
  • Eye for detail.

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the job position and vacancy number as the subject of the email and in your cover letter subject heading. The title of your CV and Cover Letter should be your first name and last name. (e.g. John Doe Cover Letter and John Doe CV). Submit a short cover letter, and updated CV with 3 professional referees via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org.   Deadline for Submission is  Monday 18th  October 2021.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

(External and Internal Vacancy)

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) Project Director Private Sector TB Initiative

(Vacancy number KN47)

Location: (Abuja)

Purpose of the position

The Project Director Private Sector TB Initiative will provide oversight on KNCV Private Sector TB Program (PPM in TB Control). In this position he will coordinate and provide oversight to KNCV PPM sub-partners as well as the PPM Intermediary Organization (IO) in Kano. He will provide technical assistance and coordination to TB Advisors on PPM interventions across the 14 TB LON States. The Project Director will work very closely with the TB LON 1 & 2 Project Director to align PPM to the public sector intervention leveraging on TB LON HR and structure and resources.

Hierarchically, the Project Director (Private Sector TB Initiative) reports to the Executive Director

As a Project Director you will: 

  • Lead country office efforts in operational plan development, project implementation as well as monitoring progress against planned activities and evaluation of performance.
  • Work with central office staff to establish a program management capacity development plan to provide assistance to the partner facilities in program planning, design, review and monitoring of program progress
  • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for Kano IO to implement a negotiated business model across all clinical facilities, Community Pharmacists (CPs), PPMVs and Stand-Alone Laboratories (SALs)
  • Strengthen existing structure and support mechanism for KNCV funded PPM Partners- IPCD and CCCRN to implement a negotiated business model across all PPM clinical facilities in the states assigned
  • With the assistance of country office staff, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet administrative, financial and programmatic goals.
  • Conduct supervision to the states and PPM implementing facilities.
  • Provide technical assistance to NTP on PPM program.
  • Provide technical support and oversight to TB Advisors on implementing key intervention areas of Private Sector TB Initiative activities in designated states/LGA.
  • Manage communications with all other stakeholders, including the development partners, civil society and other relevant groups
  • Develop performance plans and evaluations of IOs, PPM sub-partners and state level staff, as well as reviews evaluations to assure equity of individual employee performance objectives, standards and ratings among lower-level staff/groups.
  • Monitor & supervise the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative activities within the TB LON project.
  • Support rigorous monitoring and a strong focus on evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
  • Organize and report monthly on the implementation of Private Sector TB initiative.
  • Support Private Sector TB initiative repaid assessments, situational analysis, survey, evaluations and other related research activities.
  • Support adherence to regulations in line with USAID finance policy for Private Sector TB initiative.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of an MBBS with an MPH degree or Master degree in other relevant Public Health disciplines.

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with and coordinating PPM Partners
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.

Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner.  

 

2) TB Advisor PPM

(Vacancy number KN49)

Location: (Bauchi)

Purpose of the position

The TB Advisor will support the KNCV TB LON Team. The Advisor will aim to strengthen TB surveillance systems in Nigeria and provides technical assistance as well as conduct in-country data analysis within the assigned state. S/he will ensure that USAID-supported TB surveillance interventions are in-line with the US Government (USG) TB Strategy, USAID’s technical implementation approach, and other international policies and guidelines. This will include mapping and analyzing current systems, improving the quality of the systems, and supporting the implementation of strategic quality improvement interventions. The Advisor will coordinate with key stakeholders in-country including National TB Control Programs; local technical partners; and other donors like the Global Fund. The Advisor will provide support to USAID TB/HIV surveillance activities. S/He will work within the NTBLCP structure with a functional reporting line to the NTBLCP National Coordinator and at the State level, the State TB PM.

Hierarchically, the TB Advisor PPM reports to the Senior Program Officer.

As a TB Advisor PPM you will: 

  • Analyzing the availability and quality of surveillance systems in Nigeria.
  • Analyzing the appropriateness of USAID funded surveillance interventions depending on the TB epidemiology and needs of each country. Ensuring that interventions follow USG and international TB policies and guidance.
  • Assisting in the roll-out and scale-up suitable models for strengthening surveillance systems including data quality improvement.
  • Support TB surveillance activities towards increasing TB notification in assigned state
  • Implement targeted community surveillance activities in identified hotspots towards identifying TB cases
  • Facility routine TB screening and linkage of diagnosed TB cases from non-NTP facilities to the NTP M&E system.
  • Conduct training and capacity building of TB program officers and health care workers.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of TB surveillance activities
  • Provide support at state level for domestic resource mobilization for TB control
  • Contributing to PEPFAR TB/HIV M&E interventions.
  • Providing technical support and oversight of the TB LON intervention within the private sector (PPM) in the assigned state
  • Collecting and maintaining data set in the assigned state.
  • Working with TB Team members to analyze national TB program, USAID and other partner data sets using the most up-to-date tools. Interpreting the national TB program with TB Team members, USAID, and other partner data sets.
  • Participating in consultations to share and disseminate USAID experience and models of TB surveillance.
  • Developing and implementing best practice models for TB/HIV surveillance strengthening with USAID/KNCV and PEPFAR partners.
  • Developing best practice models for surveillance system strengthening in collaboration with national and KNCV TB LON Project team.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Minimum of an MBBS with Master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related social science field, with applicability to international TB epidemiology.

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
  • Experience or knowledge of TB surveillance methods is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB initiatives and organizations, including those focused on epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel internationally.
  • In addition to the above, the position requires the following at each level:
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least two (2) years’ experiences in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Salary will be based on commensurate experience and in line with KNCV personnel compensation policy.

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the job position and vacancy number as the subject of the email and in your cover letter subject heading. The title of your CV and Cover Letter should be your first name and last name. (e.g. John Doe Cover Letter and John Doe CV). Submit a short cover letter, and updated CV with 3 professional referees via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org.   Deadline for Submission is  Sunday 10th October 2021.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

(External and Internal Vacancy)

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is looking for a short term staff for the following position;

1) Senior Program Officer

(Vacancy number KN46)

Location: Delta State

Purpose of the position

The Senior Program Officer is expected to be embedded within the state TB program team and will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of all LON activities in collaboration with the State TB team.

Hierarchically, the Senior Program Officer reports to the Cluster Lead/Senior Program Manager.

As a Senior Program Officer you will: 

  • Organize & conduct regular health facility supervision to ensure quality of the TB initiative and service delivery.
  • Organize & conduct on the job health facility based training for Laboratory and DOTS services.
  • Support facility assessments and strategic expansion of AFB, GeneXpert and DOTS services.
  • Support the State TB program to create awareness and demand for TB services.
  • Organize & conduct regular visits to health facilities to ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to LON M&E plan.
  • Support state TB program on coordination of prompt treatment initiation and monitoring of all diagnosed DR-TB patients in the community.
  • Support state TB program on routine data analysis & utilization.
  • Support and facilitate state TB/HIV partners’ forum to coordinate partners’ support and implementation of key intervention areas.
  • Assist in coordinating the Project portfolio to ensure key performance indicators (KPI) are met and LON impact is in line with strategy.
  • Ensure that LON project reports are developed and submitted on time; are of good quality, and the evidence they contain is accurately captured and submitted monthly to the TB LON Coordinator.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • A degree in medicine (an MPH degree will be an additional advantage)

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 4 years’ experience working with: HIV & TB program at various levels
  • Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
  • Competent with operational plan development, implementation and evaluation of results.
  • Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
  • Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work
  • Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging manner

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the job position and vacancy number as the subject of the email and in your cover letter subject heading. The title of your CV and Cover Letter should be your first name and last name. (e.g. John Doe Cover Letter and John Doe CV). Submit a short cover letter, and updated CV with 3 professional referees via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org   Deadline for Submission is Friday 1st October 2021.

Health Management Organization: Expression of Interest/ Pre-Qualification from Vendors 2021

REFERENCE NO. – EOI-KNCV-01

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria (KNCV Nigeria) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV International) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative, and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

General Information:

This advert seeks to invite interested HMO service providers (including our current and previous HMO) to submit a written response (“Response”) for the provision of the underlisted services to KN KNCV Nigeria. The solicitation provides prospective vendors with the relevant operational and performance requirements. If your organization is interested, please respond to the eligibility requirements for consideration.

Please note that this is not a Request for quotation (RFQ) nor a commitment from KNCV Nigeria to fund any organization that responds by sending an expression of interest. KNCV Nigeria will release a detailed Request for Quotation (RFQ) to only pro-qualified vendors.

Eligibility Requirements and Criteria :

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  2. Tax Clearance Certificate (For the Last 1 year)
  3. Proof of provision of similar service to 5 different NGOs organizations in Nigeria i.e., past, or existing service level agreements
  4. Expressions are welcomed from HMOs with contacts in all states of Nigeria with reference to the Abuja, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Cross, Delta, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Plateau, Rivers, and Taraba States.   
  5. Evidence of VAT registration and proof of remittances and/or tax exemption certificate
  6. The HMO Should have physical presence in Abuja to be considered for the provision of the following services:
    1. Management of the provision of healthcare services and associated payments for KNCV Nigeria staff for 24 hours and seven (7) days of the week.
    2. Management of prompt emergency services and accident situation.
    3. High quality referral systems among health service providers across Nigeria.
    4. Provision of medical reports and statistics on usage and coverage
    5. Advisory on healthcare services such as, wellness programs, epidemics etc.
    6. Prompt customer service response.

Submissions in default of ANY requirement listed above will be excluded from the procedure.

Evaluation and Selection

1) A technical panel will be constituted to review the EOI, and shortlist Organizations based on the criteria listed above.

(2) Only organizations that satisfy the Pre-qualification requirements will be pre-qualified and contacted.

Submission of Applications/Closing Date:

Electronic submissions must be delivered via KNCV Nigeria dedicated email, on or before the due date and time.

The EOI Number “EOI-KNCV-01” with the name of organization expressing its interest should also be clearly written in the application submission.

Open Date/Time: 5.00pm Wednesday September 7, 2021

Close Date/Time:  6:00pm Tuesday September 14, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit relevant documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to recruitment@kncvnigeria.org

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

This advertisement shall not be construed as a commitment on the part of KNCV Nigeria to appoint any organization nor shall it entitle any organization to claim any indemnity from KNCV Nigeria importantly, all costs incurred by bidders because of this process and any subsequent requests for information shall be borne by the bidding organizations. This would include any costs incurred during functional demonstrations and subsequent meetings and negotiations.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy – External  

  1. Senior Technical Advisor TB LON (Vacancy number KN43)
  1. Grants and Compliance Officer (Vacancy number KN44)

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project  

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) Senior Technical Advisor TB LON  

(Vacancy number KN43)     

Location:  (Abuja)

Purpose of the position

The STA TB LON Regions 1 & 2 is expected to be embedded with the Technical Team in the Country Office and will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of all TB LON Regions 1 & 2 project activities in collaboration with the State TB team and other LON project Strategic Service Package Providers (SSPP).The STA TB LON will support the KNCV TB LON Project Coordinator.

Hierarchically, the STA TB LON reports to the TB LON Project Coordinator.

As an STA TB LON you will: 

  • Organize & conduct regular health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB surveillance and service delivery.
  • Organize & conduct on the job health facility based training for Laboratory and DOTS services.
  • Support facility assessments and strategic expansion of AFB, GeneXpert and DOTS services.
  • Support the State TB program to create awareness and demand for TB services.
  • Organize & conduct regular visits to health facilities to ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to TB LON Regions 1 & 2 M&E plan.
  • Support state TB program on coordination of prompt treatment initiation and monitoring of all diagnosed DR-TB patients in the community.
  • Support state TB program on routine data analysis & utilization.
  • Support and facilitate state TB/HIV partners’ forum to coordinate partners’ support and implementation of key intervention areas.
  • Assist in coordinating the Project portfolio to ensure key performance indicators (KPI) are met and TB LON Regions 1 & 2 impact is in line with strategy.
  • Ensure that TB LON Regions 1 & 2 project reports are developed and submitted on time; are of good quality, and the evidence they contain is accurately captured and submitted monthly to the Project Coordinator.
  • Ensure regular monthly coordination and planning meetings hold with state TB team and SSPPs
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • MBBS and master’s degree or higher in public health.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum five (7) years’ experience in TB and or TB/HIV program with at least two (5) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience or knowledge of TB surveillance methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key TB and or TB/HIV innovations and other strategic initiatives with focus on TB epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • A good interpersonal skills and a good team player.

2) Grants and Compliance Officer 

(Vacancy number KN44)    

Location:  (Abuja) 

Purpose of the position

The purpose of the Grants and Compliance Officer is to assist the Senior Grants and Compliance Officer and the DFO to manage and coordinate KNCV Nigeria grants portfolio in order to strengthen health systems and improve health service delivery throughout Nigeria. The Grants and Compliance Officer will work closely with the supervisor to establish and follow a transparent grant process, and develop tools to implement the process, assuring that sound practices are applied at every stage of the grant process from guidelines to closeout.

Hierarchically, the Grants and Compliance Officer reports to the Senior Grants and Compliance Officer.

As a Grants and Compliance Officer you will: 

  • Responsible for management of the grant Cycle from solicitation, evaluation and selection, responsibility determination, Grant agreement and award, monitoring implementation and closeout.
  • Draft solicitations, document sub recipient source selection and grant mechanism to be adopted. Issue Request for Application (RFA) Expression of interest (EOI) etc.
  • Conduct Pre awards assessment, survey and due diligence checks for new partners, administer various assessment tools, collate reports and develop specific conditions for grant award as applicable.
  • Develop and finalize grant agreement for all grantees and carry out modifications as applicable
  • Liaising with the technical team facilitate grant start up / inception workshop for grantees, Prepare training sessions and conduct workshops in grants management , financial obligations, reporting management for grantees as necessary.
  • Ensure that systems are in place in country to ensure that grants operations are managed and staff act in full compliance with local laws, adhere to contract / award and donor requirements, and comply with KNCV Nigeria policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Ensure that appropriate staff members are aware of and understand laws, contract / award, donor requirements, and KNCV Nigeria policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring funds are requested office as at when due, ensure grantee request for funds are disbursed promptly in line with grant mechanism. Ensure monthly deadlines are met
  • Develop monitoring and mitigation plan and tracking sheets for grantees.
  • Carry out on site supervisory visits quarterly to grantees, and develop and follow up on support plan.
  • Ensure that all project reports are developed and submitted within the timelines specified in the Grant Agreement.
  • Documenting monitoring steps performed, the processes reviewed, and the result of the testing and reviews, documenting area of weakness, recommended action, timelines for implementation and technical support required from the donor and get it signed off by both parties.
  • Close out all grants and issue close out letters and Financial Report Review.
  • Review grantee financial report and process for disbursement.
  • Carry out finance refresher training for grantees finance staff compliance management.
  • Provide on-going guidance for technical staff on regulations.
  • Monitor grantee to ensure compliance with USAID regulation.
  • Populate grant files and ensure they are updated both in hard and electronic copies.
  • Carryout grantees financial assessment, monitoring and financial support.
  • Work with the sub-recipients in meeting their Special award conditions as applicable Audit and Evaluation.
  • Assist with the Internal and external audit preparations including putting together relevant documentation on grants.
  • Coordinate all grants audits and ensure complete implementation of recommendations.
  • Follow up on audit issues and provide appropriate response with support from Finance and director of operation.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Must have at least Master’s degree in Business Administration / Finance / Accounting
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least three (3) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience or knowledge of TB surveillance methods is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB initiatives and organizations, including those focused on epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the job position and vacancy number as the subject of the email and in your motivation letter subject heading.  Submit a short motivation letter, an updated CV and 3 professional referees via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org    Deadline for Submission is Tuesday 14th September 2021.

 

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime  

 Program Officer, Global Fund Project   

 Duty station: Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative, and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

Over the past century, KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands, and since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa (including Nigeria) and (Central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

Global Fund

In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), KNCV is implementing the Global Fund Public-Private Mix (PPM) grant, scaling up services for TB prevention and control in the 5 states of Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Plateau and Rivers. This involves engaging primarily with the formal and informal private health sector in these states to find and treat missing persons with TB disease and contribute towards the National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program’s (NTBLCP) TB treatment coverage targets. The overarching strategic objectives of the PPM grant include improving access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB services; prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms in the private sector.

Purpose of the position

The Program Officer will work directly with the private health facilities in the state to deliver on key project objectives of the PPM grant. He/she will ensure the implementation of GF PPM TB project, including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program counterparts to ensure that activities are implemented in line with GF policies and procedures to the highest possible standards.

Duties of the Program Officer:

  • Support the implementation of all components of the GF PPM grant in the state;
  • Facilitate engagement of private Health facilities and other relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the PPM grant;
  • Organize & conduct regular data-driven health facility supervision to ensure quality TB, TB/HIV, DR-TB surveillance and service delivery;
  • Provide regular technical support and supervision to field personnel, including private health sector care providers, Linkage Coordinators, sample movers and other related staff providing services along TB service delivery cascade;
  • Support facilities to ensure effective linkages for TB clinical cascade as well as integration with allied interventions including HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment;
  • Work with relevant state staff to disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery;
  • Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets and ensure key performance indicators are met in line with the PPM strategy;
  • Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to TB and TB/HIV program interventions and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs;
  • Represent KNCV with donors and government officials on issues of PPM TB grant;
  • Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Assist in the data collection, collation, validation and reporting according to KNCV GF M&E plan;
  • Submit monthly/quarterly state progress reports to the country office;
  • Perform other additional duties when assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • MBBS or bachelor’s degree in a Health-related field;
  • Master’s degree in relevant field will be added advantage.

Knowledge/experience:

  • At least 3 years of hands-on experience working in TB, TB/HIV, HIV, and/or MDR TB projects, with extensive field experience in Nigeria;
  • Infectious disease management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of TB and TB/HIV including approaches to active TB case finding and linkage to treatment;
  • Ability to collect, collate, validate, and analyze program data and using the data for decision making,

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding TB infection;
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance;
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision;
  • Proficiency in the use of computer application (Microsoft office etc.);
  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills;
  • Dynamic and a self-starter.

Application and information

  • You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional reference which must be indicated in your CV. For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for submission is 19th August, 2021.
  • Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation website .
    https://www.kncvtbc.org/en/vacancies/

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR THE PRINTING OF MEDICATION LABEL/STICKERS (SLEEVES) FOR KNCV TUBERCULOSIS FOUNDATION NIGERIA

REFERENCE NO. – KNCVN-DAT- MLS -P/21/26-01

Download Publication with sample here

General Information:

KNCV is inviting vendors to provide quotations for the printing and supply of Medication Labels/stickers.

  • Vendors are required to submit quotation indicating cost, payment, and delivery terms of Medication Labels/stickers as specified below:

    SAMPLE LABEL DESIGN

DIMENSIONS

10 cm x 1.6 cm

ADHESIVE

The label will be placed on a (plastic) medication blister

COLOR

Full color-yellow moon color retained, all white letters and colors retained and the majority pink to change to green.

DESIGN

A sample label design is shown below

VARIATIONS

All labels have the same design, but 20 different 3-digit codes should be used

DELIVERY

Labels should be delivered on a label roll or label sheet

QUANTITIES MATERIAL

12,000 labels in total (500 per batch with the same 3- digit codes)

Vinyl stickers to be placed on drug Sachets- the area with the letter “775” in the sample below to come in scratch card form.

Delivery location: Independence Avenue, Central Business District (CBD) FCT, Abuja.

Submission of Quotes:

  • Submit quotation on both the attached KNCV RFQ and on your company letterheaded document
  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All bids must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Bids submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered
  • A minimum of 5% WHT will be deducted per invoice as required by FIRS

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Form CO2 & CO7
  2. A recent Tax Clearance Certificate

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include

  • Cost
  • Payment terms
  • Delivery terms
  • Production and approval of very high-quality sample (next level evaluation)

Submission:

Open Date/Time:  4:00pm Wednesday July 28, 2021

Close Date/Time:  12noon Monday August 2, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit requested documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to procurement@kncvnigeria.org

All attachments to be in 1 PDF document with Title:

“Name of your Organization” for THE PRINTING OF MEDICATICATION LABEL/STICKERS – KNCVN-DAT- MLS -P/21/26-01

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is looking for a fulltime 

Laboratory Technical Advisor

 Duty Station: Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

 Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands, and since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

In collaboration with Cepheid HBDC, KNCV is implementing the Cepheid project to providing a basic technical service package for the novel molecular test to detect tuberculosis (TB)via diagnostic technology endorsed by the World Health Organization. This technology has been scaled up Nationally across various laboratory networks. This is a basic service provision that includes installation, training and retraining, troubleshooting and maintenance both remotely and on site where the technology is in use across Nigeria.

Project Goals:

KNCV /Cepheid aims to achieve effective and efficient use of GeneXpert MTB/RIF machines by building capacity of both the end-users as well as with National TB and other disease programs.

Laboratory Technical Advisor (Cepheid):

Provide technical and programmatic support especially in the area of GeneXpert maintenance, remote and onsite support for installation, training, preventative maintenance and trouble-shooting to complement existing GeneXpert testing, roll-out for all partners with other donors. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support all of the daily office operations, logistics management, monitoring of project Implementation and reporting. GeneXpert instrument installation and training for the use of Cepheid test menus, trouble-shooting and routine maintenance including supportive supervision of Volunteers, Super users and End users providing the basic service package. Provide technical support to sites (remote and onsite) using the GeneXpert MTB/RIF technology;
  • Work in conjunction with the Project Coordinator and the in-country KNCV/Cepheid Technical Team to actively seek support for solving major technical problems of GeneXpert instruments and tests identified on the field;
  • Work together with the Technical Team to provide weekly and monthly reports for all cases logged for the troubleshooting and maintenance of the GeneXpert instruments in the region;
  • Support the development of a GeneXpert maintenance plan and logbooks at all levels;
  • Support in the provision of quarterly reports on basic installation, trouble-shooting and maintenance activities;
  • Follow up on all logged cases in the region from complaint to resolution including logistics.

Qualifications

  • A degree in the Medical Laboratory Sciences – Medical Laboratory Sciences (an MPH would be an advantage) and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in TB/HIV and other disease programs.

Technical and Behavioral Competencies:

  • Good working knowledge of current national TB/HIV and other disease programs guidelines;
  • Ability to work with direction and minimal supervision;
  • Excellent Customer relationship;
  • Working knowledge of Program management especially USAID and WHO -funded Projects;
  • Basic logistic and operational understanding of the supply chain;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to organize training programs on GeneXpert MTB/RIF and additional test menus
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to multitask, with knowledge of various programme areas;
  • Ability to work well on a team.

Laboratory Advisor:

S/He will provides technical and programmatic support especially in the area of onsite support for installation, preventive maintenance and trouble-shooting to complement existing GeneXpert MTB/RIF and other test menu roll-out for all Cepheid HBDC customers, partners with other donors. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and building of systems for programme sustainability.

 Purpose of the job

The Laboratory Advisor is expected to provide technical and programmatic support especially in the areas of support for genexpert instrument installation and training, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, error resolution and retraining. The Laboratory Advisor is responsible for achieving the project goals in the South-South Region of Nigeria.

Position in the organization

The Laboratory Advisor reports to the Project Coordinator at KNCV’s Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria. S/he will also contribute to the strengthening of working relationships with other stakeholders and Cepheid Customers in technical building of systems for programme sustainability.

As Technical Laboratory Advisor/Cepheid, you will:

  • Provide technical support for the use of the genexpert technology especially in areas of preventive maintenance and error resolutions, maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • In conjunction with KNCV country office, S/he will seek solutions to resolve major technical problems of the GeneXpert machine identified by end users, super users and stakeholders;
  • Reduce to the barest minimum the genexpert instrument downtime;
  • Monitor and mitigate all high error facilities and states;
  • Document appropriately the logged cases and follow through for the resolution of each case in record timing;
  • Provide technical guidance on training and capacity building in the use of the GeneXpert technology in the concerned states.

Who we are looking for?
S/He Should have a degree in the Medical Laboratory Sciences – (Master’s degree in Public health, Project management, Health management and related discipline will be an added advantage).  At least 5 years’ progressive experience in managing complex public Health programs especially in the field of TB, TB/HIV and NTDs. Should also have good working knowledge of Public Health space at both national and subnational level.

What does KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation offer?

A fixed-term contract for 12 months, with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance. You will work in an informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.

Application and information

For a full profile, please visit the website of KNCV. You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references via www.kncvtbc.org closing date is 8 August 2021. For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255.

Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the website of KNCV.

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KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM) Coordinating Consultancy Vacancy
(Vacancy Number C18)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage a Coordinating Consultant in Nigeria to provide technical assistance and drive the Domestic Resource Mobilization for TB care and treatment across 14 states of TB LON 1 and 2 Project

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Regions 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON regions 1 and 2 project is implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria and is expanding the provision and increased access to TB services within the public and none public health sectors in Nigeria. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to 437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and is being implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

• Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;

• Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;

• ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and

• Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Instrat Global Services, Initiative for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (PCD), Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network.
Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

DRM TA Rationale:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is implementing the TB-LON Regions 1&2 with funds from USAID across 14 states (Anambra, Delta, Imo, Akwa Ibom, Cross Rivers, Rivers, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa and Taraba) has conducted a baseline sustainability capacity assessment:

1. To Assess the extent of Government funding support to the TB program in the last 5 years
2. To assess the level and extent of other funding support available at the state level for TB control
3. To examine the policy framework of the state health insurance agency (if in place) to determine the extent of inclusion of TB in the basic minimum health service package.

Purpose of the Assignment
To provide coordinating consultancy to states (using the reports of Sustainability Capacity Assessment for each of the 14 states) to drive Domestic Resource Mobilization activities and integrate tuberculosis care in State Health Insurance Schemes minimum health benefit package.

Key Objectives
• To support states to integrate TB treatment and care into the minimum health benefit package in the state health insurance schemes.
• To work with the state TB program and other TB stakeholders to address key identified gaps in the sustainability capacity assessment results for each of the 14 TB LON Regions 1 and 2 states.
• To institute a system for expenditure tracking of public financing of TB within the state.

Location: The Coordinating Consultant can reside in any of the 14 states within TB LON 1 & 2 project

Specific TOR
• Finalize implementation roadmaps for integration of tuberculosis care into the minimum health benefit package in each of the 14 states’ health insurance scheme
• Provide TA to 14 states for phased implementation of their plans
• Provide periodic update on implementation status to KNCV

Anticipated Deliverables and timeline:
• Monthly and quarterly narrative report including dashboard score card of the implementation status in each 14 states.
• TA is to last for 6 months in the first instance and could be extended based on availability of funding support.

Reporting Channels
The consultant reports to the following supervising teams:
• Field Offices: The KNCV TB Advisor (or KNCV Senior Program Officer) for the 14 states.
• Central Office: The Director Technical Programs.
Timeframe: Short term assignment from August 1st 2021 – January 31st 2022

Who are we looking for?
• MB; BS, MPH/MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or in international/global health;
• Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques as well as health policy and management;
• Skills in applying and using software for data collection & data validation;
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
• Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
• Excellent oral and writing skills in English;

Application and information
Kindly access the detailed concept note @ www.kncvnigeria.org
Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references which must be indicated on you CV) can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org. Deadline for Submission is 20th July 2021.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF VIDEO CONFERENCING SOLUTION AT KNCV TB FOUNDATION NIGERIA   

REFERENCE NO. – KNCVN-VCS-P/21/25-01

General Information:                       

KNCV is inviting vendors to provide quotations for the Supply and installation of Video Conferencing System.

  • Vendors are required to submit quotation indicating cost, payment, warranty and delivery terms of the following requested items to KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria office:
    • Logitech Rally Plus (Part no. 960-001225) – (1 unit)
    • Hisense Premium ULED Smart TV 65″ U7QF – (2 units)
    • 5 Outlets Surge Protector Extension – (2 units)
    • LAN connection of TVs to Switch located about 15 Meters from TV Location – (2 units)
    • Ceiling Mounting Brackets for 65″ TV – (2 units)
    • Logitech Rally Mounting Kit (part no. 939-001644) – (2 units)
  • Delivery location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District (CBD) FCT, Abuja.

          (Submit on both the attached KNCV RFQ and on your company letterheaded document)

  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All bids must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Bids submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered
  • A minimum of 5% WHT will be deducted per invoice as required by FIRS

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Form CO2 & CO7
  2. A recent Tax Clearance Certificate

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include cost, payment, warranty and delivery terms.

Submission:

Open Date/Time:  4:00pm Monday June 28, 2021

Close Date/Time:  8:00am Monday July 5, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit requested documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to procurement@kncvnigeria.org

All attachments to be in 1 PDF document with Title:

“Name of your Organization” for the supply of Logitech Video Conferencing  Solution – KNCVN-VCS-P/21/25-01

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

Delivery Location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Business Continuity/Sustainability Plan Consultant Vacancy
(Vacancy Number C016)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage consultants in Nigeria to develop a business continuity/sustainability plan

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicatedtoo the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local canter of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative, and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.
USAID Nigeria TB LON Regions 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, andnotification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON regions 1 and 2 project is implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria and is expanding the provision and increased access to TB services within the public and non-public health sectors in Nigeria. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated, and notified to 437,895 within the five-year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and is being implemented across 14 states in Nigeria: Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo, and Rivers State.

The project’s four intermediate results are as follows:

• Improved access to high-quality, person-centred TB, DR-TB, andTB/HIV services;
• Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
• Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and;
• Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation.
KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Instrat Global Services, Initiative for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (PCD), Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations,and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Rollout in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

Business Continuity Plan Rationale:
KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is implementing the TB-LON Regions 1&2 Project with funds from USAID and plans to engage a consultant to develop a continuity plan that addresses risk and potential threats to its going concerns.
Purpose of the Assignment
KNCV Nigeria aims to develop continuity plan that will address the potential threats to KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria and provide detailed strategies on how KNCV Nigeria operations can be maintained for both short-term and long-term outages.
Key Objectives.
• To develop a continuity/sustainability plan that will address critical resource needs and funding opportunities that will support continued functions of KNCV in delivering on its public health mandate in Nigeria.
• To conduct a business impact analysis to identify critical business functions and processes and the resources that support them.
• To develop a plan that will address potential threat to KNCV Nigeria business processes.
Location: Abuja
Specific TOR
• Identify and establish effective collaboration and sustainable partnership with relevant stakeholders inside or outside the organization who are or might help to achieve current or future organizational goals.
• Identify other funding sources for KNCV Nigeria such as international and national donor agencies including request for grant applications. This can extend to bilateral and multilateral aid, private charities/foundations, corporate groups, micro-enterprises, microfinance, and micro-insurance.
Deliverables:
• Effective and sustainable partnerships established between KNCV Nigeria and relevant stakeholders.
• Stakeholders’ engagement and sustainability plan developed for KNCV Nigeria.
Reporting Channels
• Director Technical Program.
Timeframe: Short term assignment from July 5th 2021 – August 4th 2021
Who are we looking for?
• BSC, MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in Accounting, Business Management, Economics and Finance.
• Knowledge of and experience in business management and processes.
• Skills in assessing the going concerns of a business entity.
• Ability to work as part of a team and independently.
• Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload.
• Excellent oral and writing skills in English.
Application and information
Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org.

Deadline for Submission is 30th June 2021.

 

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy KNCV Nigeria: Digital Adherence Technologies (DATs) Project.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

The Digital Adherence Technologies (DATs) project is funded by Stop TB Partnership and focuses on using digital tools to support patients with TB treatment and improve treatment outcomes. DATs are tools designed to assist people TB patients on treatment to take their medications at a place and time convenient to them while remaining connected to their health care provider. Also, it helps to facilitate the identification of high-risk patients who may need additional in-person support.

KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria will be implementing Digital Adherence Technologies (DATs) in 8 states of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Imo, Nasarawa, Kano, Katsina, and Rivers to promote adherence to TB treatment and ensure person-centred care for TB patients in Nigeria.

1) Project Coordinator

(Vacancy Number C014)
Location: (Abuja)

Purpose of the position
The Project Coordinator will work with and coordinate the implementation of TB Digital Adherence Technology (DAT) in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Benue, Imo, Nasarawa, Kano, Katsina & Rivers state to deliver on key project objectives. He/she will ensure the implementation of DAT project in the 8 states including monitoring progress against planned activities.
Hierarchically, the Project Coordinator reports to the Director of Strategic Information.
As a Project Coordinator you will:
• Coordinate the implementation of the DAT grant in the focused State.
• Lead efforts in operational plan development, project implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation.
• Lead efforts in the engagement of key state level stakeholders, state TB programs, Ministry of health and Local government on the implementation of the DAT activities
• Work with the DAT technical partners and establish a project management platforms project planning, review and monitoring of progress.
• Provide technical assistance on rapid assessments, situational analysis, evaluations and other related activities with focus on DAT focused States.
• Provide technical guidance on training and capacity building in the focused states in the implementation of DAT project.
• With the assistance of country office staff, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet administrative, financial and programmatic goals.
• Conduct supervision to designated DAT project focused states/LGA’s.
• Provide technical assistance to NTP.
• Provide technical support and oversight to State staff on implementing key intervention areas of DAT project in designated states/LGA.
• Convene coordination platforms to support collaboration between DAT project and USAID TB LON regions 1 and 2 support for State and LGA TB Control Programs.
• Monitor & supervise the implementation of project activities in the designated state/LGAs.
• Support rigorous monitoring and a strong focus on evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
• Organize and report monthly on the implementation of the project in the states.
• Perform other additional duties assigned.
Who are we looking for?
Education:
• Minimum of MPH or Master’s degree in other relevant Public Health disciplines.
Knowledge/experience:
• At least 3 to 5 years’ experience working with: TB & HIV program at various levels.
• Experience with USAID or UN projects or any development partner is an advantage.
• Strong coordination, planning, and supervisory skills.
• Competent with operational plan development, implementation, and evaluation of results.
• Comfortable planning and delivering multiple activities under pressure to strict deadlines and high levels of precision.
• Self-motivated with a strong ability to identify and develop relevant areas of work.
• Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible, and engaging manner.
Behavioral competencies and skills:
• A team leader who is results-oriented and can motivate staff.
• Able to delegate tasks.
• Able to communicate within the organization and the partnership network.
• Planning and organizing.
• Culturally sensitive

2) M & E Officer
(Vacancy Number C015)
Location: (Abuja)

Purpose of the position
The M&E Officer will work with the project coordinator to ensure effective M&E of DAT project activities. Ensure implementation of the M&E plan for DAT project including monitoring progress against planned activities, critical milestones and targets as well as providing support and guidance to program counterparts to ensure that the data collection, data management and reporting, are of the highest possible quality.
Hierarchically, the M & E Officer reports to the Project Coordinator.
As a M & E Officer you will:
• Ensure timely and complete reporting of project activities.
• Adapt & implement tools & techniques to improve quality and use of data.
• In collaboration with the State TB program, mentor all M&E focal persons in the state level as well as Local Government TB & Leprosy Control Supervisors (LGTBLSs) and Health Facility Staff.
• Contribute to employ a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs, including a strong focus on evaluating Tuberculosis awareness and participation in all project activities.
• Support the project coordinator in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations, and other research as required.
• Assist in monitoring and evaluating progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
• Assist the project coordinator and support monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities.
• Ensure timely data collection, compilation and reporting according to DAT project monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) plan.
• Perform other additional duties as assigned.
Who are we looking for?
Education:
• Bachelor or Masters’ degree in Social Sciences.
Knowledge/experience:
• At least 2 years of experience in M & E in public health project.
• Experience in working in the fields of TB/HIV, Community TB, and MDR TB, with extensive field experience in Nigeria.
• Proficiency in statistical analysis and use of computer.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener.
• Exhibits high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations.
Behavioral competencies and skills:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, approachable and good listener
• Exhibits high level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyze complex sets of relationships and situations.
• Ability to work on own initiative, prioritize work, handle pressure.

3) Account Officer
(Vacancy Number C016)
Location: (Abuja)

Purpose of the position
The Finance Unit is responsible for the timely, complete, and accurate registration of transactions in the accounting system of KNCV Nigeria and related legal entities and for reporting to internal and external stakeholders. Furthermore, the Unit develops and supports the financial management system by operating an effective and efficient planning and control cycle, by designing and maintaining the administrative workflows and internal control procedures and by implementing and maintaining relevant IT applications.
He/she will keep accurate, complete, and up-to-date office records for KNCV Nigeria, as well as to provide general support to at the central office in Abuja.
Hierarchically, the account officer reports to the DAT Project Coordinator.
As an Account Officer you will:
• Check and assign codes to all financial documents.
• Enter all financial documents into the accounting system.
• Prepare and process payments in the banking system.
• Monitor all advance accounts and reports outstanding balances to Abuja office on a regular basis.
• Ensure that all project incurred expenses are timely paid, documented and filed.
• Assist in the annual audit process and related activities.
• Maintain inventory list of all KNCV Nigeria Assets.
• Oversee procurement process of the DAT Project.
• Develop and maintains an effective professional relationship with KNCV’s Nigeria local banking institutions.
• Ensure compliance with all US Government (USG) and KNCV Nigeria financial management and accounting policies and regulations.
• Engage in financial and related tasks as required by the Project Coordinator DAT Project
• Ensure adherence to all major financial rules and regulations which are described in the KNCV Finance Manual and other appropriate policies.
• Perform other additional duties as assigned by management in relation with project implementation and daily management of the organization.
Who are we looking for?
Education:
• Bachelor’s degree (Accounting, Finance and or Business Management).
Knowledge/experience:
• At least 3-5 years of experience in finance management, accounting and working in a project setting.
• Demonstrable experience with accounting and financial reporting in USG supported projects.
• Knowledge of relevant accounting software systems.
Behavioral competencies and skills:
• Excellent Excel skills
• Proficiency in the use of computer application (Microsoft office etc)
• Excellent written and verbal English language skills
• Must be self-starter with the ability to work in a team, dynamic, solid, and open.
• Must be flexible with absolute integrity, organizational awareness and understanding of cultural differences.
What do we offer?
• A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance.
• An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated.
• A highly motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues.
• KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.
Application and Information
You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org. For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Monday 28th June 2021. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE COURIER SERVICES WITHIN NIGERIA

TENDER REFERENCE – LTGF01/2021

About the Cepheid Project:

In 2014, Cepheid the manufacturers of the GeneXpert machine appointed KNCV as the Authorised Service Providers for the use of GeneXpert in Nigeria. This made KNCV the first line of action for the maintenance, training, and support for the use of the GeneXpert technology in Nigeria. The Current install base of GeneXpert machines across Nigeria is over 400 instruments installed across all states and Local Government Areas (LGAs) both in urban and rural areas in health facilities.

General Information:          

KNCV is inviting vendors to submit proposals for the provision of courier services across the various states and LGAs within Nigeria.

  • Vendors are to submit proposals inclusive of quotation for pick up and deliveries, cargo per weight, quantity, location, mode of transportation, lead-time and terms of payment.
  • Quotation to be submitted on letter headed paper and KNCV RFQ form (attached)
  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All quotations must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Quotations submitted after the deadline for submission will neither be opened nor considered
  • A 5% – 10% WHT will be deducted from the total amount as required by FIRS

Description of Service:

  1. Pickup and delivery of GeneXpert parts and accessories to and from KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation office in Nigeria and across states and LGAs within Nigeria within maximum of two days after pickup as will be required and directed per time.
  2. Delivery of Xpert check and as the case may be cartridges in cold chain to facilities

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  2. Tax Clearance Certificate (For the Last 1 year)
  3. Proof of supply of similar services.

Submissions in default of ANY requirement listed above will be excluded from the procedure.

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include cost of service, pickup and delivery time/terms, vastness of coverage area, clarity in quotation per weight, size/quantity, mode of transportation, and terms of payment, compliance with stipulated specification, and description of any additional costs if applicable.

Submission:

Open Date/Time: 10am Thursday, 20th May, 2021

Close Date/Time:  4:00pm Thursday, 3rd June, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:                 

Vendors are to submit relevant documentation in the following format:

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Competency Based Training (CBT) to TB Surge and Laboratory staff

(Vacancy Number C013)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage a consultant to provide technical support for the Competency Based Training (CBT) to TB Surge and Laboratory staff in Nigeria.

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Regions 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON regions 1 and 2 project is implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria and is expanding the provision and increased access to TB services within the public and none public health sectors in Nigeria. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and is being implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Instrat Global Services, Initiative for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (PCD), Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

CBT to TB Surge and Laboratory Staff Rationale:

There is an upsurge of new practice relevant information in both TB programs and other programs which can no longer be disseminated in the traditional manner. It has become very imperative that for continuity of programs the double dilemma of training health workers in small cohorts and providing new information and guidance to widely dispersed health workers at short notice on a background of knowledge dearth and staff attrition must be addressed. The TB program is further challenged by the need to expand access and close the seemingly increasing gap in TB case notification. There is an urgent necessity to build the capacity of health care workers in a wide range of programs to meet needs including case detection, linkage to treatment, provision of treatment and support to initiate and retain patients in care.

Purpose of the Assignment

The aim of this consultancy is to provide qualitative, cost efficient, easily accessible, COVID-19 risk free Competency Based Training (CBT) to TB Surge and laboratory staff.

Key Objectives:

Objectives include:

  1. Develop a bespoke course curriculum and content to meet the training needs of about

600 surge staff with specific focus on:

  • Routine TB screening in facilities
  • Referral for diagnostic evaluation
  • Collection and transportation of specimens
  • Bacteriological investigations (Xpert including use of stool, TB LAMP and Truenat).
  • Result retrieval and documentation
  • Contact Investigation
  • Client support in and off facility
  1. Provide KNCV with individual learner evaluation to enable it plan support and supervision where necessary.

Target states: All the 14 KNCV TB LON Regions 1 and 2 States (Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State)

Specific TOR

The consultant will be required to work within the study period and undertake the following assignments while also meeting the stated expectations from KNCV:

  1. Instructional Model
    • There should be an instructional design to guide the course The project team are to work very closely with the KNCV team during course content development. KNCV will expect that a blend of instructional design strategies are developed to deliver the course content. This course therefore, is to be designed to allow learners set their own pace and progress using microlearning, retrieval, feedback and scenario based learning.
  1. Course development
    • The project team will meet with the KNCV team to determine project timelines and deliverables, define learning objectives, identify focal person on both sides and share existing subject contents if any. The Course development shall include recorded live teaching, voice over slides, quizzes, case scenarios and demonstration of best practices and methods of completing relevant tools.
  1. Implementation/roll out.
    • The finalized course content will be shared with the KNCV technical team for review and final approval before deployment.
  1. Expectations from KNCV:
  • Efficiency: Capacity building will be provided for intended health care workers in a very cost-efficient manner.
  • Reinforcing learning: The course contents are available on demand and can be viewed by the health care workers at leisure or at point of service. This repetitive activity is a core component of continuous learning and knowledge
  • Reach: The availability of course contents online and accessibility via mobile devices and creation in small data packages will allow KNCV reach staff in far-flung areas.

Reporting Channels

  • The consultant reports to the Senior Technical Advisor TB LON Project.

Timeframe: Short term assignment from June to September 2021. 

Who are we looking for?

  • MB; BS, MPH/MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or in international/global health;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques as well as health policy and management;
  • Past experience in providing similar virtual training support to public health programs in Nigeria;
  • Skills in applying and using software for data collection & data validation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English;

Application and information

Kindly download the detailed concept note Here

Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references which must be indicated on you CV can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org Deadline for Submission is Wednesday 26th May 2021.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Job Vacancy

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in was in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

1) TB Advisors

(Vacancy number KN42)

Location:  (Benue and Katsina States)

Purpose of the position

The TB Advisor will support the KNCV TB LON Team. The Advisor will aim to strengthen TB surveillance systems in Nigeria and provides technical assistance as well as conduct in-country data analysis within the assigned state. S/he will ensure that USAID-supported TB surveillance interventions are in-line with the US Government (USG) TB Strategy, USAID’s technical implementation approach, and other international policies and guidelines. This will include mapping and analyzing current systems, improving the quality of the systems, and supporting the implementation of strategic quality improvement interventions. The Advisor will coordinate with key stakeholders in-country including National TB Control Programs; local technical partners; and other donors like the Global Fund. The Advisor will provide support to USAID TB/HIV surveillance activities. S/he will work within the NTBLCP structure with a functional reporting line to the NTBLCP National Coordinator and at the State level, the State TB PM.

The TB Advisor will receive technical guidance from the KNCV Director of Programs and in the assigned state, will work directly under the KNCV TB LON SPO who provides direct managerial oversight of the KNCV TB LON project at the state level.

Hierarchically, the TB Advisor reports to the Senior Program Manager.

 As a TB Advisor you will: 

  • Analyzing the availability and quality of surveillance systems in Nigeria.
  • Analyzing the appropriateness of USAID funded surveillance interventions depending on the TB epidemiology and needs of each country. Ensuring that interventions follow USG and international TB policies and guidance.
  • Assisting in the roll-out and scale-up suitable models for strengthening surveillance systems including data quality improvement.
  • Support TB surveillance activities towards increasing TB notification in assigned state
  • Implement targeted community surveillance activities in identified hotspots towards identifying TB cases
  • Facility routine TB screening and linkage of diagnosed TB cases from non-NTP facilities to the NTP M&E system.
  • Conduct training and capacity building of TB program officers and health care workers.
  • Conduct supervision and monitoring of TB surveillance activities
  • Provide support at state level for domestic resource mobilization for TB control
  • Contributing to PEPFAR TB/HIV M&E interventions .
  • Providing technical support and oversight of the TB LON intervention within the private sector (PPM) in the assigned state
  • Collecting and maintaining data set in the assigned state.
  • Working with TB Team members to analyze national TB program, USAID and other partner data sets using the most up-to-date tools. Interpreting the national TB program with TB Team members, USAID, and other partner data sets.
  • Participating in consultations to share and disseminate USAID experience and models of TB surveillance.
  • Developing and implementing best practice models for TB/HIV surveillance strengthening with USAID/KNCV and PEPFAR partners.
  • Developing best practice models for surveillance system strengthening in collaboration with national and KNCV TB LON Project team.
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • MBBS, master’s degree or higher in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related social science field, with applicability to international TB epidemiology.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least two (2) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Minimum ten (10) years’ experience in disease surveillance improvement, with at least three (3) years’ experience in an international or resource challenged setting.
  • Experience or knowledge of TB surveillance methods is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience with public health disease programs and/or surveillance strengthening in developing countries (including national TB control programs and/or other infectious disease control) is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with key international TB initiatives and organizations, including those focused on epidemiology, surveillance and/or monitoring.
  • Experience of USAID policies, regulations and procedures desirable.

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel internationally

Application and Information

You can apply for this position by indicating the job position and vacancy number as the subject of the email and in your motivation letter subject heading.  Submit a short motivation letter and an updated CV via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org    Deadline for Submission is Tuesday 10th May 2021.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the world. KNCV is an international center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national and international context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

Over the past century KNCV has made a significant contribution to the successful fight against TB in the Netherlands, and since the 1970s, we have shared our knowledge and expertise with the rest of the world. We operate from a central office in The Hague, the Netherlands, a regional office in Central Asia and country offices in Africa and (central) Asia. KNCV raises funds from private, institutional, corporate and government donors.

In collaboration with the Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) as the Principal Recipient (PR), KNCV is implementing the Global Fund Public-Private Mix grant; Scaling up services for TB Prevention and Control in the 5 states of Benue, Akwa Ibom and Cross River Rivers and Plateau state. This will involve engaging primarily with the formal and informal private health sector in these states to find and treat missing persons with TB disease and contribute towards the National TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer Control Program’s (NTBLCP) TB treatment coverage targets. The overarching strategic objectives of the PPM grant include improving access to quality patient-centered care for TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB services; prevent transmission and disease progression; and to strengthen TB platforms in the private sector. KNCV TB Foundation also providing technical support to KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria in the implementation of USAID funded LON project particular in the implementation of the Private Sector Engagement in finding and treating missing TB cases in 14 states.

PPM Associate

Location: Plateau and Rivers State

Purpose of the job

The overall purpose of the position is to ensure effective coordination between the LGA PPM coordinators, engaged private health facilities and community PPM providers, and ensure prompt tracking of implementation of the PPM activities in the focused LGAs across the state as well as delivery of performance based incentives in a way that guarantees value for money and continuous quality improvement of the TB services provided in the formal and informal private health sector.

Hierarchically, the PPM Associates will report to the KNCV PPM Coordinator.

Position in the organization

The PPM Associates reports to the PPM Coordinator at KNCV’s Head Office in Nigeria.

As a PPM Associate you will:

  • Coordinate the linkage coordinators to ensure smooth running of activities in the states.
  • Coordinate all PPM activities to ensure finding of missing TB cases and linkage to treatment in the State
  • Ensure all reports from the PPM linkage coordinators are collated in line with project timelines and share the senior M/E officer
  • Review incentive documents from the Linkage coordinators, PMVs and PFP and recommend for payments within stipulated time lines
  • Conduct regular mentoring and site support visit for Private-profit-facility and other engaged entities to support the Linkage coordinators
  • Participate in State review meetings and provide regular update to the Project Coordinator
  • Conduct period review of the functionality of all engaged entities and provide feedback to the PPM Linkage coordinators to improve performance.
  • In conjunction with the Linkage coordinator conduct periodic review of the hub and spokes mapping for update as may be necessary.
  • Track PPM performance in the state against set target and ensure cascade losses and gaps are promptly addressed
  • Work with the State PPM focal persons/M/E officers to ensure all PPM contribution to the program are properly reported
  • Follow up with electronic update of all PPM data by key responsible personnel
  • Perform other additional duties assigned

Who we are looking for?
Education

  • B.sc, or equivalent in Health and Social Sciences, Nursing or related discipline

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in supporting field implementation of public health programs especially in the TB and HIV/AIDS arena
  • Ability to understand a wide range of issues including documentation, reporting of public health interventions

Behavioural competencies and skills:

  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines while producing quality content.
  • Ability to travel to project sites

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org, closing date is 9th April, 2021. For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO SUPPLY SAMSUNG TABLETS TO KNCV TB FOUNDATION NIGERIA   

REFERENCE NO. – KNCVN-TAB-P/21/24-01

General Information:                       

KNCV is inviting vendors to provide quotations for the Supply Samsung Tablets.

  • Vendors are required to submit quotation indicating cost, payment and delivery terms of 50 (Fifty) units of SAMSUNG Tablets; 8 inches, 4GLTE, 2G RAM, 16Gb Internal drive ROM to KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria office
  • Delivery location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District (CBD) FCT, Abuja.

(Submit on both the attached KNCV RFQ and on your company letterheaded document)

  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All bids must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Bids submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered
  • A minimum of 5% WHT will be deducted per invoice as required by FIRS

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Form C02 & C07
  2. A recent Tax Clearance Certificate
  3. Proof of provision of similar supply to 3 different organizations.

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include cost, payment and, delivery terms.

Submission:

Open Date/Time:  8:00am Monday March 29, 2021

Close Date/Time:  8:00am Thursday April 1, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit requested documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to procurement@kncvnigeria.org

All attachments to be in 1 PDF document with Title:

“Name of your Organization” for the supply of Samsung Tablets – KNCVN-TAB-P/21/24-01

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

Delivery Location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is looking for Laboratory Associates

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage. 

1) Laboratory Associates

(Vacancy number KN037)

Location: (Rivers, Delta, Benue, Bauchi and Taraba) 

Position in the organization:

The Laboratory Associate will report to the Laboratory Advisors.

Responsibility:

  • Provide support and technical assistance to sample transport network including working closely with NiSRN state team to ensure prompt transportation of samples, redistribution of samples where necessary and timely retrieval of results.
  • Provide technical oversight to GeneXpert laboratories to facilitate quick resolution of faulty Xpert machines through prompt escalations of faults, collection of mandatory documents and performing minor troubleshooting with Cepheid guidance.
  • Interface with lab focal persons and data entry clerk to facilitate timely processing of samples, retrieval of all results and timely upload unto Commcare device to improve and sustain high evaluation rate across testing facilities.
  • Collate and validate weekly and monthly data reports from Xpert labs for routine performance evaluation of the project.
  • Conduct routine surveillance of GXAlert functionality and data upload for all Xpert machines in the state and report gaps to the GXAlert focal person for immediate resolution.
  • Supervise Xpert optimization related jobs (eg A/C repairs, inverter and battery replacement etc) to ensure timely execution of quality jobs.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the cluster Lab advisor.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Medical Laboratory Technologist and any other Laboratory related discipline

Knowledge/experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in public health settings preferable – preferably TB or HIV programs;
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience in coordinating multiple party stakeholder.
  • Experience in wide scale community-based intervention;
  • Experience in community mobilization efforts;
  • Experience managing complex health data

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • An out-of-the-box thinker who can develop innovative ideas towards achieving the objective of increasing TB case finding;
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills;
  • Proven ability to develop effective working relationships;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.

What do we offer? 

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Wednesday 31st March 2021. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is looking for Short-Terms Interns

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Region 1 and 2 Project  

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON region 1 and 2 project is to be implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria to expand the provision of and increase access to TB services among formal and informal health providers through the engagement  of the private sector, umbrella and local chapters of health and allied professional organizations, faith-based institutions, communities and civil society.The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • ReducedTB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Intrasat Global, IPCD, Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

 1) Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

 (Vacancy number KN038)

Location: Kano State

The main responsibility of the M&E Intern is to provide assistance to the state Technical team.

Position in the organization

The M&E Intern reports to the Senior M&E Officer- Kano Cluster.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the timely and complete reporting of project results.
  • Assist in adapting & implementing tools & techniques to improve quality and use of data.
  • Contribute to employ a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
  • Assist in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities.
  • Participate as necessary in data entry, collection, compilation and reporting according to TB M&E plan.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in any relevant field.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Experience in working with a team.
  • Experience managing data
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • Good with MS Office Packages

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with discretion

2) Monitoring and Evaluation Intern 

(Vacancy number KN039) 

Location: Rivers State

The main responsibility of the M&E Intern is to provide assistance to the state Technical team.

Position in the organization

The M&E Intern reports to the Senior Program Officer-Rivers State.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the timely and complete reporting of project results.
  • Assist in adapting & implementing tools & techniques to improve quality and use of data.
  • Contribute to employ a rigorous monitoring and evaluation system to track the progress of all activities and outputs.
  • Assist in data management for rapid assessments, situational analysis, surveys, evaluations and other research as required.
  • Assist in monitoring and evaluating progress towards annual work plans, expected outputs, including selecting and monitoring progress in meeting indicators.
  • Support monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities.
  • Participate as necessary in data entry, collection, compilation and reporting according to TB M&E plan.
  • Perform other additional duties as assigned.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in and any relevant field

Knowledge/experience:

  • Experience in working with a team.
  • Experience managing data
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • Good with MS Office Packages

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with discretion

3) Laboratory Intern

(Vacancy number KN040)

Location: Katsina State

The main responsibility of the Laboratory Intern is to provide assistance to the Katsina state Technical team in the Laboratory project deliverables.

Position in the organization

The Laboratory Intern reports to the Laboratory Advisor – Kano Cluster.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide support and technical assistance to sample transport network including working closing with NiSRN state team to ensure prompt transportation of samples, redistribution of samples where necessary and timely retrieval of results.
  • Provide technical oversight to GeneXpert laboratories to facilitate quick resolution of faulty Xpert machines through prompt escalations of faults, collection of mandatory documents and performing minor troubleshooting with Cepheid guidance.
  • Interface with lab focal persons and data entry clerk to facilitate timely processing of samples, retrieval of all results and timely upload unto Commcare device to improve and sustain high evaluation rate across testing facilities.
  • Collate and validate weekly and monthly data reports from Xpert labs for routine performance evaluation of the project.
  • Conduct routine surveillance of GXAlert functionality and data upload for all Xpert machines in the state and report gaps to the GXAlert focal person for immediate resolution.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the cluster lab advisor.

Who are we looking for?

Education:

  • Bachelor degree Laboratory Science.

Knowledge/experience:

  • Experience in working with a team.
  • Experience managing data
  • Good written and oral communication skills 
  • Good with MS Office Packages

Behavioral competencies and skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • The ability to organize and prioritize with eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to work with discretion

What do we offer? 

  • A full-time (40 hours per week) short-term contract with the intention to extend the contract depending on funding and performance;
  • An informal work atmosphere in an international environment where initiative is appreciated;
  • A highly-motivated team of experienced, self-driven colleagues;
  • KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation has its own Employment Conditions Scheme.

Application and information

You can apply for this position by submitting your CV, including a motivation letter and 3 professional references which must be indicated on your CV and can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org . For more information, please contact us via +234 (0)9030349255. Deadline for Submission is Wednesday 31st  March 2021. Please note that we only consider applications that are received through the KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria recruitment email.

 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO SUPPLY DIESEL TO KNCV TB FOUNDATION NIGERIA   

REFERENCE NO. – KNCVN-DI-P/21/23-01

General Information:          

KNCV is inviting vendors to provide quotations for the Supply of Diesel.

  • Vendors are required to submit quotation indicating cost, payment and delivery terms of Five thousand (5,000) Litres of high quality pure unadulterated Diesel to KNCV TB Foundation Nigeria office
  • Delivery location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District (CBD) FCT, Abuja.

(Submit on both the attached KNCV RFQ and on your company letterheaded document)

  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All bids must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Bids submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered
  • A minimum of 5% WHT will be deducted per invoice as required by FIRS

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Form CO2 & CO7
  2. A recent Tax Clearance Certificate
  3. Proof of provision of similar supply to 3 different organizations.

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include cost, payment and, delivery terms.

Submission:

Open Date/Time:  9:00am Wednesday March 03, 2021

Close Date/Time:  8:00am Monday March 8, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit requested documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to procurement@kncvnigeria.org

All attachments to be in 1 PDF document with Title:

“Name of your Organization” for the supply of Diesel – KNCVN-DI-P/21/23-01

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

Delivery Location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) Consultant Vacancy

(Vacancy Number C012)

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is seeking to engage a consultant to provide technical support for the pilot implementation of the Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) for TB in Nigeria.

KNCV Nigeria

KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation Nigeria is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against tuberculosis (TB), the deadliest infectious disease in the Nigeria. KNCV Nigeria is a local center of excellence for TB control that promotes effective, efficient, innovative and sustainable tuberculosis control strategies in a national context. Our multidisciplinary team of passionate professionals covers a broad range of expertise such as programmatic TB control, research, clinical management, social science, education, digital health, and project management.

USAID Nigeria TB LON Regions 1 and 2 Project

The TB LON Project is funded by USAID Nigeria and focuses on locally generated solutions to provide TB prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and notification, while addressing stigma and discrimination. The TB LON regions 1 and 2 project is implemented by KNCV TB foundation Nigeria and is expanding the provision and increased access to TB services within the public and none public health sectors in Nigeria. The project is targeted at increasing the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases that are detected, treated and notified to  437,895 within the five year grant implementation period 2020 to 2025 and is being implemented across 14 states in Nigeria; Bauchi, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba, Anambra, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo and Rivers State. The project’s four intermediate results are as follows;

  • Improved access to high-quality, person-centered TB, DR-TB, and TB/Human Immunodeficiency Virus (TB/HIV) services;
  • Strengthened TB service delivery platforms;
  • Reduced TB disease transmission and progression and
  • Accelerated TB innovations with improved impact on program implementation

KNCV Nigeria is working with a consortium of partners- two sub recipients- CCCRN and KNCV International and six strategic service package providers- Instrat Global Services, Initiative for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (PCD), Jana Health Foundation, Diadem Consult, Public Health Concerns Ltd and TB Network. Towards meeting the project set targets, KNCV Nigeria and partners adopted a mixed model of community and facility based, health systems strengthening strategies and digital solutions to find TB cases in a Roll in, Roll on and Roll out staged approach. Roll in is in year 1 which is the planning stage, collaborations and capacity building, Roll on is the saturation stage in Year 2,3 and 4 while Roll out in year 5 is the transitioning Stage.

SORMAS TA Rationale:

The Surveillance Outbreak Response Management and Analysis System (SORMAS) is a mobile eHealth system concerned with digitization of the IDSR. It is used for rapid collection, reporting and analysis of disease and data in real-time for appropriate public health action. It exists on two platforms: a Mobile application for offline entry in communities experiencing poor internet coverage or security challenges and a Web application for supervision and monitoring of activities. Integration of TB modules into SORMAS would promote real time reporting of TB cases, improve notification rate, facilitate better coordination of TB activities and Increase visibility of TB data to National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTBLCP), Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and relevant stakeholders for efficient and effective programming. In line with the above, the USAID is supporting this integration which is also aimed at strengthening the collaboration between the NTBLCP, NCDC, KNCV, IHVN, WHO, State Program managers, DSNO from the 6 states selected for SORMAS implementation Pilot.

Purpose of the Assignment

KNCV Nigeria aims to determine the effectiveness on the use of SORMAS as a real time tool for screening and reporting TB surveillance in selected Non-DOTs and COVID-19 facilities.

Key Objectives

  • To determine the effectiveness of the use of SORMAS as a TB screening tool in non-DOT sites
  • To determine the effectiveness of the use of SORMAS for real time reporting of TB surveillance
  • To ascertain the usefulness of SORMAS in improving TB case notification and reporting

Locations :

  • South-East Zone- Anambra State
  • South-South Zone – Akwa Ibom state
  • South- West Zone – Oyo State
  • North Central Zone – Benue State
  • North East Zone – Bauchi State
  • North West Zone – Katsina State 

 Specific TOR

The consultants will be required to work within the study period and shall provide the following:

  • Support the process of developing the study protocol and the M&E framework.
  • Interphase between the SORMAS module developers and USAID STAR / TB LON Partners for the development of TB modules in SORMAS
  • Support the planning and participate actively in the Training of Trainer workshop for TB module in SORMAS
  • Facilitate the Planning, monitoring and reporting on the state & facility level step-down training on TB Module in SORMAS to participants
  • Facilitate and Participate in the process of routine supportive supervision, Monitoring and mentoring to states and facilities during the period of study.
  • Provide weekly and monthly update on the activities on the field implementation routinely
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly activity Narrative report including pictorial evidence of stakeholders’ engagement, and all activities.
  • Provide a final report of the study .

Reporting Channels

  • The consultant reports to the Director Laboratory Services.

Timeframe: Short term assignment from March 15th 2021 – February 12th 2022

Who are we looking for?

  • MB; BS, MPH/MSC, PHD or corresponding degree in epidemiology, health economics, statistics, or in international/global health;
  • Knowledge of and experience with quantitative and qualitative epidemiological research techniques as well as health policy and management;
  • Skills in applying and using software for data collection & data validation;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently;
  • Ability to cope with stress and to organize and prioritize workload;
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English;

Application and information

Kindly access the detailed concept note @ www.kncvnigeria.org

Your application including your curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, proof of prior experience, and 3 professional references (which must be indicated on your CV) can be submitted via recruitment@kncvnigeria.org .  Deadline for Submission is Wednesday March 3rd 2021.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION TO PRINT RECORDING & REPORTING TOOLS DOMICILED AT THE NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS, BURULI ULCER & LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAM (NTBLCP)   

REFERENCE NO. – KNCVN-PRI-P/20/22-01-01

General Information:                       

KNCV is inviting vendors to provide quotations for the printing of recording & reporting tools.

  • Vendors are required to submit quotation indicating cost, payment and delivery terms of the following items in the specified quantities
  1. NTBLCP TB 01 Presumptive Register – 950 (Nine hundred and Fifty) copies
  2. NTBLCP TB 02A Specimen Examination Request form for TB – 3,300 (Three thousand three hundred) copies
  3. NTBLCP TB 02B Specimen Examination Result form for TB – 500 (Five hundred) copies
  4. NTBLCP TB 04 Lab register for AFB microscopy and Xpert MTB/RIF – 500 (Five hundred) copies
  5. NTBLCP TB 08_TB LGA Health Facility Register – 950 (Nine hundred and Fifty) copies
  6. NTBLCP TB 10 TB Index patient contact investigation form – 2,800 (Two thousand eight hundred) copies
  7. NTBLCP TB 09_Facility TB contact management register – 700 (Seven hundred) copies
  8. NTBLCP TB 12_TB referral form for community & facility – 2,800 (Two thousand eight hundred) copies
  9. NTBLCP TB 13_TB referral register for community & facility – 700 (Seven hundred) copies
  10. Health Facility screening register – 2,800 (Two thousand eight hundred) copies
  11. Runs chart for health facilities – 600 (Six hundred) copies

(SEE DETAILED SPECIFICATION IN THE ATTACHED KNCV RFQ)

(Submit on both the attached KNCV RFQ and on your company letterheaded document)

  • Fill and submit KNCV Vendor information form (form attached)
  • All bids must be written in English and signed by an authorized person
  • Bids submitted after the closing date/time will not be considered
  • Quotations submitted after the deadline for submission will neither be opened nor considered
  • A minimum of 5% WHT will be deducted per invoice as required by FIRS

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this process, vendors must provide proof of all the following documents:

  1. Company’s registration documents/certificate of incorporation with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
  2. Tax Clearance Certificate (For the Last 1 year)
  3. Proof of provision of similar service to 3 different organizations.

(For first time bidders only – as Submissions in default of ANY requirement listed above will be excluded from the procedure).

Evaluation Criteria

The criteria for evaluation shall include cost, payment and, delivery terms.

Submission:

Open Date/Time:  3:00pm Wednesday February 03, 2021

Close Date/Time:  3:00pm Saturday February 13, 2021

Procedure for Submitting:

Vendors are to submit requested documentation BY E-MAIL (only) – to procurement@kncvnigeria.org

All attachments to be in 1 PDF document with Title:

“Name of your Organization” for the printing of recording & reporting tools – KNCVN-PRI-P/20/22-01-01

Selection process

The selected vendor will be contacted via e-mail, immediately after the selection process is concluded.

N/B

Delivery Location – Independence Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

– KNCV shall only accept from the selected vendor – “company banking details” not individual/private banking details

– KNCV shall not pay VAT (exemption certificate may be provided to selected vendor on request)