Development of National Child Survival Action Plan (NCSAP) Consultant


Community & Social Services

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2 weeks ago

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USAID Momentum Country and Global Leadership Quality of Care (MCGL QoC) project is a multi-year project that provides technical and capacity development assistance (TCDA) to ministries of health and other country partners to expand global leadership and learning and enable government-led partnerships to deliver high-quality, evidence-based interventions that accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity. MCGL QOC has a geographic scope restricted to the national level but extended through partners to currently 24 States of Nigeria.

The four (4) objectives of MCGL QoC project are to:

Support the Government of Nigeria to collaborate with academia by commissioning research on QoC for maternal, child, and Newborn health in the six geopolitical zone Support national adaptation of WHO standards of quality care for Newborn health including the Small and Sick Newborn (SSNB) and paediatric health and develop the strategy for its implementation. Support USAID IP in collaborating with target states in ensuring that quality improvement activities are reflected in the zonal and national programs, monitoring, and evaluation framework. Support the FMoHâs DPRS in monitoring and evaluating QoC in line with the QoC network goals, strategic objectives, and implementation (and monitoring) framework, as well as the 2016 WHO standards for improving quality of maternal and Newborn care in health facilities and the 2018 WHO standards for improving the quality of care for children and young adolescents in health facilities [and the 2019 WHO WASH in health care facility standards to which Nigeria has committed] 

To support national adaptation of WHO standards of quality care for Newborn health (including SSNB) and paediatric health and develop the strategy for its implementation outlined in the second project objective, MCGL QoC hopes to collaborate with other partners especially those within USAID and the FMoH to participate in a range of ongoing efforts that contribute to the desired impact


Nigeriaâs child health indices are poor having the highest contribution (10%) to the global under-five mortality profile despite just being 2% of the total world population. To be on track towards achieving the SDG 3.2 target for under-five by 2030, there is an urgent need to develop a National Child Survival Action Plan (NCSAP) that will articulate interventions, plans strategy, implementation and monitoring framework for under-five health interventions in Nigeria. With emphasis on high quality care, the current efforts must be accelerated by a factor of 80% across all health delivery platforms, (facility, outreach and community) for Nigeria to meet the SDG 3.2 set target on under-five mortality reduction. Consequent to the very poor under-five indices, the Federal Ministry of Health, in collaboration with the Global Child Health Task Force, initiated the process of developing a National Child Survival Action Plan for Nigeria (NCSAP) with a view to galvanising actions that will accelerate efforts towards reducing the prevalence and incidence of childhood killer diseases, improving low coverage of childhood routine immunisation and reducing the high prevalence of childhood under-nutrition.

To support the development of the NCSAP, the USAID MCGL-QoC wishes to support the FMoH to engage the services of a Technical Expert who will facilitate the process for the development of NCSAP.

The overall objective of this technical assistance is to support FMOH in developing a comprehensive, actionable and costed NCSAP that will guide the implementation of child survival interventions at the national, state, and local levels. USAID MCGL-QoC will support one of the consultants that the FMOH requires to achieve this important task.

Amount Payable Per Day : N70,000 - N100,000


The Policy and Strategy Consultants as well as the Costing/ M&E Consultant on NCSAP will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Health (FHD, NMEP, NASCP, DPRS, DHS), NPHCDA, and donor and development organisations that fund under-five health interventions in Nigeria to:

Conduct a bottleneck and situation analysis on under-five interventions to be incorporated into the NCSAP Develop draft NCSAP document for review and validation by key stakeholders Write a comprehensive report on the activities conducted for the development of NCSAP

Required Qualifications

Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in public health or other related fields of studies More than ten years of experience in health system strengthening with various levels of Government and/or Implementing Partners in Nigeria Previous experience in working on under-five Child health Knowledge of health policies in Child health Competencies in strategic analysis and health program costing Fluent in English language, with the ability to write clearly and concisely Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a diverse multilevel team.

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