Engagement of Consultants to support the adoption and operationalization of National Task sharing and Task Shifting policy in 4 states (Anambra, Ekiti, Gombe and Kaduna state)

1.    Background

The Global
Fund Resilient and Sustainable Systems in Health 2021 -2023 (GF-RSSH 2021-2023)
was designed to contribute to making foundational efforts to strengthen the
Nigerian health system through targeted interventions that aligns with the
Federal Government’s policies, strategies, and standards to reduce the burden
of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (ATM) and other diseases. Specifically,
it is supporting planning, monitoring, and review of progress against those
standards; and through implementation support and advocacy for state-level
commitment to health governance and planning reforms.


This fund
is being leveraged upon to support
Anambra, Ekiti, Gombe and Kaduna states to
address the gap in human resource for health (HRH) through the operationalization
of the Task Shifting, Task Sharing Policy (TSTS Policy) amongst other
interventions. To achieve operationalization of the TSTS Policy, the fund will
support the conduct of a staff audit, skill appraisal and gap analysis in these
three states.


Goal and

The purpose of this
consultancy is to support
Anambra, Ekiti, Gombe and Kaduna state  to conduct a staff audit, skill appraisal and
gap analysis. The expectation is that the exercise will identify gaps in the
required number of human resource for health (HRH) and skill set at the primary
health care level. This information will guide the development of
recommendation to policy makers and the development of a training plan to
address the gaps identified in the required skills set in the delivery of
essential PHC services.


1.     Scope of work

staff audit, skill appraisal and gap analysis will take place in 5 LGAs in each
of the states of
Anambra, Ekiti, Gombe and Kaduna state. In each
of the LGA, data will be collected from all health workers on the payroll in
all the Primary Health Care Centres. Twenty (20) officers selected by a
committee will collect data from the health workers across the five (5) LGAs in
each of the states of Cross River, Jigawa and Nasarawa. Four (4) officers will
work in each of the five (5) LGAs and they will spend four (4) days to collect
all required data. Each of the 20 officers will enter the data collected
electronically into a tool that will be provided. This will be followed by
analysis of the data and the development of a TSTS costed implementation plan
that is focused on building capacities for new roles for
lower-skilled staff. report from the analyzed data. This report will
clearly show the gap in HRH and
skillset and
recommendations. All the activities outlined above should be supported by the
consultant.  The consultant is
expected to submit a detailed report that clearly shows the gap in HRH and skill
set, the
implementation plan for the states
and recommendations
for effective implementation.


consultant is expected to be fully independent while discharging his/her
contractual obligations in accordance with the terms of reference (ToR) and
s/he is also expected to provide the highest quality technical assistance to
the SPHCDA on the following:

Collection of data

      Data entry

            The consultant will be solely
responsible for

Development of skills appraisal data collection tool and adoption
of the national PHC profiling tool Training of data collectors

Coordination and monitoring of data collection

Analysis of collected data

Development of a costed Task Sharing Task Shifting implementation

Report writing


2.   Duration of

Forty  (40) days







Staff audit, skill appraisal and gap analysis

Development of data collection tool

Oversee the recruitment of data collectors

Oversee data collection and entry

Analyze data

Write a comprehensive report which includes
a TSTS implementation plan

    • Word
    • PowerPoint version









3.   Number of
Consultants Required

4.    One consultant in each state (Anambra, Ekiti, Gombe
and Kaduna state

Qualification /Experience:

    1. Advanced degree
      in public health, health economics, policy, or health financing
    2. At least 5 years
      of relevant experience designing and implementing PHC programs.
      Experience with Human Resource for Health (HRH) programming, design and
      implementation is an added advantage.
    3. Good
      understanding of PHC service delivery and the situation of HRH in Nigeria
    4. Good Knowledge of
      existing HRH policies and guidelines in Nigeria 
    5. Must have skills
      in Monitoring and Evaluation, data management and analytics
    6. Experience in and
      access data collection and analysis software
    7. Excellent command
      of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
    8. Extensive
      knowledge of the Nigerian health sector
    9. Excellent, verbal
      communication and interpersonal relations skills.

             Excellent reporting skills,
evidence from national, state and/or international projects conducted in the
past training


is important to note that consultant are expected to provide supporting
certificates as evidence to back up CVs provided.



The Request for Proposal (RFP) can be
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The detailed Proposal must be in
English Language and submitted in
two  (2) hard copies each (one original & one copy) of the
requested documents and proposal. The documents shall then be enclosed and
sealed in one (1) single outer envelope, and
clearly marked at the topmost right corner “ Consultant for TSTS indicating the state
of interest   ”
and the Name,
Address, Email and Phone Number of the Consultant boldly written at the back of
the envelope and registration of the
bids at
Procurement  office at the
address below after registration of the bid register at the reception and
submission at the designated bid box in front of the reception .
Deadline for Submission: The deadline for the submission of proposal should not be later
than Friday
27th March 2023 by 12 noon. The
submission (s) received will be opened immediately after closing at NACA Conference
Room in the presence of consultants that choose to attend.




Head Procurement

National Agency for the Control of

Ground Floor Room 1.08

No. 3 Zinguinchor Street, Beside AEDC Office, Wuse zone 4, Abuja


You shall get
acquainted with the global fund code of conduct for suppliers using this link

Accepting this invitation shall serve as an acknowledgement and
agreement to abide by the Global Fund Code of Conduct for Suppliers.



i.   Late submissions will not be accepted.

ii. NACA shall
verify any or all documents and claims made by applicants and will
disqualify   consultants with falsified
documents and claims.

iii. If it is
determined that submitted documents and claims have been falsified, the
consultant may face prosecution in a court of Law.

ii.  NACA
shall not be held responsible for any disqualified proposal as a result of
omission or deletion relating to the submission guidelines.

iii.  This advertisement shall not be construe a
contract to any Consultant, nor shall it entitle any Consultant submitting
documents to claim any indemnity from NACA.

iv. NACA is not bound to shortlist any Consultant,
and reserves the right to annul the bidding process at any time without
incurring any liabilities or providing reason.





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