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Vacancy Notice – Consultants for MTR Activities, (ADVOCACY, COMMUNICATION AND SOCIAL MOBILISATION)



Malaria is endemic in Nigeria and remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. All Nigerians are at risk of malaria due to living in areas with varying transmission intensities. Nigeria accounted for 27% of the 247 million cases of the global burden of the disease 0 31% of the 619 global malaria death reported in the 2022 World Malaria Report (WHO, 2021). The financial loss due to malaria annually is estimated to be ~132 billion Naira in the form of treatment cost, prevention and loss of man-hours.
The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), with the support of partners have committed itself to a strategy of universal coverage for all malaria interventions as the optimal approach to malaria control. The current Malaria strategic Plan covers the period 2021 and 2025 and is meant to achieve a parasite prevalence of less than 10% and reduce mortality attributable to malaria to less than 50 deaths per 1,000 livebirths by 2025. Some of the core interventions implemented by the programme include Integrated Vector Management and its strategies include the use of Insecticide Treated Nets ITNss), indoor Residual Spraying (IRS), Larval Source Management (Larviciding and Environmental Management) and personal protective measures such as house screening, durable linings and the use of repellents.

Position: Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:

  • The scope of this input will be to appraise the level of implementation of Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization as well as health equity, gender equality and human rights components of the malaria programme in Nigeria looking at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. The consultant shall look at the level of attainment of ACSM/SBCC targets, appropriateness of ACSM/SBCC outcome indicators (inclusion and appropriateness of ACSM/SBCC included in the MSP; appropriate phrasing and smartness of indicators). Inclusion of baseline and targets for each outcome indicator contained in the NMSP. His/(er) review should include progress towards NMSP ACSM/SBCCC outcome targets, proportion of targeted population utilizing correct malaria prevention and control interventions, proportion of people in the targeted population reached through BCC and enablers and constrainers.

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