Médecins du Monde France (MdM-F) is an independent organisation of active militants providing care, bearing witness and supporting social change, both in France and internationally. For the past 40 years, we have been committed to working with the most vulnerable individuals and their communities to break down the barriers preventing them from having access to healthcare.
MdM’s mission context in Borno State
MdM has been active in Nigeria since August 2016. Arriving after reopening of Borno State after years of closure because of Boko Haram management, MdM developed a project in order to contribute to reestablish access to primary health care for population affected by the conflict, and especially internal displaced people (IDPs). MdM implements direct services in the fields of primary healthcare (PHC), including nutrition, gender-based violence (GBV) and mental health and psychosocial services (MHPSS). MdM aims also to respond to the health emergency situation, link with new displacement of people or burst of outbreak. MdM has for example been working on Covid-19 prevention, through sensitization and establishment of preventive measures in the clinics, for the past year and half and is currently developing a response to cholera outbreak.
MdM is currently implementing 5 clinics, in 3 different local governmental areas (LGAs) in Borno State. 3 are in Maiduguri City, 1 in Jere LGA and 2 in MMC LGA. 2 others are in Damboa, a LGA accessible mainly by air. In Damboa, MdM is also providing support to 2 primary health centers, Azir and Gumzuri.
An assessment in the last quarter of 2020 happened in another state, Zamfara, as MdM is also willing to extend its activities beyond Borno State. Strategy proposed for implementation is through the State Ministry of Health (SMoH) facilities.
The strategy of MdM in Nigeria has been discussed for some time. Willingness is for the coming period, 2022-2023, to axe the intervention on more reinforcement and capacity building of the State Government facilities near MdM intervention sites and develop a handover strategy.
To do so, MdM is willing to implement an evaluation to identify potential challenges, define proposition, to organize the coming period carefully.
Different propositions may come out of the evaluation. One option MdM is willing to explore is the Cash for Health activity. It is not something commonly practiced in Northeast Nigeria and MdM would like to explore possibility for implementing such activities if relevent. Indeed, high costs of services in government facilities results in IDP and host community patients seeking help from available alternatives and self help remedies that are more affordable.
2. Definition of the consultancy mission
In the context of this project, MdM-F is looking for a consulting team or person to carry out an assessment mission. The objective is to assess State Ministry of Health capacity and potential options to define MdM strategy, which is to strengthen MoH capacities to deliver quality care services to the most vulnerable population and enhance assess to PHC.
The skills required for the mission are:
- Relevant university degree
- Solid experience in health system
- Experience developing and delivering cash-based interventions in health sector.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the humanitarian architecture and the multisectoral response to Cash and Voucher Assistance
- Fluency in English is required. Any other local language (Hausa, Kanuri, Shuwa, Marghi) is an advantage.
- Experience in Nigeria on health system is a plus
- Deadline for an expression of interest: 15/10/2021 at 5 pm (Paris time/CET)
- Deadline for filing a complete proposal: 03/11/2021 at 5 pm (Paris time/CET)
- Preferred mission launch date: 08/11/2021
- Preferred date for the “field” phase of the consulting process: Between mid-November and end of December 2021 (3 weeks as a minimum in Maiduguri)
- Preferred final report delivery date: Mid-February 2022
 In Nigeria, due to the COVID-19 regulation, there is a 7-day self-isolation in Abuja.
5.Detailed application methods
Documents to be submitted
Service providers wishing to express their interest are invited to submit the following 2 elements:
- Up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV) of a maximum of 3 pages for each member of the proposed team and stating as applicable the consulting firm to which each team member belongs.
- A letter of interest of a maximum of three (3) pages, indicating: experience of comparable missions, at least two (2) credentials concerning the performance of comparable contracts, dates of availability for the consulting process, etc.
The expression of interest will be considered complete if it includes these 2 elements. It must be sent via email to: < email@example.com > with the subject line “TRANSITION MODALITY ASSESSMENT – NIGERIA”. Expressions of interest submitted in any other manner will not be taken into consideration.
The deadline for submitting an expression of interest is 10/15/2021 at 5pm (Paris time/CET).
A maximum of six (6) candidates will be shortlisted and invited to submit a complete technical and budget proposal in response to the terms of reference to be provided to them.
INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS
All information obtained in the context of this expression of interest is the subject of IT processing aimed at creating and archiving a professional file for each application received and for the purpose of any potential audit of our internal procedures. The data collected is sent to: Direction Santé Plaidoyer de MdM-F. In accordance with the French and EU legislation in force, you have the right to access and amend any information relating to you and you can exercise this right by emailing < firstname.lastname@example.org > or writing to Médecins du Monde France, Direction Santé Plaidoyer, 62 rue Marcadet 75018 Paris. You may also object to the processing of your data on legitimate grounds.
In order to be authorised to apply, bidders must be able to establish, at the discretion of MdM, that they meet the legal, technical and financial conditions applicable and that they have the necessary capacity and sufficient resources to carry out the mission.
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