Request for Application (RFA) at the USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) - Palladium Group

Posted by Future on Fri 11th Feb, 2022 -

Palladium invites interested / qualified local entities, Nigerian Non-governmental Organizations to tender applications for the following works:

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Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Application (RFA) - Strengthening PHCs through capacity building of health care workers to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors in Bauchi, Kebbi and Sokoto States under the "USAID Integrated Health Program

The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) is a five-year expanded effort by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and provide technical support for rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. IHP facilitates eight core intervention areas: health system strengthening (HSS), reproductive health/family planning, maternal, new-born, adolescent, child health, nutrition, and malaria (RMNCAH +NM).

USAID's Integrated Health Program (IHP) invites qualified local entities, Nigerian Nongovernmental Organizations (For-Profit and Not-for-Profit), non-governmental professional associations, training institutions and other qualified organizations to submit concept notes and full applications (if shortlisted) with respect to technical, managerial, and other aspects of the program described below.

Scope of Work
  • IHP-TO03-2022-RFA008: Strengthening PHCs through capacity building of health care workers to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors in Bauchi State. 
  • IHP-TO04-2022-RFA008: Strengthening PHCs through capacity building of health care workers to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors in Kebbi State.
  • IHP-TO05-2022-RFA008: Strengthening PHCs through capacity building of health care workers to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors in Sokoto State.
Program Goals and Objectives:
  • The goal of the program is to strengthen the capacity of frontline Healthcare providers and the PHC system to be able to respond appropriately to those exposed to Gender Based Violence (GBV).
  • These efforts will address screening to identify survivors, clinical care appropriate to Primary Health care centers; referrals and linkages with other services like shelter, psychosocial support, legal, economic, etc.; documentation and reporting; and collaboration with state platforms for a coordinated GBV response. The first line services for GBV in every PHC will be mainstreamed into other RMNCH+N services.

Using an offsite clustered training approach (see below) through Fixed Amount Awards (Grants Under Contract funding mechanism), the awardee will:
  • Strengthen the capacity of health care workers to identify and respond appropriately to those exposed to GBV using the World Health Organization's "LIVES" (Listen, Inquire, Validate, Enhance safety, and Support) approach, which is supported by the Government. The Awardee will train health care workers in clusters as per the given guidelines to provide First Line support for GBV survivors in line with the national GBV curriculum, plus to accurately fill out intake and other required forms, document services in the HMIS register, and to submit GBV data.
  • Build skills of health care workers to provide post GBV clinical services in line with the National Clinical Handbook for those exposed to GBV.
  • Build skills of health care workers in making warm referrals and facilitating linkages to other services required by the GBV survivors using the referral pathway for GBV of each state.
  • Strengthen GBV documentation and reporting for all services including referrals in health facilities by strengthening the capacity of healthcare workers on service delivery data documentation and record keeping using the GBV documentation protocols.
  • Provide on-site post-training supportive supervision and mentoring to reinforce knowledge and skills.
USAID/IHP, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), will conduct an initial Training of Trainers with GUC recipients and their trainers on the national GBV curriculum, including the National Clinical Handbook guidelines. The grantee will be responsible for the logistics for this ToT as well as all cluster training and on-site mentoring activities.

Click Here to access the full guide, RFA, Templates and Instructions for submitting the Concept note:
  • Submit a letter indicating interest in applying for any of the Task Orders (Tos). If applying for multiple states, separate submissions is required for each state submission.
  • When applying for more than one state, submit full package of all the requirement for each state.
  • Provide evidence of eligibility as per the requirements.
Other consideration to note while submitting the Concept note:
  • All short-listed organizations will be invited to submit a full application.
Application Closing Date
4th March, 2022.

Submission of Documents
Please send your completed documents in PDF form as a single file to: referencing the RFA number or numbers on the subject of your email.

  • The document should not be more than 10MB in size.
  • Sometimes electronic submissions are affected by internet challenges and IT issues, as a result, organisations are advised to plan and ensure submissions are made before the deadline.
  • IHP will not be held liable if electronic submissions are not delivered or have other challenges that may render it not readable.
  • Issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment, nor does it commit Palladium to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission.
  • This submission of concept note closes on February 23, 2022 by 5.30pm local time.