Call for Expression of Interest for the Implementation of Ekiti State HIV/AIDS Fund (HAF)

Posted by Chinyere on Fri 30th Nov, 2012 -

Ekiti State HIV/Aids Programme Development Project (HPDP 2)
(World Bank Assisted)
Ida Credit No: 45960ng

Ekiti State Aids Control Agency (EKSACA)
Office Of The Executive Governor, No 7, Ajibade Lane, Opp. Nova International Nursery & Primary School, GRA, Adoekiti,
Issuance Date: 30-11-2012

Ekiti State AIDS Control Agency (EKSACA) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the second HIV/AIDS Programme Development project (HPDP 2) and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services.

Assignment Description & Services Requested (Scope of Work)
This is a call for Expression of Interest from qualified and competent NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, Support Group and PSOs that earlier participated in the CSOs mapping exercise in Ekiti State and new entrants to provide support to Ekiti SACA in project implementation for a period of two years.

Organizations are expected to identify and work with any or all specified target populations within the specified geographic coverage areas to deliver evidence based HIV intervention packages in line with international standard and best practices.

Programme Areas
1. Prevention

CSOs are required to identify and work with the following populations within priority LGAs delivering specific services as follows:

A. MARPs in Ekiti State includes: Sex Workers and their clients (SW), Men Having Sex with Men (MSM), Injection Drug Users (IDUs), Youth and Young Adults with high levels of partner change, Babies born to HIV Positive Women in the following priority Communities Irona, ldemo, Ijigbo, and Odo in Ado LGA, Oke Osun, Anaye, Moshood in Ikere LGA; Oke Oja, Aramoko and Iworoko in Ekiti West. Other LGAs are hero, Ekiti East and Efon.

B. Vulnerable Population in Ekiti State are Women with Special Needs (Widows, Separated, Divorced, and Singles Mothers), Mobile Population (Uniform Service Personnel (USP), Transport Workers (TW), Development workers), Incarcerated Population, Children and Persons with Special Needs (Physically or mentally challenged) and Health workers in the following LGAs Ado, Ijero, Ekiti East, Ise/Orun, Emure, Ikere, Ekiti South West, Gbonyin, and Moba Local Government Areas.

C. Priority general population are pregnant women, Men and Women of Reproductive ages, Students of tertiary institution across the 16 LGAs.
  • The state priority intervention for MARPs include the followings: peer outreach and education for HIV prevention, condom promotion and distribution, HIV counseling and testing, HIV treatment referral and follow-up, STI treatment services, structural interventions including crisis response, community mobilization, access to social entitlements, skills education, etc.
  • The priority intervention for Vulnerable key population includes: outreach and education for HIV prevention, condom promotion and distribution, HIV counseling and testing, HIV treatment referral, ST1 treatment services (referral or direct provision).
  • The priority intervention for General Population includes Information and education for HIV risk reduction, condom promotion and distribution (including social marketing), HIV counseling and testing, Advocacy referral and support for PMTCT services where available, referral for HIV treatment where available in the State.

2. Care and Support
Organizations are expected to deliver evidence based Care and Support services to People Living with HIV/AIDS and/or Orphans and Vulnerable Children within a specified geographic coverage area. They are as follows:

A. Demand creation for H1V services-HCT, HBC, ART, PMTCT, TB and STI interventions for Men and Women of Reproductive Ages in Ise-Orun Moba, Ilejemeje and Emure.

B. HIV impact mitigation services for indigent PLWHAs and PABA, Positive Pregnant women, Care Givers including OVC in Oye, Moba, Ilejemeje and Ise-Orun.

The Activities may include but not limited to the followings: strengthen activities of the six support groups in the state in the areas of Home Based Care, Counseling, strengthen Referral linkages, and create community involvements thereby enhancing the fight against stigma and discrimination, support monthly coordination meeting of care providers/support group within the cluster so as to encourage best practices, increase information sharing, and data collection and programme accountability. Also promoting treatment literacy and adherence enhance social mobilization to create demand for the utilization of TB/STI/HIV services, strengthen linkages between services available in the state for PLHIV, OVC and PABA and the NEPWHAN member’s organization such as NAPEP, NDE, Micro Credit Agency and SUBEB etc.

Selection Criteria
Ekiti SACA invites eligible organizations to express their interest in providing any of the above mentioned services. Interested organization must provide information indicating they are qualified to perform the services which include evidence of registration with CAC of not less than one year old, brochures/ organizational profile containing area of expertise, description of similar assignments with delivered results, demonstrate logistics, and infrastructural capacity to deliver, experience in similar projects, availability of adequate staff with appropriate skills, office accommodation located within the state, operational governance structure and process, understanding the culture and traditional values including local languages of the project areas, evidence of working in and with the community and evidence of financial management, organizations are encouraged to associate to enhance their qualifications.
Organization should also indicate their interests focusing on their area of competency through a formal letter.

General Terms and Conditions

The HAF implementing organizations will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011 edition).

The Expression of interest must be submitted in three sets, one CD-Rom and delivered to Ekiti State Al DS Control Agency (EKSACA).
  • The selected envelope must be clearly marked EKSACA Expression of interest for HAF implementation.
  • Only shortlisted organizations for the next stage would be contacted for further details.

Closing Date
The Expression of interest should be addressed and delivered not later than 30 December, 2012 at the EKSACA Secretariat as addressed below between the hours of 0800 to 1700 hours.

The Project Manager,
Ekiti State AIDS Control Agency (EKSACA),

Attention: Community Mobilization Officer,
Ekiti State AIDS Control Agency
7, Ajibade Lane, GRA
Tel: 08032296212
E-mail: Website.