The National AIDs and STI Control Program (NASCP) has prioritized addressing PMTCT to close the gap on the increasing number of children living with HIV. NASCP in collaboration with partners, supported states to develop State-specific strategic frameworks. The state-specific frameworks now form the basis for a National PMTCT Scale-up approach and details MTCT elimination targets to be achieved by the end of 2023 by each state. The ANC and PMTCT performance across the country has been poor with 67% of pregnant women receiving ANC care from skilled birth attendants, 9% receive care from unskilled attendants while 24% do not receive any form of care. One of the identified challenges is suboptimal antenatal care visits during pregnancy where HIV testing services are provided. To address these challenges, NASCP is supporting states to scale up PMTCT services across the country. The PMTCT scale-plan aims to implement a minimum package of services across all states and additional demand creation services in 36+1 states that contribute the highest number of women who do not receive any form of care or receive care from informal service providers during pregnancy. The additional demand creation services are aimed at using information, education, and communication materials to drive demand for testing services for pregnant women. The aim is to target women of child-bearing age, recipients of care, social groups, traditional and religious leaders, and gate keepers in each LGA in all states. A set of posters and radio broadcasts will be produced and disseminated using various approaches; including but not limited to community mobilizers, radio jingles. Justification To expand PMTCT coverage, there is need to increase the demand for PMTCT services by improving the knowledge of the pregnant women and their support systems in the community to aid informed decision-making. Objective To increase demand creation of PMTCT services across all states.


<p>The Consultant will provide the various tasks outlined below:</p> <ul> <li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li>Conduct desk review of all the materials, developed on PMTCT services.</li> <li>To develop poster for health facility, religious centers, and community centers to inform men, women, support groups, recipient-of-care groups in the community on HIV testing services in pregnancy.</li> <li>Facilitate 3-day workshop to obtain stakeholder input and finalize the IEC materials</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

Qualifications & Skills:

<p>The requisite qualifications of the Consultant shall include the following:</p> <ul> <li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li>Minimum advanced degree in social science or another relevant field</li> <li>At least 5 years demonstrable experience in SBCC and material development</li> <li>Demonstrable experience developing HIV-related materials</li> <li>Excellent communication skills</li> </ul> </li> </ul>


<p><strong>The key deliverable of the consultancy is:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <ul style="list-style-type:disc"> <li>Work plan for developing the IEC materials, including strategy and proposed methodologies</li> <li>IEC materials for PMTCT demand creation</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

Contracting & Accountability:


The Consultant will be paid based on the agreed budget.


Deadline for submission of application for this position is Tue May 16 2023 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time). Any application sent in after the set deadline will be disqualified.