In compliance with the Public Procurement Act 2007, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) in collaboration is desirous of Soliciting for Expressions of interest/applications for the Engagement of a Consultant for the Development of a Public Health Emergency Rapid Response Teams (PHERRTS) Training Manual.
The NCDC, through its Response Division HEPR Dept, is seeking to engage a qualified consultant to develop the comprehensive training manual for the Rapid Response Team (RRT) Training. The RRT plays a critical role in emergency response and crisis management withing our organisation, and it is imperative that team members are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to respond effectively to emergency situations. To achieve this, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is inviting competent and interested Individual Consultants to express interest for the Development of a Public Health Emergency Rapid Response Teams (PHERRTS) Training Manual.
The primary objective of this contract is to create a practical and user-friendly training manual that provides RRT members with the essential information and tools required to perform their duties efficiently during emergency response
operations. The manual should encompass a range of emergency scenarios and address both technical and non-technical areas.
4.0 TASK AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Needs Assessment: Conduct needs assessment to identify the specific training requirements of the RRT members, considering the types of emergencies they may encounter.
Content Development: Develop comprehensive training content that covers topics such as emergency protocols, team coordination, communication, incident command, equipment use, safety measures, and 7-1-7 timeliness metrics.
Create additional learning scenarios: Create two (2) additional learning scenarios, in addition to the scenario that is in current training guide (this will make the total number of scenarios to be three (3) to give options in subsequent trainings).
Manual Structure: Design a logical and structured layout for the manual, including clear headings, subheadings, and a table of contents for easy navigation.
Visual Aids: Incorporate visual aids, diagrams, illustrations and practical examples to enhance understanding and, retention of information.
Practical Exercises: Include practical exercises, case studies, and scenarios that allow RRT members to apply the knowledge and skills learning through training.
Checklists and Templates: Provide checklists, templates to include 7-1-7, and reference materials that RRT members can use during actual emergency response situations.
Review and Feedback: See feedback and input from relevant stakeholders within the organization during the manual development process to ensure accuracy and relevance.
Finalization: Prepare final version of the training manual, incorporating any revisions or feedback received during the review process.
5.0. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
A background in Medicine, Public Health, Emergency Management, Field Epidemiology and operations, crisis response & management, or a related field.
Familiarity with best practices in adult learning and training methodologies.
Strong communication and writing skills.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Experience in developing training manuals will be an added advantage.
A draft version of the RRT training manual for review and feedback.
A final version of the RRT training manual, incorporating any revisions.
The Consultant will complete the project within 8 weeks, with flexibility for revisions and feedback.
8.0 SUBMISSION OF EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS
Prospective applicants are to submit their expression of interest/application (Resume/CV and portfolio of relevant work) in a sealed envelope with the name and address of the applicant boldly written at the back, and addressed to:
Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Administrative. Headquarters
Plot 801, Ebitu Ukiwe Street, Jabi, Abuja.
ATTENTION: Head, Procurement Unit
This must be submitted on or before 12 noon, on 29th September, 2023.
Shortlisted applicants would be communicated on the date for an interview in due course.
9.0 GENERAL INFORMATION
The submissions must be in English Language and must be signed by the applicant.
Submissions made after the deadline will not be attended to; and
Evaluations will be based on the consultant’s qualifications, relevant experience, proposed approach, and availability for immediate engagement.
SIGNED: PROCUREMENT UNIT
15th September, 2023