REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Provision of Ad-hoc Staff Payment Warehousing Services.
The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable non-governmental organization addressing infectious and non-infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis, and cancer through prevention, diagnosis, treatment, capacity building, research, care, and support services. IHVN is in partnership with local and international organizations and the different tiers of the government of Nigeria at the national, state, and local levels. The Institute’s vision is to provide quality health services, capacity building, and research in West Africa and beyond.
IHVN would like to engage the services of a credible and competent organization to provide payment warehousing services for Ad-hoc staff engaged in the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) project across the three States of Katsina (KAT), Nasarawa (NAS), Rivers/Rivers ART Surge Project (RSP) plus 1, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) for a period of ten months with effect from December 2023 to September 2024, with an option to extend an additional three years and other grants/projects based on exceptional performance.
The estimated number of ad-hoc staff varies across the 4 IHVN/PEPFAR-supported States, and an average of 283 (FCT: 286, KAT: 195, NAS: 161, RSP: 490, total=1,132) of them. The available ad-hoc staff positions per State are indicative and do not represent a commitment that IHVN will necessarily fill up all, meaning the actual implementation will vary, and funds disbursements will depend on that actual utilization of the positions. While payments vary depending on the group/cadre of staff across the States, you must issue payments based on staff performance, meaning payments are performance-based. IHVN will determine and communicate the stipend per staff via a payment schedule.
Opening Date : 10th October 2023
Closing Date :24th October 2023
Ad-hoc Staff Cadre:
- Linkage Coordinator
- Cascade/Case Managers
- 1st 95 staff-Index Testing Staff, Provider Initiated Testing & Counselling (PITC) staff, Pediatrics Intensified Case Finders, Community Testers (all groups of testers, OVC testers), 1st 95 baseline VL sample collectors
- TB/HIV volunteers or referral coordinators
- VL phlebotomists/Viral load Champions
- Indigenous Health Care Workers
- Community Case Management Teams
- C-19 Staff-Sample collectors, Hygienists, Data Analysts
- Recency Ad-hoc Das
- Community ART team
Scope of Work (SoW):
Timely official documentation, issuance of engagement/renewal/disengagement letters of all groups of ad-hoc staff as captured in the LOA/above. Timely issuance of Identification Cards/ withdrawal of the same as required. Timely review and payment of their stipends align with the IHVN-approved payment schedules and payment report submission. Quick intervention into payment challenges as communicated by IHVN. Periodic supervision and assessment of their workflow, performance, and attendance, with assessment report submission.
- Office Space/Address: Show evidence of good office space where operations occur, and the IHVN team can readily & comfortably contact the management team on discussions around the operations.
- Technical Expertise: Assign a qualified and experienced staff to lead/manage the operations of this effort directly. Maintain a bank account with excellent record keeping for this purpose. Process payments with minimal or no issues within 24-48 hours of the receipt of the payment schedule from IHVN and share the payment report within a week of the same. Timely transmission of activity reports (refer to SoW) quarterly.
- Advancing funds/Gap-bridging: Show the capability to access funds and process payments whenever there are delays in quarterly funds from IHVN for one reason or another.
- Compliance: Show evidence of capacity to ensure compliance with IHVN’s record-keeping and financial probity requirements.
- Flexibility: Show evidence of capacity to respond to changes in the operating environment.
|S/N||Reporting Frequency||Recipient of the report (IHVN team)|
|1||Daily basis/as needed: Send report detailing the engagement of recruits per official documentation, letter of engagement/disengagement, ID Card provision/retrieval, and any issue that requires escalation to IHVN.||PEPFAR Program Coordinating Unit (PCU)|
|2||Monthly basis: Payment reports, Monitoring & Assessment reports.||PCU|
|3||Quarterly basis: Payment reports, Expenditure details/analysis, general operations report.||Grants & Contracts Dept., PCU, Finance & Administration, Internal Audit & Compliance (IA&C)|
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely stipends processing
- Quality of Payment processed (no or minimal issues)
- Ability to excellently follow through on other responsibilities per the SoW
- Completeness of documentation.
- This advert closes 14 days from the date of this publication, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.