Call for Expressions of interest

SCOPE OF WORK FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER OF POLICY BRIEFS AND FACTSHEETS

PROJECT OVERVIEW AND BACKGROUND

The FUND TB Cluster aims to advocate for an enhanced and sustainable service delivery through increased funding for TB interventions in five (5) states in Nigeria. Supported by the USAID Nigeria, through the Nigeria Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) project implemented by Palladium. The FUND TB cluster is working in five states -Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Delta, and Imo – raise public awareness on the state of TB financing, advocate to state actors and private sector players to increase domestic investment in TB interventions for improved health outcomes in the project focal states.

FUND TB Cluster is made of five organizations namely:

▪ Policy Alert — Akwa Ibom State

▪ Gender Perspective and Social Development Centre (GPSDC) — Anambra State

▪ Centre Healthworks, Development and Research Initiative (CHEDRES) — Cross River State

▪ Concern for Women and Youth Empowerment (COWOYEM — Delta State

▪ Initiative for Prevention and Control of Diseases (IPCD)— Imo State

The FUND TB Cluster is anchored by Policy Alert, a civil society organization that works to ensure that policy, legislative, and business processes yield just and sustainable outcomes for the people and the planet.The cluster secretariat is located at the anchor organization – Policy Alert’s office at 11 Akpan Akpa Etuk Street off Ukana Offot in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

BACKGROUND 

As of 2022, Nigeria accounted for 4.6 percent of the global tuberculosis burden. This figure places the country at the top in TB prevalence in Africa. In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 156,000 Nigerians died of TB, out of 452,000 confirmed cases. Despite this ugly trend, there is a lack of awareness of the danger this portends to public health.

Even more worrisome, is a lack of political will on transformative budgeting and financing of TB intervention at both sub-national and national levels. Reversing this status quo, TB prevalence requires massive investment in health by the federal government and sub-nationals, with a specific focus on TB financing. The underfunding of TB programs hinders the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and public awareness campaigns essential to combating this highly infectious and potentially fatal disease comprehensively.

The low allocations and no releases for TB have shifted the burden for TB financing to donors and international partners, while the government, federal, and states fund less than 10 percent of current interventions.

This scenario has left a funding gap of 70 percent hampering efforts to stem the tide of prevalence and to provide care for those infected. Donors and development partners shouldering the financing burden for TB is unsustainable, necessitating a different approach to public financial management to free up more resources to close the 70 percent funding gap for TB interventions. It is worth noting that TB incidence disproportionately affects women who owing to cultural barriers have limited access to income and resources and must battle financial barriers to TB care.

More investment by the government in the health sector (budgetary releases), specifically those targeted at improving TB services provides a safety net to women and represents a more inclusive approach to tackling the challenges. Beyond increased public expenditure on TB, there is currently no private-sector financing for TB services. This opens up an opportunity to engage private sector enterprises, to attract funding for improved TB services both for impact and sustainability. With Private sector involvement, there would be another layer of funding for TB services beyond those provided by donors and the government.

The FUND TB Cluster will identify and engage key private sector players to share in the burden of TB financing as part of their corporate social responsibilities and brand reinforcement  strategies. Private sector engagement is gaining traction around the world and is central, as they can donate equipment, renovate or build TB facilities, provide needed nutritional support to TB patients, and donate medications to health facilities to improve current TB intervention efforts. 

MAIN TASKS:

1. Design five (5) number policy briefs on the state of TB financing for the five project focal states: Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Delta, and Imo States.

2. Design five (5) number fact sheets on TB program financing and implementation gaps for the five project focal states. 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

● Must be a graphic designer with relevant work experience and a strong portfolio showcasing a range of design projects.

● Proficiency in industry-standard graphic design software.

● Strong creative skills with the ability to think outside the box and generate innovative design concepts.

● Ability to design balanced and visually appealing layouts.

● Meticulous attention to detail to ensure designs are error-free and high quality.

● Strong verbal and written communication skills.

● Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines.

Optional but Beneficial:

1. Web Design Skills

2. User Experience (UX) Design

Delivery Timeline: 10 days

Interested and qualified applicants should send their resume and sample of similar work to 

[email protected]

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024

Signed: 

Koko Udo

Project Director 

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