CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
PROJECT: Strengthening Community Engagement and Accountability For Primary Healthcare (SCEAP)
According to the communique of the Nigerian National Health Conference (2009), the healthcare system remains weak, as evidenced by a lack of coordination, fragmentation of services, and a dearth of resources. This also includes drugs and supplies, inadequate and decaying infrastructure, inequity in resource distribution, access to care, and deplorable quality of care.
Communities have the power to unlock the potential of Primary Healthcare and transform the health of mothers and infants. Fortunately, Nigeria’s health system provides a strong institutional foundation for community engagement. Our solution demonstrates a deep understanding of the community and key stakeholders and shares plans to engage and work with them throughout the process to ensure sustainable and durable outcomes.
The Strengthening Community Engagement and Accountability for PHC (SCEAP) project aims to improve primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria through community-led advocacy and service delivery, financing, and infrastructure deployment monitoring. The SCEAP project will empower community actors to promote transparency and improve healthcare facilities and services. Through equal participation and inclusive involvement, especially for vulnerable people and members of the target communities, the SCEAP project will ensure improvement in PHC access and service delivery by pushing for the efficient use of healthcare resources while strengthening the government’s commitment to funding and delivering quality healthcare services.
BudgIT seeks twenty (20) community-based organizations (CBOs) across the project’s focal states – Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Gombe & Yobe to entrench community ownership of the project and use the PAT tool to provide feedback and engage relevant stakeholders for effective oversight, increased financing, and quality healthcare service delivery.
The project aims to improve access and utilization of healthcare services through community advocacy and strengthen the government’s commitment to fund and deliver quality healthcare.
- Conduct periodic community town hall meetings with residents, community leaders, and PHC workers to foster community relationships with health workers for improved service delivery.
- Ensure community usage of the PAT portal to report activities and experiences at the PHCs.
- Conduct capacity-building exercises for residents and community champions on health advocacy.
- Amplify community voices and experiences of their health facilities to the relevant stakeholders for action.
Duration of the Program
The programme will run for a maximum of eighteen (18) months from the onboarding date. BudgIT will provide monthly financial grant stipends to support logistics and overhead costs. There will also be periodic capacity-building exercises for the selected CBOs throughout the project.
To apply, organizations should send the following documents to [email protected] and copy [email protected] and [email protected].
- Government-approved registration certificate
- A cover letter containing details of previous community engagements with outcomes. Pictorial evidence is a plus.
- An essay/outline of how your organization will implement the project and ensure community ownership and sustainability. Not more than 3 pages. PDF format.
- CBO must be registered by the government (at least at the local government level
- CBO must have a solid track record of community intervention projects
- CBO must have a strong relationship with identifiable community structures
- CBO must have a notable number of female staff.
- CBO must have experience in primary health sector activities
- CBO must have a physical office address.
*** Female-led CBOs and Community-based structures (Trade Associations, Women Associations, Youth Associations, Community-Associations, etc) are strongly encouraged to apply.
After applications are reviewed, organizations that are qualified based on the above criteria will be contacted for an interview. Afterward, we will physically visit the offices of organizations that make it to the next stage.
Final selection will be made, and chosen organizations will be contacted for an onboarding process.
The submission deadline is Sunday, April 30, 23:59 WAT, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.