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National Consultant For M&E Treatnet At UNODC

Date Posted: 21/Jul/2014
Deadline: 04/Aug/2014

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. UNODC is implementing a large-scale project funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) modality, Project NGAV16 – Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria, which aims at supporting Nigeria’s efforts in fighting drug production, trafficking and use, and in curbing related organised crime including counterfeit narcotics and psychotropic substances. The project proposes a balanced approach to drug control, with equal attention paid to drug interdiction and drug demand reduction, including drug prevention, treatment and care (DPTC).

 

Against this background, a consultant was recruited to review the existing drug dependence treatment capacity in the governmental facilities, by geo-political zones. Based on the findings of the assessment of 17 drug dependence treatment centres the consultant recommended 6 centres to be developed in to regional training centres and 11 into model drug dependence treatment centres in Nigeria. The centres that are selected as regional training hubs will be required to provide training to a range of practitioners across Nigeria using the UNODC Treatment model as well as other training modules as may be required.

 

As per the Treatmet cascade for Nigeria, the regional training hubs will nominate Master Trainers, who in turn will train Zonal Trainers in each of the geo-political zones. UNODC will build the capacity of service providers on drug dependence treatment using the UNODC Treatment Capacity Building Package.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

These are the four volumes of the Treatnet Capacity Building Package:

 

Volume A: Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning 

 

    Module 1: Screening and Brief Intervention using the ASSIST

    Module 2: Addiction Severity Index (ASI)

    Module 3: Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S.: Utilizing the ASI

 

Volume B: Elements of Psychosocial Treatment 

 

    Module 1: Drug Addiction and Basic Counseling Skills;

    Module 2: Motivating Clients for Treatment and Addressing Resistance;

    Module 3: Cognitive Behavioural and Relapse Prevention Strategies.

 

Volume C: Addiction Medications and Special Populations 

 

    Module 1: Addiction Basics: Alcohol and Benzodiazepines; Psychostimulants, Volatile Substances, and Cannabis;

    Module 2: Opioids: Basics of Addiction; Opiate Agonist, Partial Agonist, and Antagonist Therapies;

    Module 3: Special Populations: Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders, Women, and Young People.

 

Volume D: Administrative Toolkit 

 

    Topic 1:  Improving Client Access and Retention (NIATx);

    Topic 2:  Clinical Supervision Techniques;

    Topic 3: Program Evaluation Methods;

    Topic 4: Reducing the Harm of Drug Use and Dependence and HIV Risk Reduction.

 

Master Trainers will be trained on Volume A, B or C, as agreed between the Master Trainer and UNODC.

It is foreseen to start a capacity building cascade as follows:

 

    National Level: 3 (1 per volume) Master Trainers per geo-political zone and other experts are trained to become master trainers by a group of expert trainers;

    Zonal Level: Each Master Trainer will train 4 zonal level trainers;

    State level: Zonal trainers will be responsible for developing training plans at the zonal level in coordination with Master Trainers.

 

Separate terms of reference for the Master Trainers with detailed requirements for work experience qualifications have been developed based on which the Master Trainers and Zonal Trainers will be selected.

 

The Consultant will work with UNODC and the selected centres to document the implementation of training cascade through systematic data collection and produce reports at different levels of the cascade with an assessment of the training cascade and recommendations for the future.

 

 Responsibilities

 

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Project Coordinator, Project NGAV16, and the technical supervision of the Project Officer (Drug Demand Reduction), Project NGAV16. The consultant is expected to abide (undertaking) by UN Evaluation Group’s code of conduct, to be provided at the time of contract award.

 

The monitoring and assessment should be designed to assess if and how:

 

    The training cascade is implemented and progressing according to plans (monitoring and evaluating the process)

    The participating centers have received and disseminated training according to the training plan

    The training results in an increased capacity trainers to deliver evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation, in terms of acquisition of knowledge, attitudes and implementation of skills learnt

 

Scope of Work

 

The assignment will last 43 working days from August 2014 to December 2015 and consist of the following:

 

    Submit a final and complete monitoring and assessment protocol with a detailed description of tasks, procedures, data collection instruments and data collection schedule;

    Liaise on an ongoing basis with UNODC, Training Consultant and participating centres for advice on procedures for the collection of data and implementation of the assessment protocol;

    Collect, compile and analyze collected data;

    Prepare and submit a draft mid-term report;

    Incorporate feedback on draft mid-term report;

    Submit final mid-term report;

    Compile and analyze data for final assessment;

    Submit draft final assessment report;

    Incorporate feedback;

    Submit final assessment report

 

In addition to data collected through means described above, the assessment may also include the following activities:

 

    Participation in training programmes (if required and as appropriate).

 

Expected outputs/Deliverables

 

The consultant will deliver the following outputs:

 

    A complete monitoring and assessment protocol;

    Questionnaires, checklists, guiding instructions for quantitative and qualitative data collection methods (interviews, focus groups, etc.) as required for data collection;

     Quarterly assessment reports;

    Final report.

 

Activity Number of working days

 

    Development of monitoring and assessment protocol: 3;

    Submit a  complete monitoring and assessment protocol and instruments for data collection: 3;

    Collect, compile and analyze collected data from training programmes and field missions):  25;

    Prepare and submit quarterly reports: 6;

    Submit draft final assessment report for feedback: 4;

    Submit final assessment report: 2.

 

Total 43.

 

 

Competencies

 

    Good communication and interpersonal skills;

    Excellent writing and reporting skills in English particularly in preparing issue-based papers or reports

    Evidence of previous engagement in areas similar to the current assignment and

    Strong knowledge of project management;

    Excellent drafting and analytical skills.

 

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

 

     A University degree in the field of social sciences, health or public health.

 

Experience:

 

    Sound knowledge and wide experience working with government, drug treatment centres and universities, especially in the Nigerian context;

    At least 7 years of experience in the field of drug demand reduction/treatment and rehabilitation and sound knowledge of the treatment training package would be an advantage;

    Experience in developing methodologies, protocols and instruments for monitoring, assessment and evaluation purposes;

    Previous experience in designing instruments for drug dependence treatment monitoring, assessment and evaluation assessment;

    Previous experience in evaluation of treatment and rehabilitation services.

 

Language

 

    Fluency in spoken and written English.

Method of Application

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