Individual Consultant for Development of HIV / AIDS and Human Rights Strategy and Action Plan for Key- Populations for the Ministry of Interior


Location : Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE
Application Deadline :20-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
06-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

UNDP is the UN’s Global Development Network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledges, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP1’s core vision is to help countries achieve simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. Addressing barriers, eliminate stigma and discrimination as well as achieve the right to equality is one of the key aspects of UNDP’s approach to achieve its core vision.

UNDP is part of the 11 cosponsors in the Joint Programme implementing the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), a Joint Programme to achieve the Goals and targets of the Global AIDS Strategy. The Joint Programme work at Global, Regional and Country levels to enable a multisectoral response to the multidimensional nature of the Global AIDS epidemic to contributes to the targets towards achieving the Sustainable Developments Goals by 2030.
HIV and AIDS constitutes a serious threat to the country's development as it affects a large part of the population especially the youngest and Key-Populations. According to the 2015 IMASIDA National Survey, HIV prevalence among adults aged 15-49 is 13.2%. The southern zone is the most affected and the Province of Gaza has the highest rate2 of seroprevalence among adults (24.4%), followed by the central area where the highest prevalence rate is in Sofala Province (16.3%)3. In the northern zone, the Province of Cabo-Delgado has the highest seroprevalence rates with (13.8%). The IMASIDA report also revealed that HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas.
In 2010, Mozambique adopted the recommendation 200 to fight against HIV in the workplace5.

In 2020, the Government of Mozambique approved the second generation of the HIV Strategy for the Public Administration for the
period of 2020-2024. This is in a clear recognition that HIV and AIDS has a serious impact on society and especially affecting Key-Populations including the youngest.
Diverse studies and research of public health as well as the HIV National Strategic Plan IV (NSP IV), have identified certain groups of population due to their age, sex, mobility, and other highly vulnerable to HIV Infection. Namely, adolescents, young people, in particular young girls, Key-populations and PLHIV. The NSP V 2021-2026 also confirms these groups as the most vulnerable. Implementation of Stigma Index in Mozambique in 20136 survey have shown deeply entrenched prejudice and discriminatory attitudes towards PLHIV, Key populations and other key and vulnerable populations within health facilities, families and social settings make them fear accessing health services and therefore, more vulnerable to HIV. A human rights-based approach is considered essential to ending AIDS as a public health threat. The stigma index also pointed out that PLHIV and most duty bearers and right holders are unaware of their rights and obligations and unable to identify rights violations; neither do they know where to seek redress.
Therefore, a strong participation of Government Institutions is considered relevant.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

  • HIV and Human Rights Strategy for Key-population for the Ministry of Interior; 
  • The HIV and Human Rights Action Plan for key-population for MINT. 
  • The consultancy involves Literature review;  Carry out HIV and Human Rights analysis of the
  • Ministry of Interior; 
  • The NC is expected to travel to Collect information by implementing interviews with civil society organizations working with key-populations in Maputo, Manica and Nampula provinces; 
  • The NC is expected to have a consultation with groups with KPs; 
  • Operationalize the HIV Strategy for MINT vi) participate in seminars of consultations and validation of the documents produced; 
  • Follow the processes until final approval by the relevant stakeholders.


Competencies

  • Experience in Developing Strategic Plans and Action Plans on HIV & AIDS and Human Rights for key-population.
  • Strong experience with HIV and Human Rights in the Government Sectors.
  • Experience in applying adult learning methodologies and workshop facilitation skills.
  • Experience in supporting multiple stakeholders in similar or related works.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to deliver quality products under time
  • pressure in wide range of formats.
  • Ability to work under pressure in the provided deadline.
  • Ability to solve problems working independently or with other.
  • Identification of barriers and solutions for proposed interventions.
  • Ability to think strategically and practically to achieve the organizational objectives.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications

  • University degree (at least Master’s level) in any of the following fields: Public Health, Development studies, Strategic Plan, Law, Governance, Management, Sociology, Anthropology, HIV and AIDS, Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Africa or any other related area.

Experience:

  • Lead consultant should have a previous national or international experience proven as responsible in the preparation of strategic plans, action plans and their budgeting.
  • At least 7 (seven) years of experience in the application of critical HIV and Human Rights for Key-Populations;
  • National expertise and practical experience in the development of HIV Plans and Strategy for Key populations;
  • Demonstrated proven experience in participating and conducting (workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.);
  • Solid knowledge of HIV and Human Rights issues applied to the Law Makers and Law Enforcement institutions;
  • Knowledge of relevant Mozambican HIV and AIDS Treaties, National Plans and regulations;
  • Knowledge of relevant areas of intervention of Justice on 7 Key Programmes of HIV and Human Rights;
  • Relevant M&E Indicators for the Justice.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in written and spoken Portuguese.
  • Proficiency in English is required.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical Competence based on CV, Proposal, and Interview 

  70%

       70

Understanding the scope of the work; comprehensiveness of methodologies / approaches and organization of the proposal 

  30% 

       30

General work/education background in the area of HIV and Human Rights

  20%

       20

Prior experiences / records on facilitating  

 20%

      20

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100)

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100)

 30%

      30

Total Score 

Technical Score * 70%  Financial Score *  30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO APPLY
Technical and Financial Proposals should be submitted through the following email address bidsubmission.mz@undp.org with the title “Consultancy – ELABORAÇÃO DA ESTRATÉGIA E DO PLANO DE RESPOSTA DE HIV / SIDA E DIREITOS HUMANOS PARA POPULAÇÕES-CHAVE DO MINISTÉRIO DO INTERIOR 2021- 2026” no later than 20th May 2022.

 

Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address procurement.mozambique@undp.org. The UNDP CO Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all bidders. The financial proposal should be comprehensive and include a breakdown.

 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. All the applications are treated with confidence.



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