Individual Consultant (NC) for Development of HIV /AIDS and Human Rights Strategy for the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs


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

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 aspect 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. 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%). 4The 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 in the economy, especially in the world of work and in both the formal and informal sectors.
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 Justice System institutions is considered relevant.

This is in accordance and in perfect alignment with the important International Treaties ratified by the country namely, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in particular the third sustainable development objective: "health for all";

The 2016 HIV and AIDS Political Declaration; the 2063 Africa Development Agenda; and several SADC Protocols on HIV and Public Health.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • HIV and AIDS SWOT Analysis of the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs and the Justice System Administration;
  • HIV and Human Rights Strategy for the Ministry of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs;
  • The HIV and Human Rights Action Plan and the M&E Framework of Operations;
  • The consultancy involves Literature review;
  • Carry out HIV and Human Rights analysis of the Ministry of Justice and the Justice sector;
  • Collect information by implementing interviews with key informants and field visits if defined as relevant;
  • Operationalize the HIV Strategy of the Public Administration for the MJCR;
  • Develop the monitoring and evaluation plan;
  • Implement 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 of Action
  • Strong experience with HIV and Human Rights in the Justice and the interventions implemented by the Justice on the 7 services of HIV and Human Rights.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • National expertise and practical experience in the development of HIV Plans and Strategy
  • Previous experience with implementation of SWOT analysis
  • Demonstrated proven experience in conducting (workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.) under similar;
  • 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 (if required)

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 DO MINISTÉRIO DA JUSTIÇA, ASSUNTOS CONSTITUCIONAIS E RELIGIOSOS 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 same e-mail address. 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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