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Technical Assistant for Association of Women Living with HIV&AIDS in Nigeria (ASWHAN) Project Implementation 2022
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abuja, Nigeria, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||50 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.
In 2021, UN Women in collaboration with UNAIDS, UNESCO, NACA, the F/SMWA implemented a package of programmes for the Association of Women Living With HIV&AIDS under a project tagged ‘Enhancing the Institutional and Technical Capacity of Women and Girls Living in Nigeria towards more Inclusive and Sustainable HIV Response in Nigeria (EITC)’. Two batches of zonal and steps down training on Gender Based Violence and Stigma Reduction trainings were conducted for over one thousand coordinators and members of the Association of Women Living with HIV in Nigeria (ASWHAN) of Nigeria from across the thirty-six states and the Federal Capital Territory with representatives from Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (NEPWHAN), Association of Positive Youths Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (AYPIN) and other relevant partners.
Through the Gender-Based Violence and Stigma Reduction trainings, the women, girls, and representatives gained knowledge and skills on how to prevent, mitigate and respond to GBV and stigma. In addition, commitments for more political and strategic partnership for AWSHAN were obtained from the heads of NACA, National Human Rights Commission, UNAIDS and other development partners. Furthermore, the Pili Film and the Toolkit for Action: Making the HIV Response Work for Women Through Film were disseminated and popularised at the trainings too. Another major milestone achieved in the course of the training and advocacy workshops was the level of increased visibility created for ASWHAN as several media organisations who covered and reported the training called on the need to re-prioritise the group in terms of policy, programme and investment in line with the living-no-one-behind principles of the sustainable development goals.
UN Women provided technical and financial support for the development of a five-year strategic plan for ASWHAN. The strategic note also came with an accompanying plan for resource mobilization and list of relevant prospective donors and supporters. In addition to this results, UN Women in collaboration with UNAIDS, NACA, FMWA and other partners deployed the services of five international and national consultants to carry out a gender assessment for the HIV response in Nigeria. The report is out, and plans are ongoing to validate and disseminate the report in 2022. This strategic note which is the first in the last eleven (11) years, has the underlisted five strategic objectives with focus on promoting effective information, education, and communications (IEC) sharing, access to and acceptability to voluntary HIV testing and counselling amongst women and children, and targeted prevention programs, improving the care and treatment of HIV positive women and women & children living with AIDS to promote a better quality of life for ASWHAN members
In addition to these results, UN Women in collaboration with UNAIDS, NACA, FMWA and other partners deployed the services of five international and national consultants to carry out a gender assessment for the HIV response, the report is out, and plans are ongoing to validate and disseminate the report in 2022.
In 2022, UN Women will seek to build on the gains from 2021 by undertaking two broad strands of work; firstly, provide technical and financial support for ASWHAN to implement activities drawn from their strategic note; secondly, in collaboration with UNAIDS, NACA, FMWA and other strategic partners utilize evidence from the Gender Assessment of 2021 to strengthen engagement with stakeholders in the HIV response towards more gender responsive and inclusive HIV and AIDS response in Nigeria.
2022 Project Objectives
The twin interventions will seek to achieve the following specific objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Activities and Methodology
The following activities will be undertaken.
The purpose of this consultancy will be in two-fold, the consultant on one hand will provide technical assistant for ASWHAN to undertake prioritized activities in their strategic note and ensure that the association gets direct support for the popularization of the strategic notes and targets potential funders. On the other hand, the consultant will attend the UNAIDS co-sponsor meeting and provide update of implementation and prepare the final reports for the 2022 activities and outcomes in line with the objectives for the 2022 plan.
Specific Outputs Expected from the Consultant
In close collaboration with ASWHAN, NACA, UN Women and UNAIDS, the consultant will be expected to support undertake the following:
The consultancy is expected to be completed in 50 days between August and September 2022
Guidance and supervision
The consultant will be supervised by UN Women and UNAIDS Team
Required Skills and Experience
Note: Applicants are required to send the following as a single document (please note the system allows only one attachment)