Engagement of 4 Regional HIV Consultants.Contractors


Location : Region 1: Cuanza Norte, Malange, Lunda Sul, Lunda Norte - Region 2: Cuanza Sul, Benguela, Huambo - Region 3: Namibe, Cunene, Huíla Region - 4 Bié, Moxico, Kuando Kubango, ANGOLA
Application Deadline :31-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :8d 16h 22m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Portuguese
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 -18 Months


Background

UNDP is a key partner to the Global Fund (GF) and when necessary serves as Principal Recipient (PR) in various countries.  At the request of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) of Angola, it was proposed to the Global Fund that UNDP assume the role of PR to the new HIV grant. In its role as PR, UNDP is responsible for the successful implementation of the GF HIV project, including financial and programmatic management as well as the procurement of pharmaceuticals, and health products. The GF grant contributes to HIV/AIDS control in the Republic of Angola, through support to the National Institute for the Fight Against AIDS (INLS).  

The objectives of the Program for NFM funding are to prevent new HIV infections amongst both general and key populations, increase PMTCT coverage, increase the number of children and adults in treatment, and increase number of patients adhering to ART in Angola.  The overall goal of the grant is to prevent deaths caused by HIV and to reduce the burden of the disease.

The Strategies are as follows:

Prevention – increasing HIV educational campaigns targeting adolescent girls and young women out of school; training peer activists and other CHWs, distributing condoms, increasing availability and access to voluntary counseling and testing (VCT); reducing mother to child transmission; increasing HIV prevention activities targeting key populations;
Treatment – increasing PMTCT services and number of mothers on ART; increasing number of adults and children enrolled in ART; strengthen clinical and laboratory capacity to provide and monitor antiretroviral treatment; increase the number of TB patients which are enrolled on ART;
Develop Guidelines for HIV prevention and treatment for MSM;
Conduct a study on STI and HIV prevalence amongst truck drivers and miners;
Institutional Capacity – increase the number of and skill of health providers, health facilities and non-governmental organizations at the municipal, provincial and national levels to ensure that the aims are achieved and sustainable;
Coordination of Partners – coordinate and synergize the efforts of national, international, governmental, non-governmental and private entities to most effectively combat HIV/AIDS. 

These goals will be achieved through the improvement of prevention and treatment service delivery, extending surveillance activities and improving the monitoring and evaluation system. While the PMCTC intervention is the first national priority, the Global Fund also supports the other national priority related to HIV prevention interventions targeting young women and adolescent girls. The grant includes also HIV prevention interventions amongst key populations and the improvement of TB and HIV co-infection diagnosis and treatment services.

Finally, UNDP Angola as PR will work in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), INLS and other implementing partners towards reducing risks related to implementation and enhancing public institutional capacity which will ultimately improve HIV service delivery.

Objective

The overall objective of this consultancy is to strengthen the HIV programme implementation and M&E in the regions, as well as knowledge and performance of stakeholders on provincial and municipal levels.


Duties and Responsibilities

Expected Deliverables 6 months

  • Inform partners in the region on Global Fund HIV project targets and ensure full participation;
  • Together with provincial focal points and other partners, conduct quality assurance routine visits in units and ensure follow-up of recommendations from the quality assurance visits;
  • Supervise the data collection process from Health facilities and Municipal Health Repartitions (RMS) Review, check and correct data collected during AQDs through triangulation of data sources; 
  • Support report compilation and ensure accuracy and timely submission of all data to INLS;
  • Coordinate the M & E capacity building activities in the Units at the provincial and national level in close collaboration with INLS and other partners to implement effective information systems; 
  • Together with provincial focal points, train and teams of the units on basic clinical procedures in TARV, supply chain as well as the proper use of M & E materials including search records and monitoring of patients, records, tools of reporting and data management systems;
  • Provide technical assistance to health facilities to ensure data quality; conduct reports and routine analysis and evaluate the implementation of programs;
  • Follow-up on provincial and municipal HIV products reception, distribution and consumption reporting;
  • Organize stakeholder meetings in agreement with DPS and INLS.

Reporting

Under the overall guidance of UNDP and the direct supervision of INLS Vice director of Programms, this consultant shall report to the UNDP Country Office and INLS.  All expected deliverables will be submitted to the UNDP Country Office and INLS for final approval.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies: 

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP´s mission, vision and values; 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; 
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;  
  • Treats all people fairly without favoratism; Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero toelrance for sexual harassment

Functional competencies

  • Relevant work and ability in strengthening public healthcare national systems is required; 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel required.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Completed secondary education or technical diploma required;
  • Supplementary training in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Management or equivalent;
  • University Education desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in programme implementation and management;
  • Relevant work experience in strengthening public healthcare national systems is required;
  • Work experience in a national or international organization desirable; 
  • Experience of working and/or knowledge of the Global Fund and/or HIV is an asset. 

Language requirements: 

  • Written and verbal fluency in Portuguese required and good English, desirable; 

Criteria for Selection

Description of criteria                                                          Score weight                               Maximum Obtainable points

  • Academic/Professional Qualifications                                                20%                               20
  • Relevant Professional Experience in project management and healthcare     30%                       30
  • Technical Proposal - brief methodology on how to approach and conduct the work    20%            20
  • Experience of working and/or knowledge of the Global Fund and/or HIV    10%                           10
  • Work experience in national or international organization     10%                                                10
  • Written and verbal fluency in Portuguese and good English    10%                                             10

Maximum evaluation score = 100 points

Guidelines for application

  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of references (blank form can be downloaded from https://sas.undp.org/documents/p11_personal_history_form.doc
  • Please upload this P11 instead of your CV. 
  • Interested applicant must submit a 1-2 pages maximum outlining how this work will be carried out in the context of the consultancy.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.  UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf

Payment

Monthly payments based on submission and approval of deliverable reports. 

Expected Payment    2 000 USD paid in AOA according to UN/BNA rate.


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