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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 :||06-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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|
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.
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;
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.
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
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.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection
Description of criteria Score weight Maximum Obtainable points
Maximum evaluation score = 100 points
Guidelines for application
INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf
Monthly payments based on submission and approval of deliverable reports.
Expected Payment 2 000 USD paid in AOA according to UN/BNA rate.