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Individual Consultant - Mentor, support and strengthen capacity of Opioid Substitution Therapy Centres in Gujarat (For Local Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||Home Based with frequent visit to Gujarat, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||07 months|
This joint United Nations HIV/AIDS plan of action for 2018 is a first step of a biannual plan that aims at changing the trajectory of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Gujarat State by impacting on key areas to fast tract the Gujarat State’s HV/AIDS response. Major strategic interventions included here will support Gujarat State in:
UNODC as one of the seven United Nations agencies involved in the implementation of these activities in support of the Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) and under the coordination of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS UNODC will bring on the table its special expertise on strengthening IDU Targeted Interventions and prison interventions and will contribute to the joint implementation process with other UN agencies . This is being done under the rubric of Joint United Budget Analysis Framework (UBRAF).
UBRAF focus on Gujarat: Based on last available HIV estimates and the limited resources to attend all the issues in a very large country like India and achieve result, the State of Gujarat has been selected because it has the highest number of new HIV infections in the country and is among the states with highest number of AIDS-related deaths. Further, the state has large size of key populations (MSM, TG, FSWs) and also nine of its districts (Ahmedabad, Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Sabarkhanta, Surat, Kheda, and Anand) have shown high HIV prevalence among pregnant women and key populations.. Also, being a economically progressive state, Gujarat attracts migrant workers in the formal and informal sectors, female sex workers and drug trafficking.
On the positive side because of its good governance and the community long standing engagement in social issues, the State has lot of potential to improve the HIV/AIDS epidemiological situation within the next two years especially with the targeted United Nations Joint Team on AIDS (UNJTA) support in focusing the state and districts response to HIV/AIDS where it matters the most and achieve impact.
UNODC is supporting the state of Gujarat to strengthen harm reduction services by supporting interstate learning and continuous mentoring and support for strengthening the Injecting drug use Targeted Interventions. The OST centres established in the state have been operating sub optimally resulting in 40 % coverage of IDUs being provided harm reduction services through IDU TIs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work: The services of a harm reduction expert are required to provide mentoring, support and strengthen capacity of the 2 OST centres in Gujarat, located at Ahmadabad and Surat.
Estimated Number of Days: It is envisaged that this will be a two phased consultancy. Phase-II activities will commence post the completion of Phase I activities. A total number of 16 days are estimated for this consultancy with the following breakup:
Knowledge and Skills:
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be submitted:
UNDP India Website, clicking the link: http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/operations/careers.html
Technical Criteria weight - 70 marks
Financial Criteria weight - 30 marks
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
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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.