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The consultant will Support the Ministry of Health and Tanzania AIDS Commission to develop narratives, key activities and cost for the HIV Prevention module (including prevention for adolescent girls and young women) in the Global Fund 2024-2026 application in line with domestic policies and guidelines for HIV and AIDS
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The assignment entails facilitating and leading the development of an evidence-based HIV Prevention module (including prevention for adolescent girls and young women) in the country’s proposal for Global Fund support to HIV and TB covering the 2024 and 2026 cycle
The Key Elements Of The Assignment Are As Follows
- Facilitate a rapid review of the country’s HIV situation including progress, challenges, and opportunities in the area of HIV Prevention for key and priority populations including adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) and other key and priority populations
- Participate in consultative dialogues and workshops with country writing teams to have a common understanding of application requirements, tools, approaches, and working teams, and review data reporting modalities and timelines
- Engage with the writing team and stakeholders to understand the country and programme policies, management, and coordination mechanisms
- Participate and lead Thematic group (HIV Prevention) during the stakeholder’s workshop to analyze operational and policy gaps identified, identify priority interventions and activities to improve HIV epidemic control efforts pertaining to HIV prevention
- Develop evidence-based concise narrative for the HIV Prevention (including prevention for adolescent girls and young women and other key and priority populations) module as part of the HIV/TB funding application
- Facilitate an inclusive and participatory approach in the development of the HIV Prevention module through the engagement of relevant stakeholders including adolescents and young people, key populations, and other civil society partners
- Liaise with other consultants and technical focal persons/experts working in other programme areas/modules as part of the application process, such as HIV care and treatment, TB, and Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health, to ensure synergies, referral, and linkages
- Work with the Team Lead to present key recommendations pertaining to the HIV Prevention module to Government officials, peer review, and selected key stakeholders/partners
- Lead the process of compiling documents and preparing final outputs for submission to the GFTAM
- Collaborate closely with other experts and the Team Leader to ensure the Funding Application is aligned to the general Global Fund requirements and is guided by domestic policies and guidelines
Work Assignments Overview Deliverables/Outputs Delivery deadline Develop an inception report with plan of action outlining detailed approaches and timelines for the assignment Inception Report 17th March Produce a progress report on the assignment including process followed and deliverables achieved Module note and report on process and deliverables achieved at the time of report 30th April Produce draft narrative of the HIV Prevention module containing evidence-based interventions on all programme areas and addressing all priority populations HIV Prevention module note 10th May Produce final draft of the HIV Prevention module containing evidence-based interventions on all programme areas and integrated in the larger HIV/TB funding application Country Fund application proposal incorporating costed HIV Prevention components 20th May Produce final report on the process and deliverables completed (sharing evidence of completion Final consultancy report 10th June
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
- An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Healthcare (Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, or other Biomedical Science, Public Health, Social Science, Global Health
- At least 8 years of experience working in the health sector
- Experience in designing HIV prevention including for AGYW, key and other priority populations
- Demonstrated understanding of the Global Fund mechanisms and processes
- Excellent problem‐solving skills and ability to work within tight deadlines.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and adhere to deadlines
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work with a multidisciplinary team
- Evidence of at least (3) consultancies of similar scope and nature
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).
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