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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LINKAGES - Consultant Posting

Project Overview
The USAID-funded project, Linkages Across the Continuum of HIV Services for Key Populations Affected by HIV (LINKAGES), under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program is implemented by FHI 360 in partnership with Pact, IntraHealth International and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and conducts a range of activities to reduce HIV transmission among key populations (KP) — sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender persons and people who inject drugs — and improve their enrollment and retention in care and treatment across the HIV cascade. LINKAGES will accelerate the ability of governments, key population leaders, organizations working with key populations, and private-sector providers to plan and implement services that reduce HIV transmission among key populations and their sexual partners and extend the lives of those already living with HIV. The key elements of the FHI 360-led team’s strategic and technical approach are:
 
      Identifying key populations and locales and comprehensively assessing risk,
      Diagnosing “leaks” and revealing access barriers within the HIV services cascade,
      Scaling up “what works” while innovating to ensure the most strategic use of resources and access to newly emerging technologies,
      Addressing structural barriers and transforming local KP organizations,
      Ensuring interventions are sustainable over the long term, and
      Supporting the mainstreaming of human rights, gender and competency and capacity development.
 
SCOPE OF WORK AND TASKS
Under the direction and/or on behalf of LINKAGES, the assistance to be provided by the consultant will include:
 
  • Review and finalization of PrEP Feasibility study protocol and tools, including translation, as required
  • Prepare submission of revisions to PHSC
  • Prepare PrEP protocol for Indonesian IRB Review
  • Select, train recruiters & interviewers to implement PrEP Feasibility Study
  • Monitor and provide supervision of field implementation
  • Prepare Draft Report of findings for review
  • Facilitate stakeholder review meetings for input and dissemination of findings
  • Following receipt of feedback from LINKAGES and relevant partners, incorporate input and write Final Report
  • Provide recommendations to PrEP pilot activities based on feasibility study and stakeholder inputs
  • Develop LINKAGES technical assistance strategy for interventions such as circumcision and/or community based screens
  • Assist LINKAGES senior management with input related to development of relevant strategies in focus areas (DKI Jakarta and Papua) and implementation 
 
DELIVERABLES
·         PrEP Strategy Completed
·         Field implementation feasibility study completed
·         Final report
·         Monthly Update Reports
        
MINIMUM REQUIREMENT STANDARDS:
Education/Experience:
  • Post-graduate degree in public health or a medical degree
  • At least 20 years of demonstrated key population group technical expertise, with substantial HIV experience with FSW, PWID, MSM and TG
  • Familiarization with USAID and PEPFAR data streams and performance monitoring plans
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PrEP strategies in Indonesia
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English language and fluent in Bahasa Indonesian
  • Experience working in an international NGO/PVO environment desirable.
 
Consultancy Location and Travel
The consultancy will be based in Indonesia.  Some travel within Indonesia may be required.
 
Period of Performance
01 March 2016 to 30 September 2016 for a total of 100 working days.
 
Remuneration and Expenses
The consultant will be paid an agreed daily rate for her/his services.  Payment will be made on a monthly basis after the successful completion and approval of tasks assigned during that month.
 
Submissions
Applicants should submit the following to recruitfhi360@gmail.com:
·       Applicant’s CV
·           Cover letter with daily rate expectation
 
Application and Deadline
Application deadline is12 February 2016.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
 
Evaluation Criteria (65 pts total)
·       Technical Capability – 40 pts
o   Experience with PrEP programming in Indonesia – 20 pts
o   Strong knowledge of PrEP strategies in Indonesia – 20 pts
·       Past Performance/relative experience – 25 pts
 
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.
·       FHI 360 may cancel the solicitation and not award
·       FHI 360 may reject any or all responses received
·       Issuance of the solicitation does not constitute an award commitment by FHI 360
·       FHI 360 reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on failure of the offeror to follow solicitation instructions
·       FHI 360 will not compensate any offeror for responding to solicitation
·       FHI 360 reserves the right to issue award based on initial evaluation of offers without further discussion
·       FHI 360 may choose to award only part of the activities in the solicitation, or issue multiple awards based on the solicitation activities
·       FHI 360 reserves the right to waive minor proposal deficiencies that can be corrected prior to award determination to promote competition
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