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Consultancy to develp National Standard Package of HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support Service for Adolescents and Young People, Gaborone Botswana

Gaborone (Botswana)

UNICEF Botswana country office seeks services of a consultant to development a national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for Adolescents and Young People.

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Purpose of the Assignment

Under the overall guidance of a technical team constituting of the MoHW, National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA), UN, United States Government (USG) and selected NGOs, the consultant will be overall responsible for development and finalisation of the national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for AYP in general, with additional focus on priority populations including adolescents girls and young women (AGYW), adolescent and young people living with HIV (AYPLHIV) and key populations (KPs). 

Assignment Tasks

  1. Technically review the initial draft package of HIV services defined during the national workshop, address any gaps and finalize the development of standard packages of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.
  1. Ensure that the national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for services for AYP is harmonised and aligned with the National Strategic Framework (NSF III) and takes into account key global guidance on effective programming for adolescents and young people.
  2. Ensure that the national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for services for AYP takes into consideration available evidence, the diverse needs of the adolescents and young people, developmental stages, gender, the feasibility and capacity for implementation.
  3. Ensure that the package addresses both combination prevention services and interventions (bio-medical, behavioural and structural), as well as comprehensive treatment, care and support services.
  1. Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan and methodology. Include a list of key indicators, baselines and targets (where available), in alignment with national NSF3 III M & E framework. and on-going target setting efforts.
  2. Develop a technical guide on the use of the national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for services for AYP. The guide should unpack the core programmes and interventions, explain their relevance and application in the context of ending AIDS among AYP by 2030; their contribution to the achievement of the relevant 2020 targets and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). 
  3. Present the final draft of the national standard package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for services for AYP, the M & E plan and technical guide to key stakeholders for feedback.
  4. Incorporate inputs and finalize the national standard package of HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services for AYP; M & E plan and technical guide.
  5. Prepare final consultancy report.

Expected Deliverables

Major Tasks

Deliverables

Timeframe

  1. Develop an inception report with brief overall concept and roadmap for the consultancy.

Inception report with analysis and summary of interventions and services for AYP.

2 days

  1. Review global and regional guidance, as well as country documents, on effective programmes for Adolescents and Young People. Provide a summary of comprehensive interventions and services for adolescents and young people in general, and for priority populations (AGYW, AYPLHIV and KPs).

Summary of comprehensive interventions.

3

  1. Development of the national standard package of HIV prevention, care, treatment and support services for AYP, with additional focus on (AGYW, AYPLHIV and KPs), informed by the desk review and the work from the national youth workshop.  This will include development of an M & E plan with key indicators, baselines and targets.

Standard Package of Service and interventions for HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and M &E plan.

10 days

  1. Development of technical guide for application of the standard package of HIV services.

Technical Guide

5 days

  1. Planning and facilitation of a workshop in collaboration with technical task team to present updated standard package of HIV services, M & E plan and technical guide to partners and stakeholders for feedback.

Workshop report

5 days

  1. Finalization of documents, incorporating comments from stakeholders (standard package of services, M & E plan, and technical guide).

Final Documentation Package that includes: National Standard Package of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for AYP, M &E Plan, and Technical Guide.

3 days

  1. Prepare final consultancy report

Final consultancy report.

2

Qualifications of Successful Candidate

Education

  • Academic degree in relevant field (Public Health, Social Sciences).

Years of relevant experience

  • At least 8 years experience working on HIV/AIDS and/or adolescent programming, preferably in Eastern and Southern Africa.
  • Proven experience of support to government and civil society in the development of strategies, plans, guidelines, tools and reports.
  • Experience in engaging and/or leading consultations with national authorities in development of strategic documents, documentation and reporting processes 
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and interpret programme data and proven experience in developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks/plans.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required, as well as analytic, facilitation and presentation skills.

Competencies of Successful Candidate

  • Competencies required include: communication, working with people, drive for results, deciding and initiating action, relating and networking, applying technical expertise, creating and innovating, formulating strategies and concepts.  

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Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable).  Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.

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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Gaborone (Botswana)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Youth
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-01

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