Consultant: Development of integrated Training & M & E & Case Tracking Tools for SGBV/HIV/TB Management and Referral Path Which are KP/ Youth & Gender Friendly
Zimbabwe has an estimated 1.4 million people living with HIV (PLHIV), 1.2 million of whom are between the ages of 15 and 64. Adult HIV prevalence has steadily decreased over the last ten years, declining from 18.1% in 2005 to 13.8% in 2015. Prevalence among children (0-14) is estimated at 1.6%. While the epidemic has declined among both men and women (15-49), women continue to bear disproportionate burden with prevalence levels of 16.7% compared to 10.5% among men in 2015. The same gender disparity is true for new infections, where women have an HIV incidence of 0.67%, compared to 0.28% among men (15-49).
Given the disproportionate HIV burden, number of new infections, and social and structural risk factors At least 13% (ZDHS 2015) of women in Zimbabwe have experienced physical or sexual violence. And while the country’s constitution provides equal protection under the law, legislation is rarely enforced to protect women. To combat and prevent this abuse, Zimbabwe Association of Church related Hospitals (ZACH) will roll out the following innovative models:
Start Awareness Support and Action (SASA) model
Geographical coverage: 6 districts, namely Chimanimani, Umguza, Kwekwe and Umzingwane, Masvingo and Bindura.
SASA! Is an acronym for a four-phase process:
- Start thinking about violence against women and HIV/AIDS as interconnected issues and the need to personally address these issues;
- Raise Awareness about communities’ acceptance of men’s use of power over women, which fuels HIV/AIDS and violence against women;
- Support women and men directly affected by or involved in these issues to change;
- Take Action to prevent HIV/AIDS and violence against women. SASA model focuses on changing uneven power dynamics between genders. The model will utilize 180 community champions at district level.
SASA! is an exploration of power initiative —what it is, who has it, how it is used, how it is abused and how power dynamics between women and men can change for the better. SASA! -demonstrates how understanding power and its effects can help us prevent violence against women and HIV infection.
One Stop Centres (OSC)
Geographical coverage: 4 districts, namely Chimanimani, Umguza, Kwekwe and Umzingwane.
The 2015 ZDHS revealed that at least 13% of women have experienced either physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. The report also showed that violence against women cuts across geographic locations, wealth or education quintiles. One Stop Centres as one of the many efforts to address the problem of Gender Based Violence in the country. “One-Stop” services represent a promising model for providing comprehensive care to survivors of gender-based violence, offering medical, legal and psychosocial services either within one location—a hospital or a stand-alone center— or through a referral system that links services. The main aim of the coordinated response model is to increase survivor safety and perpetrator accountability by coordinating and linking core services, including providing immediate to longer term health care, access to police and legal services, and culturally and age appropriate counselling services.
ZACH recognizes that addressing the nature and levels of gender based violence in Zimbabwe is a collective responsibility that requires involvement and partnership of all broader government stakeholders, community and civil society.
Objectives of the survey
The objectives of the assessment are to:
Develop integrated Training, Case Tracking, Monitoring & Evaluation tools for SGBV/HIV/TB management and referral path which are KP/ Youth & Gender friendly
During the process of the survey, the consultant shall:
- Facilitate the active engagement of all AGYW stakeholders.
- Develop integrated Training for SGBV/HIV/TB management
- Develop a referral path which is adequate for case tracking and being KP/ Youth & Gender friendly
- Development of data collection tools to support
- Coordinate and work closely with the ZACH and NAC during the entire course of the assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Time frame and deliverables
Time Frame 15 Days
The Consultant will prepare an inception report which details the consultant’s understanding of the assignment and in how the assignment will be accomplished. This is to ensure that the consultant and the key stakeholders (the ZACH and the NAC) have a shared understanding of the assignment. The inception report will include the methodology, scope of work, work plan, time frame and be submitted 3 days after starting the assignment.
Draft report and tools
The Consultant will prepare a draft report, in the appropriate format. The draft report will be shared with AGYW key stakeholders for review and comments. The consultant will consolidate the input within 6 working days after submission of the Inception Report.
Final Survey Report:
The comprehensive final report and tools are submitted to ZACH after addressing all comments emanating from the draft report not later than 15 days from the inception of this consultancy
The duty station of the work is Harare, Zimbabwe.
UNDP will contract the consultant on behalf of ZACH and NAC. The consultant will however report to both the NAC and ZACH on technical issues. All contractual issues will be handled by UNDP.
- Knowledge of reproductive health, HIV, TB and protection issues in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings;
- Prior training in gender and GBV issues and their application in humanitarian, conflict, recovery and development settings;
- Ability to deliver on time.
- Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation and results based management approach;
- Ability to document and produce comprehensive report.
Required Skills and Experience
- Masters Degree in Public Health, demography, social sciences, social work or any other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to HIV, TB, STI, gender and GBV, and development or related field.
- Monitoring and evaluation qualification is a distinct advantage
- At least 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;
- Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly GBV, including relevant international human rights standards;
- Fluency in English, both written and oral.
How to Apply:
Interested Candidates to submit a detailed proposal, workplan and CV as part of the application.