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Individual Consultancy: Preparation of a pocket book of questions and answers with contents about positive life for children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS (CAVHIV)

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Youth
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-20

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Elaboration of a pocket book of questions and answers with content on POSITIVE LIFE for children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS (CAVHIV) that includes prevention, adherence to treatment, viral suppression, nutrition, management of vulnerabilities of children and adolescents, and other specificities of children and adolescents. This book is intended to serve as a reference manual for all lay people who provide psychosocial support to children and adolescents living with HIV.

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Purpose of Assignment:

The complexity of antiretroviral treatment (ART), its chronicity and the scope of the provision of quality health care at all levels, led to the definition of strategies that include actions to ensure greater adherence to treatment, respecting the particularities of each population group. .

With the increasing number of patients living with HIV receiving antiretroviral treatment, the availability of human resources, both in terms of numbers and in terms of technical capacity to ensure patient compliance and retention in Care and Treatment is still scarce.

 Various initiatives have been implemented by different stakeholders to reduce the workload of healthcare professionals and improve patient compliance and retention in Care and Treatment, through the transfer of some tasks to trained and supervised lay staff. These initiatives have been implemented by specific lay providers identified for each of the different population groups, namely children, adolescents and young people, adults, pregnant women and lactating women (eg, mentor mother, adolescent and young mentor, among others) and whose packages of training are also developed and aligned to the specifics of each group.

In this sense, to standardize general information about HIV and sexual and reproductive health, the PNC ITS-HIV / AIDS intends to hire a consultant to develop a pocket book of questions and answers to be used as a reference manual for all lay people. , which serves children, adolescents and young people and by the users themselves.

Purpose and Objectives

Elaboration of a pocket book of questions and answers with content on POSITIVE LIFE for children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS (CAVHIV) that includes prevention, adherence to treatment, viral suppression, nutrition, management of vulnerabilities of children and adolescents, and other specificities of children and adolescents. This book is intended to serve as a reference manual for all lay people who provide psychosocial support to children and adolescents living with HIV.

Methodology and Technical Approach:

Review the literature and existing IEC materials (national and international) on positive life for children and adolescents living with HIV.
• Review the national rules in force for the knowledge of the guidelines regarding the provision of preventive care, SRH, HAART and APSS and PP of children and adolescents.
• Develop a pocket book of questions and answers with content on POSITIVE LIFE for children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS (CAVHIV) with more up-to-date information that covers diverse contents, namely that include general knowledge and prevention of HIV, STIs, SSR , ART, APSS and PP and specific characteristics of children and adolescents.
• Regularly present to the Technical Group of Pediatric and Adolescent Care and Treatment the progress of the activities and incorporate the suggestions and comments in the document.
• Conduct a workshop with Participation of key elements to be selected by the PNC ITS, HIV / AIDS for validation of the pocketbook.

Activities and Tasks and Timeline

  • Review the literature and existing IEC materials (national and international) on positive life for children and adolescents living with HIV.
  • Review the national rules in force for the knowledge of the guidelines regarding the provision of preventive care, SRH, HAART and APSS and PP of children and adolescents.
  • Develop a pocket book of questions and answers with content on POSITIVE LIFE for children and adolescents living with HIV and AIDS (CAVHIV) with more up-to-date information that covers diverse contents, namely that include general knowledge and prevention of HIV, STIs, SSR , ART, APSS and PP and specific characteristics of children and adolescents.
  • Regularly present to the Technical Group of Pediatric and Adolescent Care and Treatment the progress of the activities and incorporate the suggestions and comments in the document.
  • Conduct a workshop with Participation of key elements to be selected by the PNC ITS, HIV / AIDS for validation of the pocketbook.

Consultancy duration: The consultancy will last for 90 days

Deliverables and Payments: 

Expected outcome

The expected result of the consultation is the presentation of a pocketbook with questions and answers in Portuguese covering all the defined areas. The book version of the book to be presented at the end of the consultancy must comprise the following aspects:

• Book prepared and formatted for printing in A5 size

• Contain preface, index, acronyms, concepts (if applicable) and all content validated by the technical group.

• Can include illustrative images (if applicable)

• Linguistic review of the content.

• Cover designed

Deliverable 1:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days):      2nd week             

Deliverable/product(s): After the presentation of the work plan (include in the tasks the revision of the revised material for the preparation of the booklet and share with the technical group)

Payment (indicate amount or %): 25%

Deliverable 2:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): within 1 month                            

Deliverable/product(s): After receiving the first draft of the book.

Payment (indicate amount or %): 25%

Deliverable 3:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): within 2 weeks of feedback                     

Deliverable/product(s): After workshop, delivery of the approved book, the final report(including inventory of documentation)

Payment (indicate amount or %): 50%

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Pediatrician, general practitioner or psychologist with experience in the care and treatment of children and adolescents living with HIV.

Skills and abilities:

• At least 5 years of experience in the care of children and adolescents living with HIV in Mozambique.

• Knowledge of MISAU rules and guidelines: PHC, HIV care and treatment (pediatric, adolescent, adults, and the Adolescent Strategic Plan).

• Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, negotiation, coordination, and teamwork skills.

• Abilities to perform multiple tasks and effectively manage pressure situations with autonomy and responsibility.

• Knowledge of GBV, Adolescent Health, HIV / AIDS, STIs, Reproductive Health or similar contexts will be an advantage.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office from the user's perspective (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and internet.

• Verbal and written fluency in Portuguese and English.

• Availability for a limited duration contract (90 days).

• Secrecy, ethics and professional ethics.

Download File Annex 3 - TOR CONSULTANT FOR THE PREPARATION OF A POCKET BOOK OF QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.docx

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UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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