Albania is a middle-income-country that is making the transition to an open market economy. Albania has low HIV prevalence, but data show an upward trend in new diagnoses, suggesting a larger number of undiagnosed cases. While tuberculosis treatment success rates in Albania are high, the country’s TB burden has increased since 2012. The Global Fund (GF) is supporting a combined HIV/TB grant in the country in investing for impact against tuberculosis and HIV. The goal of is to contain the TB and HIV epidemics at the current low levels and reduce TB and HIV-related morbidity and mortality in Albania. Its vision is to foster a long term sustainable public health care system with continued and sustained TB and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services increasingly integrated, institutionalized and client centered , and scaled up through high impact interventions in the most affected populations and epidemiological hotspots of the country, while providing quality services that are gender sensitive and can be equitably accessed by key at risk populations.
Given the concentrated character of the epidemics, the focus is on who men having sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), sex workers (SW), the transgender population (TG), TB infected people and their contacts, people living with HIV (PLWHA) and the sexual partners of key affected populations (KP) and PLWHA, the prison population and other vulnerable groups. The key strategies of the GF interventions’ aim at ensuring programmatic and financial sustainability, reducing stigmatization and discrimination and intensifying the identification and outreach of key affected populations in selected areas while ensuring continuum of care. Key to this is a client/patient tracking system that builds up from community level and is linked to a strengthened public surveillance system. GF is expected to: 1) ensure equitable access to high quality TB and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support with a focus on key affected populations; 2) strengthen the health and community systems that enable needs-based, cost effective and integrated interventions for key populations mostly affected by HIV and TB epidemic.
The nature and goal of the interventions require a network of civil society and CBOs working in tandem with the government in order to have a successful implementation. Since that a broad range of civil society and communities have been involved in the development of the proposal, there will still be the need of civil society involvement in programme implementation through the delivery of specific interventions for targeted populations.
In this regard, UNDP will provide specific support to civil society organizations in terms of institutional strengthening and capacity building of organizational development for civil society organizations working in health issues with specific focus on HIV / TB’s and affected target groups.
An improvement in health outcomes can be greatly enhanced through involvement of key affected populations and community networks. In order to have real impact, community organizations and actors must have effective and sustainable systems in place to support their activities and services. This includes a strong focus on capacity building, human and financial resources, with the aim of enabling community actors to play a full and effective role alongside health and social welfare.
Therefore, UNDP will need the services of an international expert, teaming up the a national expert to conduct the following tasks and deliverables.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Programme specialist, the qualified consultantin cooperation with a national consultant will be responsible for conducting the following tasks
The list of deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The selected candidate should have the following qualifications:
EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points
Interested applicants are advised to carefully study all sections of this ToRs and ensure that they meet the general requirements as well as specific qualifications described. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
The application should contain:
PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR FURTHER EVALUATION
How to Submit the Application:
To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:
Due to a large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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|Closing date:||March 26, 2019|