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UNDP partners with people and organizations at all levels of society to help build nations that can drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in almost 200 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
As a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health projects to fight the three diseases: HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. UNDP partners with countries in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient in these settings, working with national partners and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (“Global Fund”) to improve management, implementation and oversight of Global Fund grants, in order to simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the Principal Recipient (PR) role.
While serving as interim PR, UNDP works to strengthen national systems necessary for the implementation of Global Fund grants. Areas of support include programme management, fiduciary controls and oversight, sub-recipient management, procurement, monitoring and evaluation and supply chain management. In addition, as a Co-sponsor of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a member of the UNAIDS delegation to the Global Fund Board, UNDP also engages with the Global Fund on important substantive policy and programmatic issues. UNDP, in line with its core mandates, promotes the incorporation of good governance, human rights and gender initiatives into Global Fund grants. UNDP also ensures that financing reaches key populations affected by HIV such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. UNDP promotes alignment of grants with national development plans and poverty reduction strategies; and contributes to the further enhancement of the country-level governance of Global Fund programmes that respects principles of national ownership and aid effectiveness.
This Request for Proposals (RfP) is specifically related to the Removing Legal Barriers module of Investing for Impact against TB and HIV in Belize, Global Fund’s 2016-2018 grant to Belize.
The Project aims to cover a range of areas related to promoting and protecting the human rights of people living with HIV and TB, key populations, including men who have sex with men, sex workers, and transgender. The small grants are expected to include capacity building activities to enable CBOs and/or relevant government ministries to be sustainable in their response to addressing HIV and TB.