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Support Staff for Addressing the Burden of HIV Prevalence in the Philippines
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - PHILIPPINES
Deadline :30-Apr-18
Posted on :16-Apr-18
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :45565
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Background

The national HIV prevalence rate in the Philippines is estimated at less than 1% percent of the general population. While this remains low, an alarming increase in prevalence was observed among males who have sex with males and people who inject drugs. Of the Key Affected Populations (KAP) at risk of contracting HIV, prevalence rates amongst people who inject drugs (PWID). Data from 2013 reflects that to date, the HIV prevalence rate in the Philippines remains the highest in the Asia-Pacific region, with a 44.9% prevalence rate among people who inject drugs (PWID).

Due to the high rates of HIV prevalence among PWID the Philippines has been positioned as a high priority country for the UNODC. UNAIDS has listed the Philippines among twelve countries in Asia Pacific with highest HIV burden and new HIV infection trends.

The UNODC has been working in area of broadening the evidence base around PWID and their vulnerability to contracting HIV. The high risk of contracting HIV among PWID is underscored by other health and social consequences of drug use in the Philippines

 According to a 2015 Dangerous Drug Board survey, the prevalence of drug use in the Philippines stands at 2.3%, or approximately to 1.8 million people within the age range of 10-69 years. If these figures are accurate, the number of people using drugs has increased by approximately 500,000 over the past three years.

While drug use has grown, the number of reported cases of treatment and rehabilitation remains comparatively low, increasing from 1,777 in 2010 to 5,226 in 2015, with the number of women officially enrolled in such programmes reported at 348 in 2015.

Objectives of the Assignment

Under the supervision of the Senior Policy Adviser, based in UNODC programme office in Manila, Philippines, the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic research, advice and support to activities related to drug use and HIV as well as prison reform.

Scope of work

The Successful Individual Contractor will carry out the following assignments:

Sensitization Workshop: Enhancing Partnerships Between Law Enforcement Agencies (LAE) and CSO in the context of Drug Use and HIV.

  • Identify participants for the workshops that will use the material
  • Produce and Conduct pre and post workshop evaluation
  • Conduct workshop
  • Produce post-workshop report inclusive of a summary participant evaluation
  • Host subsequent meetings/workshops with key stakeholders to promote the material

Improved HIV Services in Prisons and other closed settings in line with UN rules and guidelines:

  1. Rapid situation assessment of HIV testing and treatment services in jails and prison
    1. Produce research methodology for the rapid situation assessment
    2. Ensuring the feasibility of the research through engaging with key stakeholders such inter alia the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology
    3. Conducting the research and producing the assessment report
    4. Engaging with key stakeholders to gain approval of the final assessment report document
  2. Consultation Meetings and Workshop for the Development of HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons
    1. Identify and engage with relevant key stakeholders
    2. Host meetings and workshop/s as relevant
    3. Working with the JTA and other key stakeholders produce the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons
  3. Dissemination of the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons
    1. Conduct and attend meetings to advocate for the endorsement of the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons
    2. Organise a launch of the plan and identify and invite key stakeholders
  4. Support the national work on HIV advocacy by the UN Joint Task Team (JTA) on HIV/AIDS
    1. Conduct consultation meetings with the Department of Health (DOH) & Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB)
    2. Attend and contribute to JTA meetings as needed

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

Activity

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

 

Target Due Dates

Conduct sensitization workshop on: Enhancing Partnerships Between Law Enforcement Agencies (LAE) and CSO in the context of Drug Use and HIV

Identify participants for the workshops that will use the material

1 week

1 week from signing of contract

Conduct pre and post workshop evaluation

1 week

2 weeks from beginning of contract

Conduct sensitization workshop

1 week

3 weeks from beginning of contract

Produce post-workshop report inclusive of a summary participant evaluation

1 week

4 weeks from beginning of contract

Host subsequent meetings/workshops with key stakeholders to promote the material

1 week

5 weeks from beginning of contract

Rapid situation assessment of HIV testing and treatment services in jails and prison

Produce research methodology for the rapid situation assessment

2 weeks

7 weeks from beginning of contract

Ensuring the feasibility of the research through engaging with key stakeholders such inter alia the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology

1 week

8 weeks from beginning of contract

Conducting the research and producing the assessment report

5 weeks

13 weeks from beginning of contract

Engaging with key stakeholders to gain approval of the final assessment report document

2 weeks

15 weeks from beginning of contract

Consultation Meetings and Workshop for the Development of HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons

Identify and engage with relevant key stakeholders

1 week

16 weeks from beginning of contract

 

Host meetings and workshop/s as relevant

4 weeks

20 weeks from beginning of contract

 

Working with the JTA and other key stakeholders produce the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons

4 weeks

24 weeks from beginning of contract

Dissemination of the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons

Conduct and attend meetings to advocate for the endorsement of the HIV/AIDS National Plan for Jails and Prisons

3 weeks

27 weeks from beginning of contract

 

Organise a launch of the plan and identify and invite key stakeholders

4 weeks

31 weeks from beginning of contract

Support the national work on HIV advocacy by the UN Joint Task Team (JTA) on HIV/AIDS

Conduct consultation meetings with the Department of Health (DOH) & Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB)

Ad hoc

ongoing

 

Attend and contribute to JTA meetings as needed

Ad hoc

ongoing

Institutional Arrangement

The Successful Individual Contractor will report directly to the UNODC Senior Policy Advisor, based in the Philippines. He/She is expected to be present in the office on a daily basis unless otherwise approved by his/her direct supervisor. 

Duration of the Work

The IC shall be for a period of April to December 2018, which may be extended subject to availability of funds, as and when project circumstances necessitates.

Duty Station

The duty station for this consultancy is the UNODC office in Manila, Philippines

Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, public health or in another relevant discipline is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience in designing, developing and implementing HIV prevention, treatment and care and interventions.
  • Experience and understanding of drug policy in the context of HIV, including regional and national mechanisms.

Language:

  • Excellent command of English with proven drafting and communication skills.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The consultant is expected to be compensated through an all-inclusive fixed monthly fee.  The consultant shall be paid every last working day of the month, based on the satisfactory submission of accomplishment report and IC time sheet for the month.

Criteria for Selection of Best Offer

The offer will evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications will be weighted a max. of 70%  and combined with the financial offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

Applicants are requested to submit in one file the following documents to procurement.ph@undp.org:

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description/ Application Letter of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.

 

In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.