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Provide operational support to the implementation of UNODC HIV activities in Algeria.
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP ALGERIA, RBAS pour l'UNODC - ALGERIA
Deadline :13-Apr-21
Posted on :06-Apr-21
Development Area :SERVICES  SERVICES
Reference Number :77081
Link to Atlas Project :
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Documents :
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P11_personal_history_form-fr
formulaire de l’offre financière
Overview :
  1. BACKGROUND

 

Roughly one in eight people who inject drugs lives with HIV, amounting to 1.4 million people. UNAIDS estimates that injecting drug users are 22 times more likely than the general population to be infected with HIV, 5.6 million PWID were living with HCV, and 1.2 million PWID were living with both Hepatitis C and HIV. [1]  People who inject drugs accounted for an estimated 12% of global infections.[2] Drug use disorders are associated with increased risk of other diseases and health conditions, including suicides, overdose deaths, tuberculosis and cardiovascular diseases.

UNODC through a team of National Project Officers, National Project Associates and consultants led by a Regional HIV Adviser based in Cairo, implementing  HIV, HBV, HCV, TB prevention, treatment, Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing Services, Sexual and Reproductive health (SRH) projects among people who use drugs and living in closed settings in countries of the region including UNAIDS fund in Algeria. The UNAIDS fund under the country envelope in Algeria aims to enhance the operational capacity of the governments of Algeria to address the issue of HIV in among people who use drugs and to implement comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services.

 

  1. SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK

 

Under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative and the Head of Office in Algeria and direct supervision of the Regional HIV Adviser who is responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the technical assistance project entitled: “HIV/AIDS Prevention, Care, Treatment and Support among people who use drugs and living in closed setttings in the MENA Region” based in Cairo, the national consultant shall provide all forms of technical, and substantive in the implementation of UNODC HIV planned activities, training courses and workshops in Algeria ensuring high quality, accuracy, and consistency of work.

 

The National Consultant is expected to work from 20 April 2021 until 28 February 2022 by performing the following tasks:

  1. Conduct Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of available HIV, Hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and drug use services in Algeria using available data.
  2. Support CSOs in implementing outreach and DIC services targeting key at-risk populations in Alger, Oran, and Annaba.
  3. Liaise with relevant focal points to ensure the proper delivery of substantive materials to NGOs (testing kits, equipment’s, etc.) required for the smooth implementation of the project activities.
  4. Led organization of 2 workshops on innovative approach of reaching out to the key at-risk population in Algeria. The consultant should secure approvals from the national authorities, arranging meeting venues, arranging participants’ travel, and other administrative arrangements.
  5. Organizing a high-level advocacy workshop on the importance of HIV and other communicable disease intervention in closed settings.
  6. Assist the Regional HIV Adviser in the timely preparation of relevant papers and documents for workshops and project evaluation.
  7. Support UNODC team and national authorities in implementation of evidence-based harm reduction services including OST in Algeria through advocacy meetings, feasibility study, development of strategy and guideline.
  8. Organizing a high-level advocacy workshop on the importance of HIV and other communicable disease intervention in closed settings.
  9. Draft regular reports on project activities, workshops conducted, including workshop presentations, recommendations, actions to be taken, etc
  10. Conduct regular monitoring visits to the community sites to assess whether activities progress as per agreed targets and milestones.
  11. Support the Head of Office in official meetings with relevant stakeholders.

 

Deliverable(s)

Deadline

Percentage (%)

  1. Conduct Rapid Situation Assessment (RSA) of available HIV, Hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis and drug use services in Algeria using available data.

30 May 2021

10%

  1. Support CSOs in implementing outreach and DIC services targeting key at-risk populations in Alger, Oran, and Annaba.
  2. Liaise with relevant focal points to ensure the proper delivery of substantive materials to NGOs (testing kits, equipment’s, etc.) required for the smooth implementation of the project activities.

30 July 2021

 

 

20%

  1. Led organization of 2 workshops on innovative approach of reaching out to the key at-risk population in Algeria. The consultant should secure approvals from the national authorities, arranging meeting venues, arranging participants’ travel, and other administrative arrangements.
  2. Organizing a high-level advocacy workshop on the importance of HIV and other communicable disease intervention in closed settings.

30 September 2021

30 November 2021

 

 

30%

  1. Draft regular reports on project activities, workshops conducted, including workshop presentations, recommendations, actions to be taken, etc
  2. Conduct regular monitoring visits to the community sites to assess whether activities progress as per agreed targets and milestones.

30 January 2022

28 February 2022

 

30 %

Total

 

100%

 

  1. REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

I. Academic Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in substance abuse, mental health, public health, social sciences, or in another relevant discipline related to mental health in among people who use drugs and living in closed settings are required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.

II. Years of experience:

 

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience. The experience of working in a among key at risk population will be highly valued.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Good command of Arabic and English with proven drafting and communication skills.

 

III. Competencies:

 

  • Excellent reporting and technical writing skills.
  • Excellent skills in conducting assessments and analysis.
  • Strong analytical skills and abilities to extrapolate policy recommendations based on research and data;
  • Effective communication (spoken, written, and presentational) skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnership and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.
  • Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and to use time efficiently. Ability to organize and implement activities and outputs — the ability to maintain focus and pay attention to the necessary details.
  • Experience in the United Nations or another international organization is preferred ;
  • Excellent writing skills in both Arabic and English (verbal and written) ;

 

4.   DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Proposal/Letter of interest:
    • Explaining why he/she is the most suitable for the work ;
    • Provide a brief methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.

 

  • Financial proposal

The financial proposal must include the total requested lump sum amount for the 108 working days and shall include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.

  • P11 Form

A completed P11 form including three referees to be contacted for the reference check.

5.   EVALUATION

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

 

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, 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.

* Technical Criteria weight; 70

* Financial Criteria weight; 30

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria

Max. Point

Overall experience and qualification

50

Previous experience of working with HIV prevention, treatment and care among the key at-risk population.

20

Financial Proposal

30

Total

100

 

The proposal should be submitted by email with the title in the subject line to: algeria.procurement@undp.org

copying:  raghda.khalil@un.org ,  tariq.sonnan@un.org and samia.chouchane@un.org  no later than 13 April 2021.

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