Lead Consultant

National AIDS Commission

Lesotho
  • Consultancy

Introduction

The decentralized HIV and AIDS planning will be serving for positive social transformation and building communities that are equitable, inclusive, responsive, resilient and sustainable. It would help to highlight key actions that districts, and cities need to take to end the AIDS epidemic and describes how local AIDS responses can serve, as a model for addressing other health and development challenges. According to HIV and AIDS National Strategic Plan 2018 -2023 (NSP) document over 30% of the budget is implemented through the community system. The attainment of 95-95- 95 targets proposed in this plan will depend on adequate coordination and capacity for demand creation at community level for the uptake of HTS, treatment, care and support as well as prevention of HIV, TB and SBGV, Opportunistic Infections, referrals to health centers and hospitals, patient tracking and other aspects. For these reasons, engagement and strengthening of community structure is critical to the attainment of the NSP targets set under Program Result 6 aimed on achieving at least 40% of the HIV/TB response is community-led and sustainable by 2023.

Objectives:

Decentralized Fast-Track Planning objectives are following:

  • Strengthened multi -stakeholder coordination and accountability of all district level with all Government and Nongovernment organizations for HIV and AIDs response
  • Full engagement and mobilization of the District administration, community councils and the council personnel and councilors for supporting HIV/AIDS service reach the grassroots.

Scope of Work

National AIDS Commission is a leading agency for the District Fast track Plans (DFTP) development within an overall HIV and AIDS planning, includes National Operation Plan (NOP) and District Profiles (DP) and decentralized plans (DFTP) . Devoted Task Team (TT) will oversight the work of the selected experts. NAC will form the District Fast Track Plans (DFTP) experts’ team, consist of the MOH, NAC staff and Lead Consultants that is assigned to facilitate the DFTP development. Two teams with one lead consultant, NAC and MOH staff members will be formed to develop the District Fast Track Plans simultaneously in two sites.

Deliverables:

  • Inception report with proposed template for DFTP to be use for Distinct plan with the roles and responsibilities of all partners at the local level and respective M&E determinants, like indicators, targets, baselines, MOF and guide and program for the district level consultations.
  • Prepopulated draft of DFTP for each district informed by the NOP and districts profiles
  • Finalized 10 Distinct plans

Lead Consultant

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Health Economics and related HIV strategic planning and evaluation experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in strategic planning especially in development of National Strategies
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience working in the areas of HIV and AIDS, including policy development in the multi-sectoral approach and “Three Ones” principles.
  • Proficient grasp of decentralization concept in Lesotho
  • Proven experience in facilitating the consultation/ workshops towards achieving consensus • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and writing skills.
  • Strong writing skills in English

Application requirements:

Interested and qualified individuals is expected to submit:

  • Brief description on why the Institution /consultants is the most suitable for the assignment, and the Technical Proposal, including detailed methodology and proposed work plan on how they will approach and complete the assignment.
  • Financial proposal indicating consultancy fees and all related costs.
  • Personal CVs describing qualification, skills and experience to address those indicated in Terms of reference as well as the contact details (e-mail and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; A successful Consultant will be selected based on the Combined Scoring Method, where the qualifications and technical proposal with methodology will be weighted a maximum of 70%, combined with price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%. Application is to be sent to: info@nac.org.ls , montsi.r@nac.org.ls , mohlabi.t@nac.org.ls

Note: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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