|Development/Revision of a Global Fund Proposal|
|Deadline: Oct 1, 2011 | Download Attached File|
EAST, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA-HEALTH COMMUNITY (ECSA–HC)
Announcement of Consultancy for the development/Revision of a Global Fund Proposal
East, Central and Southern African Health Community invites applications from qualified consultants to develop/Revise a Global Fund Proposal.
East, Central and South African Health Community is an Inter-governmental Organization established in 1974 to foster cooperation in Health. ECSA member states include Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The Secretariat for ECSAHC is based in Arusha, Tanzania
The HIV and AIDS and Infectious Diseases programme is one of the key programmes run by ECSA-HC. This programme seeks to; contribute towards reduction of new infections, universal access to quality treatment, care and support and mitigation of the impact of HIV, TB and other infectious diseases in the ECSA region.
In pursuit of this goal and in a bid to mobilize additional resources to prevent and control cross border infection of X/MDR-TB, ECSA-HC developed a regional proposal for submission under Global Fund Round 10. The proposal focuses on TB prevention and control services for mobile population and affected communities, essentially a cross border initiative.
The main goal of the proposal submitted under Round 10 was to build the capacity of Zambia and Zimbabwe to deal with policy and program aspects of an integrated cross border response for tuberculosis prevention and control.
The four program components in the proposal are aimed at directly complementing country plans for tuberculosis prevention and control services by strengthening the focus on policies and programs for mobile populations and affected communities which are:
· Develop and harmonize policies and guidelines.
· Develop dynamic surveillance systems and referral mechanisms.
· Strengthen health systems related to TB prevention and control.
· Promote information exchange and sharing of lessons and best practices.
These activities encompassed aligning policies and guidelines, strengthening disease surveillance, health systems strengthening and information exchange and sharing of best practices.
Upon submission and subsequent review by the Technical Review Panel (TRP), the proposal was placed in category 3, meaning that it was not recommended for funding in its current form but we were encouraged to resubmit a significantly improved proposal in a future funding window after taking into consideration the comments.
The countries in the proposal include; Malawi, Lesotho, Swaziland, SouthAfrica, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe, bringing the total number of countries to seven.
3.0 Overall Objective
To develop and review the Global Fund proposal
4.0 Scope of Work
In reviewing and strengthening the Proposal, the Secretariat wishes to engage the services of a Consultant/ Technical Assistant to undertake the following tasks;
4.1 Advising ECSA Secretariat on practical approaches of responding to the TRP comments. This will involve searching for resource materials on X/MDR-TB like assessments & survey reports, and other interventions that are ongoing in participating countries.
4.2 Refine the proposal using relevant documents and through consultation with ECSA technical staff
4.3 Facilitate discussions and brainstorming sessions on improving the proposal and incorporating inputs into the proposal. This will include facilitating in a regional workshop of stakeholders/experts involved in TB control and prevention work in their respective countries
4.4 Prepare presentations to the CCMs to ensure buy-in of all stakeholders
4.5 Guide and participate in writing up the relevant sections of the proposal requiring improvement based on the TRP comments and any other comments from participating member states
4.6 Gather information on TB activities being carried out by other regional organizations e.g. SADC and EAC so as to direct our proposal towards complementing the ongoing work and avoid duplication of activities.
5.1 Consolidated reports of brainstorming sessions, stakeholder/expert meetings and desk reviews
5.2 Clear and Concise presentations designed for the CCMs
5.3 Refined and updated final proposal incorporating all comments from the TRP and key stakeholders (ready for submission to the Global Fund).
This assignment will take an average of 11 days spread over a period of 3 months.
7.0 Remuneration package
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate based on ECSA terms and conditions for consultancy work.
8.0 Consultants Profile
The ideal candidate for this assignment should submit the following documents to the Director General:
9.0 Deadline for application
Applications should be sent by email to the address below by 16th September 2011.
The Director General,
East, Central and Southern African Health Community
Plot No. 157 Oloirien, Njiro Road,
P.O Box 1009 Arusha, Tanzania
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