Job advert. Technical Support on Strategic Information Management on SRH/HIV/GBV Integrated Programming.

Concept Note and TOR

Background and Rationale

AIC participates in implementation of the 8th GoU/UNFPA Country Programme (2016-2020). AIC implements programs under various funding streams including JP GBV/SRHR (UZJ34) in 14 districts, JUPSA/KARUNA (UDJ32) supporting national actions, 2gether4SRHR (UZJ27) and UBRAF (UQA72) covering set of 8 districts. AIC has adequate capacity to implement the Program in all the regions of the country especially in delivering SRH/HIV/GBV services. Specifically, AIC is a key CSO IP on the delivery of the SRH/HIV/GBV integrated programs, a mechanism that still requires evidence based-advocacy to inform policy reforms, systems strengthening and people centered service access. On the other hand, the Covid-19 pandemic and national response has disrupted program delivery demanding for creative approaches to getting services to people that requires careful documentation to inform resilient systems strengthening.

Objectives

The main objective of the TA is to support evidence generation and packaging of results for visibility of UNFPA supported programs at health facility, District, national and international levels.

Terms of Reference

1. Support to the Comprehensive Condom Program including support to generate national report from the management information systems and the M&E for the condom campaign.

2. Conduct /support assessment in various areas including:

a. Uganda performance against the 10 steps of comprehensive condom programming

b. Rapid assessment on access to SRH/HIVGBV services by Adolescents and Young People (AYP)

c. Rapid assessment on access to SRH/HIVGBV services by Key Populations (KPs)

d. Tracking of condom distribution through the alternative distribution mechanism

e. Assessment of situation at 2gether4SRHR HFs including on commodity security

f. Rapid assessment on capacity for integrated services in Karamoja region

3. Support to the delivery of the 2gether4SRHR integration model through Regional Referral Hospitals implemented in the 26 target Model HFs including documentation of the model and tracking HF performance against the integration scorecard.

4. Support to documentation of the livelihoods empowerment model for vulnerable girls and young women for replication in other settings.

5. Support to mapping exercises and development of dashboards in supported areas:

a. Mapping of KP trained staff in SIDA districts.

b. Mapping of education, religious, cultural and social spaces in sub-counties around the 26 model HFs under the integration program.

c. Mapping community resource persons for condom distribution in SIDA supported urban centers.

d. Mapping Health Workers (HWs) capacity for the 8 districts in the targeted 26 model HFs (MHFs).

6. Support to compilation of reports a. 2020 National report on the SRHR/HIV integration index b. EAC RMNCAH scorecard c. National SRH/HIV/GBV integration report against the agreed M&E framework

7. Develop operations research concepts and support implementation e.g. on the MARPs, condom programs

8. Routinely compile/draft information products to enhance visibility and knowledge sharing

9. Support organization of any knowledge sharing events

Deliverables

1. Reports of technical nature

2. Study Reports 3. Concept Notes

4. Stories from AIC program implementation developed

5. Information products including: Short papers, infographics, abstracts, and journal articles, etc.

Timeframe

50 working days spread in the period June to September and linked to specific deliverables defined on a monthly basis.

TA Management and Payments

The consultant will be contracted by AIDS Information Centre – Uganda (AIC) that will be responsible for the logistical aspects and management of the assignment as will be stipulated on the contract. The consultant will present the inception report, data collection tools and draft report to a designated program technical team for review and provision of technical guidance. Their approval is a pre-condition to consider the assignment as having been finalized and met the expected quality standards.

On a monthly basis, the TA supervisor (the UNFPA Programs Coordinator at AIC), in consultation with the UNFPA team will agree on specific tasks and deliverables that the TA will deliver on a monthly basis. Payments will be made on the basis of assessment reports from the designated supervisor.

The TA will be paid an equivalent of $180 per day to cover professional fees, travel and meals in Kampala. AIC will support any travel outside Kampala including perdiem at AIC rates as reflected in the AIC/UNFPA agreed AWP and considerations for public transport rates for long range travel from Kampala (within defined national Covid-19 Guidelines) to supported districts and internal travels within the districts be supported with hired transport respective of distances between the HFs The TA can also be supported to conduct specific action research tasks providing remuneration for any extra days the TA puts in at the same rates.

Qualifications and Experience Essential

• Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Health Economics, Public Health, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Statistics or related field.

• At least eight (8) years of experience in conducting similar studies.

• Strong written communication skills.

• Strong analytical and summarizing skills.

• Ability to work collaboratively with others.

Desirable

• Technical understanding of SRH/HIV/GBV integration issues in Uganda.

• Strong qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.

• Experience of using research in advocacy and campaigns.

Application Procedure and Submission of Offer

All interested Applicants that meet the requirements should send their Expression of Interest (EOIs) for their understanding of the assignment which should include the following:

(i) A cover letter addressing the selection criteria above clearly marked “Technical Support on Strategic Information Management on SRH/HIV/GBV Integrated Programming”.

(ii) Technical Proposal (Max 5 Pages) clearly outlining the expected methodology with;

• Detailed Financial Proposal

• Clear Workplan/Roadmap (iii) CV/Organizational Profile

(iv) Contact information for 2 professional references

(v) 1-2 examples of previous work

Submission Deadline

EOIs should be submitted to the Executive Director at sheila.birungi@aicug.org cc: aicprocurementcommittee@aicug.org by close of business 15 th June 2020 at 5:00PM EAT.

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