International Consultant (PR Transition)
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published December 1, 2015 - Deadline December 17, 2015
Title: International Consultant
Contract duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension of additional 12 months)
Organization unit: UNAIDS Office, Myanmar
Duty station: Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw
The current Global Fund (GFATM) grants to Myanmar are ending December 2016 and a new grant proposal needs to be prepared and submitted by June 2016.
In addition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has started a process that is to prepare the ministry for taking over the role of Principal Recipient (PR) of part of the Global Fund (GFATM) grants in Myanmar. The aim is to be able to take full or part responsibility as PR by January 2017, hence coinciding with the start of the next GFATM funding cycle in Myanmar.
An assessment of MoH’s current capacity was made by an international team of consultants in March and April 2015. Following the submission of the report a unit was created in MoH to build on the findings of the report and prepare a more detailed road map towards MoH taking PR responsibilities.
In order to support the Myanmar government and MoH and in particularly the PR Transition Unit within MoH with GFATM processes an international consultant will be hired.
Work will include assisting with the drafting of a new Concept Note and the building of needed capacity to take on the role of PR.
The constancy will be carried out under the supervision of the Director of Disease Control and the UNAIDS Country Director in close collaboration with other Ministry of Health colleagues, the GFATM, UNOPS GFATM Team (current PR), the M-HSCC Secretariat, USAID in Myanmar, and other strategic partners. It will require strong diplomacy and understanding of the Myanmar context and GFATM requirements in order to establish a good working relationship with the many stakeholders.
The consultant will be based in Yangon with regular travels to Nay Pyi Taw.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Consultancy:
1. Working with the MoH PR unit and key stakeholders to further identify exact areas, tasks and skills needed to be strengthened or built within the Ministry of Health primarily in the areas of
a. Programme Management including management of SRs
b. Financial Management
c. Procurement and supply chain management
d. M & E
2. Assist with preparing a detailed plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source.
3. Assist with the implementation of the capacity building plan either by conducting training directly or by identifying and contracting resource persons or organizations with the needed expertise and comparative advantage within the specific area.
4. Provide support for the development of the new GF Concept Note due June 2016. This includes
a. Coordination with key stakeholders for each part of the Concept Note
b. Ensuring that all pertinent stakeholders are included in a meaningful manner in the process
c. Organising and coordinating select meetings and workshops including preparing agendas, minutes and ensure needed follow-up.
d. Drafting end editing areas of the Concept Note text and ensuring GFATM standards are met for a successful Concept Note submission.
5. Function as a point of contact for donors (PEPFAR, USAID, multilaterals, etc.) that coordinates and communicates on GFATM processes, policies and activities. This includes preparing regular briefings to donors such as PEPFAR and multilaterals.
6. Performing other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.
Deliverable/outputs by end of contract
1. Plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source
2. Finalised and submitted Concept Note
3. Briefings for donors prepared and submitted
Impact of outputs
The key outputs are critical for a successful GFATM application process and the transfer of PR responsibilities to MoH.
Bachelor or Master degree in public health, development, social sciences, public administration, management or related field
Master Degree and 2 years, or Bachelor Degree and 5 years progressively responsible experience in capacity building, training design, training, programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation in relevant field
Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of Myanmar language an advantage
Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills:
Experience with training needs assessments, training planning and capacity building
Strong analytical and communication (written and spoken), skills;
Interested candidates are requested to send their application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
1. P11 (Personal History Form)
2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo
3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above
4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment
Please note that the deadline for application submission is 17 December 2015.