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Vocational Education and Training for Labour Market: Training /Internship for Masters of Vocational Education (MVE) and Teachers of Vocational subjects (TVS).

Štátny inštitút odborného vzdelávania (State Institute for Vocational Education) | Published January 6, 2016  -  Deadline February 5, 2016
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80510000

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Development and realization of a Polish nationwide educational and informative campaign on the influence of addictions on human life, aiming at promulgating a healthy and addiction-free lifestyle as a socially desirable conduct

Chief Sanitary Inspectorate | Published August 3, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2016
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80500000

OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT
Development and realization of a Polish nationwide educational and informative campaign on the influence of addictions on human life, aiming at promulgating a healthy and addiction-free lifestyle as a socially desirable conduct.
Target group: adolescents aged 15-19.

KEY ASSUMPTIONS:

1. Characteristics of the campaign

1.1The campaign is to have a dynamic, modern character and should consider the changing trends in Internet consumption (in particular social media).
1.2The campaign should be adapted to the specific requirements of the target audience, notice the diversification of this group both from a demographic and psychographic perspective (specific definition of the target group).
1.3The campaign should have potential for continuation of activities, take into account long-term goals (two- and three-year campaigns leading to changing of behavior, education) and should constitute a coherent, thought-through whole.

"detailed specifications are described in the tender documents".

Enhancing Nutrition for Upland Farming Families Project (ENUFF) will contribute to the improvement of livelihood and nutrition status of poor upland farming families in Laos and at the same time streghthen capacity of national nutrition workers.

Swiss Cooperation Office Vientiane | Published September 28, 2015  -  Deadline November 12, 2015
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98300000

The project goal is to improve the nutritional status and livelihood of women and children in remote and ethnically diverse upland farming communities in Laos within the seven priority provinces identified in the national strategy 2015, through nutrition sensitive agriculture production and sustainable management of natural resources. The project follows the theory of change: "Family & child malnutrition in upland farming families can be effectively addressed provided that support for nutrition education, women workload alleviation and improved decision making power, as well as agricultural intensification and diversification, income opportunities, improved health care practice and access to clean water are delivered at the same time in a coordinated manner." The project is intended to achieve its goal by using LANN or similar approach which has already proven a useful tool for this kind of intervention, in Laos as well as in other countries. An innovative use of this tool is appreciated. This project is a multi-sectoral intervention, strong collaboration and coordination with all crucial stakeholders and sectors are a key element. In order to ensure a quality delivery of services to the target beneficiaries, the capacity of the national nutrition workers in the country shall be enhanced. The total project duration is six years, whereby phase I has a duration of three years. Currently, only phase I is being tendered.

Provision of Drupal Development Services

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Published February 20, 2015  -  Deadline March 11, 2015
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~~The UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) is looking to redesign and rebuild its global institutional website. The IBE website is a first-line communication tool of the Institute and is used as a core branding instrument. The revised design should focus on template design that will enable users of the website to efficiently access and intuitively navigate the wide variety of institutional, activities/projects and knowledge level content, available in different formats and in the 6 official languages of UNESCO (English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese). The new website will be based on Drupal 7, and would integrate part of current content based on TYPO3. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to hire qualified, duly registered and licenced firms for the provision of services for the Migration of IBE’s current website to Drupal Web Content Management System (CMS). The objective of this RFP is to hire a contractor who can: • Advise IBE on website design and architecture • Design a dynamic and interactive website based on Drupal 7 • Implement and configure Drupal 7 on IBE’s hosted servers • Migrate part of the existing content from TYPO3 to the new CMS • Provide training and post-go live support for half a year The IBE would like the development process to culminate in a June 2015 launch. It is therefore expected that the contractor will begin work immediately after signing of the contract.

Socio – educational campaign "Let’s read labels" addressed to the people deciding on purchasing food for themselves and their families

National Food and Nutriton Institute | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline July 21, 2016
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85100000

Detailed specifications are described in the tender documents

Research project on the Active Ageing Index for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

United Nations Secretariat | Published September 7, 2016
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The UNECE Population Unit is engaged in the third phase of the project on the Active Ageing Index (“Extending the policy relevance of the Active Ageing Index: Cooperation with UNECE”, AAI-III) under the grant agreement with the European Commission Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG-EMPL). The third phase is building on the results of the work implemented under the two first phases of the project (2012–2016), particularly on the results of AAI calculations for the 28 European Union (EU) countries, and several non-EU countries calculated for three points in time (using data from 2008, 2010, and 2012). One of the research work directions under the third phase is to carry out a comparative analysis of the AAI results for different groups of population, e.g. for urban and rural population, or for groups with different education level or socio-economic status. Results of such a study would give further insights into the determinants of active ageing and therefore contribute to strengthening the evidence base for policymaking in ageing-related fields. This task is to be implemented at a national level in at least two UNECE countries where advanced research on AAI has already been undertaken, i.e. calculations of AAI at a subnational level. These could include Germany, Italy, Poland, and Spain. This research will necessitate an engagement of a qualified national consultant (individual or institutional) for each country who would have access to the data and information necessary for this study. Interested vendors should return the page 3 of this EOI.

ewz Zurich, civil engineering draftsman / -. Geomatiker / in line projects in 2017, including options for 2020

ewz Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich Services Projekteinkauf, SEP | Published July 1, 2016  -  Deadline July 26, 2016
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71300000

In the area of ​​management projects, is for staff support to ewz distribution for upcoming projects, a / e Public Illustrator / -in or geomatics / in required. Task is the preparation of documents for pipeline projects all network levels, general arrangement drawings, allot of object and string numbers etc. In addition to a completed education experience in the field of management register, and good PC and CAD skills are required.

Consultancy for technical support on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (2015/HTM/HIV/006)

World Health Organization | Published July 29, 2015  -  Deadline August 7, 2015
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EXTENSION OF UNGM Notice 35473 for RFP 2015/HTM/HIV/006 The WHO programme on HIV is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. Its goals are consistent with getting to zero: UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments as for example the Millennium Development Goals. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organisation wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The HIV Department provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme. The Key Populations and Prevention (KPP) unit within the department focuses on two key areas: most at risk populations and new prevention technologies. On the latter, KPP has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assist countries in preparing for the implementation and scale up of oral daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), should research continue to support its use. This work has included raising the level of awareness of PrEP in countries which participated in efficacy trials of PrEP, raising the level of awareness of PrEP in regions, developing WHO guidance for countries which may wish to include PrEP in their prevention portfolios, and developing a framework for helping countries move ahead with implementation research. Work in countries is underway, assisting a selected few which have demonstrated interest in conducting demonstration project research. In general these countries are considering the use of PrEP with the most at risk populations. Main activity: The objective of this contract is to assist the WHO programme on HIV with technical expertise to the PrEP project funded by BMGF. Specific objectives: The main objectives of this consultancy are during the first phase to provide technical expert advice for the PrEP guidelines and project. Specific objectives are: •     Develop a standard business plan to be included as an annex in the PrEP implementation guidance targeted at program and clinic managers. This plan needs to be easy adaptable for  different country settings across the globe •     To developing a financial planning tool to be included as an annex in the PrEP implementation guidance targeted at policy makers and implementers for national PrEP roll out. The tool needs to be sufficiently flexible to be used for various country settings across the globe •     Provide technical support to the development of the Mozambique demonstration project proposal to offer PrEP to the wives of migrant miners during the Christmas season •     Provide technical support to the implementation phases of the Mozambique, India and Kenya demonstration projects •     Design a PrEP monitoring tool, to be funded and implemented separately. This will be used to track, PrEP roll out and outcomes, including the number of people that have been offered PrEP, number of people  reporting PrEP use in the past 7 days, etc. •     Pilot test the surveillance tool in a few selected countries and adapt where needed. •     Technical support to implement the PrEP surveillance tool in targeted countries. •     Design of a PrEP implementers website where tools will be made available and new insights and information can be shared. The website will have sections for each of the actors, although anyone can review the materials if they are curious. •     Draft the 2015 annual report and final report for the PrEP BMGF grant, and prepare the relevant documents for the technical closure of the current PrEP BMGF grant ending September 2016 •     Prepare the operational plan and budget for the BMGF grant proposal for PrEP. •     Participate in multi-agency planning meetings for PrEP implementation whenever possible, along with the technical WHO officer in charge Key requirements for this consultancy: Essential Education: University degree (MA level) in Public Health, Medicine or equivalent Work experience: At least seven years of relevant experience in public health of which five years in HIV and HIV prevention Desirable Education: University Degree in business administration or relevant project management degree would be an asset. Experience: Documented experience on PrEP Experience in with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants Previous work with WHO, other international organizations in the field of health and development Experience in developing business plans and financial planning tools Skills Languages: Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) Please note that the initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The extension will done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 10 days per month. Submission of proposals: No later than 07 August 2015, 12:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). “2015HTMHIV006_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV006_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, “2015HTMHIV006_5_RFP Acceptance Form (PrEP).doc” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV006_6_RFP Completeness Form (PrEP).doc” form completed/signed. All documents must be received by WHO no later than 07 August 2015, 12:00 (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV006) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV006 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached documents for additional information.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy for technical support on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) (2015/HTM/HIV/006)

World Health Organization | Published June 23, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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The WHO programme on HIV is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. Its goals are consistent with getting to zero: UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments as for example the Millennium Development Goals. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organisation wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The HIV Department provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme. The Key Populations and Prevention (KPP) unit within the department focuses on two key areas: most at risk populations and new prevention technologies. On the latter, KPP has been supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to assist countries in preparing for the implementation and scale up of oral daily pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), should research continue to support its use. This work has included raising the level of awareness of PrEP in countries which participated in efficacy trials of PrEP, raising the level of awareness of PrEP in regions, developing WHO guidance for countries which may wish to include PrEP in their prevention portfolios, and developing a framework for helping countries move ahead with implementation research. Work in countries is underway, assisting a selected few which have demonstrated interest in conducting demonstration project research. In general these countries are considering the use of PrEP with the most at risk populations. Main activity: The objective of this contract is to assist the WHO programme on HIV with technical expertise to the PrEP project funded by BMGF. Specific objectives: The main objectives of this consultancy are during the first phase to provide technical expert advice for the PrEP guidelines and project. Specific objectives are: •     Develop a standard business plan to be included as an annex in the PrEP implementation guidance targeted at program and clinic managers. This plan needs to be easy adaptable for  different country settings across the globe •     To developing a financial planning tool to be included as an annex in the PrEP implementation guidance targeted at policy makers and implementers for national PrEP roll out. The tool needs to be sufficiently flexible to be used for various country settings across the globe •     Provide technical support to the development of the Mozambique demonstration project proposal to offer PrEP to the wives of migrant miners during the Christmas season •     Provide technical support to the implementation phases of the Mozambique, India and Kenya demonstration projects •     Design a PrEP monitoring tool, to be funded and implemented separately. This will be used to track, PrEP roll out and outcomes, including the number of people that have been offered PrEP, number of people  reporting PrEP use in the past 7 days, etc. •     Pilot test the surveillance tool in a few selected countries and adapt where needed. •     Technical support to implement the PrEP surveillance tool in targeted countries. •     Design of a PrEP implementers website where tools will be made available and new insights and information can be shared. The website will have sections for each of the actors, although anyone can review the materials if they are curious. •     Draft the 2015 annual report and final report for the PrEP BMGF grant, and prepare the relevant documents for the technical closure of the current PrEP BMGF grant ending September 2016 •     Prepare the operational plan and budget for the BMGF grant proposal for PrEP. •     Participate in multi-agency planning meetings for PrEP implementation whenever possible, along with the technical WHO officer in charge Key requirements for this consultancy: Essential Education: University degree (MA level) in Public Health, Medicine or equivalent Work experience: At least seven years of relevant experience in public health of which five years in HIV and HIV prevention Desirable Education: University Degree in business administration or relevant project management degree would be an asset. Experience: Documented experience on PrEP Experience in with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants Previous work with WHO, other international organizations in the field of health and development Experience in developing business plans and financial planning tools Skills Languages: Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) Please note that the initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The extension will done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 10 days per month. Submission of proposals: No later than 03 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): “2015HTMHIV006_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, “2015HTMHIV006_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. No later than 03 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit (if necessary): “2015HTMHIV006_7_RFP Questions from Bidders (PrEP).xls” form completed, if relevant. All relevant questions will be considered, answers will be compiled & communicated to all prospective bidders. No later than 24 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET), the bidder shall submit: Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). “2015HTMHIV006_5_RFP Acceptance Form (PrEP).doc” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV006_6_RFP Completeness Form (PrEP).doc” form completed/signed. All documents must be received by WHO no later than 24 July 2015, 17:00 Geneva time (CET). Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV006) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization ­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV006 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Consultancy to support the data management for HIV drug resistance (2015/HTM/HIV/016)

World Health Organization | Published November 23, 2015  -  Deadline December 11, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) emerges when HIV replicates in the presence of antiretroviral drugs. With global scale-up of antiretroviral therapy, some degree of HIVDR is expected to emerge. Key to achieving an end to the AIDS epidemic is optimizing population-level HIV treatment and minimizing HIVDR. The HIVDR team, situated within the Treatment and Care (TAC) unit of the HIV Department, monitors emergence of HIVDR, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.  Assessments focus on monitoring of ART clinic-level factors correlated with HIVDR, so called early warning indicators (EWI) of HIVDR, and surveys estimating levels of pre-treatment, acquired and transmitted HIVDR and HIVDR in infants 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment The contractual partner will have the responsibility to support  the technical infrastructure and information management n related to the surveillance and monitoring of HIVDR. II. Scope of Work The assignment is estimated to be for 180 days over a 12 month period. III. Outputs Data management of HIVDR surveillance information at WHO. Perform structure and preliminary content validation (quality review) as well as follow-up with countries to resolve data submission/quality issues. Assist in outreach to WHO regional and country offices to ensure timely reporting by countries of HIVDR/EWI monitoring plans and results. Perform descriptive analyses of HIVDR surveillance information for purpose of monitoring implementation of national/regional surveillance and monitoring plans. Provide technical assistance to participating countries concerning the submission, management and quality assurance of HIVDR surveillance and monitoring data. Data management for the HIVDR team MS SharePoint site and SQL database with support of the WHO IT and/or external contractual partners, if required. Support automated report functionality of SQL database by using inet-soft to generate reports from specifications provided by the WHO HIVDR team. Perform basic analytical analyses using STATA or other software of HIVDR survey or EWI data for the purpose of supporting global reporting Provide advice to WHO HIVDR team to understand the information system requirements for HIVDR surveillance and provide input to the design of supporting information technology tools Where relevant, support development and collation of written WHO-country data sharing agreements Develop test plans and test evolving WHO HIVDR database and report finding to WHO HIVDR team to support prioritization/development of bug fixing, enhancements, new functionality Complete import, verification and validation of all available data from surveys of transmitted HIVDR and surveys of acquired HIVDR using prospective survey methods IV. Timeframe & Deliverables (estimate based on 15 days per month) Quarterly reports summarizing: HIVDR-related data reviewed of content and quality and status of follow-up with regions/countries for any missing or poor quality data. Countries where outreach was provided for the purpose of obtaining country surveillance plans and data List of descriptive analyses of HIVDR surveillance performed. Technical assistance provided to participating countries concerning the submission, management and quality assurance of HIVDR surveillance and monitoring data. Report issues related to MS SharePoint site and SQL, if applicable List of reports generated from SQL using inet-soft or other business analysis tool as requested by the WHO HIVDR team. List of analyses performed using STATA or other software of HIVDR survey or EWI data for the purpose of supporting global reporting Report information system requirements for HIVDR surveillance and provide input to the design of supporting information technology tools List of developed data sharing agreements, by country, when relevant Written test plans and results of testing of WHO HIVDR database List of data from surveys/EWI for which import, verification and validation has been completed in the relevant quarter. V. Performance monitoring The contractor’s work will be supervised by the Technical Officer, Responsible for HIVDR (first-level supervisor), and by the Treatment and Care Coordinator (second-level supervisor), both in the HIV/AIDS Department. The timeframe above includes deliverables against which performance will be monitored on a quarterly basis. VI. Location and Travel The contractual partner is expected to work at their place of residence. However, in the beginning of the contract for capacity building reasons temporary presence  in WHO/HQ, Geneva, Switzerland may be required. Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). The Contractor shall verify that he/she is legally entitled to travel to the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, including Switzerland. 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Postgraduate or other advance degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics, or public health informatics II. Skills and competencies Essential: Good analytical skills, especially descriptive analyses Good knowledge of analytical software such as Stata (preferred), SAS or Epi Info Expert skills manipulating data into appropriate data sets for specific analyses Ability to work effectively in a team environment with people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds, as well as work independently with limited supervision Knowledge of best practices in quality review of data in an information system Ability to train others in data management including quality assurance reviews Familiarity with project life cycle and implementation strategies Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint Strong programming knowledge of  Microsoft EXCEL Desirable: Good knowledge of database design and relational database management system Good knowledge of accessing and using an MS SQL Server database or one in a similar data storage tool Familiarity with MS SharePoint Exposure to InetSoft or experience using other business or statistical analysis tools III. Experience Essential: At least 2 years of experience planning and producing descriptive analyses and data quality assurance reviews At least 2 years of experience manipulating relational database structures At least 2 years of experience selecting and implementing information technology tools for data management Desirable: Experience working in an international environment Experience working to improve data quality at a state (province) or national-level Education in Public Health or Public Health Informatics Previous work with the WHO or UN agency Languages: Essential: Excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken) Desirable: Working knowledge of French (written and spoken) Proficiency in other official WHO languages, specifically Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 11 December 2015, 12:00 CET the bidder shall submit by email: A letter of motivation outlining relevant experience and skills as defined in section 3. This letter must also indicate the daily consultancy rate. Any cost related to the assignment need to be reflected into the daily rate except for travel as indicated under section 2. An updated CV. You may wish to check: Web Site: http://www.who.int/hiv/en/; Keywords: HIV, data management, drug resistance, database Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/016) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/016 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

ewz area Herdern, repair and optimization, project management user / operator representatives

ewz Elektrizitätswerk der Stadt Zürich Services Projekteinkauf, SEP | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline May 13, 2016
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72224000

The area Herdern ewz is fully repaired and optimized for future needs. On the grounds of various (main) are usages provided: offices for management, a network control center, a calibration point, a power base, education and training rooms, workshops, dressing rooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, indoor and outdoor storage areas, a Bobinenhalle, archives and car parking , ewz will be the sole user and also operator of the site.

For the project / -e competent / -r and strong communication / -r Projektleiter / -in users / operators representatives is wanted. He / she takes over all control, planning, coordinating and controlling activities user / operator representatives for the project phases 31 (configuration, starting 2016) to 53 (implementation, commissioning 2021) according to SIA by building owners.

In this project role he is / she is the user and operator organization and is responsible that the user and operator tasks property in all project phases and planned and completed in a timely manner. Next he presents / she sure that all user and operator requirements according to the guidelines in the project specifications planned and oriented towards the user. This also includes a phase just accompany construction facility management within the meaning of KBOB and the recommendation SIA 113. He / she together with the project developer (ewz) and / of Leiter / -in the general planning team, the project team.

Consultancy for senior technical support to WHO project on VMMC & ASRH Linkage-Integration in Tanzania & Zimbabwe

World Health Organization | Published August 12, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) for HIV prevention programmes have been designed for the ‘catch-up phase’, targeting male age 18 years and older. Given practical experience since the 2007 WHO recommendations were issued and as services are beginning to shift for the sustainable phase which will in clude predominantly adolescents, programmers now recognize the importance of making VMMC services more age appropriate.  As younger adolescents  form a large proportion of clients;  the opportunity exists to ensure relevant services are provided to adolescents. Adolescents boys in particular have minimal contact with health services for a variety of reasons: services are not ‘friendly’, and are of poor quality; adolescent services are not targeted at boys;  knowledge  on  sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services availability is limited.  Yet VMMC may be  an entry point to increase access and  provide broader services to adolescent boys. VMMC also could provide an opportunity to engage with boys on issues of gender. To help guide national programmes to link and/or broaden VMMC with SRH services for adolescents and to enhance age-specific relevance, WHO in 2011 developed a draft manual – Programme Options and Support Materials (POSM)- that outlined a menu of expanded ASRH packages and service delivery options to support these packages. Within in Zimbabwe and Tanzania, the national ministries of health are moving forward to develop enhanced VMMC-ASRH services . Preparation and plans are well underway to field-test these options in each country with the approval of the ministries of health.  This information will also inform WHO HQ on revising the POSM, and on considerations for a new action framework on VMMC. To carry out this project successfully, the Ministry of Health in both countries will undertake a mapping assessment of available VMMC and ASRH service delivery points in select districts; a review of available information materials and messages for VMMC and ASRH; development of service delivery options and adaptation of service delivery protocols; and the development and implementation of a field-test . This work will also be informed by experiences gained from similar projects which target adolescent boys and young men. It will incorporate, and adapt, where appropriate, programme and training packages that have been developed for those projects.  Senior advisory and technical support is required to undertake the next phases of the project, to synthesize lessons and outcomes. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment To provide technical support to WHO Headquarters KPP team, Tanzania and Zimbabwe WHO country office, Ministry of Health, and local consultants on a Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) and Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) linkage -  integration project II. Scope of Work The assignment is from 7 September 2015 to 30th August 2016, for a maximum of 60 days. The contract will be awarded in two components due to WHO internal budgeting and administrative arrangements.  The first contract will cover through the end of 2015, and the second the period occurring in 2016. III. Outputs Pilot field testing of ASRH MC linkages support materials. Series of technical briefs to guide  the development and implementation of the pilots in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Briefs will build on the already completed phases of country preparatory stakeholder meetings, message and service mapping and desk reviews, the draft service delivery protocols and the draft proposal for the pilot assessments and district plans. The briefs will focus on the key players / groups (eg, programme managers, service providers, adolescents) who will implement or be the recipients of the pilot services. Write detailed technical briefs on content and processes to guide implementing the pilot(s), such as: Provider orientation content by specific target group (as relevant) Outline of the service package to be extracted from the preparatory reports, adapted for the pilot districts and converted into user friendly materials by a communications specialist (the basic VMMC/ASRH information and services to be offered; service delivery protocols) Information, education and communication resources and channels, including resources on gender and masculinity, for audiences identified in preparatory phase Linkage and referral considerations including at provider and client levels. This set of briefs may also be used to inform the pilot projects undertaken by other countries. Write field test protocol with WHO colleagues and inputs of country programmes and consultants At least three reports, presentations and/or documentation of virtual technical support activities throughout the planning and implementation of the project and/or comments/edits of project documents Provide virtual regular technical support including on Orientation and lessons learnt webinars to WHO and country teams during planning, implementation and assessment: development of the methodology, analysis and reporting of the pilot projects assessments to the WHO HQ, CO, MOH staff, country teams and consultants. Review and comment on key in-country documents, including TOR of consultants and methodologies of the assessment PowerPoint presentations on pilots undertaken and overarching lessons to inform strategies and guidance. Provide inputs to WHO HQ and country teams on a satellite session at ICASA 2015 (depending on progress in countries) and a presentation the International AIDS conference in Durban 2016. Trip reports describing technical support provided, including annexes of presentations, agenda, outcomes and other relevant documentation, from any in country missions. Provide in-person technical support to country teams during planning, implementation and assessment through: Workshops with consultants and country teams (e.g. district plans, orientation) Planning meetings for implementation and assessment Facilitating key stakeholder meetings NB: It is envisaged that there would be abouttwo visits per country during the planning, implementation and assessment phases IV. Timeframe & Deliverables Deliverable 1: Series of operational and technical briefs, and field test protocol due by 30 October 2015 Deliverables 2: Reports, presentations and/or documentation on virtual technical support activities including comments/edits on project documents. Timing dependent on country progress but likely Report 1 due by 1st December 2015, report 2 by 1st April 2016, report 3 by 30th August 2016.  Two PowerPoint presentations of process and results of pilots undertaken, due by 30th June 2016.  Report on completion of the assessment of the pilot projects, due by 30th June 2016 Deliverable 3s: Trip reports outlining in person technical support provided including annexes of presentations and other relevant documentation, due two weeks post each country visit. V. Performance monitoring The contractor’s work will be supervised by the Technical Officer, Responsible for Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (first-level supervisor), and by the Team Lead, Key Population and Prevention team (second-level supervisor), both in the HIV/AIDS Department. The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. In the event of a delay in delivery of material to the contractual partner or any substantial change after the contractor has started e.g. provision of additional material, revision of existing material, receipt of additional reviewer’s comments that need to be addressed an addendum to this contract may need to be negotiated. VI. Location and Travel The contractor is expected to work remotely, with regular communication with the WHO technical focal points for this work. Physical presence in Geneva may be required 2-3 times during the assignment for meetings. Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). The Contractor shall verify that all Contractor Personnel is legally entitled to travel to the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, including Switzerland. 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Essential: Master in Social Science, Public Health or International health; clinical training (eg nursing, social work, medicine). II. Experience Essential: At least 10 years’ experience in adolescent health of which at least 1 year experience in the field of HIV prevention and / or adolescent service delivery and familiarity with VMMC for HIV prevention. Clinical service experience and experience with African health and health care settings. Desirable: Experience in adolescent health systems strengthening with demonstrated ability to reach out to key stakeholders, international partner collaboration, excellent communication and writing skills in English, familiarity and experience with the International Organizations. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of HIV or Adolescent Health would be an asset. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 21 August 2015, 13:00 CET the bidder shall submit by email: A letter of motivation outlining relevant experience as mentioned under section 3. This letter also need to indicate the daily consultancy rate. Any cost related to the assignment need to be reflected into the daily rate except for travel as indicated under section 2. An updated CV. Email for submissions of proposal:        pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/009) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-KPP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/009 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Request for Proposal (RFP): Contractor to support the HIV Health Sector Monitor: 2015/HTM/HIV/003

World Health Organization | Published March 23, 2015  -  Deadline April 6, 2015
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Description: The WHO HIV Department has established a comprehensive country intelligence system which shares data on policies, strategic information and technical assistance between offices, globally, regionally and in countries.  In addition, there are various additional data sources which WHO uses, including Global AIDS Response Progress Reporting (GARPR), technical assistance reports, and the results of country epidemiologic and programme  reviews. In 2015, WHO is initiating a process to build on this country intelligence to provide options for visualization, improving the quality and completeness of data sets, and to be able to link and incorporate other data sources it uses into one place.  The aim of this is to improve data sharing and coordination within the HIV department and with regional and country offices. The system should also be used to collect data and to generate country profiles, and briefing documents. Purpose of this assignment: The main objective of this assignment is  to work is on visualization options and supporting options for analysis and use of data.  It is assumed that this will also require additional data collection through a list of policy questions. Furthermore some analysis and where needed forecasting projections should be built into the functionality. Scope of Work: The assignment is from 1 May 2015 to 31 October  2015 and the contractor will work under the supervision of the SIP Information Officer. The contractor will consult with the technical team in the design, structure and final form of the visualization and proof of concept of options for country intelligence.  This will involve close consultation with the existing country intelligence, sources of technical support to countries, and strategic information data, including GARPR. The goal will be to provide a country intelligence visualization portal (drawing on the existing country data intelligence system) to cover basic strategic information by region and country, technical assistance provided, key issues and documents that support this.  In a few countries, further detail on technical assistance documents and outcomes, including epidemiologic -reviews should be provided, and sub national data. Specific Activities: A country intelligence and visualization portal that will include the following features: Interactive visual maps and charts of key strategic information, technical assistance and country documents Drill down from national to sub-national and district in a selected, small number of countries Visualization of separate detailed views by country for strategic information, key documents, key issues and technical support Some predefined analytical features, for example projections and benchmarking comparisons to regional figures A system for  collecting data, generating  country profiles and briefing documents Downloading features in various formats (Word, PDF, PNG, Excel, CSV) The contractual partner will work under the supervision of the Information Officer within the SIP unit of the Department of HIV/AIDS. A detailed timeframe includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. The contractual partner will be requested to work off-site. Interactions will only be through electronic and telecom media (email, audio conferencing, Webex), and  no travel shall be considered for this contract. Requirements for the assignment: Education: Educational background: University degree in Computer science, programming or equivalent. Experience: Professional experience: 6 to 8 years. Skills and Competencies: The contractor should have proven experience in the development of data visualization applications and use of third-party tools for generating maps, graphs and charts. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of web application design and development. Submission of proposals: No later than 06 April 2015, 17:00 CET, the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to: technical and financial documents, CV). Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV003) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV003 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland Refer to attached document for additional information.

Request for Proposal (RFP): Consultancy to support business planning and database development global HIV drug resistance surveillance (2015/HTM/HIV/015)

World Health Organization | Published November 23, 2015  -  Deadline December 11, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) emerges when HIV replicates in the presence of antiretroviral drugs. With global scale-up of antiretroviral therapy, some degree of HIVDR is expected to emerge. Key to achieving an end to the AIDS epidemic is optimizing population-level HIV treatment and minimizing HIVDR. The HIVDR team, situated within the Treatment and Care (TAC) unit of the HIV Department, monitors emergence of HIVDR, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.  Assessments focus on monitoring of ART clinic-level factors correlated with HIVDR, so called early warning indicators (EWI) of HIVDR, and surveys estimating levels of pre-treatment, acquired and transmitted HIVDR and HIVDR in infants This Request For Proposal (RFP) is divided into two sections: 1. Business analysis/project management, and 2. Database development. Potential contractual partner(s) may submit a bid for either or both functions. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment Business analysis: Under guidance of the HIVDR team, Treatment and Care (TAC) Unit of the WHO HIV/AIDS department, the contractual partner will have the responsibility to support project management and business analysis to inform WHO decisions related to WHO’s HIVDR database.  The contractor will need to liaise with the Strategic Information (SIP) Unit of the HIV Department for the purpose of supporting department wide efforts to link and where possible integrate database platforms. Through discussions with the HIVDR team, other stakeholders, and pre-established county and regional users groups, the analysts will be responsible for drafting a business analysis of the drug resistance database (including specifications, requirements, interface mock-ups, and issues related to maintenance and sustainability) and communicating this to the database developer. The contractual partner will provide high level technical support to the HIVDR data manager, if required. Database development: Under the supervision of the HIVDR team, Treatment and Care Unit of the WHO HIV/AIDS department, the contractual partner will have the responsibility to execute database programming (.NET/SQL); this will include completion of first phase requirements and bug fixing as well as development of components of the second phase as defined during the course of discussions by business analysis. The contractual partner will have the responsibility of maintaining the test and production environments on the WHO server. II. Scope of Work Business analysis: The contractual partner performing business analysis/project management will be working for 180 days over a 12 month period. Database development: The contractual partner performing database development will be working for 140 days over a 12 month period. III. Outputs Business analysis: Support the adequate running and implementation of the WHO HIVDR database/application by elaborating on programming modifications as needed and discussed with the responsible technical staff, and other (if applicable) contractual partners to ensure full compliance with WHO standards and rules and procedures, as well as adherence to best software engineering practices and facilitating the outsourcing of development to external contractors, as required. Deliverable: Quarterly report Time line: Quarter 1-4 Support HIVDR team in landscaping and facilitating integration of information management platforms across the WHO HIV department. Deliverable: Quarterly report describing landscaping/integration Time line: Quarter 1-4 Review currently developed user instruction materials for the applications to support development of finalized documents, were needed. Deliverable: Finalized instruction materials Time line: Quarter 1 Conduct HIVDR database situation analysis for the purpose of efficiently ensuring conclusion of first phase by review of testing, support prioritization of required fixes, de-bugging and successfully supporting finalization of first phase. Deliverable: Report detailing findings of situation analysis b.   Time line: Quarter 1 Prepare in collaboration with the HIVDR team written business plan for the second phase of the WHO HIVDR database, which consists of automated country-level reports for main outcomes of WHO surveys of pre-treatment and acquired HIVDR, country upload of data from survey of HIVDR in infants Deliverable: Business plan Time line: Quarter 2 Prepare in collaboration with the HIVDR team written requirements documents and web user interface mock-ups (country and WHO-level interface(s)) for priority applications related to the second phase (as defined in item 6, above). Support HIVDR team in communicating requirements documents and mock-ups to developer and support resolution of queries. Deliverable: Requirements document and mock-ups Time line: Quarter 2 Prepare in collaboration with the WHO HIVDR team written test plans priority applications developed as part of the second phase (as defined in item 6, above). Deliverable: Written test plans Time line: Quarter 2-4 Prepare in collaboration with the HIVDR inet Soft (or other business solution) pre-formatted reports, where needed and support data manager in creation of inet soft report, if required Deliverable: Documents describing pre-formatted inet Soft reports (or reports generated by an alternative business solution) and support provided to data manager, if required b.   Time line: Quarter 2-4 Provide weekly report to WHO business steward regarding progress on all fronts of HIVDR DB. Deliverable: Brief weekly summary reports b.   Time line: Quarter 2-4 Database development: Maintain system on WHO test and production servers (support/guidance provided by WHO-ITT). a.   Deliverable: Quarterly report describing maintenance of database b.   Time line: Quarter 1-4 Based on the pilot testing modify existing first phase functionality to be consistent with WHO requirements (bug fixing) (1 month; quarter 1) a. Deliverable: Modified HIVDR database with bugs fixed and specifications achieved b.  Time line: Quarter 1 Develop new functionality to permit automated country-level reports for main outcomes of WHO surveys of pre-treatment and acquired HIVDR, country upload functionally for data from surveys of HIVDR in infants a. Deliverable: New database modules/functionally inclusive of unit testing b. Time line: Quarter 1-4 Develop new functionality in existing application or integration with a WHO approved commercial-off-the shelf product such as MS SharePoint to track country implementation and manage requests for technical assistance– requirements document to be provided to contractual partner by WHO a.             Deliverable: New database modules/functionality inclusive of unit testing b.             Time line: 2 months and Quarter 3-4 Develop required new SQL table structure to accommodate new functionality (e.g., HIVDR EWI data) - requirements document to be provided to contractor by WHO database business analyst Deliverable: New database structure (tables) inclusive of unit testing Timeline:    0.5 month Quarters Perform testing of new functionality prior to delivery to WHO to detect and fix “bugs” to the extent possible Deliverable: Brief written test plans and documented fixing of “bugs” Timeline:    Quarters 1-4 Provide weekly reports to the unit detailing status of each deliverable for coordination and integration with other development activities for this project Deliverable: Brief weekly written report detailing status of deliverables Timeline:    Quarters 1-4 Perform other tasks as requested by WHO HIVDR team related to HIVDR database development Deliverable: New table structures, functionality, interface(s), report as defined during quarters 1-4) Timeline:     0.5 month over Quarters 1-4 IV. Timeframe & Deliverables Business analyst: The contract is estimated to be 180 days over a 12 month period. Deliverables as detailed in section III. Database developer: The contract will be for 140 days over a 12 month period. Deliverables as detailed in section III. V. Performance monitoring The contractor’s work will be supervised by the Technical Officer, Responsible for HIVDR (first-level supervisor), and by the Treatment and Care Coordinator (second-level supervisor), both in the HIV/AIDS Department. The timeframe above includes deliverables against which performance will be monitored on a quarterly basis. VI. Location and Travel Business analyst: The contractual partner is expected to work at their usual place of work.  Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). Database developer: The contractual partner is expected to work at their usual place of work. Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). Potential contractual partners shall verify prior to proposing a bid that he/she is legally entitled to travel to Switzerland and disclose any visa requirements. 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT Business analyst: Education University degree in computer science Skills and competencies Required Skills and competencies: Strong and proven analytical skills (business, functional and system analysis) Strong knowledge of web application development methodologies, project life cycle and implementation strategies Strong knowledge of Microsoft development platforms (IDE, Source Control, SQL suite, IIS) Extensive knowledge of the .NET framework and design patterns Knowledge, skills, or experience with ASP.NET MVC using C# Strong knowledge of database design and relational database management system, more specifically using MS SQL Server Extensive knowledge of industry standards and best practices in software engineering and information system development lifecycle Experience with I-net Soft (preferred) or other business analysis tools Proven track record of delivering projects on time and within budget Strong interpersonal skills Desired skills and competencies: Familiarity with RESTfull web services, OpenID, open source CMS based on .Net, ORM and IoC containers Experience (required) •     At least 5 years of professional experience in business analysis •     At least 5 years of experience documenting functional and non-functional requirements •     At least 5 years of experience managing software development projects •     At least 5 years of experience developing pre-formatted reports using I-net Soft or other business or statistical analysis software •     At least 3 years of experience working on projects for public health Languages (required) Excellent written and spoken English Database developer: Education University degree in computer science or equivalent training and experience in information technology, required Skills and competencies (required) Strong knowledge of ASP.NET web technologies Strong knowledge of JavaScript Strong knowledge of SQL programming Good working knowledge of English written/spoken Experience (required) At least 5 years of professional experience in software development and application engineering At least 3 years of experience developing in ASP.NET web technologies At least 2 years of experience developing in JavaScript Experience in working with international or inter-country Organizations, desirable 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 11 December 2015, 12:00 CET the bidder shall submit by email: A letter of motivation outlining relevant experience and skills as defined in section 3. This letter must also indicate the daily consultancy rate. Any cost related to the assignment need to be reflected into the daily rate except for duty travel as indicated under section 2. An updated CV Candidate(s) with competitive proposals will be contacted by the Organization for an interview and may be asked to perform written test demonstrating competencies. You may wish to check: Web Site: http://www.who.int/hiv/en/; Keywords: HIV, data management, drug resistance, database Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/015) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/015 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Consultancy to support of the Global HIV Drug Resistance (HIVDR) Surveillance and Monitoring Strategy (2016/HTM/HIV/017)

World Health Organization | Published September 12, 2016
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Resistance to HIV medications has the potential to threaten the tremendous preventive and treatment successes of ART.  HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) emerges when HIV replicates in the presence of antiretroviral drugs.  If HIVDR becomes widespread, drugs currently used to treat HIV infection may become ineffective.  The consequences of HIVDR include treatment failure, the need to start costlier second- and third- line treatments, increased health costs associated with these, the spread of drug resistant HIV, and the need to develop new anti-HIV drugs. To date, levels of HIVDR in countries scaling up ART remain manageable, but they are slowly increasing.  For example, in East Africa, resistance rates above 10% to non-nucleoside drugs (such as nevirapine and efavirenz) were recently reported.

                                                               

WHO is the lead global normative agency with responsibility to guide countries about measures to prevent, monitor, and contain HIVDR.  WHO and its partner organizations and experts of the HIVResNet group developed a global strategy for the surveillance and monitoring of HIVDR in 2004, that was further updated in 2012. The strategy generates data on the emergence and transmission of HIVDR and equips countries with information to select first and second line antiretroviral therapy regimens. 

Through concept notes and guidance, WHO has provided technical support to countries on how to conduct surveillance activities.  WHO regularly reports on the prevalence of resistance (see http://www.who.int/hiv/topics/drugresistance/en/.).

The HIVDR team is developing the WHO HIVDR Surveillance Report, which will be published at the end of 2016. This report requires the collection of up to date HIVDR and EWI survey data from countries with substantial follow up for the purposes of data cleaning and analysis.

Within the HIV Department, the contractor will work with the Treatment and Care Unit (TAC) Unit.

 

Main Tasks:

Under the direction of the Medical Officer of HIV Drug Resistance in the TAC Unit, HIV Department, the consultant will do the following tasks:

 

1.      Provide inputs and guidance to further develop the database on Drug Resistance in collaboration with the IT and data management consultants.

2.      To assure quality of the sequence from HIVDR country surveys in fasta file format, produce quality assurance reports and upload those to WHO HIVDR database or SharePoint

3.      To support WHO in the preparation of a meeting on use of programmatic data to inform HIVDR surveillance.

4.      To provide remote technical expertise to up to 15 countries requiring support for implementation of WHO HIVDR surveys.

5.      To support WHO in the preparation of the HIVDR Global Report

6.      Review and provide comments and inputs to the draft Global Action Plan (GAP).

7.      Assist WHO in the preparation of the expert meeting on “response to high level of pre-treatment HIVDR”.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

 

Essential Education:

Master Degree in Epidemiology, Virology and/or Medical Degree

 

Desirable:

Degree in Public Health

 

Essential Work experience:

At least 10 years working experience in the field of HIV virology and at least five years in HIV drug resistance surveillance

 

Desirable:

Documented experience in writing drug surveillance reports and/or with DR databases.

                               

The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended to another 12 months depending on the performance and funding availability.

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 21 September 2016, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                                                                                  

  1. “2016HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.
  2. “2016HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda.

 

No later than 28 September 2016, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                                                                                                  

  1. Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual.
  2. Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).
  3. “2016HTMHIV017_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.
  4. “2016HTMHIV017_6_RFP Completeness Form (TAC DR)” form completed/signed.

A prospective bidder requiring any clarification on technical, contractual or commercial matters may notify WHO via email at the following address no later than 21 September 2016, 17:00 CET.

 

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV017)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2016HTMHIV017

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27        

 

Refer to attached documents for additional information.

 

Request for Proposal (RFP): Contractor to support the Revision and Consolidation of the WHO Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance System Guidance for HIV in the health sector (PMS): 2015/HTM/HIV/0

World Health Organization | Published June 26, 2015  -  Deadline July 8, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION Over the last years, WHO as well as development partners have published a range of guiding documents which have relevance for the generation and use of strategic information for the health sector response. In some areas, this existing guidance needs to be updated or complemented with additional information. The release of WHO’s 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the Use of ARV Drugs for Treating and Preventing HIV Infection[1] is an opportune time to review country patient monitoring systems and consider elements that may require updates and whether data collected through current monitoring systems need to be complemented with additional information to adequately capture evolving HIV programmes. Following the release of the above guideline, WHO is developing a “Consolidated guidance on strategic information (SI) for the HIV health sector response” for release in 2015 that brings together existing M&E guidance in various programme areas; reviews and update current indicators for better clarity; deletes obsolete indicators; fills gaps in currently available M&E guidance; and clearly specify core set of indicators to monitor the health sector HIV response. This consolidated SI guide will help programme managers to assess the effectiveness of interventions and linkages between services along the cascade of treatment and care for HIV, and also put a system in place (the PMS) to collect individual and population-level outcomes, including toxicity and adverse events, drug resistance, viral suppression, mortality, and survival to assess programme impact. The WHO Patient and Program Monitoring Systems (PMS) Guidance (set of generic tools) will also need to be updated in line with evolving HIV care and treatment interventions, and updated SI guidance. The proposed PMS guidance will be reviewed and simplified to reflect current and new recommendations thereby providing a comprehensive system to collect individual and population-level outcomes (including toxicity and adverse events, drug resistance, viral suppression, mortality, survival and incidence) and assess the impact of programmes. The primary target audience for PMS guidance are national programme managers and M&E officers with the responsibility to plan, manage and report on HIV health sector interventions, health care providers, and health workers who are involved in the collection and use of data at the subnational level. A secondary audience are development partners and other entities that would be harmonizing data elements and reporting on aspects of the health sector response to HIV. The patient monitoring guidance will be elaborated in close collaboration and consultation with experts, development partners, country and civil society representatives at global level. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT The main aim of this consultancy is technical development and writing of the WHO Patient Monitoring and Case Surveillance System Guidance for HIV in the health sector. II. Scope of Work The assignment is from 20 July 2015 to 31 march 2016, for a maximum of 132 days. III. Outputs Develop the new WHO PMS guidance Draft chapters and annexes of the new WHO PMS guidance based on literature review, input from partners and expert members of the technical working group under WHO supervision; Update the PPMS patient cards and registers, reporting tools, minimum data set; Quality control and consistency : Quality assured document, internally consistent and aligned with other global guidance and standards Review all contributions for technical accuracy and provide comments to contributors in consultation with WHO. Ensure technical consistency across all sections of the document. Cross check for complementarity of sections, identify gaps and updated 2015 WHO treatment ARV guideline Ensure technical consistency with 2015 Consolidated SI guideline and Write up a situation analysis (assessment of current practices, major gaps and opportunities) by summarizing already existing documentation: like WHO case studies (5 countries), WHO 2013 3ILPMS consultation report, Global Fund landscape analysis reports IV. Timeframe & Deliverables Deliverable 1 :Write up a situation analysis, due 30 August 2015. Deliverable 2 :Writing of the new WHO PMS guidance, due 30 March  2016. V. Performance monitoring The contractual partner will work under the supervision of Technical Officer, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS. The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. VI. Location and Travel The contractor is expected to work remotely, with regular communication with the WHO technical focal points for this work. Physical presence in Geneva may be required 3-4 times during the assignment, encompassing 1-2 weeks. Any duty travel related to this assignment will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel (not to be included in the proposal budget). The Contractor shall verify that all Contractor Personnel is legally entitled to travel to the country or countries where the work is to be carried out, including Switzerland. 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Postgraduate degree in public health or epidemiology II. Experience Mandatory: At least 5 years’ experience in epidemiology or disease monitoring including especially in resource-poor settings. Desirable at least 3 years experience in patient monitoring of HIV care and ART in resource-poor settings. III. Skills and Competencies The work will require experience with HIV programme monitoring and epidemiology, international partner coordination and collaboration, excellent communication and writing skills in English, familiarity and experience with the International Organizations. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of HIV and Hepatitis would be an asset. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 8 July 2015, 12:00 CET the bidder shall submit: An email with the proposal in the form of a daily rate An updated CV. Email for submissions of proposal:        pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/007) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs MariaIsabella PORTORICO HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/007 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Technical support in implementation of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV Prevention (2015/HTM/HIV/018)

World Health Organization | Published November 30, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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1. INTRODUCTION The Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) Team works on a range of topics including biomedical prevention such as HIV testing services, voluntary medical male circumcision, pre exposure prophylaxis, as well as all relevant prevention and treatment for key populations. WHO defines key populations in the context of HIV and viral hepatitis as people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment The KPP team seeks technical support to work on a range of issues pertaining to its work on PrEP. The consultant will provide support to the development of normative guidance, implementation tools and reports on PrEP, which will include technical assistance to WHO member States exploring how they can introduce PrEP into their own settings. The consultant will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with technical expertise on PrEP, funded under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant. II. Scope of Work The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 9 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the continuation of the PrEP project after September 2015, and  funding availability and performance. The extension will be done against the same terms and conditions as per RFP and a new ToR. The consultancy is estimated for 20 days per month. III. Specific Objectives: Develop WHO PrEP technical and programmatic updates, including in the area of PrEP pharmacology, and integration of PrEP in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in ten focus countries for key populations (Men who have sex with Men,  young women, and sex workers). Prepare a concept note, an agenda and develop presentations for the consultation on interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Compile a report on a costing analysis for a comprehensive service package in priority low and middle income countries (10 focus countries). This will include drug and diagnostic costs, as well as other service delivery costs as e.g. human resources and monitoring and surveillance cost. Technical review and finalization of the PrEP implementation guidance Prepare a concept note, an agenda and presentations for the roll-out and dissemination of the 2015 WHO recommendations on PrEP. Provide technical support to the three of the ten focus countries (mainly South Africa, Swaziland and India) implementing or considering implementing PrEP. Support the monitoring of the WHO supported PrEP demonstration project in Mozambique including a review of the process and analysis of outcome data. Conduct a review and synthesise PrEP evidence and protocols from demonstration projects from all regions in developing an open-access global database. Conduct a review of data relating to hormonal contraception and PrEP Support the development of a  new funding proposal for PrEP Specific activities and deliverables for the duration of the contract: Main activity: Develop WHO PrEP technical and programmatic updates, including in the area of PrEP pharmacology, and integration of PrEP in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services Deliverable 1: Technical update on the interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Deliverable 2: Technical update on integration of PrEp into SRH services Timeline: Months 1- 2 Main activity: Prepare a concept note, an agenda and develop presentations for the consultation on interchangeability of 3TC and FTC in TDF-containing formulations for PrEP Deliverable: Concept note, meeting agenda, and presentations Timeline: Months 2 - 3 Main activity: Compile a report on a costing analysis for a comprehensive service package in priority low and middle income countries. This will include drug and diagnostic costs, as well as other service delivery costs as e.g. programme management, human resources and monitoring and surveillance cost. Deliverable:   Costing analysis of ten countries and summary report Timeline: Months 3 -4 Main activity: Technical review and finalization of the PrEP implementation guidance Deliverable: Finalization of PrEP implementation guidance Timeline: Months 1 -5 Main activity: Prepare a concept note, an agenda and presentations for the roll-out and dissemination of the 2015 WHO recommendations on PrEP. Deliverable:  Concept note, meeting agenda,   and presentations Timeline: Months 4 -6 Main activity: Conduct a review and synthesise PrEP evidence and protocols from demonstration projects from all regions in developing an open-access global database. Deliverable: Global database of PrEP demonstration projects Timeline:  Months 4 - 9 Main activity: Provide technical support to the three focus countries (South Africa, India and Swaziland) implementing or considering implementing PrEP. Deliverable: Detailed reports on country assessment and project planning Timeline:  months 1-9 Main activity: Support to PrEP demonstration project in Mozambique, India, South Africa and Kenya Deliverable: Mission reports stating the project progress, process, outcomes and lessons learnt Timeline:  months 4-8 Main activity: Conduct a review of data relating to hormonal contraception and PrEP Deliverable: Report on hormonal contraception and PrEP data Timeline:  months 5-7 Main activity: Support the development of a  new funding proposal for PrEP Deliverable: PrEP funding proposal finalised (including tracking sheet) Timeline: month 2 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Essential: Master University Degree in Medicine, Public health, or relevant Social Science Desirable: Advanced studies in epidemiology and research methodology EXPERIENCE Essential: Seven years of relevant work experience in public health, of which at least 5 years focus on HIV Desirable: Work experience in PrEP, Monitoring and Evaluation and/or grant management would be an asset. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good analytical and presentation skills Excellent research skills Demonstrated capacity to write and communicate in English. The implementation of the consultancy may require duty travel which will be arranged separately from the consultancy contract. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS: No later than 9 December 2015, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): “2015HTMHIV018_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV018_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, All documents must be received by WHO no later than 18 December 2015, 17:00 (CET). a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. b)            Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). c)             “2015HTMHIV018_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. d)            “2015HTMHIV018_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, e)            “2015HTMHIV018_5_RFP Acceptance Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. f)             “2015HTMHIV018_6_RFP Completeness Form (PrEP).pdf” form completed/signed. Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV018) Mailing address for submission of proposal: Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/018 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

EXTENSION OF ORIGINAL RFP 2015/HTM/HIV/019 Consultant to support the development of a Global Action Plan for HIV Drug Resistance

World Health Organization | Published January 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 22, 2016
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The WHO programme on HIV is guided by the Global Health Strategy for HIV 2011-15. Its goals are consistent with getting to zero: UNAIDS Strategy 2011-15 and other international commitments as for example the Millennium Development Goals. A new Global Health Strategy 2016-21 is under Development. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organisation wide HIV effort to support member states in the implementation of the strategy. The HIV Department provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ departments to contribute to the broader HIV programme.

                                     

Within the HIV Department, the contractor will work with the Treatment and Care Unit (TAC) Unit  

 

Main Tasks:

1.  Update, in collaboration with the Medical Officer of HIV Drug Resistance, a detailed process plan  for developing the HIVDR-GAP and Resource Mobilisation Strategy.

2. Draft regular and timely communications for the HIVDR Steering Group (SG). Support the preparation of regular meetings and/or monthly calls of the Steering Group, minute the meetings and monitor the execution of agreed action points.

3. Support internal and external communication (in collaboration  with the HIV Department information officer) on the strategies development process and ensure updated mailing lists and contact database.

4. Support the coordination and organization of the 6 external consultation meetings. This will include:

5. Support an on-line public multi-stakeholder consultation on the draft HIVDR GAP and resource mobilisation strategy by developing questionnaires  and other online and/or off-line tools for canvassing the view of different constituencies and stakeholders, and compile and analyse the survey outcome.

6. Prepare materials and schedule and conduct interviews with key informants 

7. In collaboration with the Project Manager PDI, draft terms of reference and/or outlines for contracting of appropriate technical and logistical expertise involved in the GAP development process, including (i) technical writer(s) and lay-out (ii) the experts in modelling the estimation of the cost for non-action (that is, the cost of lack of action to contain and minimize HIVDR globally), and (iii) in advocacy and communication.

8. Writing and Revision: Develop an outline and update regularly the drafts of the (i) Global Action Plan, including scale up plan for HIVDR-related activities in targeted high burden countries (10-20 countries) and (ii) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework with indicators, milestones, and division of labour, and the modelling and costing. Develop and update drafts of the  (iii) Resource Mobilization  Strategy

9. Facilitate support to the GAP publication and related products (Resource mobilisation strategy and Advocacy strategy) in terms of writing, lay-out and proof reading in English.

10. Support the launch of the HIVDR-GAP. Prepare development of background documents, slides, presentations.

11. Prepare an operational  plan for the advocacy and resource mobilization strategies based on roles assigned from all sub-groups and contributors

12. Produce final report of HIVDR-GAP and Resource Mobilisation development process, including findings of the consultation processes, discussion of issues specific to HIVDR, and recommendations for future WHO GAP/strategy development processes.

 

Key requirements for this consultancy:

 

Essential Education:

Medical degree and or advance degree in public health or Social Sciences or equivalent 

Essential Work experience:

At least  10 years of relevant working experience in international public health; of which at least four (five) years in the field of HIV and/or viral hepatitis, including in resource poor settings.

Demonstrated experience in global health policy assessment and development

Extensive experience with resource mobilisation processes and strategies

Excellent demonstrated project management experience

Experience in HIV treatment policy and programme in LMIC,

 

The work is estimated for a period of 12 months and 20 days per month. Total estimation of 240 days. The consultancy may be prolonged up to 15 months depending on performance and funding availability

 

Submission of proposals:

No later than 7 January  2016, 12:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder):

                                             

  1.  “2015HTMHIV019_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.
  2. “2015HTMHIV019_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda,

 

All documents must be received by WHO no later than 22 January 2016, 12:00 (CET).

a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual.

b)            Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents).

c)            “2015HTMHIV019_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

d)            “2015HTMHIV019_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of  

the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda,

e)            “2015HTMHIV019_5_RFP Acceptance Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

f)            “2015HTMHIV019_6_RFP Completeness Form (CI).pdf” form completed/signed.

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV019)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:

World Health Organization

­­­­Mr. Jerome Peron

HQ/HIV, PDI/FIN, D45034

Bid Ref: 2015HTMHIV019

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27

Switzerland

Request for Proposal (RFP): Contractor to support the HIV costing of strategies, 2015/HTM/HIV/004

World Health Organization | Published May 18, 2015  -  Deadline May 29, 2015
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INTRODUCTION The HIV department in WHO is preparing strategies for HIV, Hepatitis and STIs with a series of consultations, which will prepare these strategies for approval by the World Health Assembly in 2016.  The three strategies are separate but it is important there are strong synergies between them, and to the wider work of WHO and UNAIDS. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT Purpose of this assignment The main objective of this assignment is to present the costing of the components of these strategies, which will accompany the goals, targets and actions.  Where possible a consistent framework should be used, and it is essential the costing is based on commonly agreed costing assumptions aligned with partners.  The three strategy draft strategy documents are available from the WHO HIV department web site. Scope of Work The assignment is from 08 June 2015 to 31 January 2016 and the contractor will work under the supervision of Coordinator, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS. The contractor will consult with the technical Strategic Information and Planning, and Strategy, teams in the design, structure and final form of the costing work and key assumptions, and adapt this to the consultation process. Outputs The outputs of the present contract are detailed below. Provision of a full costing document of the goals, targets and actions in the three strategies.  This should include the common assumptions and framework used, the key data, and the costing findings. The report should cover the following key areas: Introduction Summary of strategy process, of costing of other strategies including WHO, UNAIDS and partner programs and the frameworks used Key findings of the costing, the major breakdowns and findings for the period 2016-21 Major uncertainties and factors in the costing Summary of key assumptions in the costing Burden of infections, prevalence, mortality, co-infections Cost frameworks used and relation to partner costing Cost assumptions by intervention, key population, region Cross cutting costing components: health systems, community components, data systems Costing of key components of the strategy By intervention area, region, population By goal, target, objective and action For the health sector, other sectors, and partners Including of innovations and efficiencies over time Major uncertainties and assumptions in the costing Where feasible returns on the strategies: in financial (including health financing and catastrophic health expenditures) and lives saved (morbidity and mortality) Development of simple tools to assess the impact and costing of the cascade of services needed to deliver on these strategies, and achieve targets such as 90, 90, 90. Key findings of the costing Analysis of the cost components and distribution of costs Cost per objective, target, and action Costs over time and returns The role of innovations and efficiencies over time What are the major drivers and programmatic issues Simple costing approaches and models to support countries cascade of services Annexes Cost tables by time, intervention, strategy component Breakdown by region and partner Full tables of assumptions and worksheets Technical description of the costing model Provision of costing sections for each of the three strategies.  This should include Clear summary of the costing findings and assumptions targeted at policy dialogue Background text and tables of the costing Figures and Tables which can strongly communicate the findings in the strategy Additional slides and materials to consult on and communicate strongly the costing of the strategies, and incorporation of feedback from partners and those involved in the strategy consultation.  This includes participating in WHO meetings on strategy and country strategic information and services cascades, and provision of technical support to these meetings, including presentations and any analytical tools. Background analysis, modelling and consultation with partners and WHO.  It is understood that the amount of work will vary by disease, for example HIV can draw strongly on the work of UNAIDS, Hepatitis will require a greater investment of time in primary data and analysis.  The group should establish and or use basic reference groups to support technical buy in to the work.  The HIV component should be based on UNAIDS costing, the hepatitis should be based on the global investment case included in the draft strategy, and STI based on the WHO program and data. Technical support for global and country meetings may be requested for the strategy, for cascade meetings where country data is presented, and with partners. Timeframe & Deliverables Del. no. Description Timeline Initial report with methods, data to be used, and assumptions 20 June 2015 2. Costing sections for the three strategies, for consultation 15 August 2015 3. Slides and materials to consult and communicate the costing work 01 September 2015 4. Final technical document with feedback from consultations and partners 31 January 2016 Performance monitoring The contractual partner will work under the supervision of Coordinator, Strategic Information and Planning Unit, Department of HIV/AIDS. The detailed timeframe above includes deliverables and milestones, against which performance will be monitored on a monthly basis. Location and Travel The contractual partner will be requested to work off-site. Interactions will be mostly through electronic and telecom media (email, audio conferencing, Webex). Any duty travel related to this contract will be organized separately, following the WHO Rules and Regulations on duty travel. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT Education Educational background: University degree in a medical field or its equivalent. Experience Professional experience: 6 to 8 years. Skills and Competencies The work will require experience with HIV, hepatitis and STI costing and epidemiology, relevant modeling and access to partner modeling consortiums, and the demonstrated ability to link costing to goals, targets, actions and impact. Previous work experience with WHO or other international institutions in the field of HIV and Hepatitis would be an asset. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 29 May 2015, 12:00 CET the bidder shall submit: A covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. The Proposal (including, but not restricted to: technical and financial documents, CV). Email for submissions of proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015/HTM/HIV/004) Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization Mrs Maryann Akpama HQ/HIV-SIP, D45031 Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/004 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland

Consultancy to provide technical support on HIV self-testing, key populations, and voluntary medical male (2015/HTM/HIV/017)

World Health Organization | Published November 30, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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Description: 1. INTRODUCTION The Key Populations and Innovative Prevention (KPP) Team works on a range of topics including biomedical prevention such as HIV testing services, voluntary medical male circumcision, pre exposure prophylaxis, as well as all relevant prevention and treatment for key populations. WHO defines key populations in the context of HIV and viral hepatitis as people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, men who have sex with men, sex workers and transgender people. 2. DESCRIPTION OF THE ASSIGNMENT I. Purpose of this assignment The consultant will assist WHO/HIV/KPP with technical expertise on HIV self-testing, Key Populations, and voluntary medical male circumcision. II. Scope of Work The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended up to a maximum of 2 years pending on the need, funding availability and performance. The consultancy is estimated for 20 days per month. III. Specific Objectives: HIV Self-Testing and Key Populations Provide a technical review on the development of guidance and tools on HIVST. Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa Undertake literature search of PubMed, EMBASE and WHO Global Index on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services Draft table with key information extracted from studies considered eligible for inclusion in the review Draft report with key points and major themes to include in the draft new VMMC strategic action framework. Prepare a slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC Conduct a desk review of HIVST’s role  in VMMC programs Address how the VMMC platform educates men about HIVST by age groups Compile the results to inform the MC action framework Prepare protocol for a literature review on the adverse events for HIVST. Review and assist with the acceptability, values and preferences survey about HIVST among young people Design and pilot survey to collect the acceptability, values and preferences survey about HIVST Contact and follow-up with organizations and key contacts to collect the acceptability, values and preferences on HIVST among young people Compile the results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines. Conduct and, where needed, update a literature search on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations Undertake literature search of PubMed, EMBASE and PopLine for studies including values and preferences on HIVST among key populations Draft table with key information extracted from studies considered eligible for inclusion in the review Full report on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations for inclusion in HIVST guidelines. Identify, select based on criteria and compile geographically representative best practice examples on HIV self-testing, with an emphasis on examples among key populations Contact and follow-up with organizations and key contacts to identify and retrieve best practice examples on HIVST among general and key populations Analyze and coordinate the selection of best practice examples. Summarize best practice examples for the guideline development group review and for inclusion in the forthcoming HIV self-testing guidelines as an Annex report. Compile the results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines. Full report on best practice examples collected, revised and edited for inclusion in HIVST guidelines. Support HIVST guideline meeting process Write notes for the records on conference calls related to the HIVST guidelines, as well as minutes for scheduled meetings with the steering committee and guideline development group. Collect and summarize comments received from peer reviewers for the final draft of the HIV self-testing guideline. Prepare web annexes for the HIVST guidelines on (a) values and preferences, (b) policy and regulations, (c) cost, (d) linkage to care, (e) accuracy for the HIV self-testing, and (f) adverse events. Write a communication plan to launch the normative guidance on HIV self-testing. Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Prepare  the following Draft manuscript  on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services and VMMC WHO regional  and global slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC. IV. Timeframe & Deliverables 1) HIV Self-Testing and Key Populations Main activity:     Provide a technical review on the development of guidance and tools on HIVST. Deliverable:        Technical review conducted and report submitted Timeline:             Month 1 Main activity:     Prepare protocol for a literature review on the adverse events for HIVST. Deliverable:        Protocol for a literature review on the adverse events of HIVST. Timeline:             Month 2 Main activity:Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa Deliverable:Literature search conducted, and draft table with key information compiled, and draft report with key points and major themes to include in the draft new VMMC strategic action framework finalized. Timeline: Month 1,2 Main activity:     Conduct and, where needed, update a literature search on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations. Deliverable:       Literature search undertaken; draft table with key information extracted from studies produced and  full report on values and preferences on HIVST among key populations for inclusion in HIVST guidelines finalized. Timeline:             Month 4 Main activity:     Review the acceptability, values and preferences on HIVST among young people  and Deliverable:       Pilot survey designed and conducted, and results for inclusion in the HIVST guidelines compiled. Timeline:             Month 5,6,7 Main activity:Conduct a desk review of HIVST’s rolein VMMC programs Deliverable: VMMC platform analyzed on how men are educated about HIVST by age groups andresults compiled into the MC action framework Timeline: Month 5,6,7 Main activity:     Identify, select and compile geographically representative best practice examples on HIV self-testing, with an emphasis on examples among key populations Deliverable 1:    Compilation of geographically representative best practice examples on HIVST Deliverable 2:    Report on HIVST case example Timeline:             Months 6, 8 Main activity:     Summarize best practice examples for the guideline development group review and for inclusion in the forthcoming HIVST guidelines as an Annex report. Deliverable:       Result compiled and full report on best practice examples Timeline:             Month 8,9 Main activity:     Prepare web annexes for the HIVST guidelines on (a) values and preferences, (b) policy and regulations, (c) cost, (d) linkage to care, (e) accuracy for the HIV self-testing, and (f) adverse events. Deliverable:        Final version of web annexes for HIVST guidelines Timeline:             Month 10 Main activity:     Prepare a slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC Deliverable:        Slide set on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services Timeline:             Month 11 Main activity: Support HIVST guideline meeting process Deliverable: Notes for the records on conference calls related to the HIVST guidelines, Minutes for scheduled meetings with the steering committee and guideline development group, and summarized peer review comments. Timeline: Months 4, 8, 10 Main activity:     Write a communication plan to launch the normative guidance on HIV self-testing. Deliverable:        Final communication plan Timeline:             Month 12 2) Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Main activity:     (a) Update literature review on interventions to increase men’s access to HIV testing services in sub-Saharan Africa and (b) Prepare a manuscript  on men’s uptake of HIV prevention services: HIV testing and VMMC. Deliverable:       Manuscript on interventions to increase men’s HIV testing and VMMC in sub-Saharan Africa Timeline:             Month 5 3. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT I. Education Essential: First University Degree in Medicine or the equivalent professional training Desirable: Post-graduate Degree in Public health. EXPERIENCE Essential: Five years of relevant work experience in public health, of which at least 2 years in HIV/AIDS prevention Desirable: Work experience in HIV self-testing, key populations and male circumcision would be an asset. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Good analytical and presentation skills Excellent research skills Demonstrated capacity to write and communicate in English. The implementation of the consultancy may require duty travel which will be arranged separately from the consultancy contract. 4. SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS No later than 9 December 2015, 17:00 (CET), the bidder shall complete and return by either email or hard copy to WHO (only when this step is completed the bidder is regarded as a prospective bidder): “2015HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. “2015HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, All documents must be received by WHO no later than 18 December 2015, 17:00 (CET). a)            Covering letter signed by the bidder or the respective authority when the bidder is not an individual. b)            Proposal (including, but not restricted to, technical and financial documents). c)             “2015HTMHIV017_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. d)            “2015HTMHIV017_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed as confirmation of the bidder's intention to submit a bona fide proposal and designate its representative to whom communications may be directed, including any addenda, e)            “2015HTMHIV017_5_RFP Acceptance Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. f)             “2015HTMHIV017_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP).pdf” form completed/signed. Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2015HTMHIV017) Mailing address for submission of proposal: Mailing address for submission of proposal: World Health Organization HQ/HIV-TAC Bid Ref: 2015/HTM/HIV/017 20, Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva 27 Switzerland
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