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Consultancy to support the work on Key Populations on HIV and Viral Hepatitis (2016/HTM/HIV/016)

   Switzerland — World Health Organization
Published June 15, 2016
Notice type
Contract notice

The WHO programme on HIV is located in the HIV, TB and Malaria Cluster (HTM). The HIV and Hepatitis programme is guided by the Global Health Strategies for HIV and Hepatitis 2016-21. The new strategies are submitted to the Executive Board and World Assembly in respectively January and May 2016 for approval.  The goal of the Secretariat’s draft strategy on HIV and Viral Hepatitis is to end the AIDS epidemic as a public health threat by 2030, within the context of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages. Furthermore, it is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: its focus is on ensuring financial security and health equity through its commitment to universal health coverage.


Within the HIV Department, the contractor will work with the Key Populations and Innovative Prevention Unit.


Main Tasks:

  1. Draft regular technical updates for the WHO Key Populations web pages.
  2. Technical review of relevant documents including the finalization of the Drug User Implementation Tool (DUIT).
  3. Prepare documentation for the roll-out and dissemination of Key Population tools and guidance for relevant regional and global events (including the International AIDS Conference, the International Harm reduction Conference, regional key populations meetings, including the African Key Populations Conference, etc.). This will include writing concept notes, agendas, background materials and presentations for events where the regional offices introduce and disseminate the consolidated guidelines, target setting tool and implementation tools on key populations.
  4. Develop an annex to the WHO key populations target setting tool which includes guidance for countries to conduct an analysis of key populations’ access to services along the HIV cascade.
  5. Support piloting of the key population target setting tool and cascade analysis annex in four countries.
  6. Assess availability and effectiveness of peer navigation/case management and other innovative approaches (e.g. financial incentives) for increasing key populations access to HIV testing, treatment and care services. Identify challenges in scale-up of services.
  7. Assess the cost effectiveness of population size estimation exercises for key populations in different settings
  8. Conduct analysis of HIV drug resistance and viral suppression in key populations
  9. Support the development of health care worker’s trainings at country level and update the training manuals (participant and facilitator) and modules. The drafts will be shared and discussed with stakeholders and input will need to be integrated.


Key requirements for this consultancy:

Academic qualifications:

Essential: Master Degree in Medicine and/or Public Health



PhD in Public Health or Epidemiology


Essential Work experience:

Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Public Health of which at least 5 years in HIV and three years with Key Populations.



Relevant work experience in monitoring and evaluation


The initial contract duration under this RFP is for 12 months but could be extended to another 12 months depends on the need of the consultancy work and funding availability.


The implementation of the consultancy may require international travel, costs for such travel will be borne through separate contracts. The contractor is expected to be in the possession of an unrestricted passport.


Submission of proposals:

No later than 01 July 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):


a)     “2016HTMHIV016_3_RFP Confidentiality Undertaking (KPP)” form completed/signed.

b)     “2016HTMHIV016_4_RFP Acknowledgement Form (KPP)” 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. 

c)      Covering letter signed by the bidder.

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

e)     “2016HTMHIV016_5_ RFP Acceptance Form (KPP)” form completed/signed.

f)      “2016HTMHIV016_6_RFP Completeness Form (KPP)” 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 27 June 2016, 12:00 CET

  • Email for submissions of forms and/or proposal: pdifin@who.int (use subject: Bid Ref 2016HTMHIV016)
  • Mailing address for submission of proposal:


World Health Organization

­­­­Mr Jerome Peron


Bid Ref: 2016HTMHIV016

20, Avenue Appia

CH-1211 Geneva 27


Refer to attached documents for additional information.

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Fact Sheet

Type of notice
Request for proposal
Consultancy to support the work on Key Populations on HIV and Viral Hepatitis (2016/HTM/HIV/016)
UN organization
World Health Organization
01-Jul-2016 12:00
Time zone
(GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
First name
Jerome Olivier
Telephone country code
Switzerland (+41)
Telephone number
Contact text
Jerome Olivier PERON - pdifin@who.int, Tel: +41 99999996

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