CARICOM-PANCAP/CVC/COIN MULTI-COUNTRY CARIBBEAN REGIONAL GLOBAL FUND PROJECT Grant Name: QRA-H-CARICOM Grant Number: 1838

SMALL GRANTS TO SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE USING THE SHARED INCIDENT DATABASE

Call for Proposals

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and its partners Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and El Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN), were successful in the submission of a proposal to the Global Fund and have received a grant which will bring together organizations with complementary mandates, technical expertise and constituencies in an harmonized approach to leverage and support the effort of communities, civil society actors governments and technical partners in advancing the regional HIV response.

This project provides a unique opportunity to institutionalize partnerships between civil society and governments to achieve and sustain effective programmes that meet the needs of key populations (KPs) and diminish the HIV epidemic.

The project seeks to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To reduce structural barriers to key population services including stigma and discrimination and gender-based violence
  2. To improve knowledge generation and use of strategic information on key populations for decision-making and advocacy by communities and other stakeholders
  3. To increase domestic resources for effective key population programming
  4. To mobilize resources for key population organizations
Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is well recognized as a violation of human rights and also now as a public health issue – one that dangerously intersects with the HIV and AIDS epidemic.  According to the Caribbean Men’s Internet Survey in 2014, approximately one in six adult women surveyed in the Dominican Republic and Haiti said they had recently experienced intimate partner violence. In Cuba, about 7% of adult women reported similar experiences.  Research indicates that experiencing violence and trauma is associated with an increased risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs).  This risk is due to both physical exposure to HIV during the violent or traumatic event and the mental burdens that may result from violence or trauma, which can interfere with one’s ability to protect oneself consistently from HIV transmission.

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), recognizes gender-based violence (GBV) as violence that is directed towards women, girls, gender non-conforming people and sexual minorities because they are women, gender non-conforming and/or sexual minorities. It includes acts that cause physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of social, physical and emotional needs. GBV usually occurs when one does not meet societal stereotypical gender expectations as well as when one is in a relationship with uneven power dynamics. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are more often at risk as they are seen as not meeting society stereotypical gender expectations and this gives rise to most of the violence they are subjected to.  The stigma associated with same-sex relationships or being gender non-conforming is exacerbated by GBV in many Caribbean countries. Indeed, men who have sex with men (MSM) throughout the region experienced intimidation, verbal abuse and violence because of their sexuality.

The Shared Incident Database (SID) is an online platform that different Civil Society Organisations around the English, Spanish, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean can document incidents of human rights violations, especially committed against disenfranchised individuals. It is the first regional civil society-led human rights monitoring mechanism that records, analyses and exchanges information on rights violations. It facilitates comprehensive data collection through standardized intake procedures, which enhance the capacity of CSOs to document rights breaches, and enables data sharing to support redress.

SID hopes to advance Human rights from a public health perspective; strengthen collaborative decision-making and action on HR and Public Health advocacy; Broker between Civil Society and the State; and facilitate constructive engagement with policy, public health and legal decision-makers.

FUNDING PRIORITIES/ AREAS OF INTEREST

As part of this project, CVC is pleased to announce funding for small grants to support the documenting strategic human rights information, especially around GBV and HIV and AIDS using the SID and related support services.

CVC will support grant applications which fall under the following general areas:

  • Support for data entry (including converting existing supporting documentation into an online database)
  • Advocacy initiatives to address reporting on GBV & HIV and AIDS discrimination, which includes but not limited to awareness building, key stakeholder sensitization sessions
  • Client support to facilitate redress
  • Support for costs directly related to the human rights violation documentation and support services

ULTIMATE OUTCOME

 Proposals should support the following outcome:
  • Increased documentation of human rights violations and gender-based violence by marginalized and vulnerable rights-holders, including women and girls

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago with a record of tackling human rights issues especially around GBV and HIV and AIDS.

NB: Successful applicants are required to become members of the Shared Incident Database if they aren’t already members.

FUNDING LIMIT
Each organization may apply for an award of a maximum of US$7,500 to support project-related costs for up to six (6) months.  Allocation for salaries, stipends, incentives and overheads should not exceed 40% of the total budget for the grant.

REVIEW PROCESS

All proposals will be considered and reviewed by a committee, which will take into account the organization’s past grant performance and proposal for strengthening or expanding its current work.

Project proposals will be reviewed and scored against the criteria outlined below:

  • RelevanceAre objectives based on good evidence as to which kinds of intervention are most effective? Does the project target a clear population or sub-population? (e.g. transgender sex workers, as opposed to sex workers in general)
  • EfficiencyAre available financial and other resources (including collaboration and resource-sharing with partners and volunteer contributions of labour, expertise and material) being used to good advantage? Does the project use resources creatively and get the biggest “bang for the buck?”
  • Sustainability: Does the proposal identify how the project’s outcomes/outputs will be sustained in the future, beyond CVC support?
  • Rights-focusedIs the project rights-based? Does it promote the human rights of vulnerable groups? Does it make reference to the international human rights framework?
  • LeverageWill this grant result in outside support or government buy-in?
  • Strength of plan and measurable outcomesDoes the proposal have a clearly defined plan of action with measurable outcomes for success?
  • Documentation: Does this proposal include a reasonable plan for communicating the project’s successes and the lessons learned?
  • Partnerships/CollaborationsDoes the project reflect collaboration between multiple groups, especially those with different levels of capacity and expertise including government?

Please include subject line – “SID Mini-Grant Application – (country you are applying for).” For example, “SID Mini-Grant Application – Guyana‟.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS
Please submit all applications to programms@cvccoalition.org

Click here for proposal template           Click here for budget template

All applications must be received no later than February 7, 2020. 

CONFIDENTIALITY AND COMMUNICATIONS

CVC respects the privacy of the applicant and is committed to protecting from disclosure any confidential or proprietary information contained in a submitted proposal. While we will make every effort to ensure confidentiality in these situations, CVC, cannot guarantee complete confidentiality and/or be held liable for the disclosure of information that may cause harm to individuals or groups associated with funded projects.

Groups should be aware that information provided carries the risk of being shared through open dialogue about funding priorities, peer review processes, and communications about the project, decisions, and reported outcomes. Submission of a funding application is deemed to indicate the applicant’s understanding and acceptance of these risks.

REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS

CVC seeks to support quality and accountable programmes. Therefore, all organizations funded through this grant-process will be required to provide monthly, mid-term and final reports, and will be required to utilize the community web-based M&E platform and database designed by CVC specifically for its partners.

Organizations should be able and ready to document appropriate financial and accounting controls, including measures to prevent duplicated use or misappropriation of funds. CVC/COIN will provide close technical support and financial oversight of all mini-grants awarded.

Programme Manager – GRPA

The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), a leading NGO in Guyana for Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) invites applications for the position of Programme Manager.

The candidate is required to possess:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, or related field, with at least three (3) years’ experience in a Management position
  • or a 1st Degree in the above fields with at least five (5) years’ experience in a Management position.
  • Essential skills in Management, SRHR, Advocacy, Strategic Management, and Grant/Project proposal writing, Gender Issues, Leadership, Communications and Programme and Project Budgeting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and supervising all the GRPA programme activities to ensure efficiency in the implementation of such programmes.
  • Implementing and Monitoring policy decisions and procedures pertinent to all programme units.
  • Providing meaningful input in planning the Association’s Annual Programme and Budget and, special projects.
  • Maintaining overall management of all systems in the Programmes Department in consultation with the Management Team.
  • Reviewing the performance of staff under his/her supervision to ensure that their skills and knowledge remain at a high standard and recommends training as necessary and directs the overall development of programme staff, through formal performance appraisals, planning and implementation of appropriate orientation and training.

A Letter of Interest, CV and two references must be submitted to the President, Board of Directors, GRPA, 70 Quamina Street, S/Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana or via email (grpa.recruitment@gmail.com) on or before December 2, 2019.

The candidate is required to possess:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, or related field, with at least three (3) years’ experience in a Management position
  • or a 1st Degree in the above fields with at least five (5) years’ experience in a Management position.
  • Essential skills in Management, SRHR, Advocacy, Strategic Management, and Grant/Project proposal writing, Gender Issues, Leadership, Communications and Programme and Project Budgeting.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and supervising all the GRPA programme activities to ensure efficiency in the implementation of such programmes.
  • Implementing and Monitoring policy decisions and procedures pertinent to all programme units.
  • Providing meaningful input in planning the Association’s Annual Programme and Budget and, special projects.
  • Maintaining overall management of all systems in the Programmes Department in consultation with the Management Team.
  • Reviewing the performance of staff under his/her supervision to ensure that their skills and knowledge remain at a high standard and recommends training as necessary and directs the overall development of programme staff, through formal performance appraisals, planning and implementation of appropriate orientation and training.

A Letter of Interest, CV and two references must be submitted to the President, Board of Directors, GRPA, 70 Quamina Street, S/Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana or via email (grpa.recruitment@gmail.com) on or before 16 December 2019.

For more information please visit http://www.grpa.org.gy

Executive Director GRPA

The Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA), a leading NGO in Guyana for Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), invites applications for the position of Executive Director. 

The candidate is required to possess:

  • A Master’s Degree in Management, Public Health, Social Work, or related field, with at least three (3) years experience in a Senior Management position
  • or a 1st Degree in the above fields with considerable experience in a Senior Management position.
  • Strong skills in Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights, Gender Issues, Leadership, Communications; Social Enterprise; and Project Proposal Writing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the GRPA according to the standards and values of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)
  • Promoting the mission of GRPA and IPPF at national, regional and international fora
  • Mastering the planning, reporting and evaluation systems of GRPA and IPPF
  • Raising funds for the GRPA
  • Working in close collaboration with the Executive Directors of the Caribbean, the Regional Office of the IPPF/WHR and partners in advancing the cause of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Guyana.

Preference will be given to candidates with a sound knowledge of management experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights, or related fields.

The position will require the incumbent to travel locally, regionally and internationally.

A Letter of Interest, CV and two references must be submitted to the President, Board of Directors, GRPA, 70 Quamina Street, S/Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana or via email (grpa.recruitment@gmail.com) on or before 16 December 2019.

For more information visit http://www.grpa.org.gy

Terms of Reference Consultancy: Lessons Learned Study – Caribbean LGBTI Leadership Academy

BACKGROUND

CariFLAGS as a movement has a 20-year history of communication and collaboration. While during this period and in part because of the CariFLAGS undertakings, LGBTI communities in the Caribbean have achieved incremental but significant gains at regional movement building. Stronger coordination is still required and necessary. In many spaces, capacity is still maturing and uneven; cooperation relationship-driven and region-wide mobilization of resources uncoordinated.

The LGBTI movement in the region faces a fundamental challenge, which is not solely about its strength in advocacy, but ensuring that LGBTI organizations generate the leadership talent they need to achieve their objectives over the long haul as social change is not immediate. Community mobilization and organizing, accountability, strategic and efficient utilization of human and other resources, particularly for leadership and movement building also consider succession planning for sustainability.

The academy seeks to increase the quality and effectiveness of targeted advocacy, encourage strategic thinking and accountability efforts thereby increasing access of activists to participatory and decision-making spaces at the national and regional levels. This should allow for:

Strong leadership will also ensure more meaningful and optimal participation of key beneficiaries in the roll-out of activities pertaining to the planning, implementation and monitoring of the HIV response, policies and the advancement of the equal rights for LGBTI at the national and regional level, as well as sustainability of the response.

In response to this, CariFLAGS hosted a Leadership Academy with two cohorts of 21 knowledge-sharing and peer-to-peer learning between a mix of existing and emerging leaders and activists over the past two years using two different models for delivery of customized content.

Comparative Analysis – Caribbean LGBTI Leadership Academy

CariFLAGS seeks to conduct an analysis of the training models and their effectiveness, as per the following objectives:

  • To conduct comparative research of training methodologies used during two cohorts
  • To facilitate decision making around a suitable learning methodology for the Leadership Academy
  • To gather ideas about and prioritization of content for Leadership Academy to facilitate movement/ community building, advocacy and civic and political participation.
  • To develop a Knowledge Product demonstrating main achievements, lessons learned and growth potential to guide further development of the Leadership Academy.

The target audience for the Knowledge Product will include potential and current donors who are likely to invest in the growth and development of the Academy.

The Evaluation document must consider:

  1. Implementation approach;
  2. Community ownership/ need;
  3. Sustainability;
  4. Replicability;
  5. Financial Management;
  6. Cost-effectiveness;
  7. Monitoring and evaluation.
  8. CariFLAGS’ Organizational Capacity vs. Capacity required for roll-out and development of the Leadership Academy

In addition, the Final Evaluation should present and analyze the main findings and key lessons, including examples of best/promising practices for future projects in the country and region. Evaluation should also have an annex explaining any differences or disagreements between the findings of the evaluation, the Implementing Agency/Executing Agency or the recipient organization.

The Final Evaluation should include but not limited to ratings on the following criteria:

  1. Project effectiveness, (Outcomes/Achievements of objectives, or the extent to which the project’s development objectives were achieved);
  2. Implementation Approach;
  3. Stakeholder Participation;
  4. Cost-effectiveness;
  5. Sustainability; and
  6. Monitoring & Evaluation.

The Lessons Learned Study shall provide an analysis of the project results and identify/formulate lessons and best practices that can be shared nationally, regionally and globally.

The analysis should also recommend the best format and forum for dissemination of the lessons learned.

METHODOLOGY OF EVALUATION

The consultant should propose a methodology to be approved by CariFLAGS. The suggested methodology that will be used by the consultant should be presented in detail. It may include information on:

  • Documentation review (desk study); the list of documentation to be reviewed should be included as an Annex. Not limited to project document, training documents, agenda, list and profile of participants, training materials etc.
  • Interviews with content development consultants, stakeholders (including funders) and participants.
  • Develop an interview schedule (list of questions)
  • Review of Evaluations

Duration

The Consultant will be contracted for a period not exceeding 25 working days.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Relevant graduate qualifications in business administration, project management, social sciences, international development, human rights, community health or any other related field;

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience conducting programme evaluations, research, projects or programmes
  • Proven experience of working with LGBT organizations, activists, and with vulnerable populations, including transgender persons;
  • Sensitivity in working with vulnerable populations and experience of handling confidential information;
  • Strong writing skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, community development and human rights

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae outlining relevant experience
  2. A detailed plan outlining proposed activities, outcomes and cost
  3. A sample of related work

Deadline for submission is Friday, November 15, 2019, to be emailed to Dane Lewis; Regional Programme Manager. Please send applications to the following email: cariflagssecretariat@gmail.com

1. Program Manager 2. Finance Consultant – FHI 360 EpiC Project/Guyana

Project Overview

FHI 360 is a United States-based nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. It serves more than 60 countries worldwide. FHI 360 is the lead agency on Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of EpiC is to achieve and maintain epidemic control through strategic technical assistance to improve HIV prevention, case finding, care, and treatment programing in countries supported by PEPFAR.  EpiC is led by FHI 360 with core partners Population Services International (PSI), Palladium Group, Right to Care, and Gobee Group.

The EpiC project in Guyana will work with non-governmental organizations (NGO) and the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS) to provide HIV services to key populations (KP), female sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender individuals, in Region 4. EpiC Guyana is currently seeking qualified candidates for two positions; Program Manager (full-time consultant) and Finance Manager (part-time consultant) for an eleven-month period (October 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020). The positions will be based in Georgetown, Guyana.

Click below for details. 

Director PANCAP Coordinating Unit

Caribbean Community Secretariat
Details of the Post Director PANCAP Coordinating Unit

1. Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified nationals of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States, Associate Members of the Caribbean Community, CARIFORUM and PANCAP Member States to fill the abovementioned position in the Caribbean Community Secretariat with assigned duty station in Guyana.

2. FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the direction of the Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, the incumbent will oversee the management and coordination of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP). This will be achieved through a structured and coordinated regional policy and programme of work.

3. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, or in the field of Social Sciences, plus at least ten (10) years of relevant and equivalent level experience at the senior professional level in policy and programme management in the Health Sector, Private Sector organization, and regional organizations involving HIV and AIDS or health and working in one or more of the following:
□ Large regional or international organisations
□ National Health Institutions
□ Non-Governmental health or HIV and AIDS organizations

Ideally, the candidate should possess specialised training and good working knowledge in the following:
□ Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite and in a digital project management tool such as MS Project
□ Excellent analytical and communication skills
□ Strong managerial and Leadership skills
□ Strong human relations skills
□ Negotiating skills

In addition, candidates must also be fluent in English with knowledge of Spanish and/or French.

4. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development, the Director will be required to:
4.1 PROVIDE comprehensive policy guidance on the Caribbean’s regional response to HIV and AIDS to regional political leaders, non-governmental organisations, civil society, private sector and the various decision-making organs of PANCAP;
4.2 DIRECT the regional strategic planning process on HIV and AIDS to determine strategic priorities, programmatic direction and operational imperatives; as well as PROVIDE overall oversight in the implementation of all PANCAP projects and programmes;
4.3 PROVIDE strategic leadership and dynamic management of the operations of the PANCAP Coordinating Unit in the broad areas of strategy and resourcing, policy analysis, strategic information and communication and corporate services;
4.4 FACILITATE the mainstreaming of HIV/AIDS into the work programme of the Secretariat especially the activities that fall under the Directorate of Human and Social Development;
4.5 MOBILISE resources to support the work of PANCAP including the effective implementation of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework on HIV and AIDS;
4.6 INTERFACE with national authorities, regional institutions, bilateral and multilateral agencies and development partners in building the profile and promoting the ideals of PANCAP;
4.7 REPRESENT CARICOM/PANCAP at regional and international fora and CONTRIBUTE towards policy decision-making and debate on HIV and AIDS;
4.8 PARTICIPATE in the Secretariat’s strategic planning process and RECOMMEND strategies for public information, education, advocacy and outreach in support of the Community’s goals on HIV and AIDS; and
4.9 CONTRIBUTE to the projection of a positive and professional image of the CARICOM Secretariat, at all times, consistent with the core values of the organisation.
In addition to the activities outlined above, the incumbent is expected to perform other related duties as assigned.

5. EMOLUMENTS AND BENEFITS

An attractive remuneration package will be offered.

6. SETTLEMENT GRANT

On assumption of duty in Guyana, the officer shall be paid a settlement grant in respect of the staff member, his or her spouse and each eligible child or other approved dependent. The number of dependents eligible for Settlement Grant shall not exceed six (6) persons.

7. RECRUITMENT AND APPOINTMENT

Appointment may be on contract or on secondment from a Public Service or a statutory body of a Member State or approved regional organisation. It will be subject to such regulations, rules, orders and instructions as exist and as may be introduced from time to time in respect of service with the Secretariat.

An officer recruited from outside the assigned duty station, on first appointment, will be provided economy class air passages by the most direct route for the officer, spouse and children (provided they are below the age of eighteen years, unmarried and dependent on the officer) and for such other dependents not exceeding two as may be approved by the Secretary-General, provided that the number of children and other dependents does not exceed six (6) in all.

In addition to passages, the officer will be granted the following transportation allowances:
i. ocean freight charges, including insurance, for shipping personal and household effects to Guyana, not exceeding 1250 cubic feet, plus a motor car (if the officer already owns one);
ii. the cost of transporting in a single shipment baggage, personal and household effects from the home of the officer to the place of embarkation and from the port of disembarkation to the place of residence in Guyana; and
iii. the cost of packing and crating personal and household effects.

8. LEAVE

The officer will be eligible for the grant of vacation leave at the rate of thirty (30) working days a year and a leave grant after every twelve months of service in respect of the officer, spouse and up to two dependent children.

9. PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES

The officer will be granted the privileges and immunities extended to officials of the Caribbean Community in accordance with Article 8 of the Community’s Headquarters Agreement with the Government of Guyana.

10. GROUP HEALTH AND LIFE AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Subject to your acceptance by the Secretariat’s insurance carrier, Sagicor Life Inc., the officer will be required to participate in the Secretariat’s group health and group life and accident insurance schemes. With respect to the health scheme, the officer will contribute fifty per cent of the premium. The life and accident insurance scheme is non-contributory.

11. SUPERANNUATION

An officer on contract shall, subject to his/her services being satisfactory and having completed at least six (6) months of the contractual term of employment be eligible for the payment of a gratuity. The gratuity shall be at the rate of twenty per cent of the officer’s basic salary, calculated for each day of completed service and shall be payable at the end of the officer’s contractual period (including for this purpose any period of extension or approved leave). Where the appointment is on secondment, the Secretariat will pay to the officer’s substantive employer, over the period of secondment, a contribution not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the pensionable salary normally payable to the officer by that employer so as to maintain the pensionable status of the officer in the substantive employment.

12. APPLICATIONS

Applications in English Language with full curriculum vitae details, including nationality, date of birth, work experience, educational qualifications, summary of professional skills and/or expertise, language proficiency, list of professional publications, coordinates (including email addresses and telephone number) of three referees (at least two of whom must be familiar with the applicant’s work), and other relevant information, should be addressed to:

Director
Human Resource Management
Caribbean Community Secretariat
Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana
and sent by email to applnhrm@caricom.org

13. Applicants must complete the Profile Summary Form included with the website notices.

14. The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 July 2019.

SHOPS Plus Trinidad and Tobago-based CSO Sustainability Consultant

Background

SHOPS Plus is implementing strategies to improve the sustainability of civil society organizations providing HIV services to key populations in Trinidad and Tobago. Specifically, SHOPS Plus is working with the National AIDS Coordinating Committee (NACC) and Grassroots Organization Operating Together in Sisterhood in Trinidad and Tobago (GROOTS TT), a CSO that provides community-based HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing services and other social services, to identify a sustainable source of financing for its operations once support from USAID comes to an end. SHOPS Plus is also supporting GROOTS TT and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GoTT) to identify a partner, such as a well-established local NGO, that can provide ongoing management and capacity building supports for GROOTS TT.

One potential option for sustainable funding is a subvention from GoTT. The NGO Unit of the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services (MSDFS) coordinates government assistance to NGOs and CSOs and is responsible for identifying suitable organizations, managing and monitoring contractual agreements, processing and assessing applications for funding, and registering NGOs. Other ministries, such as the Ministry of Health (MOH), can also issue subventions directly to NGOs and CSOs. SHOPS Plus and NACC will support GROOTS TT to explore other options, in addition to subventions, for obtaining stopgap funding to continue operations beyond September 2019. Opportunities may include government grants or contributions/donations, corporate or foundation grants, funding from other international donors, or fundraising activities.

Scope of Work

SHOPS Plus is seeking a short-term consultant to provide strategic and technical assistance to NACC and GROOTS TT to obtain sustainable financing for GROOTS TT’s HIV-related services.

The consultant will: gather information on the subvention process and other potential sources of funding; represent SHOPS Plus in meetings with government, NGO, and corporate stakeholders; and assist GOTT, GROOTS TT, and potentially, other NGOs to prepare documents and collect information needed to complete the subvention process. The consultant will also support NACC and GROOTS TT to identify a provider of on-going management support and facilitate the establishment of a relationship between the provider and GROOTS TT.

The position requires prior experience in project management and working with government and CSOs. Knowledge of HIV programs is preferred.

This is a short-term consultancy requiring up to 35 days between May and September 2019. On-site presence in Port-of-Spain is required. Duties include:
 Representing SHOPS Plus in meetings with GoTT, GROOTS TT, NGOs, and commercial sector stakeholders.
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 Collecting information, both written and through conversations, on GoTT subvention process.
 Conducting desk research, meetings, and phone calls to identity private, foundation, and other public sources of financing for GROOTS TT.
 Supporting GROOTS TT to identity and document alternative revenue generation activities.
 Identifying a provider of on-going management support to GROOTS TT and assisting in establishing an official relationship between GoTT, the provider, and GROOTS TT.
 Supporting GROOTS TT, and potentially, the management support provider, to compile documentation for subvention pre-requisites, design and write impact briefs and capability statements, and draft application materials and budgets.
 Providing inputs to NACC and other GoTT entities for documents required to establish a subvention.
 Supporting high-level advocacy to GoTT and other funders for financing CSOs to provide HIV services, as required. Deliverables
 Minutes from meetings with GROOTS TT, GoTT, and other stakeholders
 Written inputs to a document summarizing the process, requirements, and timeline of the GoTT subvention process, as requested
 Written contributions to GROOTS TT subvention application and budget as required
 Written contributions to GoTT documents rfor completing subvention as required
 Slide deck summarizing options for providers for on-going management support to GROOTS TT and strategies for establishing a formal relationship between GROOTS TT, the management support provider, and GoTT
 Slide deck with alternative funding and revenue generation opportunities for GROOTS TT
 Presentation, technical brief, or other material to support efforts to advocate for funding for GROOTS TT, as required
 Participation in biweekly check-in meetings with SHOPS Plus team, as required
 Final report documenting program results and lessons learned Qualifications
 Previous experience in grants administration and project management
 Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications for word processing, data analysis and presentation
 Excellent interpersonal, communications and mentoring skills
 Proven understanding of GoTT subvention process desirable
 Experience working with PEPFAR/USAID programs is desirable
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 Minimum 5 years of experience working with government or CSOs in HIV-related areas required; Experience working with GROOTS TT and NACC is desirable.
 Knowledge of strategies for HIV service delivery to key populations, and knowledge and understanding of the HIV response in Trinidad and Tobago, are advantages
 Ability to handle confidential information with complete discretion
The consultant will work in close collaboration with the NACC Secretariat and GROOTS TT staff, and report to the SHOPS Plus Trinidad and Tobago program lead.

To apply, please submit your CV and cover letter to Emma_Golub@abtassoc.com by May 8, 2019.

Programme Manager, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

Under the direction of the Director, PANCAP, the Programme Manager, PANCAP will be responsible for the implementation of the PANCAP Resource Mobilization (RM) Strategy. The Programme Manager for Partnerships and Resource Mobilization will be supported by established relationships, contacts with private and public sector institutions and high-level engagement with the Director of PANCAP, to help lead PANCAP towards readiness to transition away from donor aid and to develop a credible, long-term approach to resource mobilization by:

• Securing adequate levels of resources (financial and non-financial) to meet the needs of PANCAP members and its Coordinating Unit (PCU), as the Secretariat of the Partnership
• Diversifying funding to mitigate risk and promote financial sustainability
• Securing ongoing, non-project-based funding to fund core functions of PANCAP and its PCU.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Management, Social Sciences including Public Health, Public Administration, Project Management or related field, plus at least ten (10) years of relevant and equivalent level experience at the senior professional level in the implementation or management of projects and programmes, with increasing responsibilities in fundraising or marketing, working in one or more of the following:

• Large regional or international organizations
• National Health Institutions
• Non-Governmental Public Health or HIV organizations
• A non-profit charitable organization

Ideally, understanding of the following would be an asset:

• Corporate Social Responsibility
• Financial management and/or financing of private or public sector organizations
• Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of Spanish and/or French and/or Dutch.

In addition, candidates must also possess specialized training and demonstrated characteristics in the following:

• Excellent analytical and communication skills
• Strong managerial and leadership skills
• Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate, plan and execute ideas, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills
• Good, analytical, negotiating and advocacy skills
• Sensitivity to the human rights and health needs of marginalized populations.

Note: Applications should be sent to applnhrm@caricom.org

Specialist, Health Product Management, Latin America and Caribbean Team GL D -French and preferably Spanish speaking (Temporary 7 months)

The Specialist, Health Products Management with Regional Manager and members of the country team/s works in coordination with the Health Product Management (HPM) Hub in the Grant Management Support department in defining HPM priorities and sustainable system strengthening investments, in collaboration with key in-country stakeholders, in his/her assigned portfolio.

The Specialist, as a country member plays a key role in the efficient management of grants, ensures the provision of adequate technical expertise for complex and strategic matters and support to analyze risks and propose solutions for the efficient implementation of pharmaceutical management, service delivery and supply chain management activities for health products by implementers.

He/she also participates in the development of Global Fund operational policies and guidelines related to HPM.

Key Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Specialist, Health Product Management include:

1. Advising on HPM aspects of Global Fund investment:

Throughout the country dialogue, concept note and grant making development and grant implementation as member of the Country Team (CT), the Specialist, HPM ensures strategic investments and value for money from a health product management perspective, by

Engaging with key in-country stakeholders in identifying gaps and areas of improvement, and support new or innovative in-country health product related initiatives, to facilitate rapid uptake of new technologies, to optimize treatment and testing in line with international guidelines in order to improve performance of supply chain systems and programmatic impact respectively.
Proposing innovative and constructive solutions to operational challenges and way forward (updated policies, tools, guidance, specific approach to given countries);

Pro-actively identifying ways to streamline processes to improve country access to health products, and facilitate timely start-up of grants and supporting grant implementation through training and other capacity building initiatives.

Validating the PSM arrangements and the supply plan, including forecasting and related budget for health products for their respective portfolio and provide appropriate mitigation measures to address gaps/challenges, including short-term and longer-term solutions and recommendations for pharmaceutical systems strengthening investment. Facilitating access to appropriate technical assistance.

2. Contributing to the development of the risk and assurance framework:

Identify key risks related to health product management and HPM arrangements and ensure that appropriate mitigation measures are in place for the effective and efficient implementation of activities related to the management of health products and improvement of systems to prevent service disruption and poor quality of services, use of substandard health products, and ensure effective use of grant funds. Escalate any HPM, service delivery related risks to CT, Regional Manager, Senior Specialists and/or the HPM Hub, as necessary.
Ensuring adherence to the Global Fund policies and reviewing instances of non-compliance and proposing remedial actions;
Contribute to defining and monitoring the assurance providers according to identified risks and provide support to the other CTs in the region, including inputs to the LFA budget, preparation and implementation of LFA services, monitoring of performance and Level of Effort required for specific assignments.
3. Contributing to the development and roll out of strategies and operational policies

Involved in specific work streams and deliverables on HPM
Recognised internally as an expert and source of reference for other colleagues in the other departments;
Contributing to or leading regional initiatives as coordinated by the regional manager or Department Head.
Contributing to internal and external trainings and guidance on Global Fund HPM policies, procedures and tools;
International duty travel should not exceed 25 percent, except in exceptional circumstances, and should be based on six-monthly planning conducted by country teams that prioritize key deliverables where in-country presence is required.

Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at his sole discretion.

Qualifications

Essential:

Advanced university degree in pharmacy, medicine or public health.
Experience

Essential:

Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience working in pharmaceutical management, procurement and supply-chain management of health products at international level, including in developing countries, including:
Minimum of 5 years of experience in managing complex PSM situations, managing/mitigating risks related to health products at country, regional or international level.
Experience in developing PSM related policies, operational tools, and guidance
Experience in developing partnerships on health product selection, uptake of new technologies, procurement and supply management matters at country, regional or international level
Proven track record in leading work streams or teams in multi-cultural environment
Desirable:

Experience in both demand and supply side activities related to pharmaceutical management and in particular related to AIDS, tuberculosis and/or malaria.

Competencies

Languages:

An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge of French or one of the following: Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.

Technical Competencies:

Health Product Management

Demonstrated sound knowledge and expertise of pharmaceutical management good practices.
Good understanding of health system operations and legal matters that govern pharmaceutical sector (regulation of pharmaceutical/health products, legal framework on which medical stores operate, flow of funds in health sector, policy decision making structures)
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the complexity of procurement and supply chain management models for health products including demand projections and supply delivery mechanisms/models. Updated on the innovative solutions used across the sector to find sustainable solutions in managing supply chains for health products.
Policy Acumen

Demonstrates ability to understand and apply policies and procedures related to grant management and apply these effectively with a variety of stakeholders.
Capacity to take the lead in solving complex issues. Adapt policy and guidance to the reality / context.
Capacity to design an assurance plan to verify adequate implementation of PSM activities, and corrective measures.
Leadership competencies

Ability to lead, collaborate and coordinate work and technical assistance at central, regional and country level with technical partners and other donors.

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Job Posting End Date

08 April 2018