Call for community COVID-19 projects

Strengthening HIV responses in the time of COVID-19

In the context of the COVID-19 response, UNAIDS supports the central role played by communities working with or affected by HIV in Latin America and the Caribbean. We are therefore calling for project proposals.

The deadline is 31 August 2020. If you would like to submit a proposal please email Cedriann Martin for the submission documents – martinc@unaids.org

Public Health Specialist (Surveillance)

Duties

The Public Health Specialist (Surveillance) is the HIV/AIDS survey and disease surveillance portfolio manager. Job holder is the public health advisor responsible for providing technical expertise and assistance to the Ministry of Health and Wellness  (MOHW) and other participating partners in the design, implementation and strengthening of routine disease surveillance systems and the conduct of large, complex surveys designed to measure HIV prevalence and other indicators of importance to evaluating the impact of HIV control programs. Carrying out these functions requires public health technical knowledge, results-oriented data analysis, advocacy, and the ability to facilitate communication and maintain collaborative working relationships with partner organizations. Job holder reports directly to the Regional Director and plays an active leadership role in the Mission’s PEPFAR Strategic Information (SI) Technical Working Group (TWG) and/or the Multi-sectored Technical Group.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
EXPERIENCE:  Three years of mid- to senior-level public health experience in the management and development of epidemiological surveillance, data management, and/or large scale surveys of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, or care programs are required. One additional year of experience at the managerial level is required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:   Job holder is required to have detailed knowledge of research methods and the collection, analysis and presentation of public health/epidemiologic data in order to plan, design, direct the implementation of and strengthen procedures for collection, analysis and dissemination of HIV/AIDS epidemiological and programmatic data. This includes knowledge of the principles, theories and practices of USG and internationally recognized standards for surveillance and survey regulations and procedures. Detailed knowledge of the host government health care system and structures including familiarity with Ministry of Health policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams and activities is required. Good working knowledge of overall administrative requirements in the development and support of grants, contracts, memoranda of understanding and cooperative agreements is required.

Education Requirements:
Master’s Degree – Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science Public Health (MSHP) Degree or host country equivalent in public health, medicine, public health policy, epidemiology, demography, or behavioural science is required.
Evaluations:
LANGUAGE:  Fluent speaking/reading/writing English is required.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Strong analytical skills to readily understand and discuss new surveillance program design, management, and implementation approaches are required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. Excellent oral and written communications skills are required to develop and maintain effective, sustainable working relationships with national and international working partners and to prepare substantive and analytical reporting. Strong management skills are required to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities and to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups. Excellent overall computer skills (keyboarding with both speed and accuracy) and advanced skill levels in use of at least one of the more common epidemiologic data analysis software (EPINFO, STATA, SAS, or SPSS) is required. Excellent numerical skills for manipulating and reporting statistical data is required. Experience in the setting of computer software development standards, specifications and guidelines as well as experience working within already set standards to implement IT solutions is required. The incumbent will be expected to exercise tact in applying PEPFAR guidelines to unique and different public health surveillance activities, as surveillance programs and surveys are highly complex and can be threatening to stakeholders. Ability to persuade others, ingenuity and innovation will be required to influence collaborative organizations engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs to adopt appropriate strategies for improving the surveillance and survey process.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Qualifications:
All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info.

  • Benefits:

         Agency Benefits:

Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica may receive a compensation package that may include health and life insurance, US and Jamaican holidays and other benefits. For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office. The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.

HIRING PREFERENCE ORDER:

AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

AEFM / USEFM

FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honourable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link

How to Apply

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification, Public Trust clearance.

To apply for this position click the “Submit Application” button.  For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:
In order to qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested diploma and/or transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

    • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
    • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
    • Degree (not transcript)
    • Language Scores (if available and applicable)
    • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
    • SF-50 (if applicable)
Next Steps:
Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Kingston, Jamaica.

Public Health Specialist (FSN 12)

Position: Public Health Specialist (FSN 12)
Hiring Agency: US Embassy Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Announcement Number: TrinBago-2020-001
Open Period: 02/10/2020 – 02/24/2020
Salary: TTD $482, 610 – TTD $675, 644

Basic Function of the Position – Job holder, under the supervision of the CDC CRO Prevention, Care, and Treatment (PCT) Team Lead serves as Senior Public Health Specialist and Technical Advisor and focal point in Trinidad and Tobago for implementation and coordination of CDC and The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) programs in-country in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) and Government of Trinidad and Tobago and leads coordination with implementing partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the planning and strengthening of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) prevention, care and treatment programs and activities. Responsibilities include program development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting and close collaboration with partners to ensure that all research, analysis, clinical guidelines and procedures and policies are carried out in accordance with program objectives and internationally recognized best practices and standards. Works closely with MOHs in the region where CDC provides support to sustain and/or improve the quality and coordination of HIV and STI services in the region, including adoption and implementation of the WHO-recommended “Treat All” strategy.

As a Senior Program Specialist, the incumbent serves as the on the ground Lead for CDC and PEPFAR programs implementation and representative within the US Mission in Port of Spain.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

EXPERIENCE:  A terminal degree (doctoral level) or higher in one of the following disciplines: Medicine; Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline required.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge and understanding of the principles of HIV/AIDS, STI and TB program implementation and evaluation strategies and techniques. organizational management. Additionally, the incumbent should possess expert knowledge of the application of program management and the translation of evaluation data as it pertains to the improvement of program operations, guidelines, and policies. The incumbent should be familiar with the health care system of Trinidad with comprehensive knowledge of the host government health facilities, as well as attitudes and cultural practices, health care system and structures including familiarity with MOH policies, program priorities and regulations is required. Good working knowledge of USG public health programs, strategies, guidelines, methods, processes and techniques used to plan, develop, implement and evaluate results are required. Familiarity with CDC mission, organizational structures at CDC and US Embassies to collaborate with other agency staff. Good working knowledge of team management techniques to plan, organize and direct multi-disciplinary project teams, administrative requirements, budgeting and fiscal management in support of contracts, cooperative agreements, grants and purchase requisitions is required.

Education Requirements: A terminal degree (doctoral level) or higher in one of the following disciplines: Medicine, Public Health; Epidemiology; Behavioral Sciences or strongly related discipline.

How to Apply:

All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Public Trust clearance.

For more information on how to apply, visit the Mission internet site.

Required Documents:

Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

Residency and/or Work Permit

Passport copy

Degree (not transcript)

Degree with transcript

Certificate or License

DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)

SF-50 (if applicable)

Any questions should be directed to HR: poshrjobapp@state.gov

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.