Project Proposal Writer for CSO Networks

Terms of reference

 

Title

Project Proposal Writer for CSO Networks

Duration

Maximum of 35 days

Period

February 2017 to April 2017

Location

Yangon

Contract type

International Consultant Contract

 

Mandate of UNAIDS Myanmar

 

Leadership in the response to HIV, as well as the work of UNAIDS, is about social justice and social change – not only is the health of those affected crucial, but also their dignity and security, and the enabling social, cultural and legal social conditions necessary to achieve these. High level policy, technical and programmatic advice to civil society and strategic support to community mobilization, through greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and key populations (GIPA) and civil society engagement, are both human rights and public health imperatives, as people living with HIV and other member of civil society will be, and should be, the engines of health and social change efforts in their countries. Objectives:

a)    Reinforce and reignite the engagement and leadership in the AIDS response of people living with HIV, women and key populations

b)    Ensure the HIV response has a powerful human face and is an engine for community mobilization for prevention, treatment and HIV-related social justice

c)     Provide global leadership, advocacy, strategic information and programme coherence on human rights, gender equality, GIPA, community mobilization and civil society leadership towards achievement of the 10 goals of the 2011 Political Declaration and Fast-Track the response on the road to ending AIDS by 2030

d)    Support excellence in national efforts to achieve HIV-related human rights, gender and GIPA goals through mobilization of leaders in government and civil society on law, gender equality, civic and social action, and faith.

 

General Background

Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering of health services to key affected populations, including those that are "hidden" and hard-to-reach, and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Combined with public health and development stakeholders, community responses are critical to the success and sustainability of the global response to HIV.

 

Much of the work that lies ahead to implement a Fast-Track approach to make progress in the HIV response - including broadening the reach of services, supporting retention in care, increasing demand, monitoring quality, advancing human rights and combatting stigma and discrimination - can only be achieved with a strong community voice and presence.

 

To support the national response to HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) Myanmar had facilitated Community System Strengthening (CSS) strategy development process. It is the result of joint efforts and a series of activities conducted in the beginning of 2015.  It had been developed in close collaboration with 9 national community networks in Myanmar working in the field of HIV and AIDS - the Aye Myanmar Associations (AMA), the Myanmar Interfaith Network on AIDS (MINA), Myanmar Positive Group (MPG), the Myanmar Positive Women Network (MPWN), the Myanmar MSM Network (MMN), the Myanmar Youth Star (MYS), the National Drug User Network Myanmar (NDNM), the National NGO Network (HIV/AIDS) (3N), and the Sex Workers in Myanmar Network (SWiM) – and other local based organizations and NGOs.

 

With funding from PEPFAR/USAID, UNAIDS Myanmar has started implementing the community system strengthening project to address the following four urgent areas for the growth of these community networks: 1) advocacy, 2) governance and leadership, 3) resource mobilization and 4) community-based service delivery.

 

UNAIDS is recruiting a Project Proposal Writer who will work with networks of key affected populations in developing proposals for submission to potential donors.

 

Objective

The main objective of the consultancy is to assist networks of key affected populations in the development of project proposals that will enable them to acquire needed resources to strengthen their organizations and continue delivery of services at the community level.  

 

 

Tasks

 

A maximum of 10 proposals are to be written based on consultations with the community networks and in accordance with the donor’s format. The consultant has to make sure that necessary supporting documents are attached in the proper order in submitting the proposal.

      i.         Develop logical framework of the project by consultation with key population networks;

    ii.         Identify the objective, action plan, output and expected use of output of the proposing project;

   iii.         Prepare proposals in English language (maximum 10 proposals);

   iv.         Facilitate preparation of supporting documents to be submitted along with proposal.

 

 

Key Deliverables

  • Consultation sessions with key population networks and CSOs
  • Project proposals with supporting documents attached

 

 

Required Qualification

 

Essential:

Professional experiences in working with civil society

Excellent writing in English

 

Desirable:

Knowledge of HIV prevention is desirable

Experience in working with UN system

Ability to communicate in Burmese language is an asset

 

 

Duration of the assignment

 

A maximum of 35 days (Within February to April 2017)

 

 

Interested candidates are requested to send their application to:

 

The Country Director, UNAIDS Myanmar, No. 137/1, Thanlwin Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon (Tel: +95 1 534498, 504832, 503816, 538087, 538938) or by email to htwey@unaids.org.

 

Your application should contain the following:

 

  1. Cover letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above.
  2. Submit a recent curriculum vitae and complete UN P11 (Personal History Form).
  3. Share examples of previous experiences in similar consulting work.
  4. Proposed budget and consultancy fees for the assignment.

 

This call for applications will remain open until the most suitable candidate is identified.Terms%20of%20Reference%20Proposal%20writer%20.pdf

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