: Nov 3, 2021, 8:11:58 AM
: Nov 24, 2021, 5:59:00 PM
: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam
: AF_TZA Tanzania
This consultancy work aims to learn and understand the inclusivity and existing enabling environment for the implementation of Key and Vulnerable Population (KVP) focused interventions in the communities. In this era of COVID-19 pandemic, community services for marginalized and vulnerable populations are critical towards ending HIV epidemic.
HIV epidemic in Tanzania has span for over three decades now and claimed many lives during this period. Substantial headway in the scale up of HIV interventions in the country has led to a reduction of the prevalence in the general population from 7.0% in 2003 to 4.7% in 2017. However, the decline has not been the case in Key and Vulnerable populations. Key and Vulnerable populations include people who are both extremely vulnerable to, and at an increased risk of HIV due to their specific behaviours. Data in the country shows HIV prevalence of 36% among People who injects Drugs; 26% among Female Sex Workers; 25% among Male Who Have Sex with Men; and 6.7% among prisoners. Often these population groups do not have equitable access and coverage to HIV prevention, care and treatment services as the general population; they are societal stigmatized and culturally discriminated in the communities. Given the disproportionate burden of the HIV epidemic among the key and vulnerable populations in the country, focus is now needed to address the special needs in HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support for Key and Vulnerable Population groups.
In order to make a significant change and impact in controlling HIV epidemic client centered services through community led programming is inevitable. However, this approach needs to be backed with supportive policies and enabling environment.
Scope and Methodology
Review of existing policies and legal instruments in the health sector and beyond that support delivery of HIV services to KVP and assess the existing environment in KVP service provision in the community. The review process will be coordinated by TACAIDS, CHRAGG, NACP, UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO and UNFPA. Local consultancy will be engaged to lead the whole process. The consultancy will be tasked to:
Key deliverables from this assignment will include:
Read: Expert knowledge
Write: Expert knowledge
Speak: Expert knowledge
Essential: University degree in Social science, Community Health or other health related discipline.
Desirable: A master’s degree in Public Heath, Epidemiology, Demography, ,Social Sciences.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
WHO Competencies REQUIRED
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
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