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  • Consultant Greater Accra Region
  • SEND GHANA in Greater Accra Region, , Ghana
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  • 1 week ago

jobs description

SEND GHANA, a policy research and advocacy organization, was founded in 1998. The vision of SEND Ghana is “A Ghana where people’s rights and well-being are guaranteed” with a mission “to promote good governance and equality of men and women in Ghana”. It is headquartered in Accra, with network offices in Tamale and Salaga.

Job Description

TERMS OF REFERENCE

CAPACITY BUILDING OF SEND GHANA STAFF ON GENDER, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HIV/AIDS IN GHANA

Summary of Services Required

SEND GHANA is seeking the services of a consultant to strengthen the capacity of its Staff on gender, human rights, and HIV/AIDS. The ultimate purpose of this assignment is for satff to be able to improve their skills in working with persons living with HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis Patients (TB) and Key Population (KP) to reduce stigma and discrimination and improve

quality health services and care accessed by them.

Background

SEND GHANA is implementing a USAID funded Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) Activity for HIV... services. The project falls under the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s (PEPFAR). The PEPFAR guidance for the Regional Operational Plan for FY23 (ROP22) emphasise two overarching principles for programming: HIV affected populations are provided continuous, quality, and person-centred services, and HIV response measures should be an independent, routine,

local community-led monitoring efforts to improve the accessibility and quality of services.

The aim of the CLM Activity is to promote the delivery of quality HIV services, institutionalize equity and responsiveness to the needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and TB, and strengthen transparency and accountability at the community level.

The national prevalence rate of HIV among adults (15-49 years) is 1.66%. However adult living with HIV in two of the CLM regions is higher than national prevalence rate : Western North 1.94%, and Ahafo Region 1.68%.

The most worrying trend is that HIV/AIDS incidence in Ghana is highly feminised. Of 357,696 PLHIV population, 67.63% are women while men account for 32.94%. SEND Ghana therefore intends to capacitate its staff to increase their adeptness in integrating gender, human rights, and HIV/AIDS programming.

Objectives of the Assignment

The specific objective is to strengthen the analytical capacity of SEND Staff to implement gender and human rights responsiveness advocacy strategies to empower persons living with HIV and TB and their societal allies to resist stigma and discrimination and demand improved quality health services and care.

Scope of Work

The scope of the assignment is to build analytical capabilities of SEND staff to be able to: a) conduct gender analysis of HIV/AIDs incidence and service delivery and use the insights gained to develop gender responsive strategies, b) acquire skills to identify and analyse the different forms of stigma and discrimination against PLHIV, KPs and TB patients, and c) equip with skills to develop appropriate advocacy strategies to support PLHIV, KPs and TB patients to defend their human rights.

Methodology

The consultant is expected to use participatory methodology in planning and implementing this 2 days’ workshop. The workshop methodology should be elaborated in the expression of interest letter

Deliverables of Consultant

Hold a meeting with the SEND team for a debrief on the CLM activities and discuss the Terms of Reference (TOR).

Inception report outlining the processes, methodology, scope, and work plan/timelines required to conduct the assignment.

Produce training materials, resources, and guidelines for SEND’s review and feed

Deliver a 2 days training workshop for 20 participants

Prepare and submit for comments a draft report.

Final comprehensive report on the entire process.

Duration

Five (5) days from date of engagement.

Coordination and Management of Consultancy

The oversight of the consultancy will be under the supervision of the Chief of Party for the CLM Project.

Required Skills or Experience

Advanced degree in Social Sciences, Gender, Public Health, or related fields.

Demonstrated experience in developing training materials and resources and conducting training programs on PLHIV, KPs and TB.

Knowledge of HIV-related Gender and Human Rights in Ghana.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.

Proven track record of delivering high-quality results on time and within budget.

Experience in working with USAID partners in gender and human rights and being a woman and persons with disability applicant will be an added advantage

Method of Application

How To Apply

Forward your cover letter, CV, a sample of similar work and financial proposal, in a single PDF to career@sendwestafrica.org with the subject line “Consultant – CLM to the HR/Admin. Manager. The file name

should be saved in this format: First and surname – CONSULTANT–CLM e.g. Kwame Nyame – Consultant –

CLM
Greater Accra Region Ghana

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