International expert for developing HIV component
27 Dec 2019
Support CCM Thailand to develop the HIV component of the funding proposal on HIV/TB to the Global Fund for the period 2021-2023: an international expert
The CCM Thailand decided to submit the Funding Request (FR) on HIV/TB to the Global Fund for the period 2021-2023. Time schedule for developing the FR was planned and expected to submit to the Global Fund by 23 Mar 2020 in order that the programs under the current grant (2018-2020) should not be interrupted. The Full Review approach for application has been selected and leave the space for a comprehensive review of strategic priorities and reprogramming.
The Global Fund put the guidance that all FRs must consider evidence-based interventions that respond to the epidemiological context; position programs to maximize impact against HIV, TB and malaria; and contribute towards building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
Thus, CCM Thailand needs the technical assistance for the FR development.
Objective and expected results
The overall objective of the mission is to support the CCM to develop the HIV component of the next funding proposal on HIV/TB for the Global Fund for the period 2021-2023.
The expert will put together a high-quality coherent Funding Request for the HIV component of the HIV/TB funding request, following the Global Fund guidance.
Description of tasks
Multi-consultations will be organized by the country writing team in order to identify gaps, to define the strategic framework of the funding request and to launch the call for PR(s). The selected PR(s) will start working with the writing team after 10 January 2020. Workshops with different groups for specific issues will be organized during 13 January 2020- 28 February 2020. The first complete funding request is expected to be available by 9 March 2020 for review by the CCM. The final approval by the CCM will occur by 20 March 2020.
Together with the writing team, the expert will lead the development of the funding request, including the following activities:
· Review the context of TB in Thailand in order to define the problem and assess the response to date;
· Analyze programmatic gaps and funding landscape;
· Prioritize funding needs and choose best response for highest impact;
· Determine appropriate operationalization, risk mitigation and financial sustainability;
· Complete the Funding Request Application Form; and
· Complete required documents
The expert will also ensure that relevant findings from the country dialogue are incorporated into the final Funding Request as well as all key linkages with the TB component.
The funding request should be submitted by 23 March 2020.
All required completed sections of the funding request and its annexes as per Global Fund guidance:
The Funding Request Application Form of TB/HIV on TB component including 5 Sections as followed:
Section 1: Context related to the funding request
Section 2: Program elements proposed for Global Fund support, including rationale
Section 3: Planned implementation arrangements and risk mitigation measures
Section 4: Funding landscape, co-financing and sustainability
Section 5: Prioritized above allocation request
Required documents for the Funding Request including:
Programmatic gap table
The expert is expected to work in close coordination with the Funding Request Development team and under the general guidance of the CCM, with inputs from the Global Fund Secretariat and other technical partners as needed.
Provisional Start date: 13 January 2020 at the latest
Provisional End date: 23 March 2020
Effective duration: 45 working days
The expert is expected to work in person with the in-country writing team at least 1 month between mid-January and March 2020.
Qualifications and skills:
Physician and / or master’s degree or training in public health or infectious diseases with an emphasis on HIV community.
Excellent skills in:
· Program design, logical framework, budgeting.
· Facilitation skills in small/large group settings with diverse constituencies.
· Communication with multiple stakeholders.
· Team work.
Excellent interpersonal, co-ordination and negotiation skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Proven conceptual analytical and evaluative skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.
Excellent planning, organization and problem-solving skills in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
Proven ability to meet tight deadlines and to work effectively under pressure, including in a multi-cultural environment.
Excellent command of the English language: verbal and oral.
Excellent writing skills and competency in computer applications.
Knowledge of Thai is an asset.
Extensive HIV experience in developing country setting, preferably in South-East Asia.
Experience in writing Global Fund funding request
In-depth knowledge and understanding of the national, regional and global responses to HIV.
Familiarity with the HIV program in Thailand.