An expert on Technical support services for NGOs and stakeholders needed

СO 100 PERCENT LIFE, in the framework of the project “Sustainability of services for key populations in the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia” with financial support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, is looking for an expert on

Technical support services for NGOs and stakeholders in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania and Northern Macedonia on budget advocacy, implementation of transition and development plans, implementation of policies and mechanisms for providing services for treatment, prevention and support of HIV patients, related to the SoS project tasks, as well as providing general administrative support.

Applicants must provide their CV and completed forms that are in the application. The information in the documents should clearly reflect the competencies of the candidate required to perform these tasks. The price offer includes the cost of services and all expenses that are necessary to complete the tasks.

The announcement and tender documentation can be found in the application or following this link>>>.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 13. 08. 2020 ’till 17:00 (UTC+02:00). Questions about the tender are accepted ’till 11. 08. 2020 ’till 17:00 (UTC+02:00).

 

Regional workshop on gathering data on human rights violations

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) will conduct a 2-day regional workshop for activists and professionals from South East Europe countries “Gathering data on human rights violations and reaction mechanisms” on 18-19 March 2020, in Belgrade, Serbia.

The workshop is conducted as part of the three-year multi-country project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia” (#SoS project).

Goal of the workshop is to equip activists and professionals in South East Europe countries with knowledge on principles and mechanisms of data collection on human rights violations against key populations and follow-up reaction.

Objectives

  • To discuss the most common human rights violations and gender barriers to access HIV prevention and care services.
  • To examine methodologies of data collection on human rights violations (cases).
  • To provide in-depth information on UN treaty bodies and processes of shadow reports submissions.
  • To understand the follow-up system for its systematic and effective use.

Facilitators of the workshop – Mikhail Golichenko, International Legal Consultant, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Maria Plotko, Program Officer, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA).

The workshop will gather over 25 activists and professionals from NGOs, human rights and community organizations from 5 South East Europe countries – implementors of the SoS project – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, The Republic of North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia) who are either engaged into the human rights protection work or eager to start working over cases on human rights violations and follow-up reaction on them.

SOS project coordination meeting

On October 2 – 3, the coordination meeting of the multi-country #sos_project, managed implemented by the consortium led by the Alliance for Public Health was held in Skopje, North Macedonia. The project team met with colleagues from the Balkan region to discuss budget advocacy issues, further interaction and strengthening of cooperation between EECA and the Balkans.

The priority areas of the cooperation are:

  • Implementation of WHO protocols with the inclusion of assisted and self-tested HIV testing.
  • ART price optimization.
  • Development of regulatory changes to improve the quality of HIV services.
  • Popularization of PrEP in the region of Southeast Europe.

DPNSEE President Vlatko Dekov and Board member Denis Dedajić presented our work on budget advocacy and monitoring in countries of South East Europe, supported by the European Harm Reduction Association and Open Society Foundations.