The Elton John AIDS Foundation is seeking a consultant to conduct a review of HIV-related systems, programming and opportunities in South Eastern Europe and the Baltic States to help maximise the impact of the Foundation’s grant investments in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region.
The consultant will support the Foundation, as one of the largest philanthropic donors for HIV related programming in EECA, in its objective to help end the AIDS epidemic in the region.
The consultant will:
- Analyse the landscape of governmental and non-governmental systems and programming related to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and harm reduction activities for people who use drugs, sex workers and LGBT people on the regional level and in the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.
- Identify strategies and opportunities to achieve sustainable progress on HIV prevention and care, harm reduction and stigma outcomes for people who use drugs, sex workers and LGBT people in the South Eastern Europe and Baltic regions. Recommended strategies and opportunities for programming and advocacy should consider potential value-add of Elton John AIDS Foundation investment and feasibility.
Applications will be welcomed until 11 March2021 at 16:00 GMT.
More information is available following this link>>>.
Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is one of the pre-qualified providers of the Global Fund’s CRG program and provides technical assistance to communities and key populations of Albania for conducting budget advocacy, and cost–effectiveness and efficiency analyses of HIV and STI services for gay men, men who have sex with men and trans* people in Albania. More details are available following this link>>>.
Additionally, ECOM is looking for the consultant to conduct mapping of HIV and STI services for MSM and trans* people and organizing local meetings with stakeholders in the Republic of Albania>>>.
Application deadline: November 1, 2020, 23:59 (GMT +3).
All these activities are to be implemented as a part of the technical assistance within the Global Fund’s CRG TA Program.
In the framework of project “New Psychoactive Substance Use in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Serbia” Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is seeking to engage technical consultants, one consultant per country, for conducting research on new psychoactive substances (hereinafter – NPS) use in the four countries. This research project is a collaboration between EHRA and the the School of Law, Swansea University, UK.
The assessment is aimed to analyze existing evidence and documents to overview the
- existing statistics/data on NPS use from various sources,
- researches of patterns of use and procurement of NPS (via clubs, darknet, etc),
- existing algorithms of ambulance and police actions, and
- availability of harm reduction services for NPS users, and how existing services needs to adapt to meet the needs created by NPS in four countries – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Serbia. This research will be conducted using the same methodology as one, done already in Moldova and Belarus.
The potential candidates should:
- collect national data sources (such as website links, documents (in word, pdf formats), presentations and other materials) on NPS (documents and research data on drug use, behavior and harm reduction services, existing laws on health and drug policy). If documents are in national language – to make summary of the document with main quotes and translate it into English or Russian;
to organize the field data collection:
- recruit respondents from community of people who use drugs for focus-groups;
- arrange interviews with officials from law enforcement and health services, harm reduction services (list of needed interviewees will be agreed with EHRA);
- according the collected national sources on NPS use, together with EHRA staff member to adjust questionnaire for interviews/ focus groups;
- organize logistics for the interviews/ focus-groups (place, time, coffee breaks for focus-group participants);
- make notes during interviews and focus-groups;
- make transcripts of the focus group discussion and interviews (in Russian or English);
- help EHRA staff member to validate data of the report prepared by EHRA with respondents.
Soft copies of all collected data and minutes of interviews should be shared with EHRA via DropBox or GoogleDrive. In case of using quotes from individuals, the consultant must have a signed informed consent from each interviewee.
The candidates are invited to submit their CV and letter of interest with suggested respondents list, and state the daily rate in EUR (should be provided in EHRA’s template) by e-mail referenced under title “Technical Consultant” to Eliza Kurcevic at email@example.com by 5th January 2020, 24:00 EET. Results will be announced by January 10th, 2020. Each candidate will be contacted individually.
For more information about the Association and specifics of the work follow this link.
The Harm Reduction Consortium is a global coalition of seven independent organisations which exists to end the global war on drugs and promote services instead that protect the health and human rights of people who use drugs. The Consortium want to upskill their members and selected partners in communicating more effectively and proactively, as well as engaging with the media confidently. In order to achieve that, they are seeking to appoint an experienced individual or organisation to provide training and coaching in communications, crisis management and media engagement.
The Harm Reduction Consortium members have a compelling message and story to tell: the global war on drugs is having disastrous consequences all around the world. But they are not doing this as effectively and proactively as they would like. They are therefore seeking to build confidence and capacity among the Consortium members and selected key partners in the areas of communication best practices, public speaking, media engagement, crisis management and communications, effective social media presence and message framing for different audiences.
They are looking for individuals or organisations that can provide high quality communications, messaging and media coaching to the Consortium members in order to deliver our messages convincingly and impactfully.
For more information about their needs, requirements for applicants and how to apply, please visit their website here>>>. The deadline is Sunday 11th August.