Terms of Reference (TOR): Project Coordinator
||Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) Project
Project Duration 30 months
||April-December 2018 (with 3 months probation) renewed yearly based on satisfactory performance
||23 March 2018
ANPUD is a community-led regional network that works to improve the quality of life of people who use drugs through the enjoyment of equal human rights and opportunities. The formation of ANPUD is underpinned by the principle of “Meaningful Involvement of People who Use Drugs” (MIPUD) with a strong belief of unity, support, equality, inclusiveness, spirit of friendliness, collaboration and will to change the current situation faced by people who use drugs in the Asian Region.
Objectives of the Organization:
- Promote a unified platform and common voice for people who use drugs in Asia, through providing representation and coordination at various forums where people who use drugs should be represented.
- Establish or strengthen national networks of people who use drugs in Asia to ensure their representation at all decision-making forums and processes that affect their lives.
- Advocate for the harmonization of policies that negatively impact on the health and wellbeing of people who use drugs, decriminalization of drug use and reduced stigma and discrimination
- Advocate for universal access to a diverse range of evidence based, locally driven harm reduction approaches in conformity with the ‘WHO, UNODC, UNAIDS Technical Guide for countries to set targets for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care for injecting drug users’ in the Asian region with a special focus on access to hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment.
- Establish strategic alliances and forge collaborations with various like-minded individuals, groups and organizations to promote and support the effective and meaningful participation of people who use drugs in the regional and global response to HIV and drug use.
- Provide expertise, resources and support to country networks in advocating for issues affecting people who use drugs at country level.
About the Project
The ANPUD community-based monitoring study aims to improve delivery of harm reduction services, such as the Needle Syringe Programs (NSP) and Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), and HIV services for people who inject drugs (PWID) in four countries—Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal and Vietnam. The study has three levels of operational research and analysis. It begins with a systematic documentation and review of availability, accessibility and quality of harm reduction and HIV prevention services against specific government commitments or standards for PWID communities. Second, it assesses the quality of services at a selected number of NSP and OST sites through key informant interviews of service providers, NGOs, and community-based organizations and clients. Lastly, a community-based survey of PWID records individual experience in accessing services.
The study, implemented through ANPUD’s national partners of community networks of people who use drugs, allows for a full 360-degree review of access to services from policy to delivery of services and individual experience. Through this approach, ANPUD will strengthen community systems for PWID and improve HIV and HCV linkages to treatment and care.
The aim is to build the capacity of the PWID community in evidence-based advocacy and monitoring of harm reduction and HIV services; to demand quality services from providers; and to advocate for an improved enabling environment from the policymakers. The Global Fund supported study will allow the regional and national community networks of people who use drugs to strategize on their role in supporting governments to achieve the UNAIDS Fast-Track commitments and end AIDS by 2030.
The project will work closely with the other Global Fund regional project – “Strengthening HIV and Harm Reduction Responses for PWID in Asia” lead by HIV/AIDS Alliance India as the Principle Recipient (PR), so that a regional approach to harm reduction policy advocacy in Asia will ensure that regional mechanisms like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) that influence country level policies take cognizance of health and rights based approaches to drug use as well as policy and implementation gaps in the context of HIV prevention among PWID. The regional and in-country activities of the project are designed to address identified gaps in the AIDS response across the Asian region.
Purpose and Scope of Job:
The project coordinator is responsible for coordinating the successful implementation of the project at regional and national level (Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam) being based in Bangkok, providing technical support to country networks, monitoring and reporting of overall project performance. She/he is expected to perform the following responsibilities, but not limited to:
- Develop community-based quality monitoring tools for the harm reduction services, particularly Needle Syringe Programs (NSP) and Oral Substitution Therapy (OST) services for people who inject drugs in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam.
- Coordinate the multi country community based research using the quality monitoring tools developed, and publish country specific & regional level reports & articles based on the finding of the research.
- Develop the advocacy skills of PUD communities in the context of drug policy, women who use drugs (WUD) issues and hepatitis C Virus (HCV).
- Strengthen national network’s capacity for effective and meaningful engagement of the community through community mobilization, organizational strengthening, and community led advocacy in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam.
- Coordinate with other Global Fund regional grant funded projects and work closely to build synergies.
- Provide technical assistance to national PUD network partners in organizational development and strategic planning, human rights documentation and monitoring of discrimination.
- Sensitize national networks and partners on issues of women and drug use including how to develop gender sensitive models of harm reduction and how to address gender-based violence.
- Prepare advocacy materials out from the activities implemented.
- Prepare quarterly, semi-annual, annual and the final project progress reports, to be submitted on time to the PR along with the financial report.
- Liaise with the Principle Recipient (PR), GFATM, partners in 4 countries, other SRs in the project, and other relevant stakeholders such as the UN agencies.
- Represent ANPUD secretariat as and when required.
- Assist the Regional Coordinator as required.
Qualifications, work experience and key competencies:
- Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related studies
- Experience of Project Cycle Management.
- Good management and coordination skills.
- Five (5) years working experience in the field of harm reduction and HIV prevention, preferably in projects funded by the Global Fund.
- Sound knowledge of Global Fund new funding model, CSS, HSS, SOGI and CRG.
- At least 1 year of working experience at regional/international level managing multi-country projects or 2 years’ experience at national level managing multi-province/district projects.
- Experience in project report writing and budgeting.
- Proficient in spoken and written English and AT LEAST ONE Asian language.
- Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences and individuals with varying levels of knowledge.
- Ability to work independently including developing work plans and meeting deadlines.
- Ability to prepare a range of materials including (and not limited to) training materials, policy briefs and advocacy tools.
Preference will be given to qualified candidates from the community of people who use drugs and living with HIV/hep C.
Documents to be included in the application:
- A letter of application with expected salary.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) with details of three referees.
Deadline for submission of the application is 23rd March 2018, 5pm Thailand Time.
Kindly submit your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted for further process.
Please do not make phone calls or email follow up after your application has been submitted.