Posted: 11 January, 2021
Organization: Plan International (International Plan)
Location: Bissau (Guinea-Bissau)
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Terms Of Reference
Position: Health Coordinator (TB-HIV) with M&E background
Report to (position: Project's Coordinator
Direct Supervision: Project's Coordinator
Department & Location : Program – Global Fund NFM3 TB-HIV project - Bafata, Gabu, Quinara, Tombali, Bolama and Biombo:
Required travels: 30%
Indicative Date: January 2021
Plan International is one of the world's largest advocacy organizations with extensive experience in policies and programs for the protection of women and girls. Plan International has been operating in Guinea-Bissau since 1995, advocating for children's rights, especially for access to health, education and sanitation. Plan International Guinea Bissau is following its Country Strategic Plan, which covers the 5 years period 2018-2022. This strategic plan takes into consideration the Education, Health, WASH, Emergency Protection and Management programs, and with a focus on Gender issues in all programs. In accordance with its mission and values, Plan International does not tolerate any form of gender discrimination and abuse of children's rights.
Plan International Guinea Bissau (Plan) requires a Senior HIV and TB Specialist to oversee the implementation of a large-scale program to support HIV and TB prevention efforts in Guinea-Bissau communities. This specialist must have experience in M&E. Plan International Guinea Bissau was selected as the main sub-beneficiary (SR) for the implementation of activities to prevent and combat TB, HIV and Malaria at the community level in a key population in Guinea-Bissau, along with other NGOs and the Ministry of Health's programs. Plan with experience of over 20 years of activities at the community level and has recently implemented PIMI I and II, which is the Community Project for the reduction of maternal and child mortality in the 4 regions of the country since 2015. This position requires an excellent domain of national health policies, international strategies and community-based approaches related to HIV in girls and women salespeople, working directly with local NGOs, in addition, the target populations by this Grant as well as activities related to the detection of HIV cases. TB and TBMDR in communities and others who are at risk of contracting TB.
DIMENSIONS OF THE ROLE
- Provide technical, strategic, planning and policy advice on HIV / AIDS in the TB / HIV project funded by the Global Fund with a focus on women and girls street vendors and community-based approaches to respond to the disease among key populations;
- Support team in achieving impact through the Global Fund project, providing technical guidance and support in identifying opportunities and addressing the underlying challenges to strengthen the community response to HIV;
- In addition to participating in the Joint HIV Monitoring Mission, participating in all technical meetings on HIV / AIDS, contributing with HIV / AIDS experience and providing support within the framework of Plan International's strategy to transfer technical capabilities to Ministry of Health entities and local partners in responding to HIV / AIDS
- Analyse the current status of HIV / AIDS disease and its dynamics, results and outcomes, program activities and achievements, changes in community settings and dynamics, gender aspects of community programming and provide best practices and recommendations for adjusting programs for maximum impact against HIV / AIDS;
- Within the Global TB / HIV Fund project, provide technical support to the national HIV and TB program to ensure that the program and country are consistent with the National Strategic Framework and global benchmarks;
- Develop strategies to promote meaningful partnerships with technical partners in Country in the key areas of HIV / AIDS control in the program, including case detection, treatment and prevention interventions and assisting the project team in preventing duplication of efforts with other partners for HIV / AIDS control to maximize the efficient use of resources available for HIV control
- Review progress reports to provide quality technical information on the progress of indicators, measures to accompany the work plan and activities under the Global Fund project
- Conduct field visits to ensure the quality of HIV / AIDS services provided to project beneficiaries, develop and implement standardized protocols and mechanisms to identify and correct program quality problems
- Provide technical support to strengthen the links between TB interventions / strategies with HIV / AIDS
Advises and guides quality TB / HIV programs in areas of geographic intervention, ensuring that the goals in the performance structure are met
Contributes to the development and implementation of National Level Strategic Structures on HIV
Provide technical support to strengthen the links between TB interventions / strategies with HIV and other public health initiatives;
Provides technical guidance and supports the collection, storage, analysis, dissemination and quality assurance of data from the point of service delivery to the central levels of data aggregation.
Contributes to the design, implementation and supervision of the M&E and Research activities defined in each phase of the grant management cycle
Be a technical leader in preparing and finalizing Progress Updates for the Global Fund and meeting donor recommendations to meet donor M&E requirements, strengthening national M&E systems and empowering national and local entities
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
|Project team, including the coordinator||High|
|CO administration and finance team;||High|
|CO Health Specialist||High|
|Program Unit Team||High|
|Other NGOs Sub recipients / CCM / Community-based organization, staff of the Global Fund||High|
|Ministry of Health (PNDS, PNLT, PNLS and PNLP)||High|
|Regional Health Directorates||High|
|National Technical Committee on TB, HIV and Malaria||High|
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
Qualifications And Experience
- Master's degree in public health or any other discipline related to health
- Minimum five years’ experience in public health and experience with RSSH, HIV control among high-risk groups and community-based approaches to TB control
- Technical skills / experience demonstrated in these areas: HIV risks and vulnerabilities and community response, health policy dialogue, HIV / AIDS control program issues and challenges, knowledge of the Stop TB strategy and national strategic disease frameworks, familiarity with global HIV / AIDS strategies, understand and report research results, quality of service, community systems, TB-HIV program links and HIV interventions, strategies and indicators.
- Proven experience in collecting, analyzing, storing, disseminating and reporting data, as well as using and maintaining databases.
- Knowledge and experience in promoting meaningful partnerships in M&E and research and training in M&E
- Knowledge and experience in the design of evaluation and research methodologies and protocols, including surveys and studies.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Seen as a source of experience and as being proactive in sharing knowledge and advice
- Promotes high performance
- Competence in program management, policy formulation, planning and monitoring
- Conscious and efficient in meeting deadlines, achieving results
- Responsibility for goals and challenges
- Guides and leads others and actively develops the team itself
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in a style that inspires confidence and professionalism
- Negotiation skills
- Provides vision and direction for the team itself
- Promotes innovation and learning
Skills specific to the post
- Manage complexity
- Strong teamwork skills
- Coaching and mentoring
- Plan, organize, influence and persuade
- Good judgment
- Credibility, personal responsibility and guidance to serve others
- Cultural sensitivity, patience and flexibility
- Thinking strategically
- Flexibility to work as a team and independently
PLAN INTERNATIONAL’S VALUES IN PRACTICE
We are open and accountable
- Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
- Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
- Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
- Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
- Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people
We strive for lasting impact
- Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
- Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
- Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
- Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
We work well together
- Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
- Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
- Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
- Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
We are inclusive and empowering
- We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential
- We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace
- We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives.
LEVEL OF CONTACT WITH CHILDREN
Medium contact: Occasional interaction with children
Typically office and field environment with 30% extensive travel in program areas and occasional international travel.
TYPE OF CONTRACT:
- 3 years fixed term contract. The salary is based on grade
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION
- Application Letter
- A Copy of diploma or certificate
- Curriculum vitae updated with 3 references of former employer (name, telephone number and email) or job mates,
- Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.
Submission of applications
Todas as candidaturas deverão ser submetidas na plataforma digital.
O prazo para apresentação de candidatura será até ao 21 de janeiro de 2021
The female candidates are highly encouraged.
Office: Country Office
Location: Bissau, Guinea Bissau
Employment status: Full time
Contract status: Local
Deadline for submission:23/01/2021
Female applications are highly encouraged
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.
We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.