Short term Consultancy to support USAID's HIV/AIDS Portfolio

  • Senior-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 16 July 2019
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Closing on 23 July 2019

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:
Since 2014, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) has implemented Test and Start through its Strategic Use of ARVs (SUFA) initiative, which provides immediate treatment for KP, TB patients, and pregnant women in over 100 districts, including PEPFAR-supported districts. The implementation and uptake of this policy, however, has been slower than anticipated. PEPFAR Indonesia has worked closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) in revising HK.02.02/I/1564/2018: Letter of Decree from the MOH recommendation that anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) treatment immediately within one to seven days after diagnosis, regardless of the CD4 count.

PEPFAR Indonesia will refocus programming across all five Jakarta districts to make the most strategic use of PEPFAR investments and to directly respond to the Minimum Requirements outlined in Planning Level Letter. Focus will be on improving ART coverage through direct and immediate linkage from testing to treatment. Viral load testing acceleration will improve district-level viral load testing coverage to 40% or more of the TX_CURR totals. ART retention will be strengthened through customized community-based case management, intensive attrition monitoring and rapid response strategies that identify clients at risk for loss to follow up and re-engage PLHIV in the HIV service system.

In ROP19, PEPFAR Indonesia will continue working in the same five districts in Jakarta to achieve epidemic control. In Jakarta, the sub-national government has continued a strong commitment to ensure ART coverage saturation. PEPFAR Indonesia will support up to eight civil society organizations (CSOs) or private sector partners to amplify outreach efforts to identify new PLHIV within hard-to-reach key sub-populations, with a focus on MSM under 35 years of age. In contrast to GF-supported or GOI outreach implementers, PEPFAR resources will be used to amplify the Enhanced Outreach and Differentiated Care Approach (EOA-DC) that differentiates the outreach contact based on the needs of each KP client, and extends support across the cascade with particular focus on index testing, linking of newly diagnosed immediately to treatment, finding those lost to follow up (LTFU) back to treatment, and viral load (VL) suppression.

The short-term consultancy will support the USAID Indonesia Health Office in drafting a programmatic intervention to accelerate the impact of PEPFAR funding in Indonesia by rapidly and significantly increasing the number of Indonesians who know their HIV status, have initiated treatment and who have reached viral load suppression. S/he will support USAID Indonesia in preparing for a high-level visit from PEPFAR anticipated in October, as well as support the Health Office with FY19 work planning as needed.

* Lead the development of a 10-page proposal with a submission date of August 30. This process would include 2 - 3 weeks in country in late July/first half of August and will clarify the programmatic interventions needed to accelerate the impact of PEPFAR funding in Indonesia.
* Ensure seamless communication and coordination (in Indonesia and Washington DC) which will involve close liaison/coordination/planning with colleagues in USAID/Indonesia, USAID/Washington, GOI and other development partners in-country.
* Support the preparation of an anticipated high-level visit in October; this would also require her in country presence in late September/October.
* Provide additional support to the Mission for PEPFAR/HIV portfolio as required (e.g., support with the FY19 work planning for the Health Office).

Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, social or behavioral science or a related field; minimum 10 years or progressive and responsible experience in public health programming, of which a minimum of five years was related to HIV/AIDS; prior experience with PEPFAR and USAID is an advantage; able to provide leadership and make decisions regarding monitoring and evaluation approaches and HIV/AIDS standards and norms; comprehensive understanding of public health prevention and community-based health care initiatives; ability to analyse problems/situations and plan, design and carry out project studies and to conceptualize develop and implement new strategies/initiatives; experienced and has knowledge of other donor programs and donor coordination process in HIV/AIDS; has knowledge and understanding of the Indonesian health system; ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with senior government officials, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral agencies; and local partner community; excellent written and oral communication skills in English and competency in preparing analytic and high level briefings for high-level officials.

HOW TO APPLY: To respond to this position, go to www.thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs, or please email your resume and cover letter (no more than 5 pages) to recruitment@bantuproject.net with the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 18, 2019 COB Jakarta Time Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.

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Palladium is appointed by USAID to manage USAID-funded Health Technical Assistance Project (BANTU), to support USAID Indonesia's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) by rapidly leveraging specialized short and long-term technical assistance to USAID, USAID-funded programs; the Government of Indonesia (GOI), and other organizations and agencies as required.

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