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November 1, 2019

Call for Quotations – Consultancy: Technical Expertise – To Facilitate the Conceptualization and Project Plan for the Development of a HIV/TB Human Rights Web-based Data collection, Monitoring & Reporting System

Term of consultancy: 07 November 2019 to 07 December 2019 (Maximum of 15 days, 5 Days per month)

Background:

The National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, TB and STIs: 2017 – 2022 recognises that, in spite of South Africa being recognized globally for its positioning and response to human rights; significant gaps remain before we realize the full implementation of the human rights agenda. These gaps remain significant for people living with HIV (PLHIV), people with TB (PTB), and key and vulnerable populations (KVPs).

On 11 June this year, a Three-Year National Implementation Plan for A Comprehensive Response to Human Rights-Related Barriers to HIV and TB Services and Gender Inequality in South Africa was launched. This 3-year plan aims to strengthen monitoring and evaluation of HIV, TB, human rights and gender equality.

The strengthening of monitoring and evaluation requires the establishment of a national mechanism to consolidate and analyse HIV & TB-related human rights violations for key and vulnerable populations at community and national-level. Data from such a mechanism will provide information on various types of human rights violations and will direct recommendations for action, programmes and communication campaigns.  This mechanism should be accessible to and inform monitoring from community-level upwards and across all sectors.

While a number of systems exist and collate a wealth of information for similar or related purposes, there are limitations in how they have been employed and how data collected through such systems is shared and analysed.

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) seeks to appoint a consultant (Individual or Entity) to facilitate the process of developing this data collection and monitoring mechanism.

Objective: To Facilitate the Conceptualization of a Project Plan for the Development of a Data Collection, Monitoring and Reporting System.

Term of Consultancy: 07 November – 10 December 2019

Scope of Work

Deliverable 1: Facilitate a stakeholder engagement workshop on the experience of documentation and reporting on human rights violations in South Africa.

Knowledge Exchange Workshop: KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIV/TB HUMAN RIGHTS WEB-BASED DATA COLLECTION, MONITORING & REPORTING SYSTEM: 14 NOVEMBER 2019, Gauteng province (Venue TBC)

  • Engage with the Project Task Team (AFSA) to identify participants for the workshops.
  • The purpose of the workshop is to:
    • Understand the current processes involved in the documentation of human rights violations;
    • To whom and how the information is currently reported;
    • Agree on top line information to be collected.
  • Develop an agenda for the Knowledge Exchange Workshop in consultation with the Project Task Team
  • Facilitate and document outcomes of the workshop
  • Advise on next steps based on the outcomes of the workshop

Deliverable 2: Report – mapping of existing manual and digital tools employed to collect information on human rights abuses

Tasks:

  • Map out existing data collection, monitoring and reporting tools with functionalities closely aligned to the documentation of Human Rights violations – drawing from a range of different stakeholders, including Chapter 9 Institutions, human rights organisations, non-government and government institutions. The Map must include: institution responsible, objective/s of the data collection, technical partner/s engaged, software used, top line information collected, users and beneficiaries (population group, location) and who the information is reported to.

Deliverable 3: Develop a comprehensive concept note and project plan for the development of a digital data collection, monitoring and reporting system – based on the outcomes of the Workshop and mapping exercise.

Timeframe

Deliverable Timeframe
Briefing session with Project Task Team 11 November 2019
1.       Facilitate a stakeholder engagement workshop on the experience of documentation and reporting on human rights violations in South Africa. 14 November 2019
2.      Brief report on outcomes and recommendations from the Knowledge exchange workshop 20 November 2019
3.      Report – mapping of existing manual and digital tools employed to collect information on human rights abuses 22 November 2019
4.      Facilitate a closed-group engagement on tools and next steps in developing a HIV/TB Human Rights web-based data collection and monitoring system 29 November 2019
5.        Comprehensive concept note defining the core objectives and priorities of documenting and reporting on HIV/TB related human rights violations in South Africa 05 December 2019
6.      Project plan for the development of a HIV/TB Human Rights web-based data collection and monitoring system 05 December 2019

 Qualification and Requirements:

  • BBBEEE Level 1 or 2 Score / Start-up entities led and owned by young Black South Africans
  • Technical skills and qualifications in Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Technical skills and qualifications in Information Systems, Information Technology and Strategic Information will be an added advantage
  • Understanding of the Human Rights, Law, Justice and HIV/TB in the South African context
  • At least 3 years’ experience in similar or related projects
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders

Timelines

The consultant is expected to commence work on this assignment immediately following appointment, from the 07 November to 10 December 2019.

Applications

Interested candidates that possess the necessary experience and skills are invited to submit:

  • Brief profile / curriculum vitae,
  • Quotations: cost breakdown of professional fees / cost structure for services to be rendered.
  • Two (2) written references not older than 12 months,
  • Example/s of reports or projects undertaken similar to the Scope Of Work – not older than 24 months,
  • Valid BBBEE Certificate.

AFSA shall organise and pay for travel costs and accommodation related to the undertaking of this assignment.

Applications should be submitted via email to the following address:

[email protected]

Closing Date

The deadline for the submission of applications is 04 November 2019, 12h00.