Request For Application

Quotes & Grants

March 26, 2021

Request for Expressions of Interest – Training on Adolescent Girls and Young Women Global Fund Grant Program in COVID-19 Pandemic

Ref: GLO02REQ02098

Deadline for applications: 06/04/2021; 16:00

Term: 01/04/2021 – 30 June 2021

NOTE: Changes made to this EOI and all relevant documents will be posted on AFSA’s website: www.aids.org.za

1.     INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The South Africa Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (GF CCM) is responsible for leading the implementation of HIV and TB programmes funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GF) in the country. The GF CCM has selected the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) to be appointed by the GF as one of the Principal Recipients (PRs) that will implement programmes to be funded by the grant. Serving as the grants manager, the PR coordinates grants’ execution through sub-recipients (SRs), service providers and consultants as the main implementers of the GF programmes.

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores South African society’s reliance to predominant challenges on reducing HIV incidents among Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW), while simultaneously exposing structural inequalities across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection. The Global Fund HIV prevention Programme offers a tailored combination prevention package for adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 years. Services aim to effect risk reduction, behavior change and empowerment to make healthy choices. The grant is aligned with South Africa’s National strategic plan on HIV, TB and STIs, 2019-2022 (NSP) which prioritizes AGYW aged 15-24, tracking indicators on new infections, condom use, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and Gender Based Violence (GBV).

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) is one of four Principal Recipients (PRs) currently implementing Global Fund supported programs in South Africa for the April 2019 to March 2022 grant period. AFSA invites interested party experienced in the programme areas listed under the scope of work to apply to be considered as COVID-AGYW Training consultant. The training and workshops will be rolled FOUR districts of TWO South African provinces (Mpumalanga and Kwa-Zulu Natal).   The project contribute to South Africa’s efforts, to uphold the reduction of HIV incidents among AGYW in the COVID-19 era, mainstreaming a beneficiary centered curriculum co-package. The incumbent will increase capacity to train AFSA Sub-Recipient implementing teams, collaborating departmental stakeholders and community stakeholders in a manner that is both independent and sustainable over the long term.

2. THE ROLE OF THE CONSULTANT

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following services:

Focus Activity Deliverable Timeline
1.    Project Coordination Develop and submit an project plan for all planned trainings and workshops during grant period, with Participants Manual for each training to be rendered Once off – 23/04/2021
2.    Team Management Identify and coordinate relevant team to support with facilitation – as guidance by the AGYW Programme Manager Ongoing
3.    Rollout of COVID-19 and AGYW Training and Workshops Prepare training material and content Once off
Administer pre-and-post assessment surveys / exercises for participants Ongoing
Work with AFSA Administrators to coordinate all logistical requirements for the workshops Ongoing
Lead facilitation of respective trainings or workshops Ongoing
Facilitate trainings as shown in annexure 1 below 26/04/2021

to

30/06/2021

4.    Documentation Develop pre-and-post-assessment surveys / exercises for participants Once off
Produce a detained reports on the outcomes of each workshop – report to include: overview on the demographics of participants, results from pre-and-post assessment surveys/exercises, narrative on level of participation, and recommendations for programme implementation and sustainable relationships between LEAs and other civil society organizations and service providers per district Ongoing
Keep and update an organized record of key documents for administrative and auditing purposes Ongoing

3. REPORTING

The consultant will be accountable to the AGYW Programme Manager at the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

4. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • University Degree or Tertiary Qualification in Education; Masters will be an added advantage
  • At least 10 years’ professional experience of professional experience for Level 2 Trainer in the field of Education and Training development, including conducting of situational analysis, formulating module outcomes, determining the assessment and moderation strategy, developing learning materials and developing learner as well as facilitators’ guides
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to AGYW HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work
  • Analytical English writing skills and ability to synthesise complex information and issues
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, manage and facilitate high-level meetings
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Availability to start immediately, upon signature of contract.

Applicants are required to submit implementation plans, sample of training manual and budgets as part of this call for applications.

5. EVALUATION CRITERIA

ELEMENT Maximum Score
Extensive experience in developing training material that is focused on real life, immediate problems rather than on theoretical situations with evidence for University Degree or Tertiary Qualification in Education; Masters will be an added advantage 10
·         Proven knowledge and experience in the field of Education and Training development Level 2 Trainer should have 10 years’ experience. Conducting of situational analysis, formulating module outcomes, determining the assessment and moderation strategy, developing learning materials and developing learner as well as facilitators’ guides 10
·         At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to AGYW HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work 10
·         Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers 10
Ability to demonstrate management and experience in working with critical stakeholders such as Department Education, Department of Health and Department of Social Development 10
Total 50

6. TYPES OF TRAINING TO BE APPLIED FOR

Service Type CODE Training topic Trainer level KZN MP Total
Social /structural services B1 Community-based Adolescent-friendly Services (CASS) 2 1 1 2
  B2 GBV Court Preparation 2 1 1 2
  B3 Economic Strengthening and Livelihoods 2 1 1 2
  B4 Accredited Computer Skills 2 1 1 2
  B5 Accredited Driver’s License Skills 2 1 1 2
Behavioral Services C1 Adherence on Youth Programs 2 1 1 2
  C2 Keeping Girls in School   1 1 2
Biomedical E1 TCC LIV/Biomedical Training 2 1 1 2
E2 HIV Treatment Adherance 2 1 1 2
Total 9 9 20

 Applications must be signed, dated and emailed to the following address: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 26/03/2021; 16:00

7. CONTACT DETAILS

Please direct your requests for information and questions/queries to:

Ms Nomvelo Phungula, AGYW Manager: Global Fund Programme.

Contact email:[email protected]

Please refer to our website, www.aids.org.za for regular updates on frequently asked questions.