Mapping of Civil Society Organizations on HIV and TB

Country: Mozambique
Language: EN
Number: 1584502
Publication date: 24-04-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
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Description

Mapping of Civil Society Organizations on HIV and TB
Procurement Process : Other
Office : Mozambique Country Office RBA - MOZAMBIQUE
Deadline : 05-May-17
Posted on : 24-Apr-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 37212
Link to Atlas Project :
00063829 - Support to develop the capacity for local HIV response
Documents :
Terms of Reference
Overview :

UNDP’s democratic governance practice focuses on fostering inclusive participation, strengthening responsive governing institutions, and promoting democratic principles. UNDP’s commitment to HIV and other major health challenges is based on the principles that health is both a driver and outcome of development and that actions across a wide range of development sectors have a significant impact on health outcomes. UNDP focuses on addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health, which are primarily responsible for health inequalities.

The project intends to strengthen the capacity of the Government National AIDS Council in coordination and communication among stakeholders to increase efforts to eliminate the epidemic. This is in line with the Political Declaration adopted by the UN High Level Meeting on HIV and AIDS held in 2011, where the Heads of State agreed “to develop additional measures, where necessary, to strengthen national, regional and global coordination and monitoring mechanisms of HIV and AIDS responses through inclusive and transparent processes with the full involvement of Member States and other relevant stakeholders, with the support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS”.

The project has 4 specific outputs:

Output 1: The capacity of National AIDS Council at national level, and in selected provinces and districts improved to coordinate planning, implementation and monitoring of the HIV programmes.

Output 2: The HIV law is reviewed, disseminated and implemented.

Output 3: The grant management model is revised.

Output 4: The revised grant management model is adopted and implemented by the Government.

 

1.2 Rationale for activity implementation (mapping of CSO interventions operating on HIV, TB and Malaria)

 

In Mozambique, HIV and AIDS constitutes a major challenge for the development of the country. The prevalence of HIV among Mozambican adults aged 15-49 is 11.5% (2009 AIDS Indicator Survey). Gaza Province has the highest prevalence rate among adults (25.1%) and Niassa has the lower (3.7%). The INSIDA report also revealed that HIV prevalence is higher in urban areas than in rural areas.

In terms of gender, the INSIDA report reveals an increase in the feminization of HIV with the rate of infection among women higher comparing to men (13.1% and 9.2%, respectively). In Sofala, the prevalence among young women is almost five times higher than men of similar age, and in Gaza it is almost six times higher. Gender inequalities are the basis of both violence against women and increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Unequal power relationships play a role by influencing risky sexual behaviors and help perpetuate violence against women and girls.

The fight against HIV and AIDS will continue to be a priority for the Government of Mozambique, and it is reflected in the 5-year government plan for the period of 2015-2020. The new HIV National Strategic Plan recently approved (NSP- IV) for the period of 2015-2019 and the new the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020, both reflect the HIV specific country concerns.

Civil Society Organizations have multiple functions in development agenda in general and have role in the HIV/AIDS pandemic and governance at all levels, from the local to the global. The growing importance of civil society actors in the development arena and in health particularly presents a range of challenges in building partnership and alliance with civil society partners. To design and sustain genuine partnerships with civil society actors, it is essential to understand the civil society sector, assess its capacities and weaknesses, and develop appropriate and effective tools and instruments to engage with civil society organizations (CSOs). In the health context CSO are key actors to ensure the engagement of communities in a meaningful manner, partners need to understand the context where they operate as well as to learn from the existent knowledge and experience; it also the role of partners to support on their capacity development aiming at a truly partnership on which CSO are equipped with the necessary and relevant tools and knowledge. Government and partners have much to learn and gain from CSO based on a very strategic engagement at multiple levels.

FOREWOAs non-state actors, whose aims are neither to generate profits nor to seek governing power. CSOs unite people to advance shared goals and interests. Thus, the role of CSO is critical on: Advocacy; Watchdog; Networking; Research; Serve as umbrella CSO and implementer of community interventions.

4 There is a general agreement that strong community participation in the response to HIV, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria is essential to control these epidemics. In the AIDS response, community-based organizations (CBOs) and other NGOs have played a critical role. They have been key providers of prevention, treatment, care and support services and have worked to create the social, political, legal and financial environment needed to effectively respond to the epidemic. In many countries, CBOs are the only agencies able to reach the most hard-to-reach individuals – especially members of key affected populations such as people who use drugs, men who have sex with men and sex workers. This is especially common where widespread stigma or legal, social and economic obstacles dissuade or prevent members of these groups from seeking appropriate care and support.

The engagement of community at different levels has been weak and affected heavily by their capacity to coordinate and complement the actions at political, programmatic and implementation levels including the mentoring, monitoring and evaluation of their actions.

UNAIDS has been supporting a platform of CSO working on health in a structure and systematic manner, this support is already showing results and have impact on their actions and ability to engage and participate in various process. Some challenges remain on the capacity to act as a group, capacity to joint mobilize resources and implement the agreed priorities one hand and on another hand, is the disjoint information about those organization, location, thematic area and their level of intervention. It also a challenge to support in a more coherent manner as it is not known their classification as NGO, CBO, FBO, Network etc.

With the approval of NSP IV (2015-2019); the High Level Political Declaration signed in 2016; the UNAIDS FAST TRACK to End AIDS it is essential to have an equipped and skilled community based organizations and the intermediate NGOs to deliver on those interventions; for that end it has been identified a gap on information related to those organizations and the areas covered by them; UNAIDS and UNDP are supporting the national authorities to integrate the human rights issues that constitute a barrier to access the services, specifically the stigma and discrimination, legal literacy and treatment literacy and key prevention interventions to increase and improve the access to services.

It has been also identified a challenge to support the design of specific interventions with referral system due to lack of structured information on their area of interventions in the health issues. To improve the capacity of CSO and the communities that them represent it has been identified the need to undertake a mapping exercise that will serve to identify CSOs working in similar areas, within the health context and HIV and TB. This will help the partners and the Government to extend their support and linkages to avoid the limitation of partnership to well-known and established NGOs, overlooking the potential of other civil society actors to contribute to achieving their health goals.

The mapping exercises will allow the identification of many potential partners as possible to build lasting relationships with the appropriate organizations. Further the exercise will support the identification of key priorities to contribute to the NSP IV and Fast-Track the response at community level to reach those hard to reach, by location, community or their status (key Population; PLHIV mobile population, adolescent and young people among others).

A team of consultant from the civil society sector with experience and knowledge of CSOs in the country will be selected to assist in the designand implementation of this mapping and prioritization exercise for CSOs.

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