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Consultant for Assessment of National Paediatric Testing Guidelines

Deadline date
09 Apr 2020
Desk review, with virtual consultations with key stakeholders in the ESA region


Despite remarkable progress in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), 160,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2018. Less than half of HIV exposed infants (HEI) received early infant diagnosis (EID) within 8 weeks of life, a major challenge for initiating early antiretroviral therapy (ART) for infants living with HIV. Ending the HIV pandemic is possible, but to do so, we must act quickly and recognize that the needs of children—the most vulnerable among us and unable to advocate on their own behalf—are included.

Outputs/Deliverables: Inception Report; A review of all the countries in the EAC and in SADC for which data are available to achieve objectives 1 - 3; Recommendations to guide advocacy campaigns in the identified countries; and Study Report.

Required qualifications, desired competencies, technical background and experience: Relevant advanced academic degree (Medicine, Social Sciences, Public Health, Development Studies, Economics or related fields); previous experience leading teams; knowledge of paediatric TB and HIV programmes; knowledge of institutional development and capacity assessment; high quality report writing skills; Demonstrated experience in conducting advocacy studies and planning for advocacy campaigns. Demonstrated experience in institutional development and with knowledge of paediatric HIV programmes and implementation; Experience working with governments, international donors and others. The ideal candidate will have strong organisational ability, excellent writing skills and a strong command of English. Experience with a record of delivering high-quality documents and reports within strict time frames will be required.

How to apply: Potential candidates are requested to submit the following to [email protected] (cc: [email protected] by 9th April 2020, a cover letter outlining your skills and experience and a detailed CV.

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