DEADLINE for Expression of Interest for Civil Society Representative in the UNAIDS Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee Extended



Background

The PCB will be establishing an independent evaluation expert advisory committee which will be reporting directly to the PCB. This committee shall consist of a total of 7 experts in the field of evaluation. One of these experts will be nominated by the NGO delegation, five will be nominated by Member States and one will be nominated by the Co-sponsors.

The aim of the Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee will be to advise the Director of Evaluation and the Executive Director on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy and the development and implementation of UNAIDS evaluation plan to enhance the use of evaluations, organizational learning and alignment with UNAIDS Strategy, the Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework as well as United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the joint programme on HIV/AIDS.

The required qualifications, scope of work and expected time commitment are described in the terms of reference attached. Members of the Committee (who are not UN staff) shall be paid an honorarium (lump sum) as well as the cost of their travel and per diem for face-to-face meetings.


If you think you meet the qualifications for this position, please send a letter indicating your interest and motivation for applying and your resume to [email protected], cc [email protected]. Deadline of submission is September 3, 2019, COB Geneva.

You may view the Terms of Reference for the position here.

PCB NGO Delegation Welcomes Dr. Winnie Byanyima as New UNAIDS Executive Director

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) welcomes Dr. Winnie Byanyima as the new Executive Director of UNAIDS. As community activists and human rights defenders, we celebrate the opportunity to partner with a leader who brings on board a history in sustainable development leadership and a lifetime advocacy for human rights and gender equity.As the world faces the challenge of achieving gender justice and equity, having Dr. Byanyima as the first woman to hold the post of UNAIDS Executive Director is groundbreaking. She is also the first Ugandan woman to have earned a degree in aeronautical engineering. We hope these ‘firsts’ will lead to a few more and that she can be an example for generations in the present and the future.

AIDS IS NOT OVER. The 2019 Global AIDS Update, Communities at the Center, notes that key populations and their sexual partners now account for more than half (54%) of new HIV infections globally. In 2018, around 1.7 million people became newly infected with HIV. While this presents a 16% decline overall since 2010, other regions such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, have seen continued increases in HIV infections. In the same year, global resources for the AIDS response declined by nearly US$ 1 billion.

“During this critical time of shrinking resources, diminishing support for civil society engagement and challenging legal and political environments, UNAIDS needs ‘on the ground’ real-world experience. We call upon Dr. Byanyima to bring that to the organisation,” said Lucy Wanjiku Njenga, NGO Delegate from Africa.

The NGO Delegation stands ready to partner with Dr. Byanyima to bring the issues key to people living with HIV, sex workers, people who use drugs,gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, transgender people, mobile persons, women and girls, and young people, to the forefront of the global HIV agenda. We need all communities, together with government leaders, donors, and UN agencies to work with Dr Byanyima to craft an agenda and chart a course for the long road ahead of us to end AIDS by 2030.

“We hope that as UNAIDS Exective Director, addressing HIV stigma & discrimination, HIV criminalization, and implementing human-rights based approaches at UNAIDS, will be among her first priorities,” added Alessandra Nilo, NGO Delegate from Latin America and the Caribbean. The NGO Delegation is looking forward to working with Dr. Byanyima to make certain that under her leadership, transgender people, sex workers, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, people who use drugs, mobile populations, and young people will get the attention and dedication of the UNAIDS the world needs.

The NGO Delegation also urges Dr. Byanyima to work towards improving UNAIDS governance and management, as addressing critical organizational issues can positively impact on the Joint Programme’s future sustainability.

Welcome on board, Dr. Byanyima. Let’s continue this journey for human rights, social justice and for a healthy world, together.


*Cover photo courtesy of Dr. Byanyima's Twitter account

Delegación de las ONG’s a la Junta Coordinadora del Programa (JCP) de ONUSIDA Convocatoria de estudios de caso

El Informe de la delegación de ONG PCB para 2019 abordará el tema clave, "Si es para ser verdaderamente universal: por qué la cobertura sanitaria universal no tendrá éxito sin poblaciones clave y vulnerables". Ahora estamos solicitando estudios de casos que muestran respuestas exitosas al VIH que pueden adaptarse y ampliarse para los planes, paquetes y programas de país para la Cobertura Universal de Salud. La fecha límite para la presentación es el 23 de agosto de 2019. Por favor, haga clic en el enlace para más detalles.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB is looking for an evaluation expert to represent civil society in the UNAIDS EVALUATION EXPERT ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Background

The PCB will be establishing an independent evaluation expert advisory committee which will be reporting directly to the PCB. This committee shall consist of a total of 7 experts in the field of evaluation. One of these experts will be nominated by the NGO delegation, five will be nominated by Member States and one will be nominated by the Co-sponsors.

The aim of the Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee will be to advise the Director of Evaluation and the Executive Director on the implementation of UNAIDS evaluation policy and the development and implementation of UNAIDS evaluation plan to enhance the use of evaluations, organizational learning and alignment with UNAIDS Strategy, the Unified Budget Results and Accountability Framework as well as United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation. The ultimate goal of the committee is to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact of the joint programme on HIV/AIDS.

The required qualifications, scope of work and expected time commitment are described in the terms of reference attached. Members of the Committee (who are not UN staff) shall be paid an honorarium (lump sum) as well as the cost of their travel and per diem for face-to-face meetings.


If you think you meet the qualifications for this position, please send a letter indicating your interest and motivation for applying and your resume to [email protected], cc [email protected]. Deadline of submission is August 27, 2019, COB Geneva.


You may view the Terms of Reference for the position here.

Deadline for the submission of cases studies for the NGO Report on UHC Extended

The deadline for the call for case studies for the NGO Report on Universal Health Care has been extended!

The new deadline is on August 23, 2019. Please send submissions to [email protected], cc [email protected] and [email protected]



Each year, the NGO Delegation to the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) of UNAIDS produces an NGO Report focused on a priority subject for communities and civil society. In 2019, the Report will address‘If It Is To Be Truly Universal: Why Universal Health Coverage Will Not Succeed Without Key and Vulnerable Populations’. This will focus on how the significant and incomparable experiences and lessons of key and vulnerable populations in the response to HIV can be broadened and adapted to make Universal Health Coverage a reality. The report will use evidence from countries around the world and will include recommendations for action by UNAIDS and its UN Co-sponsors.

To produce the 2019 NGO Report, we are looking for strong and interesting case studies that address:

  • Key and vulnerable populations, i.e. communities that are most affected by HIV, yet have least access to services. These include men who have sex with men, sex workers, trans people, people who use drugs, people living with HIV, adolescent girls and young women, prisoners and migrants.
  • Successful responses to HIV that can be adapted and broadenedfor a country’s plans, packages and programmes for Universal Health Coverage.We are especially interested in the following 6 types of responses:
    1. Targeting and reaching the most marginalized
    2. Addressing the social determinants of health (e.g. human rights, gender equity)
    3. Providing high quality, person centred services
    4. Developing cost effective, community-based models
    5. Securing access to affordable medicines
    6. Ensuring multi-sectoral governance and accountability

Outline of case study information

As a starting point, we need brief information (maximum 300 words) about suggested case studies. This should summarise:

  • Who the key and vulnerable population are
  • The context to the work (e.g. in terms of the HIV epidemic, socio-economic status of the country and legal and policy environment)
  • The response to HIV (i.e. 1. Targeting and reaching the most marginalized; 2. Addressing the social determinants of health; 3. Providing high quality, person centred services; 4. Developing cost effective, community-based models; 5. Securing access to affordable medicines; or 6. Ensuring multi-sectoral governance and accountability) – briefly describing what it involved.
  • The results of the response (e.g. in terms of improved quality of services, higher number of people reached or improved wellbeing of key and vulnerable population).

Based on this brief information, we will then select case studies to focus on – considering a balance across different populations, geographic areas, political and economic contexts, etc. – and follow-up with colleagues to gather further information, including through interviews.

You may download the PDF version of the call here.

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