Request for Proposal: Communication and Consultation services: NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB

We are currently looking for the next host of our Communication and Consultation Facility. You may click on the links below for more details.

DEADLINE: 18 NOVEMBER 2021

https://ungm.in-tend.co.uk/unaids/aspx/ProjectManage/158

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/148058

Description:

The provider shall be an existing civil society organization or network operating at regional or global level and which has demonstrated ability to coordinate and communicate and to influence and outreach among civil society (CS) and across sectors, as well as an ability to network widely and involve a variety of civil society partners. This may include:
• Organizations of people living with HIV
• AIDS service organizations Organizations of key populations (including, but not limited to men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people)
• Advocacy and communications organizations
• Civil society organizations working on global health issues
• Indigenous population organizations
• Community based organizations
• Faith based organizations
• Private sector and labour coalitions
• Organisations based in hubs where other organizations work regionally or globally (UNAIDS, Global Fund, UNITAID and other NGO delegates/representatives to the boards of the UN and development partners)
Duration: 2 years January 2022 onwards

Call for submission on country case studies for the Thematic Segment of the 49th meeting of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board


At its 47th meeting, the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) agreed that the topic of the thematic segment of its 49th meeting would be “What does the regional and country-level data tell us, are we listening, and how can we better leverage that data and related technology to meet our 2025 and 2030 goals?”.The thematic segment will take place on 10 December 2021.

The thematic segment will provide an opportunity for the PCB to discuss how the availability and strategic use of high-quality, timely and reliable data is critical to ending AIDS as a public health threat. In particular, the thematic segment will focus on the following issues:

  • How epidemic and behavioural surveys, population size estimates, service coverage data, resource allocation and spending data, policy data, etc. have helped countries achieve results in their national AIDS responses.
  • The main gaps and challenges that are preventing countries and communities from collecting, analyzing and using the data they need to guide their national AIDS responses.
  • The role of community-generated data to monitor the affordability, availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of services for the populations in greatest need of HIV services.
  • How countries can sustainably improve collection, analysis and use of data to guide national target-setting, planning, resource allocation, service delivery, the removal of legal and policy barriers and the strengthening of societal enablers, in line with global targets for 2025.
  • How UNAIDS supports countries to collect, analyze and report data needed to guide national responses, and to track progress against the Global Strategy and the commitments and targets within the UN General Assembly Political Declaration.

To inform the session, UNAIDS is seeking case studies of where high-quality, timely and reliable data has effectively been used for target setting, resource allocation, for maximising service coverage and for data-driven policy change.


Scope of submissions

Specifically, UNAIDS is seeking examples in the following areas:

  1. How improvements to routine patient monitoring and health monitoring information systems have improved health outcomes for people living with HIV and the management of national or sub-national AIDS responses.
  2. How the triangulation of quality, comparable and diverse data (economic, policy, programme, etc.) has driven HIV response target-setting, planning and resource allocation.
  3. How disaggregation of data by age, sex and other factors has allowed for tailoring of HIV programmes and services to the needs of different population and age groups.
  4. How improvements in the collection, analysis and use of data—including population size estimates and bio-behavioural surveys—have driven effective HIV prevention programming for key populations.
  5. How data have been used to address gaps in maternal, infant and paediatric services, optimize efforts to eliminate vertical transmission and provide treatment to children living with HIV.
  6. How community-led monitoring has helped identify service gaps, barriers in access to existing services and opportunities for making services people-centred.
  7. How research and community-collected data have been used to revise laws and policies to enable more effective HIV responses.

Who can submit?

UNAIDS welcomes submissions from national AIDS programmes; Ministries of Health and other relevant Ministries; civil society organisations particularly those representing or providing services to people living with or affected by HIV and key populations; academic institutions; national human rights institutions; United Nations system and other international organizations; and other national or local entities involved in planning, implementing and monitoring of regional, national and sub-national HIV responses.


How will the submissions be used?

The submissions will be used to inform the background note to the UNAIDS 49th PCB Thematic Segment. Some submissions may also be selected to be presented during the Thematic Day on 10 December 2021. Finally, all the submissions received before the deadline of 25 October 2021 will be compiled in a document on good practices which will be posted on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board website

Submissions are accepted in English and French.

The submissions must be made through the electronic submission form by close of business Monday 25 October 2021:

English: https://forms.office.com/r/pmySb0RWGT

French: https://forms.office.com/r/uDCdvPUs3N

For more information on the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, please see: http://www.unaids.org/en/aboutunaids/unaidsprogrammecoordinatingboard/

For questions on this call for submissions of good practices, please contact Chris Fontaine [email protected] and Adriana Hewson [email protected].


Thank you for your time and attention.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3 OCTOBER: NGO Delegation Recruitment (2022 to 2023)


The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) was the first United Nations program to have formal civil society representation on its governing body. It is guided by the Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with rotating representation from 22-member state governments, the 11 cosponsoring UN agencies of UNAIDS, and an NGO Delegation of 10 civil society representatives. The NGO Delegation has two representatives per UN region (one main delegate and one alternate delegate). The PCB holds the Joint Programme accountable and ensures that the needs of communities affected by the HIV response are addressed in strategy and programming.

The UNAIDS PCB is the key global forum for HIV and AIDS policy, and the NGO Delegation is integral to the active inclusion of community voices and representation of communities and civil society, including people living with HIV. Being a member of the PCB presents a unique opportunity for committed activists and advocates to make a difference in HIV and AIDS policy development and monitoring, and evaluation in their respective regions.

The NGO Delegation to the UNAIDS PCB has vacancies for a full two-year term (2022 - 2023) and is now recruiting for:

  • 1 Delegate for Africa (apply)
  • 1 Delegate for Asia and the Pacific (apply)
  • 2 Delegates for Europe (apply)
  • 2 Delegates for North America (apply)

The NGO Delegation upholds the principle of community engagement and ownership of the response. Applications from people living with HIV, gay men and men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people, young people, women living with/affected by HIV, and other key populations are strongly encouraged.

The NGO Delegation is keenly aware of the importance of having balanced representation from each region. Therefore, geographic region and representation from various key populations or constituencies will factor in the decision-making processes. In addition, previous NGO Delegates and their organizations may not serve more than one term consecutively, and can only serve for a maximum of two terms total.

IMPORTANT: Please read the NGO Delegation’s terms of reference, mission/vision/principles, as well as the call for applications.

DEADLINE: Sunday, 3 October 2021, 23:59 GMT

Call for interest: UNAIDS internship - Governance and Multilateral Affairs

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Governance and Multilateral Affairs team is looking for interns for two vacancy periods:

Vacancy 1: October to December 2021 (Initially 3 months with the possibility of an additional 3 months)

Vacancy 2: January to June 2022

You may refer to this posting for more details.

Note:

The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. We encourage you therefore to apply as soon as possible.

Procedure:

1. Applicants complete the UNAIDS Personal History Form via

UNAIDS e-Recruitment - 2021 Internship with UNAIDS (UNAIDS/21/ISHIP1)

2. Applicants then also send their completed Personal History Form and motivation letter to [email protected]

For any additional questions, please contact [email protected]

Letter to Merkel and von der Leyen: UN HLM on HIV political leadership and strong language on TRIPS flexibilities more important than ever!

Included in the link below is an open letter to the President of the European Union Ursula von der Leyen and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel with some requests regarding the ongoing negotiations at the United Nations General Assembly on the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS. In light of the current global health emergency situation, we highlight the importance of the Trips flexibilities, global solidarity (not only in words but in financial contributions) and political leadership.

We look mainly for NGOs from the EU region and Germany (international NGOs can of course sign too). Deadline is Thursday, May 27, 1 PM CET (Brussels time). The letter will be sent to Merkel and von der Leyen you will receive a copy with all signatures afterwards. Please excuse the short deadline.
Please spread this call in your networks and use the following link for your support: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TyfUISsrZ2Zf7H5HKWTupBNMTVrOYmXomRm5bxvqD08/edit?usp=sharing

To be included into the list of supporting NGOs the name of your NGO, Country and your E- mail address (for further correspondence) is needed.
Should you have problems with the link, you can as well send your support to: [email protected]. Please use the headline: “Letter Merkel + von der Leyen”
With best regards and thanks for your support!

Action against AIDS, Germany


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