Duties and Responsibilities
Costed Annual Work Plan activities developed to drive implementation at the national and selected states
ASWHAN Strategic Note popularized among relevant government agencies, development partners, funders and relevant stakeholders towards enhanced visibility and funding for the association
National and state coordinators and secretariat staff of the association gain knowledge and skills towards Qualitative delivery of their activitie3s, tracking / documentation and communicating activities outcomes in relation to GBV, stigma reduction and others
HeForShe and male champions identified and trained to support issues advocacy regarding gender mainstreaming to the HIV response and GBV and stigma reduction
Gender Assessment report outcomes popularized and advocacy for uptake promoted in collaboration with NACA, UNAIDS, FMWA and other partners towards a more gender responsive and inclusive HIV and AIDS response in Niger
Key Activities and Methodology
The following activities will be undertaken .
Costed Operational and Annual Work Plan Development Workshop; UN Women will support ASWHAN to develop costed operational and annual work in line with the interventions in the strategic note / Plan (short-term technical assistant / consultant) as well as support the strategic note popularization among ASWHAN state chapters and external partners at the national and state levels
Support key interventions targeting women living with HIV in health facilities and in the communities; Training for Mentor mothers’ to enhance their capacity to scale up their counselling, PMTCT and GBV / stigma services for their clients, develop tools and materials for mentor mothers and support the documentary on Saving the Next generation from HIV through the Mentor Mothers Intervention in Nigeria’ as a way of sharing knowledge
Support for Institutional Strengthening of the Association; UN Women will build the capacity of the leaders of the association on Effective Leadership, help strengthen their M&E, Documentation, and Communication system and structure through training for ASWHAN National and state coordinators and Secretariate staff, training for selected M&E, documentation and communication focal points to enhance the ability to track, report and communicate activities outcomes in line with the annual work plan
Identify and Train Community Influencers including Male Champions ; Key influencers within the HIV community and Male champions will be identified and trained on basic gender concept, GBV and Stigma reduction and PMCT using the UN Women RESPECT Framework to increase participants appreciation and participation in changing negative gender norms, ending VAW / G and promoting PMCT uptake
Hold and support Advocacy and Campaigns for 16 Days of Activism etc; Advocacy events will be organized in collaboration with influencers, women groups, youth groups and male champions towards changing negative gender norms, VAW / G, HIV stigma, and promotion of PMCT uptake using key moments and international observed days like the August Women Meetings, 16 Days of Activism, and others.
Organize Dissemination and Uptake Workshop for the Gender Assessment Report; In collaboration with NACA, UNAIDS, FMWA, ASWHAN and other relevant partner organize a workshop to share, disseminate the finding from the gender assessment report.
HIV / Gender focal points in relevant government agencies, SACA and other relevant stakeholders will be targeted with the aim of getting them to appreciate the findings and mainstreaming findings into their work plan and strategic engagements
Track and Document Activities Outcomes : Review and documentation sessions will be held with ASWHAN coordinators and relevant partners to track and document outcome of 2022 activities as well as impact stories from 2021 to improve programme designs and implementations
The purpose of this consultancy will be in two-fold, the consultant on one hand will provide technical assistant for ASWHAN to undertake prioritized activities in their strategic note and ensure that the association gets direct support for the popularization of the strategic notes and targets potential funders.
On the other hand, the consultant will attend the UNAIDS co-sponsor meeting and provide update of implementation and prepare the final reports for the 2022 activities and outcomes in line with the objectives for the 2022 plan.
Specific Objectives :
To convene a review and costing workshop for ASWHAN Annual Work Plan and Strategic Plan.
To support the leadership transitioning process for ASWHAN and carry out Leadership training for new EXCO.
Carry out capacity building on Monitoring and Evaluation, Documentation and Communication for selected ASWHAN members from national and states chapters.
Work with ASWHAN and NACA to map and training selected men and boys to serve as HeForShe and male champions to support ASWHAN and the broader HIV issues.
Work with ASWHAN to carry out a capacity gap assessment for the Mentor Mothers Initiative and use evidence from the assessment to develop a scale-up plan to enable the team expand their scope of work for PMTCT, GBV and stigma reduction.
Support the development of a documentary on the impact of the initiative since its inception.
Support the granting process for NACA to organise Dissemination and Uptake Workshops for the 2021 Gender Assessment Report with support from UNAIDS and other partners and support for the development of the National Strategic Framework.
To support the grant making and supervision for Skill Learning / Economic Empowerment Initiative for Young Women and Advocacy for 16 Days of Activism 2022 on World AIDS Day.
Expected results :
ASWHAN Annual Work Plan and Strategic Plan costed
Leadership training conducted for new EXCO members or existing ones
Capacity building on Monitoring and Evaluation, Documentation and Communication conducted for selected ASWHAN members from national and states chapters
Men and boys trained as HeForShe and male champions and developed action plan to support ASWHAN GEWE and stigma reduction agendas and other broader HIV issues
Capacity gap assessment conducted for the Mentor Mothers Initiative and findings / evidence used to develop a scale up plan developed for them to expand and scope for PMTCT, GBV and stigma reduction
Support the development of a documentary on the impact of the Mentor Mothers Initiative undertaken showing evidence of its value addition and impacts
2021 Gender Assessment Report disseminated, and uptake promoted among relevant stakeholders and support give for the National Strategic Framework
Funds granted for the Skill Learning / Economic Empowerment Initiative for Young Women in ASWHAN
Advocacy event planned and undertaken for 16 Days of Activism 2022 on World Aids Day
Specific Outputs Expected from the Consultant
In close collaboration with ASWHAN, NACA, UN Women and UNAIDS, the consultant will be expected to support undertake the following :
Develop and share an inception report of how the task will be carried out (methodology) with a clear work plan.
Work with UN Women operations and finance to get out procurement requests and funds etc for activities
Hold planning with ASWHAN secretariate to agree and action the planned activities.
Hold planning meeting with NACA to plan and support the dissemination and uptake meeting for the Gender Assessment Report
Attend UNAIDS meeting and provide update on progress of activities
Write both narrative and financial reports
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Key deliverables (50 days)
Timeline for Submission
To convene a review and costing workshop for ASWHAN Annual Work Plan and Strategic Plan
2nd Week of August 2022
3 days - Planning and workshop)
To support the leadership transitioning process for ASWHAN and carry out Leadership training for new EXCO
4th Week of August, 2022
5 days - Planning and execution)
Facilitate the capacity building on Monitoring and Evaluation, Documentation and Communication for selected ASWHAN members from national and states chapters
1st Week of September 2022
15 days - Planning and execution, 3 days per the 3 trainings plus 2 days planning days per training)
Work with ASWHAN and NACA to map and training selected men and boys to serve as HeForShe and male champions to support AWHAN and the broader HIV issues
3rd Week of September 2022
6 days ( 3 Dissemination workshops and 3 planning days)
Work with ASWHAN to carry out a capacity gap assessment for the Mentor Mothers Initiative and use evidence from the assessment to develop a scale up plan to enable the team expand their scope of work for PMTCT, GBV and stigma reduction
4th Week of September 2022
10 days - Data collection and write up)
Support the granting process for NACA to organise Dissemination and Uptake Workshops for the 2021 Gender Assessment Report with support from UNAIDS and other partners and support for the development of the National Strategic Framework
3rd Week of August (3 Days)
To support the grant-making and supervision for Skill Learning / Economic Empowerment Initiative for Young Women and Advocacy for 16 Days of Activism 2022 on World Aids Day
4th Week of August, 2022 (3 Days)
Attend UNAIDS co-sponsor progress update meetings to provide feedback on progress on activities and budget spent
1st- 3rd week of September, 2022 (5 Days)
Produce narrative and financial report for the UBRAF
The consultancy is expected to be completed in 50 days between August and September 2022
Guidance and supervision
The consultant will be supervised by UN Women and UNAIDS Team
Integrity : Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UNDP and UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism : Demonstrates professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Respect for Diversity : Demonstrates an appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values : Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness : Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Development and Innovation : Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
Teamwork : Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communication and Information Sharing : Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence : Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
Conflict Management : Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing : Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making : Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in public health or social sciences with specialization in gender and development
A Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least 5 years’ proven knowledge and experience in HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health / Rights and Gender, and 2 additional years with Bachelor's degree.
Demonstrate good understanding of the HIV / AIDS situation in sub-Saharan Africa and in Nigeria in particular.
Should have experience in programme planning and implementation
Should have undertaken at least two (2) similar assignments.
Proven knowledge and experience in training and documentation
Knowledge and experience in working with women associations and women led organizations.
Proven experience in writing and editing reports, with a strong track record of producing similar publications for dissemination.
Substantial knowledge of working with stakeholders in the development sector and donor agencies.
Fluency in oral and written English.
Note : Applicants are required to send the following as a single document (please note the system allows only one attachment)
Application letter explaining interest in the consultancy and suitability of the candidate for the consultancy position
A short proposal (max 4 A4 pages) that explains how the consultant will do the work.
Personal History Form (P11). The P11 Form can be downloaded from the following website :