UNAIDS established the Technical Support Mechanism (TSM) to enable high quality technical assistance (TA) that supports countries to progress towards the Fast-Track Targets:
- By 2020: 90% of people living with HIV know their status; of whom 90% are on treatment; of whom 90% are virally suppressed (90-90-90); fewer than 500 000 new infections among adults, annually; and Zero Discrimination.
- By 2030: 95% of people living with HIV know their status; of whom 95% are on treatment; of whom 95% are virally suppressed (95-95-95); fewer than 200 000 new infections among adults, annually; and Zero Discrimination.
The TSM delivers this high-quality technical assistance across the three (03) UNAIDS regions: Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA), West and Central Africa (WCA) and Asia and The Pacific (AP). Oxford Policy Management (OPM), selected through competitive bidding, was awarded the UNAIDS TSM contract in May 2018. This year, OPM’s original contract was extended for a further 2 years to May 2022. As a result, OPM is seeking to expand the TSM Consultant database to strengthen areas of expertise: to diversify the language pool, particularly francophone consultants and to grow the network of national consultants across the Asia and The Pacific regions.
To facilitate the provision of quality short-term high impact technical support and capacity development assignments that contribute to global efforts to reduce HIV as a public health threat, and Fast-Track the AIDS response; including supporting the development of Global Fund concept notes, the grant-making process, and the improvement of Global Fund grant implementation, and accelerated delivery of services to priority populations in priority locations.
1. SCOPE OF WORK
TSM receives approximately 250 requests for technical assistance each year, defined by the TSM as ‘assignments’. Assignments range from individual tasks, to large teams of consultants conducting a range of technical support activities.
All assignments are categorised by the TSM under one of the nine priority thematic areas: Community Led Response, Strategic Information, Global Fund, Health System Strengthening, HIV Economics & Financing, Human Rights & Gender, Planning & Reviews, Prevention, and Testing Treatment for HIV & TB. Thus, experience in at least one of these key areas is crucial.
2. MAIN AREAS OF WORK
3. PRIORITY AREAS OF THE TECHNICAL SUPPORT DELIVERY
UNAIDS is committed to Fast-Track the global AIDS response towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
Though much has been achieved in the global HIV response over the last 30 years, important gaps and barriers remain which negatively impact on service uptake. The following technical support priorities have been identified:
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