Re-advertised: Expert to revise SIDC's policies & procedures
- The Consultant shall provide an updated CV, daily rate, expected numbers of needed days to complete the tasks and a workplan to [email protected] and [email protected] . Evidence of rate history from at least one previous consultancy in the past three years is required. The final amount will be agreed by all parties before a contract is issued.
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is behind in the global journey towards achieving the UNAIDS 90-90-90 goals. With just over half of the 230,000 people living with HIV in MENA being aware of their HIV status, HIV testing and treatment coverage is far below the global average. Only 24% of all People Living with HIV (PLHIV) access ART and an even lower percentage (16%) of all PLHIV achieve viral suppression. MENA has the lowest number of people living with HIV, however, there is high prevalence and growing epidemics among Key Populations (KP). KPs are criminalized which is coupled with social, political and cultural norms that hinder their access to health and advancement of their rights. Finally, in MENA region, governments show weak levels of political commitment to HIV – reinforced by the fact that HIV prevalence is low, thus is not a priority.
“Sustainability of services for KPs in MENA region” is a three-year multi country programme that will be implemented by civil society organizations from Morocco, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia and by regional networks. The programme aims at addressing the forth-mentioned challenges and at increasing sustainability of quality HIV prevention, treatment and care services for KPs that would accelerate progress on UNAIDS Fast-Track targets. This will be done through interventions that cannot be addressed through the country allocations alone, but through the application of the following strategies:
- Implement evidence – based programming to reduce human rights barriers.
- Strengthen institutional & technical capacity of civil society
- Strengthen partnership between civil society and the state primarily, as well as with other influencers
- Promote evidence-based innovative and sustainable delivery models
- Develop evidence-informed advocacy strategies to promote change.
The programme started on January 1st 2019 and will continue until 31 December 2021 (inclusive)
As part of the programme, Frontline Technical Assistance will provide rapid, responsive and high quality support to organisations who need advice and guidance to improve the way they work and has three key principles: Sustainability, Community empowerment and Flexible approach.
Soins Infirmiers et Development Communautaire (SIDC) is a local non-governmental not-for-profit Lebanese organization that was established in 1987 and officially registered 9/AD in 1992. SIDC envisions a Lebanese society in which all individuals, especially vulnerable populations, fulfill their right to health through their active participation in making informed choices, adopting and promoting healthy behaviors and realizing their potentials. SIDC commits to providing equitable access to healthcare and improve the quality of life of key populations in partnership with them through harm reduction and healthcare services, advocacy, networking, and capacity building for NGOs at the national and regional levels.
The overall objective of this consultancy is to help SIDC review its existing policies & procedures specifically related to the financial, HR and procurement requirements, identify the gaps, come up with recommendations and address them accordingly.
Consultant scope of work
The consultant will perform the following tasks:
- Meet with SIDC’s Executive Director and board members in order to review the TOR and ensure clarity on all tasks and expectations.
- Conduct a Desk review based on all shared documentation and reports provided by SIDC including the history of the organization, organogram as well as the existing policies and procedures specifically related to the financial, HR and procurement requirements.
- Meet with SIDC management team and staff members in order to further understand the organizations’ structure and policies implementation, identify gaps and challenges as well as the needs for the organizational development and the proper implementation of the policies and procedures
- Based on the desk review and the meetings, come up with recommendations and identify areas for improvement in regards to strengthening the financial, HR and procurement arrangements.
- Implement the recommendations and update the pre-existing policies/develop new policies accordingly while making sure to include the following:
- Development of an anti-terrorism policy in English
- Development of an anti-harrassment policy in English
- Revise the HR policy and make it adapted to SIDC structure and development a salary grid to be included within the HR policy
- Revision of the section related the per diem and transportation for staff
- Revision of the ToR of each staff member including the roles and responsibilities while taking into consideration the organization’s structure
- Development of a ToR for the entity that will be responsible of ensuring a proper implementation of the policies and procedures in place.
- Validate the generated documents and train the management team and all SIDC’s staff on the proper implementation of the revised and newly developed policies and procedures specifically related to the financial, HR and procurement requirements.
- Finalize the policies and procedures and submit the revised documents to the Board of Directors
Consultant Competencies, Experience and Skill Requirements:
- At least five years professional experience in policies and procedures development related to the financial, procurement and HR requirements with evidence of having undertaken similar assignments;
- Experience developing and implementing methods of gathering meaningful data that answers planning questions.
- Previous experience in the area of Non-Governmental sector;
- Commitment to inclusive programming that encourages full participation of individuals regardless of gender, disability status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or other marginalized status.
- Must be result-oriented, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm and integrity;
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and reporting skills;
- High level of presentation skills and written and oral communications skills in Arabic an English;
- Ability to identify alternative solutions in solving complex problems;
- Ability to work with minimal supervision;
PS: The consultant might apply as an individual or as a consortium.
Commitment to Quality Work
The Consultant shall use an evidence-based approach and ensure the highest standard of work and timely deliverables at every stage of this assignment. In particular, the Consultant shall ensure clarity of objectives and process during the national Consultations; countercheck all facts and figures cited; ensure that the content and format of the deliverables meets the highest standard for such documents; and ensure proper editing and clarity.