RFP: Global Technical Assistance Opportunities for Central America

Global Technical Assistance Opportunities for Central America

NASTAD Global Program provides technical assistance to Ministries of Health and other governmental partners in the Central America region (CAR), in coordination with CDC CAR, to improve the availability, quality and use of data to conduct HIV case-based surveillance and patient monitoring to inform HIV decision-making at the national level. The countries NASTAD collaborates with in the CAR are: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama, with coordination between multiple departments or Ministries in each country. NASTAD’s activities vary by country and include: training and mentorship on the provision of quality, stigma-free HIV services for key populations and training on improving quality of data in EMR and case surveillance systems; and support for analysis and use of data through epidemiological reports and real-time dashboards.

Technical Assistance Opportunities

NASTAD is seeking technical assistance providers with expertise in the following technical areas for the Central America region:

  • Training of the trainers (ToT) on the provision of quality, stigma-free HIV services for key populations foe healthcare workers
  • Training on data quality and data use for a wide range of data system users (physicians, nurses, lay staff)

NASTAD is recruiting up to two technical assistance providers to support these efforts. Technical assistance providers may be asked to:

  • Contribute to development of training curricula
  • Train key staff on delivery of program activities
  • Review existing national polices, guidelines, technical documents, tools, and materials
  • Develop facility level SOPs, protocols, technical documents and tools to improve efficiency and quality of services
  • Provide one-on-one mentorship to key staff at different levels (region, health facility, and Implementing Partners)
  • Participate in regular meetings with NASTAD
  • Travel in-country for one to two-week trips up to two times per year

Desired Skill Set

NASTAD is looking to recruit experienced public health professionals currently working in the areas described above. To be considered for this TA opportunity, applicants should also have strong and proven skills and experience in these areas:

  • Spanish language fluency in speaking and writing
  • Master’s degree in public health, international development, or similar field preferred
  • Considerable experience working with key populations and LQBGTIA+ communities, especially in LMICs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a range of partners with a high level of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality
  • Direct experience supporting HIV programs in a developing country preferred

Essential Functions/Program Commitment

Qualified candidates will be placed into a TA provider pool and will be called upon as specific TA needs arise. At that time, the NASTAD Global Country Lead will work with you to clearly define your scope of work and the necessary deliverables.

Travel and Expenses

While delivering technical assistance with NASTAD, NASTAD will provide for consultant fees where state health departments are unable to provide in-kind support, all travel expenses including transportation, accommodation, travel insurance, travel-related medical costs, and any other NASTAD-related business expenses.

How to Apply  

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to GlobalTA@NASTAD.org by COB July 12, 2019. 

Please include your most current resume and an introductory email/cover letter stating why you are interested in this opportunity and what specific skills and experiences you bring to the technical assistance team.

Unfortunately, NO PHONE CALLS can be accepted in reference to this opportunity. Should you have questions, please note them in your cover email. You will receive a reply to your submission. However, as the NASTAD Global staff travel frequently, your patience is appreciated.