Job Number: 526385
Duration of the consultancy: 60 working days spread over 11.5 months
Work Type: Consultancy
Background and Rationale
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of approximately 180 million with approximately 9% of the people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the country (UNAIDS, 2014) From 1985 when the first case of HIV was diagnosed in a 13 year old Female Sex Worker (Nasidi and Harry 2006), the HIV epidemic has since transformed from a concentrated epidemic, with only a few population groups with higher risk behaviours affected, to a generalized epidemic in all states.
All the three IBBSS conducted in Nigeria so far captured some elements of data analysis to understand what is happening among adolescents and young people aged 15-24 years. However, the level of analysis and description of the situation of these members of the population have been very limited. It is very pertinent that National HIV programs begin to address the challenges of this dearth of strategic information in a very systematic way. Learning from countries like the Philippines and Indonesia who closed the data gap, Nigeria is poised to ensure that the issues of AYP are adequately addressed in the upcoming IBBSS 2019.
The Purpose of the Assignment
The proposed 2019 IBBSS will measure behavioural risk factors and HIV status among selected key and vulnerable populations in Nigeria. It aims to complement the knowledge gained so that viable education, prevention, and treatment programmes can be designed and implemented. This will provide valuable information for stakeholders for describing and understanding HIV dynamics and the effects of interventions.
This consultancy shall ensure that the issues of AYP aged 15-24 years are well addressed and articulated at every stage of the survey starting with the protocol development down to report writing and dissemination, with the aim of enhancing evidence-informed, strategic, and targeted funding allocations and programs toward ending AIDS among AKP.
Major Tasks to be accomplished: (estimated time required to complete tasks. Attach additional sheets, if necessary, to describe assignments) Strengthen national capacity for the integration of AYP in national surveys including conduct of analysis by national staff, putting in place measures/frameworks for inclusion of AKP in the IBBSS activities, counselling and ethical issues consent issues, addressing abuse, violence and other protection issues that might emerge, inclusion of older adolescents as part of the data collection and analysis team.
Develop products that provide will concisely provide strategic information to respond to the specific needs of AYP KP, age of initiation of drug use or sexual behavior for advocating new policies to benefit AKP, including overlapping risks (ie, adolescents who inject drugs and sell sex), sexual behaviors, barriers to service uptake, violence, as well as HIV- and non-HIV-related (ie, reproductive and mental) health needs
Develop a separate shadow chapter to capture the issues of AYP. Discussion chapter to provide detailed comparative analysis of the situation for AYP when compared with the general population.
Generate behavioural data to:
Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required
The proposed consultancy and assignment is at P4 level. The required qualification and experience for the consultancy are:
Experience and Skills:
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