EHRA is looking for a consultant to collect the best practices of alternative funding

With the gradual withdrawal of the main donors from the EECA region and the failure of states to fulfill their obligations to switch to national funding, the issue of survival for NGOs working in the field of harm reduction is particularly acute. In this regard, EHRA is looking for a consultant to collect the best practices of alternative (non-donor and non-state) funding for non-profit organizations.

Consultancy task and expected results

The consultant’s task is to compile a report describing the best practices with step-by-step instructions for their implementation, the necessary documents and financial/human resources, as well as laws and acts regulating this type of activity.

Stages of work and proposed timeline:

  • Conduct desk review of the existing mechanisms of alternative sources of funding – April 30
  • Conduct interviews with the organizations already implementing them – May 22
  • Based on the collected data compile a brochure with best practices (at least 10) – June 14

Requirement to the consultant

Submitted applications will be evaluated by a selection committee at the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association. To assess the tender applications, the following criteria will be used (the maximum possible amount of points is 100):

  • Level of education (20 points)
  • Relevant work experience (documents or links should be provided in the Letter of Interest) (45 points)
  • Good command of English and Russian (20 points)
  • Proposed price (15 points)

How to apply

The candidates are invited to submit their CVs and  Letter of Interest  in free text format by e-mail referenced under title “Consultant AltFin” to irena@harmreductioneurasia.org by 24:00 EET, 12 of April 2019. CVs and Letter of Interest  should clearly reflect the competencies of the candidate required to complete this task and include proposed amount of working days, estimated cost of services and filled daily rate form in USD (EHRA’s template).

General Conditions

The following should be noted by interested consultants:

  • EHRA will sign a contract with the winner of the competition where detailed workplan and payment conditions will be determined
  • The winner of the competition is obliged to provide the confirmation of his daily rates before signing the contract
  • EHRA reserves the right (but is not under obligation to do so) to enter into discussion with one or more bidders in order to obtain clarifications or additional details, or negotiate the proposed cost
  • EHRA reserves the right to negotiate number of working days related to the each stage of work with the consultant. Final number of working days can change during implementation by mutual agreement between EHRA and consultant

If you have any questions or clarifications in relation to these TORs please feel free to contact Maria Plotko maria@harmreductioneurasia.org no later than 9th April 2019

ToR for consultant to develop the Framework, Methodology and Instrument(s)

EHRA is looking for the consultant to develop the Framework, Methodology and Instrument(s) to assess the impact of the transition from Global Fund’s support to national funding on the programmatic sustainability of OST services.

Consultancy task
In order to assess the impact of transition on the sustainability of the programmatic aspects of OST services in the selected countries the OST Programmatic Sustainability Assessment Framework (OPSAF) should be developed which will identify the specific thematic areas of sustainability to be analyzed as well as indicators specific for each area identified to be measured. Specific methodology for such assessment as well as the relevant instrument\tool allowing to do such measurements should be developed as well.
Specifically, the programmatic sustainability of OST services could be analyzed by understanding the impact of transition related processes on such aspects of the quality of OST service provision (but not exclusively limiting by them only) as:

• Coverage of estimated opioid user population
• Waiting time to first treatment admission
• Methadone/buprenorphine dosage
• Availability of OST (including new initiations) in prisons
• Coverage of OST medicine by state /health insurance
• Toleration of illicit drug consumption (after dose induction phase)
• Diagnosis or detailed assessment of current substance use, individualized treatment
planning
• Availability of take-home OST
• Counselling required

Other programmatic aspects to be assessed could be composition of the OST services being provided, standards being applied, monitoring system in place, involvement of NGOs and community representatives in services provision etc. Additionally, the proposed Framework should allow to consider the influence of the local political and financial aspect of the OST service provision on its programmatic sustainability within the transition.

How to apply
The candidates are invited to submit their CV and Letter of Interest by e-mail referenced under title “Consultant to develop OPSAF” to ivan@harmreductioneurasia.org by 24:00 EET, 04 of March 2019. Letter of Interest and CV should clearly reflect the competencies of the candidate required to complete this task.

Please read the Terms of Reference for more information

ToR OST Sustainability Assesment Framework

Supporters

  1. Law Enforcement and HIV Network (LEAHN), The Netherlands
  2. AFEW International, The Netherlands
  3. Harm Reduction International, UK
  4. Fiji Network for People living with HIV and AIDS (FJNPLUS), Fiji

There are 7 individual supporter members of EHRA. Due to European Union General Data Protection Regulation, EHRA can not publish the data of the individual members. If you would like to check if you are a registered as supporter member of EHRA, please, contact Eliza Kurcevič members@harmreductioneurasia.org

Individual

There are 159 individual members of EHRA with the right to participate and vote during Regional and General meetings of EHRA members. Due to European Union General Data Protection Regulation EHRA can not publish the data of the individual members. If you would like to check if you are a registered member of EHRA, please, contact Eliza Kurcevič members@harmreductioneurasia.org

Need help in dismissing arrested human rights defender Andriy Yarovyi!

Locked in the basement. What for? He had substitution maintenance therapy (SMT) drugs — buprenorphine in his pocket.

According to the latest verified information provided by the representative Alliance for Public Health, as of mid-December 2018, Andriy is holding on well and he has no health complaints; lawyer support is provided as well as communication with his parents. Due to the involvement of a local lawyer, the characteristics and petitions received from Ukrainian and regional and international organizations are attached to the case. The fact of Andriy’s unlawful arrest in the “LPR” was recorded (without indicating personal data) in a recent regular report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the situation in Ukraine. Several times per month, deliveries with food, clothing and essential items are transferred to Andriy. In the coming month, the “criminal case” is expected to be sent to the local “court” for consideration.
Andriy is our friend, leader, smart and brave person, is in need for our help.

About Community Involvement

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) approach to work with people who use drugs (PWUD) is based on the recognition of principle of greater involvement of PWUD in policy and advocacy work as well as in programs and services that affect their lives.

In an effort to provide skills, knowledge and capacity building support to PWUD community, we are developing programs which help PWUD to become experts and take leadership in advocacy on national, regional and international levels for better policies and services which correspond to their needs.

EHRA Secretariat’s expertise on wide spectrum of technical assistance and community mobilization is used to produce tools and provide technical support for PWUD community to facilitate cooperation and communications on international, regional and national level between civil society, PWUD community groups and decision makers in advocacy, community led monitoring of policies, services and funding of harm reduction programs.

All the activities and programs are implemented by EHRA Secretariat in close cooperation with Association members national PWUD community networks and leading regional and international drug user networks, harm reduction and drug policy organizations – Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs (ENPUD), European Network of People who Use Drugs (EuroNPUD), International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD), International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), Harm Reduction International (HRI), Youth RISE and others.

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is a membership-based organization. We encourage organizations and individuals from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia to review the goals and mission of the Association and consider applying for membership. Natural persons or legal entities who cannot fulfil geographical criteria for membership are welcome to become EHRA supporting members.

There are no membership fees, but members need to be committed to support the principles and approaches of harm reduction; respect and follow the Association’s regulations and decisions, including its by-laws; abide the Statute of the Association and the decisions of the bodies of the Association.

CLOSED. EHRA is looking for an Analytical Consultant

EHRA is seeking to engage qualified professionals to form a pool of consultants to assist EHRA with development of analytical reports, policy briefs, program reports, grant proposals and other types of written materials to meet the needs of EHRA.

The candidates are invited to submit their CV, reflected relevant experience, and state the daily rate in EUR and USD (should be provided in EHRA’s template) by e-mail referenced under title “Analytical consultant” to Irena Zubkova at irena@harmreductioneurasia.org by 22 of October 2018 24:00 EET

For more information please refer to the  Terms of Reference