SIGN UP FOR FREE ONLINE COURSE «Digital Help: Services For Key Populations»

Sign up for the course HERE before June 30.

Who is this course[1] for and why?

This online course is dedicated for NGOs and public health institutions providing digital or remote services for key populations, as well as for organizations that are just planning to introduce such services. The purpose of the course is to build capacities of outreach workers, social workers, psychologists, and other specialists who are involved in provision of online/remote services, and managers of those programs, for better quality of the services.

This course has been designed to help organizations in providing direct online help for key populations. During the Covid 19 pandemic digital tools turned out to be important means of reaching members of vulnerable groups. The main aim of the course is to provide participants with the basic knowledge on the core elements of providing digital services for key populations.

There is no one tool that fits all needs. There are many specialized tools, and they are constantly being developed, improved, or fixed. A tool used by one organization may not fit the requirements of others. Therefore, the main objective of this course is to show how to properly select digital tools and evaluate their usefulness.

Before details of tool selection, we will show how using Internet based interventions can be an effective approach to evidence-based work with key groups and individuals. We will then look at another important aspect, computer mediated communication. We will also tackle the issue of confidentiality, privacy, and data storage safety, as well as ethics. The Internet can be a wonderful tool, but online safety is a key issue when providing online services.

What topics will be covered?

  • Online communication – specifics of computer mediated communication, rules of netiquette, language in digital services.
  • Planning digital services based on understanding of the target audience using Persona tool
  • Understanding of possible ways of using available digital tools.
  • Online counselling and therapy – framework for practice, structure of effective client session, practicalities of developing online relationship.
  • Secure digital services – privacy, confidentiality, and security guidelines, secure software, and hardware, encrypting sensitive data, tips to protect your online privacy and security.
  • Ethics and dilemmas of running online services and online services as a source of strain and the work-life in balance.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use online communication effectively for counselling and therapy.
  • Describe what a Persona is and identify why and when to use it.
  • Construct a Persona.
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of various tool categories.
  • Compare and contrast digital tools.
  • Adopt the use of counselling skills in an online context.
  • Protect your online privacy and security.
  • Be aware of ethical issues and dilemmas of running on-line services

How will the course be organised?

The program of the course consists of six modules with learning content, self-check tests, additional tips, and practical exercises. For each module, the lesson text has been prepared for reading online and in PDF format for downloading it. We have also included additional materials such as: questionnaires and surveys, videos, and links to external sources on the Internet.

During the course, we plan four online video meetings with a group of all training participants. During these meetings you will be able to get to know your fellow students better, share your experiences, discuss with everyone important topics and ethical dilemmas you may encounter when working online in connection with the provision of online services, and receive advice from the trainers on the course and feedback on the completed assignments.

The course is available in Russian or English.

When will the course take place?

The full course will take one month to complete, in which you will need to allocate 22 hours of your time to learning. You can choose in which month you want to start training, from July till November.

Certificate

To receive certificate of completion, each participant must complete 80% of all tasks on the platform, take part in the four video calls, complete the final assignment.

You can register for the course HERE before June 30.

We will notify you personally about your enrolment and the start date by e-mail before 27th June.

If you have any questions, please contact Igor Gordon by igor@harmreductioneurasia.org

[1] The course was developed by the Global Public Health Network in partnership with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) with participation of ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA) within the framework of the Eurasian Regional Consortium’s project ‘Thinking outside the box: overcoming challenges in community advocacy for sustainable and high-quality HIV services’ funded by the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks (RCF).

[1] The course was developed by the Global Public Health Network in partnership with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) with participation of ECOM – Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity and the Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS (EWNA) within the framework of the Eurasian Regional Consortium’s project ‘Thinking outside the box: overcoming challenges in community advocacy for sustainable and high-quality HIV services’ funded by the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks (RCF).

EXTENDED: EHRA is looking for the consultancy to revise the methodology and tools of the assessment of the fulfillment of the commitments taken by the governments to ensure the sustainability of HIV response among key populations in the context of transition from the Global Fund’s support

RFP Number EHRA-06-21
RFP Title External consultancy for the revise the methodology and tools of the assessment of the fulfillment of the commitments taken by the governments to ensure the sustainability of HIV response among key populations in the context of transition from the Global Fund’s support
RFP Closing Date and time: 24:00 EET on June 27, 2022
Proposal Submission Address: info@harmreductioneurasia.org

 

Background

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is a non-for-profit public membership-based organization uniting harm reduction activists and organisations from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) with its mission to actively unite and support communities and civil societies to ensure the rights and freedoms, health.

Being a partner of the Alliance for Public Health, the All-Ukrainian Network of PLWH 100% Life and other regional networks in the implementation of the Global Fund funded regional HIV project “Sustainability of services for key populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”, EHRA is aimed at the improving the financial sustainability and allocative efficiency of HIV programs in EECA countries.

To contribute to this objective, in 2020 – 2021 EHRA has developed and piloted a methodology and tool for assessing the fulfillment of the commitments taken by the governments to ensure the sustainability of HIV response among key populations in the context of transition to national financing from the donors’ / Global Fund’s support. It is expected that the results of such assessment will help representatives of key affected communities maintain their awareness and engagement in monitoring of the transition related process and advocate for the sustainability of the national response to HIV.

In 2021, while piloting the developed methodology and tool, EHRA conducted nine assessments in such EECA countries as Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Tajikistan.

EHRA is looking for a consultant to help with revising the current version of the methodology and tools based on the results of its piloting in 2021.

 

Goals and objectives

The consultant is expected to review and refine the methodology and tool for assessing the implementation of government commitments to ensure the sustainability of the HIV response among key populations in the context of the transition from Global Fund support based on a pilot project conducted in 9 EECA countries in 2021. Therefore, EHRA proposes that the consultant’s workflow should include (but not be limited to) the following steps:

  1. Acquaintance with the current version of the assessment methodology and tools.
  2. Familiarization with reports on the results of assessments in 9 countries and a list of methodological and technical limitations and problems identified so far (to be provided by EHRA).
  3. Development and agreement with EHRA of a questionnaire for semi-structured interviews on issues related to methodology, preparation and agreement with EHRA of a list of experts for interviews. The total number of interviews should not exceed 12.
  4. Conducting, transcribing and analyzing interviews with selected experts.
  5. Based on the information collected, finalize the methodology and tool for assessing the fulfilment of HIV resilience commitments made by national governments in the context of a country’s transition from Global Fund support to national funding.

The Assessment Guide Benchmarking the Sustainability of the HIV Response in the Context of the Transition from Donor Funding, along with the Transition Monitoring Tool in Excel format, can be found on the EHRA website: https://harmreductioneurasia.org/tmt/. In addition, EHRA will provide the selected consultant with (1) national reports on completed assessments and (2) a list of methodological and technical limitations and problems identified from the results of the pilot, which will need to be taken into account and addressed in the course of work, as well as (3) contacts of experts who conducted national estimates.

EHRA will support the selected consultant in understanding the methodology. Upon request, the EHRA will provide detailed feedback on the intermediate products of the consultant’s work being created. In addition, the consultant is expected to be available for regular calls with assigned EHRA staff/experts to discuss progress/problems related to the implementation of the tasks set under this ToR.

 

Expected work results:

The following products (in English or Russian) should be provided as a result of the work carried out by the consultant following this TOR:

  • Revised and finalized methodology to assess of the fulfillment of the commitments taken by the governments to ensure the sustainability of HIV response among key populations in the context of transition from the Global Fund’s support;
  • Revised and finalized tool(s) required to do such assessment including the instruction for local consultants on how to use them.

 

Proposed timeline:

  • By 08.07.2022 – the consultant should familiarize himself/herself with all the provided by EHRA assessment related documents
  • By 22.07.2022 – to develop the questionnaires for the interviews discussions and agree on the list of key respondents
  • By 31.08.2022 – to conduct all interviews
  • By 22.09.2022 the consultant should provide the assigned EHRA staff/experts with a draft version of the revised and updated documents for review as specified in the section «Expected Results» of this ToR.
  • By 15.10.2022 the consultant must provide to EHRA assigned staff/experts a pre-final version of the revised and updated documents specified in the section «Expected Results».
  • By 31.10.2022 the Consultant must provide to EHRA assigned staff/experts the final version of the documents specified in the section «Expected Results».

Cost of services and payment order

The final cost of the contract will be calculated based on the number of working days indicated in the work plan, the daily rate (in Euros) confirmed and agreed with EHRA. The daily rate must include all taxes paid by the consultant himself. Taking into account the terms of the TOR, it is assumed that the payment under the contract will be divided into two parts:

  • 50% will be paid to the consultant after developing and submitting the first draft of revised and finalized assessment methodology and related TOR documents to EHRA assigned staff/experts.
  • 50% will be paid after revising and finalizing the assessment methodology and related to TOR documents will be reviewed and approved by EHRA assigned staff/experts.

 

Evaluation criteria / requirements for candidates:

Submitted applications will be evaluated by the evaluation panel of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

A two-stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the proposals:

  • evaluation of the previous experience (portfolio) via technical criteria – 80% in total evaluation.
  • comparison of the costs (best value for money) – 20% in total evaluation. The EHRA will evaluate the proposal regarding the best value for money (price in euros and other factors are taken into account).

Cost evaluation is only undertaken for technical submissions that score a minimum 80 points out of a maximum of 100 as a requirement to pass the technical evaluation. A proposal which fails to achieve the minimum technical threshold will not be considered further.

Сriteria: Points
Excellent understanding of the context and processes related to the sustainability and transition of the response to HIV from Global Fund support to national funding taking place in the EECA region 20
Experience in similar work over the past 3 years and commitment to evidence-based approaches (links to examples of relevant documents should be provided in the Motivation Letter) 40
Proven set of skills for interviewing, conducting a literature review, and writing 40
Maximum possible number of points 100

Excellent written and spoken English or Russian is a requirement for all applicants.

This announcement shall not be construed as a contract or a commitment of any kind. This request for proposals in no way obligates EHRA to award a contract, nor does it commit EHRA to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the proposals.

Based on the evaluation results, the evaluation panel may decide to support several consultants. In this case, the evaluation panel will contact the selected consultants for negotiations.

How to apply

To be eligible as a EHRA consultant, any organization or individual must comply with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association Code of Ethics which you can find at the following link: https://harmreductioneurasia.org/ehra-code-of-ethics/

Applicants must submit the following documents:

– CV,

– Letter of Interest. The CV and application must reflect the candidate’s competencies required to complete this task and also include

  • the estimated number of working days for each stage,
  • the daily rate in euros,
  • the terms of the work plan within this terms of reference.

Please submit your proposal to the info@harmreductioneurasia.org .

In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate the RFP number and your name.  Otherwise, the application will not be considered.

Results of the EHRA General meeting to elect Advisory board members and approve EHRA financial report for 2021

During May 9 – 22, 2022 Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) conducted online General members’ meeting to elect Advisory board members and approve EHRA financial report for 2021. Quorum for the General meeting to elect new Advisory Board members needed no less than one third of the members.

GENERAL MEETING. EHRA has 348 organizational and individual members, who were eligible to vote. From 348 members – 126 participated in the General meeting. It means, that quorum was met, because 35,63 % of members participated in it.

The results of approval of EHRA financial report for 2021 year:

  • 116 members confirmed EHRA financial report for 2020;
  • 8 members abstained;
  • 0 members did not confirm.

EHRA financial report for 2021 year is approved.

 

Also selection of EHRA Advisory board members took place. The results and newly approved Advisory members are following:

Peter Muyshondt: 107 votes (86,29 % of all valid votes)

Pavel Bem: 107 votes (86,29 % of all valid votes)

Julia Buxton: 113 votes (91,13 % of all valid votes)

John-Peter Kools: 113 votes (91,13 % of all valid votes)

Damon Barrett: 106 votes (85,48 % of all valid votes)

Rick Lines: 108 votes (87,10 % of all valid votes)

Peter Muyshondt, Pavel Bem, Julia Buxton, John-Peter Kools, Damon Barrett and Rick Lines are newly approved as EHRA Advisory Board members.

Survey on the impact of COVID-19 on drug markets and patterns of drug use in the CEECA region

The COVID-19 pandemic affected not only provision of harm reduction and other health and social services worldwide, but also had an influence on the illicit drug market and patterns of drug use. As a part of the RCF COVID-19 Grant Relief project, EHRA has hired Coact – a peer-led community-focused consultancy group managed by people who use drugs to provide technical support to other people who use drugs and accelerate implementation of effective, evidence-based interventions to meet the needs of our community – to conduct this community-based assessment in partnership with Swansea University.

The objective of the research is to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic affected drug markets and drug use in Central/Eastern Europe and Central Asia.  We want to collect the experiences of people who use drugs in all 28 countries of the region to understand your experience of the pandemic in your country. In collaboration with EHRA and Swansea University, Coact has developed an anonymous survey to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on the drug market and drug use patterns.

The online survey is available in English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Czech and Slovak takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will not be asked your name or any personal information that might identify you.  Once the data is collected and analysed, a comprehensive report will be prepared to document key findings, emerging trends, and provide recommendations for action.

We would greatly appreciate your time, support, and inputs for completing the survey. You can complete the survey by clicking the links below:

Englishhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NHVTKYL

Russianhttps://ru.surveymonkey.com/r/CWZ5TRS

Czech: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NM37WHZ

Polish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCB9NKN

Slovak: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3C6KPFP

Ukrainian: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3QBT79S

Montenegrin/Serbian: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CTX6VMG

Feel free to share the survey with colleagues and friends.

Please do not hesitate to contact project team should you have any questions:

Pascal Tanguay
Coact Development Director
pascalembours@gmail.com

Aleksey Lakhov
Coact Consultant
alexei.lahov@gmail.com

Eliza Kurcevic
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association
eliza@harmreductioneurasia.org

Prof. Richard Lines
Swansea University
Richard.Lines@swansea.ac.uk

Results of the general meeting of EHRA members

From 9 to 22 of May 2022 Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) conducted online General Meeting to select Advisory Board members and approve EHRA financial report for 2021.

We thank everyone, who took part in the voting procedures and congratulations to our newly approved Advisory Board members:

  • Peter Muyshondt
  • Pavel Bem
  • Julia Buxton
  • John-Peter Kools
  • Damon Barrett
  • Rick Lines

As well, during EHRA General meeting, EHRA members approved financial report for 2021 year.

More detailed information about voting results will come soon.

EHRA position on the quality of harm reduction services

In April 2022, the EHRA Steering Committee voted to adopt the EHRA Position on the quality of harm reduction services. The document was developed by a specialized expert working group of the Association members together with the EHRA Steering Committee. This is the first significant step in the implementation of Objective 2.1. of EHRA Strategy ” Contribute to improving the quality and comprehensiveness of existing harm reduction services in the countries of the CEECA region.” Now the group is working on practical steps to implement the position, the necessary arguments and tools that will help us all improve the quality of services.

Key provisions:

EHRA stands for defining harm reduction as a comprehensive approach with positive influence in health and social spheres and for setting measurable targets for the impact of harm reduction on health, social and legal aspects of the life of people who use drugs.

EHRA calls for organizing discussions with various groups of stakeholders to redefine harm reduction for the CEECA region and to use the renewed understanding of harm reduction outcomes to find new allies for harm reduction accessibility, quality and sustainability.

EHRA calls for a focus on client-centeredness of harm reduction and its responsiveness to the health and social needs of people who use drugs as the cornerstone of harm reduction quality assessments.

EHRA calls for coordinated harm reduction quality standards in countries of the CEECA region that are shared by all communities, service providers and domestic and global funders and encourages all of these stakeholders to invest in the quality of harm reduction services.

As an association of harm reduction service providers and advocates, EHRA will promote the establishment of a system of voluntary certification based on the assessment of the compliance with regional quality standards and the provision of technical assistance to increase the quality of social support and the integration of components of harm reduction.

Full text of the Position could be found HERE.

EHRA announces online General Meeting to select Advisory Board members and approve EHRA financial report for 2021

On May 9 – 22, 2022 Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) is going to conduct General Meeting of its members. During the fortnight, members of EHRA will have online-voting on two issues:

  1. Approval of EHRA financial report for 2021 year. Independent Auditors report can be found here and Treasurers signed note can be found here
  2. Approval of EHRA Advisory Board members. Please find more information about candidates and their short bios here

All members approved by EHRA Steering Committee may participate in the General meeting. Now there are 348 members. The full list of members is available on the EHRA website- https://harmreductioneurasia.org/ehra-members/

Details on the voting procedure and participation can be clarified by contacting Agne Mikulevic via e-mail: members@harmreductioneurasia.org

RFP extended: Small grants to support local actions on 26 June 2022 as part of the “Support. Don’t Punish!” campaign in the CEECA region

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

Small grants to support local actions on 26 June 2022 as part of the “Support, Don’t Punish!” campaign in the CEECA region

RFP Number EHRA-05-17
RFP Title Small grants SDP2022
RFP Closing Date and time: 23:59 EET on May 22, 2022
Proposal Submission Address: info@harmreductioneurasia.org

BACKGROUND

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA) would like to inform initiative groups and organizations of the community of people who use psychoactive substances, as well as organizations working in drug policy and harm reduction field in CEECA region, about the possibility to receive up to 500 USD in form of small grant for local actions and events on Global Day of Action, June 26 in a frame of “Support, Don’t Punish” campaign.

The Eurasian Harm Reduction Association has been actively supporting the global initiative and activities of the campaign “Support, Don’t Punish”, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. More information about the campaign can be found at https://supportdontpunish.org/join/. A report of the 2021 campaign events funded by EHRA can be found –>HERE <–

This year is no exception. We are joining the broader coalition of campaigners to support drug policy reform, decriminalisation and community involvement in advocacy. EHRA as a part of the International Harm Reduction Consortium project “Ending Inequalities for People who Use Drugs: Strengthening Harm Reduction to Elevate Rights, Health and Capacity” will provide small grants to CBOs and CSOs to deliver local actions and events on June 26, organised by harm reduction activists and the community of people who use drugs, who on the ground are resolutely opposing the harmful “war on drugs”.

 

IMPLEMENTATION TIME: June 2022

Language of proposal: Russian or English

Application submission deadline: 23:59 EET on May 22, 2022

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS

  • Only non-governmental and non-profit organisations registered as legal entities in one of the 29 countries of the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia region can apply. Initiative groups can also apply, but their fiscal agent must be an NGO or non-profit organisation.
  • Work with / represent / provide services to / advocate for the needs of people who use drugs.

The total budget for sub-grants is $2 000. 4 groups/organizations with a highest score (out of 100 points) and based in 4 different countries will be selected to receive the funding. Maximum grant amount is 500 $.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Submitted applications will be evaluated by an evaluation panel of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association.

Evaluation criteria: Points
Clear and specific description of stated problem.

The stated problem is directly connected with drug policy reform, decriminalisation and community advocacy.

30
The proposed activities should be feasible. 20
The anticipated results should be realistic, commensurate with the proposed format and budget. 20
Realistic and justified budget 20
Applicant is member of EHRA 10
Maximum possible number of points 100

How to apply

To be eligible as EHRA sub-grantee, any organization or initiative group must comply with

 Applicants must submit the following documents:

Application form <– download 

– Organizational registration document

– Memorandum of cooperation (in case of working through a financial agent).

Please submit your proposal to the info@harmreductioneurasia.org.

In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate: EHRA-05-17 “Small grants SDP2022”_ and name of your organization/ initiative group.  Otherwise, the application will not be considered.

 

General terms and conditions

This announcement and its attachments shall not be construed as a contract or a commitment of any kind. This request for proposals in no way obligates EHRA to award a contract, nor does it commit EHRA to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the proposals.

Interested applicants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with 4 winners of the competitive selection. The contracts will define a detailed work plan, budget and payment terms.
  • EHRA reserves the right (but does not commit itself to obligations) to enter into negotiations with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications or additional information, as well as to agree on the timing of work.
  • Results will be announced by 20th May 2022. Each applicant will be contacted individually.
  • Any questions regarding the participation should be sent to igor@harmreductioneurasia.org till May 13, 2022.

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association’s position on the Russian military aggression in Ukraine

Eurasian Harm Reduction Association condemns the Russian war against Ukraine

The values of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), our mission, and all our work are aimed at ensuring the people’s rights and freedoms, health, and well-being.

We consider the actions of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine as an act of genocide against the people of Ukraine and a grave violation of the international humanitarian and human rights law. We condemn and oppose Russia’s act of aggression and incursion into the sovereign state of Ukraine in violation of international law.

We make every effort to support Ukrainians, first of all, those from among the representatives of key populations affected by HIV, TB, including people who use drugs, who became a victim of this war and genocide.

In regard to the above-mentioned, EHRA will stop any partnership with organizations or individuals who do not support the position of the EHRA on the issue of Russian aggression against Ukraine. By default, the position represents the opinion of all EHRA members.

EXTENDED: EHRA is pleased to announce a new RFP for the selection of the consultant to develop an Info Note on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment

RFP Number EHRA-04-13
RFP Title External consultant. Info Note on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment
RFP Closing Date and time: 23:59 EET on May 4, 2022
Proposal Submission Address: info@harmreductioneurasia.org

Background

Since 2017 Eurasian Harm Reduction Association is being the host of the EECA Regional Platform for Communication and Coordination. One of the EHRA responsibilities in its role as EECA Regional Platform is to enhance community knowledge of the Global Fund and its processes, through the regular bi-directional sharing of tailored and targeted information to a diverse audience.

To be in line with this objective, EHRA through its EECA Regional Platform is aimed to better inform civil society and communities in the region about the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment including its Investment Case.

Objectives of the tender and key tasks of the consultant:

EHRA is looking for a consultant to develop the Info Note for civil society and communities in EECA on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment.

The consultant is expected:

  1. To propose the format and structure of the Info Note. The document may cover the next topics (but not be limited by them):
    • What is the Global Fund’s Replenishment?
    • A brief overview of the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment including its objectives, key processes, timeframe
    • Brief summary of the Global Fund’s investment case for the 7th Replenishment
    • Key messages for civil society activists and advocates with regard to the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment
  2. To collect all required information needed to develop the Info Note. The methods of data collection may include:
    • desk review of all relevant publications, documents, and other info materials on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment being publicly available, including those being available at the Global Fund’s website and being produced by different Global Fund’s partners including those from civil society (like GFAN, W4GF etc.)
    • interviews with the key informants (if needed).
  3. Based on the collected information – develop an Info Note on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment including its Investment Case.

Deliverables:

A document presenting a brief overview of the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment objectives and processes including its Investment Case. The length of the document should not exceed 7 pages.

The language of the resulted document should be English or Russian.

Timeframe

  1. By 12th of May – to propose and agree with EHRA on the format and structure of the final document to be developed.
  2. By 30th of May – to provide EHRA with the draft document for feedback and comments.
  3. By 10th of June- to provide EHRA with the final product.

Cost of services

The total contract cost for the work of the consultant under this ToR should not exceed 1 100 EUR (including all taxes).

Evaluation Criteria:

An evaluation panel will assess the extent to which proposals submitted in response to this announcement meet the evaluation criteria below.

The minimum technical score is 90. Only candidates with a minimum score of 90 points out of a maximum of 100 are considered eligible for the assignment. Consultants with proven work experience in the community organization would be given a priority.

The candidates with the highest technical score that meets the requirement will be invited to negotiate the agreement.

Criteria Weighting
Good understanding of the Global Fund’s processes including the Replenishment in particular (should be clear from LoI) 25 points
Knowledge of, and access to relevant sources of information required to complete the task (should be clear from LoI) 25 points
Experience of development of similar publications and a strong record of adherence to evidence-based approaches (should be clear from CV and LoI) 25 points
Proven set of skills for interviewing, conducting a literature review, and writing (should be clear from CV and LoI) 25 points
Total 100 points

Additionally, the consultants should have:

  • No conflict of interest (should be declared in the Letter of Interest);
  • Fluent in English and/or Russian languages;

How to apply

To be eligible as an EHRA consultant, any organization or individual must comply with the Eurasian Harm Reduction Association Code of Ethics which you can find at the following link: https://harmreductioneurasia.org/ehra-code-of-ethics/

Applicants must submit the following documents:

1. CV with the relevant information

2. Letter of Interest (LoI)

Please submit your proposal to info@harmreductioneurasia.org by the 4th of May 2022 23:59 EET.

In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate the RFP number EHRA-04-13, the title “Consultant to develop Info Note on the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment, and your name. Otherwise, the application will not be considered.

ATTENTION. If these documents are not submitted in full, the participant will not be allowed to take part in the tender.

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

•  This RFP shall not be interpreted as a contract or obligation of any kind. This invitation to tender does not in any way oblige EHRA to enter into contracts, nor does it oblige EHRA to pay any costs incurred in preparing and submitting applications.

•  EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan and payment terms. The contract is not an employment contract. Payment of all taxes and social insurance is the responsibility of the contractor.

•  EHRA reserves the right (but does not commit itself to obligations) to enter into negotiations with one or more applicants in order to obtain clarifications or additional information, as well as to agree on the timing of work.