REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: trainers to run an online course on delivering digital services to key populations

We are looking for trainers to run an online course on delivering digital services to key populations

RFP Number EHRA-05-19
RFP Title Trainer online course on digital services
RFP Closing Date and time: 24:00 EET on June 12, 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, and well-being of people who use psychoactive substances in the CEECA region. This call for proposals is organized within the project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.

The consultants selected under this request for proposals will be financed from two different projects. The work of a trainer to deliver a course for social workers, outreach workers, psychologists and other professionals providing counselling to people who use drugs will be funded from the multi-country project ‘Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia’ funded by the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The work of trainers to deliver a course on online services for other key populations, including gay men and other men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, and women and young people living with HIV will be funded by the Eurasian Regional Consortium project supported by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCF).

In 2021, in collaboration with the Global Public Health Network, EHRA has developed an online course that provides the basic knowledge and skills needed by community workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals who are already involved in or are just planning to launch digital and remote services for key populations.

The course consists of four modules with learning content, self-tests, additional tips and practical exercises. The course also contains additional materials including questionnaires and surveys, videos and links to external sources.

The course is designed in a way that 80% of the material is for for self-study, and the rest 20% with supervision of trainers.

The course is available in Russian and English and can be found on the LearnWorlds platform – https://ehra.learnworlds.com/course/digi.

 

Aim of the consultancy: 

As part of this request for proposals, we are looking for one or more qualified trainers who will be able to independently deliver an online course for 5 different groups in Russian or English.

Objectives of the consultancy:

  1. familiarise with the course content and how to manage the LearnWorlds platform. EHRA will provide instructions on course management, access to the LearnWorlds platform, and technical support to trainers.
  2. Conduct online trainings for 6 groups of participants. In each training, the trainer will be required to keep high level of attention and interest of the course participants (up to 30 people) while going through 5 training modules and 4 online sessions in each training session, controlling giving feedback on test assignments.
  3. Provide participants with counselling and mentoring support after completion the course (no more than 2 hours of support for participants on request).
  4. Provide a progress report, including recommendations for further technical support to specialists who provide online services to key groups. 

Proposed timeline: All trainings must be completed by 31 October 2022. A detailed training plan will be agreed separately with trainers.

Evaluation Criteria

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.

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.

 To assess submitted applications, the following technical criteria will be used (80%) (maximum possible number of points is 100):

Evaluation criteria:

 

Points
Experience of working as trainer (including experience of delivering online training) 40

 

Experience in working with key populations 30

 

Relevant education (psychology, social work, pedagogy) 30

 

 

Maximum possible number of points

 

100

Cost proposal (20%): EHRA will allocate same importance to the provided portfolio and recorded experience as to the cost of the services. The cost proposal will be evaluated in terms of best value-for money to EHRA in EUR, price and other factors considered

Condition

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.

How to apply

To be eligible as a EHRA consultant, any organization or individual must comply with:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter

The CV and Letter of Interest should clearly reflect the competency of the candidate and trainer’s experience (including delivery of online trainings) necessary to complete this task, as well as include daily rate in US dollars.

Please submit your proposal to the info@harmreductioneurasia.org. In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate the RFP number (EHRA-05-19) and your name.  Otherwise, the application will not be considered. 

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan 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.
  • The winner must confirm his/her daily rate before signing of the agreement.
  • Results will be announced by June 17, 2022. Each candidate will be contacted individually.
  • Any questions regarding the participation should be sent to igor@harmreductioneurasia.org till June 9, 2022.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: consultant to develop practical compendium of methods for community-led monitoring

RFP Number EHRA-05-18
RFP Title Consultancy CLM practical compendium
RFP Closing Date and time: 24:00 EET on June 05, 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, and well-being of people who use psychoactive substances in the CEECA region. This call for proposals is organized within the project “Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”.

Community-led monitoring is becoming increasingly demanding among both key population community groups and donors as an approach and mechanism in identifying and addressing gaps in HIV response in the CECCA region.

However, community groups often abstain to get involved in CLM, thinking it costly, complicated, and has limited advocacy effect. Many community groups face challenges to choose correct monitoring methods, compatible with organization’s human, financial and technical resources.

In December 2021, EHRA in collaboration with UNAIDS and GF carried out a webinar (link: https://eecaplatform.org/en/webinar-on-clm/), where community and civil society activists were provided with information about:

  • international approaches to CLM by UNAIDS and the Global Fund,[1]
  • existing experience of conducting CLM and follow-up advocacy by different community groups in the CEECA region (gender audit by EWNA, community satisfaction by EHRA, „secret client“ by ECOM).[2]
  • addressed key principles and approaches when selecting CLM methods and role of CLM in community-driven advocacy, illustrated with practical examples.

Other CLM resources include:

  • CLM Resource Hub, powered by UNAIDS,
  • Community–Led Monitoring Tools developed by PEPFAR,
  • Technical Guidance: Principles and process in establishing CLM of HIV services, developed by UNAIDS,
  • A community toolkit developed by ITPC.

Aim of the consultancy:

With this RFP we are looking for a qualified external consultant who will help us to develop practical compendium of CLM methods. This document should easily explain community groups different CLM methods and how logically select appropriate one, to identify gaps or address stated advocacy asks. The guidance should also show in a simple way, a clear link between the chosen methods and required human, financial and technical resources needed to carry out the monitoring.

 

Objectives of the consultancy:

  1. Develop a practical compendium of CLM methods. Should be completed before 10th July 2022.
    • Develop preliminary outline of the compendium, in consultation with EHRA.
    • Draft compendium of CLM methods which contains structured catalogue of different CLM methods with clear and simple explanation of each method. The catalogue should also include section with complete list of possible issues that CLM could address; examples of required financial, technical, and human resources for each CLM method; clear explanation and criteria of what is the difference between CLM and other research and monitoring methods; illustrative examples of CLM use. Volume of the publication should not exceed  30 A4 pages, Times New Roman 12, excluding infographics and illustrations. The document can be drafted in ENGLISH or RUSSIAN languages.
    • The document should be written in a simple, clear language, understandable to people without special education and without use of specific sociological professional terminology. This tool should not duplicate all previous efforts made by the
    • Finalize the guidance, after two rounds of feedback from EHRA.
  1. Participate in development of a webinar and content for online tool for community-based organizations. The webinars will be focused on CLM methods described in the tool. All webinars will be conducted tentatively in August 2022.

 

Proposed timeline:

All activities should be completed before 31st August, 2022.

 

Evaluation Criteria

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.

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.

 To assess submitted applications, the following technical criteria will be used (80%) (maximum possible number of points is 100):

Evaluation criteria:

 

Points
Knowledge of research methodologies and experience in conducting research 40

 

Experience in working with key populations 20

 

Experience in developing tools, writing technical reports, guidance 20

 

Relevant education 20
 

Maximum possible number of points

 

100

 

Cost proposal (20%): EHRA will allocate same importance to the provided portfolio and recorded experience as to the cost of the services. The cost proposal will be evaluated in terms of best value-for money to EHRA in EUR, price and other factors considered.

Condition

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.

How to apply

To be eligible as a EHRA consultant, any organization or individual must comply with:

Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Examples of relevant publications

The CV and Letter of Interest should clearly reflect the competency of the candidate necessary to complete this task, as well as include the proposed number of working days for each objective, cost and timing of their implementation. Please, also add to your Letter of Interest short description of your approach in developing the guidance and very preliminary vision of the guidance content structure (150 words max).

Please submit your proposal to the info@harmreductioneurasia.org. In the subject line of your e-mail please indicate the RFP number (EHRA-05-18) and your name.  Otherwise, the application will not be considered.

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan 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.
  • The winner must confirm his/her daily rate before signing of the agreement.
  • Results will be announced by June 7,2022. Each candidate will be contacted individually.
  • Any questions regarding the participation should be sent to igor@harmreductioneurasia.org till June 3, 2022.

[1] a. HOW TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY-LED MONITORING. A Community Toolkit. URL: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/1205_itpc_clm_design_fullreport06_compressed.pdf

  1. Community-led Monitoring for HIV, TB and Malaria programs and to address the impacts of COVID-19. URL: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/clm_ehra-webinar.07122021.pdf
  2. UNAIDS Perspectives and Support for CLM, by Dominic Kemps. URl: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/clm-presentation-for-eurasian-harm-reduction-assoc-webinar-1221.pdf

[2] a. ЧЕК-ЛИСТ ПОДГОТОВКИ К ИССЛЕДОВАНИЮ. Сексуальное и репродуктивное здоровье и права

женщин, живущих с ВИЧ. URL: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/chek-list_ezhss.pdf

  1. “Mystery Client” methodology, ECOM. URL: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ecom_clm.pdf
  2. Community led survey of client satisfaction with opioid maintenance therapy services among participants in Kyiv and the Kyiv Oblast region, Ukraine, by Maria Plotko. URL: https://eecaplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ehra_omt_plotko.pdf

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.

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.

EHRA is looking for experts for the EECA Regional Platform National Focal Points to help generate requests for the Global Fund’s CRG Technical Assistance in Armenia and Tajikistan

RFP Number EHRA 04-16
RFP Title External experts
RFP Closing Date and time: 23:59 EET on May 08, 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 promote the Global Fund’s Community, Rights and Gender (CRG) Technical Assistance Program among civil society and communities’ representatives involved into the Global Fund related processes in EECA countries.

To better motivate and support CSOs and CBOs in the region to use the Technical Assistance (TA) available within this Program in 2022, EHRA is planning to sub-contract experts to serve as the EECA Regional Platform National Focal Points aimed on generating the demand for the Global Fund’s CRG TA.

EHRA is looking for the experts to serve as the EECA Regional Platform National Focal Points in the following 2 countries: Armenia, Tajikistan.

Key tasks to be conducted by the experts.

Each expert selected to become the EECA Platform CRG TA National Focal Point is expected to assist the civil society and communities’ representatives in relevant country in development and submission of at least 1 successful request for the CRG TA per country in 2022.

The CRG TA Request to be considered as successful if it is approved by the Global Fund’s CRG Department for TA provision.

In particular, the EECA Platform CRG TA National Focal Points are expected to:

  • Initiate a dialogue with the civil society and communities’ representatives involved into the Global Fund related processes in each selected county about the opportunities available within the CRG TA Program.
  • Provide the civil society and communities’ representatives with all relevant information about the Global Fund CRG TA Program if needed.
  • Help the civil society and communities’ representatives to identify their needs for such TA, including identification of the potential problems which may need to be addressed, formulation of the objectives of such CRG TA in the context of the identified problems, as well as identification of the activities needed to be implemented as a part of the TA to address the identified problems and reach the set objectives.
  • Help to ensure the coordination of the content of the TA Requests among the key national civil society stakeholders, CCM and Fund Portfolio Manager before its submission.
  • Review the content of the draft TA Requests before the submission, help with its finalization if needed.
  • Help to follow up with the GF Secretariat CRG Department on the results of the TA Request consideration (if needed).

Online training on the key aspects of the CRG TA Program will be provided for the selected consultants by EHRA, if needed.

Also, the EECA Platform CRG TA National Focal Points will be expected to do the mapping of the civil society and community-based organizations being the principal, sub and sub-sub-recipients of the Global Fund HIV and TB grants in these 2 countries. The template Excel form for such mapping will be provided by EHRA.

Deliverables and Time frame

1 CRG TA Requests per each country being developed, submitted with the support of the EECA Platform CRG TA National Focal Points and approved for the TA provision by the Global Fund CRG Department until November 30, 2022.

Mapping of principal, sub and sub-sub-recipients of the Global Fund HIV and TB grants in each country conducted until July 30, 2022.

Cost of services and payment order

Payment will be done for the successful CRG TA request being generated with support of the EECA Platform CRG TA National Focal Point – 800 USD per TA request (not more than 1 request per country in 2022). Of this amount 400 USD will be paid after the fact of the submission of the TA request is confirmed, and other 400 USD will be paid after the request is accepted and approved for TA provision by Global Fund CRG Department. In case the TA request is rejected by Global Fund CRG Department – the second half of the 800 USD will not be paid to the Focal Point.

Also, 400 USD to be paid after the submission of the result of mapping of CSOs and CBOs – PRs, SRs and SSRs of the Global Fund grants in each of 2 countries.

Payment should be executed for the completed services after receiving invoice and act of service rendered and the result of work.

The total contract cost for the work of one consultant under this ToR in 2022 should not exceed 1 200 USD (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 for negotiation of the agreement.

Criteria Weighting
Good understanding of the Global Fund CRG TA Program (should be clear from LoI) 25 points
Knowledge of, and access to the relevant civil society stakeholders involved into the Global Fund related processes in one of three countries as well as established contacts with the GF Secretariat (regional team and CRG Department in particular) (should be clear from LoI) 25 points
Experience of undertaking similar TA related assessments or other relevant work experience (should be clear from CV and LoI) 25 points
Proven set of communication and writing skills (should be clear from LoI) 25 points
Total 100 points

General terms

Interested consultants should pay attention to the following conditions:

  • EHRA will sign an agreement with the winner of the competitive selection. The contract will define a detailed work plan 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. No conflict of interest (should be declared in the Letter of Interest);
  • No conflict of interest (should be stated in the letter of interest);
  • Fluency in language relevant for the country in which the expert is interested, as well as in English (desirable).

How to apply

The individual consultants are invited to submit their CV and the Letter of Interest (LoI) by e-mail referenced under title “EECA Platform CRG TA Focal Point for [name of the country you are interested to work with]” to info@harmreductioneurasia.org by 23:59 EET 08 of May 2022.