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Mapping of institutional enviroment and response in the area of HIV and Sex Work in Lebanon

Mapping of institutional enviroment and response in the area of HIV and Sex Work in Lebanon

Terms of Reference
Mapping of the organizations working in the area of HIV and Sex Work

Required: Consultant
Duration: 15 consultancy days
Purpose: To support UNFPA in mapping institutional environment and response for HIV and Sex Work in Lebanon

Sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights - critical to ending the HIV epidemic – are the centerpiece of UNFPA’s work. In the UN Division of Labor on HIV, UNFPA is a convener on preventing sexual transmission, HIV prevention among young people, key populations and HIV prevention among women and girls. Currently this large responsibility is not consistently matched with programs at country-level.
Between 2001 and 2012, the number of new infection in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region grew by 52% - the most rapid increase in HIV globally. AIDS related deaths are also on the rise, more than double between 2001 and 2012, while declining by 16 percent worldwide. Today, the number of new infections is raising in every country in the region, although the principal routes of transmission vary from one to another.
Outreach to key populations, including sex workers, men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drug (PWID) is critical because they contribute to a sizeable proportion of new infections in the region. There are seven countries that are currently facing concentrated epidemic among female sex workers (Algeria, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Yemen, Somalia, Djibouti).
ASRO will intensify regional support to strengthened HIV programming with proposal development and resource mobilization as key entry points. As part of this process UNFPA, Arab States Regional office (ASRO) seeks the support of a consultant to map current institutional environment for HIV Response for Sex Workers in Lebanon.
  • Mapping of organizations working with & supporting initiatives on HIV and Sex work
  • Overview of institutional responses to HIV and sex work
  • The consultancy involves desk work, which the consultant is expected to deliver from his/her own work space.
  • Travel to small consultation meeting to validate findings and finalize the funding proposal
  • Travel to selected in-country sites as required.
Specific tasks:
The consultant will undertake both a quantitative and qualitative mapping of existing CSOs and institutions developing and implementing programs and engaging in HIV/AIDS-related interventions for Sex Workers in Lebanon and develop recommendations on how to scale up interventions in this area. A consultant will also map current national responses for HIV and Sex Work in Lebanon. More specifically the consultant will undertake the following tasks:
  • Review background documentation (3 days);
  • Develop & Adjust mapping tool – questionnaire (1 day)
  • Distribute questionnaire & conduct interviews if needed (5 days)
  • Analyze data from collected questionnaires (2 day)
  • Develop Mapping Report (2 days)
  • Draft report (2 days)
Minimum qualifications
  • Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, social sciences, psychology, health promotion or similar
  • Extensive knowledge on HIV prevention, with demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance for the areas of work with key populations;
  • Experience in development of programme documents and funding proposals;
  • Fluency in English
  • Excellent writing skills.
Interested candidates should submit their CV, indicating proposed consultancy fees to
Deadline for application: End March, 2015.


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Latest update: 5/18/2012