REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY TO CONDUCT A RESEARCH IN ORDER TO PROVIDE GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE BARRIERS AND ENABLERS FOR ACCESS TO HIV SCREENING, TREATMENT SERVICES AND TREATMENT ADHERENCE FOR HIV+ AGED 50+ CONSIDERING GENDER AND DISABILITY STATUSES
HelpAge International is a global network of organizations promoting the right of all older people to lead dignified, healthy and secure lives. HelpAge International in collaboration with AFRIWAG in Tanzania, MANEPO in Malawi and HelpAge International Mozambique Country Office, is implementing two-years project which started from 1st August 2021.
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The title of the project is “Supporting timely screening and diagnosis of HIV and AIDS, early ART initiation and good ART adherence for the 50+ population experiencing NCDs and intersectional vulnerability”. In Tanzania, the project is being implemented in four councils of Korogwe and Handeni Districts.
The objective of the project is to support community-based institutions and health systems to deliver SRH services, access to healthy ageing, integrated screening, management, treatment and adherence support for 50+ population with comorbidity of HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among the 50+ population in Tanzania. This is to be achieved through 5 results which include increasing awareness of the intersectional vulnerability due to HIV status, gender, ageing, NCDs and the available SRH services for population aged 50+ and adolescent living in multigenerational households.
Result 4 of the project has an activity on Research to provide greater understanding of the barriers and enablers for access to HIV screening, treatment services and treatment adherence for HIV+ aged 50+ considering gender and disability statuses.
In support of the Government’s efforts to support community-based institutions and health systems to deliver SRH services, access to health ageing, integrated screening, management, treatment and adherence support for 50+ population with comorbidity of HIV and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Tanzania through this project, HelpAge is looking for a Local Consultant who will conduct a research in the project area in Tanzania that will provide greater understanding of the barriers and enablers for access to HIV screening, treatment services and treatment adherence for HIV+ aged 50+ considering gender and disability statuses.
Consultant can be individual or company, a taxpayer, have relevant skills and experience. The individual or company must be reliable and willing to participate in competitive bidding. Nevertheless, applicant should not be sanctioned by any corporate body due to unethical practice.
3.0 Information required
Interested individual should send a letter of expression of interest with technical and financial proposal. Also, the following documents will be required during submission.
- The details information of the applicant in form of CV or Business profile which includes full name, physical address, telephone number, email address, the name of principle contact, statement of capability and the detail of the similar work undertaken for past three years.
- For a company, (Certified copy of incorporation or Business name registration certificate; TIN, VAT, and Business License).
The deadline for submission will be on 25th May 2023 not later than 12.00. Any submission that will be received after above specified date and time shall not be considered.
Interested consultants may submit their proposal and document in a sealed envelope marked “Research on barriers and enablers for access to HIV screening” by hand delivery to Country Director, HelpAge International, 134 Migombani Street, Regent Estate, Mikocheni, P.O. Box 9846 Dar es Salaam or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Successful service provider will hear from us within seven (7) days from the submission date. Please consider your submission not successful if you will not hear from us.