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Inviting Expression Of Interest (EOI)
For HIV Prevention Interventions In
Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)
Last Date- 10th June 2013
Public HealthFoundation of India (PHFI) has been awarded USAID funded project “The HIV/AIDSPartnership: Impact through Prevention, Private Sector and Evidence-basedProgramming (PIPPSE) Project”. The PIPPSE Project is being managed by aConsortium, led by PHFI as the Principal Recipient and, Futures Group andPopulation Services International (PSI), as Sub Recipients. The PIPPSE Projectaims to “strengthen the institutional and human capacity in prevention programsand private sector engagement through innovative approaches to contribute toachieving the goal of accelerating the reversal of HIV epidemic at the nationaland state levels.”
National AIDSControl Organization (NACO) has designated district Thane to PIPPSE toimplement Targeted Interventions. The Project is an intervention with agoal of reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS in the district and pilotinnovations. Thane is one of the mostpopulous districts which contributes to 1% of the national population and hashigh influx of people and anindustrial hub. Thane is well connected to the rest of the country by threeNational Highways. It is also one of the high HIV prevalent districtsin Maharashtra.
Targeted Interventions (TIs) will beimplemented with high risk & vulnerable population groups i.e.High Risk Groups (Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM),Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users(IDUs) and Bridge Population(Truckers and Migrants). The TIs are expected to provide at least the commoncore services for all HRGs and bridge population such as, at a minimum:peer education, condom promotion, referral for STIs, testing, linkages totreatment and care and support. The TI will also be part of the network modelfor innovations.
To ensure scaleup in the prevention interventions in Thane District, PHFI invites applications from interested civil society organizations(NGOs/CBOs)/Trust / Institutions in Thane District ofMaharashtrato implementHIV/AIDS Targeted Interventions (TIs). The EOIs are invited for Thane TargetInterventions in following target groups:(
Proposed TIs in Thane
Intervention among Female Sex Workers
Intervention among Men Having Sex with Men (MSM)
Intervention among Transgender (TG)
Intervention among Migrant
Intervention among Truckers
* Proposed number of agencies may change
(Separate EOI should be submitted bythe applicants in case applications are made for more than one TI)
Scopeof Work for Target Intervention Projects
Targeted interventions are aimed atoffering prevention and care services to populations with high risk behavior.These populations include Female Sex Workers (FSW), Men-who-have-sex-with-men(MSM), Transgendered Population (TG), Injecting Drug Users (IDUs) and BridgePopulation (Truckers and Migrants) with the active involvement of thecommunity, these interventions seek to reduce risk and vulnerabilitiesassociated with these populations and increase health seeking behavior.
Componentsof Targeted Interventions under NACP:
1. Behaviour Change Communication
This component involves understandingand assessment of individual and group practices/behavior which can pose riskto HIV infection. Ensure 100% follow-up of the community.
Development of context specificstrategies/activities to address the risk of infection through peer counseling,counseling through counselors, creating enabling environment to reinforce safepractices.
The Peer educators/ peer leaders andOut Reach Workers/ Health educators lead activities under this componentthrough one-to-one sessions and group sessions among the community.
Information Education andCommunication (IEC) materials are developed to further augment behaviourchange.
2. Access to services for treatment of sexually transmittedinfections (STI)
This component is aimed at improvingaccess to STI services as STI (both symptomatic and asymptomatic) pose greaterrisk for HIV infection.
Access to STI services is providedthrough three different approaches i.e. Project Based Clinics, Fixed day andtime – Fixed time out reach clinics and Referral clinics either with private orpublic facility. Also health camp based approach is adopted for interventionsworking with migrants.
All FSW and MSM TIs would have theirDICs attached to project office or as decided in the contract. The migrant TIswould have 3 DICs in place preferably at the worksite, residences and projectoffice or as decided in the contract.
Under TI budget there is provisionfor one part time doctor and one ANM / Counsellor per TI.
3. Provision of commodities such as condoms, color coded drugs toensure safe sex practices
Will be made available through theThane DAPCU/MSACS & Social Marketing Organization (SMO) to ensure safe sexpractices and promote health seeking behavior among high risk groups and bridgepopulation.
4. Enabling Environment through structural intervention
The interventions focus on creatingan environment which facilitates access to information, services andcommodities by the high risk groups. The interventions carry out advocacy withkey stakeholders and elicit their involvement in the HIV prevention program.
5. Linkages to ICTC, ART, Community Care Centre, RNTCP Program,
There should be 100% linkages &follow-up to the ICTC for testing among high risk groups & Bridgepopulation. All PLHIVs identified should be linked to ART center and ensurethat they are registered. All PLHIVs from the community should be regularlyfollowed and provided support. Other referral to CCC or TB program.
The staffingand budget norms for Targeted Interventions are available at
Expected Outcomes of the TargetedInterventions (TI) in Thane district;
a) The NGO/CBO contracted by PHFI PIPPSEis expected to maintain separate full time staff as per the provisions andensure that they are performing as per their TOR.
b) The TI project would work withspecified groups in a locality as designated by PHFI PIPPSE.
c) The TI project is expected to provideregular services (as per the provisions in the contract and project proposal)to the target group, make available condoms, color coded drugs as per therequirements in coordination with the Thane DAPCU.
d) The TI project is expected to performbased on the performance indicators as agreed in the contract. This includesservice provisioning to the target group, linking with services such , RegularMedical Check-ups/ clinic attendance, HIV testing at ICTCs, linkage with TBprogram, ART program and other social development program.
e) The TI project is expected tomaintain Technical and Financial records and other documents in the TI projectoffice as agreed in the agreement and would be required to report to PHFIPIPPSE.
f) The NGO/CBO is expected to providesupport in terms of advocacy and networking with local stakeholders to ensurethat there is an enabling environment is maintained in the project area.
g) The NGO/ CBO is also expected to bepart of the innovations that will be rolled out in Thane district and agree towork closely under the network model with other stakeholders and partners bothgovernment and non-government.
h) Commit to be part of all capacitybuilding efforts, meetings and reviews (in short notice) organized at thedistrict, state or national level.
Qualifyingand Evaluation criteria
1. NGOs/CBOs/Network who are legallyregistered under Societies Registration Act of 1860, Charitable and ReligionAct, 1920, The Indian Trust Act, 1920, Cooperatives professional bodies such asIIPA, IMA.
2. Agency should have an FCRA registration to be eligible to receive the grant.
3. NGOs / CBOs should have completedminimum three years of registration as on due date of submission of EOI. TheCBO board members should be from respective community and should have beenconstituted as per bye law.
4. Agencies already having experience ofat least 3 years in social development sector with experience of working insimilar projects as required in the scope of work i.e. experience of workingwith marginalized communities (HRGs, vulnerable groups such as women, old aged,children, sexual minorities, PLHAs, persons with different abilities), withfield level operation (i.e. field offices and staffs) in the same geographicalarea.
5. Agencies are required to submit anaffidavit indicating that they have never been blacklisted/debarred by anyagency (both Government, Private or USAID/WHO/ World Bank/UN bodies). In casethe agency has been blacklisted/debarred in the past, the details of suchblacklisting/debarment should be provided in the Affidavit. Affidavit shouldalso indicate that no staff or board member is part of any SACS/TSU staffscurrently (or in the past which may create conflict of interest).
6. Annual reports and audited accountstatement for 3 years of NGOs / CBOs should be made available in hard copyduring submission and for scrutiny as and when desired.
7. The agencies with experience inHealth and HIV sector would be preferred. The agencies should submit thedetails of the project/s implemented and presently implementing (name of theClient/ donor agency, nature of projects, project period, contract value,continuing/ completed)”
8. Agencies should submit thedetails of projects supported by any SACS/DACS (name of the SACS/DACS, natureof projects, project period) continuing / completed/ terminated with any SACSin the country. If terminated reason for termination)
For Application Form, please visitthe following link:
Please fill all the fields clearly,attach all the required documents along with the application.
EOI with required details need to besubmitted before 5:00 p.m. ofJune 10, 2013. Also note that above proposed number of agencies maychange, only shortlisted agencies will be called. Canvassing in any form wouldlead to disqualification.
EOIs with accompanying documents inhard copy should be submitted to:
Public Health Foundation of India(PHFI)
C-11, 2nd Floor, Qutab Institutional Area,
India. Pin Code: 110 016
For any further information, pleasewrite to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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