AFSA: Training on Adolescent Boys and Young Men Global Fund Grant Program Revision

AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA )
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 29 July, 2021
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Request for Expressions of Interest 
Training on Adolescent Boys and Young Men Global Fund Grant Program Revision 
Deadline for applications: 29/07/2021; 16:00

Term: 16/08/2021 – 31 March 2022

REFERENCE NUMBER GLO02REQ02633 

NOTE: Changes made to this and all relevant documents will be posted on AFSA’s website: www.aids.org.za

Table of Contents
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Term: 16/08/2021 – 31 March 2022

ACRONYMS

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
2. SCOPE OF WORK
3. REPORTING
4. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
5. SUBMISSION OF BIDS
6. EVALUATION CRITERIA
7. CONTACT DETAILS

THE SPECIFICATION OF THE ORDERED ITEMS WAS DONE IN CONSULTATION THROUGH SUB-DISTRICT AGYW OFFICERS AND USERS (AGYW PROGRAM IMPLEMENTERS) OF THE PREVIOUSLY PURCHASED MOBILE VEHICLES.

APPROVAL

Acronyms

AFSA                 AIDS Foundation of South Africa
ABYM               Adolescent Boys and Young Men
AGYW               Adolescent Girls and Young Women
ART                  Antiretroviral Therapy
AIDS                 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
BZ                    Beyond Zero
CAT                  Capacity Assessment Tool     
CBHP               Community Based Health Professional
CBO                  Community Based Organizations
CBHS                Community Based Health Services
CHW                 Community Health Worker
CDP                  Condom Distribution Programme
CSC                   Care and Support Champions
CSCC                 Care and Support Champion Coordinators
CRG                  Community Rights and Gender
CSE                   Comprehensive Sexuality Education CRS   Community Responses and Systems
CSO                  Civil Society Organisation
CYCW               Child and Youth Care Workers
DAC                  District AIDS Council
DBE                  Department of Basic Education
DIP                   District Implementation Plan
DOH                 Department of Health
DSD                  Department of Social Development
EDC                  Educational Development Centre
FFI                    Focus For Impact
GBV                  Gender Based Violence
HCW                 Health Care Worker
HIV                   Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIVSS                HIV Self Screening
HPV                  Human Papillomavirus
HTS                  HIV Testing Services
IMCI                  Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses
IPV                   Intimate Partner Violence
ISHP                 Integrated School Health Policy
KGS                  Keeping Girls in School
LAC                  Local AIDS Council
LSA                   Learner Support Agent
MDIP                Multi-sectoral District Implementation Plan
MSP                  Male Sexual Partners
NACOSA            Networking AIDS Community of Southern Africa
NDOH               National Department of Health
NIMART            Nurse Initiated Management of Anti-Retroviral Therapy
NSP                  National Strategic Plan
PCA                  Provincial Council on AIDS
PE                    Peer Education
PEP                   Post Exposure Prophylaxis
PEPFAR             President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
PGT                  Peer Group Trainer
PLHIV                People Living with HIV PSM        
PoE                   Portfolio of Evidence
PPM                  Public Private Mix
PrEP                 Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
PSE                   Population Size Estimate
PSM                  Process Supply Management
RDT                  Rapid Diagnostic Test
RSSH                 Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health                    
RTCQI               Rapid Test Continuous Quality Improvement
SAW                 Social Auxiliary Worker
SIB                    Social Impact Bond
SMT                  School Management Teams
SR                    Sub Recipient
SSR                   Sub-sub Recipients
SRH                  Sexual and Reproductive Health
STI                    Sexually Transmitted Infection
TB                    Tuberculosis
TOR                  Terms of Reference
TVET                 Technical Vocational Education Training
UTT                  Universal test and treat
YM&B               Young Men and Boys
WBPHCOT         Ward Based Primary Health Care Outreach Team

SUMMARY
Title
Technical Support on Adolescent Boys and Young Men Program
Purchase Order
 
Description
(Summary for website - 100 words max)
AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA seek a service provider to work with implementing partners on provision of Adolescent Boys and Young Men Programme, aged 15-24 years. The implementation services is in 12 sub-districts aiming to effect risk reduction, behavior change and empowerment for ABYM to make healthy choices. 
Questions by email only to
NomveloPhungula@aids.org.za with the reference in the subject line. Questions may be submitted until 28 July 2021
Submission by online form only at
Submission must include
  1. Cover Letter
  1. Detailed quotation for the work including any value for money benefit offered as part of the bid
  1. Company profile (including CVs of Trainers)
  1. B-BBEE certificate
  1. Company Registration Certificate
  1. SARS Tax Clearance Certificate
  1. Letter from a financial institution confirming banking details
  1. Completed and Signed Declaration of Interest
  1. Two (2) examples of previous similar work
Deadline for submission
16h00 on Thursday, 29 July 2021

1. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The South Africa Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism (GF CCM) is responsible for leading the implementation of HIV and TB programmes funded by the Global Fund (GF) to Fight AIDS and TB in the country. The GF CCM has selected the three PR (Principal Recipients) which are AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA to implement programmes for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYWs) with the Male Sexual Partners (MSPs). Where there are AGYWs, there is also Adolescent Boys and Young (ABYMs) that require services too. The PRs coordinates grants’ execution through sub-recipients (SRs), service providers and consultants as the main implementers.
 
The implemented services aim to effect risk reduction, behavior change and empowerment for both AGYWs and ABYMs to make healthy choices. AFSA, Beyond Zero and NACOSA invites interested party experienced in working with ABYMs to apply to be considered as ABYM Technical Assistant Service Provider to all implementing partners at various sub-districts. Technical Assistance support shall cover 12 local municipalities from various districts listed in Table 1.
The service provider will increase capacity for implementing teams, collaborating departmental stakeholders and community stakeholders in a manner that is both independent and sustainable over the long term. 
 
Table 1: South African Sub-Districts where Global Fund ABYM Program is Implemented

Province
District
Subdistrict
Mpumalanga
Ehlanzeni District Municipality
City of Mbombela Local Municipality
Mpumalanga
Gert Sibande District Municipality
Govan Mbeki Local Municipality
Eastern Cape
Oliver Tambo District Municipality
Nyandeni Local Municipality
Eastern Cape
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
Nelson Mandela C Health sub-District
Free State
Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality
Dihlabeng Local Municipality
Free State
Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality
Setsoto Local Municipality
Limpopo
Sekhukhune District Municipality
Fetakgomo-Greater Tubatse Local Municipality
Gauteng
City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
Tshwane 1 Health sub-District
North West
Bojanala Platinum District Municipality
Rustenburg Local Municipality
Western Cape
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Klipfontein Health sub-District
Kwa-Zulu Natal
King Cetshwayo District Municipality
City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality
Kwa-Zulu Natal
Zululand District Municipality
AbaQulusi Local Municipality

 2. Scope of Work

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following services:

Focus Activity
Deliverable
Timeline
  1. Project Coordination
Develop and submit a project plan for technical support to strengthen ABYM program implementation including models that empower boys and young men during grant period.
Once off - 30/09/2021
  1. Team Management
Identify and coordinate relevant team to support with facilitation – as guidance by the PRs
Ongoing
  1. Rollout of ABYM Technical Support
Support and advise for Sub-Recipients in the implementation of:
Men Health Drive (Biomedical Layered Services)
  • HIV, STI and TB Management Services
  • Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Demand Creation
  • Community-based Adolescent-friendly Services targeting boys
  • PrEP Initiation and PEP for boys who are Sexual Assault Survivors
  • ABYM Sexual Reproductive Health Rights
  • Mental Health Support
  • Adherence Clubs
Men as Change Agents (Behavioral Modification Interventions)
  • Youth leadership and Community Involvement
  • Substance Use
  • Condom Use, lubricant programing and delayed sexual debut
  • Social and Behavioral Change Communication
  • ABYM Boot camps
  • Parent-Child Communication
Structural Interventions
  • Gender Based Violence, Media Violence and Cultural Norms
  • Community Health Services like Men’s Health
  • Care and support of ABYM heading families
  • Support on services like Social Grants, IDs, Academic Support, home visits
  • Career Guidance & Return to school programs
  • Ngena 1&2 Literacy for In School ABYM
  • Teen Parenting and Co-parenting
  • Employability, Job Preparedness and Sustainable Livelihoods
Ongoing
4.     Documentation
Develop pre-and-post-assessment surveys / exercises for participants
All Trainings
Produce a detained reports on the outcomes of each trainings – report to include: overview on the demographics of participants, results from pre-and-post assessment surveys/exercises, narrative on level of participation, and recommendations for programme implementation and sustainable relationships per sub-district
Ongoing
Keep and update an organized record of key documents for administrative and auditing purposes

Ongoing

3. REPORTING

The Service Provider will be accountable to the Programme Manager at the AIDS Foundation of South Africa (AFSA).

4. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Service Provider to have Legal status (Registered Certificate) recognized to work in South Africa, enabling the organisation to perform the above-mentioned tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality products at a reasonable cost.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work
  • Good administration and project management ability.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work.
  • Analytical English writing skills and ability to synthesise complex information and issues.
  • Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers.

Only submissions that meet the technical specifications in all aspects as stipulated in these terms of reference will be considered.

5. SUBMISSION OF BIDS

Interested companies should submit a bid by email only to include:

1
Cover Letter
 
2
Detailed quotation for the work including any value for money benefit offered as part of the bid
 
3
Company profile (including CVs of Trainers)
 
4
B-BBEE certificate
 
5
Company Registration Certificate
 
6
SARS Tax Clearance Certificate
 
7
Letter from a financial institution confirming banking details
 
8
Completed and Signed Declaration of Interest
 
9
Two (2) examples of previous similar work

 

6. EVALUATION CRITERIA

ELEMENT
Maximum Score
Professionalism of bid and compliance with bid specifications
10
·       At least 5 years’ professional experience of professional experience in the field of ABYM Program implementation including Training and Development
10
·       Demonstrated ability to deliver quality products at a reasonable cost
10
·       At least 5 years’ experience working on issues related to ABYM HIV Prevention, Sexual and gender-based violence, gender and sexuality, HIV/AIDS and TB related work
10
·       Proven experience in stakeholder engagement; including government, civil society and community workers
10
Total
50

Applications must be signed, dated and emailed to the following address: quotes@aids.org.za
Deadline for applications: 16h00 on Thursday, 29 July 2021 

7. CONTACT DETAILS

Please direct your requests for information and questions/queries to: Ms Nomvelo Phungula, Program Manager: Global Fund Programme. Contact email: NomveloPhungula@aids.org.za  
 
Please refer to our website, www.aids.org.za for regular updates on frequently asked questions.
 
This term of reference is issued on behalf of principal recipients for the Global Fund ABYM program by: AIDS FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, (RF) NPC.
 
AIDS FOUNDATION OF SOUTH AFRICA, (RF) NPC.
135 Musgrave Road, P. O. Box 50582, Musgrave, Durban 4062, South Africa.
 
Telephone +27 31 2772700 Fax +27 31 2012584 E-Mail: info@aids.org.za Website: www.aids.org.za

Non Profit Company registered under Companies Act 71 of 2008, Registration: NPC No 1988 007 144/08. NPO No 003-464 NPO.
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