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RFI: Working with OVCY in Ehlanzeni

Please note this RFI has been re-issued: NACOSA are looking for an implementing partner working with Orphans and Vulnerable Children and Youth (OVCY) in Mpumalanga Province: Ehlanzeni District. The project, funded by the American people through USAID and PEPFAR, aims to address HIV prevention and the spectrum of violence against vulnerable children and adolescent youth & young women using an evidence-based, ecological approach to provide interventions at the individual, family and community level. Programme activities include: Assessment of high-risk families for violence and vulnerability. Prevention of HIV and violence focusing on changing harmful socio-cultural attitudes, beliefs and inequalities through range…

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Training beyond borders

NACOSA’s motto is ‘we’re stronger together’ which has proved to be the case recently with the NACOSA Training Institute sharing its expertise beyond borders in partnership with Frontline AIDS (previously known as the International HIV/AIDS Alliance). Frontline AIDS’s Regional Financial Management Initiative is providing a year-long accompaniment package of assessment, training and long-term mentoring support to Frontline AIDS partners to strengthen their financial management and onward granting capability. As part of this, the Training Institute visited Frontline AIDS partners in Nigeria, eSwatini and Malawi with a tailored Capacity Assessment Tool (CAT) to establish the baseline functioning of each organisation. A…

Trending

Ten years ago Nomvula*, a 20-year old mother of two living with HIV, would have been extremely ill but with a CD4 count of over 400, she would not have been eligible for treatment. It is likely that at least one of Nomvula’s children would have contracted HIV from her because she mix-fed her babies (breast and bottle feeding). Nomvula’s partner might also have contracted HIV from her and her quality and length of life would be severely compromised. Today, the picture is very different for Nomvula and millions of South Africans like her. Research on prevention and treatment has…

Planning on a micro level

Criminalisation of sex work in South Africa results in sex workers not trusting easily and providing false personal information. This results in programme monitoring systems having multiple unique identifiers attributed to one person. Sex work is mobile and dynamic, with sex workers moving across the country. Following a cohort of sex workers therefore becomes very difficult. Micro planning, an outreach strategy for peer educators, has been designed and successfully implemented in India with sex workers. In 2018, a programme targeting sex workers, managed by NACOSA and funded by the Global Fund, adopted the micro planning methodology to strengthen cohort tracking…

MICRO-PLANNING WITH SEX WORKERS

Procurement of vehicle fleet

Please note that the successful bidders for the vehicle fleet are as follows: Nissan NP300 D/C bakkies:  Group1 Nissan Kuilsriver Honda 1.5 BRV Trend:  Honda Auto Bloemfontein QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Q:  Is this procurement buying or would Full Maintenance Leasing also be considered? A:  This is procurement buying.  No full maintenance leasing bids will be entertained. Q:  Please can you confirm the region for the following tender: Procurement of vehicle fleet A:  NACOSA’s head office is situated in Cape Town, and will be doing the procurement from here.  Please refer to the Terms of Reference for the estimated delivery addresses. Q: …

Informer May 2019

The Informer for May 2019 focuses on what’s new and trending in the AIDS response as well as reflecting on our exciting new grants and programming. The paper includes some helpful tips on forming good habits and how to get the most out of training; and examines rights abuses against people who inject drugs (PWID).

INFORMER MAY 2019

Keeping Girls in School Process Evaluation

The Keeping Girls in Schools (KGS) programme is a component of the Global Fund Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) initiative designed to reach 14-18 year old girls in South Africa. It has delivered a package of age-appropriate services to girls in a selection of Quintile 1-3 schools in each of ten districts across South Africa over three years from April 2016 to March 2019. The aim of the programme is to decrease new HIV infections in girls and young women, decrease learner pregnancies and keep girls in school until they complete high school. A process evaluation was conducted for…

KGIS PROCESS EVALUATION

Peer Education Evaluation

Sex workers are identified as a key population in the South African National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV, STIs and TB 2017-20221. Widespread stigma and discrimination, state and non-state violence and harassment, restrictive laws and policies, criminalisation, and inadequate programmes and funding place sex workers at heightened risk of HIV and other health concerns, and undermine their access to services. The Global Fund National Sex Work Programme, started in 2010, used peer education as the basis of the programme approach, as outlined in the NSWP and in line with recognised best practice: where peer educators were deployed to support sex…

EVALUATION OF SEX WORK PROGRAMME PEER EDUCATION

Consultants to develop standard operating procedures

NACOSA is a network of over 1,800 organisations collectively turning the tide on HIV, AIDS and TB. As a principal recipient of the Global Fund, NACOSA seeks the services of suitably qualified consultants to develop the following Standard Operating Procedures: Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) Programme Conducting Risk Assessment dialogues with AGYW aged 15-24. Individual Counselling of AGYW aged 15-24 years. Group supportive counselling/work/debriefing with AGYW. HIV Testing Services demand creation including providing content on PrEP for AGYW. Sex Work Programme Providing psycho-social support to sex workers through individual counselling. People who inject Drugs Programme Recruitment of people who…

Tender: Biometric System

NACOSA, AFSA and Beyond Zero seek the services of a qualified service provider to develop and implement a comprehensive biometric-based information management system for the monitoring & evaluation (M&E) of the AGYW Programme funded by the Global Fund. The AGYW programme seeks to provide a comprehensive package of health, psychosocial and structural interventions to AGYW aged 15 to 24 years. The M&E system will be implemented across 12 sub-districts by all partners in order to collect data and track beneficiaries across all interventions offered by the programme. The service provider must provide ongoing support throughout the three-year grant (July 2019…

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