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  • Terms of Reference Consultancy to integrate a Health and HIV and AIDS component to the Basic Management Module of the East Africa Customs Freight Forwarding Practicing Certificate (EACFFPC) training program.

     

    Purpose/object

    The main purpose of this consultancy is to develop of an HIV and AIDS and Health component for Integration in the EACFFPC Training Program module on Basic Management.

     

    Background

     

    The Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA) is a regional private sector apex body of the Customs Clearing and Freight Forwarding (CFA) industry in East Africa representing over 2500 CFA firms. The Federation aims at promoting a professional freight logistics industry for trade facilitation and regional economic growth. FEAFFA strives to address the challenges experienced by its members at Association and firm levels through provision of training and other aspects of capacity building.

    FEAFFA is one of the partners implementing the Cross Border Health Integrated Partnership Project (CBHIPP) with FHI 360 as the prime partner. The Goal of CB-HIPP is to catalyze and support sustainable and African-led regional health development partnerships to improve health outcomes among mobile populations and vulnerable co

     

     

    In order to realize these objectives, FEAFFA, in collaboration with FHI 360 intends to develop an HIV and AIDS and Health component for Integration into the EACFFPC[1] Training Program module on Basic Management. The training  materials will be aligned to the EAC Regional Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS, TB and STIs 2015-2020 and WHO’s Consolidated Guidelines on HIV Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Key Populations, July 2014, with a focus on increasing demand for HTC services and linking individuals who test positive to treatment and ensuring retention. Emphasis will  be in line with the global 90-90-90 treatment targets and the care cascade which states that by 2020, 90% of all people living with HIV will know their HIV status, 90% of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90% of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. The curriculum will provide skills on combination prevention to customs clearing and freight forwarding agents specifically focusing on the family-centered HTC, ART, ART adherence counseling, tuberculosis (TB) screening and treatment, FP services and STI diagnosis and treatment. Gender and gender-based violence (GBV) reduction will also be addressed in the module to ensure linkage to treatment and care.

     

    Given that this is not an area of expertise of FEAFFA, the development of the training materials requires the services of a consultant whose technical area is curriculum development with a focus on HIV and health issues. The training materials, once developed will be presented to a team of HIV and AIDS experts and representatives of the EACFFPC Curriculum Implementation Committee (CIC) for validation and adoption before it is integrated into the existing curri

     

    Consultant deliverables

     

    The consultancy work shall involve the following:

     

    1.  Reviewing the East Africa customs and Freight Forwading Practicing Certificate (EACFFPC) curriculum to assess it coverage of HIV and AIDS and other health matters affecting individuals in the  customs clearing and freight forwarding industry

    2. Reviewing other relevant regional and international documents on HIV and AIDS and health to inform the development of the training materials.

    3. Developing draft training materials for integration into the existing EACFFPC curriiculum and training materials

    4. Presenting the draft  training materials to a team of HIV and AIDS and health experts and EACFFPC trainers and CIC members for validation and adoption

    5. Making the required adjustments to the draft training materials after the presentation and compiling the final documents

    6. Facilitating a regional Training of Trainers on using the adopted training materials during a regular management training. 

     

    Methodology

     

    The consultancy will involve reviewing existing literature on HIV and AIDS and health including national, regional and international protocols on HIV and AIDS, the EACFFPC curriculum and training materials among other documents.  The consultant will then draft the training materials, present the draft to the experts and curriculum implementation committee (CIC) for validation and adoption. Upon incorporating the experts’ inputs, the consultant will finalize and submit the final training materials for integration in the EACFFPC module on basic management.

     

    Reporting

     

    The consultant will report to the FEAFFA Secretariat.

     

    Time frames

     

    Date

     

    Activity

     

    1st June

    Discussion on the proposed approach

    2nd – 7th June

    Review of literature

    8th – 15th

    Drafting of the training materials on HIV and AIDS and health

    19th June

    Submission of draft of the draft training materials to FEAFFA

    Early July (1 day)

    Presentation of the draft training materials to the ‘experts’ and CIC for validation and adoption

    1 day

    Incorporate the experts’ and CIC inputs and compile the final training materials

     

    Note: Timelines to be reviewed in liaison with the consultant.

     

    The Consultant is expected to commence the assignment by 1st June 2017 to invest a maximum of 15 person-days to complete the assignment.

     

    Coordination

     

    The consultant will report to the FEAFFA Executive Director, John K. Mathenge. He/She will work closely with the FEAFFA Program Manager, Elias Rwamanyonyi Baluku. Contract management issues will be handled by the FEAFFA Accountant, Samuel Mbucho.

     

    Inputs

     

    The assignment is open to individuals with the following qualifications.

    • A minimum of a university degree in Public Health and other related fields
    • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience in consultancy
    • Evidence of having successfully facilitated development of curriculums and training materials for health programs
    • Understanding of the EAC customs clearing and freight forwarding industry
    • Previous USAID supported work experience will also be an added advantage

     

    How to apply

     

    All interested and suitable persons are requested to submit a copy of their updated CV to the federation through info@feaffa.com by 16th June 2017, 1300 hours East African Time.

     


    [1] EACFFPC is a mandatory six months training program for customs agents in the EAC region jointly implemented by FEAFFA affiliated National associations of customs agents and freight forwarders, the revenue authorities and the EAC secretariat. Possession of the EACFFPC certificate is a mandatory requirement for securing a customs agency license by all EAC revenue authorities. The EACFFPC is issued to students that pass the exams done at the end of the course. The training program has six modules including one on basic management which is expected to be enhanced by results of this assignment. There already existing training materials for all the modules.

     

    Deadline: 
    Friday, June 16, 2017