CARIBBEAN VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES COALITION
TERMS OF REFERENCE
CVC is a constituency-based regional advocacy coalition of diverse civil society actors, grouping over forty community leaders and non-governmental organizations working with populations especially vulnerable to HIV/AIDS that are often forgotten by treatment and health care programme. We provide a platform for policy dialogue and comprehensive, coordinated responses that address vulnerability, human rights, and sexual health. CVC has offices in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic with partners in the countries that we work.
CVC’s mission is to mobilize the voice, visibility and participation of the diverse groups to impact the regional HIV response and to create an enabling environment by which to end the conditions and consequences of marginalization. Specifically, CVC seeks to:
To advocate for and participate in regional responses to HIV and other social conditions based on human rights, programme effectiveness, and the reduction of vulnerability within a framework of evidence, social justice and sustainable health and development systems.
Current CVC Grants
CVC’s work is supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, MSM GF, RCNF and the MAC AIDS Fund. Activities under all grants support the organisation’s mission and vision and support actions to achieve health and human rights outcomes for key population as follows:
Purpose of Consultancy
CVC seeks the service of a Communication Consultant to develop and promote evidenced based advocacy and communication initiatives to support CVCs external and internal communication on its project/programmes outcomes, milestones and events including the GF grant.
The Global Fund Project
The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and its partners El Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN), The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGs), The Caribbean Sex Work Coalition (CSWC), The Caribbean Regional Network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (CRN+) and technical partners The Faculty of Law UWI Rights Advocacy Project (U-RAP), the UWI HIV&AIDS Response Program (UWI-HARP), and the United National Development Program (UNDP) as the Primary Recipient (PR) were successful in the submission of the regional grant to the Global Fund.
The grant will be implemented in Belize, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago primarily by CVC and Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti primarily by COIN. This project aims to reduce the spread of HIV across the Caribbean by focusing on its impact on key populations (KP's), including people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs, and young people belonging to any of these groups. By supporting activities that focus on reducing or removing the barriers of stigma, discrimination, and providing redress for rights breaches, the project will allow for the full integration of key populations into national HIV responses.
The main outputs of the project are:
1. Output 1: Improved legal and policy environments support delivery of and access to health and justice services for key populations
• Activity Result 1.1 Legal and policy environment assessment and law reform
• Activity Result 1.2 Legal aid services and legal literacy
• Activity Result 1.3 Community-based Monitoring of Legal rights
• Activity Result 1.4 Policy advocacy on legal rights
• Activity Result 1.5 Other-Protection for Human Rights defenders
2. Output 2: Increased capacity of health care workers to deliver stigma and discrimination free services in order to improve access to and retention in care for key populations
Activity Result 2.1 Scaling up support to health and community workers to improve access and retention in care
3. Output 3: Strengthening of Community systems and key population networks to use effective advocacy strategies to obtain social accountability mechanisms and scale-up of best practice interventions by national programmes.
• Activity Result 3.1 Social mobilization, building community linkages, collaboration and coordination
• Activity Result 3.2 Institutional capacity building, planning and leadership development
• Activity Result 3.3 Advocacy for social accountability
• Activity Result 3.4 Support GBV responses amongst Key Populations
CVC seeks the service of a Communication Consultant to develop and promote evidenced based advocacy and communication initiatives. The duties and responsibilities are as follows:
The communication consultant should:
The Consultant will report directly to the CVC Programme Coordinator
The Consultant is expected to possess the following experience, skills, and personal characteristics:
The Consultant will be contracted for an ten (10) months period starting March 2018 to December 31st 2018 with opportunity for renewal.
Interested individuals should submit the following documents:
Curriculum vitae highlighting specific /relevant experience
Supporting documents (previous communication and visibility strategies developed
Letters of recommendation from 2 previous contracting entities / employers
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com no later than February 15, 2018 at 4:30pm, Jamaica time
For further information contact:
Sannia Sutherland/Andrea Chin See
Phone (876) 631-7299
Only shortlisted persons will be contacted