Created on Friday, 26 Aug 2016 10:43:47


Co-Investigator Responsible for Field Work for the OECS Studies (Contract)

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) is hiring a consultant to support its Project Unit team to act as Co-Investigator Responsible for Field Work, to assist the Project Unit undertake Size Estimation Studies and an exploratory TB Prison Prevalence Study in the OECS that will be conducted in conjunction with the University of Alabama’s (UAB) Sparkman Centre for Global Health.The studies to be undertaken are detailed below:

  1. A Size Estimation Study in Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in Five OECS Countries, and GTM (Gay, Trans and other men who have sex with men) in Three OECS Countries.
  2. An Exploratory Tuberculosis Prevalence Study in Prisons in Antigua & Barbuda in the Eastern Caribbean 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Lead Researchers to conduct comprehensive literature reviews for the planned research projects.
  • Participate in regular planning meetings with CVC, University of Alabama, and country stakeholders to discuss the scope of the Study [and assist in getting country buy-in].
  • Support in the study design, methodology, data collection instruments, methods of recruitment and data collection, and analytic plan.
  • Lead on the training of local data collectors and oversee data collection in collaboration with local partners and with the assistance of the local Training and Fieldwork Coordinator.

Click here for a detailed TOR, Apply by Sept. 2, 2016



The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) is a regional coalition of community leaders and non-governmental organisations working at the frontlines of HIV and AIDS across the Caribbean.Since its founding CVC has worked with a number of international donors to implement and coordinate rights-based HIV prevention projects and to visibilise the adverse impact that systematic stigma and discrimination and rights violations have on the regional response to HIV. CVC works with community organisations, coalitions and social movements to develop model program interventions for vulnerabilized groups that highlight civil society contributions to the HIV and AIDS response and which can be scaled up by national programmes.

We are looking for a highly motivated M& E Officer with proven record of providing high quality technical support to community-led projects. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in a senior role with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and human rights issues; a strong experience of working on HIV and AIDS programs in the Caribbean; be a self-starter with excellent follow-through skills and experience of working independently and within a multi-cultural team. This individual will join CVC Project Unit, a regional team with expertise in public health, human rights, community organising, monitoring and evaluation, and HIV and AIDS. The Officer will be responsible for supporting CVC projects across the Caribbean. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update our M&E system/strategy including practical tools which can be used to monitor the CVC strategic and operational plans as well as projects being currently implemented
  • Developing yearly M&E work plans for CVC incorporating all programme and project activities with clear indication of outputs and measurable indicators
  • Organizing and conducting training for staff of CVC on M&E system and systematic data collection
  • Reporting monthly, quarterly and half-yearly on progress of all programme and project activities to the Executive Director and CVC Board and assisting in the development of CVC’s annual report to its membership

Click here for a detailed TOR, Apply by Sept. 2, 2016


Consultant to Conduct a Legal Environment Assessment  in Belize

An assessment of a country’s national legal and regulatory framework is an important step in strengthening a country’s response to HIV and AIDS. The primary aim of a legal and regulatory assessment is to identify and review HIV, health and any other related laws, regulations and policies and practices to identify which laws, policies and practices are relevant and have an impact in the national response to HIV. A range of laws (not just health laws) are implicated because HIV is not just a health/medical issue, but also a phenomenon that requires deep inquiry into structural factors of inequality, power, personal and social dynamics. 

The Legal Environment Assessment aims to determine how laws, policies and practices are implemented in the country in order to determine the extent to which the legal framework protects rights and promotes an enabling environment for the national response to HIV, including access to HIV-related services. It also aims to identify how these laws, policies and practices affect people living with and/or affected by HIV.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct the LEA as per the guidance
  • Complete a desk review assessment of the legal environment
  • Carry out interviews with key stakeholders and
  • Draft the report and present it to the NAC and UNDP

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