Terms of Reference: Lead Writer/s for the Mpumalanga Provincial Implementation Plan for HIV, TB and STIs (2017 to 2022)
The National Strategic Plan on HIV, STIs and TB (NSP) is the strategic guide for the national response to HIV, STIs and TB in South Africa. This plan is developed for 5-year cycles with the current NSP coming to an end at the 31 March 2017. The NSP under current development will cover the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022. The focus of this brief is on development of the Provincial Implementation Plan (PIP) for Mpumalanga Province (MP) in line with the NSP 2017-2022.
Role of the Lead writer
The role of the lead writer is to work closely with the technical writing team, to participate in provincial consultations and to participate in working groups to fully understand the direction and intention of consultations where evidence will be reviewed and priorities identified within what the evidence shows. This will enable the lead writer to write the whole PIP document based on the input from the consultations, the technical writing team who will be capturing the evidence and the prioritization from consultations and the many different stakeholders that will be tasked with providing input.
The main deliverable is a timeously completed high quality Provincial Implementation Plan for HIV, TB and STIs (2017 to 2022) with all chapters according to the SANAC guidelines and further developed by the technical writing team after further consultation at provincial and district levels. The PIP has to be written in excellent English, with references as footnotes, all annexes labeled appropriately, must include an index, abbreviations list, executive summary and all relevant chapters (epi-analysis, thematic areas, Monitoring and Evaluation framework and plan, costing and finance section
This will include working with many stakeholders, attending and preparing for consultations, assisting with the development of presentations and communication pieces on progress, ongoing development and refinement of the PIP document.
Timelines and commitment:
- The NSP will be developed over a period from January to March 2017. It will be launched on World TB Day, 24 March 2017; and
- The level of effort expected is approximately 20 days.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 11:00
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