Re: Appointment of Consultant to support the 8 Global Fund Principal Recipients to improve the effectiveness of the Country Portfolio Reviews.

The Appointment of Consultant to support the 8 Global Fund Principal Recipients to improve the effectiveness of the Country Portfolio Reviews.

Background information

The overall goal of the Country Portfolio Reviews is to ensure that there in an effective accountability framework for the Global Fund (GF) supported program in South Africa.

The aim of the semi-annual Country Portfolio Review (CPR) is to review the performance and risks of the Global Fund supported program in South Africa. Review is intended to monitor the extent to which the Global Fund supported program is on track to deliver its strategic objectives and targets, identify actions required to address delays in program performance, implementation and absorption bottlenecks, identify implementation risks as well as good practices and inform prioritization of focus and resources.

The objective of the CPR is to maximise the quality, efficiency, outcomes and ultimately impact of the portfolio, including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing programmatic and financial performance of programs;
  • Identifying good practices as well as risks and bottlenecks and finding solutions;
  • Optimizing alignment and linkages with other programs.


The Principal Recipients (PRs) are expected to provide a holistic view on the implementation of interventions assigned to them, including programmatic and financial performance, as well as linkage thereof and analyse/explain inconsistencies if any.

Outcomes of the support provided to PRs

The local consultant should assist the PRs to prepare their presentations for the upcoming CPR meetings which should be based on detailed data analysis, focused on diagnosis of challenges and proposed evidence-based, data-supported solutions.

The consultant should assist the PRs to collect, code, analyse and present the following:

  • their site-level data, including various site level variables (entire cascade of services) and patient-specific tracking of outcomes where possible;
  • quality of services measures;
  • units of expenditure per programme output;
  • value-for-money (i.e. economy, efficiency, effectiveness);
  • main challenges and risks to program implementation,
  • proposed data-supported, evidence-based solutions.
  1. Qualifications and Skills required:
  • Relevant Post graduate qualification
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of HIV and TB epidemics in South Africa and the financing and costing thereof.
  • Previous experience in contributing to a team of finance and costing experts in the development of major financial and costing documents for SA e.g. Investment Case, Global Fund grant proposal etc.
  • Has previously provided support on finance and costing to numerous government departments (national and/or provinces) including DBE, DSD, NDOH.
  • Previous experience or contribution to the development of a costing and gap analysis for the South African National Strategic Plan for HIV, TB and STIs.
  • Experience in financial and programmatic analyses of HIV and/or TB programmes at a national and international level.
  • Experience in providing oversight of HIV and TB programmes.
  • In-depth knowledge of the current Global Fund grant and experience of working with the current GF Principal Recipients would be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience in contributing to the development of Global Fund Request for Funding in the new format that requires an increased emphasis on demonstrating outcomes and impact, would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure and still produce accurate high-quality documents
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate in English (written and verbal) at an advanced level.

 Quotation can be submitted by Hard Copies or Email to the following Address:

Attention: Ms Beullah Mthombeni

Physical Address:






Closing date: 26 February 2018

SANAC Trust Reserve the right to appoint a suitable qualified candidate/ a service provider and also reserve the rights to withdraw this request.

please download the bid document on the link below to apply:

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