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Consultancy assignment: HIV/AIDS consultancy

for UNICEF Regional Office in South Asia (ROSA), Kathmandu, Nepal

The UNICEF Regional Office in South Asia (ROSA) is currently engaging in an initiative that aims to broaden and inform national policy processes and increase awareness of what it takes to establish appropriate decentralization policy frameworks to reduce disparities in development outcomes, in South Asia.

We are urgently seeking highly qualified experts for analytical and technical support in the area of decentralization, with focus on HIV/AIDS.

The growing popularity of decentralization in the South Asia region is of particular interest to UNICEF ROSA, as it impacts access to and quality of services related to children. Experience to date indicates that whilst decentralized public goods and services may be an important element to sustained poverty reduction, they may not ľ in themselves ľ be sufficient in reducing disparities. As South Asia is home to the largest number of poor children in the world and has some of the highest levels of child malnutrition, and unequal access to health care including related HIV services, protection, education and sanitation, there is an urgent need to understand these linkages in order to inform public policy that accounts for and benefits the rights and welfare of all children.

The exact schedule of activities will be agreed with the consultant based on the proposal and research implementation work-plan. It is envisaged that the Terms of Reference will be completed by the end of 2011.

Please download the Terms of Reference (TOR) with details of the application process for HIV/AIDS.

The deadline for applications is 25 March 2011. For further information please contact rodede@unicef.org, and/or arossi@unicef.org, dpopic@unicef.org



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