The South-Eastern Europe Regional TB and HIV Community Network (SEE RCN) anticipates implementation of the Regional Programme Sustainability of Services for Key Populations in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and led by the Alliance for Public Health from Ukraine.
To address the inadequacy of the HIV response across Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA), this regional grant has provided a streamlined set of approaches targeting key populations. The SEE RCN will implement a part of the regional project in five countries of South-Eastern Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The proposed goals of the Multicountry EECA Alliance for Public Health HIV grant include:
• Institutionalizing effective HIV response models and processes to strengthen the HIV care cascade in the EECA region.
• Removing barriers to services for key populations, thereby enabling quality health interventions based on human rights principles; and
• Budget advocacy for sustainable services for key populations in EECA.
Implementation of the anticipated programme will contribute to the sustainability of HIV response, improvement of respect of human rights of Key Affected Populations, implementation of the Fast Track initiative across the region and revision/development of policy documents required for the HIV response in countries of South-Eastern Europe.
In accordance with the Operating Procedures of the South-Eastern Europe Regional TB and HIV Community Network (SEE RCN), selection of sub-recipients shall be made using the Internal Sub-granting Procedures (section Sub-granting, subsection 1 “Internal sub-granting procedures”). Therefore, we are inviting our member Civil Society Organizations from five countries to express interest in implementing the national projects in their respective countries. Civil Society Organizations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia are invited to submit a Letter of Interest by January 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM CET. All applicants should have a track record of advocacy of services for key populations and people living with HIV and should have a strong link with the services and groups of key populations. The applicant organization is expected to have a strong record of transparency, partnerships, and good practice in management. Capacity to achieve policy results is critical for applicant’s success.
The Letter of Interest must contain information on previous experience of the organization in HIV response, implementation of the projects funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and other donors, experience of the organization in implementation of advocacy initiatives and development of national policy documents, organizational capacity (number of employees, annual turnover in last three years, audit reports and areas of expertise).
The Letter of Interest should be submitted to email address: email@example.com, no later than January 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM CET. Letters of Interest received after the deadline will not be considered. The Letter of Interest will be reviewed by the Steering Board of the Network.
After submission of Letter of Interest the SEE RCN Secretariat will provide the templates for development of required documents.
For any clarifications, please contact the SEE RCN Secretariat – email: firstname.lastname@example.org