Project Reference: QMZ-H-APTN-1-SKPA-01
Application Deadline: 15 October 2019 (Extended)
Position Title: Project Coordinator (SKPA)
Location: Home-based (preferably based in Bangkok, Thailand or from Asia region)
Organization: Asia Pacific Transgender Network Foundation (APTN)
Language Required: English
Length of Contract: 30 days
Contract Duration: 7 October 2019 to 31 December 2019
Background of the Project:
The Asia and Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) was launched in 2009, with transgender people from various Asia and the Pacific countries coming together to champion the health, legal and social rights of trans people. Over the years, APTN has worked to build relationships with trans communities, organisations, governments, healthcare providers and other key stakeholders throughout the region. APTN’s work, reports and publications have helped guide social policy reform and human rights advances for trans people in many countries in the region. APTN is a leader in advocating for the health and rights of trans and gender diverse people throughout Asia and the Pacific.
In July 2019, APTN has been engaged as a regional sub-recipient (SR) for the Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia Program (SKPA Program) which aims to promote sustainable services for key populations at scale to stop HIV transmission and AIDS-related deaths by 2030. The countries included are Bhutan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste. The grant is funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and managed by the Australian Federation of AIDS Organizations (AFAO), as principal recipient (PR).
The SKPA program seeks to identify barriers to scale-up and implement targeted actions to address those barriers across the thematic areas of financing, strategic information, service delivery, community system strengthening and enabling environments. APTN’s component is to provide technical assistance to country SRs and national networks of transgender people for service re-design in developing or upscaling trans-competent and trans-responsive HIV service delivery, as well as trans health / gender-affirming services. In Year 1 (2019), APTN will be focused on providing technical assistance to Sri Lanka sub-recipient (SR) in conducting a capacity bulding on transgender health and HIV, conduct focus group discussions (FGDs), and develop recommended strategies for piloting a trans health program and service provision (including HIV, gender-affirming, and general health services) for trans people in the country.
Thus, APTN is looking for a Project Coordinator to manage and coordinate the SKPA project, especially in Sri Lanka, to be engaged for 30 working days within October 7, 2019 to December 31, 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant:
The Project Coordinator will work closely with APTN implementation team, focal person of the country SRs and national transgender networks, and PR-AFAO’s Country Lead. The Consultant will be supervised by APTN’s Executive Director (based in Bangkok). This is a home-based position (within Asia region) and is expected to accommodate Bangkok, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka time zones in their role.
The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include:
- In consultation with APTN and its technical partners / advisors, develop a selection criteria and process for participants of the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV.
- Develop or adapt a regional transgender health training module, agenda and other relevant tools/documents for the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV.
- Update APTN’s trans health mapping tool to be rolled-out by country SRs and/or national transgender networks in their respective countries.
- Update and adapt APTN-KPRA’s focus group discussion (FGD) tool and methodology, ready for local language translation and roll-out in Sri Lanka.
- Coordinate with focal persons of the country SR and national transgender network in Sri Lanka, for initial scoping and assessment, and consultative meetings with relevant partners and stakeholders for the conduct of the FGDs and plans for developing and piloting a trans health program. Develop a brief internal scoping and assessment report. Travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka maybe required.
- Together with APTN implementation team, conduct and facilitate the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV in Bangkok, Thailand. Travel to Bangkok, Thailand is required.
- Provide technical assistance to country SR and national transgender network in Sri Lanka, in conducting FGDs with three different transgender groups. Travel to Colombo, Sri Lanka is required.
- Analyse the data gathered from the FGDs, and develop a first full draft FGD report.
- Revise and incorporate feedback from reviewers on the FGD report, and develop a second full draft and final FGD report, with clear recommendations for transgender health program pilot implementation in Sri Lanka.
- Participate in virtual coordination meetings with APTN implementation team, country SRs, national transgender network, and PR-AFAO’s Country Lead, as needed.
|1||Develop a selection criteria and process for participants of the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV||October 7-11, 2019|
|2||Develop or adapt a regional transgender health training module, agenda and other relevant tools/documents for the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV||October 7-31, 2019|
|3||Update APTN’s trans health mapping tool to be rolled-out by country SRs and/or national transgender networks in their respective countries.||October 7-31, 2019|
|4||Update and adapt APTN-KPRA’s focus group discussion (FGD) tool and methodology, ready for local language translation and roll-out in Sri Lanka||October 7-31, 2019|
|5||Develop a brief internal scoping and assessment report based on the visit and consultative meetings in Colombo, Sri Lanka||October 16-31, 2019|
|6||Conduct and facilitate the Regional Capacity Building on Transgender Health and HIV in Bangkok, Thailand||Tentative: November 11-14, 2019|
|7||Conduct FGDs with three different transgender groups in Sri Lanka||November 18-29, 2019|
|8||Analyse the data gathered from the FGDs, and develop a first full draft FGD report.||December 1-15, 2019|
|9||Revise and incorporate feedback from reviewers on the FGD report, and develop a second full draft and final FGD report, with clear recommendations for transgender health program pilot implementation in Sri Lanka||December 21-31, 2019|
|Required Skills and Qualifications of the position:|
Bachelor/Master’s degree in public health, social sciences, development studies, or a related discipline;At least 5 years of relevant experience in developing training modules and tools, and facilitating workshops related to transgender health, HIV, and rights-based health service delivery;Substantive hands-on experience in doing field research (i.e. focus group discussions), data analysis and report writing;In depth knowledge of regional transgender issues, HIV, health and wellbeing, and human rights;Previous experience working with community-based organisations, civil society organisations, government and development agencies;Strong project management and coordination skills;Proficiency in oral and written English is required, and competency in a second regional language is a plus;Must be fit for travel to Thailand and Sri Lanka, as needed.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter (with proposed daily rate in US Dollars), and sample written work or publication to email@example.com with subject header “Application for Project Coordinator (SKPA)” by 30 September 2019 (Monday). Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and contacted for an interview. This position is for immediate hiring to start on 7 October 2019.
Transgender and gender diverse people from Asia-Pacific region are highly encouraged to apply.