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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO CONDUCT A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TIMS II PROJECT

1.0 Background Information

The mining industry is an important source of employment in Southern Africa and attracts labour from...

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO CONDUCT A SITUATIONAL ANALYSIS FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TIMS II PROJECT

1.0 Background Information

The mining industry is an important source of employment in Southern Africa and attracts labour from within the country and across borders. The industry involves both large scale mining and artisanal and/or small scale mining done by locals. Miners are prone to lung diseases including TB due to prolonged exposure to silica dust; crowded living and working conditions with inadequate ventilation; high incidence of silicosis; and HIV/TB co-infection among others. Research shows that 89% of mineworkers have latent TB. One of the challenges in TB control is to provide real access to diagnostic services (increased case finding) and make sure patients are treated correctly and able to complete the whole treatment period.

Despite the country’s longstanding history of mining, inadequate mediations have been implemented in the mines to limit the spread of communicable diseases such as TB and HIV and provide continuity of care and compensation support for mineworkers, ex-mineworkers and their families. Instead, the industry has for many years conveyed occupational related illnesses such as TB, silicosis and public health burden such as HIV to the public sector. Even though the government and Civil Society Organisations have responded to this burden to a certain extent, a lot more needs to be done.

2.0 The Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP)

The Copperbelt Health Education Project (CHEP) is a National Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that has in the past 28 years carried out activities on the prevention of further spread of HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria. CHEP’s vision revolves around supporting the delivery of sustainable health education services that help improve lives. Its objectives include mobilising resources and providing timely grants to increase community uptake and use of HIV, TB and Malaria prevention, treatment, care and support; strengthening the capacity of partner organisations in order for them to effectively implement the HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria programmes; and strengthening organisational and programmatic capacity of CHEP to deliver quality programmes.

3.0 The CHEP/ACHAP TIMS II Project

In its initiative to support the national TB control programme, CHEP entered into partnership with ACHAP to implement the second phase of the Tuberculosis In the Mines for Southern Africa (TIMS II) Project in Kitwe and Solwezi Districts of Zambia following a Memorandum of Agreement signed on 25th July 2019. ACHAP will work with CHEP (Sub-Sub Recipient) for a period of eighteen (18) months, starting from 1st July 2019 – 31 December 2020. The goal of the project to provide TB care and prevention services and support the development of community responses and systems in order to contribute towards the reduction of TB burden in the mining sector among current miners, ex-miners and their families. The project seeks to:

  • Increase TB case finding among key populations in the mining sector in in Kitwe and Solwezi districts of Zambia;
  • Increase the proportion of key populations on TB treatment that complete their treatment;
  • Increase key populations with TB that are tested for HIV and enrolled for ART;
  • Increase access to information and education on TB prevention, care and treatment; and
  • Improve accountability of key institutions addressing TB, Silicosis and HIV in the mining sector.
    Increase TB case finding among key populations in the mining sector in in Kitwe and Solwezi districts of Zambia;Increase the proportion of key populations on TB treatment that complete their treatment;Increase key populations with TB that are tested for HIV and enrolled for ART;Increase access to information and education on TB prevention, care and treatment; andImprove accountability of key institutions addressing TB, Silicosis and HIV in the mining sector.

The project is not a replacement for the role of the NTCP, neither is it an independent activity, but an additional and complementary intervention to improve access and quality of service for miners, ex-miners and their families seeking TB diagnosis and treatment.

3.0 Call for Consultants to Conduct a Situational Analysis/Assessment

In view of the aforesaid, CHEP in partnership with ACHAP is looking for a Consultant to carry out a Situational Analysis/Assessment to establish the status quo concerning the access to TB, HIV, Silicosis and Compensation services for miners, ex-miners and their families as it presently obtains in Zambia.

3.1 Specific issues to be analysed

The situational Analysis endeavours to:

  • provide a rough but reliable estimate of population sizes of key populations in Kitwe and Solwezi districts of Zambia (estimates disaggregated by ages, sex and citizenship);
  • present the list of minerals currently being extracted in Zambia and their economic importance to the country’s economy, indicating the size of predominant mining activities (Large, Small, Artisanal) in each of the districts;
  • describe TB/HIV, Silicosis and compensation services presently in place to these populations in the two (2) districts;
  • Identify key players/service providers working in the TB/HIV, Silicosis and compensation space in Zambia and the coverage of these services and opportunities for collaboration; and
  • Identify gaps in current service packages and provide strategic pointers in order to close these gaps
    provide a rough but reliable estimate of population sizes of key populations in Kitwe and Solwezi districts of Zambia (estimates disaggregated by ages, sex and citizenship);present the list of minerals currently being extracted in Zambia and their economic importance to the country’s economy, indicating the size of predominant mining activities (Large, Small, Artisanal) in each of the districts;describe TB/HIV, Silicosis and compensation services presently in place to these populations in the two (2) districts;Identify key players/service providers working in the TB/HIV, Silicosis and compensation space in Zambia and the coverage of these services and opportunities for collaboration; andIdentify gaps in current service packages and provide strategic pointers in order to close these gaps

3.2 Methodology and Data Collection

The Consultant should decide in dialogue with CHEP staff on the methodology, data collection tools, project site cluster selection and target groups.

Literature Review – The Consultant will:

  • Conduct a wide literature review on relevant and current documents on the subject.
  • Produce a situation Analysis Report and submit it to CHEP.
    Conduct a wide literature review on relevant and current documents on the subject. Review the following documents provided by CHEP.National HIV/AIDS and TB Policy Guidelines National TB Strategic PlansCopperbelt and North Western Province Statistics on TB and HIV/AIDSCHEP Proposal to ACHAPTIMS II Training ToolkitCompensation CharterOccupational Health and Safety Guidelines and Strategic PlanGender and Human Rights PolicyProduce a situation Analysis Report and submit it to CHEP.

3.3 Time Frame

The Situation Analysis will have to be done within five (5) working days from the date of engagement.

3.4 Remuneration

The mode of payment to the Consultant will be divided in two disbursements. The first disbursement will be transferred to the respective accounts as soon as the contracts are signed and the second disbursement by the delivery of the final approved report.

4.0 Qualifications of the Consultant

The ideal candidate should possess an advanced degree in any of the following areas:

Public HealthHealth EconomicsMedical DemographyEpidemiologyMedical SociologyBiostatisticsSocial Work

Experience with programming for key populations, especially those living in and around mining areas is an added advantage.

If you meet any of the above requirements, you can send your application letter with an updated CV to the following address no later than 27th September 2019. Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified:

The CHEP Board of Directors

C/O The Executive Director

P.O Box 23567

Plot No. 8 Diamond Drive, Martindale,

KITWE.

Or Email

zibasiphiwe@gmail.com

lukundonalwambak@gmail.com

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