Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA)
Eoi Number C-05 : GWL-INA/SCI – APTN KPRA
Issuance Date: 26 November 2018
For: Call For National FGD and KII Consultant
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS
Asia is home to perhaps 60% of the world’s trans population, and despite this, relatively little primary research data exists in regard to factors impacting trans people’s access to HIV and other healthcare. Much of the available literature is in the form of UN agency and NGO reports that rely heavily on meetings with activists, and case reports. Even with nearly 10-years of Global Fund involvement and support for HIV and TB, very little information exists on how the transgender community accesses prevention and treatment services. In most cases, transgender women are considered under the men who have sex with men (MSM) or sex workers risk group.
In 2012, UNAIDS listed Indonesia as one of the nine countries in Asia and the Pacific where the number of HIV infections continues to rise (approximately 67,000 new infections per year). In 2013, it was estimated that 640,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia (representing 1.8% of the global HIV burden). The HIV burden in most provinces is concentrated in “most at risk” populations and is generalized in Papua and West Papua provinces. In 2014, the HIV prevalence rate was estimated at 0.41% among people aged 15-49 years and ranged from 0.1% or less to over 3% between provinces. Approximately 41,000 people received antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2014, covering only 33% of those eligible for treatment. A 2014 survey showed poor retention on ART (67%).
GWL-INA Network, the Gay, Transgender and Male Sex Men formed Network of Indonesia was formed on February 4, 2007 to respond the needs of community- based organizations of gay and Waria (Indonesian term for transgender women) to strengthen the network and undertake advocacy work to increase the HIV response for Gay, Waria (Transwomen) and other men who have sex with men (GWL). In addition, GWL-INA also aspire to increase the capacity of its members to be actively involved in the HIV response for GWL communities and individuals to realize a healthy and prosperous without stigma and discrimination by health and welfare approaches as well as sexual and reproductive rights.
The Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) project, Key Population Research and Advocacy (KPRA) project, is funded through a Global Fund regional grant awarded to Save the Children, Nepal. The KPRA is multi-country, multi-phase, and mixed-methods research study, examining barriers to HIV and other healthcare access in a four countries— including Indonesia. The research will take place over the next two months and will involve Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Community-based Survey.
Scope of Work and Tasks:
- Help the Community Team Research Leader to organize and facilitate each of the FGD activity
- Responsible to organize and facilitate Key Informant Interview (KII) activity
- Record the discussion
- Write a brief summary of the overall dynamics in the FGD immedietly afterwards
- Write the National report
Time Scheduling :
From 10 December 2018 until 31 January 2018
- Minimum of 3 years relevant research experience in community-based health and in the field of HIV/AIDS
- A minimum of master degree in public health and or related field
- A proven track record in research writing, including but not limited to at least two publication on peer review journal with impact factors greater than 2 by application. The publication should be attached in the application while applying for this task.
- Strong knowhow technical writing and very good command of writing English. The applicant has to be able to share two full research write-up work conducted within past 5 years (to be attached with applicant)
- Able to work long hours and with people from different socio-cultural background.
How to Apply :
- Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and CV ( no later than 07 December 2018, at 12.00 pm )
- Send to : firstname.lastname@example.org, cc to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please Indicate “ National FGD and KII Consultant” in the subject of email
- Transgender Person are highly encouraged to apply
- Only Shortlisted candidates will be notified