The Regional Coordinating Mechanism from ten countries in Southern Africa comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe is coordinating the development of a concept note for the Regional TB in the Mining Sector Programme to be submitted to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. It is envisaged that the concept note will culminate into a 3-year programme which will contribute to the achievement of the goal of the SADC Declaration on TB in the Mining Sector: “to move towards zero infections, zero stigma and discrimination, and zero deaths resulting from TB, HIV and Silicosis and other occupational respiratory diseases”.
The programme’s objectives are to:
- Implement active TB case finding through universal screening and testing of mineworkers and among ex-mineworkers, their families and communities in labour sending areas and around mines
- Establish a system for ensuring continuity of TB, HIV and silicosis treatment and care for mineworkers, communities around the mines and in labour sending areas through cross-border referral and linkage to national TB programmes
- Ensure adequate knowledge and awareness of TB, HIV, silicosis and other diseases and ensure the availability of services among current and ex-mineworkers, their families and communities around the mines and in labour sending areas
- Institute an effective system for coordinating a regional, multi-country and multi-sector approach to addressing the regional dimensions of TB in the mining sector
- Provide an evidence base for informed policy development on prevention and management of TB, silicosis and HIV associated with expansion of extractive industries.
Organisations with relevant experience and capacity are invited to apply to serve as the Principal Recipient for this programme. Eligible organisations should demonstrate the relevant track record and have adequate systems and capacity in the following areas:
- Effective management structures appropriate and sufficient for a regional programme
- Effective grant management including management of sub-recipients
- Capacity building of grant sub-recipients
- Accurate and effective financial management systems
- Procurement and supply management system with capabilities to monitor product and service quality
- Monitoring of programme performance especially at a regional scale
- Experience of working in the health sector and expertise in Tuberculosis or communicable disease programming.
Interested organisations should request the application form from Dr Patrick Osewe (email@example.com) and Ms Erika Odendaal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The technical and financial proposals should be submitted on or before 17.00 on 5 December 2014.
Applications submitted late will not be considered.
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