Technical Consultant to Lead a Review of the Package of Services for Key Populations within Bhutan

Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children started our work in Vietnam in 1990, and implements programs in the key thematic areas: Education, Health and Nutrition, Child Protection, Child Rights and Governance, Child Poverty, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Emergency Response. At present, Vietnam Country Office has programs in 20 out of 63 provinces in Vietnam.

Save the Children in Vietnam continues to develop innovative programming that reflects the overall strategic goal of measurably improving the survival, health, protection and development of Vietnam’s poorest children by strengthening the capaScity of women and children, caring adults, communities and partner organizations.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

Child Safeguarding positioning statement:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

We are looking for an international candidate for:


In all the countries where the SKPA is being implemented, the country Sub Recipients (SRs) are implementing the program. A key activity in each country is to carry out the Review and Revision of Key Population Package of Services.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined the comprehensive package of services which should be available for key populations (including but not limited to: men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers, transgender people, and prisoners) these populations rarely have access to the full range of recommended services (WHO, 2016). Therefore, Save the Children seeks a technical consultant to lead a review of the package of services for key populations within Bhutan to:

The selected consultant will work with a project officer who are in charge of MEAL for the project and the Project Manager to accomplish the following key tasks:

  • Review the current package of services per key population as per the National Strategic Plan (NSP) and GF supported HIV projects and conduct a comparative analysis between the packages of services available and the comprehensive package of services outlined by UNAIDS and WHO guidelines (e.g., WHO Consolidated Guidelines for Key populations, Key population Implementation tools, guidance on PrEP, HIV Self-Testing, and Community-Based Screening, etc.);
  • Determine whether HIV service packages as designed in the national guidelines or programs supported by Global Fund (or other donors) are in line with international standards and guidelines, and are appropriate to epidemiological context, available, accessible;
  • Examine what is practically being provided at country-level and evaluate the service package in terms of intended target group coverage, reach and program quality;
  • Assess the feasibility, cost effectiveness and implementation options for the introduction or scale up of novel HIV interventions (including but not limited to PrEP, HIV Self-Testing, and Community-Based Screening) that are most likely to achieve 90/90/90 targets;
  • Examine the enabling environment and other factors (e.g., policy, funding, legal capacity to engage civil society and service delivery infrastructure and strategic information) facilitating or inhibiting the availability, accessibility, utility, and scalability of HIV intervention services (including but not limited to PrEP, HIV Self-testing, and Community Based Screening);
  • Identify and define specific roles and responsibilities of each of technical, implementing partners involved in the review and revision of KP Package of services;
  • Identify and review existing systems for Community Based Monitoring;
  • Identify the opportunities and barriers for the implementation of various service delivery options;
  • Develop recommendations to support the revision of national policies and guidelines to include comprehensive package of HIV services for key populations and to support the implementation of revisions, including but not limited to PrEP, HIV Self-Testing, and Community-Based Screening;
  • Develop recommendations for the identified policy and other barriers inhibiting KPs from uptake of HIV related services.

Following the review of the KP package of services, the consultant will develop a roadmap that will serve as a guide for revising and implementing the revised KP package of services and scale up to achieve 90/90/90 targets



  • Extensive experience in HIV programming and strategy development
  • Strong understanding of recent innovations in HIV programming including communitybased screening, PrEP and self-screening
  • Demonstrated experience in HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific, including through advocacy and capacity development and institutional strengthening for community organizations.
  • Experience in qualitative as well as quantitative methods and theory development
  • Demonstrated experience in working with key populations and civil society
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluating development programs
  • Demonstrated experience in writing succinct and clear evaluation report
  • Demonstrated experience in working collaboratively to resolve complex issues, including with stakeholders who may hold differing views and conflicting interests.
  • Strong ability to critically analyse information and proactively identify requirements and offer recommendations and solutions.At least 5 years experiences in conducting Monitoring and Evaluation research on development projects, especially on school health and nutrition (oral health care, WASH at school, nutrition at school…)


  • Technical experience in public health program management
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in international development, policy, management, public health, social sciences, communications or a similar field 

Application package:

  • Cover letter
  • CV of the consultant, highlighting the relevant essential qualification, skills and experience outlined in the selection criteria below
  • Sample of previous work relevant to the ToR
  • Estimated cost for the consultancy as per ToR

Please send your Application package to [email protected] to apply.

The closing date for application is 5pm on 13 October 2019. Applications will be treated in confidence. Due to the volume of applications we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted and CVs cannot be returned.

Save the Children is an equal opportunities employer. Our selection processes reflect our commitment to the protection of children from abuse, and our people are as diverse as the challenge we face. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of age, disability, HIV/AIDS status, race, national origin, religion, or sexual orientation.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Save the Children
Application Deadline: 
Sun, 2019-10-13