We’re looking for a young qualitative researcher who wants to dig deeper into all the discussions that took place during CrowdOutAIDS and present it to the delegates of UNAIDS’ highest decision-making body: The Programme Coordinating Board. You have what it takes? Read on…
Terms of Reference
Analysis of qualitative data for the 30th PCB thematic day – breakout session on “Young people and Combination Prevention”
UNAIDS is guided by a Programme Coordinating Board (PCB) with representatives from governments, the UNAIDS Cosponsors, and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including associations of people living with HIV. The PCB acts as the governing body on all issues concerning policy, strategy, finance, monitoring and evaluation of UNAIDS. The Board meets twice a year for three days. During the first two days programmatic issues are discussed. The third day aims to provide member states with information on key emerging themes in the AIDS response and to encourage discussion on a theme previously agreed by the PCB.
The Science for Action division, Evidence, Innovation and Policy department, is organizing the 30th Programme Coordinating Board meeting’s thematic day on Combination Prevention. One breakout session of the day is entitled “Young people and Combination Prevention” and will focus on young people’s access to reproductive and sexual health services and rights. As part of UNAIDS New Generational Leadership strategy, the session will include an update on the CrowdOutAIDS process and outcomes, as well as present the gathered data on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the CrowdOutAIDS Open Fourms.
The CrowdOutAIDS qualitative data set contains 35 reports from the online forums—one per week per region—roughly equivalent to 250 A4 pages of raw data, and 40 reports from the offline forums, organized into an excel database covering 67 A3 spreadsheets.
3 564 people from 79 countries signed up to the online forums. Volunteers hosted 40 offline forums across the world, 70% of which were in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1 595 people participated. One third of the offline forums included young people living with HIV and one fifth young people from key populations at higher risk, including sex workers, young men who have sex with men, and young people who inject drugs.
To ensure that the session on “Young people and Combination Prevention” is organized according to the principles outlined in the CrowdOutAIDS recommendations, the planning of it will be led by young people, who are members of the Inter Agency Task Team on HIV. In addition, young people having participated in CrowdOutAIDS will present its process, outcomes as well as data gathered during that process.
Scope of work
- Participate in the overall planning of the breakout session on “Young people and Combination Prevention”.
- Qualitative analysis of the CrowdOutAIDS Open Forum data with a focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and write a report on the findings.
- Present the report, the CrowdOutAIDS process and outcomes at the Thematic Session on the 7th of June, during the PCB meeting inGeneva,Switzerland.
- Report back on the 3 days PCB meeting to youth constituencies via the CrowdOutAIDS blog.
- Data analysed and 10 -15 pages report on findings written by May 20th.
- A presentation on the findings of the analysed data and CrowdOutAIDS.
- Presentation on findings of analysed data and the CrowdOutAIDS process and outcomes at the PCB thematic day, June 7th, 2012.
- Produce short reports for the CrowdOutAIDS blog on the 3 days PCB meeting.
It is anticipated that the successful bidder will have:
- Educational background in the social sciences or related fields.
- Good understanding of young people and sexual and reproductive health and HIV
- Experience in qualitative research and analysis.
- Participated in the online or offline CrowdOutAIDS process.
- A demonstrated ability to deliver on tight deadlines
- Experience in presenting to larger groups of people (50-100 people).
- Excellent English skills.
Duration of the assignment
The overall timeframe for the assignment will be from May 1 to June 10. The assignment is expected to take up to 10 full working days (80 hours).
- a CV
- a cover letter of no more than 500 words
- a written sample of a similar assignment
- a per day rate in USD
Young people from key populations at higher risk, including young people living with HIV are particularly encouraged to apply. The final selection of the applicant will be made by May 2, 2012.