The Government of Pakistan (GoP) has indicated its interest in working with the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), World Bank and other development partners in developing a program aimed at enhancing its efforts to control the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCM) is central to the Global Fund's commitment to local ownership and participatory decision-making. These country-level partnerships develop and submit grant proposals to the Global Fund based on priority needs at the national level. After grant approval, they oversee progress during implementation.
Furthermore, country-level partnerships that develop and submit grant proposals to the Global Fund, monitor their implementation, and coordinate with other donors and domestic programs. CCMs are intended to be multi-sectoral, involving broad representation from government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, community- and faith-based groups, private sector institutions, individuals living with HIV, TB or malaria, and bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Country Coordinating Mechanisms include representatives from both the public and private sectors, including governments, multilateral or bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, private businesses and people living with the diseases.
The objective of the Senior Project Officer is to manage and co-ordinate the overall working of the Country Co-ordinating Mechanism (CCM) in Pakistan. This involves a wide range of activities that pertain to the functioning of CCM.
Location and Duration of Services:
Senior Project Officer would be based at the CCM Secretariate, National TB Control Programme - Rawalpindi, and may require traveling. It is envisaged that the Senior Project Officer would be hired for a period of One Year starting from approximately July 1st, 2005 that is subject to extension.
General Terms of Reference:
The Senior Project Officer will work under the direction of the National Program Manager, National TB Control Program (NTP) and will carry out the following tasks in line with the role of the CCM and assist the Secretary CCM to:
To facilitate CCM members in monitoring and assessing the progress of various components of the GFATM grants.
Will work closely with PR staff to facilitate and supervise implementation of GFATM grants.
Will play a proactive role towards keeping the CCM members and other stakeholders of the policies and guidelines of the GFATM.
Play a lead role in co-ordination, documentation and timely dissemination of documents related to CCM meetings.
Assist the Program Managers in preparation of reports, proposals and other documents related to the program and/or its expansion or for application for accessing new grants.
Assist and promote coordination with organizations ensuring timely furnishing of necessary information for respective rounds. Identify key areas for project strengthening and possible expansion.
Coordinate the submission of one national proposal for funding.
COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES
In carrying out the services described above the Senior Project Officer will comply with GFATM guidelines, that currently exist and those that are developed during the life of the contract.