Ageing with HIV – The Glasgow Manifesto: Call for Country Focal Points in France and Spain

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  • Apply by 14 July 2024

About the project

The project aims at building a transnational understanding of the unmet needs of people ageing with HIV and ways to address them. It strives to enhance the inclusion of older and ageing people living with HIV in policy discussions. It seeks to foster consensus about the measures to be taken at healthcare systems and providers levels. The project will examine whether existing policies and programmes are in line with the recommendations contained in the Glasgow Manifesto. Moreover, it will document good practices and innovative interventions. The project will also identify potential gaps in knowledge that would require further research. The project will then develop follow-up plans for change in close consultations with stakeholders.

 

About the consultancy

EATG is recruiting 2 additional country focal points, respectively in France and Spain to join the research team (countries already selected: Georgia, Italy, Portugal, Romania, and Turkey). The consultant will collect and review national policies and their implementation addressing the needs of people ageing with HIV at the national level.

All country focal points will:

  1. Identify and collect relevant national policies and their implementation addressing the needs of people ageing with HIV with a focus on stigma, mental health, ageism, and prevention, management and treatment of comorbidities and other age-related health conditions.
  2. Draft a country report.
  3. Draft local action plans in consultation with local stakeholders.
  4. Organise local stakeholders’ meetings to discuss research findings and national action plans at the local level.

A selected number of countries will be selected by the lead researcher in discussion with the country-focal points, and Quality of Life (QoL) Programme staff and EATG members to organise the local stakeholders’ meetings. 3 country focal points will be involved in this part of the project.

 

Research Team

The country focal points are part of a research team led by a lead researcher. They will collaborate closely to ensure alignment with project objectives and methodologies via emails and by attending ad hoc meetings.

The lead researcher will be providing training on research and data collection methods to the team.

 

Expected Tasks and Timeline  

A. Indicative list of tasks B. Timeline C. Payment
Attend coordination meetings with lead researcherJuly 2024 – October 20252.400 EUR (VAT and other taxes included)
Attend country focal points training by lead researcherJuly 2024 – August 2024
Collection and report of national policies and their implementationJuly 2024 – September 2024
Review and support to lead researcher on report of preliminary findings and abstract writingAugust 2024 – September 2024
 Draft an advocacy toolkitSeptember 2025 – October 2025
Organise meetings with local stakeholders to share and discuss research findings and advocacy planning*January 2025 – November 20251.600 EUR (VAT and other taxes included)

 

*Only applicable for consultants in the country selected for a local stakeholder meeting (This will be discussed during the project implementation).

 

The work is planned between July 2024 and November 2025. A detailed timeframe will be agreed with the consultants upon confirmation. The research findings will be presented at the HIV Drugs Glasgow Therapy Conference in November 2024.

 

The consultants will work closely with the QoL Team (Project Coordinator, Programme Manager, Programme Chair) and may need to take part in internal calls on an ad hoc basis regarding planning and implementation of the work.

 

The QoL Team will work with the consultants to ensure tasks and deliverables are in-line with pre-defined timing and quality requirements.

 

The QoL Team will help to facilitate communications with the country focal points consultants and other relevant actors involved.

 

Criteria and Expected Methodology

Essential:

  • Ability to collect and analyse policy documents.
  • Competency in oral and written English and in the local language of the country researched.
  • Collaborative skills and ability to work and engage with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of inclusive and community friendly language.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Immediate availability to work on the data collection. Please kindly specify it in the application.

Desirable:

  • Background and/or experience in social research, human sciences and advocacy.
  • Familiarity with the Glasgow Manifesto, iCOPe HIV and ageing with HIV.
  • Familiarity with EATG work in the field (e.g. Ageing with HIV and the Glasgow Manifesto by the International Coalition of Older People with HIV).

 

Payment

The overall maximum amount available is 2.400 EUR (VAT included), equivalent to six days of work for tasks a-c mentioned above. The overall maximum amount available is 1.600 EUR (VAT included), equivalent to 4 days of work for task d (local stakeholders’ meetings).

 

The appointed consultant will be compensated upon completion of tasks and delivery of the deliverables as described above. The compensation of deliverables will be proceeded after a quality assessment in consultation with the Quality of Life Programme Manager. Tasks not delivered or not reaching the expected outcomes will not be compensated.

 

Selection Process

The selection will be made by the EATG Quality of Life Team, based on the submitted applications and the degree to which they fulfil eligibility criteria.

 

How to apply

If you are interested in the position, please send your application to by 14 July 2024 (23:59 CEST).

In the subject line of your email, it should read: Ageing with HIV + Last name First Name

Your proposal should include:

 

  • CV highlighting relevant experience (in PDF).
  • A brief motivation letter brief describing your experience of similar tasks and motivation.
  • 2 samples of your own writing in English.

 

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