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technical support facility for eastern europe central asia organising an effective hiv/aids response is a complex effort requiring accurate region-specific planning diverse specialist input and a huge mobilisation of resources through a comprehensive network of consultants the technical support facility tsf provides assistance in all areas of programming for 25 countries of eastern europe and central asia the joint united nations aids programme on hiv/aids unaids supports the tsf as part of its global strategy for tackling the epidemic under the co-management of aids foundation east-west afew and the international planned parenthood federation european network ippf en the tsf builds the region s capacity to respond effectively to hiv/aids it does this by providing a quality assured pool of consultants equipping projects with resource management tools and setting international standards of monitoring evaluation and accountability how can the tsf assist your project all hiv/aids projects from small-scale initiatives run by local community groups to major national programmes can benefit from the tsf s services to resolve practical issues at all stages of implementation from planning to evaluation including strategic operational and budget planning development of proposals communications campaigns media information education communication iec and social marketing crisis management quality management sexual and reproductive health and rights srhr monitoring and evaluation financial management procurement partnership development support on a wide range of thematic areas and groups such as people living with hiv linkages between sexual and reproductive health and hiv women and young people men who have sex with men sex workers injecting drug users and migrant populations.
advantages of working with the tsf a `one stop shop the tsf offers one point of contact for recruitment and service procurement ensuring that clients needs are met throughout the course of an assignment from developing terms of reference to the point of sign-off quality assurance tsf consultants pass through a strict quality control system that verifies their experience skills and references before admitting them to the database expectation management when matching a consultant to a project tsf staff aim to ensure a clear understanding on both sides of requirements and expectations non-stop support once a consultant has been matched up to a project tsf staff maintain regular contact with both consultant and client to monitor performance and smooth over any difficulties that may arise outcomes of assignments are evaluated and feedback solicited from clients and consultants to facilitate continuous improvement in service cost efficiency the pricing of services is controlled to be realistic and competitive for the speciality type and local market long-term sustainability a core principal of the tsf is to build national and regional capacity to effectively respond to hiv and aids the tsf has a strong commitment to foster the professional development of the consultants and staff it works with whose skills and knowledge will sustain activities locally in the future and ultimately be passed on to others.
the tsf partnership the tsf for eastern europe and central asia operates from headquarters in moscow and three regional offices in georgia kazakhstan and romania under the management of afew and ippf en the tsf co-managers have extensive experience in implementing healthcare development projects and lead the way in promoting best practice in the region about afew aids foundation east-west afew is a dutch non-governmental public health organisation working in eastern europe and central asia eeca to reduce the impact of hiv among vulnerable populations founded in the netherlands and launched on 1 december 2001 afew is considered an international authority in the field of hiv prevention treatment care and support for people living with hiv plhiv in eeca a part of the world that is still largely ignored by major international aid organisations afew is the only non-governmental organisation operating in eeca that was specifically created to address hiv in the region and advocates to make the epidemic a priority in the social and political discourse and to stimulate prompt and appropriate action for more information visit www.afew.org about ippf en registered as an international ngo the international planned parenthood federation european network ippf en is one of 6 regions of the international planned parenthood federation which is the strongest global voice safeguarding sexual and reproductive health and rights srhr for people everywhere worldwide ippf has member associations in over 150 countries ippf en regional office is located in brussels the european network includes 40 member associations throughout europe and central asia ippf en works to advance the basic human rights of all people to make free and informed choices in their sexual and reproductive lives to fight for the accessibility to high quality information education and health services regarding sexuality and sexual identities conception contraception safe abortion and sexually transmitted infections including hiv/aids for more information visit www.ippfen.org the tsf project is funded by:
contact us both technical experts and clients may contact the technical support facility for more information and advice we are now recruiting for motivated high-quality consultants to join the database of the technical support facility please send your cv at least two professional references and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining the network to anke van dam director of operations programmes aids foundation east-west afew herengracht 208 1016 bs amsterdam the netherlands tel 31 20 6381718 fax +31 20 330 5560 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org lena luyckfasseel programme manager ippf en 146 rue royale b-1000 brussels belgium tel +32 2 250 0950 fax +32 2 250 0969 e-mail email@example.com