1. Organisational Context
Hivos Southern Africa Hub, aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet. Hivos has a long track record of being creative and innovative. As such Hivos signed an agreement as the Principal Recipient (PR) of this three year programme which commenced in January 2016. The PR’s responsibility is to manage the Global Fund grant and ensure that the grant objectives are achieved. Hivos intends to hire a team of consultancy to carry out an end-term evaluation of the Key Populations Representation Evidence Advocacy for Change in Health (KP REACH) programme whose implementation ends on 31 December 2018.
1.1 Background of the KP REACH Programme
KP REACH is supporting work in eight countries which account for 81% of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia. Despite these countries’ achievements in reducing AIDS-related deaths in the past decade and an overall decline in most countries, new infections in key populations continue to increase. UNAIDS notes that in sub-Saharan Africa overall, KPs account for more than 21% of new infections, and HIV prevalence among these populations is often extremely high. UNAIDS also notes that there is credible and consistent evidence that when HIV related services are provided to KPs free of stigma and discrimination, new HIV infections decline significantly. Seven partners (AMSHeR, ASWA, CAL, Gender DynamiX/SATF), Positive Vibes, SAfAIDS and M&C Saatchi World Services) are involved in the implementation of the programme
KP REACH aims to bend the HIV curve in the targeted eight countries (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and address the above-mentioned gaps. A strengthened response from regional networks to share strategies, leverage progress in other contexts, and empower national organizations is a required and necessary component in CSS to enhance human rights and advocate effectively at both regional and national levels for improved provision of health and HIV services to key populations.