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Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.
For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.
Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.
Project Overview and Role
Position Title: Senior Long-term Consultant, HIV Financing (Nepal)
Palladium develops and delivers solutions that create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations and non-profit organisations. We create positive impact through more than 100 current projects with more than 2000 employees operating in over 90 countries.
Palladium implements the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health (MNH) at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners' capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.
The Government of Nepal (GoN) and its technical partners are working together to implement a long-term vision for the sustainability of the country's HIV program. On the element of financing for this program, sustainability would include (a) increased resources for commodity procurement at the national level based on the agreed targets for antiretroviral therapy and other interventions are secured, with a plan for further increase and continuation; (b) executing a long-term plan for including provincial and local governments in Nepal in the HIV response as significant funders, with resources allocated in their budgets towards new, more effective interventions, potentially as a package; and (c) improved use of cost and expenditure data at all levels of GoN to increase evidence-based decision-making, especially as the country attempts to achieve the global 90-90-90 targets in the country. USAID Nepal has requested the Health Policy Plus (HP+) project to provide support to the GoN institutions involved in the HIV response in fostering this vision of sustainability. Funds for this technical support activity are being allocated from the USAID-led and PEPFAR-funded Sustainable Financing Initiative (SFI) for the period April 2019 - March 2020. USAID has identified the need for updated cost-related information usable by Nepalese policymakers, linked to new information on appropriate HIV interventions for case identification, linkage, and for improving ART outcomes. In addition, USAID has highlighted a need for support to the national, provincial and local governments to increase and sustain budgetary allocations to HIV.
The consultant will hold weekly remote meetings with HP+ technical staff based in Washington, DC, to successfully complete these tasks.