E-DRUG: Consultancy opportunity with WHO HIV department
Dear colleagues and E-druggers
I am writing to draw your attention to a consultancy opportunity with the World
Health Organization to Development of HIV diagnostic forecasting model and
production of global demand forecasts for HIV diagnostics in low and middle
income countries till 2022.
The purpose of this APW is to produce the global and regional demand forecasts
of HIV diagnostics and the linkage of the model to spectrum. These forecasts
will cover RDTs, EID, CD4 and VL tests. A technical working group meeting is
scheduled in Washington and will be hosted by US Global Health Supply Chain
Management (US GHSCM). Partner organizations will share data and agree on
assumptions, forecasting scenarios and time-period. For consensus building,
there will be a discussion of preliminary scenarios, assumptions and results
that will be drafted to prepare for the manufacturers meeting that will be
organized by WHO in Geneva.
Description of tasks:
Under this agreement for performance of work, the incumbent will conduct
the following tasks:
1. Develop the diagnostic Forecasting Model and projection methods,
assumptions and scenarios using data from the 2018-2022 ARV forecasts, the
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 WHO surveys on diagnostic use, CHAI
diagnostic forecasts, diagnostic procurement data collected by EMP/PQT, GPRM
and quantification and forecast data from SCMS, Global Fund, South Africa and
other members of the TWG;
2. adjust the above forecasts to updated information from the WHO/UNAIDS
epidemiological data and projections developed in the context of the 90 - 90 –
3. contribute with epidemiological and statistical inputs to the
forecasting model of the demand for CD4, VL, EID tests and RDTs for the period
4. produce global demand forecasts of CD4, VL, EID tests and RDTs for the
period of 2018-2022;
5. participate in the forecasting working group to discuss the
preliminary results in the Technical Working Group meeting which will be
hosted by US Global Health Supply Chain Management (US GHSCM);
6. update the report and revise the model with comments and most
recent data received from the members of the Technical Working Group, in
particular quantification data from SCMS & US Global Health Supply Chain
Management (US GHSCM), Global Fund and other members of the TWG;
7. produce revised global demand forecasts for CD4, VL, EID tests and
RDTs for the period of 2018-2022;
8. Present pre-final results at the meeting with diagnostic
manufacturers and stakeholders; and
9. Finalize the report describing the methods, data, scenarios,
assumptions and results.
10. Link the forecasting model to spectrum
Deliverables and due dates:
Deliverable task 1 : PowerPoint Presentations at the working group meeting:
preliminary results discussed in Washington with the TWG.
Deliverable task 2: Draft diagnostic Forecasting Model: scenario,
assumptions and preliminary results for review.
Deliverable task 3: PowerPoint Presentations at the annual consultation with
diagnostic manufacturers: consensus results and models presented to
manufacturers and partners,
Deliverable task 4: Final report on global and regional forecasts of CD4, VL,
EID tests and RDTs demand in low and middle income countries.
Deliverable task 5: Diagnostic Forecasting Model linked to the Spectrum model
to be tested in countries.
The deadline for applications is Friday 08 May 2018. Only those candidates
under serious consideration will be contacted after this date.
Applicants are requested to submit (1) a cover letter or email detailing
availability and a daily fee, (2) a 'sum'
Should you have any questions about this opportunity please do not hesitate to
make contact Mr Boniface Dongmo Nguimfack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Boniface Dongmo Nguimfack
Clearing House Manager
DONGMO NGUIMFACK, Boniface <email@example.com>