ACT NOW: END AIDS (ANEA) is a national coalition of community-based organizations, health departments, national policy partners, and activists committed to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. This consultancy will be contracted by Treatment Action Group (TAG), a co-founder and member of the ANEA coalition.
TAG is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus. At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well as valuing a diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.
Projected start and end date: August 2020 – February 2021. The total available funds for the project is $18,000.
Overall project goal:
The Ending the Epidemic University Train the Trainer (EtE U) program will focus on state-level advocacy priorities critical to driving success in attaining goals and objectives for local, state, and national efforts to end the HIV epidemic. The partner will assist EtE technical assistance (TA) and training as well as create materials that will enhance the field’s understanding of key policy issues impacting success across the identified EtE University jurisdictions. EtE U jurisdictions will be multi-state sites identified by the ANEA Coalition and the EtE U partner organization.
Deliverables and Milestones:
- Take part in an initial kickoff meeting with other providers of EtE TA to help generate ideas for the development of a joint curriculum, meeting structure, and list of target participants.
- Utilizing existing materials of TA partners and ANEA’s existing documents (the 2018 Roadmap, 2020 Executive Summary, and EtE modules) the partner organization will draft a 4-hour training program that can be updated based on the unique needs of EtE U jurisdictions.
- Milestone 1: Partner will share drafted EtE U program materials with TAG/ANEA relevant committees and incorporate the feedback received.
- With the support of the ANEA, the partner will recruit and confirm the participation of EtE co-presenters
- Milestone 2: Partner will work with ANEA committees to identify 3 different regions/jurisdictions to focus on for the EtE U training, tailor content for each geographic area, and assist in convening attendees.
- The partner will share tailored program/materials for each training session and potential participant lists at least 4 weeks before training dates with co-presenters and ANEA.
- The partner will update jurisdiction-specific training materials based on ANEA feedback before each training session is executed and help confirm participants.
- The partner will help tailor the EtE U evaluation surveys developed.
- Milestone 3: The partner organization will identify a staff member to co-facilitate 3 EtE U training sessions with key ANEA members and TA co-presenters.
- The staff member will set up training debriefs between facilitators and key ANEA members no later than a week after each training session to discuss feedback gathered through the end-of-session surveys.
- Milestone 4: The partner will create one-page policy briefs for each EtE U jurisdiction based on information gathered/provided at each training session.
- The policy briefs will be shared with ANEA and TAG for edits and updated by the partner.
- The partner will submit final policy briefs no later than a month after each training.
Desired Organizational Competencies:
- Capacity to convene key community and health department leadership for EtE U training in priority jurisdictions.
- Internal leadership that reflects the Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV( MIPA) principles.
- Strong familiarity with the Ending the Epidemic (EHE) federal Initiative.
- Demonstrated leadership working with the communities most impacted by HIV: Black, Latinx, Transgender, Gay, and Bisexual and individuals who use drugs and/or engage in sex work.
- Experience with capacity building or training for local leaders including health departments
- Familiarity with the challenges and successes of community-based and government EHE/EtE plans.
- Distinguished collaborator across the HIV and social change workforce.
How to Apply:
Applications can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, “EtE University.” Applications are due by July 9th, 2021; applications received earlier will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Download the application form here
Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experience with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.