Thursday, September 20, 2012


Joint UN Programme on HIV Prevention for Most at Risk Population in the Philippines (JUPMARP)

Position:         JUPMARP Implementation and Monitoring Officer
Duration:       November 5, 2012 – December 31, 2013


The Philippines is one of seven countries that has recorded more than 25% increase in new HIV cases in the last decade at a time when at least 56 countries have either stabilized or achieved significant declines in rates of new HIV infections.[1] With this current rate of increase in new infections, the country is unlikely to achieve its MDG 6 targets by 2015.  This alarming rate of increase in new cases may be accounted for by low programme coverage, gaps in the quality of information and services delivered and inadequate enabling social policy environment.

In response to these challenges, the new UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2012-2018, has included a specific Sub-Outcome on HIV under Outcome 1 which states, “The poor and vulnerable have improved access to and utilization of quality social services, with focus on the MDGs least likely to be achieved.”  The UNDAF Sub-Outcome on HIV identifies support in three main areas: policy, standards, and governance.  Concretely, through the Joint Programme it aims to improve the quality of HIV prevention services and increase the coverage of these services towards universal access in sites with the highest number of new HIV infections.  It will be implemented in areas which register the highest number of new HIV infections: Metro Manila (3-6 sites including the Cities of Caloocan, Quezon, Makati, Manila and Pasay), Metro Cebu (Cities of Cebu, Mandaue and Lapu-lapu) and Davao City.  It will address the key barriers to the country’s achieving its MDG and universal access targets.

PNAC, as the National Partner and through the PNAC Secretariat as its Joint Programme Focal Agency, shall ensure that outputs are achieved and contribute to the intended outcomes, activities are implemented in a timely manner according to approved work and financial plans, and Joint Programme resources are used effectively and efficiently.  It, therefore, has overall oversight and coordination functions over all Implementing Partners. It shall also provide inputs in monitoring and evaluation, and pool draft progress reports for presentation to the UNDAF PMC.

The JUPMARP Implementation and Monitoring Officer is part of PNAC Secretariat Staff augmentation and is aimed to help the understaffed PNAC Secretariat to fulfil its role as the National Partner Agency for JUPMARP which will help in the timely implementation and monitoring of JUPMARP.

Scope of Work

Guided by the PNAC Secretariat Executive Director and the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, the JUPMARP Implementation and Monitoring Officer will perform the following tasks:
  1. Coordinate implementation of the Joint UN Program on HIV for MARPs (JUPMARP);
  2. Liaise with JUPMARP stakeholders, including but not limited to UN Agencies, PNAC members, Implementing CSOs, in monitoring and reporting JUPMARP results
  3. Consolidate quarterly progress reports for submission to JUPMARP Programme Management Committee (PMC)
  4. Ensure skills related to programme implementation and monitoring are transferred to PNAC staff
  5. Perform other M&E-related tasks assigned by the PNAC M&E Officer
  1. Advanced degree in monitoring and evaluation, social sciences, development studies, development management or related field
  2. At least 5 years relevant experience in project management especially monitoring and evaluation and/or similar tasks
  3. Strong understanding and knowledge of HIV and AIDS and development issues, particularly related to prevention among MARPs
  4. Proven ability:
    1. to take initiative and work independently 
    2. to work under pressure given tight deadlines
    3. prioritize and handle effectively multiple tasks without compromising quality and positive working relationships with colleagues
  5. Excellent facilitation skills with experience in leading multi-stakeholder discussions
  6. Excellent analytical skills
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  8. Rights-based approach, gender and capacity assessment an advantage
 Implementation Arrangements

The JUPMARP Implementation and Monitoring Officer shall report directly to the PNAC Secretariat Executive Director and UNAIDS UCC, and will work under the supervision of the PNAC M&E Officer.  Administrative support will be provided by the PNAC Secretariat.


The DOH equivalent position of JUPMARP Implementation and Monitoring Officer is Salary Grade 22 or Supervising Health Program Officer (Source: Competency Standard for DOH Central Office)

Immediate Requirement
Submit a letter of application and CV by 15 October 2012 to:
Dr. Jojo FelicianoM&E Officer, PNAC Secretariat
Phone: +63-2-743-0512

[1] 2010 Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic, UNAIDS. pp. 36-37, 61

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Call for Applicants - Copy Editor/Layout Artist


Copy Editor/Layout Artist for AMTP5 Key Documents

The Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) in exercise of its technical advisory role as mandated by Republic Act 8504, or the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998, recently developed key documents and M&E products related to the implementation of the Fifth AIDS Medium-Term Plan, the 2011-2016 Philippine Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS (Fifth AMTP). These documents are intended to be published as monographs, and distributed among partners and stakeholders in the national response as part of specific tactics in PNAC's conduct of advocacy social marketing, partnership capacity building, and M&E utilization. These publications shall need to be designed and packaged in consideration of best available distribution channels as well as accessibility and usability demands from the target readership.

This year, two key documents will be commissioned for typesetting, layout design, and pre-press proofreading, as follows:
  • Fifth AMTP Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
  • Philippine HIV and AIDS Research and Evaluation Agenda 2011-2016 (PHAREA)


Guided by PNAC, represented by its M&E Officer, and in close coordination with UNAIDS, the editor/layout artist will:

(1)    Proofread and edit the two key documents, carefully watching out for errors in syntax, grammar, spelling, inconsistencies in use of words or phrases and ensuring adherence to acceptable style guides, without altering the substance, style and format of the document;
(2)    Design and layout the two key documents, ensuring adherence to accepted layout and design standards, and using blurbs and captions, as and when necessary;
(3)    Copyedit the two key laid out documents, ensuring consistencies in look, format, captions, titles, footnotes, etc., and watching out for such errors as hanging texts, misplaced prepositions, improper alignment, color inconsistencies, etc.;
(4)    Finalize the design, ensure proper page bleeds and save in high-res, printer-ready format, ensuring that all links and fonts are included in the DVD to be provided as final output.


The copy editor/layout artist will be engaged for a duration of twelve (12) days level of effort, from July 1, 2012 to August 15, 2012, with the following milestones:

Expected Outputs
Proofreading and copy editing
-          AMTP5 M&E Plan
-          PHAREA
Three (3) days after receipt of complete and final documents
Cover design
-          AMTP5 M&E Plan
-          PHAREA
Within two (2) days from receipt of concept / instructions and photos/artwork
Layout and design of full document
-          AMTP5 M&E Plan
-          PHAREA
Within five (5) days from receipt of complete documents, tables, photos/artwork and logos
PDF and DVD of final layout in high-res, TIFF file accompanied by links, fonts and instructions to printer of two key documents
Two (2) days (assuming no major changes)
Twelve (12) days

  • At least seven years’ track record in editing and production of publications, covering a whole range of editorial and layout services;
  • Must be able to show portfolio of projects undertaken.

Immediate Requirement from the Consultant/consulting institute

Submit a short costing proposal, CV and portfolio sample works by June 10, 2012 to:
Dr. Jojo Feliciano
M&E Officer, PNAC Secretariat

Phone: +63-2-743-0512

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CALL FOR APPLICANTS - Training Program on HIV Monitoring and Evaluation

Philippine National AIDS Council
Training Program on HIV Monitoring and Evaluation
Basic and Advance Courses

Basic Course – June 4-8, 2012
Advance M&E – July 9-13, 2012
Either Basic or Advance – October 8-12, 2012

This is a continuation of the 2011 series of M&E Trainings on HIV programmed by the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) in collaboration with Development Center for Asia, Africa, and the Pacific (DCAAP) and UNAIDS Philippines.

Basic Course (3.5 days)
The basic course addresses the challenges posed to planning, monitoring and evaluation in HIV program implementation, both at the national and local level, where multiple, interacting actors and factors create many options for intervening, measuring and learning. It covers developments in M&E techniques and practices that have proved effective in complex development situations where both interventions and results may shift or need to be revised over the life of a programme.

The course presents practical steps, examples and participatory exercises in applying M&E methods to strengthen management for development results, with special attention to situations where there is uncertainty about the causal relationships linking inputs, activities and outputs with the outcomes and impacts of development interventions.  
Participants will leave with practical guidance and skills in using tools to plan, monitor and evaluate their interventions and what they achieve in order to be accountable and to improve performance. A half-day peer clinic session is also planned at the end of the course, where participants can bring their own experience and projects to discuss with the trainers. 

Basic Course Contents
·         Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in Project Management
·         Concepts and Definitions
·         Differences Between Monitoring and Evaluation
·         Paradigms Relevant to Monitoring and Evaluation
·         Development Management
·         Progressive Project Management Process
·         Logical Map
·         Conceptual Plan vs Operational Plan
·         Need for Implementation Plan
·         Lessons for HIV and AIDS Planners
·         Words to Use in Planning
·         Sample Words to Monitor and Evaluate
·         Developing Good Implementation Plan
·         Formulating Good Objectives
·         Formulating Balanced Outputs, Activities and Inputs
·         Formulas for Estimating and Balancing Targets
·         Formulas for Breaking Down Targets

·         Preparing the Implementation Plan
·         Preparing the Implementation Plan Form (IPF)
·         Preparing the Physical and Financial Monitoring Form
·         Preparing the Focus Evaluation Tool

Expected Outputs
1.       Organizational Implementation Plan
2.       Physical and Financial Monitoring Form
3.       KFIQ Matrix to Developing Evaluation Tool
4.       Focus Evaluation Questionnaire

Advance Course (3.5 days)
After completing the Basic M&E Course (requirement), participants are invited to participate in the Advance M&E Course. The program reviews the key elements learned during the basic course and will include a more in-depth skills training to ensure M&E products are utilized as strategic information for program improvement or policy formulation.

Advance Course Contents
·         Basic Concepts in IME
·         Basic Framework in IME
·         Basic Methods, Designs and Tools in M&E

·         Selecting, Preparing and Using the Appropriate M&E Methods
·         Selecting, Preparing and Using the Appropriate Design
·         Selecting, Preparing and Using the Appropriate Tool

·         Data Gathering Process
·         Data Tabulation and Analysis

·         Data Interpretation
·         Data Reporting
·         Data Utilization

Who would benefit from this course
  • National, Regional and City/Municipal HIV Programme Managers or M&E Officers
  • Local AIDS Council M&E Officers
  • NGO and CSO HIV Programme Managers or M&E Officers

Candidates should send an application form and CV to: (cc:

Download application form at the or  here:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

25 May 2012                     - Basic – June 4-8, 2012 - Malay, Aklan
June 15, 2012                   - Advance – July 9-13, 2012 – Metro Manila
September 15, 2012     - Basic – October 8-12, 2012 - TBD

FREE - includes tuition, materials, room, and boarding.

Travel expenses will be shouldered by the applicant or its sending organization.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Welcome to our Updated Blog Design

We have upgraded the UNAIDS Philippines Blog into Blogger's Dynamic Design.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Call for Proposals: Conduct of PNAC M&E Training

Terms of Reference (TOR)

Training on National Monitoring and Evaluation
 Philippine National Aids Council M&E Working Group and selected M&E Officers of AMTP5 Priority Sites


I.          Rationale

In 2010, the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC) formalized the creation of the national M&E Working Group (MEWG) through a PNAC resolution (2010-05). The MEWG is composed of officially designated M&E officers from each PNAC member agencies. In the same year, a National M&E Assessment was also conducted. Among the major issues found was the lack of M&E capacity among MEWG members. To address this, the PNAC Secretariat conducted a series of capacity building activities for the MEWG in 2011. The trainings conducted were Basic M&E Courses which include development of agency action plans on HIV with corresponding agency monitoring and evaluation plans.

To further strengthen the capacity of the MEWG, and as part of the implementation of the AMTP5 M&E Plan, a series of advance courses on M&E will be conducted in 2012. In addition, Basic M&E courses will be offered to interested participants prioritizing M&E officers of Local AIDS Councils (LAC) in the sites highly burdened with HIV e.g. Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Metro Davao or those prioritized in the 5th AMTP.

The project will be co-funded by the PNAC Secretariat and UNAIDS Philippines as part of implementing the M&E capacity building program under the AMTP5 National M&E Plan. .

II.        Objective

The objective of this project is to ensure that strategic information on HIV are available from and utilized by the members of the PNAC and LACs through building the monitoring and evaluation capacities of the PNAC-MEWG and LAC. Specifically, the training participants are expected to develop their skills in the development, management, and utilization of M&E tools relevant to the HIV programmes of their agencies or councils.

To implement this activity, PNAC Secretariat seeks the assistance of an organization which could develop the M&E training curriculum, conduct, manage, document and evaluate at least three trainings on M&E.

III.       Tasks and deliverables

The organization to be contracted is expected to:
1.      Develop a training curriculum for Basic and Advance M&E Courses
2.      Conduct, document the proceedings, and evaluate the trainings

The following outputs are expected to be delivered by the contracting organization:
1.      Basic M&E Course Curriculum
2.      Advance M&E Course Curriculum
3.      Training evaluation report
4.      Workshop proceedings which will include the workshop process and the participants edited outputs and their directory
5.      End-of-project Report

As support, the PNAC Secretariat will assist on the following:
1.      Coordinate with the speakers and facilitators
2.      Arrange for all logistics involved in the trainings: follow-up on invitation; arrange for travel, venue, accommodation and meals.
3.      Organize the participants’ kits
4.      Provide technical support to speakers and moderators, as needed
5.      Ensure a smooth flow of the logistics

IV.       Duration

The contracting organization will be engaged from June 1, 2012 to November 30, 2012. The following schedule has been tentatively set:
1.      Training 1 (Basic M&E) – June 3-7, 2012
2.      Training 2 (Advance M&E) – July 9-13, 2012
3.      Training 3 (either Basic or Advance M&E) – October 8-12, 2012

V.        Delivery Dates and Delivery of Work

1.      Basic M&E Curriculum by June 1, 2012
2.      Advance M&E Curriculum by July 1, 2012
3.      Training Documentation Report – 15 days after the last day of each training
4.      Training Evaluation Report – 15 days after the last day of each training

 VII.    Management Arrangements

The contracting organization will be under the supervision of the Dr. Joselito Feliciano, PNAC M&E Officer, and will work in close collaboration with the PNAC M&E Working Group in the conduct of its work.  Administrative support will be provided by the PNAC Secretariat. Mr. Zimmbodilion Mosende, UNAIDS M&E Adviser will act as co-supervisor.

VIII.    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

Interested applicants should have:
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in developing and conducting trainings on monitoring and evaluation in the past 10 years
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of HIV and AIDS and development issues, an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

IX.       Immediate Requirement from the Consultant/consulting institute

Submit a Project Proposal by April 27, 2012 to:
Dr. Jojo Feliciano
M&E Officer, PNAC Secretariat

Phone: +63-2-743-0512

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Women and girls are critical agents of change in the AIDS response

GENEVA, 8 March 2012

On this International Women's day the world has a lot more to do if it is to be a place where:
 Women and men, girls and boys are treated as equal
 Girls shape their own future
 Boys challenge social norms that block opportunities
 HIV does not take away people’s dignity and rights.

The reality is very different:
 Every minute, a young woman is newly infected by HIV
 At the same time, girls lack equal access to education
 Far too many women lack control over their finances and assets
 And too many women continue to lack control over their bodies and lives.

It is clear, governments and communities are failing women and girls. There are few sustainable solutions that enable women and girls to protect themselves from HIV, violence and poverty.

This is grossly unacceptable, particularly because the world can do much better.
Empowered women and girls are critical agents of change in reversing the epidemic. If society invests in the health of women and girls, it is possible for them to have the future they want.

This is why UNAIDS prioritizes gender equality and why UNAIDS is calling for zero tolerance for violence. Together, we will reach the future we want: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths among women and girls.

UNAIDS Geneva | Sophie Barton-Knott | tel. +41 22 791 1697 |

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ateneo-made Video on HIV Awareness

This video by students of the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health (ASMPH) was named Best Video Presentation by the Scientific Committee of the 2012 UP Manila-National Institutes of Health Research Forum