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  ISEAN-­‐Hivos  –  HIV/AIDS  (MARPS)  Round  10   EOI  Number  26:    ISEAN-­‐Hivos  -­‐GF-­‐R10-­‐HIV

/AIDS   Issuance  Date:  October  29,  2012       ISEAN-­‐Hivos-­‐GF-­‐R10-­‐HIV/AIDS   –   COORDINATOR   FOR   THE   DANGAL   NATIONAL   NETWORK   OF   GAY,   BISEXUAL,   OTHER   MEN   WHO   HAVE   SEX   WITH   MEN,   AND   TRANSGENDER   CBOS   (UNDER   THE   ISEAN-­‐ HIVOS   PROGRAM-­‐PHILIPPINES   “Strengthening   community   systems   to   reduce   vulnerability   to   and   impact  of  HIV  infection  on  MSM  and  TG  in  Insular  Southeast  Asia”)       REQUEST  FOR  EXPRESSION  OF  INTEREST     On   May   2012,   twenty-­‐three   community   organizations   of   gays,   bisexuals,   other   men   who   have   sex   with  men,  and  transgenders  (GBMT)  in  the  Philippines  agreed  to  form  a  national  network  that  aims   to   provide   a   national   platform   for   community   strengthening,   advocacy,   and   collective   action   for   GBMT   organizations   working   on   human   rights   and   sexual   health.   The   constitution   of   the   Dangal   National  Network  was  finally  approved  on  October  2012  and  its  leadership  was  finally  elected.       The   network   is   supported   by   the   ISEAN-­‐HIVOS   Program   and   it   is   currently   looking   for   a   Network   Coordinator  that  will  be  mainly  responsible  for  its  day-­‐to-­‐day  operation.  He  or  she  shall  be  based  in   the  Network  secretariat,  TLF  Share.       On  the  ISEAN-­‐HIVOS  Program  in  the  Philippines       In   2010,   the   Insular   Southeast   Asian   Network   on   MSM,   TG,   and   HIV   (ISEAN)   and   the   Humanist   Institute  for  Co-­‐operation  with  Developing  Countries  (Hivos)  jointly  submitted  a  regional  proposal  to   the   Global   Fund   for   AIDS,   Malaria,   and   Tuberculosis   (GFATM)   Round   10.   The   programme,   entitled   ‘Strengthening  Community  Systems  to  Reduce  Vulnerability  to  and  Impact  of  HIV  infection  on  MSM   and   TG   in   Insular   Southeast   Asia’,   was   approved   by   GFATM   and   contract   for   the   grant   was   signed   on   6  October,  2011.  This  grant  has  the  main  goal  of  reducing  (a)  the  vulnerability  and  risks  of  MSM  and   TG   to   HIV   infection   and   (b)   the   impact   of   HIV   on   their   lives   in   Insular   Southeast   Asia.   It   intends   to   address  critical  gaps  in  supporting  and  scaling  up  activities  that  reduce  HIV/AIDS  among  MSMs  and   TGs.       TLF  Sexuality,  Health  and  Rights  Educators  Collective  Inc.  (TLF  SHARE)  is  a  membership  organization   of   peer   educators,   trainers   and   advocates.  It   works   on   the   prevention   of   sexually   transmitted   infections   (STI),   including   HIV   (or   the   virus   that   causes   AIDS)   among   Filipino   gay,   bisexual   males,   transgenders  and  other  males  who  have  sex  with  males  (MSM).  

  TLF   SHARE   is   committed   to   the   promotion   of   sexual   health   and   human   rights   regardless   of   sexual   orientation  and  gender  identities.     For  the  ISEAN-­‐Hivos  Round  10  program,  TLF-­‐SHARE  is  the  Sub-­‐Sub  Recipient  for  the  Philippines  and   together   with   PNGOC   will   work   towards   the   organization   of   a   national   MSM   and   TG   network   and   strengthening   the   capacity   of   MSM   and   TG   CBOs   in   leadership,   governance   and   knowledge   management  and  advocacy  for  policy  influence.  It  will  also  work  on  advocacy,  delivery  of  behaviour   change   communication   and   outreach   activities   for   the   prevention   of   HIV/AIDS,   promotion   of   LGBT   rights  and  referral  to  health  service  providers  among  MSMs  and  TGs  in  collaboration  with  other  civil   society  organizations  and  stakeholders.       ESSENTIAL  JOB  FUNCTIONS   The  Network  Coordinator  will  report  directly  to  the  Network  President  and  will  work  with  the  other   officers  and  members  of  the  Network.  He  or  she  will  be  responsible  for  the  day-­‐to-­‐day  operations  of   the  Network  Secretariat.  His  or  her  functions  include:     a. Assist  the  Network  President  in  convening  the  Governing  Board  and  the  General  Assembly;     b. Facilitate  the  registration  and  recognition  of  the  Network  in  relevant  public  and  private   bodies;   c. Work  with  the  Secretariat  to  ensure  that  programs  and  activities  are  properly  implemented;   d. Provide  assistance  to  the  Governing  Board  in  fulfilling  its  functions  and  duties;   e. Report  to  Governing  Board  on  the  implementation  of  the  network’s  activities  and  the  state  of   its  finances;   f. Manage  and  oversee  the  network’s  secretariat;     g. Provide  administrative  support  to  the  network;  and     h. Perform  other  functions  assigned  him  or  her  by  the  Network  Board.     MINIMUM  REQUIREMENTS     Education:  Tertiary  level  accomplishment  and/or  equivalent  years  of  experience  in  working  with   GBMT  community  organizations   Work  Experience:  More  than  two  years  of  experience  working  with  the  Philippine  GBMT   community.  Familiarity  with  Global  Fund  system,  background  in  resource  mobilization  and   network  coordination,  and  experience  in  engaging  national  and  regional  institutions  preferred.     Training  Experience:  More  than  12  hours  training  background  on  GBMT  community   strengthening.   Other  Professional  Skills:  Proficient  in  oral  and  written  business  communication,  operation  of   computers  and  other  ICT  equipment.  Knowledge  and  practical  experience  on  basic  computer   skills,  using  Microsoft  Word  and  Excel,  and  familiar  with  data  backup  procedures.    

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  FAIR  HIRING  POLICY  AND  GLOBAL  FUND  BACKGROUND   TLF  Share  encourages  applicants  from  the  gay,  bisexual,  and  transgender  community  who  have   experience  in  non-­‐profit  and  community  development  work.      

  SUBMISSIONS  REQUIRED   Interested  parties  may  send  a  Letter  of  Application,  Resume,  and  Contact  List  of  Character   References  addressed  to  the  Executive  Director  on  or  before  November  10,  2012.  Please  note  that   this  is  for  immediate  hiring,  and  shortlisted  applicants  must  be  available  for  interview.         TLF  SHARE  Collective  Inc.     Room  305,  AP  Escueta  Building,     819  Aurora  Boulevard,  Barangay  Immaculate  Conception,     Quezon  City,  Philippines.     Phone:  (632)  358.3811  and  940.8800.     E-­‐mail:       Shortlisted   applicants   will   be   formally   invited   for   an   interview.   They   may   also   be   requested   to   provide  additional  documents,  as  needed.