There is a need to strengthen current prevention activities for MSM in the four countries in order to increase the links between prevention outreach, HIV testing specifically for MSM, and access to care and support services for those testing HIV-positive. This was identified after recent prevalence figures in Tunisia showing 13% of MSM to be living with HIV and almost 20% HIV prevalence among MSM in the capital Tunis.
While the figures may not be as high elsewhere, the issue underscores the need to build on the work done to date in MSM prevention outreach, which has been innovative for this region. This includes activities that are likely to increase use of HIV testing among MSM, as well as to increase access to follow-on and to ensure services are key population-friendly.
Regional training will take place early in March with follow-on technical support visits in the four countries, and the working language of this consultancy is French.
You can read more about the role and find out how to apply here, the application deadline is Monday 4 February.