Key Population intervention unit
This unit is responsible for overall planning, and implementation of Key population interventions for HIV prevention. Key Populations (KP) of interest in the National Strategic Plan are men having sex with men (MSM), Female sex workers (FSW), Transgender (TG), People who inject drugs (PWID), Beach boys (BB) & People in closed settings (Prison inmates). Prevention interventions are provided either directly by health care workers or by Peers through Non-governmental or Community based organizations.
KP interventions engaging NGO/CBO & communities are selected based on scientific data including KP size estimation of the district, Case load from STD clinic and Qualitative information & value for money in operating. E.g., presence of hotels, Spas, hot spots, popular tourism market/beaches, external/ internal migration, availability of NGO/CBO and communities or any other information.
- KP intervention programs and establishment of KP units.
- Community based testing and promotion of means of prevention.
- Peer led interventions
- Monitoring and evaluation of KP activities.
Scope of work
- To work within and support the relevant NAC technical working group to develop and regularly up-date national policies, strategies, guidelines, protocols, and standardized operational procedures (SOP) for implementation of Key population interventions in Sri Lanka.
- To collaborate with senior management team (SMT) and other relevant authorities in decision making and carrying out of Key population Interventions.
- To work with other NSACP Units to develop comprehensive and coordinated plans for implementation of the National Strategic Plan and other relevant activities.
- To coordinate and work in partnership with public, private, civil society organizations, and development partners at local, national, and international level.
- To maintain the KP intervention activities in the National STD/AIDS Control Programme in quality assured manner and development of timely reporting for action.
- To coordinate with and support institutions within and outside the Ministry of Health in the expansion of appropriate, high-quality KP interventions.
- Training and capacity building of individuals/institutions in the public, private and civil society organizations on KP interventions when and where appropriate, in partnership with relevant programme areas in the NSACP.
- To supervise and monitor the quality of KP interventions in the programme.
- Provision of technical support, assistance and guidance to provinces, districts and other organizations and agencies in improving quality of KP intervention program.
- Need assessment and provision of technical assistance for supply and procurement of necessary items or services for KP interventions.