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Ref: FRC/EIDHRR2A3-2017

The French Red Cross (FRC) is looking for a consultant to
conduct a short-term consultancy work package in the
framework of the project “Strengthening the role and the
capacity of Lao civil society organizations in promoting access
to essential health care services for key populations and
people living with HIV”, in partnership with the Lao Red Cross,
APL+ and LaoPHA and funded by European Instrument for
Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR).
Objective of the consultancy: Conduct a research on the
implementation steps of a SMS service / system approach and
its relevance vs. other reminder options to increase treatment
adherence for PLHIV

Time dedicated to the mission: Between beginning of April
2017 and mid-June 2017 (part-time).
Consultant will be responsible for:
-Strengthen the research competencies of APL+ (and
LaoPHA) in terms of design, implementation,
management, analyse, and report writing;
- Bring concrete evidence-based information on what to be
proposed in Lao PDR as service / system to increase
HIV-infected people adherence to their treatment;
- Assessing the pertinence and relevance / efficiency of
various reminder systems with the classic “pill box”
system. It includes clear comparisons between the
following (not exhaustive list):

A. SMS service / system;
B. mobile phone alarm system;
C. Smartphone apps – with additional possibilities to link
people together (encouragements, information
sharing, etc.);
D. pill box;
- Details on the implementation steps to be performed in
Lao PDR (including the detailed information of
stakeholders to be involved from the Government and
private companies) for setting up the options A), B)
and C) should be developed.
-Collect, gather, and analyse the data collected;
- analysing reminder service / system guidelines mostly
used worldwide (advantages / drawbacks), propositions
from PLHIV and the consultation workshops,
implementation steps work-plan in Lao PDR (who to
contact, validation process from government, etc.), and
clear recommendations and conclusions

We invite the individuals who wish to tender to the work
package to ask for full terms of references by email to: and Cc:;

Interested consultant will be invited to submit competitive
tenders before Sunday 26th March 2017 midnight (Lao time).
French Red Cross (FRC)
20170321 LA121 Advertissement_Consultancy_R2A3 final.pdf
20170321 LA121 Advertissement_Consultancy_R2A3 final.pdf (20.09 KB)
Mar 21st 2017

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