Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Department is functioning under the structure of General Directorate of Preventive Medicine of MoPH. DDR provides comprehensive health services for drug addicts’ patients in the country through its 50, 30, 20 and 10- bed residential hospitals in 17 provinces including: Nangarhar, Samangan, Herat, Kandahar, Laghman, Badakhshan, Faryab, Kunduz, Jawzjan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Ghore, Farah, Nimroz, Kunar, Balkh and Kabul provinces. DDR comprehensive health facilities have been functioning since 2006 in above mentioned provinces and also a new 300- bed Shelter and residential hospital for drug addicts established in Kabul city which provides comprehensive services since early 2012. This program provides assistance regarding the problems of the drug users and their families and has created a drug – free environment, healthy and economically productive livelihood for the targeted risk groups. Furthermore the harms related issues to drug abuse have been particularly addressed by this program. DDR Program is looking forward to expand its services coverage in seven other key provinces including; Khost, Helmand, Baghlan and Kapisa provinces in 2013.
The main agreements at meeting conducted in Dubai city-United Arabic Emirates between MoPH, MCN and INL on 15th to 17th March 2013, were to uniform management and continuity of services for treatment of drug addicts; to transfer 76 DTCs (supported by INL financially, managed by UNODC and Colombo Plan and implemented by NGOs) under the control of MoPH . This transition plan is a co-finance process, that INL has committed to pay 8 (Eight) millions USD for operation cost and the salary of none-clinical staff, on the other hand, MoPH has committed to pay 3 (Three) millions USD through government discretionary on budget fund to cover all DTCs’ clinical staff salaries annually.
Therefore, DDR Department is looking for qualified candidates for two positions of Grant Consultant for DDR contracts project in Kabul main office to facilitate and ease the procurement and contract management of NGOs involved in transitional plan of the program.
SCOP OF WORK
The DDR Grant Consultant will be a member of the Grant & Services Contract Management Unit (GCMU), whit a special focus of the grant and contract management activities related to the MOPH/DDR Transition plan for substance abuse system in Afghanistan He /she will report to the Team Leader in GCMU and will be responsible for the following tasks.