Water and Sanitation Programme – Component: HIV&AIDS Mainstreaming, Prevention and Advisory Services in the Water Sector


The objective of the project component is to improve HIV and AIDS prevention and care for people living with HIV and AIDS and children orphaned by AIDS in Rutana and Ruyigi. The approaches to achieve this objective include training of health staff and community actors, behaviour change communication activities, support for care and treatment, and cross-cutting mainstreaming of HIV and AIDS prevention activities in the water sector.


Health Focus / Evaplan is responsible for the implementation of the programme component “HIV and AIDS mainstreaming, prevention and advisory services in the water sector” within the framework of the national strategy for the multi-sectoral response to HIV&AIDS. The component is part of the bilateral sector programme Water and Sanitation in Burundi which is funded by the BMZ and implemented through the GIZ, with the overall objective to provide a constant and adequate supply of safe drinking water to the population of the urban and rural communities supported and to significantly improve the sanitary and hygiene conditions

Health Focus /Evaplan provides technical assistance to the National Council for the Fight against AIDS (CNLS) for the

  • Development of standardised and mandatory advisory approaches, tools and methods in terms of HIV&AIDS prevention and care for people living with HIV&AIDS and AIDS orphans;
  • Capacity development in urban advisory services centres and other sector institutions;
  • Integration of the HIV&AIDS mainstreaming approach into the Ministry of Water, Energy and Mines, and the water and sanitation programme (including technical backstopping of GIZ’s HIV Mainstreaming Focal Point in Burundi).

The target group is the population of the two pilot provinces Rutana and Ruyigi, in particular women and adolescents as key users of water facilities as well as people living with HIV and AIDS, and AIDS orphans. The project particularly focuses on most vulnerable and at risk populations.

  • Selection, mobilisation and supervision of international and national long-term and short-term experts;
  • Implementation of activities in close collaboration with key stakeholders and partner institutions (KAP study, situation analysis, workshops, trainings, technical backstopping of GIZ’s HIV Mainstreaming Focal Point);
  • Operational research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to enhance evidence-based strategic and operational decision-making.
  • Project administration, monitoring and supervision in line with the GTZ instruments (including local subsidy contract management);
  • Coordination with GIZ;
  • Technical backstopping of the project;
  • Contribution to GIZ’s Knowledge management (Collating project experience and best practice examples);
  • Regular reporting to the client and partners.