Call for Applications: Consultant to Develop Cue Cards

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Thursday, 26 October, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic non-governmental organisation that addresses the health and human rights of sex workers.

SWEAT seeks the services of a consultant to develop materials that will support the work of sex work Peers Educators. These materials – or Cue Cards – must provide quick, accurate and accessible information to Peer Educators to share with sex workers during outreach, in workshops, and in support groups. 

The Cue Cards must contain summarised information – content must respond to Peer Educators knowledge (they have received training on HIV, STIs, and other basic health information). The cards must be visual and may also be used as a teaching aid by Peer Educators when engaging with sex workers on outreach, in workshops or one-to-one engagements.

Suggested Content of the Cards

Sexual and Reproductive Health information for sex workers

HIV and HIV Testing Services

  • What is HIV?
  • Assessing Risk profile (which can be completed using a whiteboard marker and wiped clean once a risk profile is done)
  • Testing – how do HIV tests work? How often should you test and why? What is consent?
  • What if I’m positive?
  • What if I’m negative?

Self-testing Basics

  • What is self-testing? Why self-test? Where do you get tests from? How accurate are they?

AIDS and ART and adherence

  • What is AIDS?
  • What is ART?  What medication do I need to take? How important is healthy eating? When do I have to start treatment?
  • What is Adherence and why is it important?
  • Alcohol and drugs while on treatment

STI’s and their symptoms and screening and treatment processes

  • STI Symptoms (screening)
  • What is an STI?
  • Why is it important to treat them?
  • How to prevent STIs

TB and TB screening processes

  • What is TB?
  • How do you test for TB?
  • What is MDR TB and XDR TB?
  • How do you get TB and how can you prevent transmission?
  • What is the treatment for TB and how long does it take to be cured?

Cervical Cancer

  • What is cervical cancer?
  • What is HPV and how do you get it?
  • What is a Pap smear – how often do you have to get one

Family planning

  • What are the different ways to prevent pregnancy?
  • How do they work?
  • HIV and pregnancy
  • Preventing mother to child transmission
  • Unwanted pregnancy – options (TOP, Adoption)

Menstruation and sex work

Combination Prevention

  • Condoms, male and female and how to use them
  • Lubricant and how to use it
  • PrEP what it is, who should use it, what it entails
  • PEP what it is, who should use it, what it entails
  • Information on ART and viral load suppression – how to get to viral suppression
  • Self-care – good food, rest, dealing with stress, addiction dealing with trauma, being kind to yourself and caring for each other

Human rights

  • What are rights
  • What are responsibilities
  • What is autonomy and agency
  • To be able to explain stigma and discrimination
  • To be able to explain a human rights violation
  • Trafficking explained, exploitation explained
  • Labour right – the basics
  • To know where to refer persons (Key service providers)
  • Dealing with young people who sell sex

Design and Layout:
The Cue Cards must be:

  • Durable
  • A5 or smaller to fit in bags
  • Written using Plain English
  • Visual – concepts explained in images charts or diagrams
  • Cards can be removed and updated and new ones added

How to apply:
Send a letter explaining your interest and previous experience, your CV and at least 3 examples of your work (link or PDF) to with subject: “Cue Cards Application”

Deadline for applications: 26 October 2017 (by close of business)  Tel: 021 448-7875.

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