TOR: Development of the Change Agent Tools under the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project

Save the Children International
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 30 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project
TOR: Development of the Change Agent Tools under the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project implemented in Six Countries in the SADC Region
 

Background
 
The SRHR-HIV Knows no borders project that is implemented through a Consortium of three Partners, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Save the Children International (SCI) and University of the Witwatersrand School of Public Health (WSPH). The SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project (2016-2020), is a holistic Regional initiative which aims to improve sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRH-HIV) related outcomes amongst migrants as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and others living in migration-affected communities in six countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region including Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia and forms as a critical platform to advocate for increased access to services and an enabling environment for the realization of the SRH and HIV rights for the   hard to reach populations (Migrants, Adolescents and Young people and sex workers) along major migration corridors in the SADC region.

  • Creating demand for SRHR-HIV services by a) Promoting access to sexual and reproductive health services such as family planning, HIV/STI prevention and treatment for migrants, adolescent and young people and sex workers, b) addressing harmful traditional and cultural practices, SGBV, sexuality, SRH Rights.
  • Enhance the supply of responsive SRHR –HIV services by (a) building capacity of service providers and support them be more responsive to SRHR-HIV needs of migrants, AYP and Sex Workers (b) enhancing availability of services through collaboration and establishing strong referral mechanisms among and between service providers
  • Create enabling local, national & regional environment by a) addressing physical, economic & social barriers to health b) establishing a cadre of SRHR-HIV and Migration advocates by build capacity of policy makers, influencers, academics on SRHR needs and rights of migrants, AYP and Sex Workers. 

The Wits School of Public Health will support implementation of the project by conducting a baseline study, develop measurement tools to track project results and, conduct mid-term and the end of project evaluation. The ultimate impact the project aims to contribute towards is: improved SRH and HIV related outcomes among the targeted populations in migration affected communities in the six SADC countries namely, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia. The long term objective is: Migrants, adolescent & young people (AYP) and sex workers (SW) in migration affected communities in 6 countries have greater freedom of choice about their sexuality

 This overarching goal will be achieved through the following interdependent immediate outcomes:

  1. Migrants, AYP and SWs have improved knowledge on SRHR-HIV in 6 countries in targeted migration affected communities
  2. Migrants, AYPs and SWs in 6 countries in target migration affected communities have improved access to and increased use of integrated sexual and reproductive health-HIV services
  3. Migrants, AYP and SWs SRH-HIV Rights and needs are institutionalized at local, national and regional levels

Provision of technical support and capacity development are crucial implementation strategies of the project. It is seen as an investment in the future sustainability of project results, which will both enhance our ability to improve the health outcomes of migrants, AYP and sex workers and also to ensure communities affected by migration have the capacity to develop, implement and manage SRHR-HIV initiatives. With regard to the 1st outcome of the project, one of the preparatory activities for capacity development of Change Agents is the development of Change Agent materials and tools.

Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop Change Agent Tools that will be used by the Change Agents in their day-to-day interaction with beneficiaries, stakeholders such as; community leadership, gatekeepers, religious leaders, civil society, youth groups, sex workers and sex worker associations, the health and non-health service providers of SRHR-HIV and other support services for the target project beneficiaries. The Tool kit will enhance the roll out of project communication of the Advocacy and communication agenda and ultimately contribute to the achievement of project advocacy outcomes. Once completed, the Tool kit should promote improved SRHR knowledge to individual beneficiaries and groups and inform access to comprehensive SRHR services for specific beneficiaries, namely migrants, very young adolescents, youth and sex workers in migrant affected areas.

Major Tasks to Be Accomplished

The process of development of the Change Agents Tool kit will include the following key activities:

  1. Conduct a desk review of the existing project documents, capacity building tools and other relevant regional and national documents
  2. Conduct consultative interviews with the country teams to appreciate the land scape of SRHR and HIV services
  3. Analyze potential service gaps and search for additional materials if needed
  4. Adapt the capacity building materials into the Change Agents Tool kit
  5. Present the draft the Change Agents Tool kit among the Capacity Building and Technical Support (CBTS) team for review, comments and feedback
  6. Amend the draft Change Agents Tool kit in line with feedback provided.
  7. Conduct a 2-day validation workshop among project team and implementing partners and refine the Change Agents Tool kit based on comments.
  8. Produce a final Change Agents Tool Kit Change Agents Tool kit that is ready for roll out by the project team.

Deliverables

  • An inception report outlining the consultant’s understanding of the assignment, the proposed the Change Agents Tool kit and process of developing the Change Agents Tool kit.
  • The consultant should identify critical topics for the Change Agents Tool kit from existing capacity building materials
  • A draft the Change Agents Tool kit that takes care of the comments of the CB task team
  • Final Change Agents Tool kit that includes a flip calendar like Toolkit – covering all selected topics - displaying notes and talking points and note on the front side, the on the flipside display graphics and short notes or annotations as per example below:
  • Supplementary IEC materials, cards, flyers and information booklets on specific topics relating to SRHR-HIV and Migration

Duration and Deadlines

We estimate that the consultant will commit 15 working days in April/May 2018 to complete the project

Component Activity detail Deliverable Number of Days
  Inception Meeting and Desk Top: Review of Capacity  (KNB Project and Other Relevant Sources) Building Tools Health education tools developed  - flipchart 2
Develop, Design and Compile SRH-HIV education tools for Change Agents Develop tools for delivery of health education by change agents within a community e.g. flipchart Health education tools developed  - flipchart 5
Adjusting health education tools following testing revised health education tools 1
Conduct Validation of Change Agents Tools and Training of Consortium Members on the use of the Tools (TOT) 1 Workshop 2
Submit Final Change Agents Tools and Sign Off Final Tools 1
Finalize Tools as per Validation Feedback Layout and Design Final Change Agent Tools 3
Submission of Print Ready Tools and Final Closeout Report Final Change Agent Tools 1
  Total 15

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience Required

  • Advanced University degree in Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, International development Studies, Social Sciences or other relevant technical field, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in SRH and HIV programming.
  • Proven previous experience in developing training materials and in capacity building, preferably in the field of SRHR-HIV and/or Comprehensive Sexuality Education and migration health.
  • Proven knowledge on migration health policies, strategies and legislations at global, regional and national levels relevant to SRHR-HIV, especially in the target countries, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.
  • Excellent analytical and technical writing skills.
  • Previous experience in working with an international development agency is an asset;
  • Effective English writing and interpersonal communication skills.

Interested candidates / institutions should submit an Expression of Interest along with a proposal/application on how the bidder will undertake this assignment and proposed fees.
 
Structure of the Technical Proposal/Application: The Technical Proposal should include but not be limited to the following:

  • Detailed understanding of requirements
  • Detailed Methodology/Approach demonstrating how you meet requirements for this assignment
  • Budgeted Work plan (including a time line) showing the detailed sequence and timeline for each activity and deliverable
  • Dependencies and assumptions

Bidders are requested to back up their submissions by providing:

  • Evidence of previous experience in the past eight years in the form of contracts and/or references.
  • Two samples of previous work undertaken
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Reference /Contact person details

For institutions / companies bidding: Details of the Proposed Team for the assignment must be submitted including the following information:

  • Title/Designation of each team member on the project
  • Updated CVs and profiles of each team member
  • Team members on each segment of the project and their specific roles in them.
  • Expression of interest and proposals with workplans and budget must be submitted to Pretoria.procurement@savethechildren.org  by 2018 March 30th.
Location: 
South Africa

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