Call for Proposals: Consultants

Southern African AIDS Trust - SRHR Africa Trust
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 23 March, 2018
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

SAT is an innovative organisation with a regional footprint contributing to improved systems for SRHR of girls, adolescents and women and has implemented extensive SRHR programmes at regional, national and local level of the ESA region for over 25 years. SATs ultimate goal under its current five-year strategy contributes to the improved health and well-being of girls, adolescents and young women in more equitable and inclusive systems for health with the aim of achieving gender equality.
We are looking for consultants for the following pieces of work:

Development of a social entrepreneurship model for the production of menstrual health products
A number of SAT partners are currently engaged in the production of reusable menstrual pads on a small scale. We are looking to up-scale these ventures in an attempt to increase the number of pads distributed as well as providing income for individuals / organisations.
The consultant will:

  • Look at existing SAT partner MH activities and develop a social entrepreneurship model for effectiveness, replication, and potential scale up of free and /or affordable menstrual pads
  • Advise on economic opportunities (micro and macro level)

It is envisioned that this consultancy will be no longer than 10 days. Some regional travel may be required.
Development of Gender Transformative Mapping Tools
SAT currently has a Community Mapping Tool which is used by all partners. With our expansion into Districts we wish to develop a comprehensive tool that will enable key role players in District to map infrastructure, resources, and to understand the key issues facing girls, adolescents and all women in the area.
The consultant will:

  • Review the current Community Mapping Tool to ensure that it is gender transformative
  • Develop a draft gender transformative component within a larger emerging District Health Mapping tool

It is envisioned that this consultancy will be no longer that 20 days

Development of guidelines and best practice examples for NGO Gender equality in workplaces
SAT and Sexual Rights Africa Network have launched NGO5050, a civil society network of development and humanitarian NGOs who place gender equality and empowering women & girls at the centre of how we work.
Member organisations are signing up to commit to implement a 10-point gender equality plan in their respective workplaces. SAT is seeking workplace gender equality experts who can support the drafting of support guidelines for 9 of these areas, as well as developing links to limited relevant support materials elsewhere.
Guidelines will include equitable staffing and remuneration; gender transformative staff development; home responsibilities and parental leave; external representation; workplace menstrual health & sexual and SRHR support; gender equality and pay gap audits; gender transformative programming reporting.
Consultants may propose to work on all or some of these areas.  
Consultant/s will:

  • Develop brief guidelines for NGOs to take up each of these issues in their workplaces
  • Develop a simple measurement system for reporting on each issue
  • Find and list a few key useful resources per area for NGOs to access in support of their growing work in this area 

It is envisioned that this consultancy will be no longer that 12 days.
Apply by providing a two to three page overview and plan of approach, your latest CV, a brief letter explaining why you are well placed to carry out the assignment, a deadline by when you will deliver draft and completed product, and daily rate by midday Friday  23rd   March to

Experience; coherence of plan of approach; and speed of execution will all be considered. 

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