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  • Baseline Consultant for TOGETHER Project
  • SBCC Consultant for TOGETHER Project

CONSULTANCY SUMMARY

The scope of this consultancy is to analyze baseline survey results, prepare report summarizing the baseline results and consult it with local implementing team.

Timeframe: 11th January, 2022 – 22nd March 2022

Language of Report: English
Language of Target Area: Acholi

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT 

This multi-sectoral project aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable children, adolescent girls and boys, and women and men Uganda, especially those with intersecting vulnerabilities in indigenous, remote or resettlement settings.

The project will empower individuals and communities to advocate for better sexual and reproductive health services and policies and will educate and encourage young people to engage with their communities and their governments to make their voices heard.

The project will provide training to educators and teachers on providing comprehensive sexuality education, both in and out of the classroom. The project will also strengthen local health systems, working closely with local authorities and health facilities to improve health worker capacity and service coverage, including for family planning and sexual gender-based violence (SGBV)-related prevention and care.

The project activities include: (1) training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, water, sanitation and hygiene, climate resilience, and life skills to adolescent girls, young women, boys and young men

(2) training and support to health care staff, community health volunteers on women centered, safe, inclusive care and counselling

(3) training health care providers to provide comprehensive, gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services

(4) training on nutrition for caregivers of children under the age of five years old, pregnant and lactating mothers and their partners through kitchen gardening

(5) equipping health centres to provide sexual and reproductive health care, from family planning consultations to supporting victims of sexual and gender-based violence in all four countries.

With technical input from Salanga, the project will apply an innovative community-led monitoring, evaluation and learning methodology to engage beneficiaries directly in project design and implementation and will empower them to address their own health and socio-economic challenges, set goals, and measure results.

The Hospital for Sick Children will support gender-sensitive child health and nutrition education and training. The Organization will have overall management and fiduciary responsibility for the project.

The Organization will report on the following three SRHR Neglected Areas:

1) advocacy

2) comprehensive sexuality education

3) family planning

 

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Analyze survey data and focus group discussion (FGD) results through the local context lens. Indicator results and FGD’s notes will be provided to the consultant. However, it’s the consultant’s responsibility to do further investigation, including: gender trends, location/village trends, affluence differences, validation between different data sources (when applicable), etc. at the consultant’s discretion.

Discuss findings with implementing team (technical leads). The analysis and findings should be discussed with the technical leads and project manager. Generally, the findings should have their buy-in. Any concerns with the findings may result in further investigation in the project areas and should be noted in the report.

Write the baseline report from the local context perspective and based on the provided template. This includes a heavy emphasis on the analysis. What are the implications of the data and results? Is the data and results reflective of the situation on the ground according to the consultant’s experience? Is there any further investigation needed to understand the data? What implications does the data have on the project? Should the indicator targets be adjusted?

Dialog with ADRA Canada and Salanga on feedback, incorporate into final baseline report. The consultant will be expected to dialog directly with ADRA Canada and Salanga as well as the local implementing partner regarding feedback and questions on the report. The consultant will coordinate all responses with the implementing team.

 

COMPETENCIES

  • Proven previous experience as baseline analysis lead and baseline report writer
  • Proven familiarity on the following thematic areas:
    • Sexual reproductive health and rights
    • Sexual and gender-based violence
    • Gender
    • Environment
  • Research background with focus in analysis
  • Familiarity with Global Affairs Canada’s best practices and approach to baselines/evaluations is preferable

 

RESOURCES PROVIDED TO THE CONSULTANT

  • All project related materials including proposal, logic model (LM), performance management framework (PMF)
  • Survey results
  • FGD results
  • Records check results
  • Pre-calculated indicator results (when data collection is through the mobile survey)
  • Baseline report template

 

OUT OF SCOPE FOR THE CONSULTANT

For clarity, the following items are NOT the responsibility of the consultant:

  • Design of the survey questionnaire
  • Data collection through household survey
  • Design of the FGDs
  • Determining sample size
  • In-country enumerator hiring/training
  • Supervising or coordinating the data collection
  • Cleaning the survey results

 

TIMEFRAME

The baseline will be conducted and compiled from 11 January to 1 February 2022.

During this time the consultant can familiarize him-/herself with the project at his/her discretion.

The consultant will be required to submit an inception report, write the baseline report, incorporate feedback/answer questions, present results to stakeholders, and finalize the report from 7 to 14 February 2022.

Please see Deliverables for specific timeframes.

Item

Duration

From

To

Comment

Submission of Inception Report

1 day

6th January 2022

10th January 2022

An inception report will be submitted following a briefing and documents review to ensure mutual understanding of the consultant's plan of action and timeline for accomplishing the assigned tasks.

Baseline report based on template

8 days

7 Feb 2022

14 February 2022

 

ADRA Canada & Salanga review (consultant available for questions)

3 days

18th Feb 2022

22th Feb 2022

Uganda: 18-22 Feb ‘22

Incorporate feedback

2 days

28th Feb 2022

1st March 2022

Uganda: 28 Feb-1 Mar ‘22

Implementing partners together with the consultant present results to stakeholders

1 day

2nd March 2022

2nd March 2022

The presentation may be virtual or physical depending on the prevailing circumstances around COVID-19.

Finalization of baseline report with stakeholders' inputs

2 days

3rd March  2022

4th March 2022

The report must be submitted by CoB 4th March 2022, Uganda time to the address that shall be provided

 

REMUNERATION

The Remuneration for the Consultant is UGX 14,500,000/- (Fourteen Million, five hundred thousand Uganda Shillings only)

 

BASELINE TEMPLATE

The baseline template will be provided as a separate document.

 

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Interested candidates should submit their application (or requests) for this consultancy to the address above before the submission deadline on 5th January 2022.

Only shortlisted candidate/s will be contacted. Ideally candidates will also submit sample of previous baseline work.

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CONSULTANCY SUMMARY

ADRA Uganda, with support from ADRA Canada and funding from Global Affairs Canada, has launched a six-year (2021-2027) project called: Uniting TOwards Gender Equality for enjoyment of women’s and Girls’ Total HEalth and Rights (TOGETHER) in the districts of Kitgum, Agago, Pader, and Lamwo to address issues related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), and nutrition.

To achieve the project's outcome, ADRA must use innovative and evidence-based methods  for altering behaviour and cultural norms. Social Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) has been identified as a vital component of accomplishing long-term change, particularly for rights holders and duty bearers.

The SBCC consultant will be in charge of establishing and developing the project's SBCC strategy, as well as teaching project personnel on how to implement the developed SBCC strategy.

IMPORTANT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The  SBCC consultant will report to the Project Manager and will be in charge of developing the project's SBCC strategy. The consultant will also work with ADRA's implementing partners (StraightTalk and Mildmay) so the strategy is locally appropriate through the following methods:

  • Coordination of available research/data among priority groups, especially rural, underprivileged areas with limited access to sexual and reproductive health care in Lamwo, Agago, Pader, and Kitgum, with the purpose of producing behavioural insights and guiding SBCC treatments.
  • Consulting with relevant government agencies and other key stakeholder organisations about current plans and efforts, as well as their related objectives, constraints, and possibilities.
  • Develop a participatory, outcome-oriented, and gender transformative SBCC strategy process that results in a comprehensive SBCC strategy that includes a set of core communication objectives broken down by audience (including public and private sectors); project delivery strategies for each partner; and project communication branding.
  • Develop and implement strategies for monitoring and assessing SBCC progress in coordination with the ADRA MEAL Manager and M&E project staff.
  • Create a capacity development plan for local partners (CBOs) in the design, implementation, and monitoring of SBCC in collaboration with project staff.
  • Lead the process to create the SBCC action plan, which will be utilised by project staff and partners to implement, monitor, and evaluate SBCC methods. This will entail providing direct technical capacity building support to the project staff as well as organising a four-day training session for them.

DELIVERABLES & TIMEFRAME OF THE CONSULTANCY

Over a maximum of three months, the consultant is expected to require up to 28 days to accomplish the planned work (starting February 2022). The selected applicant will be provided with more information.

This assignment is divided into two parts:

Part one – Developing the project SBCC strategy (20 working days between February and March 2022) 

Part two – Training of project staff and partners in the implementation of the SBCC strategy (8 working days which includes a 4-day training session and the finalisation of the SBCC action plan and M&E plan based on the strategy).

EDUCATION & OTHER CREDENTIALS

  • SBCC technical specialist with a master's degree (M.A., MHS, MPH) in public health, communications, social sciences, anthropology, behavioural economics, advertising, or a related discipline with significant knowledge in public health and/or communication in family planning / sexual and reproductive health
  • At least five years experience overseeing social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) programmes, including gender-responsive messaging and advertising principles.
  • A profound understanding of social and behavioural change, as well as its creative application; Proficiency in Gender, SRHR, SGBV and nutrition SBCC; Proficiency in design thinking tools/approaches
  • Proven track record of leadership and programming in SBCC, including radio, Social media, edutainment and interpersonal communication.
  • Experience working in sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and inclusion, and women's rights, as well as experience integrating these practises and principles within SBCC.
  • Outstanding organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Extensive expertise executing and organising SBCC programmes with the objective of improving health outcomes, including community-based SBCC interventions such as social mobilisation
  • Experience in partnering with members of the mainstream media is preferred
  • Must be based in Uganda

EVALUATION OF CANDIDATE

The consultant will be chosen from a pool of candidates based on their previous SBCC expertise in SRHR, SGBV, and nutrition. Only applicants who satisfy the credentials and experience requirements will be contacted for further consideration.The application form will be closed on January 20, 2022.

DOCUMENTS TO UPLOAD

  • Financial proposal (in UGX)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Relevant education certificates
  • Two evidence of previous SBCC work (e.g. policy, technical guidance, manual training, etc.)
  • Names and contact information of three references

ADRA is committed to preventing any form of undesirable behaviour at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, a lack of integrity, and financial misconduct. ADRA expects all employees and partners to share this commitment via ADRA's Code of Conduct and other policies such as the PSEAH and Child Protection Policy.

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