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  • Posted: Sep 10, 2021
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  • The Save the Children Fund, commonly known as Save the Children, is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries
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    Provision of Services to Develop Communication Products of the RPU Strategy 2022-2024 Process

    PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

    The purpose of the consultancy will be to evaluate the needs of the Unit in terms of communicating our CSP for both internal and external audiences. The range of communication products can be varied including those that can be used in print and social media. The key uses of the products will be to;

    • Share internally with COs, Members and Global teams to promote our strategy in a relatable.
    • Share with current and potential donors showcasing areas of potential of support and partnerships.

    Alongside this, the consultancy will review current Fundraising products including

    1. Thematic Briefs
    2. RPU Capacity Statement and
    3. Master PowerPoint slides and review them with a view to update and ensure their formatting & messaging is consistent and effective.

    ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Responsibility of Save the Children.
    • Develop the TOR and draw the contract for consultancy services for the assignment.
    • Provide required technical and advisory assistance during the entire assignment including access to necessary stakeholders, holding regular briefing meeting and ensuring consultant has necessary background documentation, branding guidelines for their reference.
    • Mobilize and schedule visits/meetings with various staff to participate in the activities as agreed.
    • Cover the costs of the consultants as per the contractual agreement including transport and facilitation fees for the various services.
    • Review and provide final approval to the Consultant’s work plans.
    • Approve the final consultancy outputs.
    • Process payment to consultant upon completion of all deliverables as per the agreed payment schedule outlined in the contract.

    Responsibility of the Consultant(s)

    The consultant(s) will assume the overall responsibility for designing, delivering and reporting on the assignment within the terms of reference.

    The Consultant(s) shall:

    1. Undertake a rapid review of the RPU’s Comms needs related to its need to communicate its CSP 2022 – 2023 Strategic and Fundraising programming. The review will provide consultant with solid understanding of the RPU’s overall objectives for the consultancy information needs, audience analysis and make a recommendation for what is most strategic.
    2. Develop a work plan to define how to deliver the required outcomes of the consultancy according to the schedule of the pilot activities – will include development, review and sign off of the final products.  
    3. Carry out an orientation session with the key stakeholders within the Unit and ESA RO.
    4. Develop a final report documenting the process for the consultancy and recommendations for the RPU on how to ensure uptake and use of the comms products.

    CONTRACTING AND REPORTING

    By responding to this TOR the applicant agrees to be responsible for fully understanding the requirements of the document. Save the Children International reserves the right to reject any or all responses to the TOR, to advertise for new responses, or to accept any TOR response deemed to be in the best interests of the organization and what it stands for. Acceptance of this TOR should not be construed as a contract nor shall indicate any commitment on the part of Save the Children for any future action.

    The TOR does not commit Save the Children to pay for any costs incurred in the submission of a response to this TOR or for any cost incurred prior to the execution of a final contract. Save the Children does not pay pitch fees to the bidders

    Shortlisted applicants will be contracted by Save the Children International for interviews after which the successful firm will be selected. The successful candidate will report to Save the Children International

    DURATION/TIMELINE AND BUDGET.

    The proposed consultancy days shall be divided as follows:

    Consultancy Activities

    Number of working days

    Entry meeting, assignment scoping and pre research

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    Consultancy for Facilitation and Rapporteuring - SRHR HIV - Knows No Borders

    TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT OR COMPANY – FACILITATOR AND RAPPORTEUR

    VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

    PROJECT TITLE: SRHR HIV-KNOWS NO BORDERS

    ORGANIZATION: SAVE THE CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL

    CONSULTANCY: VIRTUAL FACILITATOR AND RAPPORTEUR

    BACKGROUND

    The SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Programme which is implemented in six countries in Southern Africa region (Lesotho, the Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Republic of South Africa with support from the Netherlands Government, seeks to improve access to SRHR and HIV services and information to the least served migrants and migration-affected communities along cross-border and migration corridors in the region. The project contributes to improve health outcomes among migrants, Adolescents and Young people (AYPs) and Sex workers (SWs) and migration-affected communities by promoting positive healthy sexual relationships that can contribute to reducing new HIV infections and improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) indicators by reducing prevalence of sexually transmitted infections (STI), teenage pregnancy, maternal mortality rate (MMR), unmet need for family planning (FP), increasing the use of modern contraception and greater freedom of choice about sexuality.   

    The program responds to critical gaps and weaknesses in the SRHR response at regional and country level by strengthening community-based response to HIV and SRH in the targeted migration affected communities.  One of the challenges experienced is individuals who fail to follow up on treatment owing to challenges related to human mobility and migration.

    WORKSHOPS/VIRTUAL CALLS

    1. Regional multi stakeholder networking workshop in collaboration with INERELA, Sonke gender justice and SWEAT. (DURATION 10 October 2021).
    2. Regional Advocacy Roundtable for Strengthening the Role of Religious and Traditional Leaders in advocating for the Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights and HIV for Migrant Populations, (DURATION: 27-28 October 2021). Following the success of the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Regional Advocacy Meetings, there is now need to collaborate once more, in hosting a Regional Advocacy Roundtable Meeting with both Religious and Traditional leaders to follow up on previous commitments and to plan for Phase II which has been approved by the donor. The meeting will focus on the deliberation and conception of action plans on issues still affecting communities to strengthen the KNB and INERELA+ partnership further.
    3.  4th Regional Technical Consultation for the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Programme (DURATION: 25-26 November, 2021). The Regional Technical Consultative Forum serves to provide a regional approach and platform for the six SADC countries and key stakeholders to engage on SRHR and HIV challenges for migrants, sex workers and AYPs and host communities along major migration routes and cross-border areas. Additionally, the event will offer an opportunity to create a critical mass of focal persons who may be called upon as regional champions for migration and health (SRHR/HIV) awareness and advocacy.

    SCOPE OF WORK:        

    Facilitator  

    Rapporteur

    Scope of work

    1. Participate in 1 of the final planning meeting and debriefying with the    Regional Team (consisting of Save The Children International and IOM).
    2. Facilitate the virtual workshops
    3. Participate in 1 of the final planning meeting with the Regional Team (consisting of Save The Children International and IOM).
    4. Take complete notes of proceedings (insert days)
    5. Consolidate notes/recordings if any, provided by staff members of Save      The Children International and IOM.
    6. Present draft report for input by specified staff members from Save The Children International and IOM.
    7. Present an overall/summary report

    Expected outputs

    1. Facilitate the virtual workshop
    2. List of Meeting follow up Actions daily during the course of the meeting
    3. Key Recommendations from meeting deliberations
    4. Compile comprehensive notes on the day(s) of the meeting,
    5. Comprehensive Professional Publication Ready Report,   including an overall/summary

    ESSENTIAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

    • Demonstrated ability to use internet based software programs: Zoom/Microsoft Teams  , LMS, etc. Skill using Microsoft software including word, excel and power-point.
    • Must be able to productively utilize the aforementioned systems
    • Be proficient in spoken and written English
    • Experience facilitating workshops on topics such as SRHR with  diverse and varying stakeholder, especially religiousleaders,traditional leaders/chiefs
    • Experience working for an NGO, Research institution, or similar local                   organization will be an

    added advantage.

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS;

    The consultant should include the following information in the bid:

    • Expected consultancy fee for this assignment
    • Detailed profile of the applicant, indicative of previous relevant   experience
    • Reference for client for similar assignment
    • Any other information relevant to this TOR

     

    • Be highly qualified and proficient in spoken and written English
    • Hold an undergraduate degree from a recognised institution in English, literature,
    • journalism, or other relevant fields
    • Have at least 2 years’ experience in minutes taking, reporting or other documentation
    • processes
    • Demonstrate the ability to use a neat, concise and clear style in writing and communication
    • Ability to meet project deadlines with no supervision.
    • Experience working for an NGO, Research institution, or similar local organization will be an added advantage

    OTHER REQUIREMENTS;

    The consultant should include the following information in the bid:

    • Expected consultancy fee for this assignment
    • Detailed profile of the applicant, indicative of previous relevant experience
    • Reference for client for similar assignment
    • At least a copy of a completed similar assignment
    • Any other information relevant to this TOR

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    Consultancy for the Research on Replicable and Scalable Cross Border Collaborations Models and Best Practices for Improved Programming SRHR HIV Migration (KNB Phases II)

    TERMS OF REFERENCE

    Sexual Reproductive Health: HIV Knows no Borders Project (KNB II 2021 - 2026) 

    Consultancy for the Research on Replicable and Scalable Cross Border Collaborations Models and Best Practices for Improved Programming SRHR HIV Migration (KNB Phase II)

    Background

    The SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders (KNB) project Phase II was launched in April 2021 as a partnership between Save the Children International (SCI ESARO) specifically through the Regional Programming Unit (RPU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The partnership collaborate to implement a holistic, regional project to improve sexual and reproductive health and HIV (SRH-HIV) related outcomes amongst migrants, sex workers and young vulnerable people YVPs) as well as non-migrant adolescents, young people, sex workers and their clients in migration-affected communities in Southern Africa with funding support from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Embassy in Maputo. The six implementing countries in the SADC region Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini and Zambia have been maintained into the second phase of the protect.

    The consortium members are responsible for the implementation of project interventions in the six countries with the following objectives:

    • Objective 1: Healthy Choices: Young vulnerable people (YVP), including migrants and sex workers living in migration affected communities in six countries in Southern African region have greater freedom of choice about their HIV and SRH rights by December 2026.
    • Objective 2: Access to Services: Young vulnerable people (YVP), including migrants and sex workers living in migration affected communities in six countries of Southern Africa have increased access to and utilization of quality SRH-HIV and other support services by December 2026.
    • Objective 3: Creating an enabling environment: Young vulnerable people (YVP), including migrants and sex workers living in migration affected communities in six countries of Southern Africa have their SRH-HIV rights and needs progressively addressed in changed socio-cultural norms, policy reforms and implementation at local, national and regional levels by December 2026.

    Purpose of the Assignment

    The program has established and hosted bilateral and multilateral cross border collaborations between neighboring countries; two tripartite cross border collaborations forums, for national and provincial stakeholders, have been established between Eswatini, Mozambique and South Africa as well as between Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. These two forums are supported by bilateral cross border district collaboration which involves duty bearer at service delivery level across neighboring countries.

    Anecdotal accounts point to the success of these collaborations, while operationally the program has established essential requirements for valuable collaborations, the complex mechanisms and processes requisite for success have not been documented. Additionally, the basic building blocks and essential have not yet been fully elucidated. In order to build understanding of basic elements and mechanism for functionality and sustainability of cross border collaborations, we require services of a consultant or consultancy firm to conduct Research on Replicable and Scalable Cross Border Collaborations Models and Best Practices for Improved Programming SRHR HIV Migration along migration corridors in six countries within the Southern Africa Region (SADC).

    Major Tasks to Be Accomplished

    The process will include the following key activities:

    1. Conduct a desk review of the existing project documents, regional technical consultative forum reports, tripartite cross border forum reports, capacity building materials, change agent tools, policy review research report and other relevant regional and national documents.
    2. Develop data collection tools for any available or collectable qualitative and quantitative data from the relevant sources.
    3. Develop KII tools for program staff, implementing partners, government and development partners and other role players involve in border programming.
    4. Conduct consultative interviews with selected members of the regional and country teams as well as any implementing partners and change agents, to appreciate the land scape of SRHR and HIV services.
    5. Analyze and document mechanism and basic elements for success and sustainability of cross border collaborations.
    6. Analyze and document basic elements for healthy and safe cross border transit for migrating YVP.
    7. Analyze and identify gaps in the current practices and recommend strategies to address the gaps.
    8. Develop models and approaches for replicating cross border collaborations and to scale up existing practices.
    9. Develop and identify research dissemination strategy.
    10. Present the draft reports to the Cross Border Collaboration Research Reference and Technical Support Working Group (RTSWG) team for review, comments and feedback.
    11. Amend the drafts in line with feedback provided.
    12. Conduct a 1-day validation workshop among project team and implementing partners and for buy in and final technical review.
    13. Produce the final research report for handover and sign.

    Deliverables

    • An inception report outlining the consultant’s understanding of the assignment, the proposed the data collection tools.
    • The consultant should produce a project implementation plan which outlines the major steps to be followed to complete the research.
    • Produce a report documenting various models that can be applied to enhance cross border collaborations.
    • A synthesis of current practices with gaps and strategies to address the gaps.
    • A replication and scale up approach modelling for cross border collaboration success.
    • Draft reports and dissemination strategies
    • A validation workshop and final research report

    Duration and Deadlines

    We estimate that the consultant will commit 30 working days in September/October 2021 to complete the project

    Component

    Activity detail

    Deliverable

    Number of Days

    Desk Top Review

    Method of Application

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