DKT International is a registered, non-profit organization founded in 1989 to focus the power of social marketing on some of the largest countries with the greatest needs for family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and safe abortion. By doing so, DKT has achieved tremendous health impact, and done it cost-efficiently. Although we work mostly in the private sector, we also support the public sector, often partnering with government health facilities to reach the total market.
Terms of Reference
Health Communications Consultant
Ministry of Health began exploring the introduction of DMPA-SC in 2016 and accelerated development of the business case and introduction plan upon receiving technical and financial support from Access Collaborative donors (DFID, UNFPA, CIFF and BMGF) in late 2017. The MOH together with DMPA-SC task force, a sub-committee of the Family Planning Technical Working Group (FP-TWG) developed an ambitious costed DMPA-SC implementation and Scale up Plan that defined and costed sequential activities that would lead to the introduction of DMPA-SC in the public sector and its scale up in the private sector. Among the activities within the scale up plan was to develop a communication and demand creation plan under which Information and Education Communication materials would be created. The IEC materials should target appropriate audiences, provide accurate information on the injectable contraception, it’s benefits and effectiveness, proper use and disposal, and dispel any myths and misconceptions. The materials will be used for sensitization, as teaching aids, as how-to steps, and for demand creation within the public and private sector channels.
In support of the MoH effort to develop IEC materials for use in expanding access to DMPA-SC in Kenya, DKT International is seeking a consultant to work closely with the Ministry of Health-Reproductive Maternal Health Services Unit and its stakeholders to review, contextualize and develop communication materials that will facilitate the roll out of DMPA-SC. The consultant will ensure that all work and deliverables under the terms of reference comply with the MOH Reproductive Health objectives and relevant family planning policies and guidelines.
Key objective of the consultancy:
To develop key messaging & communication materials content that will be adopted by different target audiences including, but not limited to healthcare providers, potential users/clients, key stakeholders, and media. The messages and materials should be effective at increasing awareness and creating demand for DMPA-SC as an innovative injectable contraception that has potential to expand access for contraception in Kenya.
Scope of work:
The Consultant shall be required to review, contextualize and develop communication materials messaging and content for DMPA-SC in order to achieve the key objective of the Consultancy services.
The assignment will involve the following activities, among others:
*NB: Self Injection of DMPA-SC was approved by the regulator Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) on 11th May 2019.
Pre tested and final DMPA-SC communication materials for key target audiences
DMPA-SC Communication roll out plan, including, but not limited to the following:
a. IEC materials and key messages on DMPA-SC
b. Pretesting tools for the materials
c. Crisis communication plan
d. Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
Milestones and Key Deliverables
Reporting Period and Key Deliverable
Performance period and level of effort: maximum 40 days during the period June 2019
Send a detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter outlining the relevant experience you have to complete the assignment (Please quote “Health Communications Consultant” on the cover letter subject) to firstname.lastname@example.org; with a copy to email@example.com;
By Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Proposal for implementing the project
Sample of previous work done.
This is a short-time consultancy based in Nairobi, Kenya and working closely with the Ministry of Health’s Reproductive and Maternal Health Services Unit.