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  • Consultant - Adaptation and Development of ASRH Toolkits for Adolescent Girls and Boys at Save The Children

  • Posted on: 10 August, 2018 Deadline: 14 August, 2018
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    Consultant - Adaptation and Development of ASRH Toolkits for Adolescent Girls and Boys

     

    Duration of Consultancy: 10 days

    Background

    Save the Children (SC) Nigeria is implementing Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to make informed Choices for their Health (REACH) in Gombe, Katsina and Zamfara states in Northern Nigeria. The three year project specifically targets states with some of the worst indicators for adolescents, especially girls, and will focus on rural and hard to reach communities where rates of early marriage, early childbearing, low educational attainment and discriminatory social and gender norms significantly affect the ability of adolescent girls and boys to make decisions and access services to protect and improve their sexual and reproductive health (SRH).

    REACH project aims to improve access to high quality, gender-responsive and adolescent-friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys; increase the decision-making of married and unmarried girls about their SRH and rights; and improve the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    REACH will also contribute to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 (ensure universal access to ASRH services, including FP information and education, and integration of RH into national strategies and programmes); and SDG 5 (achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls), by:

    • Improving access to high quality, gender-sensitive and adolescent-friendly SRH services for unmarried and married adolescent girls and boys;
    • Increasing the decision-making of married and unmarried adolescent girls about their own SRHR; and
    • Improving the integration of civil society contributions and evidence-based best practices in ASRHR policy design and implementation at local and state levels.

    Furthermore, to improve gender equality and positive gender norms through the engagement of VYA, older adolescent girls and boys including men; REACH project will develop gender transformative toolkits using GREAT, REAL Fathers, “Our First Baby” guide and the “Age and life stage” as building blocks.  

    Overview of Assigned Task

    • To achieve this aim, REACH is sourcing for a consultant to review and adapt the aforementioned curricula and other existing ASRH&R toolkits from relevant agencies involved in adolescent health and youth-friendly services interventions; and lead the field-testing of the final products.

    Specifically, the consultant will conduct the following activities:

    • Adapt GREAT, REAL Fathers, “Our First Baby” guide and the “Age and life stage” tools and other gender-responsive resources to develop toolkits for engaging very young adolescents (VYA) aged 10 -14, married adolescent girls aged 15 - 19, married adolescent boys and men.
    • Lead the field-testing of developed toolkit in selected communities.
    • Incorporate the results of field-testing to produce a “camera” ready toolkits

    Consultancy Deliverables
    Finalized and “camera ready” toolkits for the following target groups:

    • Very young adolescents (VYA) girls aged 10 -14
    • Very young adolescents (VYA) boys aged 10 -14
    • Married adolescent girls aged 15 -19
    • Married adolescent boys aged 15 -19
    • Married men who are 20 years but younger than 30 years
    • End of consultancy report

    Key Skills and Experience

    • Advanced degree in public health, sociology, medical, Nursing or health sciences research. 
    • Familiarity with adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including family planning, antenatal care, and safe delivery services
    • Previous experience in the development of toolkits for adolescents
    • Excellent communication, analytical and report writing skills.
    • Good spoken and written English language; Hausa language will be an added advantage

    The Consultant reports to REACH project director SCI Nigeria, but will work primarily with the ASRH Advisor; the Gender and MEAL Advisors who will be providing appropriate thematic guidance.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

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