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Purpose the consultancy
the project plans to develop a gender transformative SBCC strategy focusing on GE and ASRHR aimed at adolescent girls and young women, boys, male and female care givers, community and religious leaders, health workers, teachers and relevant government departments with thedual objective of providing information on ASRHR MHPPS and CP.
Within the ASPIRE project, an SBCC strategy will serve as the guiding document which defines the behaviour change objectives, the barriers and determinates of those objectives and proposed strategies and specific interventions the project should undertake to achieve the change. It should address the three levels of change – for GE, uptake of SRH services and MHPSS, CP and reduction of CEFM – which are the individual (adolescents), the community (parents, community leaders, and service providers (schools and health care and CP providers). Ultimately, the SBCC strategy aims to contribute to the reduction of poor sexual and reproductive health outcomes for adolescent girls and young women in the targeted states of Bauchi and Sokoto respectively.
Social and Behaviour Change communications strategies: These are generally grounded in research and formed through consultative processes. Hence the need to conduct some level of desk review to understand better audiences and the sexual reproductive health topics and behaviours as well as other nuances and considerations. ASPIRE project will therefore conduct a Desk review, whose findings will be used to inform the development of our SBCC strategy. This Desk Review will be focused on a comprehensive SBC approach exploring factors that influence multiple levels—individuals, families, influential community members, communities as a whole, health care providers, and policymakers—to devise a maximally effective behaviour change strategy for Sexual Reproductive Health and Right (SRHR), Gender Equality (GE), MHPSS, Child Protection (CP) particularly Gender Based Violence (GBV).
This Desk Review should uncover what people currently know, think, feel and do about the relevant topics and behaviours, and understand their motivations and barriers to changing or adopting new behaviours; In particular, the research should focus on women, men and adolescent girls and boys’ behaviours and understanding of SRHR, GE and child protection as well as society’s acceptance on the right of women and men, adolescent girls and boys. Parents, caregivers and guardians of adolescents need to be incorporated to achieve the goals of the research as they play a fundamental role in creating a protective and enabling environment for adolescent boys and girls. Besides, adolescent boys and girls need parental care and financial support before accessing and making use of some of the SRHR, GE, and child protection services. The consultant will seek recent resources that document the behaviour and attitude of these stakeholders and the driving factors
The Desk Review should also help determine whether and how different topics and behaviours relate to one another in addition to the identification of key facilitators and barriers to the adoption of desired behaviours. Research findings will be used to generate a robust SBCC strategy to determine the best way forward for achieving project social behaviour change outcomes. that the.
The staff of Plan International Nigeria and Plan International Canada will be the main users of the results of the Desk Review. In addition, key stakeholders in the project, such as government ministries / executing agencies, partner NGOs, local authorities and communities are the parties interested in the results.
Specific Objectives for Desk Review and Content Development for SBCC
The developed comprehensive SBCC strategy will integrate issues related to Gender Equality (GE), Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR), MHPSS and Child Protection. As part of the SBCC implementation plan the BCC messages will be integrated by Plan International Nigeria and implementing partners into various activities across the project, including training modules and materials for in-school and out-of-school adolescents aged 15-19 and 20-24 as well as training materials for facility and community-based service providers and used for messaging for community-wide events including service providers at facilities and messaging communicated by change agents during awareness raising and advocacy campaigns.
The Desk Review methodology will be Secondary researrch. This is a follow-u[ on to the quantitative baseline study and qualitative gender equality and inclusion (GEI) assessment.
The consultant will be required to work with Plan Canada and Plan Nigeria technical advisors to review, refine and finalize the tools
Assessment is proposed to be carried out at a central location where all ASPIRE staff will participate and be guided to support the desk review
Scope of Work
Under this Terms of Reference (ToR) will act as the lead on all components of the SBCC strategy development.
In this role, the Consultant will be responsible for ensuring access to secondary data sources and to:
During the consultancy, the following deliverables are expected:
Supervision/Management of Assignment
The consultant will be required to work closely with the Plan International Nigeria ASPIRE technical Leads (GE&I Coordinator, , Health, M&E, Snr, Project Manager and Advocacy and Influencing Advisor). The consultant will however be directly accountable to the Plan International Nigeria M&E focal person on the progress of the assignment through updates via email and online conferences.
Suggested Desk Review report format is:
The Desk Review and SBCC Strategy development must be finalized within three weeks of the date of signing the contract. Payment will be based on deliverables. The consultant will be responsible for managing the number of days to complete the tasks. Travel costs will be reimbursed based on actuals and in alignment with Plan International Nigeria’s travel and expenses reimbursement policy.
Qualifications of Consultant(s)
Application package and procedures
Applications for the consultancy must include the following components, to a total of 10 pages or less (not including appendices, CVs, etc.):
The proposal will be scored on both technical (methodology) and financial (budget) aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively.
The SBCC messages will be developed for each of the project stakeholders including (but not limited to) adolescent girls (10-14, 15-19), young women (20-24), male partners of AGYW, caregivers of AGYW, women powerholders, local traditional and religious leaders, community- and facility based health providers, local policy makers, etc. As part of the SBCC implementation plan the messages will be used to communicate with the target audiences to improve desired behaviours and change harmful behaviours in relation to GE, ASRHR, MHPSS, CEFM, and CP. The messages to be developed should be consistent and address the root causes for poor ASRH outcomes and related issues such as (Child Early and Forced Marriage) (Sexual- Gender Based Violence), (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) CEFM, and SGBV.
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