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  • Posted on: 9 September, 2016 Deadline: 16 September, 2016
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    Catholic Relief Services is the official agency of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for relief and development assistance overseas; an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs. Therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to our approach in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re- established its presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, health and emergency response programs. A key component of CRS Nigeria's new country strategy is monitoring, survey, accountability and learning.

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    In January 2016, 4Children began a two-year, USAID- funded technical assistance project in Nigeria. The overarching objective of the SoW is for 4Children to provide Technical Assistance to USAID and CDC IPs in responsible graduation and transition[1] of OC, households, communities, LGAs and states as part of the PEPFAR pivot and reflective of PEPFAR 3.0 priorities. The SoW also included a focus on supporting prioritized actions and strategies for the geographic areas identified by PEPFAR as scale-up local goernment areas (LGAs). The technical assistance provided by 4Children over the next two-year period will achieve the following:

    • Development of guidance, strategies and tools to support improved HES and parenting.
    •  Strengthened linkages among and referrals between community and clinic based OC services, including strategies for reaching more children living with HI (CLHI) within the OC population.
    • Strengthened capacity of government systems (LGA and state leel) to advocate, plan for and use funds for OC.
    • Strategies for delivering critical OC serices at clinical facilities.
    • Guidance and examples of intevrentions targeting adolescent girls and young women that address their increased vulnerability to both child protection concerns and HI and can be easily integrated into existing programming.
    • To successfully address many of the issues related to graduation and transition, improved and strengthened sustainability plans and strategies must be in place, utilized and understood by all actors, and include appropriate support to Implementing Partners, CSOs and States to successfully manage sustainable graduation and transition of beneficiaries in FY16-FY17. The two-year work plan includes a specific output related to the improvement of parenting practices of caregivers involed in OC programs in Nigeria (see Annex 1 for IR 2.5).
    • The first step in identifying what additional parenting training curricula content needs to be developed, a reiew of existing parenting training curricula will be conducted. These curricula will be assessed against the framework thus helping to identifying strengths and gaps of the curricula currently being used by OC Implementing Partners. The findings of the review will inform the deelopment of additional content that is contextually appropriate, evidence based and addresses the unique needs of children liing with or affected by HI in Nigeria.
    • A framework was developed to help guide the review process and enable 4Children Nigeria to have a comprehensive understanding of what is currently being used within OC programs and what content needs to be developed to meet the identified needs of the program in dierse contexts.

    To develop contextually appropriate pictures for the ‘Better Parenting Plus curriculum; Nigeria’ depicting the cultures, norms and practices in Nigeria. The Graphic Artist will work with 4Children Parenting Technical Adisor and parenting Consultants to harmonize the adaptations alidated and endorsed by the releant stakeholders.

    Description of Work:
    The Graphic Artist will use relevant expertise in graphics to the adaptations alidated and endorsed by the releant stakeholders during the alidation workshop. 

    Specific tasks:

    • Meet with 4Children Parenting and Youth Technical Adisor to review the pictures in the Parenting curriculum and discuss the adaptation and changes needed in the pictures for Nigeria.
    • Design first draft of Standardized and contextually appropriate pictures of the ‘Better Parenting Plus Nigeria’; adapt changes and inputs from the Parenting Technical team and submit final draft.
    • Meet with Parenting Technical team to validate the pictures designed and provide e-copies of customized validated pictures to 4children.



    Due Date

    Maximum Number of Consultancy Days
    Meet with 4Children Parenting and Youth Technical Adisor to review the pictures in the Parenting curriculum and discuss the adaptation and changes needed in the pictures for Nigeria

    September 14


    Design first draft of Standardized and contextually appropriate pictures of the Better Parenting Plus Nigeria, adapt changes and inputs from the Parenting Technical team and submit final draft

    September 15-19


    Meet with Parenting Technical team to alidate the pictures designed and  provide e-copies of customized validated pictures to 4children

    September 20


    Total (Maximum) Days

    Superision, reporting and oersight:
    The Graphic Artist’s primary point of contact under this consultancy will be to the 4Children Nigeria, Parenting and Youth Adisor, Ruth Haruna, for all programmatic issues with support from Dr. Tapfuma Muroe, 4C Chief of Party. Delierables will be submitted to the 4C PYTA.

    Working Relationships:
    The consultant will be expected to work in collaboration with the following 4Children staff and partners in Nigeria:  4Children Parenting and Youth Technical Adisor and Parenting Consultants.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should download the application form  and send with a detailed 3-page resume in a single file word document to Applications must reach us on or before COB Friday, September 16, 2016.

    Equal Opportunity:

    “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, etc. Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”.

    Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.

    As noted in the following sections, there does not appear to be commonly understood or standardized definitions for graduation and transition in the OVC community in Nigeria. However, in other documentation, graduation and transition in OVC programming have been defined as follows: Graduation: A point at which all actions identified in the case plan have been completed and the child and caregiver are stable and secure enough to meet their own needs (e.g. financial, protection, emotional, health and education) without the assistance of the case manager. A case manager may monitor the status of a stable and secure child and caregiver for a period of time prior to graduation to ensure the child and caregiver are unlikely to require additional support in the future. Transition: The transfer of a child and his or her caregiver from direct PEPFAR support to support provided by another source (e.g. government, community, a program funded by another donor, etc.)

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