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Job Summary


TERMS OF REFERENCE
1. Community Health Tool Kit Update
2. Development of Gender and disability inclusive facilitation guidance manual
Enhancing Youth Advocacy through Multimedia campaigns to tackle COVID-19 Project

BACKGROUND
Youth Advocates is a youth-led organisation working to advance youth rights and amplify their voices where it matters. With a mission of empowering adolescents and young people through knowledge and skills transfer,
Youth Advocates continues building on extensive experience leading youth driven projects within the development field, ideally pioneering innovative technology in youth-centered programs partnering with the
local communities. Operating in 5 countries across East and Southern Africa (Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Botswana, and Zimbabwe), Youth Advocates comprehensively addresses the complex behavioral, social, and structural drivers of risk tolerance among young people through combining technology, nationwide multimedia campaigns with systems strengthening, community-level outreach, and clinical and psycho-social services.
Youth Advocates’ rights-based approach involves increasing access to quality youth friendly services and providing comprehensive gender-sensitive, sexuality education, promoting and preserving human dignity. It uses technology and grassroots initiatives to empower children and youth, claiming respect for fundamental freedoms and rights; improved conditions for young people and their communities; opportunities to learn,
work and participate in decisions that affect them.

Since the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, the pandemic has disrupted every aspect of people's lives in an unprecedented manner. While many of its implications, such as confinement-related psychological distress and social distancing measures, affect all of society, young people experience these impacts in distinct ways as they must cope with disruptions in education, mental health issues brought about by
lockdown uncertainties as well as disruptions in accessing health services particularly HIV and SRH services. Violence, teenage pregnancies, and substance abuse has generally been found to increase in the
face of pandemics. Following a KAP survey, Human Centered Design Workshop and U-Report polls on COVID 19/SRH/Substance abuse perceptions it was determined that learners need support when it comes to their
health and well-being. Creating a healthy community environment is an ideal way to affect adolescents and young people’s health, attitudes and behaviors by providing a supportive social and physical environment.
In this regard Youth Advocates is looking for services of professional and experienced consultants to work with in updating and reviewing the school health tool kit to integrate lifesaving information on issues
affecting adolescents tackling mental health, substance abuse, teen pregnancies, HIV and COVID 19.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. Assignment Purpose and Objectives ( Community Health Kit)
Youth Advocates is seeking to hire a consultant who will spearhead updating and reviewing the current Youth Advocates Leadership Program (YALeP) manual which is being used a community health tool kit in reaching
to young people with knowledge and information on HIV/SRH and other health related issues. The task will be led by the consultant and supported by young people who have been part of the program in terms of infusing
trending topics that will invoke youth engagement and participation in the COVID-19 response. As part of the assignment the Consultant will have to also have to conduct formative assessments on substance
abuse, teenage pregnancies and COVID-19 that will be conducted targeting young people in schools. Data collected during these rapid assessments will be used to shape content of the manual.
Interested candidates should possess skills in illustrative designing as the manual should not be text heavy and be appealing to its target audience (young people 10-24)

The design and execution of this assignment must also take into account and abide by Youth Advocates' human-centred community development principles. This means, for example, ensuring young people are at
the centre of the review process, that principles of gender equality, inclusion, and non-discrimination are considered and acted upon throughout, and that the meaningful participation young people and other key stakeholders is promoted.

TARGETED PROVINCES AND DISTRICTS

Province: Midlands
District: Gweru

Province :Masvingo
District: Masvingo

Province: Manicaland
District: Mutare

Province: Bulawayo
District: Bulawayo

Province: Matabeleland South
District: Beitbridge and Gwanda

Target Population:
Adolescents and young people both in and out of school.

Qualifications and Experience


Expected Outcomes/Deliverables
The following will be the expected deliverables of this consultancy:
• Development of a comprehensive gender and disability inclusive guide/manual

Qualification/Specialized knowledge and Experience
The contract will be awarded to a consultant /service provider with the following core qualifications:
• At least 5 years of traceable experience of working and/or conducting research, policy development and review in the field of gender and disability inclusion at National Level. Regional and International experience will be an added advantage. Including knowledge on Advocacy
• Experience and knowledge of protocols for gender and disability mainstreaming, particularly skewed towards enhancing participation of young people
• Experience with report writing and facilitation
• Fluency in English is required; knowledge of local languages (Shona and Ndebele) spoken in the project target areas will be added advantage;
• Previous experience in research and knowledge management will be an added advantage

How to Apply


Deadline and proposal submission
Interested consultants/institutions are encouraged to submit a technical and financial proposal to youthadvocateshq@gmail.com.The submission of the detailed technical and financial proposal should take
into account the following points:
• A letter of interest stating that you are eligible for the assignment;
• A technical proposal clearly indicating description of the proposed methodology to be used and a schedule of planned activities;
• Detailed budget, indicative of all-inclusive costs
• Curriculum Vitae of the individual /professionals to undertake the assignment; and
• A summary or samples of similar assignments undertaken previously.
For both assignments The deadline for submission of proposals is Sunday the 14th of August 2022 by
14:00hrs.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE TWO SEPARATE ASSIGNMENTS, HENCE CONSULTANTS ARE TO CLEARLY STATE ON THE EMAIL SUBJECT WHICH CALL ARE THEY APPLYING
FOR I.E COMMUNITY HEALTH KIT UPDATE OR GENDER AND DISABILITY FACILITATION GUIDE. CONSULTANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ONLY APPLY FOR ONE ASSIGNMENT.
SUPERVISION
Name: Nokuphiwa Moyo
Title: Impact and Programs Coordinator
Signature
Date 09/08/22
PREPARED BY:
Name: Nokuphiwa Moyo
Title: Impact and Programs Coordinator
Signature:
Date: 09/08/22
APPROVED BY:
Name: Tatenda Songore
Title: Executive Director
Signature
Date: 09/08/2

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