The scope of this consultancy is to build the capacity of two ADRA TOGETHER (UNITING TOWARDS GENDER EQUALITY for the ENJOYMENT OF WOMEN and Girls’ TOTAL HEALTH and RIGHTs) project partners in Kenya and Uganda to deliver gender transformative programming utilizing the Program H|M approach. All project partners are responsible for ensuring that Gender Equality is effectively integrated throughout the TOGETHER project. A gender transformative and rights-based approach to development ensures a more accurate understanding of the situation, facilitates the design of more appropriate responses, highlights opportunities and resources within an affected community, and contributes to sustainable development. A gender transformative approach seeks to address the root causes of gender inequality and reshapes unequal power relations.
Timeframe: August to September 2022
Total # of consultancy days: 25 days
Total # of consultants: 1
Max total consultancy: $20,000 CAD (HST inclusive)
Language of Instruction: English
Funded by: Global Affairs Canada and ADRA Canada
Location: Kenya, Uganda, Cambodia, and Philippines
Start Date: August, 2022
Application submission: By email to Sherry Ellis-Leonard [email protected], by April 18, 2022
*Alternatively, the training can be carried out by a team. However, in such a case, the indicative budget is still applicable as a maximum amount for the team.
Background and Description of the Proposed Project
ADRA (the Adventist Development and Relief Agency) is the official faith based international humanitarian response and development agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church focused on programming that delivers justice, compassion, and love to the most vulnerable of humanity so that all may live as God intended. As such, the agency adopts a Christian view of human rights, believing that as bearers of God’s image and clothed with intrinsic dignity, all humans are rights-holders, and are entitled to God-given rights that must be respected, protected, and advanced. Therefore, challenging gender inequality is a central component in all of ADRA Canada’s work.
In response to a 2019 organizational gender audit, ADRA Canada drafted its first gender vision for the agency, which included enhancing the capacity of partner offices to effectively address and mainstream gender equality by improving their knowledge in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender transformative programming. As part of this, ADRA is piloting Program H&M training to enhance the capacity of two partner offices in facilitating gender transformative change within the TOGETHER project.
The TOGETHER project aims to increase the enjoyment of health-related rights for the most vulnerable children, adolescent girls and boys, and women and men, especially those with intersecting vulnerabilities in indigenous, remote or resettlement settings. The Project will empower individuals and communities to advocate for better sexual and reproductive health services and policies and will educate and encourage young people to engage with their communities and their governments to make their voices heard.
The Project will provide training to educators and teachers on providing comprehensive sexuality education, both in and out of the classroom. The Project will also strengthen local health systems, working closely with local authorities and health facilities to improve health worker capacity and service coverage, including for family planning and sexual gender-based violence (SGBV)-related prevention and care.
Project activities include: (1) training on sexual and reproductive health and rights, water, sanitation and hygiene, climate resilience, and life skills to adolescent girls, young women, boys and young men; (2) training and support to health care staff, community health volunteers on women centered, safe, inclusive care and counselling; (3) training health care providers to provide comprehensive, gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive health services; (4) training on nutrition for caregivers of children under the age of five years old, pregnant and lactating mothers and their partners through kitchen gardening; and (5) equipping health centres to provide sexual and reproductive health care, from family planning consultations to supporting victims of sexual and gender-based violence in all four countries.
The Project will target (estimated) 120,000 direct project participants comprised of approximately 88,600 females and 33,052 males in Cambodia, Kenya, the Philippines and Uganda. Approximately 78,000 of these direct project participants are youth 19 years of age or younger. The Project will also reach over 70,000 indirect project participants. These figures are planned estimates and specific target figures will be defined during the project implementation plan (PIP) phase.
Program H&M Facilitators Training
The training consultant shall have the following competencies:
Resources Provided to Consultant
The following resources will be provided to the consultant:
Proposed Deliverables and Level of Effort
|Activity/Deliverable**||Duration in days (business days)||Location|
|Program H&M Training Design||5||Office work|
|Program H&M Training Preparation (including materials)||5||Office work|
|Program H&M Training Delivery||10 (25 participants)||Remote|
|Facilitation Support Check ins||5 days||Remote|
|TOTAL CONSULTANCY DAYS||25|
The consultant will deliver the following:
The “Program H&M Training Delivery” deliverable shall be completed no later than September 30, 2022.
Consultant(s) can re-allocate days within the total consultancy as needed.
Participation of Stakeholders in the Gender Training
The total consultancy shall not exceed $20,000 inclusive of all taxes and fees.
Policies & Standards Applicable to Consultant(s)
The Consultant(s) will be expected to abide by the applicable policies of ADRA Canada, as found at the following links. These include:
The Consultant(s) will be required to sign that they will abide by the above policies.
Interested candidates should submit their application for this consultancy to Sherry Ellis-Leonard ([email protected]) before the submission deadline April 18, 2022.
ADRA Canada reserves the right to contact only selected or shortlisted candidate(s). The application package of interested candidates should include:
April 10, 2022
April 18, 2022
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