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AJIRA TANZANIA 2019 / NAFASI ZA KAZI 2019
Job Title: Consultancy - Tulonge Afya ProjectApplication Deadline: 2019-05-05
FHI360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff include experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries globally.
Currently, FHI 360 is seeking a qualified, and experienced consultant to conduct a consultancy assignment- for its USAID funded Tulonge Afya Project. Tulonge Afya project works with the Government to catalyze opportunities for Tanzanians to improve health status by transforming socio-cultural norms and supporting the adoption of healthier behaviors. By addressing key social and cultural norms and social and behavior change (SBCC) system needs, USAID Tulonge Afya and the Government will together identify the drivers of behaviors directly tied to health and leverage SBCC approaches to achieve the following results:
- Result 1: Improved ability of individuals to practice healthy behaviors
- Result 2: Strengthened community support for health behaviors
- Result 3: Improved systems for coordination and implementation of SBCC interventions
Our integrated approach blends best practices from behavioral health sciences to address the complex individual-to-societal interplay that encourages change. We will use a participatory, evidence-based, and theory-informed approach. Through this, we will: 1) address norms and inequities that drive poor health; 2) advance health while promoting rights; 3) use data better to support regional needs; 4) harmonize messages and media; 5) strengthen institutional capacity to manage and deliver high-quality SBCC; and 6) facilitate coordination to maximize SBCC impact and efficiencies.
Overview on the consultancy
FHI 360 is procuring the services of the consultant to provide SBCC technical assistance in support of HIV and AIDS, TB, and youth (encompasses HIV and sexual and reproductive health [SRH]) goals and objectives under the USAID Tulonge Afya project. The consultant will provide expert technical guidance to facilitate quality, effective, and timely implementation of the project’s SBCC strategies and work plan activities. This includes ensuring stakeholders and target audiences are engaged appropriately throughout design and implementation; established processes for material design and development are followed, and activities are implemented with fidelity to project strategies and plans.
A detailed description of the tasks
Task 1: Collaborate with project partners to design, test, and finalize a community dialogue toolkit that contributes to the goals of the youth strategy. This should include a workshop with project partners to identify and adapt existing materials (based on needs outlined in the creative brief) and extensive consultations with targeted beneficiaries to refine the content and format of the toolkit.
Task 2: Manage the pre-test finalization, printing, and dissemination of client takeaway materials for the youth audience. This should include integrating findings from the pre-test activity, consultation with MOH colleagues to ensure their review and approval, and coordination with relevant FHI 360 departments to procure design and printing services from external vendors.
Task 3: Manage finalization of the HIV activities for the Subira/Edna IPC toolkits. This should include coordination with design staff to update artwork, ensuring alignment with feedback and look-and-feel of other activities, consultation with MOH colleagues to ensure their review and approval, and coordination with relevant FHI 360 departments to procure design and printing services from external vendors.
Task 4: Conduct field visits to monitor the technical integrity youth IPC HIV testing and VMMC sessions that are implemented by CSO-supported Peer Champions. This should include providing technical support to CSO supervisors to ensure their ability to conduct quality supportive supervision, provide constructive feedback and to develop corrective action plans were required. ,
Task 5: Collaborate with project partners and MOHCDGEC to finalize Fuhara Yangu revised batch two materials. This should include working closely with NACP to ensure materials are reviewed and approved.
Task 6: Collaborate with project partners and MOHCDGEC to develop Furaha Yangu phase 2 and 3 materials. This will include working closely with creative partners, FHI 360 HO and NACP to push forward content developed from technical meetings, including managing the review, pre-test, finalize, print and disseminate of stakeholder endorsed draft materials.Source:AjiraLeo Tanzania
Task 7: In collaboration with operations roll out the use of the Furaha Yangu PLHIV small group dialogue toolkits with NACOPHA as part of their treatment advocate training curriculum and empowerment support group sessions. This will include orienting NACOPHA and supporting them to oversee rollout of orientations to their volunteers across USAID priority districts.
Task 8: Conduct field visits to monitor the technical integrity of Furaha Yangu small group discussion activities with at-risk populations among TCDC and T-MARC CSOs, This should include providing technical support to CSO supervisors to ensure their ability to conduct quality supportive supervision, provide constructive feedback and to develop corrective action plans were required.
Task 9: Manage the pretest, review, and finalization of PLHIV testimonials and print materials. This will include incoparation of pre-test findings and securing stakeholders endorsement and NACP approval.
Task 10: In collaboration with stakeholders provide SBCC technical support in the review and finalization of the VMMC flip charts to include tetanus messages. This will include working closely with stakeholders and NACP to review and finalize the flip chart.
Task 11: In collaboration with FHI 360 HO, provide SBCC technical support in the development of digital discussion guide to address social and cultural issues that put women at higher risk of abuse and gender-based violence. This will include finalizing the review of other existing best practices, development, review, pre-test and finalization of the discussion guides.Read Also:
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- Master’s degree or its international equivalent in communication, public health, social sciences or related field; experience with SBCC programs an advantage
- Understanding of and expertise of MOH, HPS, and SBCC systems stakeholders and processes
- At least 7 years of experience supporting SBCC programs in a development field
- Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
- Knowledge of and experience with the Tanzania culture and social environment
- Experience working in Tanzania preferred
FHI 360 requests applications submissions be organized in the manner and format described below.
- Updated CV and references to tz_[email protected].org
- A written statement (2-3 paragraphs) of why the applicant is suitable for the assignment and their availability Please submit your application Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.