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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Nafasi ya Kazi Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Consultant - UNICEF, Mwisho wa Kutuma Maombi ni Tarehe 16 July 2018

Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Consultant, Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA (4 months)

Job no: 514112
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Tanzania,Uni.Re
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: United Republic of Tanzania
Department/Office: Dar Es Salaam, United Rep. of Tanzania
Categories: WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene), Consultancy

Specific Objectives

Key objectives of this assignment include;
i/ To review SBCC approaches and channels used for promotion of WASH priority behaviours during the past and recent cholera outbreaks, and to understand their effectiveness for prevention and response both at national, subnational and community level.
ii/ To review all IEC/BCC materials developed and disseminated with the support of UNICEF and other key partners including flip charts, leaflets, DVDs and fliers; and to understand their appropriateness to addressing the different contexts of hotspot areas.
iii/ To generate recommendations that will guide and inform appropriate mix of SBCC approaches that promote community engagement and based that to update / design context based IEC materials that respond to respective behaviour drivers and characteristics of different hotspots.
iv/ To conduct a capacity gap analysis of key mobilizers and generate recommendations for longer-term plan to train/orient existing community structures/networks
v/ To inform a framework in designing and implementing respective SBCC strategy/preparedness and response plan for Cholera as well as strengthening community centred capacity in prevention interventions across the country.
vi/ To harmonize standardised materials and messages used by different key partners

Specific Tasks
- Conducting rapid assessment of emergency SBCC response through;
- Mapping of all SBCC strategies undertaken since 2015
- Mapping of all National and subnational channels and existing community structures/networks mobilized during the past outbreaks as well as potential ones especially in hotspots and analyse their capacity for community engagement and hygiene promotion for both prevention and response.
- Undertake mapping and inventory of all the print and audio/visual materials used by key partners during previous cholera outbreak and develop a key database of materials that can be, adapted and used during future outbreaks and as part of prevention efforts.
- Identify an appropriate mechanism for monitoring and evaluation of SBCC initiatives.
- Conduct a comprehensive review of cholera/hygiene promotion IEC / Job aides including the Flipchart for social mobilisers, leaflets, posters and DVD and determine how the key messages contained therein best fit or are contextualized for the various audiences/locations.
- Conduct a capacity gap at all levels and generate recommendations for a longer-term plan to train/orient existing community structures on the basics of cholera prevention and key messages for general hygiene promotion as part of resilience building/response sustainability.
- Conduct a stakeholder’s workshop to generate ideas of different SBCC initiatives that are being carried in different locations especially in hot spot areas and how these IEC materials are effective in different locations. The workshop will also aim in joint review/discuss what worked well and what didn’t during the recent outbreak to identify key lessons and focus areas for the follow-on activities.
- Define updated context based and harmonized IEC/BCC messages
- Prepare a formative report from the assessments and workshop to inform the effectiveness of the various intervention, key gaps and challenges. The report should especially identify more effective channels which could be maximized and prioritized in absence of resources for replication of the full range of interventions.
- Develop/update SBCC strategic action plan for Cholera preparedness and response based on the findings.

- The consultants will work under the leadership of the MOHCDGEC Health Promotion Unit and with the technical support from UNICEF C4D specialist WASH.
- The consultant will take inception meeting with UNICEF and MOHCDGEC Health Promotion Unit as well as all relevant departments, sections, Ministries and IPs prior commencing the assessment activities.
- The consultants will undertake a through desk review of SBCC interventions, prepositioned IEC materials, Channels, existing community structures and their capacity, and develop an inception report and summary brief prior the field visit to hotspot areas and stakeholders workshop.
- The assignment requires at least two field trips in different hotspot zones to undertake qualitative SBCC assessment by discussing with respective IPs, and actors at various level including community members.

  • All observed SBCC initiative and available IEC materials should be captured in the final report.
    The consultant with the support from the MOHCDGEC Health - Promotion Unit will prepare a debriefing session to officials/community members in the areas visited
    With the support from the MOHCDGEC -

  • HPS the consultants will organize a stakeholders workshop that would bring key implementers engaged in WASH/SBCC interventions at national and sub national levels

  • The consultants with the support from MOHCDGEC - HPS team is expected identify a local team to work with in the chosen specific localities.

  • Timelines and milestones for individual activities should be finalized between UNICEF, MOHCDGEC - HPS and the selected consultant before the consultant undertake the field work.

Expected Deliverables
Phase I:
Presentation of an inception report with comprehensive desk review, description of proposed plan of work, outputs and work plan timeline.

Phase II:
Mapping matrix of SBCC approaches and existing IEC/BCC materials with report on respective gaps and recommended actions.
Key database of materials that can be prepositioned, adapted and used during future outbreaks as part of prevention efforts
Submission of draft report to MOHCDGEC - HPS management and UNICEF for inputs and approval. The report should entail key findings and recommendations generated from the review process, field visit and stakeholders workshop.
Final report with overall recommendations to strengthen appropriate mix of SBCC approaches at all levels

Phase III:
Revised SBBC in cholera preparedness and response plan
Updated and harmonized content for IEC/BCC materials
SBBC cholera preparedness and response plan presented to MOHCDGEC Management and UNICEF for inputs and approval

Reporting requirements for this assignment is as follows:
Inception report at the first phase of assignment (within 2 weeks of signing the contract)
Comprehensive review of SBCC and Mapping matrix of existing IEC/BCC materials with gap and recommended action (within 2 months of signing the contract)
Final Comprehensive report with overall recommendations (within 3 months of signing the contract)
Revised SBBC in cholera preparedness and response plan (within 4 months of signing the contract)
Updated and harmonized content for IEC/BCC materials(within 4 months of signing the contract)

Expected Qualifications and Requirement

  1. Advanced university degree in communication, Social/Behaviour Change Communication and/or sociology, Â anthropology and related social science

  2. Minimum of 7 years of progressive work experience in programme communication/C4D/SBCC, with strong experience in outbreak/risk communication, community health and social mobilization.

  3. Experience working in SBCC within Tanzania with extensive knowledge in development of Information, Education and health Communication (IEC) materials is an asset.

  4. Experience necessary in creative, strategic communication design and media/materials development (mobile phones, print and/or television). This includes pre-testing and production of communications materials.

  5. Experience with the design and implementation of qualitative anthropological/sociological research and /or communication monitoring and evaluation.

  6. Extensive experience working in development programs with government , UN and other international organizations in Tanzania is highly desirable;

  7. Fluency in English and Kiswahili language skills;
    General Conditions: Procedures and Logistics
    Provide an all-inclusive cost in the financial proposal including travel cost to undertake field activities

  8. The level of payment will be determined by the profile of the proposed consultant(s) and financial proposals. Payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of specified deliverables and submission of invoic

  9. The selected consultant will discuss with UNICEF technical and financial staff and MOHCDGEC - HPS to plan the final scope of work and develop and negotiate the final contract.
    UNICEF in collaboration with MOHCDGEC - HPS reserve the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
    The proposed payment schedule is as follows

20% on submission and approval of inception report

50% on submission of second phase deliverables

30% on submission and approval of final phase deliverables

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Advertised: Jun 26 2018 E. Africa Standard Time
Application close: Jul 16 2018 E. Africa Standard Time