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Develop and execute innovative multimedia programmes designed to support Key Populations (KPs) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) programming
|Location :||Harare, ZIMBABWE|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||10 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 Days|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Zimbabwe, serves as the Principal Recipient (PR) of the 3-year Global Fund HIV Grant (2018-2020) and provides Fund Administrator support services to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC), the PR for TB and Malaria grants. As part of its PR role, UNDP implements capacity development (CD) activities to strengthen the systems for health and national institutions. Such capacity development responses are designed based on the needs and priorities of national implementing partners, national stakeholders and aligned to national strategies.
The National AIDS Council (NAC) is one of the Sub-Recipients (SR) for the Global Fund supported HIV Grant specifically managing AGYW and KP programs. In this regard, NAC collaborates with UNDP on capacity development initiatives, to effectively respond to changing landscape of the HIV epidemic. With more than 20 years in existence, NAC’s main mandate is to coordinate the multi-sectorial response to HIV/AIDS. Specifically, and among other responsibilities, NAC performs the following functions; -
As one of the Sub-Recipients (SRs) to the HIV Global Fund grant (2018-2020), NAC is working with various stakeholders in promoting access to HIV services by selected Key Populations (KP) groups in the country. In addition, NAC is also coordinating the Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) grant on prevention programmes for adolescents and youths in and out of school across 30 Districts in Zimbabwe. The programmes include Sista2Sista, Modified DREAMS, SASA!, One Stop Centres and Male Engagement.
There are still palpable gaps in reaching out to Key Populations (KPs) and AGYW especially for the former because of the stigma and discrimination associated with this group. There is therefore need to change how the general population perceive Key Populations in the country and strategise on the development and dissemination of various multi-media products so that they can reach the population groups of interest and the general public. In order to address these gaps the programme will thus seek to facilitate the Development of multi-media programmes that are designed to support Key Populations (KPs), Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW).
This communication strategy is envisaged to contribute to changes in the general perception of the population of Key population issues and AGYW issues and foster their access to health and HIV services and contribute to the attainment of the 90-90-90 strategy.
Purpose of Consultancy, Scope of Work and Timelines:
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop and execute innovative multimedia programmes designed to support Key Populations (KPs) and Adolescent Girls and Young Women in Zimbabwe. The consultant is expected to closely work with partners implementing these programmes so as to better understand their current gaps and come up with multi-media products that will address the communications needs of KPs and AGYW as well as bridge the information gaps of the general public regarding these two groups. The multi media products will encompass messaging for Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), Transgender (TG), Sex Workers (SW) both male and female, as well as for Adolescent Girls and Young women. It is envisaged that the consultant will work with CSOs and other stakeholders already involved in the implementation of this grant as well as the Key populations and AGYW themselves in developing the various concepts and messaging of the multi-media products/programmes to ensure that the messaging talks to the real gaps and told through the lenses of the affected key population groups. This consultancy is planned for 10 days over a period of no more than two calendar months. It is important to note partners in this grant have entered an acceleration mode as the grant enters its final year of implementation in 2020, hence the need to deliver the guidelines within the stipulated timelines.
The overall objective of the assignment is to develop multi-media programmes for Key Populations and AGYW to address communication gaps and strengthen the general population’s understanding of the needs of these groups. The development of the multi-media products will entail full participation of the interested Key population groups and AGYW so as to foster ownership and ensuring that the real needs of these groups are properly communicated to the targeted audiences.
The specific objectives of this consultancy are:
The consultant is expected to review available information and undertake stakeholder consultations on the various communication needs of the KPs groups and AGYW. Face to face meetings with representatives of the Key population groups and AGYW as well as meetings with focal persons of CBOs could be arranged as part of scanning the communication landscape and documentation of gaps. The consultant will also engage stakeholders on the development of a concept note for the multi-media communication strategy and facilitate its endorsement before implementation. A formal presentation of the costed multi-media strategy with all stakeholders will also form the basis of this methodology. Records of such meetings or engagements with stakeholders should be kept and presented as part of the consultant’s deliverables for this work.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will:
Expected Outputs / Deliverables:
Schedule of Deliverables and Payments:
Deliverable No. of Days Payment
Inception report and a detailed work plan 2 20%
Desk review and consultations 2 0%
Presentation of draft concept note 1 0%
Submission of final costed multi-media plan 3 0%
Submission of final report 2 40%
Total Number of Days 10
Reporting and Institutional Arrangements:
UNDP hires and manages the contract to ensure that the assignment is delivered in line with UN values, whilst NAC, through the M&E Director’s office shall provide overall supervision in line with the core objective of the assignment. The consultant will report to the UNDP Capacity Development Officer, and will work closely with NAC and MOHCC focal persons, as well as the AGYW and KPs implementing partners.
Project and Resource Management:
Communications and Advocacy:
Partnership building and team work:
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70 points maximum):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
p = y (µ/z), where, p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Payment: All-inclusive Daily Fee
Payments will be based on the Certificate of Payments that will be submitted at each milestone;
Final payment upon performance evaluation from the direct supervisor.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to
Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all docs in one file):
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
ANNEX 2 - INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS is provided here:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.