ToR Consultancy – HI SRHR policy paper
Location: Home based/teleworking
Technical field: SRHR
Starting date: As soon as possible in December
Estimated duration: 20 days of consultancy
PRESENTATION OF HUMANITY & INCLUSION:
Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Handicap International has changed its name and become « Humanity & Inclusion ». HI, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization with no religious or political affiliations operating in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside persons with disabilities and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
HI has offices in more than 55 countries; for further information about the association: www.hi.org.
CONTEXT OF THE CONSULTANCY
Humanity & Inclusion (HI) works in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) to address the historical exclusion of persons with disabilities and vulnerable populations from SRH information and services. HI focuses on ensuring universal access to SRH services, including family planning, information, education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs. HI works to empower persons with disabilities on advocacy, comprehensive sexuality education, health literacy and social behavioral change communication. HI does not directly provide clinical service provision, rather it supports and builds capacity of existing providers. HI promotes a well-structured and defined minimum synergies frame between the complimentary HI sectors of SRHR, Protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) in order to increase the long term impact of our actions.
Over recent years HI has significantly increased its experience and expertise in inclusive SRHR. As a key partner in the FCDO funded WISH (“The Women’s Integrated Sexual Health) programme, HI provides expertise in inclusive approaches to quality integrated and inclusive family planning and sexual and reproductive health services and information to marginalized and hard to reach populations including persons with disabilities across 15 countries in Africa and Asia. HI, with Care International, leads the Ensemble project (2020-2023) funded by Global Affairs Canada. This project aims to improve access to SRHR through inclusive Social Behaviour Change Communication, Comprehensive Sexuality Education and SRH Services and advocacy with a focus on women and adolescent girls, including those with disabilities, in Togo, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. In addition to these flagship projects, HI has SRHR and
Maternal Child Health projects in a further 20 countries across the globe including the DID inclusive SRHR project located in Nepal and lead by Sight Savers;
HI headquarters is located in Lyon where the SRHR specialist sits within the Global Health Division Unit (GHD). The SRHR Specialist provides technical support and guidance to HI field operations, develops policies, guidelines and tools; facilitates learning, coordinates and works with partners to enhance incisive SRHR. HI provides technical support to national and international actors working in inclusion and SRHR through a disability age and gender lens.
HI aims to provide thought leadership in the global SRHR arena on inclusion and SRHR; continue to strengthen current HI projects as well as to pursue new funding opportunities in inclusive SRHR. In order to achieve these aims, HI will develop a SRHR policy paper which provides a comprehensive frame to guide its interventions.
The consultant will work under the responsibility of the HQ SRHR Specialist. They will consult with other relevant specialist (Protection, Rehabilitation, Health, Inclusion, Social, Education, etc.) to support the SRHR Policy Paper development and dissemination. The consultant will ensure that the SRHR policy paper is in line with HI internal policies (DGA policy, PSEAH, Child protection) and international standards in SRHR.
OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY
Through this consultancy, HI’s inclusive SRHR sector intends to develop a Policy Paper to provide a theoretic and operational framework for HI’s SRHR interventions
- To develop a theory of change for the SRHR sector, through consultation with key HI SRHR actors, which is in synergy with the Global HI theory of change and the Global Health Division strategy (2021-2025)
- To develop a SRHR sector Policy Paper which provides a cohesive framework for inclusive SRHR within HI and which responds to the needs of HI SRHR actors in national, regional and global levels
- To develop a dissemination strategy and tools for the policy paper;
The Policy Paper should include appropriate detailed content such as:
Key definitions, context and key figures, justifications for HI’s SRHR interventions, and principles for crosscutting interventions and integrated approaches.
Intervention modalities broken down into objectives, activities and measurement indicators.
Annexes such as: operational tips sheets, theory of change as well as key bibliographical resources.
The SRHR Policy Paper should be closely aligned to the Global Health Division Strategy (2021-2025), draw on the HI Inclusive SRHR Guideline (currently being finalized), be based on a context analysis of different field operations as well as an analysis of HI’s current interventions and capacities.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:
Conduct a desk review of the current materials available within HI;
Conduct a review of key SRHR projects implemented by HI
Consult with key SRHR technical specialists and Technical Unit Managers from within HI to understand needs and gaps in the SRHR sector within HI
Consult with other key technical divisions such as Rehabilitation, Protection and Inclusion to ensure that the Policy Paper includes inter sectoral synergies.
Facilitate one virtual workshop to develop a theory of change
Develop a draft SRHR Policy Paper of no more than 30 pages
Facilitate one virtual consultation to validate the contents of the Policy Paper
Use the lessons drawn from this workshop to improve and adapt the Policy Paper before submission;
Develop tools for the SRHR Policy Paper dissemination
o Summary brief of Policy paper
o PowerPoint presentation,
METHODOLOGY and TIME FRAME
This consultancy is a home-based position.
To complete the proposed tasks, the consultancy is estimated to take up to 20 days spread over a maximum of 4 months’ period (mid December 2021 to March 2022) as outlined below:
Desk review of HI’s guidelines and policies – 2 days
Consultation with key staff – 3 days
Preparation and facilitation of Theory of Change Workshop followed by development of ToC – 3 days
Consolidation of first update of policy paper – 7 days
Facilitating consultation for validating content – 1 day
Incorporating feedback and development of 2nd draft – 2 days
Development of dissemination materials – 2 days
The consultant is expected to:
Submit a short inception report detailing the work plan for the consultancy period including interviews with key staff (including minutes of each meeting/interview) workshop and review of current materials
Facilitate one virtual Theory of Change workshop as part of validating the content in the MHPSS policy Paper.
Develop a Theory of Change following the workshop to be included in the Policy Paper
Submit a Policy Paper appropriate for use in every HI’s field operation.
Submit a Brief of the Policy paper and a power point presentation as dissemination tools.
The deliverable can be submitted in academic English or French (to be discussed).
The consultant should possess relevant experience in undertaking a task of similar nature and magnitude, and shall have the following qualifications and experience:
Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery or another related field
At least 8 years of SRHR experience, including at least 5 years implementing SRHR projects with NGOs and/or UN Agencies
Previous experience with HI is an asset
Proved experience on writing policies and guidelines in the field of SRHR
Knowledge of concepts, principles and key considerations related to disability inclusion
Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion especially of disability, gender and age
Demonstrate clarity, accuracy and an ability to summarize
At ease with distance work with teams, good communication and coordination skills
Excellent oral and written English and/or French.
How to apply
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications should be addressed by the 8th of December to email@example.com indicating in the subject of the e-mail: “Consultancy for SRHR Policy Paper“
The submission should include:
Technical and financial proposal (in Euros) with schedule and methodology,
Curriculum vitae (CV),
Relevant education certificates,
Evidence of two pieces of previously completed similar work (e.g. policy, technical guidance, manual training, etc),
Names and contact information of three references,
Specific accommodations if any.
Only candidates in who meet all qualifications and experience will be contacted for further consideration.
Interviews of the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on a rolling bases, so early applications are encouraged.
HI is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of boys, girls, men and women with and without disabilities with whom HI engages. HI expects all staff and partners to share this commitment through our code of conduct and other Institutional policies such as the PSEAH and Child Protection Policy. You can find them here: https://hi.org/en/institutional-policies
Women with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.