Technical Writer at ChildFund International April, 2020 38 views

ChildFund protects children’s well-being by strengthening relationships among children, parents, community members, local organizations, teachers and schools, governments and others.

Purpose

To lead and provide technical support to ChildFund team for the design, development and writing of a Concept Note on ‘Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Engagement’ to be submitted to DANIDA as per requirements of the Call for Concept Notes.

Scope of Work

The scope of work for the Consultant will include but not be limited to:

  • Conduct background research on SHRH and GBV related issues in project counties relevant to the call, provide qualitative and quantitative referenced evidence for the development of the theory of change,
  • Conduct research on state-of-the-art methodologies, best practices and tools which can be adapted to the project. This should include background information on i) knowledge of and access to adolescent girls’ and women’s human rights; ii) targeted work on boys, male roles and masculinities towards gender equality, and iii) addressing the root causes and drivers of early pregnancy and marriage, ultimately contributing towards keeping girls in schools,
  • Provide technical support in project design with clear intervention logic that clarifies the targeted change processes and the main assumptions and show a strategic and innovative gender, youth and inclusive human rights-based perspective linking the national and county levels with regional and international levels,
  • Compiling and editing input from all partners in the consortium on methodology and activities
  • Write up and develop the first draft of the concept note as per DANIDA specifications and guidelines
  • Collate and incorporate feedback from the various reviewers into a final document
  • Attend virtual project design meetings

Deliverables

  • 1st draft concept note by 16th April 2020
  • Final concept 18th April 2020

Time Span

This assignment is expected to be carried out for a period of 12 days.

Qualifications

Applications are invited from individual consultants that can provide the following expertise.

  • At least a master’s degree in Population, demographic, Public Health and/or Social Sciences with at least 5 years post qualification experience in strategic project design and planning, strategy development, research, monitoring and evaluation in the field of adolescent sexual and reproductive health in Kenya
  • The ideal candidate should have significant experience in proposal writing and development in response to DANIDA requests for proposals.
  • Experience in the sexual and reproductive health and rights sector is critical
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of the impact of gender inequality on women’s access to SRH services and related programming
  • Worked with women and girls in marginalized contexts
  • Expertise in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) programming, including prevention and response
  • Expertise in integrating gender into project design.
  • Familiarity with gender transformative programming, including in humanitarian settings,
  • Must be able to work with a diversity of consortium members remotely and virtually, and
  • Must be result-oriented, a team player, exhibiting high levels of enthusiasm, tact, diplomacy and integrity.
  • Strong analytical and conceptualization skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Institutional Arrangements

  • The Consultant will report directly to the Programs and Sponsorship Director and work very closely with the technical program managers and specialists, finance and business development team.
  • ChildFund Kenya will provide relevant background documents necessary for the assignment

Interested candidate should submit a technical and a cost proposal to ChildFund Kenya. The technical proposal should clearly outline his/her understanding of the assignment and outline how s/he intend to approach the concept note as per based on the call requirements. In addition, the consultant should provide list of at least 3 similar assignments s/he recently (last 3 years) undertaken and at least 3 referees from organizations s/he has successfully undertaken the consultancy work for. The financial proposal should be in Kenya shillings clearly itemizing the various costs e.g daily rate consultant fees, admin costs and statutory taxes where applicable.

The proposal should reach ChildFund Kenya not later than 12th April 2020. The proposal should be submitted to;

Procurement office

[email protected]

ChildFund Kenya

P.O. Box 14038-00800

Nairobi, Kenya.

Evaluation of the proposals will be made by ChildFund Kenya who may engage in an interactive process with the would-be consultant to further specify the scope and methodology to be used as well as budget, deliverables and deadlines. Target date for contract award is 13th April 2020.

 

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