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A stable and prosperous Pakistan is a top priority in international development efforts of the UK Government. Empowerment and voice of women, girls and marginalized social groups is vital for these efforts to succeed. Therefore, enabling them to articulate their needs and influence legislation, policies and practices which affect them is at the heart of the UK’s development assistance. Better access to reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health and nutrition is an important entry point to achieve this objective.

Pakistan is off-track to achieve the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). DFID Pakistan (DFIDP) therefore is focusing on reproductive, maternal, new-born and child health (RMNCH) including nutrition to support effective implementation of health sector strategies that will lead to achievement of the health MDGs. DFIDP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Pakistan on Provincial Health and Nutrition Programme (PHNP) to achieve RMNCH and nutrition results in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces over four years (2013 to 2017).

These TORs relate to a role on one of the components of PHNP programme - Empowerment, Voice and Accountability for Better Health and Nutrition (EVA-BHN).

EVA-BHN is a four-year project, primarily focused on the ‘demand side’ of RMNCH services and will complement the ‘supply side’ activities under the broader PHNP framework through:

  • Enhancing Communities’ understanding of their health rights, entitlements and engagement in monitoring the planning and delivery of services
  • Facilitating opportunities at all levels for citizens and civil society to engage with duty bearers to hold them to account for the delivery of services
  • Innovative & out-of-box solutions for supply and demand of RMNCH and nutrition services

 Consultancy Rationale

PHNP’s mid-term review conducted in March 2016 recommended strengthening of BCC component across the programme and advised EVA to include this aspect within its work streams in addition to focusing on citizen rights and entitlements. Subsequently, EVA has adapted a social and behavioral change communication (SBCC) strategy in order to influence care giver’s knowledge and ultimately their practices, using different mediums. The strategy aims to support SBCC initiatives under the broader PHNP framework and will use the 360 Degree Approach to the extent that is applicable to the projects existing scope and reach. To this end, the SBCC activities will be implemented at five levels as:  1) interpersonal/group level communication, 2) community/key influencer’s level communication, 3) mass/digital media level communication, 4) advocacy level communication for institutionalization of best practices with duty bearers and decision makers, and 5) Capacity building level initiatives. The EVA team will capacitate the existing community group and select volunteers among them to work as health promoter and conduct health awareness sessions in the target union councils.

Consultancy Scope of Work

The STTA will develop capacity building plan, curriculums and materials for undertaking training of EVA staff, volunteers and Community group members. The STTA will use the EVA SBCC framework and identified messages for incorporating within the training manuals and materials in coherent manner. The specific task for the consultancy are as:

  • Review the already developed capacity building materials and manuals of the  Community groups
  • Develop a training curriculum in the form of manuals to promote key family health practices for volunteers and  CG coordinators
  • Develop a training curriculum on basic health education methodology, key evidence health practices etc. for the community Health promoters
  • Develop capacity building plan along with training lesson plan for undertaking master and trickle down trainings
  • Develop the timeline for undertaking basic and refresher trainings in collaboration with project staff
  • Impart a two-day Master training for EVA Project officers on the developed curriculum
  • Submit a detailed training report of the undertaken trainings.
  • Provide support to the Project officers to prepare a plan for the trickle down training for Health promoters.

Reports to: Director CE

Duration of Assignment:  30 days

Deliverables:

  • Training curriculum for Health promoters  including lesson plan , participants handouts , pre and post test 
  • Session plan on Key health practices for Cg coordinators
  • Report of the Master training on developed curriculum.

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Demonstrated experience of working in the public health sector with a focus on RMNCH
  • Ability to develop training packages, tools and manuals and facilitate trainings on technical areas for staff and general communities
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring and evaluation within the health system
  • Demonstrated experience of working with the communities especially on Behaviour change programs in Health
  • Post-Graduate qualification in Public Health, with at least 10 years’ experience
  • Ability to travel to travel to the Lahore and Peshawar




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