Programme: Transforming Lives – Transforming the Policy Environment for Accelerating Access to SRHR by Adolescents and Young  People, within an SDGs Framework, in Southern Africa

Task Purpose: Consultancy to Draft the SADC SGBV Response Guidelines for Adolescents

 Issue Date: 28 March 2019

 Location: SADC Region

  1. Background

SAfAIDS is implementing a three and a half year (2018-2021) regional policy and advocacy programme, which seeks to influence the policy environment in three thematic SRHR spheres of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV), adolescent unintended pregnancy and unsafe abortion with links to maternal mortality as well as access to youth friendly SRHR information and services. The programme seeks to contribute towards a more conducive policy environment that enables positive SRHR outcomes among adolescent girls and young women, in Southern Africa, by 2021.

All this compliments the recent Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the SADC Region (2019-2030) whose purpose is to provide a policy and programming framework for SADC Member States to accelerate the attainment of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all people living in the SADC region. This also fits within the context of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), especially the recently concluded 63rd Session (11-22 March 2019) where the priority theme was on strengthening social protection systems for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Strategic Objective 1 (SO1) of the programme seeks to support the development of SADC Sexual Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Response Guidelines for Adolescents by Member States, by 2021. Under this objective, SAfAIDS therefore seeks to work with an Expert to provide technical support and draft the SADC SGBV Response Guidelines for Adolescents.

  1. Purpose and Scope of Task

2.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Assignment is twofold: Firstly, the Expert will provide technical support and draft the SADC SGBV Response Guidelines for Adolescents. This will commence with participation and full documentation of all proceedings at the consultative cluster meetings covering the 16 SADC countries but one,1 as well as the regional consultative meeting. The countries have been divided into three distinct clusters, which the Anglophone (8 countries), Francophone (5 countries) and Lusophone (2 countries) speaking countries. Each cluster meeting will produce cluster-based SGBV Response Guidelines, and the three of them will be consolidated into a regional draft.

1 The Republic of Tanzania will not participate at the cluster meetings

Secondly, the Expert will form part of a Technical Review Team for the Guidelines working together with the SAfAIDS Regional Technical Experts Team, SADC Secretariat Gender Unit, and representation from young people to revise the regional draft, and making it ready for tabling with the SADC Member States. The Technical Review Team will also include technocrats from the Ministers of Gender, Health and Education across the SADC countries.

2.2 Proposed dates for the regional consultative cluster meetings Name of cluster

Dates

Proposed venue

Anglophone

25-26 April 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa

Francophone

9-10 May 2019

Victoria, Seychelles

Lusophone

23-24 May 2019

Maputo, Mozambique

 

2.3 Scope

 

 Document and provide technical support at the cluster and regional consultative meetings

 Consolidate feedback from each of the cluster meetings and package into draft SGBV Response Guidelines

 Provide technical review and revise the Guidelines with support from the SAfAIDS Regional Technical Experts Team, SADC Secretariat Gender Unit, representation from young, technocrats from the Ministers of Gender, Health and Education across the SADC countries

  1. Key Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables for this Assignment:

  1. Assignment inception report highlighting technical conceptualisation of the assignment and approach to the assignment as detailed in the Terms of Reference. Inception report submitted by 23 April 2019
  2. Full documentation of all the proceedings at the Anglophone consultative cluster meeting from 25th to 26th April 2019, and share the draft Anglophone cluster SGBV Response Guidelines by 3rd May 2019

iii. Full documentation of all the proceedings at the Francophone consultative cluster meeting from 9th to 10th May 2019, and share the draft Francophone cluster SGBV Response Guidelines by 17th May 2019

  1. Full documentation of all the proceedings at the Lusophone consultative cluster meeting from 23rd to 24th May 2019, and share the draft Lusophone SGBV Response Guidelines by 31st May 2019
  2. Consolidate the cluster based SGBV Response Guidelines into a draft regional Response Guidelines and share by 14th June 2019
  3. Full documentation of all the proceedings at the Regional (SADC) stakeholders’ consultative cluster meeting 20th June 2019, and share revised Regional SGBV Response Guidelines by 27th June 2019

 

The final deliverable for this Assignment is a Microsoft Word version draft SADC SGBV Response Guidelines for Adolescents, which is edited and proof-read. The design, layout and production of the Guidelines will be done by SAfAIDS outside the scope of these Terms of Reference.

4 Expert Qualifications and Experience

The Expert should have qualified experience working with the SADC Secretariat in developing SADC Guidelines, Minimum Standards, Minimum Package of Services, Strategies, and/or Protocols. The Expert should have an excellent understanding of comprehensive SRHR and SGBV responses at regional and international level. They should have at least a minimum of an advanced degree in International Development, Public Health and/or any other relevant Social Sciences. In addition, the Consultant should possess the following:

 

  • High-level skills in research methodology (literature review, quantitative/qualitative research skills).
  • Extensive professional knowledge of at least 10 years’ experience in the field of gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights including working with adolescent girls and young women.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategy design and policy analysis as well as excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Clearly stated references for assignments previously performed
  • Fluency in both written and spoken in the three SADC official languages which are English, French and Portuguese is an added advantage.

 

5. Criteria for Selection of the Consultant Scoring Criteria

Maximum Points

A

Qualified working experience with the SADC Secretariat on the development of SADC Guidelines, Minimum Standards, Minimum Package of Services, Strategies and/or Protocols

30

B

Technical conceptualisation & methodology; clear and comprehensive understanding of the assignment as detailed in the Terms of Reference (including approach to the Terms of Reference)

20

C

Education qualifications, knowledge and experience on SRHR and SGBV responses, strategy design and policy analysis

15

D

Fluency in English, French, and Portuguese; communication and report writing skills

15

E

Proposed work plan with clear time-lines

10

F

Budget indicating overall amount

10

Total Points

100

       

5 Applications and Contracting

Applications are to be shared with SAfAIDS by 10th April 2019. Applications must include (i) Profile and CV, (ii) At least 3 samples and references for previously related work, and (iii) a technical and financial approach for the Consultancy. Selected applicants will be engaged through a signed Contract which will outline terms and conditions, deliverables and timeframes for this Consultancy. Applicants with the experience, skills and expertise for this assignment should submit proposal documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. copying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.