Terms of Reference: Membership to the MobiSAfAIDS Online Course Task Team

 

 

Terms of Reference

 

Programme:                      Transforming Lives – Transforming the Policy Environment for Accelerating Access to SRHR by Adolescents and Young People, within an SDGs Framework, in Southern Africa (2018-2021)

 

Title of Engagement:     Membership to the MobiSAfAIDS Online Course Task Team

 

Duration of Engagement: December 2019 – May 2020

 

Location:                    The SADC region

  1. Background

SAfAIDS, through funding from Sweden Regional SRHR Team, is implementing a regional policy and advocacy programme (2018-2021), which seeks to influence policy in 3 thematic SRHR spheres of sexual gender-based violence, adolescent pregnancy and unsafe abortion with links to maternal mortality and access to youth friendly SRHR information and services (SDG indicators 3,5 and 10). It is being implemented in the SADC   region, with components covering all member countries.

 

Under Objective 3, the programme seeks to strengthen the capacity of regional youth organizations and networks in social accountability monitoring of the delivery of youth-friendly SRH information and services in Southern Africa by 2021.  As part of Pillar 3, SAfAIDS conducted a baseline study to explore issues affecting young people with regards to access to SRH information, satisfaction with SRH services and youth engagement with SRH service providers and policymakers. In summary, on average across all the six countries, less than 50% of young people have access to SRH information, less than 40% are satisfied with services and less than 35% engage with service providers and policymakers. Overall, more than 50% of young people in the pilot sites own or have access to a cell phone. Against this, SAfAIDS partnered with Rhodes University to create the MobiSAfAIDS application which seeks strengthen impetus on social accountability monitoring for sexual and reproductive health and rights issues among young people. Young people, however, still need to be equipped with information on social accountability monitoring at community level and its link with SRHR as this gap was recognised in the baseline study. It is against this background that SAfAIDS is proposing to start an online course on Social Accountability Monitoring of Adolescent and Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

 

2.  Purpose and Scope of Task

2.1       Purpose

The purpose of the online course is to create a new cadre of SRH service users who are not passive actors in the management of PRM for SRH. Using the social accountability monitoring information and skills to be gained through this course, learners will be equipped gain necessary information and skills on how to generate, analyse and present advocacy evidence for advocating for progressive realisation of the right of AYP for strengthened PRM in provision of the SRH services as a right. 

 

 

2.2       Scope  

The task force team is expected to:

  • Develop the module’s curriculum

       The modules are as follows:

                   Building blocks for adolescent and young people’s SRHR

                  Social Accountability Monitoring for young people’s SRH services

                  Rights based approach to SAM

                  Design and executing of Basic SAM4AYSRH policy advocacy and communication strategies

                  Monitoring and evaluation of SAM4AYSRH policy advocacy

  • Design appropriate training modules leading to the desired results
  • Identify supporting experts (within reason) for the respective module
  • Participate in task force meetings (virtual and physical).
  • Deliver the training, based on allotted module.
  • Compile a post course performance assessment report.

 

  1. Methodology

The module lead is responsible to come up with his/her own methodology but should include the following training methods:

  1. Video tutorials
  2. Presentations
  3. Real-time quizzes
  4. Case studies
  5. Assignments
  6. End of module exams

A detailed course brief is attached herein for further reference.

 

  1. Key Deliverables

The following are the key deliverables for this task:

 

  • Update module brief with details on topics to be covered, content, teaching tools and aides; and delivery methods.
  • Facilitate / host teaching of allocated module within the stipulated timeframe, including providing learner support; and
  • An end of module assessment report detailing overall performance, lessons and recommendations for strengthening course delivery for future cohorts.

 

  1. Location and Timeframe

The assignment will be carried out in Southern Africa. It is expected to take 6 months with commencement date planned for December 2019.

 

  1. Task Team’s Qualifications and Experience

The task team members should meet the following criteria:

  • At least 5 years of experience in providing pedagogical training to instructors of adult learners, preferably in vocational, technical and/or engineering institutions
  • Prior teaching or project experience in their field of expertise required for the assignment.
  • At least a Master’s degree in the related field of expertise
  • Fluency in English is a must.

 

Applications and Contracting

 Applications are to be shared with SAfAIDS on the following emails This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. by 10th December 2019. Applications must include (i) Profile and CV, (ii) At least 3 samples of 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 of condition, remuneration and deliverable timeframes for this Consultancy.