Terms of Reference: Content Development for a Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) for SRH/HIV Advocacy Manual



Programme:              Partnership for Social Accountability Alliance


Task Purpose:           Content Development for a Social Accountability Monitoring (SAM) for SRH/HIV Advocacy Manual

Issue Date:     3rd of  December 2019

Location:                    Consultant based in the SADC region

  1. Background

The Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance is a consortium of organizations led by ActionAid International (AAI) and including the Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM) of Rhodes University, Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) and SAfAIDS. The PSA Alliance, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), is implementing a regional public resource management (PRM) project. In the first three-year phase (2016-2019), the national focus of the project is on Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique; however, it aims to expand to include the other SADC member states in subsequent phases.


The project seeks to improve public service delivery in agriculture (food security), and health (HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) by strengthening the oversight and social accountability roles of five target groups in the SADC region, specifically: selected parliamentary committees, relevant government departments, issue-based civil society organizations (CSOs), smallholder farmer organizations, and the media. Using a rights and evidence based approach to social accountability monitoring, the project focuses on the five inter-related processes of PRM: planning and resource allocation; expenditure management; performance monitoring; public integrity; and oversight.


Under these processes, SAfAIDS seeks to work with a technical expert to jointly develop a Regional SAM for SRH/HIV Advocacy Manual to be utilised by SAfAIDS and PSA consortium members primarily in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and generically applicable to the SADC region. The technical expert will be acknowledged in the Manual.


2.       Purpose and Scope of Task


2.1       Purpose

The purpose of this task is to develop content for an advocacy manual on Social Accountability Monitoring for SRH/HIV Advocacy Manual, which will be applicable to the SADC region. The manual will serve as a ‘How To’ Guide and provide tools on linking SAM for SRH/HIV services delivery and policy advocacy, applied by community-based networks of various skill-sets at national and regional level.





2.2       Scope  

  • Conduct an exhaustive desk review of existing SAM-related advocacy materials including manuals, training packages, tools and other resources; with a focus on SRHR and health and relevant to the southern African context;
  • Share an updated manual structure for review by SAfAIDS, and incorporate feedback into final structure, in Microsoft Word;
  • Draft content, including practical user tools, of the Manual within the parameters of the agreed structure, in Microsoft Word (without design and layout, however written suggestions for design components are welcome), and share with SAfAIDS for review;
  • Pre-test the draft manual through a Training Workshop, incorporating feedback till satisfactory finalisation


SAfAIDS will provide the Consultant with any background information, through a virtual briefing, and sharing the skeletal guideline for the Manual.


  1. Key Deliverables

 The following are the key deliverables for this task:


  1. Updated structure for the Manual, informed by existing draft skeletal guideline from SAfAIDS and desk review, by the 17th December 2019;
  2. Preliminary (first draft) of Manual, in Microsoft Word, shared with SAfAIDS by 6th January 2020;
  3. Incorporation of feedback from SAfAIDS and PSA consortium members, by 17th January, 2020;
  4. Completion of updated draft of Manual content in Microsoft Word, by 24th January, 2020;
  5. Pre-test the Manual through a Training Workshop for 2 days in the last week of January or first week February 2020 (dates TBC).
  6. Share final Manual, incorporating feedback and observation from the Training Workshop, within 5 days of ending of Workshop.


The final deliverable of the Manual to SAfAIDS is to be in Microsoft Word version, which is edited and proof-read. The design, layout and production of the Manual will be done by SAfAIDS, via another task TOR, outside the scope of this TOR.


4        Consultant Content Developer’s Qualifications and Experience

 The Consultant should have at minimum a Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related discipline. In addition, the Consultant should have:

  • An understanding and experience in SRHR, youth and social accountability related work;
  • At least 8 years’ experience and expertise in content development for capacity strengthening products; targeting youth-focused audiences; with some experience in content development on Social Accountability, Policy, SRHR, Gender and Health; with samples of authored work;
  • Experience in using participatory approaches and innovative facilitation techniques systematically linked to thematic areas such as SRHR, social accountability, gender equality and so forth; particularly with young people;
  • Experience in conducting capacity building on policy advocacy;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent spoken and written English;
  • Flexibility, willingness to adapt and apply creative measures during the process of the Consultancy; and
  • Clearly stated references for works previously performed.


5     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 6th 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.