Introduction to the consultancy
UNESO in a consortium of six other organizations is implementing a four-year Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) advocacy programme (JAS programme) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA. The programme aims at building a progressive social movement boldly challenging the deep structures affecting the realization of SRHR in Uganda.
Therefore, as part of the ways to achieve this aim, UNESO intends to develop a training plan and manual that shall help to train sex workers on sexual and reproductive health and rights. The manual shall be used by sex worker organisations, civil society organisations and other key relevant stakeholders who wish to work with and for promoting Sexual reproductive Health and rights of sex workers through conducting capacity building trainings on SRHR for sex workers.
Sex workers are severely stigmatised population and extremely vulnerable to adverse sexual reproductive health outcomes related to having multiple sexual partners such as unwanted pregnancies, high exposure to sexual transmitted infections (STIs), sexual abuse /violence and among others. However, despite the prevailing but limited and constrained SRHR services in Uganda, the utilisation of SRHR services is often low among sex workers and is highly context specific as there is a variation in accessing and utilisation of SRHR services among sex workers across the country.
The limited accessibility of SRHR and services among sex workers is mainly compelled with the wide knowledge and information gap that exists among sex workers in regards to sexual and reproductive health rights which has led to sex workers not accessing and demanding for sexual and reproductive health services. Largely, Sex workers don’t know how and where to access the SRH services. On the other hand, health service providers as well as CSOs that work with sex workers are not aware of the SRHR issues affecting sex workers and how best to work with sex workers in addressing these issues.
The laws and policies in the country are discriminative yet most sex worker in are ignorant about their rights and have low self-esteem hence hindering their access to services. There’s need to train sex workers on their rights, advocacy and movement building to ensure that sex workers create a strong voice and demand for access to services while this goal can be achieved through having a targeted training plan and manual to help and use in training of sex workers on sexual reproductive Health and Rights(SRHR)
Main purpose of the consultancy.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop a training manual and plan used to train sex workers on sexual reproductive Health and rights .
Major tasks of the Consultant
- Developing an inception report.
- The Consultant will draft an inception report detailing the structure and methodology to be used to execute this assignment.
- Attend and facilitate one day sex workers’ consultative meetings organised by UNESO .The Consultant will attend and take the views of the sex workers in district (Busia, Gulu and Kampala) consultative stakeholders meetings. The Consultant shall solicit and gather feedback, obtain input and recommendations from sex workers’ in developing the manual.
- Develop and present a 1st draft of the manual to UNESO. This draft should handle aspects of key and basic SRHR information that sex worker must have, management and responding SRHR issues and making referral to relevant SRH services including legal support, psychosocial support and comprehensive SRH services.
- Attend and facilitate the one day district review meetings organised by UNESO . After the Consultant shall present a 2nd draft with the necessary amendments during a review/ validation meetings. Submit a final validated manual.
Expected Key Deliverables
- An inception report.
- Draft training manual.
- A final training manual with all comments incorporated.
Duration of work
The consultancy work is expected to be executed within 12 working days
The UNESO Programs Manager, supported by the MEL officer, will be in charge of supervising the entire assignment and ensuring that all terms and conditions of this assignment are carried out as agreed.
Required expertise, qualification and work experience.
Education qualification of the Lead consultant:
- Masters degree, Postgraduate or other advanced university degrees (at least M. Sc. or equivalent) in the area of law, public Health, social sciences or any other relevant domain. A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in conducting institutional review, research and needs assessments with prominent institutions.
- Demonstrated experience in capacity development initiatives, notably at the systemic and institutional levels;
- Extensive conceptual and practical knowledge of sex worker movement and situation of sex workers in Uganda.
- Experience in working and collaborating with stakeholders including governments; civil society organisations and sex worker communities in Uganda;
- Demonstrated ability of analytical and report drafting work;
The remuneration for the assignment will be determined and agreed upon during the first meeting with the successful candidate. 50% payment of the quoted amount will be paid after the signing of the contract and submission on the inception report. 50% will be paid upon the submission of the Final copy of the Mapping report.
Interested persons are encouraged to send their expression of interest with all the required documents to Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Personal CV detailing relevant past experience in similar tasks, and at least 3 references.
- Expression of interest explaining why you are the most suitable person for the task, and providing a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the task.
- A financial proposal broken down in line with the deliverables.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Interested individual consultants must submit the following information not later than Thursday 29th Friday 2022