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Catholic Relief Services Consultancy Opportunities in Kenya - Proposal for CRS/APHIAplus NYB and IMARISHA


Purpose


The aim of this consultancy is to professionally document existing good practices, milestones, and success stories of CRS Kenya Social Determinant of Health (SDH) and OVC care and support components of the two APHIAs. The consultant will also be expected to strengthen the capacity of project staff in documenting human interest stories.

The final product will be used to inspire communities and duty bearers to support OVC and their caregivers through integrated services. The final product will be shared through CRS’ website, social media channels, donors, partners, and beneficiaries, among others.

Objective of the assignment

To capture and document evidenced based impact/success stories from CRS/APHIAplus beneficiaries through qualitative rapid assessment focusing on household economic strengthening initiatives, HIV care and treatment, OVC care and support, and community quality care structures as well as the role played by link desks to promote counter referral of beneficiaries to various services.

These stories will serve as the narrative descriptions to support the quantitative impact data generated by CRS/APHIAplus through routine M&E activities.

Specific objectives

  • To document stories of what the project beneficiaries consider as the most significant changes occurring to project targeted individuals/households because of CRS/APHIAplus interventions
  • To provide qualitative information to support the existing quantitative data generated through existing M&E system
  • Strengthen the capacity of project team to document project achievements in form of human interest stories and photography
  • To demonstrate how CRS/APHIAplus projects are working successfully with consortium partners, and through use of sustainable approaches to make a lasting difference in the lives of vulnerable households.

    Activities

    The consultant will undertake the following activities:

  • Pre-planning: The consultant will review existing documentation (annual reports). H/she will co-facilitate in an internal one day in Nakuru (Nuru ya Bonde) and two days for IMARISHA (one in Isiolo and another one day in Garissa regions) program review and documentation planning meeting.

    The consultant’s role in the meeting will be to deliver a one-day training that will focus on writing of success stories and review of selected existing stories. H/she will provide input in selection of stories and sites for field visits. After the meeting, the consultant will develop an inception report that should include a questionnaire to guide field interviews and final schedule for field work.

  • Interviews: The consultant will visit project sites/health facilities to interview beneficiaries, partner field staff, government partners and CRS staff to collect eight beneficiary success stories to illustrate the four key thematic areas (one per theme per region): Households economic strengthening, OVC care and support, and community quality care structures in each of the two projects.

    As part of these interviews, the consultant will use the CRS-provided Most Significant Change (MSC) tool to elicit statements of program impact. The consultant will be expected to work alongside CRS staff in the field to build their capacity to capture good stories.

  • Photos: The consultant will take photographs while in the field and submit at least 80 photographs of beneficiaries, their environment, and community. Photos must have detailed captions and CRS-approved consent forms. The consultant will upload high resolution photos to Dropbox and provide copies on CD for use by CRS.

  • Video shooting/Documentary: The consultant will produce a quality 10-15-minute documentary. As part of the bid for this consultancy, the consultant will be required to present a detailed technical plan and budget for the video.

    This plan will include presentation of a video technical specifications, story structure, script, and field shoot plan, submission of rough-cuts, revisions and approval of final video.

  • Success stories: The consultant will present four beneficiary success stories (maximum length of 9,000 words) for each of the APHIAs.

  • Fact sheet: The consultant will write a two-page, A-4 size fact sheet presenting an overview of the four key themes in CRS/APHIAplus Nuru Ya Bonde and IMARISHA projects, key strategies and results. The fact sheet will include data and at least two photos (maximum length 1,000 words).

    Deliverables

  • An inception report
  • An interview questions guide to use during in-country interviews
  • A 15-minutes documentary
  • Eight success stories for each project (so a total of 16)
  • One two-page fact sheet written in American English that shares and overview of APHIAplus NYB and IMARISHA projects and the results; maximum word length of 1,000 words (500 words/page)
  • 80 photographs with captions
  • Training plan and delivery of one-day training of project staff on effective documentation of field experiences using success stories and photography.

    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, journalism, public health etc
  • Experience in documentation of success stories for at least 5 years
  • Knowledge and skills in HIV/AIDS Programming
  • Skills in photography and stories writing
  • Experience in having done a similar job in an NGO setting

    Timeframe:

    Overall project timeframe:
    April 24th to June 4th 2017

    Activities timetable:

  • April 24th Briefing meeting in Nairobi then travel to Nakuru in the afternoon
  • April 25th One -day program review, training and planning workshop with Nuru ya Bonde staff in Nakuru to identify key program results/outcomes, stories to be documented, outline for booklet, sites to be visited and schedule.
  • April 26th Consultant provides CRS with inception report that includes selected success stories, training plan, booklet outline, interview questions guide and revised plan for video production.
  • April 28th CRS provides the consultant with the comments on inception to date report/workplan
  • April 30th Consultant provides CRS with final inception report/workplan
  • May 2nd to 6th Consultant travels to Nuru ya Bonde project sites to interview and take photos and videos of beneficiaries, program staff and, if appropriate volunteers and government officials.
  • May 7th Consultant travels to Isiolo to train the IMARISHA staff
  • May 8th One day program review, training and planning workshop with IMARISHA Isiolo region staff in Isiolo to identify key program results/outcomes, stories to be documented, outline for booklet, sites to be visited and schedule
  • May 9th Consultant provides CRS with inception report that includes selected success stories, training plan, booklet outline, interview questions guide and revised plan for video production.
  • May 10th to 13th Consultant travel to the selected sites to interview and take photos and videos of beneficiaries, program staff and, if appropriate volunteers and government officials.
  • May 14th Consultant travels to Garissa to train the IMARISHA staff based within Garissa region
  • May 15th One day program review, training and planning workshop with IMARISHA Isiolo region staff in Garissa to identify key program results/outcomes, stories to be documented, outline for booklet, sites to be visited and schedule
  • May 16th to 19th Consultant travel to the selected sites to interview and take photos and videos of beneficiaries, program staff and, if appropriate volunteers and government officials
  • May 22nd to 27th Consultant writes 1st draft of booklet, rough-cut of video clip, fact sheet, photos and submits to CRS Kenya
  • May 31st CRS Kenya returns all feedback to the consultant on 1st draft of stories, video, fact sheet, photos to consultant
  • June 4th Consultant provides final fact sheet, video and stories

    The consultancy is for 32 days in total. CRS will cover all the consultant’s transportation, lodging fees, and provide standard perdiem as per the CRS Kenya per diem policy.

    If CRS Kenya decides to increase the length of booklet content of video clip, additional payments will be negotiated before additional writing is completed.

    How to Apply:

    The proposal can be directed to the email address below indicating the (Ref:2017/C/004) by Close of Business Friday March 24, 2017

    Human Resources Manager
    Catholic Relief Services – Kenya Program

    E-mail: hr@ke.earo.crs.org

    Note: Catholic Relief Services (CRS) does not charge any fees from applicants.


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