Parenting in Africa Consultancy Opportunity for the development of a Parenting Work Book in Kenya

1.0 Introduction:

Parenting in Africa Network (PAN) is a Pan-African Network of organizations, individuals and institutions keen to promote ‘skilful’ parenting practices in Africa for the overall wellbeing of children and their families.

The network creates and facilitates interactive platforms for learning, sharing and also indulges in advocacy of various topical issues surrounding parenting.

To date, PAN has successfully managed to build and disseminate knowledge on various aspects of parenting in Africa.

1.1 Background
The family forms the most important structure where children are shaped and prepared to face the external world.

As noted in the declarations of the 27th sessions of the UN General Assembly; ‘The primary responsibility for the protection, upbringing and development of children rests with the family.1

Thus, parenting is a very important ingredient in molding behavior and imparting social skills during the formative years, necessary in instilling morals, self-discipline and responsibilities in children.

In light of the above, PAN in 2014 developed a parenting guideline that could be adopted to context. The guideline addressed nine topics namely: Parenting Skills, Child Protection, Child Development, Father Involvement in Parenting, Communication Skills, Discipline and Character formation, Involving Children in Decision Making, Resolving conflicts in families and life Skills

2.0 Purpose of the Workbook
The consultant shall develop a skilful parenting a work book from the guidelines that already exist.

The exercise is aimed at ensuring PAN is sensitive to the changing African Family, is responding to the day to day family issues and has a more elaborate tool other than the guideline.

2.1 The specific objectives of the assignment are:
  • Examine the soundness of the skillful parenting guideline
  • Review recommendation of Triple P, ECD evaluation report and sampled training guidelines for adoption in the workbook
  • Develop a work book to be used by trainers when conducting skilful parenting training

    3.0 Key Deliverables
    The following will be the key deliverables during this assignment;
    i. Draft Workbook: This should come after analysis of the existing guideline, Triple P evaluation report, ECD evaluation report, sampled training guidelines, desktop research and the development of a content, this should be subjected to a stakeholder’s validation feedback.
    ii. Final Work Book: this will include pictographs and will be expected within not more than two weeks after the validation meeting.

    4.0 Required Qualification
    This consultancy is open to an individual consultant or a firm. The lead consultant must possess a minimum of the following qualifications;
    i. Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field; including Social Sciences, Applied Research, Early childhood development studies, education or any other relevant field. PHD is an added advantage
    ii. Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting program, research and project training manuals and guidelines.
    iii. Excellent desktop research and analysis skills.
    iv. Excellent report writing and facilitation skills.

    How to apply:
    Interested consultants or firms should express their interest by submitting both the letter of interest, technical proposal and financial proposal, addressed to: info@parentinginafrica.org, by 13 October 2016.

    Please Include “Application for Development of Parenting Work Book” in your subject matter. Only shortlisted persons will be invited for an interview.

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