To equip key health, nutrition, and WASH staff to improve the design and implementation of behaviour change communication (BCC) interventions, including use of Barrier Analysis (BA) and Designing for Behaviour Change (DBC) methodologies in the context of their programs. The training will support Medair South Sudan’s BCC strategy and the Care/Cascade Group Model to initiate positive behaviour change throughout all of its projects.
Country programme: South Sudan.
Medair staff “contractor”: Senior HR Officer.
Total time frame: 5 days – (21-25 November or 15-20 November).
Travel dates: TBD.
Reports in the field to: Senior HR Officer, BCC Focal Point and Programme Funding Manager.
Reports at HQ to: Head of Country Programmes.
Final report deadline: December 11, 2017.
Despite the signing of various peace agreements, ongoing conflict continues to adversely affect South Sudan’s civilian population. 7.5 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance as of January 2017 and approximately 6 million were estimated to be severely food insecure from June to July 2017. High levels of malnutrition persist among both IDPs and host community populations in Renk County, where Medair is one of the only health and nutrition actors. Leer County has experienced significant and recurrent conflict since February 2014 resulting in widespread population displacement and the food security classification of IPC Phase 5 (Famine) earlier in 2017. From June to July 2017, Aweil Center was in IPC 4 (Emergency) with corresponding high malnutrition levels.
Medair has had a continuous presence in South Sudan since 1995 and is currently implementing five different projects. One team in Renk County, Eastern Nile State, is assisting people living in returnee/IDP sites, as well as host communities with life-saving health and nutrition support and water, sanitation, and health/hygiene promotion.
A second team in Maban County, Eastern Nile State, is providing the same life-saving services to refugees and surrounding host communities.
A third team is providing nutrition, WASH and psychosocial services to vulnerable communities in Leer County, Southern Liech State.
A fourth team is an Emergency Response Team that has the capacity to respond to rapid onset emergencies occurring in any state across South Sudan, providing short-term assistance to people affected by conflict, natural disasters, disease outbreaks, or other public health emergencies which contribute to high morbidity or mortality.
The fifth team is providing integrated emergency nutrition and WASH services in Aweil Center, Northern Bahr el Ghazal.
By the end of the training, participants will:
1. Become familiar with the designing for behaviour change framework, prioritization and application to BCC programming in the South Sudan context to promote positive health, PSS, WASH and IYCF behaviours.
2. Have the skills to conduct and analyse a barrier analysis in their specific health, nutrition, and WASH emergency setting projects.
3. Know how to use the barrier analysis data to modify the BCC approach including through Care/Cascade Group lessons and other channels to address the key barriers to behaviour change in both men and women in their respective projects and to develop appropriate messages/communication styles for each barrier identified (given the short-term nature of Medair’s responses and specific situations).
4. Become more familiar with the best approaches in adult learning and application of principles in conducting home visits and group sessions to encourage behaviour change.
5. Have worked per sector and per project on how to set barrier analysis priorities for their sector/project and have an implementation plan validated by the relevant advisors.
1. Provide electronic copies of all training materials utilized for sharing with the participants.
2. Provide soft copies of any useful or recommended tools, training resources, e-learning packages etc. relevant to the themes covered.
3. Provide a brief report of key findings and recommendations within 2 weeks of the end of the training.
35 hours of training delivered over 5 days to meet the objectives listed above.
To be determined.
METHODOLOGIES & TOOLS
Barrier Analysis and Designing for Behaviour Change methodologies.
TIMEFRAME / SCHEDULE
Phase 1: Preparatory work – 1 day in Juba
Phase 2: Training – 5 days in Juba
Phase 3: Report – 1 day (NA)
Travel: 2 days (NA)
All reasonable steps will be taken to provide safety and security for the consultant; both Medair and consultant accept the inherent risks in working in humanitarian contexts. Medair will not be required to do more than what is reasonable and possible in the circumstances whilst providing a safe and appropriate work environment.
Medair will deliver a security briefing to the consultant immediately upon his/her arrival to the office in Juba.
CONSULTANCY FEES & TERMS OF PAYMENT
• International flights and accommodation in transit will be arranged by Medair via pre-selected travel agents and will, therefore, be paid directly by Medair.
• The consultancy fees payable to the consultant will be a negotiated lump sum based on experience and credentials. The fees are taxable in South Sudan and Medair will withhold that tax.
• This is calculated on the basis of an estimated 9 days of work. 50% of the consultancy fee (after withholding tax) will be paid into a bank account designated by the consultant at the completion of the training.
• The remaining amount will be paid when the final version of the report has been finalized and approved by Medair.
• Any visa costs, cost of travel in country of abode, and meals while in transit (up to 3 meals per day, maximum 20 USD per meal, no alcohol, no snacks/drinks between meals) will be reimbursed into the designated bank account against receipt.
• All travel arrangements to and from the airport of departure in country of abode (reasonable travel costs to and from the airport will be reimbursable by Medair; reasonable means public transport, second-class travel and taxis only if no other options or if late at night).
• To arrange the required visas for travel to South Sudan, including visas of transiting countries if required (visa costs will be reimbursable by Medair).
• Fulfil the above outputs as listed within the timeframe stated.
• Obtain the necessary vaccinations before the start of the consultancy (not reimbursable by Medair).
• Obtain sufficient medical, accident, liability and professional services insurance coverage. Proof of adequate coverage will be required.
• Comply with Medair South Sudan’s security plan and recommendations on dress and behavior, as given to expat staff.
• Provide laptop, software, or any other relevant equipment for personal use and report writing (not chargeable to or reimbursable by Medair).
• Communicate at least 2 weeks in advance any material or other specific needs necessary for the training.
• Provide a training report within 2 weeks of the end of the training.
• Arrangement of flights to and from Juba and booking of accommodation while the consultant is in transit if required.
• Provide transport within Juba.
• Arrange and cover the costs of in-country work permits and authorizations.
• Arrange supplementary insurance including evacuation and repatriation coverage.
• Provide food and accommodation in Juba.
• Provide translators for consultant as needed.
• Provide staff for data collection if required.
• Provide staff for focus group discussions and other activities, if required.
• Provide working facilities which will be as secure as is practical in the circumstances.
• Reimburse reasonable expenses with valid receipts.
Medair contracts for the provision of debriefing after any critical incident or assignment as needed.