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Consultancy Proposal For CRS/APHIAplus NYB and IMARISHA – Catholic Relief Services – Kenya

  • Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Consultance

Description du Poste

Success story booklet, video clip, fact sheet and photos
Project Overview
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Kenya Program has been working with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in Rift Valley for the past six years (2011-2017) and Northern Arid Land (NAL) for over 5 years. CRS works under the AIDS Population & Health Integrated Assistance People Centered Leadership, Universal Access Sustainability (APHIAplus) in both Nuru Ya Bonde and IMARISHA projects whose goals are to improve access to health services in six counties in Rift Valley and eight counties in NAL regions of Kenya. CRS Kenya adopted the organization’s integrated OVC model to address social determinants of health to improve the wellbeing of 75,000 OVC and 4,000 People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nuru ya Bonde as well as 39,447 OVC in NAL counties.
The service areas supported by the two projects are HIV care and support services, OVC services, household economic strengthening, child safeguarding/protection, linkages of OVC households to safety net programs, capacity building for county institutions and local implementing partners to deliver quality services to OVC, strengthening coordination of care across community stakeholders and increasing access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and Management of Information System (MIS).
Nuru ya Bonde is currently in its seventh and final year and IMARISHA is in its sixth and final year. This provides the opportunity for CRS Kenya to assess its performance to both the donor and the beneficiaries by documenting success stories and best practices for shared learning and reporting. CRS is seeking a consultant to produce eight success stories, a 10-15-minute video, a two-page fact sheet, and a collection of 40 photos for each of the sites demonstrating the project outcomes and capturing beneficiary perspectives for each project.
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 24 Briefing meeting in Nairobi then travel to Nakuru in the afternoon
April 25 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 26 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 28 CRS provides the consultant with the comments on inception to date report/workplan
April 30 Consultant provides CRS with final inception report/workplan
May 2to 6st 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 7h Consultant travels to Isiolo to train the IMARISHA staff
May 8 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 9 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 10 to 13 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 14 Consultant travels to Garissa to train the IMARISHA staff based within Garissa region
May 15 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 16 to 19 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 22 to 27 Consultant writes 1st draft of booklet, rough-cut of video clip, fact sheet, photos and submits to CRS Kenya
May 31 CRS Kenya returns all feedback to the consultant on 1st draft of stories, video, fact sheet, photos to consultant
June 4 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.

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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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