This is an invitation to express interest and present a technical and financial proposal for the Development of Facts For Life package for Community and Religious Leaders (BID Reference # 2013/HR/09) as per below detailed terms of reference (TORS) describing the tasks for which technical assistance is sought.
Mozambique still has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world. Malaria, diarrhoea, acute respiratory infections and vaccine-preventable diseases are the main causes of child deaths in Mozambique. In addition, any gains that have been made in reducing child mortality are now threatened by HIV and AIDS.
Nearly 70 per cent of Mozambique’s population lives in rural areas, with limited or no access to the mass media. In this context, providing ways for young people, families and communities to access the knowledge they need to reinforce healthy behaviours and identify their own development needs help to ensure that they can assess their options and take action on issues that affect them. it is interpersonal communication, dialogue and debate that are required for large groups of people to adopt new behaviours for the long term.
A variety of community communication channels, such as multimedia mobile units, community theatre and radio networks, are used to share information and knowledge and prompt people to adopt and maintain healthy behaviours. In addition, interpersonal communication through community and religious leaders has proven to be one of the most effective ways to reach and engage communities including the most vulnerable people in remote areas. Although the power and influence that community and religious leaders have on their communities, few tolls have been provided so far to them in order to support community dialogue or to guide them in their work on promotion of healthy behavioural.
In 2011, The fourth edition of Facts for Life - FFL Mozambican version (Saúde e Vida) was published and endorsed by the Ministry of Health. UNICEF Mozambique considers FFL as one of its key behaviour change communication strategies supporting convergent and cross-sectorial programming for children and caregivers.
UNICEF Mozambique is now in the process of design several C4D interventions with the aim of delivering to target population the key FFL messages through different channels and communications products. Religious and community leaders are one of the channels to reach families and communities and empowering them for adoption of good practices and healthy behaviours.
Community and religious leaders through their influence at community level, they are one of the key people which can discuss issues on child survival and maternal health with families to in order to adopt, sustain, and promote selected behaviours, attitudes and practices, to improve their well-being.
Then, it is important to provide some interpersonal communications tolls to community and religious leaders, to support their discussions with families on health issues. The tools to be developed, specifically facts sheets on prevention of cholera, malaria, acute respiratory infection, promotion of breastfeeding and nutrition, vaccination, ante-natal care, family planning and prevention of violence, could be a useful tool to promote discussions with families and contributing for adaptation of good practices and behavioral changes.
The purpose of this assignment is to develop a set of fact sheets and file cover and respective lay out, in order to be ready for printing by any company.
Under coordination of UNICEF, the contractor will develop the fact sheets for life messages, focusing on cholera, malaria, acute respiratory infection, HIV promotion of breastfeeding and nutrition, vaccination, ante-natal care, family planning and prevention of violence. Each content will fit in a A4 sheet (back and front).
The contractor will use different colors for each fact sheet.
In coordination with UNICEF Communication for Development Specialists (C4D), the contractor will plan and conduct the pre-testing of the fact sheets in Maputo province. After the pre-testing the contractor should incorporate all the comments, and produce the final version of the fact sheet.
The contractor will present the final version, ready to be printed, in a CD.
To be provided by UNICEF:
Applications from interested candidates must contain the following documentation:
The Financial Proposal shall be presented in Meticais or US$ and should include details of the inherent costs of the consultancy as per point 8 above. Please notice that UNICEF undertake no liability for taxes, duty or other contribution payable by the consultant on payments made under this contract. No statement of earnings will be issued by the United Nations or UNICEF to the consultant.
The financial proposal shall be presented to the UNICEF Office via e-mail with the following subject: "Bid Reference 2013/HR/09 Development of Facts For Life package for Community and Religious Leaders".