Gender Responsive Guideline Review Consultnat
Plan International
6d ago
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    Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children.

    The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.

    Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do.

    Obtain copies from FMOH, SMOH and other relevant organization of referral policy documents including guidelines, existing referral directory, referral cards etc.

    Work with the SMoH, SPHCDA and MOWA to identify existing national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards in the StateConduct 5-

    day workshop on the review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards with relevant stakeholdersConduct 3 Day stakeholders’ consensus meeting on the policyDevelop a referral policy, protocol / guide and card for the state.

    Conduct a 1-day meeting for the validation and adoption of the state referral policies, guidelines and cardsDevelop additional gender responsive and Adolescent friendly contents to train Service Providers, CBHVs, Drivers and other relevant Individuals to facilitate referral along thecontinuum of care across the three levels of health care delivery system.

    8. Write and submit the technical report of all processes to Plan International Nigeria. The Consultant will report directly to BORN National Program manager.

    The consultant willbe supported by the Gender Advisor and Health Coordinators in Bauchi State.

    1. Roles and Responsibilities of Consultant :

    Responsibilities of the Consultant :

    Review the project documents under the guidance of Plan International Nigeria Head of Health programs.Conduct a desk review of identified and existing national and state referral policies, guidelines and cardsDevelop the technical proposal for the review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards, in collaboration with Plan Nigeria Head of Health programs andNational Program Manager BORN.

    Engage with the SMoH, SPHCDA and MOWA for the validation of the methodology and processes that will be used for the review.

    Conduct a workshop on review of the state referral policies, guidelines and cards with relevant stakeholders and develop additional gender responsive contents to the guide.

    Produce training material and slides for training of CBHVs, Health Care Providers and DriversSubmit progress reports on desk review process, review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards workshop and adoption of additional contents and meetingreportSubmit a final report of the review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards and all developed documents to Plan International Nigeria

    2. Specific Scope :

    As part of the process of rolling out the state referral system, specific gender responsive training manuals on the implementation of the referral system will be developed and used for the capacity

    building of health care providers including the CHEWs, as well as, the community structures on the new referral guidelines and protocol.

    The following are the areas that the review will cover.



    Maternal Neonatal ChildHealth / SexualReproductive Health

    National referral guidelines and policies

    State referral guidelines and cards

    Community Based Health Volunteers, Health care providers and drivers

    3. Deliverables, Time Frame and Level of Effort

    The period of the contract will be expected to cover a maximum of 25 days as per agreed upon timeline. The Consultant is expected to conduct all the preparation required to facilitate the

    review of training manuals and guidelines as suggested in the time frame below :


    Review of project document and understanding of roles and responsibilities

    September 6 7 , 2018

    Identification and desk review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards

    September 8 - 9 , 2018

    Workshop on review of review of national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards with relevant stakeholders

    September, 10 - 14 ,2018

    Develop additional gender responsive contents to be included in the national and state referral policies, guidelines and cards

    September 15 - 19 , 2018

    Meeting for the validation and adoption of the reviewed national and state referral policies,

    guidelines and cards

    Submission of final report, including all other materials to Plan International Nigeria

    September 24 , 2018

    4. Qualifications of Consultant(s)

    Minimum of 5 years’ experience in development and or review of health care service provider’s policies and guidelines.Demonstrated understanding of Gender and how it affects health care seeking behaviour of women, girls, boys and men.

    A good understanding of the Nigerian Primary Health Care systemDemonstrated experience in facilitating community participatory development processes.

  • Experience in working with low literacy communities especially in low resource settingsFluency in English and the local language (spoken and written);
  • Ability to produce high quality work under tight timeframes;Ability to establish a good working relationship with State stakeholders and integrate feedback as required.

    Excellent skills in documentation and reporting


    Project Subject Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and Maternal Health (BORN) Project Background The Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and Maternal Health (BORN) project is four and a half years (February 2016-

  • June 2020) gender-transformative project funded by Global Affairs Canada with a total value of CAD 13,786,000(Global Affairs Canada CAD 12,200,000;
  • Plan International Canada cash / in-kind CAD 1,586,000). The project is expected to ultimately contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in 10 Local Government Areas (LGAs) among marginalized and vulnerable women and newborns.

  • Its intermediate outcomes are : improved utilization of maternal, neonatal and family planning services by women of reproductive age (WRA) including adolescent girls, newborns, and male community members;
  • improved quality of maternal, neonatal and family planning services for WRA including adolescent girls, newborns and male community members;
  • and, improved quality of local health governance systems to ensure high quality, gender responsive, adolescent friendly and results-oriented maternal and

    neonatal health, and sexual and reproductive health (MNH / SRH) services. Plan International Canada will implement BORN in partnership with Plan International Nigeria, the Federal and State Ministries of Health Ministries of Women’s Affairs, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) (Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria

    PPFN) and Community initiative for the Promotion of Health and Education Sectors (CIPHRESS)). BORN is aligned with the UN’s Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, and will help drive progress towards reaching Sustainable Development Goals 3 and

    respond to health needs identified by the2013 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) situational analysis of Bauchi State, which reported that only 16% of births

  • are attended by a skilled birth attendant, access to postnatal care remains low as 84% of newborns receive no post-natal care;
  • and Neonatal Mortality Rate (NNMR) stands

    at 43 / 1000 live births in comparison to national level of 37 / 1000 live births.

    Furthermore, only 2.1% of WRA utilize modern family planning methods, with unmet needs for FP at 16%. In addition, 48% of adolescent girls aged 15 -19 years old have

    begun childbearing in Bauchi. There are also considerable gender inequalities contributing to this context, as women and adolescent girls have little opportunity for decision making at the household level, poor access to health information and

    services, and local health services are neither gender responsive nor adolescent


    The goal of the BORN project is to "contribute to the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in targeted regions among the most marginalised and vulnerablewomen and newborns".

    BORN has the following Intermediate Outcomes; please note these Intermediate Outcomes have been modified to include a greater focus on SRHR(with an emphasis on adolescents), than what was included in the original proposal : 1100 (Demand) : Improved utilization of basic and targeted 1 maternal and neonatal health (MNH) / Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) 2 services among WRA 3 , and male community members1200 (Supply) : Improved quality of maternal, neonatal and sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, for WRA, newborns and male community members1300 (Governance) : Improved local health governance systems ensure high quality, gender responsive and result oriented maternal and neonatal health (MNH) / Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) services


    The project is to be implemented in 165 wards in the 10 LGAs of Bauchi State.

    Method of Application

    Application Package and Procedures

    completed application should contain the following :

    Detailed CV demonstrating technical expertise and previous experience in coordinating and facilitating activities of a similar nature

    Availability to commence consultancy

    Where applicable, CV of supporting staff indicating proposed contribution to work and level of effort

    A financial statement of consultancy fee per day and support staff if applicable.

    Names and contact information of three references who can be contacted regarding relevant experience.

    A copy of a previous report of a similar nature undertaken on review of training manuals and material development.

    The proposal will be scored on both technical and financial aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively.

    Complete applications should be submitted electronically to :

    6. Ethics and Child Protection

    Plan is committed to actively safeguarding children from harm and ensuring children’s rights to protection are fully realized.

    Plan takes seriously the commitment to promote child safe

    practices and protect children from harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation in any form. In addition, we will take positive action to prevent child abusers from becoming involved with Plan

    in any way and take stringent measures against any Plan Staff and / or Associate who abuses a child. Our decisions and actions in response to child protection concerns will be guided by the

    principle of the best interests of the child’.

  • As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal;
  • confidentiality and anonymity of participants.

    Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and child protection in the development process.

    This must also include consideration of

    any risks related to the activity and how these will be mitigated.

    7. Disclosure of Information / Child Protection

    It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless authorized in writing by Plan, any

    information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract. Information will be made available for the consultants on a need to know basis.

    Any necessary field visits must be

    budgeted for in your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the

    Consultant. The selected consultant will commit to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and youth.

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