Call for Consultancy Service to Develop a Shadow Report for the Youth Care Project

  • Consultancy
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Copper Rose Zambia (CRZ) is a youth-led organization established in 2015 by young people on a mission to use their skills for the development of others. CRZ is the largest youth-led organization that exists to build a conducive environment for all young people to thrive in all aspects of their lives. We envision a world in which every young person is happy, healthy, and living to their full potential. Our main thematic areas of work are;

1. Health and Wellbeing.

2. Gender Equity.

3. Youth Development and Leadership.

BACKGROUND

CRZ is implementing the YOUTH CARE project in Chilanga, Lusaka, Kitwe, and Kalulushi districts in Zambia. The overall goal of the project is to ensure that vulnerable adolescents and young people (AYP) especially girls (e.g. living with HIV, out of school, and in remote and low-income urban settings in Zambia and the partner countries Kenya, and Tanzania benefit from a more supportive policy and community environment and a strengthened health system, enabling them to practice self-care to promote and maintain their SRHR, access family planning, and prevent HIV and AIDS. The project has two specific objectives that are:

1. Duty bearers and decision-makers improve resources and implement laws and policies that respect, promote, and realize adolescents’ SRHR and HIV Self-care needs.

2. Adolescents and young people, specifically girls and those who are vulnerable have increased access to quality SRHR and HIV community and public services, including access to Self-care services and commodities.

OBJECTIVE OF THE ASSIGNMENT

  • The objective of this assignment is to develop a shadow report to be presented to partners and stakeholders with recommended actions points.

Therefore, the consultant’s task includes developing and presenting:

  • A shadow report titled “The Impact of Epidemics (Cholera and COVID-19) on the availability of SRHR/HIV commodities for AYP” assessed the strategies the government employs to guarantee the availability of self-care commodities for AYP.

DELIVERABLES

  • Conduct a comprehensive desk review of existing literature and policies specifically related to the impact of epidemics (Cholera and COVID-19) on the availability of SRHR/HIV commodities for AYP.
  • Assess key strategies the government employs to guarantee the availability of self-care commodities for AYP amidst epidemics (cholera and COVID-19).
  • Develop a comprehensive shadow report focusing on policy guidance and government commitments to the availability of self-care commodities for AYP amidst disasters/epidemics. Develop a research paper from the findings.
  • Develop advocacy points derived from the shadow report emphasizing policy gaps and recommendations related to the impact of epidemics (cholera and COVID-19) on the availability of self-care commodities for AYP and government strategies that guarantee the availability of self-care commodities for AYP.
  • Conduct consultative meetings with, but not exclusively, facility duty bearers, peer educators, district adolescent focal point persons, and pharmacists to collect more evidence to support the existing data.
  • Highlight the challenges and opportunities related to the impact of epidemics (Cholera and COVID-19) on the availability of SRHR/HIV commodities for AYP and government strategies to guarantee the availability of self-care commodities for AYP and suggest plausible actions for CRZ and stakeholders.
  • Review the documents submitted by CRZ (baseline survey, scorecards, and policy analysis) and write a report taking into account the following;

i) The findings and highlights from the documents.

ii) Challenges and opportunities stakeholders can work on – this is to detail the causes and who is responsible for the challenges.

iii) What lessons and recommendations for plausible actions CRZ and stakeholders can take?

iv) References outlining the government’s position on the challenges and opportunities.

v) Identify and document policies relating to the areas of study to be considered in the shadow report and policy brief.

EXPECTATIONS FROM CRZ

  • CRZ will organize consultative meetings at different levels and invite young people from both Lusaka and the Copperbelt provinces to help share ideas and lessons.
  • CRZ will cover the cost of payment to the consultation.
  • CRZ will offer a reference letter and recommendation for the consultant if need be.
  • CRZ will provide the scorecards, baseline survey, and policy analysis report to be used by the consultant.

TIMELINES

The following deliverables are to be completed by the consultant by the indicated timelines.

DeliverableDue date

Analysis of documents – 10/06/2024

Conducting meetings with peer educators and duty-bearers – 17/06/2024

Development of shadow reports and advocacy asks – 01/07/2024

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send your proposal by 31st May 2024 to [email protected] with the subject “Shadow Report” including:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A one-page plan of the steps you would take to deliver on this assignment.
  • A detailed budget, including consultancy fees and potential expenses.
  • References of past clients for whom you have carried out similar work – including contact details.

Copper Rose Zambia Provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. We also strive to achieve equal employment opportunities through continuing diversity enhancement initiatives. We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and with diverse experiences to apply. We are committed to evaluating applications fairly.


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