Terms of Reference

Call for creative activism campaign consultant

Contract type: Procurement

Duty station: Sonke Gender Justice office

Project Duration: One(1) month

Deadline: 31st August 2021

Purpose of The Consultancy

South African law makes for the provision of health services including sexual reproductive health services to migrants. Having said so, it is clear, neither the migrants nor the public health officials expected to provide these services are aware of South African policy. This means the person entitled to the right is unaware of their right and the person entrusted as the custodian or the service provider of this right is not aware of the expectation on them. The goal of this campaign is to raise an awareness and understanding of rights on both sides so that the migrants are aware of their rights in terms of law and public health officials are in turn made aware of the services expected of them.

Background

Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) is a South African-based NGO that works across Africa to strengthen government, civil society and citizen capacity to support men and boys in taking action to promote gender equality, prevent domestic and sexual violence, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS. Using a human rights framework to achieve gender equality, Sonke endeavours to create the change necessary for all to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships that contribute to the development of just and democratic societies.

Sonke is involved in a wide range of initiatives and activities which encompass its multi-faceted approach to promoting gender equality, preventing gender-based violence, and reducing the impact of HIV and AIDS.  One of these initiatives is in the area of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Sonke’s SRHR work is a cross-cutting portfolio, mainstreaming SRHR into all Sonke’s work to ensure that women and men, girls and boys are able to access their rights to sexual and reproductive health education and services, including comprehensive sexuality education. The portfolio builds on Sonke’s internal capacity, including through supporting the development of a set of training and community education materials and advocacy approaches. The SRHR Portfolio has three overarching goals:

  • To build capacity and provide technical assistance both within Sonke as well as among key partners nationally, regionally and globally to promote and provide rights-based and positive oriented sexual and reproductive health services and education to men, women and young people in all their diversity.
  • To support and hold governing bodies and other duty bearers accountable to develop and implement policies and programmes that secure the SRHR for all, including gender transformative language and approaches to engage men and boys.
  • To engage men and women, including religious and traditional leaders, around SRHR as clients, equal partners and positive agents of change in their communities.

One of the key focus areas of Sonke’s SRHR works involves addressing the needs sexual reproductive health needs of migrants in South Africa. Sonke works in collaboration with two other implementing partners, namely Consortium of Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA)and African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), with CoRMSA providing the voice and representation for its member organisations.

Terms of Reference for Consultancy:

The consultancy requires knowledge of creative activism and how to use creative activism as a tool for advocacy in the subject of sexual reproductive health and rights. The consultant will have to develop a campaign strategy on the subject matter of sexual reproductive health rights with an additional component specific to the need of migrants in South Africa. This is campaign is to be developed working in partnership with Sonke’s policy and Advocacy Specialist and CoRMSA’s Advocacy officer. The objective of the campaign is to raise awareness of sexual reproductive health as a constitutionally protected right making both the migrant who is the vulnerable minority being protected in terms of the law aware of their right and ensuring the Public health officials are also made aware of the migrants rights.

Expected Deliverables

Develop a creative virtual campaign that can include use of print, radio, online media and any other platform the consultant deems useful to raise awareness on the issue of sexual reproductive health. The campaign developed shall be used as a tool for future similar campaigns and should thus be structured and developed in a way that it can be replicated when the need so arises.

Qualification and Experience of The Service Provider

  • The consultant must have at least five years’ experience in creative activism with a wealth of experience in policy advocacy work in the non-profit sector.
  • Previous experience in conducting similar work for international/national donors will be an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Facilitate radio and print media in the involvement of this campaign, if required.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Duration

The campaign shall run for the months of September-October 2021 the specific dates of which shall be finalised in consultation with the successful bid.

Requirements and Contractual Arrangements

The consultants are required to submit a technical and financial proposal addressing all the requirements mentioned in terms of reference along with a detailed financial proposal which provides a clear breakdown of all expenditures which are associated with the project.

The consultant should also submit their CV and those of the team members who will be involved in this project, including a list of their publications relevant to the topic of the background paper. Sonke Gender Justice will select the consultant/firm. The contractual agreement will be with Sonke.

Financial Bid

The Bidder shall indicate the prices of services it proposes to supply under the contract.

To Apply

The application should include: Introduction, Background or CV of the consultant/company, Proposition on how the activity would be conducted and time frame. Send application by 31st August 2021 addressed to Namuma Mulindi at email namuma@genderjustice.org.za

Closing Date

31 Aug 21