Work at Sonke

Creative Activism Training Consultant

Contract type: Procurement
Duty station: Sonke Gender Justice office
Project Duration: 5 days

1 Purpose of The Consultancy

Equip, train and strengthen advocacy capacity of Sonke’s partners working with and on behalf of migrants in the area of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) through creative activism and help develop a campaign on the above theme.

2 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.

3 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 area of sexual reproductive health and rights. The consultant will have to spread the training over maximum of a period of 5 working days. The training shall be done with a diverse group of people including skilled professionals to non-skilled workers. Participants are not limited to South Africans and may include several people from migrant communities living in South Africa working with migrants with vested interest in issues pertaining to SRHR and how to advocate for this. Notwithstanding the diverse educational and vocational background this is to be a “a train the trainer” style training in order to equip members to “pay it forward”.

4 Expected Deliverables

This consultancy is to train Sonke, ACMS and CoRMSA members on creative activism and how to use creative activism in the sphere of SRHR. The final objective is to assist in developing a creative advocacy campaign for realising SRHR for migrants in South Africa.

5 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
  • Ability to adapt and work with people from different cultures, gender, religion, race, nationality and age
  • Excellent written and spoken English

6 Duration

The consultancy will be for 5 continuous working days and should run from the 23rd to the 27th November 2020.

7 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.

8 Financial Bid

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

Closing Date

30 November 2020