Terms of Reference

Power to You(th)


Power to You(th) is a 5-year international partnership between consortium partners Amref Flying Doctors Netherlands (in collaboration with AMREF Health Africa), Rutgers and Sonke Gender Justice, technical partners Choice for Youth and Sexuality and the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Country Management Teams in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, Senegal, and Indonesia. The programme is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and focuses on eradication of harmful practices, such as Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and unintended pregnancies. The partnership believes change starts in communities. To trigger this change, Power to You(th) will strengthen civil society organisations (CSOs) to empower and increase the voice of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The Consortium fosters ownership at the country level, with locally formed coalitions and representation of beneficiaries in our governance. The Power to You(th) Consortium will support AGYW to increase their agency, claim their rights, address gender inequalities, challenge gender norms and advocate for inclusive decision-making. 

Objectives and Scope of the Assignment

The capacity Media toolkit will be designed to strengthen the overall use of media by the respective youth led organisations (YLOs) in the Power to Youth Project. The toolkit will be used in Uganda and Malawi by our partners to help close the gaps identified when it comes to using media to amplify the work that we do in these countries. The toolkit will be based on the current need from YLOs to use media to influence policymakers, increase public awareness, and change public opinion. 

Sonke has already carried out a rapid capacity assessment of media tools and resources used in awareness raising with the YLO

What will you be required to do? 

  1. Propose strategic capacity development responses based on the Capacity Assessment Framework using data collected by Sonke.
  2. Work Plan for the assignment.
  3. Formulate project document: Based on the capacity assets and needs identified, develop a project document. 
  4. Develop a project documentation: Create a project document based on the identified capacity assets and needs.
  5. Develop a media toolkit to meet the needs of the YLOs in Malawi and Uganda. This is an integrated set of deliberate and sequenced actions embedded in a program or project to address the three guiding questions: ‘capacity for why?’, ‘capacity for whom?’, and ‘capacity for what?’ In addition to that. The project document is expected to include the following information: expected outcome contribution, outputs, indicators, targets, guidance, tips and resources and project cost.

The consultant will work with Sonke Gender Justice’s communications coordinators and project coordinator to develop an appropriate media toolkit. The consultant will be given the opportunity to engage with the evaluated participants for clarification or additional information.

Sonke Gender Justice Terms of Reference

Sonke Gender Justice is an organisation that works throughout the African continent. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, including university research units, the organization is being asked to generously share its experience working with men and boys to eradicate GBV in South Africa and across the continent.

Terms and Timeline

The final product of the consultancy would be a media toolkit presenting ideas for to use media as well as recommendation from the evaluation provided. 

Application Procedure and Requirements

Candidates interested in the position are expected to provide the following documentation:

A proposal, no more than five pages long, outlining

  • A detailed CV with three contactable references, a motivation letter, and a brief proposal summary (including methodology and tentative timeline)
  • A detailed work plan based on the outlined methodology, as well as an indication of availability
  • A budget proposal

Qualified candidates are requested to submit applications to proposals@genderjustice.org.za. Applications close 28 January 2022.

Closing Date

28 January 2022