TERMS OF REFERENCE

ISLAMIC RELIEF NEPAL

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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR DEVELOPING TRAINING MODULE ON GBV FOR THE PROJECT- EQUAL AND JUST SOCIETY BY REDUCING GBV IN RAUTAHAT DISTRICT (EJSRGBV)

BACKGROUND

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is an independent humanitarian and development organization that has been serving humanity for 35 years. With an active presence in over 40 countries across the globe, IR strives to make the world a better and fairer place for the three billion people still living in poverty. Since 1984, IRW has helped millions of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Inspired by the Islamic faith and guided by Islamic values, IRW believes that people with wealth have a duty to those less fortunate – regardless of race, political affiliation, gender, or belief. IRW is affiliated in Social Welfare Council as an International Non-Government Organization.

IRW projects provide poor people with access to vital services and protect communities from disasters and deliver life-saving emergency aid. It provides lasting routes out of poverty and empowers vulnerable people to transform their lives and their communities. IRW supported local partners immediately after the Gorkha Earthquake 2015 to address the Emergency and recovery needs of the most affected population. IRW is presently working through local implementing partners in Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Ramechhap and Rautahat districts.

This TOR has been developed to solicit consultancy services from a qualified and experienced individual or firm to develop a training module on Gender-Based Violence (GVB) for the “Equal and Just Society by Reducing GBV in Rautahat District” project implemented in Rajdevi and Rajpur Municipalities. 

INTRODUCTION

Islamic Relief (IR) Nepal has been implementing this 24-month (September 2020-August 2022) intervention funded by IR Canada in Rautahat district through a local implementing partner- Rural Development Centre (RDC) Nepal. The broader project goal is to reduce gender-based violence by ensuring the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls in the Rautahat district. 

The project engages with identified female survivors, both children and women of Gender-Based Violence and those who are at risk of GBV and provide them needs-based support with on-farm and off-farm livelihood options and other support linked to education, health, psychosocial counseling, build awareness on their rights and entitlements. 

The community-based project is led by community-based organizations (Learning & Protection Centres, Mothers group/youth and children clubs) with technical and capacity building support on various sectoral aspects of the project particularly Livelihood and other need-based support within the larger ambit of protection provided by Islamic Relief and its local implementing partner Rural Development Centre (RDC).

Along with these, the project also facilitates the strengthening of the existing systems to enable duty bearers to effectively reach out to the survivors of GBV and organize community awareness programmes. The intervention adopts a mix of service delivery and a rights-based approach to enable women/girls to assess their situation and understand the root cause for the unequal power relations resulting in gender-based suffering. The project assists them to take appropriate measures using a gender-sensitive approach to alleviate their sufferings by improving their socio-economic status. The project creates champions from among religious leaders, youths, children from both sexes to spread messages for safeguarding rights bestowed upon women/girls by the constitution and religious texts and work toward reducing unequal power relations between men and women. Further, the intervention provides emergency (life-saving) support to extremely serious cases of GBV. This support includes supporting immediate medical treatment, and any other appropriate assistance based on immediate needs.

The project aims to achieve the following results,

Result 1: Increased knowledge, awareness and skills of community members on addressing GBV issues

Result 2:  GBV survivors and at-risk population in Rautahat district are economically empowered 

Result 3: Strengthened institutional systems to address GBV cases

ASSIGNMENT OBJECTIVES

To develop a user-friendly training module/curriculum on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) to be delivered to the following targeted groups on given specific topics:

  1. GBV, its reporting and building strong referral mechanism, legal instruments to child clubs’ members.
  2. GBV, its reporting and building strong referral mechanism, legal instruments to youths’ clubs and women groups members.
  3. GBV, its reporting and building strong referral mechanism, legal instruments to men’s group members. 
  4. GBV issues, associated socio-economic factors, and legal instruments to address GBV through effective media reporting to media personnel.
  5. GBV, legal instrument and measures to address and reduce GBV to religious leaders.
  6. GBV, legal instrument, measures to address and reduce GBV to local elected representatives, government authorities, security forces, and Women Cell (Women, Children and Senior Citizen Service Center).
  7. GBV case management, data management, and reporting mechanism to the local representative, personnel from the security forces, and Women Cell.
  8. GBV, referral mechanism, and judicial system to health service providers.

SCOPE OF WORK 

  1. Undertake in depth desk research and analyze existing training material available; relevant national and international legislation and policies that have been signed/ratified pertaining to GBV. 
  2. Carry out a stakeholder analysis to bring out the roles and responsibilities of key players and institutions (local government, security forces, women cell, health service providers, media personnel, religious leaders, different community networks). Carry out a gap analysis to identify gaps in the training being imparted on GBV. Map out the issues and identify the priorities in line with the objectives of this assignment. This should include remote consultations and meetings with relevant stakeholders. 
  3. Based on this assessment, develop a comprehensive training module/curriculum (in Nepali) to be delivered to different stakeholders (mentioned in the objectives), with a special focus on GBV, different aspects of GBV, roles, and responsibilities of those stakeholders in addressing the GBV, legal instruments on GBV, and referral mechanism of GBV.
  4. Share the draft module; incorporate comments and finalize the module. 
  5. The module should also include crucial elements of intersectionality such as GBV on women and girls with disabilities or adolescent girls or older women. The module should cover adult learning strategies, interactive and based on a survivor centered approach. 
  6. Facilitate one Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on GBV using the developed manual.
  7. Evaluate the training. Assess the effectiveness and usability. Incorporate the amendments and finalize the module/curriculum.

KEY DELIVERABLE 

  1. Training needs assessment report submitted, the report should include desk review, situation report, stakeholders and gap analysis (in Nepali or English).
  2. Comprehensive training module (in Nepali), with three days training curriculum to train targeted groups on specific topics stated on assignment objectives.
  3. Two days TOT workshop completed in Rautahat district, and reports submitted, including post-training evaluation and impact assessment.

TIMELINE

The assignment is for a period of 1 working month from 15 December 2020–15 January 2021.

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCES, AND QUALIFICATION

The consultant must have: 

  • A post-graduate or equivalent qualification/ degree in Law, Criminology, Human rights, Political Science, Development Study, Humanities or any other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing training curriculum/modules and training materials related to child protection, domestic violence, GBV, children’s rights issues etc.
  • Experience in developing training manual following adult learning principles and participatory methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experiences and skills in facilitating stakeholder/working group consultations and training/TOT
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills both in Nepali and English.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA

The technical and financial proposal will be evaluated separately and have 70% and 30% weightage respectively. The proposals will be evaluated based on following criteria

S.NCriteria
Weightage
ATechnical Proposal
70
1Understanding of the TOR
15
2Demonstrated knowledge on GBV, laws, human rights and human rights mechanisms/instruments
20
3Demonstrate experience in developing training module/curriculum (Sample training module)
20
4Methodology, activities, and work plan
15
BFinancial Proposal (value for Money)
30

Total
100

TO APPLY

Interested private firms and individuals, meeting the above requirements should apply by sending the Expression of Interest (EoI), technical proposal clearly demonstrating the understanding of the TOR, scope and deliverables, any sample training module/curriculum with the financial proposal to Info.Nepal@irworldwide.org  with  subject line “Training Module/Curriculum EJSRGBV” by 9 December 2020. Hard copies of the proposal can be submitted to Islamic Relief Nepal Office address below.

The selected firms/individuals will sign and adhere to the Islamic Relief’s safeguarding and protection against exploitation and sexual abuse (PESA) code of conduct.

Islamic Relief Worldwide, Country Office Nepal

House no. 482, Kumaripati-5 (Near United Academy)

Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Nepal

Contact no: +977 1 5537610

Job Overview

Category Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 30 Nov, 2020
Apply Before 09 Dec, 2020
City Lalitpur