TERMS OF REFERENCE Development of SBCC approach informed radio drama

Everest Club

Detailed Job description / requirements:


Development of SBCC approach informed radio drama 

Early Starts Project 

Objective: To develop Social Behaviour Change Communications (SBCC) approach informed curriculum-based Radio drama Session for Early Stimulation, responsive care development, parenting without violence and health & nutrition sessions targeting to parents/caregivers of children 0-3 years of age

1. Background

Everest Club has started the implementation of Early Start project in two Palikas: Aathbis and Chamundabrindasaini of Dailekh district under partnership with Save the Children. The project overall objective is – Young children (0-3 years old) survive and thrive in a healthy, protective, stimulating environment, and develop to their full potential. 

The Early Start project has covered parenting without violence (PwV), building brain, health and nutrition program to roll out into the community focusing on the parents/ caregiver of 0-3 years children. The approach PwV aims to prevent children from experiencing physical and humiliating punishment (PHP) in the home. Through its implementation, fathers, mothers and caregivers gain increased understanding of child development, child rights and positive parenting; partner and parent- child relationships are strengthened based on the principles of non-violence, non-discrimination, and gender equality. It provides a foundation to positive parenting that should be included in new-born care, nutrition, early learning, and early childhood development to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development of children and to achieve Save the Children’s survive learn and be protected breakthroughs. Positive behavioural change on healthy parenting practice is the ultimate aim of PwV , building brain, saving newborn life common approach. Social and behaviour change (SBCC) approach serves effectively when it contains integrated communication tools (face to face sessions and interactive radio messaging with creative elements).

 Also, the face-to-face group meeting among parents/caregivers are not always possible and may not be enough to transfer the traditional behaviour of parenting. Thus, the project anticipates to produce and broadcast session plan in the radio program forms to reach out more parents and children in the communities. 

The radio drama series will discuss topics related to PwV, early stimulation, health and nutrition. The radio drama session will base its contents on the Early Start Integrated Package. The SC’s early start integrated package consists of total 18 sessions/episodes focusing 8 sessions for parenting without violence, 5 sessions on health & nutrition and 5 for early stimulation targeting parents/caregivers of 0-3 years of age. Through this assignment, ten sessions have been chosen from a total of 18 sessions for the development of radio drama. The radio episodes (sessions) will be broadcast from Local radio/FM stations as key resources which aims to change the attitude and behaviours of adults to end violence against children in the family and community and enhance early stimulation and develop health & nutrition care seeking behaviour especially during pregnancy, childbirth, and focused on child nutrition. The broadcast monitoring will be conducted with target beneficiaries to ensure reach, resonance, and impact of the radio drama sessions. 

Therefore, Everest Club (EC), Dailekh seeks applications from qualified individuals/ organization to develop curriculum-based radio drama series on topic enlisted below.

2. Objective:

The objective of this assignment is to develop Social Behaviour Change Communications (SBCC) approach informed 10 curriculum-based radio drama sessions/ episodes targeted to parents/caregivers of children aged 0 to 3 years based on existing resource materials of Integrated package (parenting without violence, early stimulation, health and nutrition). The developed radio episodes will be broadcast through local FM Radio stations to disseminate message in the community to influence behaviour change of parents and caregivers. 

Specific objectives: 

  • Develop 10 capsule model (15 minutes) SBCC informed radio drama based on humanized real-life narratives, and storylines targeted to parents, caretakers of 0 to 3 years 
  • Design storylines and dialogues to promote key messages, learnings, and evidence-based insights from SCIs existing integrated training package on PWV, early stimulation, health and nutrition) training package
  • Conduct creative brief sessions, targeted field-tests and validation sessions with key stakeholders and target audience to ensure the reach, resonance, and impact of the SBCC informed radio capsule 
  • Production of radio capsules should be in Nepali, and should reflect the context of the Karnali Province 
  • Link two critical message and questions in each radio capsule to ensure participation and feedback from the listeners 

Further guidance on radio capsule production: 

  • A ‘do-no-harm’ review of the script will be conducted by the technical team to ensure that 
  • Radio capsules should promote inclusive characters and voices, ethical representation of marginalized communities, people with disability, LGBTIQA+ community etc.

3. Deliverables and Timeline

S. No




Review project shared sessions documents (English version and Nepali version)

24 May 2022


Submit a draft script of a session for caregiver of 0-3 years children based on the resources provided

29 May 2022


Field-test the scripts with target audience and technical team using SCIs field-test guide


Incorporate feedback on the script provided by team and target audience

4 June 2022


Develop and share the first draft of the radio capsules

14 June 2022


Conduct field tests of the radio capsules with target audience and technical leads


Incorporate inputs from field tests, and revise the radio capsule episodes

19 June 2022


Package the final 10 radio capsule programs (final mixing, editing, and rendering) and submit the radio capsules for broadcast

24 June 2022

4. Capsule model session plans: Enlisted are issues for proposed 10-part radio capsule SBCC informed radio series.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Episode 7

Episode 8

Episode 9

Episode 10

Session 1:

Introduction of Integrated package and family dream

Session 2:

Positive parenting goals and rules

Session 3:

Maternal Health

Session 4:

Newborn Care

Session 5:

Management of sick, newborn and young child

Session 6:


Session 7:

Complementary feeding

Session 8:

Playing with kithchen Items

Session 9:

Self care for caregivers and stress management 

Session 10:

Young child care, right to be safe and protecting children from accident

5. Consultant Specification

  • 6 years’ experience in developing and designing SBCC informed radio programs, and multi-entry point SBC actions 
  • Proven track record of producing high-quality SBCC informed radio drama programs targeted to parents and children 
  • A SBCC drama production team comprising of lead script writers (Nepali and English), technical leads for editing, mixing, and packaging, and a team lead to ensure the inclusion of various SBCC informed approaches during pre and postproduction of the radio capsules 
  • Working knowledge on child rights, child protection, education/early stimulation, health and nutrition
  • Ability to collaborate and willing to incorporate feedbacks at all stages of production

6. Supervision Arrangements

The firm will work in close coordination with Everest Club project focal person based on Dailekh and SCI Media and Communication Coordinators, SCI technical lead (Child Rights Governance & Child protection, Health & Nutrition, and Education) based in M&FWFO Surkhet, with technical support from SCI’s SBC lead. 

Proposal Submission Guideline/Required Documents 

Key guidance for proposals: 

  • Provide evidence on SBCC radio programming, and include a detailed SBCC informed radio production methodology, starting from desk research to final production, and sign offs. 
  • Consultants are also required to include 1 or more samples of SBCC informed radio dramas that the have produced for I/NGOs. 

Proposal Submission Deadline- 18/May/2022

Please go through the link below to download the proposal form:


Required Documents-

  • Filled out Consultancy Proposal Form (enclosed with this ToR)
  • CV(s) of the proposed consultant(s) with full date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format. 
  • For firms: Copies of- Firm registration certificate, VAT registration certificate, and Latest tax clearance certificate. For firms that are tax exempted by the government, a copy of tax exemption certificate should be submitted.
  • For Individuals (Nepali): Copies of citizenship certificate and PAN/VAT registration certificate; 
  • For Individuals (Foreign Nationals): Copies of passport and a valid visa/permit to work in Nepal.

If an individual is a full-time staff member of another organization, a no objection/consent letter signed by the organization head must be submitted along with the proposal. This is not applicable for proposals sent through a firm.

Proposals should be submitted to the following address [The proposals can be dropped at the Reception of Everest Club office]:

Supply Chain Department

Everest Club, Narayan Municipality, Dailekh

Tel: 089-420257/ 420247

Mob:- +977-9848180234

Budget to be proposed.

Or via email to everestclub.supplychain@gmail.com. Budget to be proposed.

7. Payment modality

The payment will be made in two instalments:

  • 40% after signing the agreement
  • 60% after completion of work 

Note: Everest Club rights to terminate the contract (without paying any penalties) if another party does not do what agreed to do, or becomes insolvent or otherwise to complete the contract.

Tax will be deducted as per the government rule.

Job Overview

Category Expression of Interest
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Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 21 Apr, 2022
Apply Before 18 May, 2022
City Dailekh