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Consultancy Vacancy in CARE Indonesia, Consultancy to develop Malaria, Nutrition and MCH BCC strateg PDF Print E-mail
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TERMS OF REFERENCE

Job Title: Consultancy to develop Malaria, Nutrition and MCH BCC strategy
Project: MIAT Project
Location: Nusa Tenggara Timur (TTS, TTU and Belu Districts)
Duration: Four Months
Planned start-up date: (Soon As Possible) CARE International Indonesia with support from donors, Ministry of Health, District Health Services and Communities is implementing health Projects focusing on maternal Child Health, Nutrition and mitigation of Malaria in TTS, TTU and Belu Districts. These projects specifically target vulnerable groups through a right based approach with emphasis on children under five years and pregnant women. It aims to improve the capacities of communities and government health system to provide quality preventive, promotive and curative health services in above mentioned sectors.

Job Summary
Working together with CARE staff, District Health Services (DHS), and closely coordinate with the Ministry of Health (MOH) Health Promotion Department, the consultant is responsible to develop a BCC strategy to improve the awareness of the community in NTT about Malaria, Nutrition and Maternal Child Health. The task includes the development of key messages and production of a wide range of BCC materials that are applicable for particularly for NTT.

Scope of Work
In order to develop a behavior change communication strategy, an individual consultant or consulting firm is expected to conduct the following activities (see figure 2):

Task Deliverables
1. Conduct assessment and/or formative research to identify behaviour in the community that should be encourage or discouraged, challenges faced by field staff in engaging with the community, target audience or population according to the overall project goals, different needs and interest in different community where the project works, and communication channels to be used to reach the audience.
2. Provide on job training to CARE staff on how to do a formative research
3. Review and assess existing BCC/IEC materials and training modules in relation to nutrition, environmental health, and malaria mitigation of CARE/MoH.
Report on formative research delivered by 31 October 2008
4. Develop a communication plan based on the results of the assessment and the research. This should include key messages that will promote benefits of the new behaviour and the means of dissemination of the messages.
BCC Strategy delivered by 17 November 2008
5. Develop BCC materials and undertake pretesting. The target audience should be involved in developing key messages. Note: Minimal 5 types of printed materials
Draft of designs developed and tested by 1 December 2008
6. Amend the materials according to the feedback, finalise and develop new/improved materials
Improved materials are ready to produce by 9 December 2008

7. Conduct and train staff to periodically monitor and evaluate the changes in knowledge, attitudes, behaviour, and practices (KABP) after the intervention. This will also include collecting information about audience response to the messages.
The consultant will work closely with the Health Promotion Department of Ministry of Health at the District Level and Primary Health Centers / PUSKESMAS (MOH/PHC).

Human Resources and Materials Support
CARE International Indonesia in NTT will provide the following support to consultant:
§ Access to current available documents.
§ Logistical and admin support
§ Transport support (motorcycle for field trips and car for inter-urban trips if available) during the activities.
§ Stationary (consultant to use his/her own computer).

Working Conditions
In fulfilling her/his responsibilities the Consultant will closely co-operate with and be supported by MIAT Project Manager of CARE International Indonesia. CARE will cover costs for local travel arrangements and provide the consultant with office space, communication facilities and accommodation as required. CARE will introduce the consultant to the key contacts for this work and make necessary organizational arrangements. CARE will provide the consultant with all necessary background information. For this assignment the Consultant may incidentally be required to work on weekends.
Field Visit and Security
The field portion of this activity will take place in some selected villages within CARE project areas. The Consultant will report to the CII Communications Manager and Program Leader, Project Manager updated on the progress made and seeks advise as necessary. The Consultant shall at all times follow security rules and regulations as established by CARE Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· Technical Specialist with a Master¢s Degree in Public Health (Health Promotion)
· At least 5 years of relevant experience in community health promotion and BCC, focus on either nutrition, environmental health, or malaria mitigation
· Experience with conducting trainings for health staff on BCC
· Experience with designing monitoring and evaluation plans
· Strong communication and writing skills in English required.
· Strong communication skills in Tetun is a strong advantage
· Team-building and problem-solving skills

Terms of offer:
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above positions, and detailed curriculum vitae (not more than 200KB), with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address).

Please submit your applications before January 3rd, 2009 to:
CARE International Human Resources Unit at:


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