Reviewing and Updating the Zimbabwe National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) Manual for Service Providers: Ministry of Health and Child Care
Deadline: 26 August 2016

Zimbabwe has a young population with a third being between the ages of 10-24 years. The National Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health (ASRH) Strategy: 2010-2015 provided for age appropriate interventions centered on behaviour change communication, life skills and livelihoods, youth-friendly service delivery, policy and advocacy, and coordination. It defined the minimum or essential package for ASRH service provision for the health facility, school or community based approaches. In line with the National ASRH Strategy’s recommendation on the need to standardize all the ASRH trainings, the Government of Zimbabwe, through the Ministry of Health and Child Care and the National ASRH Coordination Forum developed a Standard National ASRH Training Manual for service providers: applicable for both pre and in – service training.

Purpose of the consultancy
Over the past years of rolling out the ASRH Training manual, a number of observations and key lessons have been learnt that can be utilised to update the manual. These include components such as: integration of SRH and HIV services; integration of comprehensive sexuality education for both in and out of school adolescents, defining a more appropriate and balanced (both preventive and curative) minimum package of SRH services (including VMMC and Adolescents Living with HIV) and standards on youth friendly service provision. The review and updating process therefore need to be evidence based, participatory and meet the international/regional best practices and standards on youth friendly service provision/programming. Services of a consultant are being requested to lead the review and updating of the Standard National ASRH Training Manual for Service Providers.

Qualifications of consultant
An experienced Social Scientist with public health experience and provable in-depth understanding of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) issues; Strong appreciation of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights; Strong writing skills and experience in leading the development of health training manuals and guidelines or any resource materials and experience in developing training materials; Excellent writing and facilitation skills; Hands on experience with the manual to be reviewed are a strong advantage.

To apply
All applications must contain: Curriculum Vitae of the consultant with references and samples of previous related work; Separate technical and financial proposals including suggested timeframes / work plans; Confirmation of availability for the projected timeframe from September – October 2016. All interested Consultants should send their applications, indicating the Post being applied for, their understanding of the assignment (also to include cover/supporting letter and curriculum vitae with relevant traceable and contactable referees), clearly marked “ASRH TRAINING MANUAL REVIEW” to the Director Family Health by the 26th of August 2016. Applications should also include samples of previous relevant experience. Applications can be hand delivered to the following address: asrhzw2016 [at] gmail [dot] com Full terms of reference for the consultancy are available on request on: asrhzw2016 [at] gmail [dot] co