Regarding awareness on social and behavioral changes with regard to Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health, BARAME Project intends to select, through this call for proposals, an organization to mainly :
- Conduct survey to determine the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP study) of communities, regarding their sexual and reproductive health behavior in the seven districts of intervention of BARAME (Gakenke, Gisagara, Karongi, Nyamasheke, Nyarugenge, Rulindo, and Rusizi).
- Develop communication (Social and Behavioural Change Communication and Information and Communication) materials on Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescents Health (RMNCAH), modern FP, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in 7 districts of Rwanda to induce behavioral and social changes among the community with the result of increasing the appropriate use of health services.
The beneficiary-contractor is expected to carry out the assignment in seven districts supported by Barame Project located Southern, Western and Northern and City of Kigali.
Objectives and expected results :
The general objective of this Call for Proposals is to induce behavioral and social changes among the community regarding the Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescent, Sexual and Reproductive Health (MNCASRH) to increase the appropriate use of health services with informed consent and to develop positive attitudes and practices related to MNCASRH in the 7 districts of intervention of Barame (Gakenke, Gisagara, Karongi, Nyamasheke, Nyarugenge, Rulindo and Rusizi).
Expected results are :
1) In seven districts of Barame Project intervention, a Baseline KAP study will provide :
- Degree of knowledge about sexual and reproductive health and rights of the communities, to locating areas where information and education efforts remain to be exerted, among youth, women and men of 25-49 years old in the 7 districts of intervention of Barame;
- Information on the attitudes of the communities regarding sexual and reproductive health among youth, women and men of 25-49 years old in the 7 districts of intervention of Barame;
- Information on the practices related to sexual and reproductive health in the communities among youth, women and men of 25-49 years old in the 7 districts of intervention of Barame;
- Indicators’ values to serve as baseline for future surveys disaggregated by sex, socio-economic level (Ubudehe), residence (districts & urban/rural), employment situation, marital status and level of education.
2) Availability of innovative social and behavioural change communication materials and tools adapted to different publics (audience-specific: general public, illiterate public, adolescents) in order to support activities related to Reproductive Maternal Neonatal Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), modern FP, ASRH;
3) Availability of social and behavioural change communication materials using mHealth technologies, adapted to different publics (audience-specific: general public, illiterate public, adolescents), in order to support activities related to RMNCAH, modern FP, ASRH;
4) Social and behavioral changes like :
- Modifying health-seeking behaviors and patterns of utilization, that will influence health outcomes;
- Harness the demand side in pressing for change and improving the responsiveness of the supply side;
- Increased use of health services related to RMNCAH, modern FP, ASRH.
5) The monitoring and evaluation system is in place to follow up and document program progress, social and behavior changes observed and provide feedback to stakeholders for future program orientation;
6) The social and behavioral changes at the end of the intervention are measured through second KAP study.
7) Strategies that sustain changes in the population in place to be replicated in different districts.
8) Evidence-based communication channels that are influencing changes highlighted to be scaled up in different districts.
Admissibility of applicants :
A. Be a legal person; and
B. Be a non-governmental organization (either public entity, private non for profit entity or in form of foundation)
C. Be established in Rwanda and;
D. Professional Expertise :
- General Experience of at least 5 years in total, working on: Social and Behavioral Change Communication about maternal, neonatal, child and adolescents health AND Sexual and Reproductive health and rights (SRHR); Providing expertise in Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent’s Health (RMNCAH) an SRH with communities; Design and development of communication tools in Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent’s Health, AND Sexual and Reproductive Health; Development and implementation of scientific qualitative researches (report/scientific articles will be required).
- Proven experience in organizing, implementing and analyzing at least two KAP study (development protocol, implementation and results, publications), preferably in the domain of SRHR and in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Possess the financial and logistic capacities to implement such program (Offices, transport, equipment and staff)
Deadline for submission of concept note : 6 th May 2021
Funding : Minimum amount: 300,000 EUR Maximum amount: 850,000 EUR