Social and Behavioral Change Specialist job at Catholic Relief Services


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Vacancy title:
Social and Behavioral Change Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

Jobs at:

Catholic Relief Services

Deadline of this Job:
07 January 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Zambia , South - Central Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


JOB DETAILS:
Request for Proposal – RFP FOR A Social and Behavioral Change Specialist
Dear Sir or Madam,
CRS, under the SUN II (Scaling Up Nutrition II) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Social and Behavioral Change companies or organization to update the Nutrition Support Group Curriculum. The attached RFP contains all the necessary information for interested Bidders.
The SUN II (Scaling Up Nutrition II) program is a 4-year initiative supporting MCDP II led by UNICEF in partnership with the National Food and Nutrition Commission, line ministries, other UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

This program is implementing a focused minimum package of nutrition interventions aimed at reaching priority target groups at the community and household levels in 17 of the 37 priority districts of Zambia. It adopts multiple approaches to delivering converged services to target households.

CRS realizes that Bidders may have additional questions after reading this RFP. Interested Bidders can submit their questions to [email protected]  and [email protected]  (0977752684) according to the instructions in the RFP. If necessary, CRS will provide answers to all relevant questions by email to all companies or organizations that expressed interest.

This RFP does not obligate CRS to execute a contract nor does it commit CRS to pay any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of the proposals. Furthermore, CRS reserves the right to reject any and all offers, if such action is considered to be in the best interest of CRS.
Sincerely,
John Shumlansky
Country Representative

1. Introduction
The First 1000 Most Critical Days Program (MCDP) is the Government of the Republic of Zambia’s official flagship program for coordinated nutrition actions for stunting reduction. It is currently in its a second phase which is being implemented from 2018-2022. Zambia has identified 37 priority districts for stunting reduction under the MCDP II, and these will receive comprehensive, integrated, harmonized, and large-scale multi-sectoral nutrition interventions using a common approach to deliver services.

The SUN II (Scaling Up Nutrition II) program is a 4-year initiative supporting MCDP II led by UNICEF in partnership with the National Food and Nutrition Commission, line ministries, other UN agencies, and non-governmental organizations. This program is implementing a focused minimum package of nutrition interventions aimed at reaching priority target groups at the community and household levels in 17 of the 37 priority districts of Zambia. It adopts multiple approaches to delivering converged services to target households.
The SUN II program identified Nutrition Support Group (NSG) (an adaptation of the ‘Care Group Model’) as the key structure to ensure the convergence of priority interventions at the household level. The NSG model is a community-based structure, to reach SUN II households with key behavior change lessons related both to nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive practices. It is also intended to support referrals to broader multi-sectoral activities within communities to ensure that households receive a package of interventions for greater impact on stunting reduction.

The NSG uses a cascade approach, to effectively support a group of community-based volunteers ‘NSG-Volunteers’ (also known as ‘Lead Mothers’ in traditional Care Group Model), to create platforms for peer-to -peer behavior change negotiation. On average, an NSG is comprised of 10-12 community-based NSG-volunteers. Each NSG-volunteer is responsible for regularly home visit and monitoring of 8-12 of her neighbors, sharing what she has learned and facilitating behavior change at the household level through the delivery of key nutrition and WASH messages.

The SUN II program expects both mothers, and other caregivers/influencers in these households to realize improvements in nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive practices through participation in NSGs, whilst also increasing coordinated participation in other skills and resource building activities such as village saving and loans groups etc. A recommended core minimum package of interventions covering four key sections, has been put in place please visit CRS.org for the attachment with the full scope of work.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure
https://www.crs.org/about/bid-opportunity   Please visit CRS website for the attachment with the full scope of work.
The deadline for receiving proposals is 7th January 2022 at 10:00. Bidders shall submit their proposals electronically by email only to: [email protected]  and [email protected]
Bidders are responsible for ensuring that their offers are received in accordance with the instructions stated herein. Late offers may be considered at the discretion of CRS. CRS cannot guarantee that late offers will be considered.


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