Expression of Interest for the Development of the Mobile E-Learning Platform on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for Young Women at Non-governmental Gender Organisation Coordinating Council
Non-governmental Organizations’ Coordinating Council (NGOCC) was established in 1985 to play a leadership and critical role in the empowerment of women in Zambia. As a network organization, NGOCC’s mandate is to coordinate and mobilize members in a more concerted manner for advocacy and capacity building programs aimed at advancing the status of women in Zambia.
One of the key focus areas of NGOCC in its quest for gender equality is the prioritization of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for women and girls in line with the SADC Model Law, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as the Africa Union Agenda 2063. Thus, the right for women and girls to decide over and exercise control over their bodies and reproduction and its linkages to HIV and AIDS is critical on the agenda for women’s empowerment.
In its 2018-22 Strategic Plan, NGOCC has programmed to reduce teenage/young women pregnancies and child marriage through creating linkages for SRH and HIV services in order to provide a platform for reaching clients with crucial HIV prevention, care, and treatment interventions in order to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. To this end, NGOCC further envisages to increase advocacy for women and girls’ to access comprehensive and age appropriate sexual reproductive health information and education about family planning, safe delivery and contraception, gender based violence.
In view of the foregoing, NGOCC seeks to undertake a cost-effective program that uses mobile technology to improve Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) uptake and awareness among young women. Among the many platforms available, Mobile phone applications have been identified as a viable and effective method of increasing access to SRH services and tools for the young people. These would allow messages on teenage pregnancies and child marriages discussions to reach many young people in the communities and in the long term bring about assertiveness among young people.
Despite the many efforts on SRHR being undertaken in the Country, girl’s and women’s issues are still high on the agenda. Child marriage and teenage pregnancies are still high while Gender based violence is still rife. It is against this background that NGOCC formed the Young Women’s Networks (YWN) in its operational areas across the ten Provinces of Zambia. They were formed to provide an environment where the young women feel safe enough to share their issues around SRHR and preventive measures. The YWN also seeks to strengthen the young people’s individual and collective voices and mobilise people in communities for prevention of child marriages. The YWN are further raising more awareness on adolescent sexual reproductive health issues and on-going liaison among young people, further increasing the knowledge on SRHR among them.
It is for this reason that it has become imperative to create an online platform to enable the YWN broaden the scope of their interactions and interventions.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVE
To develop an electronic mobile learning platform on SRHR compatible with Android and iOS operating systems.
3.0 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
3.1 To design and Programme an Application based electronic platform.
3.2 To create a safe, user-friendly and interactive e-learning platform.
3.3 To orient NGOCC Members of Staff and Young Women Network on the use of the Platform.
4.1 The entire consultancy will be for a period of twenty-five (25) working days commencing immediately the contract is signed.
5.0 EXPECTED OUTPUTS/DELIVERABLES
- Prepare inception Report
- Provide Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
- Development of a mobile e-learning platform on SRHR
- Development of e-learning platform for Android and IoS Mobile App
- Development of a user-friendly frontend and menu
- Software Deployment on Live Server.
- Prepare and provide a User Manual
- Conduct Knowledge transfer through workshop/Training.
- Provide Source code & database
- Estimate completion report including anticipated challenges (if any).
- Provide 12 months Support & Maintenance Service.
The Consultant should possess the following qualifications:
- A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in software development
- English language skills
- An understanding of gender and women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
7.0 Application Procedures:
- A cover letter summarizing suitability and qualifications for this assignment
- Track record of delivered samples of past works of similar nature.
- Technical proposal with indicative work plan showing consultant’s planned approach to the assignment.
- Cost proposal with proposed payment schedule for the given payment schedule.
- Applicants should enclose Curriculum Vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates/documents.
PROVISION OF MEDICAL INSURANCE TO PROJECT HOPE COUNTRY OFFICE STAFF.
PROJECT HOPE is a non-profit global health organization dedicated to providing long-lasting solutions to health problems and improving the quality of life for the world’s most vulnerable people. Project HOPE established an office in Zambia in 2019 to contribute to the goal of HIV epidemic control by mitigating the risks and impact of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable children, adolescents, and their caregivers. Project HOPE partners with the Government of Zambia, the private sector, and local and international non-governmental organizations to improve outcomes for HIV, TB, malaria, maternal, newborn, and child health, and non-communicable diseases, including mental illness. Project HOPE supports and advocates for child and social protection activities and related health policies, while also engaging in health systems strengthening
To ensure access to quality health services for the Country Staff, Project HOPE wishes to invite service providers to submit sealed bids for Medical Insurance Services to Project HOPE Zambia Country office.
Company profile with copy of Certificate of Incorporation
Copy of valid Tax Clearance Certificate
Physical and official email address
Active Telephone/cell phone numbers
Provide 3 or more business client Referees
Valid Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) Certificate
- In responding to the Expression of Interest, Interested bidders may obtain information and support documents from Proc-Zambia@projecthope.org or visit Project HOPE office and you will be provided with more clarifications if needed.
- Closing date for asking questions and clarifications will be 12thAugust, 2022.
- Expression of Interest closing date will be on 30th August, 2022 by 16:00 hours.
- Bids received after the time and date stipulated above will not be accepted
- The bids must be deposited in the Tender Box placed at the main entrance of Project HOPE office
- Please submit your bids physically to:
54 Sable Road
No electronic submission of bids will be considered.
Project HOPE runs a closed tender process and only successful bidders will be contacted.
Tender for Consultancy Services on Vulnerability Capacity Assessment Disaster risk Management at Norwegian Church Aid
The Service is required for Joint Country Programme Zambia (JCP Zambia), a consortium of Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and Dan Church Aid (DCA) is implementing a country strategy covering the period 2020-2024 which is anchored on three programs, namely, Gender Justice as a global programme, with Climate Smart Economic Empowerment (CSEE) and Fighting Inequality as Special initiatives (SI).
The Climate Smart Economic Empowerment Special Initiative (CSEE SI) aims at contributing towards sustainable development by addressing interlinked problems to sustainable development, namely food insecurity, climate change and youth unemployment. Since food security and climate change have a direct link to agriculture, a term “climate smart” was adapted from Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) to emphasize the need of adapting and adopting practices, technologies and strategies that are responsive to changing climatic conditions amidst quest for development.
By design the CSEE SI seeks to address both short-term and long-term development needs of both communities and rights holders at individual level. The prevailing economic conditions that entrench inequalities and exacerbate poverty levels among rights holders coupled with vulnerabilities and risks caused by changing climatic conditions compromises their ability to live dignified lives; with worst effects being experienced by women and children. Within this context, the CSEE SI programme shall take an integrated approach in addressing short-term development needs so as to facilitate rights holders’ abilities to live decent lives whilst building both their economic and climate resilience for long-term development. While leveraging on the Fighting Inequality SI and GBV Global programme, the CSEE SI shall: 1) build the capacities of communities to demand for resilient infrastructure that is supportive of RHs’ enterprise development needs; 2) work to fight GBV in the wake of high poverty levels and changing climatic conditions; 3) increase economic power among women and youths as both a short- term and long term development measure.
JCP Zambia under the CSEE SI aims to conduct a vulnerability capacity assessment – disaster risk management, which will form the basis for developing community-based disaster risk management plans i.e. Preparedness Plans.
2. Scope of the work
Against this background, JCP Zambia is looking for a consultant to conduct the baseline study covering the Climate Smart Economic Empowerment Programme in areas as stated below:
Table 1: Geographic areas
Partner to work with
Zambia Land Alliance (ZLA); Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA)
Zambia Council of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB/ZEC); Daughters of Mary Immaculate Sisters (DMI); Caritas Chipata
Adventist Development & Relief Agency (ADRA)