Conultancy Services to Conduct the Post Assessment on Positive Parenting Under the Child Sensitive Social Protection (CSSP) Programme

Zambia Salary: nil

INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF SEALED BIDS FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES TO CONDUCT THE POST ASSESSEMENT ON POSITIVE PARENTING UNDER THE CHILD SENSITIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION (CSSP) PROGRAME
1. Background of the Project
Save the Children is implementing a Child Sensitive Social Protection Project (CSSP) in Lufwanyama that was initiated in January 2017. The project rests three (3) critical pillars: (1) access for children and their families to social protection programs – both formal, as in national Social Protection programmes and informal such as community based support; (2) capacity of service providers to deliver quality services relevant for social protection; and (3) child sensitivity of service providers, social protection recipients, their households/families (parents and caregivers) and the community at large.
The CSSP project promotes child sensitive social protection through the “cash plus” parenting model, strengthening Community Welfare Assistant committees to help improve parenting practices and mobilize parents/caregivers to prioritize the rights of children to education, nutrition and protection. The project also emphasizes on improving access to relevant basic service by the poorest and most marginalized communities and children in a transparent and accountable manner by facilitating the establishment of various transparency and accountability mechanisms.
2. Purpose
To assess whether the delivery of the CSSP “Parenting Package” has been effective in promoting sensitivity towards the needs and rights of children among parents and caregivers in the CSSP project sites of Lufwanyama.
3. Objectives
To conduct a Post-assessment survey to determine whether the CSSP parenting package has nurtured positives interactions between care givers and their children. The survey will focus on the following;
For the Parents/Caregivers
To determine the changes in the knowledge, attitudes and practices among parents, caregivers and communities on: parenting and interaction with children, more specifically,
Whether there is an increased self-insight, understanding and awareness on the part of the caregivers of the positive caring qualities in relation to interaction with their child. Caregivers develop a stronger sense of confidence in their roles as caregivers and understand the importance of that role. Caregivers’ skill in observing and understanding their children’s reactions is enhanced.
Caregivers’ communication with their children becomes more based on their children’s point of view and their intentions. Caregivers behave more sensitively and considerately with their children.
In children the assessment will seek to establish
Children’s’ feelings towards caregivers become more positive than before.
Children become emotionally more secure, open and confident.
Start to become more imaginative and creative; and seeking explanations, as well as asking
questions, more than before.
They learn how to plan and reflect more before acting.
They manage to control better their own behavior, feel respect for others and show better ability for cooperation with others.
How the back to back approach was effective with regard to caregivers / parents working on the home tasks with their children.
Qualified applicants who are interested in applying for the above must meet the following requirements:
Interested and qualified consultants/firms are required to submit a proposal interpreting the Terms of Reference elaborating the proposed methodology. Detailed work plan and budget indicating both the professional rates and costs for logistics/operations in Zambian Kwacha.
Detailed CV for the lead Consultant including summarized CVs of technical personnel.
The applicants must also provide a list of previous/current similar assignments or engagements completed, work references and provide links of sample works successfully produced in the last three to four years.
In addition, applicants should provide requirements as listed below: –
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
That they are not on any Save the Children prohibited parties list or blacklisted by the government.
Copy of the National Registration Card or copy of the passport
Copy of Tax Clearance Certificate (TPIN)
Certificate of incorporation for companies
REQUIRED EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE
The Lead consultant/team must possess the following qualifications and competences in order to be eligible for this assignment:
A recognized university degree in Sociology, Demography, Education or related social science (at a minimum of masters’ level. A PhD would be an added advantage but not a pre requisite.
Profound understanding and extensive knowledge of the social protection programing and services such as the Social Cash Transfer (SCT).
Has vast experience in parenting models and cash intervention from a Global perspective.
5-10 years’ experience in high level studies specifically social protection research
Previous experience of working with children, using participatory child-friendly assessment/research/evaluation methodologies in Social Protection, Parenting, Early Childhood Education and child protection.
Previous experience of engaging civil society organizations, national partners and key government staff in the development and implementation of assessments/evaluations.
Evidence of having done similar work specifically related to social protection plus elements in similar set ups as the project area (Rural areas) in the past 3 years
Commitment to follow Save the Children’s Safeguarding Policy.
A demonstrated high level of professionalism
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including experience of working within multi- cultural teams
Application Conditions
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Deadline for submission of the Expressions of Interest is Monday 17th May 2021 at midnight GMT. Expressions of Interests submitted after the stated closing time and date will not be accepted.
All inquiries should be directed to: Procurement.Queries@savethechildren.org
Applications should be submitted to zambia.procurement@savethechildren.org
Note
Save the Children will only contact successful applicants
Save the Children reserves the right to accept or reject any proposal/expression or cancel the
procurement process at any time, without assigning any reason, and shall have no liability to any potential consultants for such rejection or cancellation of the procurement.

Application email or URL: zambia.procurement@savethechildren.org