Restless Development
Consultancy to Develop Youth Engagement Modules for Young Boys and Girls in Urban Slums of Chennai
Chennai Tamil Nadu

Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 26 2021




Terms of Reference

Consultancy to develop Youth Engagement Modules for young boys and girls in Urban slums of Chennai.


1. Background and context


Restless Development is a global agency for youth-led development. We support young people to demand and deliver a just and sustainable world for all. We work to make sure young people have a voice, a living, sexual rights and are leaders in preventing and solving the world’s challenges. We listen to young people, our work is led by young people and together we help young people make lasting change in their communities and countries.


In India, Restless Development is registered as Student Partnership WorldWide India Project Trust. Restless Development delivers programmes in Bihar, Delhi, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu at present. Restless Development works through the model of young volunteers through a peer education approach whereby youth lead and deliver transformative change in communities.


      2. Justification:


In India, we invest in young girls & influence their male peers and immediate ecosystem to be more gender equitable to their unique needs. This includes working with parents, gatekeepers and community leaders. This understanding is rooted in the fact that working with girls alone and empowering them may not lead to desired gender equitable norms in the communities. This approach requires not only empowering girls but also simultaneously undertaking interventions with those in the immediate zone of influence around girls.


      3. Context:


Restless Development has embedded this approach in all of its work on gender equity. It is currently implementing a direct project in Chennai urban slums adopting a similar ecosystem influencing model for achieving gender equality. The approach involves working with girls under a core premise that if young girls are empowered with life skills and leadership skills coupled with skills and resources to influence decisions and take charge of their life, it will lead them to exercise their rights. The project is impacting adolescent girls with agency, rights, autonomy and leadership while ensuring that participating girls gain the skills, competencies and connections they need to have choices and negotiate their environment. Simultaneously, the project is reducing the risk of resistance to girls’ success by fostering gender equitable norms among male peers, families and communities through intentional engagement with their male peers and families. The core focus areas of the project are:

  • Creating gender transformative community environment

  • Gender transformative behavioural practices by significant others by being supportive of adolescent girl’s choices and independent decision making - Creating enabling that supports girls’ aspirations by fostering gender equitable norms among boys, households and communities

  • Preparing adolescents towards making informed life choices by providing them with specific modules on self, self-efficacy and resourcefulness

4. About the role


We are seeking services of a consultant to help us create the modules on self and self-efficacy that will be delivered with boys and girls in urban slums in Chennai. The modules will be used for lesson translation by youth facilitators with our youth club students. These Club (youth) meetings are held separately for boys and girls in the age group of 10 18. The module development should be based on a suggestd standardized framework provided by Restless Development, however the consultant is open to add more needed and necessary components.


The consultant will create the curriculum following the outline below ensuring that the module is adaptable to online transactions as well (considering online quiz, games, videos etc.)

"For detailed information, please check the complete version of the advert attached below." 

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