Closing DateJun 18 2021
Terms of Reference to conduct a Gender, Youth and Social Inclusion Analysis
EngenderHealth is a leading sexual and reproductive health and rights organization working in 15 countries around the world to achieve gender equality in and through sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). EngenderHealth takes a holistic and adolescent-centred approach to SRHR programming, recognizing that adolescents and youth are experts in their own health and well-being, and seeks to meaningfully engage young people across all phases of program implementation. EngenderHealth’s successful AYSRH strategies include partnering with youth-led organizations, involving young parents, expanding provider capacity to deliver high-quality and adolescent/youth-centred services, engaging with boys and young men, and integrating gender and youth transformative approaches to reflect on, challenge, and change harmful gender and social norms.
Working in India since 1988, EngenderHealth has contributed to the improvement of public health through strong evidence based, technical public health policy and programming to expand and improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCHA) services in many regions of the country. EngenderHealth’s India program has made important contributions to RMNCHA health care, including family planning, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, youth engagement, and gender at the national, state, and district levels. Through our most recent Tarunya Project’s implementation phase, we reached a total of 75,070 adolescents (54% girls and 46% boys) with SRH and other health information and services, while making functional all 17 AFHCs in the Sitamarhi district, and conducting a baseline survey of 1,632 adolescents (816 girls and 816 boys) to measure sexual and reproductive health (SRH) knowledge, attitudes, and practices to help inform and guide future national plans and program interventions. From 2014-2018, EngenderHealth in India worked in 748 health care facilities with 9,919 healthcare providers, and oriented 21,928 community health workers.
About the project
EngenderHealth is working to change the reality for adolescents in India. Through the Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (TARUNYA-ARSH) Project, EngenderHealth has partnered with the governments of Jharkhand and Bihar states to improve young people’s access to and use of quality and sustainable reproductive and sexual health services.
EngenderHealth has been working in all blocks of the Sitamarhi district of Bihar since April 2019, assisting the GoB in implementing the RKSK program. Our efforts thus far have focused on strengthening the operationalization of existing RKSK program elements such as Adolescent Health Days (AHDs), Adolescent-friendly Health Clinics (AFHCs), Adolescent Health Resource Centres (AHRCs), and the peer educator (PE) program.
The long-term goal of the project is to ensure that state and non-governmental actors have the capacity and commitment to support the healthy growth and development of adolescents in Bihar by facilitating access to the information, services, and enabling environment they need. The purpose of the proposed project is to increase access to SRH information and services for adolescent girls and boys in Bihar by strengthening the institutional capacity of government and local CSO partners to deliver high-quality RKSK program activities.
The project objectives are as follows:
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Interested agencies should submit separate technical and financial proposals. Technical proposal should include methodology, work plan with timelines, experiences and CVs of key team members. Independent researchers who have the capacity to conduct similar studies are encourages to apply, specific tasks and deliverable would remain same. Financial proposal should include professional costs and out of pocket expenses. Please provide financial proposal per district as well as combined for all 3 districts. Proposals needs to be sent to the following Email address: The cost quoted should be inclusive of all taxes (in INR).
The proposal should be submitted to VAgrawal@engenderhealth.org
ESTIMATED DURATION OF CONTRACT
4 months from signing of the contract
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
June 18, 2021 5.30 PM IST
We also request the agencies to attach the following along with the proposal.
"For detailed information, please check the complete version of the RFP attached below."