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Consultancy – Inclusive Family Strengthening Project

Catholic Relief Services - Zambia Country Program

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Catholic Relief Services – Zambia Country Program

About Catholic Relief Services

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the
United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. Our Catholic
identify is at the heart of our mission and operations. We welcome as part of
our staff and as partner’s people of all faiths and secular traditions who
share our values and commitment to serving those in need. Since 2000 CRS
Zambia has been implementing a number of programmes to support vulnerable
communities in Zambian. Recent programming areas include: nutrition,
agriculture, food security, HIV/AIDS, WASH, financial inclusion, and early
child development.

Project Summary

Children who grow up in safe, healthy, nurturing families have better outcomes
in life—including improved cognitive, emotional, and social development,
better health, and greater success in school. To help break the cycle of
poverty, CRS is implementing the Inclusive Family Support Project in Zambia to
create more resilient families and communities.

CRS’ Children in Families Strategic Change Platform is a bold initiative to
strengthen families. The goal of the platform is to help vulnerable children
thrive in safe, healthy, and nurturing families; create more resilient and
supportive communities; and work with governments to establish policies and
systems that strengthen families. CRS also advocates with governments, donors,
and other regional and global stakeholders to direct resources and support to
strengthening families.

Through the Inclusive Family Strengthening Project in Zambia, CRS will build
upon decades of experience in community and family strengthening
activities—and our strong partnerships with the Catholic Church, governments,
and local organizations—to ensure families in targeted communities have the
resources and skills to care for children. To strengthen families, CRS will
help caregivers learn and practice positive parenting; connect isolated
families with supportive communities; help children—especially children with
disabilities—attend remote or in-school learning and access health and social
services; and build families’ resources through savings groups, cash grants,
school vouchers and financial education.


The consultant will provide capacity building and mentoring support to IFSP to
ensure that families living with children with disabilities are strengthened
to effectively care for, stay together and positively parent their children;
as well as help families living with children with disabilities have increased
access to services and supports.

The consultancy is divided into the following components:

1\. Capacity building of partners and community-based volunteers in
disability-inclusive approaches

I. Create Training of Trainers (ToT) training material, including the TOT
facilitator guide and the materials for Trainers to use in step-down training
to partner staff and project volunteers. Incorporate the following topics into
the training materials

a. disability awareness;
b. disability etiquette when working with families of children with
c. information about referral services and pathways
II. Facilitate initial field testing of training materials and incorporate
changes in the final draft
III. Facilitate TOT training for 45 project volunteers. Pending COVID
restrictions, training may need to be delivered to smaller groups in multiple

2\. Quarterly accompaniment of Congregational partners in Lubwe, Kasaba, Ndola
& Luanshya, in collaboration with CRS staff

I. Mentor partner staff and volunteers to ensure that activities are
disability inclusive
II. Identify and document promising practices related to disability inclusion
added to quarterly narrative reports

Geographic coverage for mentorship support includes:

> Luapula, Chifunabuli district – Lubwe and Kasaba towns.
> Copperbelt, Ndola and Luanshya Districts


Capacity Building/ Training of Trainers
Activity Timeline
Prepare presentation slides and materials for the training modules
22 – 26 March 2021
Present presentation slides for all training modules to the IFSP team for
29 to 31 March 2021
Revise and finalize presentation slides, as needed, based on feedback from the
IFSP CRS team 5 to 9 April 2021
Prepare draft training agenda and share with the IFSP CRS team 12 to 14 April
Finalize and print training materials & agenda, as needed, based on feedback
from the IFSP CRS team 19 to 23 April 2021
Conduct Trainings 3 to 7 May 2021
10 to 14 May 2021
17 to 21 May 2021
Prepare and Conduct pre- & post tests for the training participants Beginning
and end of the training
Draft and submit training report to the IFSP CRS team with recommendations of
follow-on actions to enhance and operationalize the knowledge and skills
learned 30 May 2021

Location and duration of training

The TOT training will be five (5) days long at a venue within Lusaka to be
advised later. Estimated number of participants for the training is 45
volunteers in 3 sperate sessions to ensure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines

Partner Mentorship support

Activity Timeline
Identify individual partners’ capacity support areas During training
Develop partner focused mentorship plan and share for approval, including
mentorship checklist Within two weeks after training
Develop on-site quarterly mentorship travel schedule with partners and CRS
team Within two weeks after training
Design monitoring tools to identify and document best practices Two weeks
before first quarterly visit to the project sites
Conduct quarterly mentorship visits to support disability-inclusive approaches
among partners and volunteers. Once every quarter – Actual dates to be


The consultant will be required to submit a report at the end of the training.
Subsequently quarterly reports will be required for each supportive mentoring
session held with partners.

Duration of Consultancy

The consultancy will be over 6 months and payment is upon successful
completion of each activity.

Qualifications & Experience

Experience advising NGOs on disability mainstreaming
Experience working with organizations of persons with disabilities
At least 5 years’ experience providing services and/or facilitating trainings
on disability inclusion
Experience developing or conducting disability awareness and anti-stigma in
Zambia, including digital social behavior change (SBC) messaging
Able to work under minimum supervision
Ability to travel to various project sites to provide onsite

Applicant Instructions: Please email a cover letter, and organization profile

The closing date for applications is 16th March 2021.

Apply Online Now

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