Centro de Língua Portuguesa

Cidade da Praia - Cabo Verde

[1999 - 2020]

Fluency in Portuguese and English is required


Job no: 528648
Position type: Consultancy
Location: Mozambique
Division/Equivalent: Nairobi Regn'l(ESARO)
School/Unit: Republic of Mozambique
Department/Office: Mozambique, Beira Zone Office
Categories: Communication for Development (C4D), Consultancy


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Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Clean water


How can you make a difference?

  1. Purpose and Objective: 

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action (MGCAS) has initiated the social protection response for recovery and reconstruction through the National Institute of Social Action (INAS). INAS strategy includes the implementation of the Direct Social Support Programme for Post-Emergency (PASD-PE) in fourteen (14) districts of Sofala and Manica.  The programme is financed by the World Bank, who will support INAS implementation, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP) for the outsourcing of payments and UNICEF for the development of complementary communication activities. UNICEF is also directly supporting implementation of a child sensitive PASD-PE in Cabo Delgado (Quissanga district).

The post-emergency support programme (PASD-PE) consists of monthly cash assistance of approximately US$ 40 (MZN 2,500) during a period of six months to families who are identified as affected by the cyclones/floods. Communication and community mobilization for the implementation of the PASD-PE, including identification, enrolment and payments of participants, is achieved through sub-national and community structures, namely INAS delegations and permanentes, who are part of the communities and receive a subsidy from INAS.  

INAS and the WB have requested UNICEF support in rolling out communication activities to PASD -DE participants during the period of implementation in Sofala and Manica. The intention is to take advantage of the programme interaction with participants at the PASDE DE payment points to promote key messages with a focus on post-emergency hygiene, health and nutrition practices, as well as protection against all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse.

To promote key practices and behaviours a communication for development package will be developed to support and reinforce the implementation of the PASD-DE programme, as well as to build capacity for INAS to deliver communication activities for future replication. UNICEF is supporting capacity building activities including the adaptation and production of necessary materials, the development of a training package, the training of trainers and the training of ‘permanentes’.

The purpose of the consultancy is to support INAS in the development of the communication component complementary to cash delivery in Sofala, Manica and Cabo Delgado. Specifically, the objectives are:

  • To develop a training guide or manual for INAS ‘permanentes’ with key messages on post-emergency hygiene, health and nutrition practices, as well as protection against all forms of violence, exploitation and abuse and a section on inter-personal communication (IPC) skills.

  • To carry out a training of trainers for selected INAS technicians from Central (Maputo) and Provincial Delegations (Beira, Caia, Chimoio, Machanga and Pemba).

  • To assist INAS trainers deliver the first round of training of INAS ‘permanentes’, to ensure quality of trainings and capacity of INAS trainers to roll out further trainings

  • To assist INAS to monitor and collect feedback on the first round of communication activities performed by permanentes at INAS payment points (and communities?), participating as observer, supporting INAS technicians and providing key recommendations to improve the quality and effectiveness of communication activities.


  1. Methodology and Technical Approach:  

The Consultant will work with INAS, UNICEF C4D and Social Protection to develop the training package, carry out the trainings of trainers of permanentes, collect feedback on the implementation of communication activities and build capacity within INAS.

The Consultant will develop a training package and carry out the trainings based on the IEC materials to be shared by UNICEF on the following topics:

  1. Water, sanitation and hygiene 
    • Hygiene promotion (good practices, preparation of food)

    • Water treatment and storage, including prevention of diseases (malaria and cholera)

    • Sanitation (including correct use and cleaning of latrines)


  1. Nutrition
    • Exclusive breastfeeding for babies 0-6 months

    • Feeding of young children and lactating women

    • Food diversity based on local products (including prevention of pellagra)

    • Linkages to existing support (programmes of the food security cluster)[1]


  1. Health
  • Care during pregnancy

  • Care of the new born

  • Vaccination

  • Prevention of malaria (related to topic 1)

  • Prevention of diarrhoea and cholera (related to topic 1)

  • Promotion of visits to health centre


  1. Protection
    • Promotion of birth registration
    • Protection of children with disabilities
    • Protection against violence and abuse (PSEA)


  1. Activities and Tasks:    

Under the direct supervision of UNICEF C4D and Social Protection Specialist, the contractor will be responsible to complete the following activities during the course of the assignment, in line with the above objectives:

  • Develop the training guide/manual, including pre-testing

  • Carry out a training of trainers for INAS technicians at Central and Delegations level

  • Assist INAS trainers to deliver the training to all INAS permanentes corresponding to the fourteen districts of the social protection (PASD-PE) intervention

  • Monitor the implementation of communication activities by INAS permanentes, collect feedback and produce recommendations to improve complementary communication activities

  • Coordinate with INAS technicians on the logistics (dates, location, organization) of trainings


  1. Deliverables and Payments: 

The consultant will deliver the following products:

  • One (1) training manual for INAS ‘permanentes’ on C4D key messages and inter-personal communication skills;

  • One (1) report on training of trainers and of permanentes (based on the districts accomplished to date);

  • One (1) final report on the development of C4D component complementary to cash delivery in the context of the PASD-PE implementation, including feedback from the community.

Payments will be processed upon acceptance of the corresponding deliverable and against an invoice that will make reference to the contract reference and deliverable number. Payments will be approved by the respective section chief.

Deliverable 1:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): By January 25th, 2020

Deliverable/product(s):       Manual or package for training INAS ‘permanentes’ on C4D key messages and inter-personal communication skills

Deliverable 2:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): By March 1st, 2020

  • Deliverable/product(s): Report on training of trainers and of permanentes (based on the districts accomplished to date)

Deliverable 3:

Delivery timeframe (specify weeks, months or working days): By June 25th, 2020

  • Deliverable/product(s): Final Report, including feedback from communities

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  1. Qualifications and Specialized Knowledge: 
    • Master’s degree in communication or social science, including sociology, psychology and any other related areas

    • Experience in development of education or other sector communication materials and training packages

    • Basic training on research ethics

    • Knowledge of Mozambican culture and fluency in Portuguese. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.

    • At least five years of experience in working with issues related to Behaviour Change Communication

    • Minimum of two positive references from institutions with whom she/he worked in relation to development of training packages and the actual training.


For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Specific knowledge, competencies, and skills required:

 Core Values 

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies

  • Communication (II)
  • Working with people (I)
  • Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies:

  • Formulating strategies and concepts (I)
  • Analyzing (II)
  • Applying Technical Expertise (II)
  • Learning & Researching (II)
  • Planning & Organizing (II)


Language skills:

Fluency in Portuguese and English is required.


UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Download File TORs_Consultancy for INAS C4D Activities_21219s.docx


Advertised: Dec 18 2019 South Africa Standard Time
Application close: Dec 26 2019 South Africa Standard Time


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