Call for Expression of Interest for Consultancy Services

CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR A CONSULTANCY TO SUMMARIZE WHARC’S RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS IN SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

THE ORGANIZATION

The Women’s Health and Action Research Centre (WHARC) is a non-governmental non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the reproductive health and social well-being of women through research, evidence-based advocacy and training.  The organization, with national headquarters in Benin City, Edo State was established in 1993.  Since then, it has published up to 130 scientific articles, 2 books, 32 monographs, 20 annual reports, 57 reports submitted to various funding agencies and 23 newsletters that document best practices relating to the promotion of various aspects of women’s reproductive health. The Centre has also published the African Journal of Reproductive Health since 1997 that was adjudged by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to be the best journal in all scientific disciplines in Nigeria in 2005.  Over the next five years, WHARC intends to disseminate the results contained in these publications to a wide range of policymakers and community gatekeepers, in order to improve evidence-based programming and policy formulation for the improvement of women’s health and social well-being.

The Consultancy

To this end, WHARC requires the services of an experienced consultant to provide abridged content for the proposed dissemination activities.  Some of the dissemination activities being envisaged include: a documentary of WHARC’s research activities and findings, production of a series of public service announcements (PSAs), dissemination of results through social media, development of policy/media briefs, and radio/TV talk shows.

The Consultant would review all of WHARC’s publications and identify the major contributions that would inform the development of the content for these dissemination activities.  S/he will present the findings in a simplified and user-friendly manner and in a language that will resonate well with different kinds of lay-users.

The Consultant should preferably be a public health researcher or programmer with experience in reproductive health and communication.  The possession of an MPH degree and previous experience in communicating reproductive health results and publications in reproductive health will be an added advantage.

Remuneration will be based on the scope of work proposed, the number of days of work and the experience of the Consultant.

Method of Application

Interested applicant should forward a short concept note (less than 5 pages) that describes how they would undertake the review and develop the content, and that outline their previous experiences and ability to undertake the assignment.

Concept notes should be forwarded with curriculum vitae to n_abokede@wharc-online.org (Communication Officer, WHARC) and copied to wharc@hyperia.com on or before March 15, 2013.

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