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Consultant/Consulting Agency for Capacity Building of Health and ICDS Functionaries of the Government of Bihar on Revised Childhood Diarrhoea Management
 Micronutrient Initiative

 Location: Bihar
 Last Date: February 11, 2011

Position Profile: Consultant/Consulting Agency for Capacity Building of Health and ICDS Functionaries of the Government of Bihar on Revised Childhood Diarrhoea Management

Micronutrient Initiative

Last Date for Applications: February 11, 2011 

Terms of Reference (TOR) for the consultant/agency to develop a training curriculum, training manual and organize training programs for different cadres of health and ICDS functionaries of the Government of Bihar on the revised childhood diarrhea management. 

1. Back ground: 

Micronutrient Initiative (MI) in collaboration with the Government of Bihar is implementing the Children’ Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) supported project: Reducing childhood diarrhea through sustainable use of zinc and oral rehydration solution (ORS) in Bihar. The demonstration phase of the project will be implemented in 10 districts of Bihar (in year 1) namely: Munger, Khagaria, Saharsa, Madhepura, Supaul, Samasthipur, Sheohar, Sitamahi, Bhagalpur and Banka. The project aims to increase the coverage of zinc and ORS for the treatment of childhood diarrhoea and improve compliance to the recommended course of treatment by the caregivers through public health service delivery channels in Bihar.  

2. Scope of work: 

To improve the use of zinc and ORS as a treatment regime of childhood diarrhea, the health and ICDS functionaries: Medical Officers, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), Accredited Social and Health Activist (ASHA), Child Development Program Officers (CDPO), Aganwadi Workers (AWW), Supervisors and Block Health Managers (BHMs) need to be trained on technical and program management aspects

 It is expected that knowledge and skills of the providers will improve the administration and counseling which will result in improved coverage and compliance by the care givers. MI has already commissioned a formative assessment to understand the current practices and barriers with regards to diarrhoea management to design a communication strategy for the project. The findings of the formative assessment are expected to contribute to the development of training module.  

MI is seeking the services of a competent agency to develop a training curriculum and design, training module and conduct training of all these staff in the above mentioned districts in Bihar. The training design should follow the participatory and adult learning principles. Details of the type and number of personnel to be trained is attached as Annex 1. 

The specific activities to be undertaken are as follows:  

  1. Development of training related tools

   1. Develop curricula and training module including facilitators guide in Hindi/English for

a.    Medical Officers (Bilingual – Hindi and English)

b.    Staff nurses, Lady Health Visitors (LHV), ANM, and CDPO (Hindi)

c.    ASHA and AWW (Hindi)

  1. Develop training materials and handouts

    B. Organise and conduct training programs

  1. Develop a training plan and schedule for state, district and block-level trainings, in consultation with key stakeholders
  2. Conduct master training program(s) at the state level
  3. Conduct district and block-level trainings for various cadre mentioned above   

3. Training areas 

The key aspects that should be covered by training modules include: 

1.    Technical information on the revised childhood diarrhea management

2.    Program management

3.    Roles and responsibilities

4.    Monitoring and reporting

5.    Use of communication materials  

4. Training logistics: 

Each training program should be of one day duration. Average size of each batch will be 25-30 participants. As far as possible existing infrastructure and facilities in the district and block level should be used for organizing the training. In addition to lunch and refreshment, the participants will be eligible for local travel as per the current norms and practices.  

5. Key deliverables:  

1.    Training design

2.    Facilitators guide and training modules for different cadres

3.    Pre and post test questionnaire

4.    Training report 

6. Qualifications and skills: 

  1. Proven professional experience in the curriculum development, design, creation of training materials, manuals, execution of training programs, workshops etc.;
  2. Strong communication and  facilitation skills;
  3. Fluency in written and spoken Hindi.

7. Time line: 

This is a short term contract. The development and printing of modules is intended to be completed by 15th April 2011, and the training is intended to be completed by June 30, 2011. 

8. Application: 

Interested agencies/consultants can contact MI for additional information regarding the project and the proposed consultancy. Completed proposal must entail the following and to be sent no later than 11 February 2011 by email to:

   Technical: Which gives an outline of training design, implementation plan and proposed timeframe

   Financial: Mentioning the expected budget for accomplishing the complete work with detailed break up.

   CV of key individuals

   3 references from similar assignments  

Only short-listed individuals/organization will receive an acknowledgment and may be called for further discussions.


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