IEC Materials Creation Consultancy

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a Christian, non-government organization, currently working in over 90 countries, with a vision of “A World Where Everyone Has a Decent Place to live.” Habitat for Humanity in Vietnam (HFHV) mobilizes resources (materials, labor and financing) to build, renovate or repair houses with people in need who are willing to partner by working on their house (“sweat equity”) and pay towards the its cost (typically through housing microfinance loan); HFHV also works with partner families to provide clean water and sanitation. 
Habitat’s work in Vietnam is undertaken through a branch office of Habitat for Humanity International (hereafter known as Habitat for Humanity Vietnam – HFHV) that was established in October 2001. Currently, HFHV has projects in the southern provinces of Kien Giang, Tien Giang and Dong Nai. In the north, it is active in Vinh Phuc and Hai Duong provinces, as well as in Quang Nam in the central region. Additionally, Habitat Resource Centers are present in Ho Chi Minh City, Kien Giang and Ha Noi.

Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and the “Rural Water and Sanitation Capacity Building for Households Affected by Poverty Project” (WatSanCB) aims to support the Government of Vietnam in attaining its objectives of improved health and living conditions in rural areas as a part of the National Rural Clean Water Supply and Sanitation Strategy. Expected project outcomes include improved health and wellbeing for the population of 4 of the most impoverished districts of Kien Giang province (KGP) and increased water, sanitation and hygiene awareness for at least 184,000 people KGP-wide.
To address the shortage of practical and appropriate water and sanitation (WatSan) solutions the project will; develop the capacity of individuals, the community and government structures; promote and facilitate active community engagement in decision making processes; and improve government service providers' capacity, ensuring they are better equipped to deliver quality WatSan services.
An Information, Education and Communication (IEC) strategy will be developed and implemented through the formation of commune-level Water and Sanitation Committees (WSC), supported and coordinated by local government. The project particularly focuses on the rights of the most marginalized in KGP, including ethnic minorities, vulnerable women and the landless.

1. The Overall Goal of the Project
The overall goal of the project is “To support the Government of Vietnam in attaining its objective of improved health and living condition in rural areas under the National Target Program for Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (2006-2010) [and to support Millennium Development Goal 7: “to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation by 2015”]
2. The Purpose of the Project
The purpose of the project is “improved health and economic security for the population in 4 of the most impoverished districts in Kien Giang province (KGP), with broader Province-wide impact reaching least 184,000 citizens, through enhanced ability to claim entitlements and improved delivery on policy commitments”.
3. The project areas:
The 11 selected communes in the 4 districts of Kien Giang Province, including:
3 communes in An Biên: Tây Yên A, Nam Yên và ?ông Thái
4 communes An Minh: Thu?n Hòa, ?ông Hòa, ?ông H?ng A and ?ông Th?nh
2 communes U Minh Th??ng: An Minh B?c and Th?nh Yên
And 2 communes in V?nh Thu?n: V?nh Bình Nam and Bình Minh
4. The Outputs of the Project
a. To facilitate the development and implementation of appropriate water and sanitation technologies necessary to decrease waterborne diseases in the 4 targeted districts;
b. To establish the Commune Water & Sanitation Committee (CWSC) in the 11 impoverished communes actively engaged in advocacy for and monitoring of delivery on commitment for shelter, clean water and adequate sanitation;
c. Government practice and policy is aligned with local water and sanitation and land-use issues in Kien Giang province;
d. To increase awareness of over 1,000 marginalized households in Kien Giang province on aspects of land administration; key to securing basic rights;

The consultant will develop IEC materials for the WatSanCB project on water & sanitationand land use right entitlement procedures.
The IEC material comprise a wide range of media including but not limited to community mobile workshop, posters, information leaflets, television, radio programs … as well as audio and video tapes. 11 CWSCs and 4 Project management Units play an important role in the production and dissemination of IEC materials.

The consultant will familiarize him/herself with the project’s proposal, the baseline survey report, project Information, Education & Communication (IEC) strategy, the project plan and other documentation relevant to the WatSanCB project
Recommend IEC materials and products complying with the IEC strategy and IEC plans, along with written  rationale for choice of recommended materials
Discuss and get approval from relevant key stakeholders on the  proposed materials
Design IEC materials and products which are agreed by relevant key stakeholders and which Design IEC and which must be comprehensive and comply  with  the project logframe and IEC strategy
Oversee and manage IEC productions and products
Test, modify and finalise the IEC products to familiarize  the community with them
Develop manual for CWSCs and project staff on IEC material usage.

The specific outputs will be:
a) Materials for group meetings and community mobile workshops on WatSan  and land use rights
b) Materials for IEC campaigns and activities such as community events
c) IEC manual for CWSC and project staff

The Consultant should have experience creating IEC materials and activities
The consultant should preferably have water and sanitation and/or land entitlement background, an advance university degree in social sciences, psychology, sociology, public health, development studies or other relevant disciplines. Bachelor degree will be considered with vast proven track record.
The Consultant should preferably have at least 2 years of experience in developing IEC materials for WatSan and/or land use rights projects.
Have at least 5 years of experiences working with international organizations and/or INGOs.

VII. DURATION AND TIMING (this session will be negotiated with the consultants)
The consultant is expected to commence the services in the 3rd week of October and the assignment will be carried out part-time within 4 months from the date of commencement (agreed by both consultant and HFHV) with agreed detail schedule.

The expert will be based in his/her working place and Kien Giang province
The contract will be signed in accordance with HFHV regulations and guidelines for the contracting of consultants. The assignment will be directly managed by the Manager of the -WatSanCB project in the planning, content and filanlzing the tasks assigned. The WatSanCB Manager will ensure that all required facilities and information are made available to the consultant.

Interested or selected candidates must submit the following documents:
1. Detailed budget proposal
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 3 relevant samples of your work
4. At least  3  references from prior places of employment or contact names and details of your referees
Please note that this vacancy is for National consultant only, preferably a female who has worked with people in the Mekong Delta
Full proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 6th October 2010 to the contact email addresses listed below.
To: Habitat for Humanity Vietnam at [email protected].

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Habitat for Humanity International in Vietnam
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2010-10-06