Foster Care Training Consultants (1 International, 1 National)

Position title: Foster Care Training Consultants (1 international, 1 national)
Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Reporting to: Viet Nam Program Director
Time Commitment: May to June 2011   
International Consultant – 10 working days
National Consultant – 15 working days

Organizational Overview
HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working where health is diminished or endangered by violations of human rights and civil liberties.  Reaching out to the most vulnerable and marginalized populations, HealthRight works with local partners to build sustainable access to health care for excluded populations.

Since March 2008, HealthRight International has been operating the Promoting Community-Based Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children (PCC-OVC) project in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.  This project has been adapted for the Vietnam context from HeathRight’s successful interdisciplinary case management model for HIV-positive women and their infants in Russia and Ukraine.  The program works in four peri-urban districts of Ha Noi (Gia Lam, Soc Son, Dong Anh, and Long Bien) and provides holistic, long-term care and support to more than 600 OVC, as well as their caregivers.  

As part of the PCC-OVC project, HealthRight launched a first-of-its-kind foster care pilot in partnership with the Ha Noi Women’s Union and Bright Futures Network in 2009.  The pilot aims to provide foster care in a family setting for children at risk of institutionalization.  To date, 17 children have been successfully placed in foster care. Children are from a variety of backgrounds and placements have been made with both non-kinship and kinship caregivers.

Outline of Role
The Foster Care Training Consultants will develop a training of trainers (ToT) manual for DOLISA staff on foster care in Viet Nam.The manual will be based on HealthRight’s current  programmatic foster care manual and case management practices. Firstly, the ToT manual will prepare trainers to conduct a training needs assessment, develop detailed training plans, conduct training using participatory training techniques, and conduct training follow-up and evaluation.  Secondly, the training manual should follow a session based format and include session objectives and outputs, facilitation tips and materials needed, steps to follow during each session and specific PowerPoint slides and handouts for each topic area.

The Foster Care Training Consultants are expected to work as a team to complete this assignment.  The international consultant will lead the design, structure, development and testing of the two manuals while the national consultant will support the design, structure, development and testing of the manuals. The manual will be in English and in Vietnamese.  Thus, the national consultant is expected to review translation and make the necessary edits to ensure the Vietnamese version is of equivalent good standard to that of the English version.

Primary duties and Responsibilities:
Under the Viet Nam Project Directors’ supervision and guidance, and working closely with the Communications Officer, Asia Program Director and local staff, the consultants will be expected to complete the following activities as a team: 
Review HealthRight’s current foster care manual in full and develop and present a draft outline for the training of trainers (ToT) manual for HealthRight staff.
Develop the ToT and training manuals.  
Make necessary changes to each draft based on feedback from HealthRight staff and partners.
Ensure translation is accurate and of high quality.
Train HealthRight staff to deliver ToT training.
Observe HealthRight staff pilot ToT with DoLISA staff and make revisions to the manual based on observation and feedback.

Training of trainers manual for foster care (including soft copy PowerPoint presentations)

Training manual for foster care (including soft copy PowerPoint presentations)

Qualifications and Experience of Consultant
Relevant university-level qualifications.
Strong writing skills
Experience in instructional design and/or development of training materials
Familiarity with models of alternative care and/or context of alternative care of children in Viet Nam 
Detail oriented
Strong organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Familiarity with training target audience would be an advantage.

Interested candidates should send the following documents electronically to [email protected], by 5:30PM, Friday, 20th May 2011:
-CV (3 pages maximum) with contact names and details of referees
-Cover letter detailing relevant experience and/or samples of training manual development work 

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2011-05-20