A Request for Proposals (RFP): Design Thinking Consultant to develop behavior change programming.
Issuance Date: February 27, 2023
Response Due Date: April 7, 2023
Contract Period: April 10, 2023 – March 30, 2024 (1 year)
THIS IS A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS ONLY. Responses to this RFP are strictly voluntary and Splash will not pay respondents for the information provided in response to this RFP. The purpose of the activity as envisioned under this RFP is to design and pilot a high-quality program(s) to complement existing behavior change programs. This will allow Splash and their partners to address critical knowledge and behavioral gaps related to the deployment of our behavior change program in rural Amhara, Ethiopia.
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS RESPONSE REQUIREMENTS
Please provide one (1) electronic copy of your response in Microsoft Word or PDF format as a single email attachment to Mekonnen Addisu (email@example.com). Please submit a response via e-mail before April 7, 2023. Questions and clarifications will be provided if requested.
Responses should include the following:
Splash, an international non-profit organization, is one of the foremost leaders in providing urban water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) at scale. It has a distinct and clear intervention goal: to improve the lives and health of children living in urban cities. Splash’s largest WASH in Schools program has been implemented in over 750 schools and impacted more than 850,000 kids.
Splash’s behaviour change program uses Behaviour Centred Design (BCD) as a guiding framework and aims to build the capacities of teachers and students, enabling them to orient and influence parents, school staff and peers within school-based settings. Currently, Splash delivers a hygiene program through a Training of Trainers model, leveraging curriculum with engaging activities and child-focused materials. Splash’s curriculum focuses on five key areas:
SCOPE OF WORK
Building upon the research, program design and training Splash has already deployed, we will collaborate with partnering organizations and local government to co-design and contextualize an entire suite of complementary behaviour change programs to be implemented in rural Amhara. The Splash hygiene curriculum has already been contextualized for rural areas; however, our menstrual health curriculum needs to be modified, as well as the creation of new programmatic components targeting social stakeholders such as community leaders, religious leaders, etc. Local stakeholders (including teachers, parents, community leaders, religious leaders, and government officials), beneficiaries and end-of-line trainers will be extensively consulted and engaged through joint convenings, focal group discussions, and interviews.
Key activities include:
|#||Milestone||Tentative completion date||Payment schedule|
|1||Consultant Onboarding||April 10, 2023||25%|
|2||Synthesize formative research report for design||April 15, 2023|
|3||HCD session report with each target group||May 1, 2023|
|4||Draft of programs and activities||June 30, 2023||25%|
|5||User feedback report||July 15, 2023|
|6||Final packaged program design||August 30, 2023|
|7||Final cascade training model and facilitation guides||October 30, 2023||25%|
|8||Support implementation of pilot program in 3 schools||April 30, 2024|
|9||Updated program design and facilitation guides with integrated learnings from pilot||March 30, 2024||25%|
SKILLS, ATTRIBUTES, AND EXPERIENCE
The agency or consultant will report to Megan Williams, Director of Behavior Change.
Not to exceed $115,000 USD