Consultancy for producing communications material
Facing a global impoverishment due to a worsening livelihood landscape, most vulnerable groups have to cope with increased challenges to cover their minimum food needs and access necessary materials to prevent contaminations with COVID-19.
Over the last three months, humanitarian actors, including CARE International in Lebanon (CIL), have been mobilized to provide emergency food assistance nationwide. However, gaps in assistance remain, actors are overwhelmed, and referral requests remain uncovered.
In this context, CIL proposes to focus on covering needs referred to through the inter-agency referral system (UNHCR/WFP) or through other organizations. In coordination with the Lebanese Red Cross (LRC), emergency assistance will be secured to cover the needs of underserved cohorts or areas, targeting most at risks groups.
The explosions that occurred in central Beirut on 04 August 2020 caused widespread damage and loss of life. This mass casualty accident with thousands of wounded exacerbated shortages and pressure experienced across the healthcare system of Lebanon. In addition, numerous affected households lost – along with their shelter - food stocks, cooking items and kitchen. Humanitarian response to Beirut explosions puts gender and protection in the center of response.
The project will provide life-saving assistance to the over 30,000 of most vulnerable beneficiaries in Lebanon (Beirut, Mount Lebanon, the Beqaa Valley) whose vulnerabilities have been heightened by the pandemic and socio-economic crisis.
The food security situation of 5560 households will be ensured through a one-off distribution of in-kind food packages as per the Food Security Working Group (FSWG) standards for one month.
Each household receiving a food package will also receive disinfection or Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) kits to reduce the risk of contamination in a context where the COVID-19 outbreak has yet to be controlled.
Hygiene education or sensitization will precede distribution and if this will not be possible due to inevitable circumstances dictated by prevailing situation, sensitization will be done through the provision of context-specific Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials.
Additionally, the proposed intervention will contribute to prevention and response to SEA in the Lebanese context in line with the PSEA Strategy for Lebanon developed by the PSEA network. Upon strong coordination with other actors, CIL will focus on community engagement, development of common tools based on based practices and capacity building for humanitarian actors, NGOS and local entities.
Scope of work
Development of an existing interactive app on PSEA best practices targeting aid workers and service providers. CARE International in Lebanon (CIL) will build on recommendations developed during the Empowered Aid research projects with a focus on the following sectors: food, cash, WASH, shelter and health. The application will add on training materials and tools and constitute a quick guide for front liners and actors interested in Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) mainstreaming. The app will include key messages for aid workers as well as relevant awareness raising materials and tools that allow for increased capacity of frontline staff to prevent and respond to SEA incidents. The app will contain online and offline functions and will be available in both English and Arabic. CIL will explore the possibility to build on existing apps and tools. This activity will be coordinated with ABAAD and actors with similar interventions in order to ensure complementarity.
The importance of quality information and sensitization on key hygiene messages cannot be over-emphasized in the public health emergency of this scale. The project will ensure that target beneficiaries receive the necessary risk communication and materials, sensitized and made aware of COVID-19 risks and preventive measures. CARE International in Lebanon (CIL) in coordination with the PSEA Network will identify gaps in awareness-raising resources. Education and Communication (IEC)/risk communication materials will also be provided.
In doing so, CIL will consult with the PSEA Network and ABAAD to build on existing approaches while at the same time reach out to communities to map information gaps.
Materials will include videos, short animations, posters, and brochures adapted to the needs of the different groups.
The development of videos and relevant materials will be coordinated with the PSEA Network members (ABAAD and others) in order to avoid duplication.
All products will be made available to the PSEA Network, the sector groups, the local authorities and municipalities as well as to CIL and LRC volunteers and networks of CBOs for further dissemination with affected communities. Leaflets/posters and brochures will be distributed during WASH/FOOD activities under this project (targeting over 20,000 individuals) and will be used at entry points such as Social Development Centers (SDCs), Public Health Centers (PHCs), municipalities, community centers and safe spaces.
Leaflets and brochures will also be distributed through ongoing CIL and partners activities. Videos will be used before groups activities in the SDCs and CBO centers. Materials will include PSEA key messages and information on reporting channels and access to services for affected cases.
A communication company that produce the above mentioned material, having experience in video making app developing, photography, graphic design, content writing, printing and making animation videos. The experts working on the project should have at least three experience in working with NGO, preferably with above mentioned subject with the ability of working under pressure sometimes with tight deadlines.
Timeline of activities : Between October and January
Deliverables: 2 videos
12 (posters, leaflets, brochures, banners…)
Update and support an existing PSEA application