CHILDREN AGAINST VIOLENCE DRAMA TRAINING
TERMS OF REFERENCE
(haree iha okos ne’be hakerek ho lian Tetun)

1. Background

ChildFund is a leading child-focused development organization in Timor-Leste. Our mission is to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children living in poverty have the capacity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change to their communities. We promote societies whose individuals and institutions participate in valuing, protecting, and advancing the worth and the rights of children.

ChildFund Timor-Leste’s Children Against Violence has two major aims: 

* to improve the learning competencies and life skills of children aged 6-14 and;
* children living in protective environments that promote positive discipline. 

In order to achieve these aims, ChildFund is building the capacity of a group of child advocates in Maliana, the ‘Children Against Violence’, to conduct a peer-to-peer and nationwide campaign on child rights and anti-corporal punishment. 

The Children Against Violence (25 children aged 10-14) have already completed training in child rights, child protection, negative effects of corporal punishment, and positive discipline. One of their tools for peer-to-peer and national advocacy will be an entertaining theatre performance/play which highlights some of the negative effects of corporal punishment and provides audiences with basic knowledge and strategies for practicing positive discipline. 

It is envisioned that after receiving theatre training, the children will be able to self-reliantly perform in schools, community centers, youth forums and various other arenas. 

2. Objective

Develop with the Children Against Violence, using participatory methods, a theatrical play promoting cessation of corporal punishment and encouraging practice of positive discipline. 

3. Scope of Work

1. Provide to ChildFund a training plan (see Appendix A) and training modules two weeks before implementing the training. 
2. Work with ChildFund to adapt the training plan as necessary. 
3.  Develop with the Children Against Violence, using participatory methods, a script for the theatrical performance. 
4.  Deliver training, using participatory methodology, in theatre techniques and mentoring during play rehearsals. 
5.  Purchase, design and/or create costumes and stage props for the play, in consultation with the children. 
6.  Provide a report on the activities completed with achievements, challenges, lessons learned and recommendations. 

4. Outputs

1.  Creative theatrical presentation, lasting for minimum of 5 minutes, meant for school and community on cessation of corporal punishment presented by 20 members of Children Against Violence. 
2.  Script for the theatrical presentation. 
3.  Training plan.
4.  Training report. 

5. ChildFund Provides: 

  • Transportation to and from Maliana and accommodation for maximum two trainers.
  • Transportation and meals of participants and trainers.
  • Training venue in Maliana.
  • Two education project officers with anti-corporal punishment technical skills to assist.
  • Cost of costumes and stage props.

6. Duration and Timeline

* The training plan (Appendix A) must be provided to ChildFund two weeks before the agreed upon date of the training. If necessary a meeting to discuss adaptations to the training plan or materials will be held within one week of submission of the training plan. 

* The training is to take place as early as possible in May 2015. The Children Against Violence should be able to perform in front of a large audience by 1 June 2015. 

* The training report must be provided to ChildFund within seven working days of the completion of the training. 

7. Remuneration

* The service provider will receive 30% of their fee upon signing of the contract.

* Upon completion of the training and presentation of performance to ChildFund staff the service provider will receive a further 30%. 

* Upon approval of the final report the service provider will receive the remaining 40% of the fee. 

8. Required Experience and Skills

*  Experience running student-centered workshops using child-friendly methodologies. 
* Experience in script-writing.
* Tertiary education/training or extensive experience related to theatre and acting techniques. 
* Native speaker of Tetun language. 

9. Submission of Applications

Interested parties are requested to submit electronic applications to ncleary@timorleste.childfund.org and jcabral@timorleste.childfund.org no later than 5pm on Monday 30th March 2015. 

Please include: 

1. Profile of organisation and/or trainers which addresses the required experience and skills.
2. A training plan outlining number of days and session topics with narrative describing how the facilitators will use child-friendly and student-centered methodology.
3. A financial proposal specifying a total lump sum and itemised break down. 

10. Evaluation of Applications

Application will be evaluated and given weight according to:

* Technical skills and experience (35%)
* Training plan (35%)
* Financial proposal (30%)

Evaluation of technical skills and experience and training plan will be completed prior to financial proposal. Only those applications meeting the requirements will have the financial proposals evaluated.