TERMS OF REFERENCE
Project Title: Social Behaviour Change (SBC) and Stigma Reduction for Mental Health and Disability Inclusion (Ghana Participatory SBC) project
Executing Agency: Hope for Future Generations and the PsykForum
Start Date: 11/04/2023
Duration: 11/04/2023 – 26/04/2023
- PURPOSE OF THE CASE STUDY
The general objectives of this case study are to:
- Document project achievements and challenges around the role of People with Disabilities in championing the cause of disability inclusion in the four regions of the project
- Document with pictures the activities of the champions and how the strategy helped in yielding results
- Document how the inclusion champions work interlaced with duty bearers, enforcement agencies and community and religious leaders
- Analyse the role of the champions and proffer recommendations
- PROJECT SUMMARY
The Ghana Somubi Dwumadie Programme in November 2020 conducted a study that showed that stigma and discrimination related to disability and mental health conditions are widespread in Ghana and present major barriers which prevent people with disabilities, including people with mental health conditions, from equitably accessing health and other social opportunities. The study identified language around disability and mental health conditions, community and family support, culture and religion, and lack of enforcement of laws on disability as key behaviours that need to change to address the problem of stigma and discrimination.
Towards this end, HFFG was awarded a grant by Options Consultancy Services Limited as a lead implementing partner, together with The PysKforum, to implement a three-year grant in eighteen (18) districts of four regions in Ghana (Greater Accra, Central, North East, and the Savannah Regions) on Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBC) and stigma reduction for mental health and disability inclusion.
The project aims to reduce negative and discriminatory attitudes, behaviours and norms faced by people with disabilities, including people with mental health conditions, in Ghana.
By the end of the project, the following three key outcomes are expected to be achieved.
1. A positive culture of support is created to allow people with disabilities, including people with mental health conditions, to reach their full potential.
2. Increased use of positive disability and mental health language in Ghana.
3. Improved enforcement of Ghana’s Disability and Mental health policies and laws by duty bearers.
The project ends on 28 April, 2023.
Regions and Districts
Greater Accra Region
- La Dade Kotopon
- Ayawaso East
- La Nkwantanang
- Accra Metropolis
- Ajumako/Enyan/Essiam District
- Awutu Senya East Municipal
- Ekumfi District
- Abura- Asebu- Kwamankese
- Komenda- Edina- Eguafo- Abirem
North East Region
- East Mamprusi Municipal
- West Mamprusi Municipal
- Chereponi District
- Bunkpurugu Nyankpanduri
- Central Gonja District
- East Gonja Municipal
- North Gonja District
- Sawla-Tuna- Kalba District
The Strategy of Using People with Disabilities including people with mental health conditions to champion disability inclusion in the four regions of Ghana-Inclusion champions led the sensitisation of their families and communities on culture of support, and use of positive disability language. They also supported the mobilization efforts for outreaches and education by duty bearers on the rights of people with disabilities.
- RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSULTANT/SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
- develop the design for the Case study and submit to Management for inputs
- Seek for Ethical Approval
- Incorporate changes into the questionnaires after pre-testing the questionnaires
- Plan field work in consultation with our project officers in the Northern region
- Implement Case Study
- Hire a professional photographer and take high resolution and quality pictures for the case studies
- Ensure all pictures taken have consent by the people for use in the case study, reporting to Ghana Somubi, website, social media usage.
- analyze data and write report
- Submit Case Study report to HFFG
Survey Expected Deliverables
- Submit the case study design including methodology
- Submit Draft report for Management inputs
- Submit final case study report with pictures
It is expected that the consultant will do a case study on at least 8 champions in at least 4 districts, at least one in each region of the project.
The consultant’s contractual obligations are complete once the HFFG Executive Director has reviewed and approved the case study for quality and completeness as per the TOR.
Fees will be discussed when selected.
HFGG intends to publish this case study and hence will require ethical approval sought by the consultant through the relevant bodies. When this is achieved, HFFG will pay for the ethical approval process (if it has cost implication) and the publishing fees (if applicable). With this, HFFG shall be informed of the cost via email to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval before the process is initiated.
Interested persons should submit their CV and expression of interest to email@example.com. Deadline is 10th April 2023.