Consultancy - Training in Making Liquid Soap & Sanitary Pads
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home. The IRC has been working in Uganda since 1998 supporting nationals and refugees and various institutions in the country notably the government, community-based organizations, the civil society and the private sector. The current program portfolio in Uganda includes health, peace building, gender-based violence, economic recovery and agribusiness, and children & youth. IRC has a country office in Kampala, and field offices in Moroto, Kiryandongo, Kyaka II, Yumbe, Imvepi, Kiryandongo and Moroto
The consultant, in coordination with the IRC Arua Project focal person, Community Health Officer and Reproductive health officer, will provide training to selected teenage girls and boys in Imvepi and Rhinocamp settlements. The trainings will focus on a hands-on activity to build their skills, but also increase their income for self-reliance. These will be done through use of the self-help group approach aimed at reaching a wider range of beneficiaries with little financial resources. Five (5) young girls and five young (5) boys will be identified IC Project team and the consultant will train them on soap making and making of reusable sanitary pads. These groups will further be integrat-ed into existing IRC Sexual Reproductive Health programs to carry out sensitization on menstrual hygiene and sexual reproductive health.
- The trainers shall therefore train the selected beneficiaries on soap making and re-usable sanitary pads and then conduct subsequent follow-ups for a period of 10 days.
- Selected beneficiaries are equipped with the knowledge and skills on soap making and re-usable sanitary pads.
- A detailed training report will be submitted to IRC office before processing the final payment of consultants’ allowance.