Develop teachers training manual on psycho-social support to children who have experienced violence

Terms of Reference

1. Background Information:

Almost every child in Nepal suffers violence – be it child marriage or violent discipline. Two in every five girls in Nepal are getting married before the age of 18 years. Sustaining and accelerating the reduction of child marriage remains a challenge due to community acceptance, deeply entrenched social norms undervaluing girls, and a strong patriarchal society. Child brides are more likely to drop out of school, get pregnant early, and suffer domestic violence including dowry-related abuses and violence. Violent discipline (physical punishment or psychological aggression) affects 82 per cent of children aged between one and 14 years in Nepal. This violent discipline is inflicted upon children by parents and caregivers who have insufficient skills in positive disciplining techniques. There is societal acceptance of violence and a general lack of understanding of its negative consequences. Violence hampers children’s development, learning abilities and school performance. It inhibits positive relationships, provokes low self-esteem, behavioural disorders, emotional distress and depression. Nepal has laws and policies in place outlawing child marriage and corporal punishment.

What child brides and grooms have in common with children who suffer violence is that these children are more likely to drop out of school and suffer from psychological distress. The school setting can offer the answer to both issues. Ensuring retention of children in school is one of the most effective strategies to end child marriage. And to ensure students stay in school the school needs to be gender-sensitive and free from violence, including corporal punishment. For schools to be part of the solution, teachers and school administrators need to be aware of the negative impacts of violent discipline on children, they need to know how to use positive discipline in the classroom setting. Teachers need to understand the psycho-social distress faced by students and how it negatively impacts their overall well-being including their learning outcome. In sum, they need to change their mindset and behaviours. At present providing psycho-social support has not been prioritized and separate human resource is not available in schools. However, teachers are well-positioned to identify symptoms of distress among students and with some guidance and orientation they could also be able to provide basic psychosocial support to students such as listening to students, supporting them to deal with their problems, meeting with their families and referring to appropriate services if required etc.

CWIN will support UNICEF/TPO Nepal and GON to formulate a three-day training package for teachers on reducing the harmful effects of violence against children such as child marriage and violent discipline and provide related psycho-social support. For this, CWIN will recruit a consultant, with criteria as mentioned below, to prepare this training package.

2. Purpose:

The overall objectives of this assignment is to prepare a teachers training manual in the print-ready version after endorsement by the government of Nepal is ready.

3. Scope of work:

The major scopes of the work are:

  • Develop three days' training curricula to teachers on MHPSS relating to child protection issues (child violence and child marriage)
  • Develop a training manual and handout for teachers
  • Conduct a series of meetings to take feedback and comments with project team/technical team
  • Incorporate feedback and finalization of the manual
  • Should work directly under Clinical Supervisor and team

4. Deliverables:

  • Print-ready copy of the teachers’ training manual.

5. Location:

The assignment is based in Kathmandu, with numerous meetings at CWIN office, UNICEF office and TPO offices and a couple of workshops within Kathmandu

6. Duration:

The duration of the assignment will be 22 working days in total between 28 December 2019 to 31 January 2020.

7. Consultancy Budgeting and mode of payments:

  • The consultant need to propose daily rates for a maximum duration as mentioned in the TOR
  • The individual consultant needs to use his/ her own laptop for the work
  •  Office space will be given at CWIN’s office and TPO office as required
  • All payments will be made in after the completion of the assignment.
  • Applicable taxes will be deducted as per the rules of the Government of Nepal.

8. Required Competencies:

  • Minimum master’s degree in psychology or master’s degree in psychiatric social work
  • Minimum two years of experience in developing a training manual on psychosocial issues and clinical case management.

9. To apply:

Interested individuals/organizations are requested to submit an electronic copy of the technical EoI including professional profile and an estimated budget to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within 24 December 2019.