1.0: Introduction

ALIGHT with funding from both UNHCR and BPRM is implementing prevention and respond to Gender Based Violence in Nakivale refugee settlement. To ensure holistic services are provided to Persons We Serve; Alight works in collaboration with key stake holders including Police, medical service provider, OPM, UNHCR and related district departments and implement partners.

Experience has shown a knowledge gap in responding to critical needs of Persons We Serve in terms of Clinical Management or Rape Survivors, a critical need that calls for meaningful collaboration and networking among key stakeholders. The CMRS training is among the key response activities meant to improve capacities of service providers (Health workers, Police, humanitarian actors) for multi sectoral services in SGBV case management. To this effect, Alight Nakivale has plans to facilitate 4 days refresher training on CMRS for key stakeholders including health workers and police.

The Terms of Reference therefore seeks to contract t services of an experienced consultant to provide three-days training on the Clinical Management of Rape Survivors (CMRS) to health service providers and police as key stake holders in Nakivale Refugee Settlement.

1.1: Objectives of the CMRS Training

1. To improve on the participants’ knowledge and understanding on Gender and Gender Based Violence

2. To increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the clinical management of SGBV cases.

3. To equip SGBV service providers with protection and legal knowledge, skills and practice’s in SGBV case management in the context of the national legal framework.

4. To impart the participants with basic psychosocial knowledge, skills and practices in handling SGBV survivors.

5.  To equip participants with basic skills in documentation, data management and monitoring of SGBV survivors.


1.2: Tasks of the Consultant

  • Facilitate the training
  • Avail and share copies of the latest protocols for managing rape survivors, as well as guides and methods of best practice for training service providers on SGBV case management.
  • Provide relevant hand-outs to participants.
  • Organize for his accommodation and dinner during the days of the training.
  • Produce a training report in hard and soft copies within five days after the training.
  • Facilitate the training as planned in the proposal submitted by the contractor to ALIGHT.

1.3: Deliverables and Schedule

The training is planned for run from 6th to 9th June-2023 (Tuesday to Friday), targeting 20 Participants including health workers, Police and OPM who are key in handling SGBV incidences.; the prosed venue being Nakivale Base Camp Youth Center.

 1.5: Payment

  • ALIGHT will pay the consultant the full consultancy fee of provided at completion of the training as described in the consultant’s proposal which has been reviewed and approved by ALIGHT.
  • The payment will be made in full upon completion of the training and the approval of the final report.

1.6: Proposed Training content and topics

S/N Session Objectives Topics
1. To enable participants, understand and contextualise gender, key concepts and SGBV.

Equip participants with skills and knowledge in case management.

Contextual and conceptual understanding of gender;

  • Understanding gender and sex, key concepts, gender roles and norms.
  • Connection between power and violence.
  • Myths and perception of GBV.
  • Forms of SGBV on women, children, Persons with Disabilities and men.
  • Causes and consequences of SGBV, response to SGBV.
  • Ethical considerations in handling SGBV survivors.
  • Risk assessment and safety planning.
2. To promote an understanding of the relationship between SGBV and human rights.

Equip participants with legal knowledge for effective handling of cases.

Enable participants understand their role in access to justice.

  • National, regional and international legal instruments and standards of SGBV.
  • Legal redress for SGBV.
  • Challenges in prosecuting SGBV crimes.
  • Skills for SGBV expert witness in court.
  • Medical –legal issues of sexual violence.
  To promote understanding of the SGBV referral pathway.

To enable participants, understand the role of Police, how to interview and document SGBV.

  • National referral guidelines.
  • District referral pathways.
  • The role of Police in managing SGBV cases.
  • Characteristics of offenders and batterers.
  • Interviewing and documenting SGBV cases.
3 To equip participants with skills and knowledge on CMRS.

Enable participants understand and know the reasons for collecting forensic evidence, how to document and store.

Medical and clinical intervention in SGBV

  • Clinical management of SGBV in adult and child survivors.
  • Understanding of PEP and EC pills.
  • General management of SGBV survivors.
  • Ways of collecting and storing evidence.
  • Medical ethics in management of SGBV.
  • Barriers to care of survivors.
4 To equip participants with skills to manage the mental health and psychological well-being of SGBV survivors.

To empower participants with knowledge and skills on communication, counselling and factors that facilitate effective counselling.

Understanding mental health and psychological well-being of survivors

  • Understanding of trauma and PTSD in SGBV survivors.
  • History of trauma and PTSD.
  • Traumatic response to SGBV survivors.
  • Symptoms of trauma and psychological symptoms in SGBV survivors.
  • Rape trauma syndrome.
  • Vicarious trauma.
  • Working with SGBV survivors.
  • Re-traumatization and victim blaming.
  • Trauma-sensitive approaches to survivors.
  • Giving options to survivors of SGBV.
  • Communication and counselling for SGBV survivors.
5 To enable participants, appreciate the multi response team to manage the consequences of SGBV.

To enable participants to appreciate the importance of data management and M&E for SGBV survivors.

  • Multisectoral approach to SGBV.
  • Data management, monitoring and evaluation of SGBV.
  • Evaluation of training.
6 To strengthen the capacity of Health workers, Police and SGBV actors in determining the occurrence of recent sexual activity.
  • Identifying the assailants.
  • Establishing the use of force or resistance and an inability of consent.
7 To build capacity of stakeholders directly involved in SGBV case management.
  • Medico-legal evidence collection from the clients to aid investigation and prosecution of the accused.


1.7: Qualifications

The following experience and key qualifications are required of the consultant:

  • Advanced Degree in Medical field, social work, law and psychology or similarly appropriate education/professional background.
  • Understanding of the National legal framework on SGBV and the Ministry of Health (MOH) guidelines on SGBV case management.
  • Understanding of the SGBV referral pathway and guidelines.
  • Experience in organising and leading SGBV case management trainings and SGBV programming, including experience in case management and support services for survivors.
  • Experience in direct support of survivors of sexual violence.
  • Experience in organising and leading trainings.
  • Experience in conflict or refugee setting.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a must.

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