SWEAT seeks the services of a consultant to develop materials that will support the work of sex work Peers Educators. These materials – or Cue cards – must provide quick, accurate and accessible information to Peer Educators to share with sex workers during outreach, in workshops, and in support groups.

The Cue Cards must contain summarised information – content must respond to Peer Educators knowledge (they have received training on HIV, STIs and other basic health information). The cards must be visual and may also be used as a teaching aid by Peer Educators when engaging with sex workers on outreach, in workshops or one-to-one engagements.

Suggested Content of the Cards:

A: Sexual and Reproductive Health information for sex workers

  1. HIV and HIV Testing Services
  • What is HIV?
  • Assessing Risk profile (which can be completed using a whiteboard marker and wiped clean once a risk profile is done)
  • Testing – how do HIV tests work? How often should you test and why? What is consent?
  • What if I’m positive?
  • What if I’m negative?
  1. Self-testing Basics
  • What is self-testing? Why self-test? Where do you get tests from? How accurate are they?
  1. AIDS and ART and adherence:
  • What is AIDS?
  • What is ART? What medication do I need to take? How important is healthy eating? When do I have to start treatment?
  • What is Adherence and why is it important?
  • Alcohol and drugs while on treatment
  1. STI’s and their symptoms and screening and treatment processes
  • STI Symptoms (screening)
  • What is an STI?
  • Why is it important to treat them?
  • How to prevent STIs
  1. TB and TB screening processes
  • What is TB?
  • How do you test for TB
  • What is MDR TB and XDR TB?
  • How do you get TB and how can you prevent transmission?
  • What is the treatment for TB and how long does it take to be cured?
  1. Cervical Cancer
  • What is cervical cancer?
  • What is HPV and how do you get it?
  • What is a Pap smear – how often do you have to get one
  1. Family planning
  • What are the different ways to prevent pregnancy?
  • How do they work?
  • HIV and pregnancy
  • Preventing mother to child transmission
  • Unwanted pregnancy – options (TOP, Adoption)
  1. Menstruation and sex work

     B:  Combination Prevention

  1. Condoms, male and female and how to use them
  2. Lubricant and how to use it
  3. PrEP what it is, who should use it, what it entails
  4. PEP what it is, who should use it, what it entails
  5. Information on ART and viral load suppression – how to get to viral suppression
  6. Self-care – good food, rest, dealing with stress, addiction dealing with trauma, being kind to yourself and caring for each other

     C: Human rights

  1. What are rights
  2. What are responsibilities
  3. What is autonomy and agency
  4. To be able to explain stigma and discrimination
  5. To be able to explain a human rights violation
  6. Trafficking explained, exploitation explained
  7. Labour right – the basics
  8. To know where to refer persons ( Key service providers)
  9. Dealing with young people who sell sex

Design and Layout:

The Cue Cards must be:

  • Durable
  • A5 or smaller to fit in bags
  • Written using Plain English
  • Visual – concepts explained in images charts or diagrams
  • Cards can be removed and updated and new ones added

Send a letter explaining your interest and previous experience, your CV and at least 3 examples of your work (link or PDF) to nadiag@sweat.org.za with subject: “Cue Cards Application”

Deadline for applications: 26 October 2017 (by close of business) www.sweat.org.za Tel: 021 448-7875.

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