Posted By: Patang


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Assignment: To edit the Manual on Boys' Engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH)

Background and purpose of the manual

Patang, a nonprofit organization established in 2003, aimed to create a space for young people in Western Odisha. Over time, it has established a Youth and Education Resource Center (YERC) with various programs fostering youth leadership in the eastern region of India. Since its inception, Patang has focused on promoting "Gender Equality." However, a specific initiative addressing Gender and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) began with a grant from the Youth Innovation Fund (YIF), National Foundation for India, in 2014.

In our efforts to promote gender equality among marginalized communities, we recognized the importance of engaging young boys to challenge societal norms in villages around Sambalpur. However, working with young boys and men and duty bearers was easier said than done. There was a noticeable absence of platforms to discuss SRHR issues, leaving young boys grappling with questions about bodily changes, love, relationships, sexuality, and marriage. Additionally, there was a lack of support from NGOs to nurture and guide them toward their goals, leading to their exploitation by various entities for narrow objectives. Over the past six years, Patang has cultivated youth gender champions through initiatives like mixed-gender football tournaments, online gender champion courses, and adolescent fairs. Now, we seek to consolidate our efforts into a manual to support ongoing training sessions with young boys.

This manual will be designed to offer comprehensive guidance and resources for facilitating discussions and activities related to SRH among boys, with a specific emphasis on empowering youth gender champions to effectively engage with male youth.

Objective of the assignment:

• Review the manual on boys’ engagement in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and make changes by adding, removing, or editing sessions as needed.

• Conduct training for the Patang team to build their perspective of the manual and how to use it effectively.

Target group of the manual:

• Young people between the ages of 17 to 21 years old.

• Youth educators working with adolescents and young people

Major task and coordination:

• Develop a structured framework for reviewing the manual's content, ensuring alignment with the objectives and target audience.

• Thoroughly review the existing content of the manual, assessing its relevance, and effectiveness in conveying SRH concepts to boys.

• Develop and integrate new sessions or modules into the manual, addressing emerging issues or gaps in the existing content. These sessions should have diverse methodologies including game, film (Hindi or Odia language), case studies, and evidence-based.

• Edit the entire manual, incorporating revisions, updates, and new content as per the review findings.

• Based on the finalized manual, conduct a two-day comprehensive training workshop with the Patang senior team members to familiarize them with the content, methodologies, and approaches.


Manual Review framework to be finalised : 2nd week of April 2024

Review the content : 4th week of April 2024

Add new sessions : 2nd week of May 2024

Edit and finalise the manual : 1st week of June 2024

Conduct offline two-day orientation with Patang senior team : 3rd week of June 2024

What Patang offers:

• Provide the draft manual along with contextual knowledge on gender and sexuality

• INR Eighty thousand (inclusive of all taxes) for the entire roles and responsibilities mentioned above.

Consultant qualification: Patang is looking for a consultant with a strong record in designing and facilitating training and workshops on gender and sexuality. The successful application will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

• Demonstratable knowledge and experience in editing and reviewing educational materials, particularly in the field of sexual and reproductive health.

• Experience in designing and conducting training workshops and capacity-building activities for diverse groups of participants.

• Prior experience of working with young people and sexuality.

• Perspective and understanding on men engagement in SRH.

Expression of interest: Through this expression of interest Patang invites qualified consultant to submit proposals that:

a) A cover letter expressing interest and outlining proposed framework to review the manual.

b) CV demonstrating relevant skills and experience.

c) A note on past relevant work experience

d) Names of at least 1 reference, preferably from organizations with whom the consultant has worked in similar types of assignment.

How to apply:

Proposal should be submitted to Director- Youth Intervention ( by 5th April 2024.

Location: Sambalpur, Odisha

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Patang
  • About Organization:We are a registered youth-led nonprofit organization based in Odisha, India. We believe in harnessing the potential of young people in making our world a better place. We train young people and create opportunities for them to use their own power to stand up for equity and justice. We have projects in Sambalpur, Bolangir and Bargarh.

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