Care International: Consultant For SRHR And GBV Baseline Survey

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Location: Dikwa and Bama, Borno State
Position Type: Consultant
Supervisor: Project Manager

CARE International is a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty. We work in over 94 countries around the world to provide over 1000 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects.

Project Background
Through this project, CARE intends to provide critical SRHR and GBV services to 47,000 (2,600 males; 15,600 females; 8,400 boys; 10,400 girls) vulnerable people – including displaced persons, host communities, and returnees – living in camps and host communities in three Central Borno LGAs: Bama, and Dikwa. Priority will be given to women and girls, pregnant and lactating women, female and child-headed households, and unaccompanied and separated children. Through the SRHR component, the project will seek to increase access to health services through the improvement of health care facilities and by training health care service providers. This approach will increase the quality and availability of life-saving SRHR services and allow CARE to meet the needs of the target population. The GBV component of this project will establish and deliver an integrated and well-coordinated survivor-centered GBV response, focusing on the areas of health and psychosocial support. Given the nature of the context where women’s mobility is severely restricted, this project will focus on health and psychosocial support delivered through community-based mechanisms, including raising awareness and engaging gatekeepers around GBV. CARE will undertake a combination of direct implementation and working through partners depending on access and location. CARE will directly implement the mobile outreach delivery, support capacity-building efforts of project participants, procure goods and services for project implementation, and lead the monitoring and accountability. Our local CSO partners have extensive knowledge of the communities and local contexts. They will be responsible for creating demand for services provided, community engagement, awareness-raising, strengthening referrals by linking GBV survivors and SRH service seekers to the appropriate service providers, as well as using their existing relationships with the communities to initiate and lead advocacy actions with state/community authorities.

Project rationale
As the conflict in Northeast Nigeria between security forces and non-state armed groups is closing its ninth year, the humanitarian situation has continued to deteriorate. The protracted conflict has resulted in a humanitarian crisis characterized by widespread displacement, violations of international humanitarian and human rights law, protection risks, destroyed infrastructure, and collapsed basic services in a region that was already experiencing high levels poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment, and inequality.

SRHR
CARE Nigeria concluded a rapid SRHR assessment (November-December 2018) in parts of Bama, and Dikwa LGA, where this project will be implemented. Findings from this exercise pointed to the shortage of skilled/trained health personnel (particularly doctors and midwives) as the major factor responsible for either the unavailability/limited availability of these services. In addition, many actors engaged in the current response acknowledged there is still significant unmet need for SRH services. Less than 30% of health facilities in Borno have a functional referral mechanism to a higher level of care. Facilities that are functioning are short of skilled health-care workers (many reluctant due to the volatile security situation), and lack safe water, basic drugs, and equipment. Significant shortages remain in Antenatal Care (ANC) and Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BeMONC) supplies, equipment, and medication.

GBV
Over three and a half million women, men, and children remain in need of GBV services (Northeast Nigeria Humanitarian Situation, October 2018), including psychosocial support services, mental health evaluation for new arrivals, documentation of experiences of conflict related sexual violence (CRSV), and referrals for specialized services. Individualized GBV case management is required in women, girls, children and adolescent friendly environment for CSRV and other critical cases. According to the GBV Sub-Sector Humanitarian Needs overview for 2018, the prevalence GBV and violence against women and girls has increased by 7.7% since the conflict began (Humanitarian Situation Update, OCHA, September 2018).

SCOPE OF WORK
Purpose of this consultancy

  • Develop the tools and methodology for conducting the baseline for Addressing GBV & SRHR Challenges in Bama and Dikwa LGAs” project, developing standard questionnaires that can also be measured at the mid-line and end-line of the project as those questions will constitute an integral part of the monitoring plan.
  • Conducting sample size data collection activities in CARE’s project target locations
  • Develop a baseline report which will establish benchmark against the project defined indicators related to project outcome, outputs and inputs. The established benchmarks (baseline) will be compared to results at the end of the project.
  • Capacity Building: Develop basic guidelines and train CARE project and field partner staff on how to apply questionnaires and consistently track progress against log frame indicators, and how to report on this.

Primary Responsibilities
The consultancy/ consultant team will be primarily responsible to:

  • Develop/design a baseline methodology and survey with consideration of the basic Methodology described under point 4, including development of a questionnaire for HH surveys, a checklist and tools for group interaction including FGD with target beneficiaries and stakeholders;
  • Share the baseline plan, develop a study design including process, methods and questionnaires/checklist with CARE, collect feedback before finalizing the study design;
  • Development of baseline questionnaires that can be reused in midline and end-line processes;
  • Pre-test questionnaires and other tools;
  • Debrief/discuss with the project team about the effectiveness of the questionnaire, checklists and other tools used in pre-test. Collect feedback and finalize them;
  • Orient, train and supervise the enumerators;
  • Carryout fieldwork together with the enumerators;
  • Ensure quality of information collected from the field, cross check with the validity of information collected and verify/revise where needed;
  • Data entry, translation (English) and analysis of baseline data collection;
  • Update progress of the study to CARE’s Programme team;
  • Update CARE in case of any emerging issues related to the survey arising during its development;
  • Prepare a draft baseline report, setting relevant values for the baseline and establishing end line targets to share with the CARE project team, project staffs and collect their feedback;
  • Presentation of major findings to CARE and collect feedback;
  • Prepare the final report incorporating feedback, suggestions and submission of the final report (a compiled version of the report – both hard copy and electronic version in word format) by the date given below;
  • Collaboration with the CARE project team to develop practical guidelines including questionnaires, household surveys for ongoing monitoring of project progress against indicators, based on the final baseline report;
  • Training of CARE project staff and partner staff on information collection and monitoring including household surveys, key informant interviews, conducting focus group discussions, data analysis and reporting in order to develop capacity of the CARE project staff and partner staff for measuring and monitoring project progress against indicators. Detailed content and schedule of capacity building training has to be organized in consultation with CARE.

Key deliverables
Final versions of baseline data collection tools (FGD guide for women, men boy and girls; individual household survey; KII for Camp representatives, Security forces, Health workers, community leaders)

Draft and final baseline report

  • Interpreting findings from the field in the perspective of the project component/indicators for a comprehensive baseline report
  • The final report should be no more than 30 pages excluding annexes and consist of the following sections: cover page, executive summary (3 pages max), background, objectives, methodology and limitations, key findings, conclusion, recommendations
  • Annexes should include the baseline data collection tools
  • Practical guidelines and capacity building of CARE project staff and field level partner staff on data collection tools and methods for the baseline.
  • The full data set from all data collected should be provided with the final report.
  • All developed tools, questionnaires, report, guidelines should be delivered to CARE in soft and hard copy.
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Experience and Qualification

  • The team Leader (TL) should possess extensive work experience and in depth knowledge of or have experience in GBV/protection and SRHR projects in particular, conducting evaluations and baseline surveys.
  • It is desirable that they have a post graduate in Law or social studies.
  • Preference will be given to someone who possess past experience working with INGOs and conducting similar baseline surveys.
  • Other team members should also possess educational background and work experiences in baseline surveys. Consultant experience in capacity building on monitoring systems is also required.

Conditions
By submitting your application for this position you agreed to CARE’s ZERO Tolerance to:

  • Fraud
  • Sexual Harassment, Exploitation, Abuse and Child Abuse.

Method of Application
Applications should include the following:

  • Proposed methodology, activity plan/work plan, budget and sampling framework.
  • Proposal package including previous demonstrated experience on similar consultancies.
  • At least three previous references.

Interested applicants should send their applications/proposals indicating clearly in the subject line of the email the position being applied for (in Caps E.g.Consultant for SRHR and GBV Baseline SurveyDikwa/Bama) to: ngahr@care.org.

The following should be Zipped in a folder and sent together with the application;

  • Organization Profile, including an organogram, experiences and CVs of key personnel for the team; e.g. Team Leader
  • Technical proposal.
  • Total budget.
  • Examples of 1-2 similar previous studies (preferable to attached the final study report)
  • Details of references

Note

  • CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CARE considers all applicants on the basis of merit without prejudice to race, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, color, national origin, marital status, or veteran status.
  • There are individuals who may use CARE’s name and trademark in emails and on websites in an attempt to solicit fees from interested job-seekers. Please note that CARE will not request for any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process.

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