Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.
In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states – Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna – focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant – Conduct KAP Survey
Ref Id: 190000T8
Locations: Cross River and Benue
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Save the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.
According to the UNHCR, since 2016 more than 32,000 Cameroonians have fled to neighbouring Nigeria. The majority of these people are women and children, including unaccompanied and separated minors. Cameroonians arriving in Nigeria rely on scarce local resources including insufficient food and public services. Tensions between new arrivals and their host communities are high as Nigeria struggles with its own conflict, internal displacements and widespread poverty.
The lack of proper sanitation facilities and use of proper hygiene practices can create a dangerously favourable environment for the transmission of diseases such as cholera or acute watery diarrhea. Each year over a half of a million children in the world under age 5 die from diarrhea, and thousands more succumb to malaria, cholera, parasites and related diseases. Much of this is attributable to unsafe drinking water, limited access to appropriate sanitation and poor hygiene practices.
Save the Children as a partner with UNHCR aims to address through this project the inadequate access to water for refugees in camps and host communities, non-availability or non-existence of sanitation services (latrines, etc.), poor hygiene practices and open defecation in Croos-river and Benue States. The overall goal of the project is the transformation of essential basic Water and Sanitation services in Adagom LGA (Ogoja, Cross river State) and Kwande LGA (Benue State) into a sustainable model that will gradually integrate into the government service delivery. The project will also build the capacity of refugees to attain self-reliance and sustainable solutions ensuring that children are well protected and have access to various services in target communities in Adagom and Kwande LGAs of Ben
Save the Children actions focuses on developing enhanced infrastructure and promoting behavior change activities in households, health care settings and schools to reduce diarrhea and other diseases in children under age 5. SCI will collaborate with partners in other sectors in the delivery of the WASH intervention. Specifically, the intervention will establish and strengthen relationships with the education, health and protection partners to deliver an inclusive and integrated water, sanitation and hygiene response. SCI will work with the relevant existing government institutions to enhance collaboration and sustainability of the response.
- To determine knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of risks and practices of refugees pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their families in Adagom LGA (Ogoja, Cross river State) and Kwande LGA (Benue State).
- To identify current levels of community access to and practices related to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities.
- Provide information on people’s knowledge, attitude and practices that will allow the development of programme’s Behavioural Change and Communication/Communication for Development activities.
- Provide disaggregated data and information on programme indictors in the context.
- To ascertain the people’s perception on child protection, safety and their dignity in these communities
- The survey will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitude and practices of at least the minimum core WASH and Child protection indicators. Consultant is expected to submit a detailed methodology in proposal.
- UNHCR is currently relocating refugees from host communities in Ogoja and Kwande LGAs to camps
- The KAP survey will be conducted in Ogoja, Cross river State (Adagom LGA) and Benue State (Kwande LGA), Nigeria.
- Conduct KAP survey: Train data enumerators and supervisors, ensure the quality of data;
- Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection; Focus group discussions, Key informant interviews, etc.
- Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey (per required format)
- Present preliminary findings to the SCI and community groups
- Present the draft report of the findings to SCI for comments and feedbacks.
- Revise and submit electronic copy of the raw data and final report including recommendations within the specified time of agreement.
- To develop and submit inception report (Protocol) which will include an interpretation of the study design & methodologies, sampling procedures, detailed work plan and financial proposal.
- Conduct a desk review of the relevant program documents
- Develop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information by use of KOBO data kit
- Develop and translate data collection tool to the local language.
- Present the KAP Methodology to the various WASH sector technical groups in target communities for validation.
- Hold preliminary discussions with head of sectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholders.
- Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk review
- Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholders
- Identify and Hire supervisors and interviewer’s/data collectors.
- Facilitate the movement of the consultant and team to and from the field
- Accommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancy
- The consultant should be a holder of at least Master’s Degree in Public Health, WASH other related field and five years of relevant work experience.
- Sound experience and knowledge of Humanitarian Accountability framework (HAF), evaluation of integrated projects/programs and drawing lessons learned/good practices.
- Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, digital data gathering devices. Excellent writing and document presentation skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to live and work in an isolated area in conditions of limited comfort
- Minimum of five years working experience in conducting KAP WASH assessments (Experience in Nigeria context is desirable).
- Strong analytical skills and research experience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
- Proven leadership and coordination skills.
- Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles.
- Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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All expressions of interest should include:
- Cover letter: A short (maximum one page) letter addressing the survey criteria
- Technical Proposal (maximum 4 pages) highlighting: brief explanation about previous experience in conducting the WASH programme evaluation; understanding of the TOR, description of the specified Survey methodology and the task to be accomplished as well as draft survey framework and work plan.
- Detailed CV (maximum 4 pages)
- A financial proposal (in USD) providing cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancy fees.
- Copies of relevant previous evaluation reports (to be kept confidential).
Application Deadline: 8th April, 2019.