Consultancy to Prepare a Baseline Assessment for EU/UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls in Nigeria. Cross River State
United Nations Development Programme
Cross River, NIGERIA
4d ago

Duties and Responsibilities

The baseline will achieve the following objectives :

  • Collect evidence of the knowledge, attitude, practices and beliefs of community members, including survivors of VAWG / HP, relating to violence in the FCT and national institutions.
  • Mapping / situational analysis of national and / or subnational programmes developed for inclusion in educational curricula to promote gender equitable norms, attitudes and behaviors including targeting young women and girls, young men and boys facing multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination.
  • Identify and map existing initiatives / interventions by relevant stakeholders including CSOs in the FCT and national institutions working on ending VAWG / HP and protection of children
  • Conduct rapid capacity assessment of target beneficiary groups and institutions in the FCT and national institutions to inform training and capacity building interventions.
  • Document the status of beneficiaries covered by the program in the FCT and national institutions and identify the core constraints and opportunities facing program beneficiaries.
  • Provide the appropriate recommendations and areas that need more attention and focus during the project implementation and ways to strengthen on-
  • going monitoring of the project to maximize learning and adjust / improve the program intervention and monitoring indicators, if necessary.

    SCOPE AND KEY QUESTIONS

    The study will focus on collecting baseline data for a set of Outcomes and Outputs indicators set out in the program result matrix (see annex Result Framework).

    The study will include three main components :

    First, the study will determine the prevalence of and access community members’ knowledge, attitude, practice and beliefs (KAPB) regarding VAWG, child / early marriage, FGM and SRHR, as well as the social norms and practices, goals and values that influence choices.

    The study must take into consideration the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and uphold the principles of ’leaving no one behind’’, gender equality, inclusion and non-

    discrimination. An abridged version (rapid assessment) of KAPB assessment will be conducted in the FCT and national institutions, and will be corroborated with analysis from existing literature, research Secondly, the study will include a knowledge and capacity assessment of selected government officials, CSOs and women’s advocates, focusing on experience with and capacity for gender-

    responsive planning and budgeting, advocating for drafting and implementation of laws and policies on VAWG / HP and SRHR , and data collection, analysis and disseminations, targeted groups include parliamentarians, national-

    level government officials within targeted sectors (Gender, Justice, Health, Education, police ) subnational level government officials in FCT and national institutions and selected women’s right advocates, and any other additional assessment areas as required.

    A detailed capacity assessment of the justice and police and prosecutors in the targeted state will be conducted to determine the training and equipment needs to effectively investigate and prosecute cases of VAWG.

  • Finally, the study will include mapping of existing structures and program, primarily focused in the FCT and national institutions, but also nationally, as needed.
  • In the targeted state, the assessment will examine :

  • Mapping of existing interventions with religious and cultural institutions that support upgrading / harmonization of customary practices impacting VAWAG, HP including child protection and SRHR,
  • Mapping of programs for in school and out of school youth including access to CSE information / Family Life HIV Education (FLHE) in targeted LGAs / communities that promote gender-
  • equitable norms, attitudes and behaviours and the exercise of rights, including reproductive health rights and services.

  • Mapping of campaigns challenging harmful, social norms and gender stereotypes in FCT and national institutions and estimate the number of people reached through campaigns.
  • Mapping of community advocacy platforms that promote-gender-equitable norms, attitudes and behaviours, including SRHR.
  • Mapping existing social accountability mechanisms utilized by civil society to monitor and engage in ending VAWG / HP and promoting women’s and girls’ SRHR.
  • Mapping of relevant networks, platforms, civil society actors and women groups working on the issue of VAWG / SGBV / HP to get a broader perspective of relevant civil society actors.
  • Mapping of technical and institutional capacity gaps of CSOs, media group, women group, key populations and their ability to demand and monitor accountability for budget allocation, release and utilization.
  • This will include a detailed assessment of :

  • Listing of MDAs with National guidelines, protocols, SOPs and tools for delivery of VAWG essential services and review against established criteria.
  • Listing of existing MDAs and state governments with publicly available data, reported on a regular basis, on various forms of VAWG, including SGBV / HP, at country level and sub-
  • national level and reviewed against established criteria.

  • Listing of CSOs and women groups, CPNs programming on EVAWG / SGBV / HP and SRHR in the FCT located at the urban and rural areas
  • Listing of relevant laws on EVAWG / SGBV / HP and SRHR in the FCT
  • Listing of available EVAWG / SGBV / HP and SRHR monitoring tools
  • METHODOLOGY

    The lead consultant, with support from the state-level consultants are required to develop a comprehensive methodology (including detailed methods, techniques of data collection, analysis and sampling frameworks) and data collection tools.

    The consultants are expected to provide a roadmap for the baseline with clear plan for UN partner engagement. The consultants are also required to explain how qualitative and quantitative data will be collected and used in this survey and also develop a comprehensive technical offer to state their understanding of the ToR and strategies to use to perform this assignment.

    Use of existing data source - in particular government sources should be prioritized as much as possible, both to reduce the expense of the baseline, but also to enhance the ability for ongoing annual monitoring and government buy -in.

    KEY DELIVERABLES

  • The lead-consultant will lead the process of the development of the Inception report, including methodology and sampling processes, where required, draft data collection tools, quality assurance and risk management strategies, data source, plan for data analysis and detailed workplan schedule.
  • Specifically, the lead consultant is responsible for the engagement and baseline delivery for the National institutions in Abuja.
  • Data collection report, regarding any primary data collection, including action taken as a result of any issues arising during the course of data collection, entry or analysis.
  • Draft baseline report for comment and feedback.
  • Recommendations for appropriate indicators and methods for program monitoring during implementation.
  • Presentation for stakeholders’ validation workshop, including on baseline methodology and findings.
  • Finding baseline report, including addressing inputs from the validation meeting workshop, participating UN agencies, the EU and other government and CSO stakeholders.
  • The report should be a minimum of 30 pages and a maximum of 40 pages in length excluding annexes.

  • Cleaned-up datasets, and any coding to evaluate data.
  • The lead consultant with support from the state-level consultants will ensure the overall quality, completeness & timeliness of the above stated deliverables.
  • SCHEDULE

    The team of consultants are expected to commence as soon as possible, for a total of 21 days. The consultants will provide an estimate timeline in their proposal for the evaluation start, key deliverables, field work and data collection and evaluation completion.

    NB : The lead consultants will be required to attend and present their findings at the one day National dissemination meeting in Abuja and assist the state-

    consultants in preparing for their state level dissemination meeting.

    RCO RECOURSE IN CASE OF UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE

    The RCO will reduce payments based on the amount of work submitted to satisfactory standard.

    All deliverables will have to be quality reviewed and approved or accepted by supervisor of this consultancy, before final payment is made.

    Criteria A

    Relevant experience and technical capacity

  • Experience in executing similar baseline assessments. (10 Points max)
  • Experience in Gender-based Violence. (10 Points max)
  • Experience with UN and other mutli-lateral & bilateral programs. (10 Points max)
  • Criteria B

    Proposed methodology, approach

  • To what extent does the proposer understand the task? (5 Points max)
  • Have the important aspect of the task been addressed in sufficient detail? (5 Points max)
  • Is the conceptual framework adopted appropriate for the task? (10 Points max)
  • Is the methodology / proposed sample assessment tools (preferably mix-method), including an appropriate sample size to undertake the baseline? (20 Points max)
  • Is the proposed tools relevant and adequate enough to undertake a detailed assessment of the evaluation? (10 Points max)
  • Criteria C

    Proposed implementation plan

  • Is the scope well defined and those it corresponds to the TOR? (10 max)
  • Is the presentation clear and in the sequence of activities and the planning logical, realistic and promise efficient implementation to the project. (10 max)
  • Competencies

  • The consultant will possess the following competencies;
  • Proven strong communication and technical writing skill
  • Knowledge of Nigeria’s UNDAF will be an asset
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • All-round understanding of UN’s mandate, programming and modus operandi;
  • Thorough knowledge of the Nigerian context.
  • Demonstrated methodological and research skills.
  • Analytical skills, communications abilities, teamwork.
  • Required Skills and Experience

    Academic Qualifications :

  • Post -graduate qualification in relevant fields (such as evaluation or relevant social sciences or related field, including laws, international relations, development studies and gender studies) with strong expertise in gender and ending VAWAG / HP.
  • E xperience :

  • At least seven years of proven experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Previous experiencing conducting KAPB surveys, baseline and / or prevalence study, government and sectorial capacity assessment, gender analysis and participatory research;
  • Professional experience in the area of programming for gender equality, SGBV and / or Human Rights research.
  • Language :

  • Fluency in English required;
  • Local language will be helpful.
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