The Government of Nigeria has rolled out government-led social protection across the 33 states of the federation, which includes a poverty-targeted conditional cash transfer, school feeding programme, graduate empowerment scheme and job creation project (N-POWER)
The programme has been running for three years. CDGP has been providing support to the National Programme at federal level through CDGP staff seconded to the National Social Safety Nets Coordination Office (NASSCO).
However, despite this important increase in the supply of social protection on the part of government, it remains unclear exactly what the levels of understanding and awareness are among politicians, civil society and the general public regarding social protection.
It is against this backdrop, that it has become imperative to determine the general knowledge of government stakeholders, civil society groups and communities members, who all play a vital role in both the supply of, and demand for, inclusive and accountable social protection in Nigeria.
To determine the knowledge and attitudes relating to social protection among government stakeholders, civil society groups and the general public in the four CDGP Focal States (Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara).
Specific Objectives are :
Assess understanding of the basic definition and key concepts in social protection;
Assess awareness of specific government social protection programmes as well as the CDGP;
Assess experiences of accessing benefits of social protection programmes, including cash transfers
Identify attitudes towards different forms and design features of social protection programmes.
The Lead Consultant will engage 4 state Supervisors to lead and work in each state of Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara, while the Lead Consultant will work around the 4 states
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.
Work with the CDGP Staff to develop and finalize appropriate data collection tools for gathering information by use of CAPI (KOBO data kit)
Develop and translate data collection tool to the local language (Hausa Languages as identified necessary) for training purposes and for the community interviewers
Present the Methodology to the CDGP MEAL Coordinator and Head of MEAL at the Save the Children Country office, this includes determination of realistic sample size for the assessment
Hold preliminary discussions with National Programme Manager, M&E Coordinator and Social Protection Specialist on the CDGP programme overview and the reason for the assessment
Conduct Knowledge and Attitudes survey : Train data enumerators and supervisors in 2 Batches (1st Batch Kaduna and Zamfara, 2nd Batch Kano and Jigawa), conduct field data collection;
Key informant interviews, etc.; and ensure the quality of data
Undertake consultations with key stakeholders for relevant information
Process and analyze the data.
Present preliminary findings to the CDGP technical staff
Write and submit a draft report of the survey findings (per required format) to SCI for comments and feedback.
Revise and submit an electronic copy of the raw data and final report including recommendations within the agreed timeframe.
SCI Responsibilities :
Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk review
Provide Logistics for training and field work (This includes Flight travel and Road transport where necessary)
Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholders while in Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa and Zamfara
Identify and engage interviewer’s / data collectors in each state, with support of the state teams
Accommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancy for the lead consultant and 4 state supervisors
To gather data that will help determine knowledge and attitudes relating to social protection, the study will involve carrying out a survey to collect responses from politicians, civil servants, employees of civil society groups and members of the general public around the above topics
The survey will be conducted concurrently in the four CDGP supported states (Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa and Zamfara)
After consultation with the Save the Children team, a small number of qualitative key informant interviews may also be collected to help explain some of the results from the survey and go into greater depth on certain related questions.
Note : This consultancy involves travelling to the four focal states (Kaduna, Kano, Jigawa and Zamfara, so the Lead consultant is expected to have it in mind that the engagement will require moving around).
Min Required Experience :
Min Qualification : Masters
Desired Courses : Not Specified
Other Requirements : Education :
The lead Consultant should be educated at least to Master's level in a Social Science, Research Methods or related topic and have five years of work experience.
Work Experience :
Minimum of five years working experience in research, to include collection (and overseeing collection of) household survey data (ideally in relation to public attitudes and within the context of Northern Nigeria).
Experience in Northwest Nigeria context is desirable.
Strong analytical skills and research experience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
Proven leadership and coordination skills.
Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, digital data gathering devices. Excellent writing and document presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
A good grounding in the topic of social protection and latest developments in Nigeria is important.
Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of local language is an added advantage.
17th December, 2019.