5 Jan 2017

TERMS OF REFERENCE TO CONDUCT KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) SURVEY ON INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING (IYCF) AND WASH and SET A BASELINE FOR PROJECT HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

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TERMS OF REFERENCE TO CONDUCT KNOWLEDGE ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE (KAP) SURVEY ON INFANT AND YOUNG CHILD FEEDING (IYCF) AND WASH and SET A BASELINE FOR PROJECT HEALTH INTERVENTIONS

1.0 BACKGROUND

For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries. We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision in a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Save the Children is an organization for talented people with different backgrounds and perspectives. We are proud that our people are representative of the children we work with and we thrive on our diversity. We are an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, and Collaboration. Our culture is embedded in these values, along with a strong commitment to our Child Safeguarding Protocol, ensuring that all representatives of Save the Children demonstrate the highest standards of behavior towards children both in their private and professional lives.

The East African Regional Office is responsible for 8 countries in East Africa, including Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia, with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff, and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year.

Save the Children has been working in Somalia/Somaliland for over 40 years. Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland country office is implementing an integrated humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations in Shabelle IDP camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. The purpose of this project is that Internally Displaced People in Somalia have access to life-saving assistance and to basic social infrastructure in communities affected by protracted crisis Somalia/Somaliland through community-based and integrated nutrition, Health FSL and WASH interventions. The action aims to achieve four key result areas: 1) Increased access to interventions aimed at preventing, identifying and treating severe and moderate acute malnutrition among children and PLW. 2) Increased access to essential package of health services, maternal health services, and improved quality of care for targeted IDPs; 3) Reduced prevalence of Water and Sanitation Related Diseases (WSRD) in IDPs, and 4) Targeted IDP households have increased income and access to emergency shelter and non-food items Improved capacity of vulnerable households to meet their essential food and non-food needs, and 5) Targeted newly arriving households have increased access to shelter and non-food items. Through this action, SC intends to reach a total of 24000 direct beneficiaries, of which 68% are children under 5. The project financed by The project financed by European Commission – Federal Foreign Office Strategy for Humanitarian Assistance, Federal Foreign Office  Funding Policy – FFO

This study is therefore planned to document the knowledge attitude and practice of key Infant and Young Child Feeding and WASH indicators in the target IDPs. The findings will be used to make decisions to improve child nutrition and care practices in the community. The findings will also help Save the Children improve accountability to project beneficiaries particularly children.

2.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE SURVEY

Main objectives: 

  1. To find out the per (%) proportion of infants 0– months of age who were fed exclusively breast milk during the previous day
  1. To find out the percent (%) people that can demonstrate satisfactory health and hygiene knowledge and practices
  2. To assess the percent (%) reduction in coping strategy index among targeted vulnerable households

Specific objectives

  1. Assess the current community’s knowledge, attitude, practice and beliefs regarding IYCF, water, sanitation and hygiene.
  2. To assess the level of knowledge and skills in delivering key IYCF messages and Identify IYCF issues to be addressed.
  3. To assess the overall community promotion approach and knowledge and skills of community promoters.
  4. Identify barriers to uptake of promoted IYCF and key health, hygiene and sanitation practices
  5. Establish existing gaps in water, sanitation and hygiene facilities and services in all OTP and TSFP centers in both regions with a view of supporting improvement of the facilities and services and compare the change from the baseline.
  6. To assess community ownership of the constructed WASH facilities and their willingness/ability to maintain them.
  7. Integration made by the project within project results and with the other ongoing projects in the respective target areas.
  8. Establish the prevailing health and contributing social conditions, nutrition prevalence and health problems including diseases affecting youth, women and girls, infants and children under the age of five within each of the targeted districts.

3.0 METHODOLOGY

The survey will combine quantitative and qualitative methods. A structured questionnaire will be administered randomly at household level in the target areas. Respondents in each household will be asked about water, sanitation and hygiene. Mothers in each randomly selected household will be asked about IYCF. The questionnaires will be supplemented by observations of homestead surroundings to ascertain the recorded practices and through focus group discussions with women of child bearing age, grandmothers and Traditional birth attendants as well as group of men on IYCF practice will be conducted. Another questionnaire will be applied to care takers of children under five in OTP at each OTP sites to ass the knowledge related to IYCF.

Data collection

The nutrition and WASH program have tools that have been used for KAP surveys. These tools will be used with modifications as necessary with approval of the relevant technical lead. The data for this survey will be collected by enumerators who will be supervised by the consultant. SC staff will be responsible for coordination of the survey and making all the logistical arrangements for data collection

4.0 Deliverables

  1. Inception report outlining the sampling methodology and an activity plan and proposed reporting structure (that will be approved by SC before data collection starts)
  2. Develop survey protocol and data collection tools and share with the technical team for review before adoption
  3. Comprehensive survey report (30 pages) with practical recommendations based on the finding plus summary report of no more than six pages. The report should segregate the findings into areas, however, the summary page should show the compiled findings.
  4. Complete data set
  5. Presentation of the survey findings at field in Mogadishu for SCI and relevant partners.

5.0 Time frame

The survey will be conducted in 15 days starting third week of January, 2017.

6.0 Qualifications

  • The consultant should have a master’s Degree in Public Health/Nutrition or Medical Anthropology or eight(8) year of experience in the public health field
  • Extensive experience in health program preferably in nutrition and WASH research demonstrated by assignments conducted
  • Experience in undertaking KAP surveys
  • Knowledge of the socio-economic and health development issues in relation to Somalia is desired.
  • Somali nationality that holds a Somali passport or a consulting firm/team that has competent Somali nationals preferably in the south central.

      Payment details

 Payment will be in accordance with a detailed budget breakdown as submitted with the proposal, and invoices will be expected from the consultant prior to payment

      Application Process

The consultant is expected to submit the following documents which will form part of the    preselection recruitment process:-

  1. Technical proposal, outlining the methodologies and tools to be used and Budget Summary.
  2. Proven samples of the previous similar work with INGOs and UN agencies preferably central south of Somalia
  3. Reference – At least two credible referees.
  1. The applications deadline is on 19 January 2017 at 4:00pm.

Address the necessary documents to this email (CSS.LOGISTICS@savethechildren.org), and please make sure you subject to the above TOR title



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