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TERMS OF REFERENCE
KAP SURVEY CONSULTANT
Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice(KAP) Survey
Jos Mayath Administrative Area, GOK State
Length of Assignment
Oxfam Rumbek Programme Manager
BACKGROUND Oxfam has been working in South Sudan since 1983, with initial activities in emergency water supply and health supply services for refugees. In line with its global mandate, Oxfam delivers advocacy/campaigns, humanitarian and longer-term development interventions simultaneously. Oxfam is implementing Development Programme in Greater Lakes States. Oxfam has a strong approach of working with and through local partners and civil society organizations including women's groups and uses this integrated model of using partners and Line Ministries in all her interventions. Oxfam have been implementing project titled ‘Implementation of Health and Hygiene Promotion and Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS) activities in Rumbek Centre County, Western Lakes State, South Sudan’ with secured funding from Euroconsult Mott MacDonald: Water for Lakes Programme under the Water for People (Safe Water and Improved Sanitation) component. Oxfam has secured more funds for continuation with implementation in additional County in GOK State. As a result, we are seeking services of a consultant to undertake a Knowledge Attitude Practice (KAP) Survey. This survey is intended to provide an understanding of the communities’ level of knowledge gained through various capacity building interventions including the existing indigenous and traditional knowledge, the attitudes and the practices and how these influence the health and
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sanitation status in Mayat County. The survey results and recommendations will also help the health and sanitation stakeholders to design appropriate behavior change and communication interventions PURPOSE AND SCOPE The purpose of this TOR is to spell out the guidelines for the assignment that is aimed to carry out a study to assess the knowledge, attitudes and Practices of the Mayat County communities regarding hygiene and sanitation practices and give a multi-sectoral overview and relevant recommendations that will inform and guide in appropriate interventions in the area. The scope of the study for the KAP Survey will include, but will not be limited to: 1. Basic geographic and demographic information of project 2. Identification of sanitation systems (pit latrines, VIP latrines, etc.), existing water supply points/systems, existing health and hygiene practices and indicators. The focus shall be on data which will later be relevant for assessing the impact of the hygiene and sanitation promotion campaigns. 3. Respondents’ reasons behind building and appropriate use of latrines as faecal disposal process. 4. Community attitudes, behaviors and beliefs on key existing sanitation, health and hygiene practices including village water supply and sanitation infrastructure improvements. 5. Compile the findings, analysis and planning and submit the KAP report with clear aims and objectives (preferably in form of a log frame) of the subsequent health, sanitation and hygiene programme. 6. Recommend promotional materials on water supply, sanitation, health and hygiene systems which are suitable for local communities and schools.
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7. Knowledge on key/hygiene messages and practices and identifying existing/recommend sanitation and hygiene education and awareness materials for use in the villages. METHODOLOGY Using these Terms of Reference, the intending consultant will prepare a draft proposal on how they intend to conduct the survey. The consultant is expected to propose and design a suitable methodology for gathering information and delivering results. This is a social study and both qualitative and quantitative data will be generated. Main tasks of the consultant Submit a report which will include an interpretation of the tasks and methodologies which will be used in the KAP study; 1. Design the survey methodology, and develop comprehensive tools for data collection according to WASH best practice and Oxfam previous surveys. 2. Review appropriate documents (log frame, proposal, and other key documents) relevant to the survey. 3. Conduct KAP survey-Train data enumerators, ensure quality of data being collected 4. Undertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection 5. Organize adequate supervision and coordination of the survey teams in the field 6. Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey. 7. Presentation of preliminary findings to the present the findings to wider stakeholders in Rumbek Centre County and Directorate of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Ministry of Physical Infrastructure for validation as required. 8. Revise and submit a final copy of the survey report including recommendations to Oxfam.
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DELIVERABLES Deliverables under this consultancy will include the following: A detailed report showing how the consultant seeks to undertake the study. The report will include a clear methodology and data collection tools, analysis reporting details and a detailed work plan. Be present at during presentation of the KAP methodology and final findings A draft report detailing the survey findings and recommendations after completion of data collection activities in the field. A final report after completion of the field activities. The final report shall be submitted as scheduled to the Programme Manager, Oxfam in both electronic versions, MS Word, 2 printed hard copies and on a CD. DURATION AND TIME The entire assignment including preparation of the study tools and protocols, recruitment and training of data collectors, field work, analysis of data and report writing is estimated to 16 days. The exercise is expected to commence in mid November 2016. Proposed Time frame Proposed Activities No of days Inception report writing 1 Training of enumerators and pretesting of the tools 2 Data collection and entry 5 Presentation of key finding to the county stakeholders 1 Data analysis and drafting first draft report 4 Finalization of Report writing and submission 2 TOTAL 15
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TERMS OF PAYMENT Payment will be in accordance with detailed budget breakdown and to be determined by OXFAM in Consultation with Water for Lakes Programme Technical Advisory Team. Payments will be made in two installments, 30% upon signing of consultancy contract and 70% after submission and approval of final KAP report. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: This assignment requires a high level of skill, patience and motivation to accomplish within the stipulated time frame. The consultant will be required to devise appropriate strategies to generate as much information as required within the limited time. In addition, the consultant should be capable of working in difficult environment where security situation is unpredictable and with limited basic facilities and amenities. Degree in Public Health/WASH or other relevant technical areas. Advanced degree preferred. Experience with WASH /KAP surveys Excellent analytical and report writing skills. Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at the field Demonstrable ability at report writing and excellent communication skills Possession of strong oral and written communication skills in English, knowledge of local language will be an added advantage.
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How to apply Interested consultant(s) should send an Expression of Interest (EOI) which should contain technical and financial proposals including a cover letter, resumes and examples of similar previous assignments. The technical proposal should include consultants understanding of the TORs, methodology, work plan, and activity schedule. The financial report should include professional fees and other expenses required to undertake the survey. The EO1 should be emailed to [email protected] with copy to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] by the deadline of November 14, 2016 at 12:30pm. Please note that the above stated scope of assignment is not exclusive but subject to changes.