Consultancy: KAP Survey on landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW)

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Employer: DRC
Job Title: Consultancy: KAP Survey on landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW)
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Somalia
Category: Other
Description:

1. Background and context

DRC has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a human rights framework, the DRC East Africa and Yemen (EAY) operation focuses mainly on people who are affected by displacement, including refugees, internally displaced and migrants in Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Uganda, Tanzania and Yemen. The EAY Regional office also supports non-operational initiatives, focusing on mixed migration issues, civil society engagement, and advocacy and policy initiatives related to displacement.

DRC/DDG is among the INGOs with the largest presence in Somalia, with initiatives in all Federal Member States. Because we are there, DRC/DDG is able to respond rapidly and flexibly to recurrent crises and the needs of Somalis who are affected by humanitarian crises. DRC/DDG supports refugees, migrants, internally displaced populations and other persons affected by crises in both urban and rural settings. DRC/DDG implements activities in Somalia in the following sectors: WASH, Shelter and Non Food Items (NFIs), Protection, Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction (AVR).

As part of the “Promoting Durable Solutions through Integrated Return, Reintegration and Resilience Support to Somali Displacement-Affected Populations” project funded by DANIDA, DDG will work to support displacement-affected communities to reduce risk of being victims of explosive remnants of war (ERW) or unexploded ordnance (UXO). In addition, DDG is also implementing an additional DANIDA funded project focused on raising awareness of ERW’s and UXO’s in four locations in Somalia and building comprehensive Mine Risk Education programs to educate peri-urban populations in South Central Somalia on how to avoid, report, and stay safe in high risk areas.

2. Purpose

The objective of the KAP survey is to provide information at the local level on knowledge, attitudes and practices people have towards landmines and Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) to identify critical needs for risk education according to geographic areas and target groups. More specifically, the KAP survey aimed at understanding the humanitarian impact of landmines/ERW and to identify gaps in risk education among displacement-affected communities in Baidoa, Dollow, Kismayo and Mogadishu.

By undertaking a KAP survey and having a throughout analysis of the results and recommendations, DDG expects to deliver a more targeted support, and be able to adjust approaches and interventions according to the needs of the population and provide recommendations towards the sustainability as well as to expand the knowledge base in Somalia and improve the long-term effectiveness of Mine Risk Education (MRE) intervention initiatives.

The specific objectives of this survey are:

  • To measure (a) knowledge of children and their families (b) attitudes to the problem, and (c) practices, in terms of their stated behaviour towards explosive hazards;
  • To better understand the socio-cultural and socioeconomic factors that influence the risk-taking behaviour of those living in affected communities;
  • To produce recommendations for tailored and appropriate risk education methodologies and messages for different demographics of the target population
  • To establish a baseline against which DRC/DDG can measure the results of risk education
  • To support evidence-based programming for MRE interventions in Somalia.

At a strategic level the KAP survey results will also contribute to stabilisation and the provision of humanitarian assistance in South-Central Somalia by helping to ensure at-risk groups i) have the knowledge and skills to protect themselves from landmines/ERW.

3. Responsibilities

3.1 Methodology :

The final methodology (including sampling) should be developed by the consultant, but it is encouraged that KAP survey be a cross-analysis of secondary data and primary data collected through mix-method research (qualitative and quantitative).

The consultant/s will review existing project documents. On this basis, the consultant/s will refine and finalise:

  • The survey protocol;
  • The data collection tools;
  • Set the data entry form;
  • Coordinate the translation of the tools from English to Somali;
  • Prepare the enumerators training and materials;
  • Gather and analyse secondary data;
  • Define a detailed working plan including the list of stakeholders to meet during field phase

These elements will be combined in an inception report before moving to the field phase of data collection.

The technical feedback on the tools and outcome will be delivered by DDG Somalia Programme Manager, DDG Somalia Head of Programmes and the relevant Technical Advisors.

3.2 Target groups :

The target groups of this study are displacement-affected communities in Baidoa, Dollow, Mogadishu and Kismayo. By displacement-affected communities we are including IDPs, returnees, refugees and host communities, so disaggregation by sex, age and displacement status is paramount in this analysis.

3.3 Scope of the Study :

This study should focus on the following areas:-

· Existing knowledge and knowledge gaps on landmines/ERW and on risk-taking behaviour towards landmines/ERW

· Attitudes towards mines/ERW

· Practices that influence risk-taking behaviour

· Existing MRE messages and materials

3.4 Key tasks

· Develop an appropriate methodology for this KAP survey.

· Conduct preliminary research and literature review (DRC/DDG will provide some of the existing tools).

· Develop data collection tools.

· Draft an inception report.

· Field test and collect appropriate data;

· Develop a draft report

· Consolidate report after feedback

3.5 Key deliverables/outputs

· An inception report in English, inclusive of all proposed tools to be introduced at the end of the desk phase. The inception report will have to be validated prior the data collection stage. This includes the final KAP Protocol including all the data collection tools.

· A Preliminary report (in English) with the analysis of the data collected.

· A Final Report (50-pages maximum) in English within 1 week after receiving feedback from the DDG Somalia team.

The final report should be divided into the following sections:

  • Executive summary of KAP findings;
  • Introduction to the context;
  • KAP survey methodology, including selection and sampling methods, and explain any constraints and challenges encountered, and strategies used to overcome them;
  • Detailed key findings and conclusions;
  • Recommendations;
  • Annex – all data collection tools;

4. DRC’s responsibilities

DRC/DDG will:

  • Provide ongoing security advice and support as necessary for travel to field site.
  • Facilitate engagement with key stakeholders,
  • Provide all necessary project documents.
  • Provide existing materials.

5. Reporting Arrangements

The consultant will report to DDG’s Somalia Programme Manager and the DDG EOD Technical Advisor.

6. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT

The consultancy is expected to take 10 weeks ;The consultancy is expected to start as soon as possible.

7. EXPECTED PROFILE OF CONSULTANT

· Previous experience developing KAP Surveys

· Extensive experience with mixed method research

· Proven strong analytical skills

· Proven data collection skills in Baidoa, Dollow, Mogadishu and Kismayo

· Willingness and ability to travel to throughout Somalia

· Good communication skills, including report writing in English

8. TERMS & CONDITIONS

The consultant must abide by all of DRC/DDG’s standard procedures, including the Code of Conduct and confidentiality policies.

The consultant shall not assign this contract or subcontract any portion of it without the DRC’s prior written consent.

All data and information collected, and any reports, as well as the methodology of the study will be the property of DRC/DDG.

9. GENERAL

DRC/DDG has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.DRC/DDG.dk/HAF.4265.0.html).

HOW TO APPLY:

10. APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested applicants who meet the required profile and methodology are invited to submit an expression of interest including:

  • A suitability statement including CV of participating consultants with details of qualifications and experience.
  • Technical proposal that summarizes understanding of the TOR, methodology and tools to be used.
  • Work-plan clearly indicating the activity schedule.
  • Financial proposal providing cost estimates and consultancy fees.
  • Contacts of three organizations that have recently contracted you to carry out similar assignment.

Interested parties should forward the expression of interest, in English on this link: http://www.drc.dk under vacancies no later than 11th July 2018. If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.dk The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

 
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