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Organisation: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
e.V.
Project Name:
Baseline survey of the project “Enhance access to and quality of health,
nutrition and WASH services for people affected by the South Sudan crisis in
South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.”
Duty Station: South
Sudan, Kenya and Uganda
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
e.V. (www.thejohanniter.org) is a German Christian non-governmental organ-isation,
dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social
service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The
Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International
Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, develop-ment
co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting mostly health
projects world-wide.
The refugee crisis
in South Sudan currently remains the fastest growing and largest refugee
situation on the African continent and the third largest refugee crisis in the
world. More than a third of the estimated 12 million inhabitants of South Sudan
have been displaced and more than half of the population is affected by the
crisis . Within the country, there are nearly two million IDPs in urgent
humanitarian need, while outside the country there are now nearly 2.4 million
South Sudanese refugees, with Uganda still the largest receiving country,
followed by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the
Central African Republic
Purpose, Objectives and Use
The purpose of this
consultancy is to conduct the baseline data collection as defined hereunder of
the project. It is expected that this baseline data collection and review will
interrogate the implementation methodologies geared towards establishing the
following:
·       
Improved
utilization of health, nutrition and WASH services by pregnant and lactating
women, children and other vulnerable people in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda by
2023.
·       
The
Baseline will seek to collect baseline data on the indicators which will guide
achieving the above mentioned specific goal of the project, as defined in the
project proposal (will
·       
be made
available to consultant).
Key data to be collected for the baseline include:
Data related to the
below indicators will be collected/ included in the baseline.
       
Number
of health consultations provided for beneficiaries
       
Proportion
of children under 5 years presenting with malaria who have received effective
malaria treatment within 24 hours of onset of their symptoms.
       
Proportion
of children exclusively breastfed until 6 months of age in the target area.
       
Prevalence
rate GAM (MAM and SAM) in children under 5.
       
Prevalence
of diarrhea in children under 5
·       
Output
level:
       
% of
identified GBV survivors referred to treatment Centers for medical and
psychosocial care
       
Number
of health referrals (from community to health facilities)
       
Number
of healthcare consultations
       
Number
of women who attended ANC visits (New and re-visits)
       
% of HH
in the target area with basic knowledge on gender based violence
       
% of
persons identified with mental illnesses receiving psychosocial care
(counselling and play/sport activities)

       
% of
5>

       
Cure
rate (%) of children with severe acute malnutrition with medical complications
admitted at the Stabilization Center
       
% of
malnourished children (SAM) who have recovered following treatment.
       
Proportion
mothers who are aware about new-born early initiation of breastfeeding
       
% of
households in the target area with access to safe, clean and sufficient
quantity of water
       
% HH
with 2 water containers (as per SPHERE Standard)
       
% of
households in the target area who know at least three critical times for hand
washing
       
Number
of staff trained
The above baseline
data should be sub aggregated into host community data and refugees’ data,
disaggregated by sex, age and disability and should allow for comparison with
the end line report data.
The purpose of this
baseline study will be to provide an information base against which to monitor
and assess an intervention’s progress and effectiveness during implementation
and after it is completed. The data collected will form a basis against which
the degree and quality of change during an intervention’s implementation will
be measured. Therefore some data might be available from the secondary sources
but will be included in the baseline to form the baseline against which the end
line will be measured/ compared.
Scope of Work: The baseline study will take a sample of community members and other
stakeholders from the above-mentioned locations. The assignment shall generally
be divided in the following summary steps;
·       
Developing
data collection tools based on the indicators and information needed.
·       
Defining
the sample size households and individuals from the population targeted on this
data collection
·       
Oversee
remotely (no travel in-countries possible/ planned) the pre-testing and overall
data collection
·       
Consolidate
and analyze the data collected
·       
Produce
draft and final reports for this assignment
Duration of the baseline: The baseline study shall be undertaken in the months of August and
September 2020.
Methodology: The
consultant is expected to propose scientifically, culturally and socially
appropriate approaches that will be used to answer the questions raised in this
ToR.
Mainly quantitative
approach should be used as well as primary and secondary data in analysing the
baseline survey findings. Additional propositions to be determined by the
consultant and discussed before contracting to form part of this ToR. The
consultant must demonstrate ability to remotely manage the survey by providing
details of the process including the tools to be developed, formats and method
Therefore to achieve
this the consultant is expected to:
·       
Develop
the primary and secondary data collection tools that will be used to collect
information related to the above indicators
·       
Clarify
the population(households/ individuals) sample for each indicator from which
the sampling shall be done to ensure statistical representative of the results
·       
Provide
oversight of the data collection process to the teams in the field in all three
countries via remote management.
·       
Undertake
data analysis from the three countries
·       
Validation
and sharing workshop. The baseline findings should be validated through
workshop among key staff of the JOHANNITER, partner NGO staff, and any other
stakeholder.
·       
Make a
draft report based on findings and final report writing based on the feedbacks
from JOHANNITER team.
The baseline
evaluation study shall be conducted in August ending September 2020. However,
due to COVID-19 restrictions some activities will be done simultaneously as
data collection may happen concurrently in all the three countries, as the
consultant will be based possibly in one of the countries or elsewhere but
guiding the activity remotely. Each country will have a team locally at project
sites led by in country M&E officers who will do the selection of enumerators,
training and data collection. Note that there is a possibility that the
assignment shall be conducted simultaneously for Uganda and Kenya, while the
data collection process in South Sudan will happen slightly later. But in
either scenario data from the three countries will form one final report.
The assignment is
expected to include:
·       
Inception
meeting
·       
Secondary
data collection and review of desk documents.
·       
Data
collection tools, methodology and sampling development.
·       
Remotely
pre-test through the country teams
·       
Oversee
remotely the data collection
·       
Consolidate
and analyse data
·       
Produce
final report
The consultant is
responsible to define the numbers of days required for the whole exercise in
his/her proposal and possibly discussed later with Johanniter.
Each country M&E
team will be in-charge of running the pre-testing and eventual data collection
with guidance of the consultant as explained above.
In Kenya, the tools,
once developed, need to be approved by UNHCR, which may take 2 weeks. This
implies that there might be some days break in-between the various phases of
the assignment. Also final questionnaire will incorporate the feedback from
UNHCR in Kakuma after their reviews especially on data related to Kenyan
indicators. But changes shall be integrated possibly for all 3 countries to
maintain uniformity for common indicators.
The baseline study
shall be undertaken within the following phases.
·       
An
inception meeting with the consultant with the JOHANNITER and possibly partners
to familiarize the parties with each other.
·       
Submission
of inception report
·       
Tools
development; the consultant shall prepare the necessary tools for the study and
submit them to the JOHANNITER and partners for review.
·       
Secondary
data collection of relevant data through physical or online reviewing of the
respective resources by the consultant
·       
Primary
data collection by the data collection teams in the three countries with online
consultant guide / support to fields teams in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda.
This shall focus on the refugees, host communities, government authorities and
JOHANNITER/partner staff.
·       
Analysis
of data and report writing by the consultant.
·       
Submission
of the draft report to JOHANNITER and partners by the consultant for reviews
and feedback.
·       
Final
report submission to JOHANNITER and partners by the consultant.
The deliverables
shall include;
·       
Inception
report
·       
Data
collection tools, methodology and sampling
·       
Report
on the pre-testing
·       
Data set
of all data collected
·       
Final
report in English language
·       
The
consultant will provide the electronic version of the draft report, the
electronic version of the final report and annexes in Word Format soft copy and
four hard copies to JOHANNITER.
Expert Profile of the Evaluation Team
The independent
consultant/consultancy firm must demonstrate its experience and expertise on:
·       
Experience
in Monitoring and Evaluation.
·       
Over 7
years’ proven experience of undertaking project data collection and analysis
for baselines/end-lines with technically sound understanding of WASH, health
and nutrition data.
·       
Experience
with Germany Government -funded projects is an advantage.
·       
Understanding
of political, social and cultural context in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda is
essential.
·       
Have an
eye for details.
·       
Experience
in Nutrition and Health in emergency and development interventions especially
in Project Cycle Management/ Monitoring and Evaluation.
·       
Sectoral
expertise, contextual knowledge of Western Bahr el Ghazal, Wau and Jur River
Counties in South Sudan, Kalobeyei and in Turkana Kenyaand Palorinya and Rhino
camp Refugee Settlements in North-Western Uganda is an added advantage.
·       
Have
skills to remotely manage a data collection team, which he/she will constitute,
avail and shall be responsible for analysis.
Management of the Evaluation
·       
JOHANNITER-Uganda
shall prepare a contract that the consultant shall sign to commit him/herself;
the consultant shall be answerable to the JOHANNITER team. The Head of Mission
in Uganda shall represent JOHANNITER.
·       
The
consultant shall be responsible for execution of the data collection analysis,
report generation and submission.
·       
The
consultant shall work closely with the JOHANNITER/partners who will constitute
a data collection team.
·       
JOHANNITER
and partners shall be responsible for the day-to-day field management and all
field costs associated with the exercise. All field costs shall not be included
in consultant’s bid.
·       
The
JOHANNITER/partners will provide that the logistical arrangements related to
the baseline study. These include vehicle for transport in the field,
JOHANNITER/Partners will facilitate access to all required homes/sites and
government officials for any requested data/ information by the consultant.
·       
All
supervision and oversight of the baseline exercise shall be done remotely by
the consultant
·       
Documents
available upon request
·       
Introductory
project documents
·       
Structure
of the baseline study report
·       
The
project Log-frame
·       
Indicator
sheets
If interested submit
the following to the email contact; hr.uganda@thejohanniter.org and the
deadline for submission is 15th August 2020.
·       
A
technical proposal
·       
A
financial proposal,
·       
The
detailed CV of the consultant(s) who will be involved on the baseline
·       
Profile
of the consultancy firm if it’s not an individual consultant.
Deadline: 15th August 2020


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