Call for Expression of Interest: update existing data collection tools, collect baseline data, analyze and write Report for PASS Project


Norsaac is a pro-marginalized and policy influencing organization working for social transformation and enhanced living conditions of citizens. It works with networks of women, youth, children, excluded groups, and like-minded organizations to strengthen their agency to claim and exercise their rights. The organization connect its constituents to issues of; improved economic opportunities, health care delivery, better educational outcomes, peace and stable communities, and social protection in Ghana and the West African sub- Region.

Critically, the organization has in place relevant and up to date policies of international standards including; safe programming, gender and social inclusion, Child protection among others.

Promoting Adolescent Safe Spaces (PASS) Project in Northern Ghana 

Since 2016, UNICEF and UNFPA have been supporting partners like Norsaac to reach out to adolescent girls and boys with structured and sustained interventions to foster the emotional and social wellbeing to prevent and respond to child marriage and sexual and gender-based violence. However, not all of these programmes featured structured methodologies and tools to measure the changes in the knowledge, attitudes, practice and behaviours of girls and boys, as well as families within communities. Based on the lessons learnt, in 2019, such pre and post measurement methodologies and tools were developed by UNICEF, UNFPA, Norsaac and INGH to document outcome level change within the Promoting Adolescents Safe Spaces (PASS) Programme and same tools were used in 2020.

Norsaac has gotten an approval to extend the program within 3 Regions (Northern, North East and Savana Regions) and 6 Districts: Tolon, Kpandai, Bole, West Mamprusi, Tatale/Sanguli and Mamprugu Moagduri, covering a total of 30 Communities.

The overall Goal of the Project is to ensure that adolescent girls 10-19 at risk or affected by child marriage in programme areas are empowered with the relevant knowledge, skills and networks to build confidence, make informed decisions, express their voices, and access services and community support to prevent and respond to child marriage.

In order to achieve the goal, the below four (4) Outcome Areas will be pursued:

Outcome 1: Adolescent girls at risk of and affected by child marriage are better able to express and exercise their choices.

Outcome 2: Adolescent boys, families, traditional and religious leaders, community groups and other influencers demonstrate more gender-equitable attitudes and support for girls’ rights.

Outcome 3: Relevant sectoral systems deliver quality and cost-effective services to meet the needs of adolescent girls.

Outcome 4: Government and partners support the generation and use of robust data and evidence to inform policy and programming, track progress and document lessons.

The objectives of the baseline survey include the following:

  • Assess, prior to commencement of interventions, the level of social and emotional well-being and knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to child marriage and gender-based violence, child protection, ASRH  and skills (e.g. transferable skills, skills for economic empowerment) particularly for the most vulnerable adolescent girls beneficiaries of the PASS Safe space adolescent programme
  • Assess, prior to commencement of interventions, the current level of knowledge, attitudes and practices in terms of gender equality, value of the girl child, and support  for adolescent girls, including delaying marriage among adolescent boys, caregivers, community members and leaders, and service providers in PASS programme districts and communities

 

Scope of the Work     

Norsaac is seeking to hire the services of an external consultant to coordinate data collection, analysis and reporting of the baseline study, working under the supervision of Norsaac and its partner, UNICEF. The consultant is expected to study the data collection tools that were initially developed for the same purpose and suggest changes if needed as well as generate other tools to cover relevant stakeholders before the commencement of data collection. The study should employ both quantitative and qualitative methods.

The consultant will analyze the collected data and produce a draft report, which will be presented    to Norsaac and UNICEF, before producing a final report encompassing the comments and additions.

Deliverables and Responsibilities

Phase No. of days required Responsibility
Development and fine-tuning of existing tools 2 Consultant
Recruitment and training of Data Collectors 2 Consultant
Data collection 6 Consultant
Data analysis and reporting 6 Consultant

A final report will be produced after including the comments. Proposed date for the baseline to commence will be on 10th May, 2021 and Consultant is expected to commence analyses and reporting after data collection.

 

Profile of Consultant(s)

The consultant(s) should have the following qualifications/expertise:

  • Post graduate degree in political science, economics, business, law, or others as may be relevant
  • At least 10 years’ experience of carrying out research, programme baselines, mid and end of project evaluations
  • Proven background in areas of governance, human rights, gender, adolescent programming and participatory development programmes.
  • Knowledge of country and regional context
  • Experience of working with local communities and non-­‐governmental organizations.
  • Experience in the design and use of participatory methods for assessment and evaluation.
  • Excellent writing, editing, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Capacity to work with SPSS and Microsoft Excel

To Apply

 Application letters, completed technical  and financial  offers should be addressed  to the Executive Director, Norsaac     not   later    than   16th April, 2021 by 23:59 GMT.

All emails   should be submitted to  abako@norsaac.org  and  keep  hafsah@norsaac.org  and nancy@norsaac.org in copy.

Email submissions should include ‘Expression of Interest to Collect Data, Analyse and Write Report for PASS Baseline’ in the subject area.

The offer letter should contain:

  • A letter of interest addressed to the Executive Director
  • A Technical offer showing the interpretation of the TOR
  • A CV of the consultant or consultancy firm showing previous relevant experience
  • A detailed financial offer (expressed in Ghana Cedis indicating the cost required to undertake the work required)

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