WASH Programme Consultant for Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Survey

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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In 2014, UNICEF made a contract with a Survey and Research agency to conduct a Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) study in 4 selected Townships: Myaing, Pauk, Nahtogyi and Wetlet, to determine the baseline data, behavioral norms and patterns and monitor progress in water, sanitation and hygiene for the DFID project named “Accelerating Sanitation, Hygiene and Water for All Off-Track Countries”.

Subsequently, with the support of DFID funding, UNICEF is implementing a WASH programme in Myaing, Wetlet, Nahtogyi and Pauk townships of dry zone:  The programme included installation of community managed household water supply systems in 110 villages and promotion of sanitation and hygiene promotion in 215 villages. The sanitation and hygiene promotion components were integrated in community-led total sanitation (CLTS) to ensure a comprehensive approach and thus UNICEF’s implementing partners (mainly local NGOs) have completed this initiative in 4 Townships. The project has gone well: 143 out of 215 villages (67%) have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) communities, 159,572 people have gained access to sanitary latrines and 198,422 people were reached with CLTS approach and 4 Clean approach (clean hands, clean water, clean toilet and clean food).

The project was completed in end of September 2016. As per commitment with DFID, UNICEF has contracted an international research company to conduct a KAP end line survey in Myaing, Pauk, Wetlet and Nahtogyi townships from August 2016 to February 2017.  The company conducted field data collection together with a local research company and prepared the study report. However, the final report mainly analysis and presentation was not satisfactory.  UNICEF provided comments and suggested to improve the final report.  However, the final report was not satisfactory. Therefore WASH team in consultation with C4D, Evaluation Specialist, and Supply Unit decided to do not accept the final report and look for professional consultant who can re-analyse the data and information, and produce report. 

The proposed consultancy will be individual consultancy; this can be international or national but that person will be home based or in Yangon but regular meetings and exchange between UNICEF and consultant will have to be done during the assignment period.

Objectives of the consultancy:

To support UNICEF WASH team to finalize the KAP 2016 report with below specific tasks:

  • Review the raw data from the 2016 KAP survey and carry out the literatures (or) desk review regarding KAP on WASH as necessary
  • Review the final draft KAP survey 2016 report
  • Re-write KAP survey report highlighting key findings in the areas being assessed, making comparisons with previous KAP if and where possible and providing recommendations for future programming.

Assignment Tasks & Expected Deliverables:

Task 1: Review draft KAP survey report together with data set both for qualitative and quantitative as provided by UNICEF Myanmar 

  • Review draft KAP survey report and any other pertinent documents related to WASH as recommended by UNICEF
  • Review the raw data (qualitative and quantitative) that informed the KAP report
  • Draft revised KAP report with key findings and recommendations for future programming
  • Amend draft KAP report as per UNICEF’s feedback
  • Present draft report to UNICEF

Expected Deliverables

  • Action plan for completion of assignment shared
  • Key findings & suggestion for improvement of the draft KAP report presented
  • Field data and other information reviewed and collected
  • 1st revised KAP report shared with UNICEF technical team for feedback 

Task 2: Reporting

  • Modify, adjust and edit draft report based on feedback
  • Present final report

Expected Deliverables:

  • Final PowerPoint presentation of findings and recommendations
  • Final KAP report after consolidation of all feedback shared with UNICEF

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

The individual consultant must have demonstrated experience in conducting social science research and have a good reputation for rigor in design of the study, data collection techniques and analysis.

1.   Education

  • Advanced university degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the following areas: Public Health, Social Science, anthropology, social policy, health education or a related field combined with relevant experience
  • Experience and expertise in social research
  • Additional training in Health Education or Communication for Development (Programme Communication), an asset.

2.   Work Experience

  • At least 5 years professional experience conducting social research. Demonstrated experience in behaviour change communication research is considered an asset
  • Knowledge of the Myanmar WASH sector policy, guidelines and strategies.
  • Familiar with CLTS approach and other participatory approaches for WASH intervention
  • Familiar with the current developments, research, and best practices and global in development of investment rural water strategy.
  • Field work experience and working experience in the region.
  • Experience of working in Myanmar or the South East Asian context is a plus
  • Prior experience within UNICEF/UN context a plus
  • Language requirements: Fluency in good English and fluent Myanmar language skills is an asset

Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form. 

Download File TOR- WASH Programme Consultant for Individual Finalization of KAP Survey Endline.docx Download File EOI_Finalization of KAP endline survey report.doc

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Opening Date Mon Mar 05 2018 03:30:00 GMT+0100 (CET) Myanmar Standard Time
Closing Date Mon Mar 12 2018 18:25:00 GMT+0100 (CET)