National Consultant (Principal Investigator) – Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study at Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM)

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM), is a Christian international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world irrespective of race, gender or religious belief.We are hereby inviting reputable research organizations and or suitably qualified research fellows for the position below:Job Title: National Consultant (Principal Investigator) - Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) StudyLocation: NigeriaBackgroundSeeing is Believing (SiB) is managed by a consortium comprising of Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) International and Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI).The project seeks to improve access to comprehensive eye health services for children. The project will address the avoidable, preventable and treatable causes of blindness and visual impairment among children aged 0-14 in selected states of Nigeria.Equal access to both male and female, as well as people with other disability will also be ensured on the project.The components of the project include; Promotion, Prevention, Medical and Rehabilitation/Education.SiB is being implemented in 11 States, across 4 geopolitical zones in the country, with each zone referred to as a cluster– Cluster 1 (South-West- Oyo, Osun, Ogun); Cluster 2 (North-Central- FCT, Nasarawa, Plateau); Cluster 3 (North-West- Kano, Katsina and Jigawa); and Cluster 4 (South-South- Cross Rivers and Akwa-Ibom).Proposed SiB KAP StudySeeing is Believing (SiB) is now inviting reputable research organizations and or suitably qualified research fellows who wish to participate in the proposed SiB KAP study to apply.Organizations should endeavor to enclose their profile and capability statement detailing their past experience in undertaking similar studies while individuals should enclose their CV and suitability statement describing their qualifications and experience in the field of qualitative and quantitative research study.The survey will be conducted over a period of eight (8) weeks. From July 5 to August 30, 2017.Aims and ObjectivesThe primary aim of this KAP study is to examine the knowledge, attitude and practice of various stakeholders including policy makers, traditional and religious leaders, community members and health care providers towards Child Eye health (CEH).MethodologyThis survey will be conducted using a combination of both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.Scope of WorkIn order to achieve the study objectives as stated above, the successful candidate, together with the study team will accomplish tasks as outlined below:Develop research protocolConduct desk reviewDevelop data collection tools, field test and finalize toolsTrain local enumerators, FGD moderators and note takersCarry out field work for data collectionConduct analysisWrite reportJob DescriptionFor the purpose of this survey, a consultant with proven expertise in qualitative and quantitative studies will be contracted on a short-term engagement to act as the Principal Investigator who will lead the study.The SiB Programme Director (PD) will provide oversight and technical guidance to the study, drawing support from the representative of the Country Office to ensure that the entire process is of the highest quality.Specific TasksThe consultant shall, in consultation with SiB/CBM team members, oversee the implementation of the study in the four clusters and the FCT, including the following tasks:Development, pre-test, review and finalization of study toolsOversee the data collection in the states.Guide note taking and recording of discussion and interviewGuide the transcription of FGDs notesConduct analysis of findings of both the quantitative and qualitative data using data analysis software (SPSS and ATLAS ti 8.0) in conjunction with the data analyst.Prepare and submit a draft report of the study, revise and finalize the quantitative and qualitative report and submit an acceptable report to the SiB/CBM Programme. 

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