Baseline Consultant at Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM)

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. CBM works in partnership with local civil society organizations’, communities, government and in alliance with international organizations in Africa and the rest of the world.We are recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Title: Baseline ConsultantLocation: NigeriaBackground of ProjectThe project aims to improve the health and resilience of vulnerable communities in the North-Eastern States of Nigeria affected by the Boko Haram crisis.In particular, the project plans to support and strengthen inclusive Health and WASH services as well as inclusive humanitarian response in the targeted communities in a continuum with the previous emergency intervention which took place during the acute phase of the crisis.A growing number of IDP returnees are leaving the IDP camps or their host communities, and are heading back to their original communities where essential health and WASH services have collapsed.The project plans not only to re-establish a basic provision of health and WASH services in targeted communities but also to ensure that such services – as well as in general the whole humanitarian response - are fully inclusive of all vulnerable groups and in particular of persons with disabilities.Baseline Study Objectives:The purpose is to conduct a baseline assessment for the project on current situation of infrastructure (health facilities/services, boreholes) and the uptake of eye health, mental health and WASH services across selected settlements/communities in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. This is to establish baseline parameters for the BMZ Transitional Aid project.The specific objectives for this assignment will be:To assess access to quality and inclusive health services (eye health and mental health services) in CBM target communities including availability of equipment and infrastructureTo assess access to disability inclusive WASH services in target communitiesTo assess the knowledge and awareness, attitudes and practices of target communities on WASHTo assess the level of inclusion of persons with disabilities by civil society and political actors and their participation in their activities in the target communitiesScope and intended use:The baseline is intended for the project team, community members and stakeholders (government, non-government, etc) as well as CSOs to understand the current situation and gaps for improving the lives of commuity members and their families.Specific Responsibilities of ConsultantThe Consultant shall:Conduct a literature review with a view to develop data collection tools for the evaluationDevelop evaluation protocols and take the lead in executing baseline evaluation using agreed methodology and data collection toolsParticipate in the training of research assistants/enumerators who will be saddled with the responsibility of collecting dataParticipate in and supervise data collection and conduct quality assurance of the data collection process.Conduct data management of collected data and submit draft report to CBM.Present findings to CBM, its partners and other stakeholders for validation and feedbackCompile baseline evaluation report, taking into account feedback from presentations and submit three bound copies, data collection materials, a soft copy of the report and analysis outputs.MethodologyThe baseline will adopt a flexible approach to data collection which may include the use of qualitative and quantitative methods. Other methods could include; desk review of all relevant documents concerning the project (project documents, reports etc.), focus group discussions, one-on-one interviews to gather relevant information across various stakeholders at various levels. At the conclusion of the field work, the consultant will analyse the data and produce the baseline report with recommendations.Key Deliverables:An Inception Report in English submitted electronically. This report should clearly outline the approach (sampling framework, data collection strategy, methodologies, evaluation ethics process, quality assurance process etc.)Soft copy of baseline report that is clear, simple, concise and free of jargons, with main body not exceeding 30 pages (inclusive of executive summary and recommendations). Technical details should be confined to appendices, which should also include a list of key informants, number of FGD sessions and the evaluation team’s work schedule.Presentation of baseline study findings to key stakeholders.Soft copy of primary quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and description of the process of development of the toolsSoft copy of fully “cleaned” datasets of all collected data in two formats; xls and SPSS or STATA format. 

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