KAP Survey Consultant

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: KAP Survey Consultant Ref No: 190000AJLocation: Maiduguri, Borno BackgroundSave the Children has been working in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives.  Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing on child survival, education and protecting children in both development and humanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save the Children among one of the first responders to the conflict.The ongoing conflict in the North East continues to increase population displacements, poor sanitation, hygiene, poor access to safe water supplies, restrict income-generating opportunities, limit trade flows and escalate food prices. As a result of the reduced food availability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line with crisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people in Phase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).In Borno state, as in overall Northern Nigeria, IYCF practices were extremely poor prior to the conflict and the challenges to exclusive breastfeeding and optimal IYCF-E practices faced due to displacement and strain from the conflict are significantly contributing to malnutrition in children under two years. In addition to making treatment available for children under five with SAM, there is an urgent need to prevent and reduce malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach. This approach includes improving IYCF practices, improving water quality, improving sanitation and hygiene practices and ensuring that children are well protected and have access to various services in target communities.General ObjectiveTo determine knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of IYCF practices, risks associated with practices pertaining to water, sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their families affected by conflict in targeted LGAs in Borno state, Nigeria.Specific Objectives:To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices on Maternal Infant and Young Child feeding practices/ nutrition in the targeted LGAsTo identify key actors of change and/or influential community leaders and recommend approaches to include them in programme designs.To provide additional qualitative information on the choice of practices/ behaviours (through focus group discussions, Key Informant Interview, transect walks etc)To determine community knowledge and awareness on existing nutrition interventions.To recommend key simple, practical and achievable interventions that will address the identified issues to ensure appropriate practices.To determine the attitude and practice of people on water treatment and storageTo determine the knowledge and awareness of people on diarrheal and other water borne diseases.To determine the community knowledge on hand washing and hygiene practiceTo determine the level of knowledge of parent and caregiver on child protectionTo determine the knowledge of parents and caregivers on availability of services for children and organization that cater for children right within their community.Methodology:The survey will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitude and practices of at least the minimum core IYCF, WASH and Child protection indicators.Scope of Work:The KAP survey will be conducted in Borno state of North East Nigeria. The LGAs targeted will be Magumeri, Konduga, Kaga and Jere with a focus on each LGA separately.Responsibilities of the ConsultantTo develop and submit inception report (Protocol) which will include an interpretation of the study design & methodologies, sampling procedures, detailed work plan and financial proposalConduct a desk review of the relevant program documentsDevelop appropriate tools and instruments for gathering information by use of KOBO data kitDevelop and translate data collection tool to the local language (Hausa, Kanuri and other Languages as identified necessary)Present the KAP Methodology to the various sector technical working groups in Borno for validationHold preliminary discussions with head of sectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholdersConduct KAP survey: Train data enumerators and supervisors, ensure the quality of dataUndertake consultations with key stakeholders and conduct field data collection; Focus group discussions, Key informant interviews, etc.Process and analyse the data, write and submit a draft report of the survey (per required format)Present preliminary findings to the Technical working groupsPresent the draft report of the findings to SCI for comments and feedbacksRevise and submit electronic copy of the raw data and final report including recommendations within the specified time of agreement.SCI Responsibilities;Providing consultant with necessary documentations for desk reviewLinking the consultant to relevant stakeholders while in Borno.Identify and Hire supervisors and interviewer’s/data collectors.Facilitate the movement of the consultant and team to and from the fieldFlight/travel to and from the country of residence and visa costs shall be paid by SCIAccommodation will be provided by SCI during the period of consultancyTime Frame:Travel days - 2 - 4 daysInception of report writing - 2 daysReview of survey tools - 2 daysValidation of methodology by working group - 2 daysTraining of enumerators and pre-test tools - 5 daysData collection 4 days * 4 LGAs - 18 daysDebriefing with Borno Office staff - 1 dayDebrief with working group - 1 dayData analysis and submission of first drat report - 4 daysPresentation of first draft report to SCI - 1 dayPresentation of the final report - 2 daysTotal number of days - 42 days maximum. 

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