Conducting Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviours and Practices (KABP) Survey

Website Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) Council of Zambia


1.0 Introduction

The YWCA Council of Zambia is implementing a project entitled Ending Child Marriage with funding support from the UNFPA. The project is being implemented in Eastern province (Katete and Petauke districts), North Western Province (Solwezi), Lusaka Province (Lusaka) and Luapula province (Milenge and Samfya districts).

The overall goal of the project is to contribute towards ending child marriage among adolescent girls and boys aged 10-19 through lifeskills building and enhanced access to strategic information and services in order to facilitate positive behavior change and enable them to make informed decisions about their health and lives.

The project aims at achieving the following results:

a) Reduced number of children from the participating schools dropping out of school due to child marriage
b) Increased number of children from the participating communities being prevented from entering into child marriage
c) Creation of a supportive environment for girl education in surrounding communities
d) Increased knowledge on effects of child marriage and benefits of education among children, parents and community /traditional leaders
e) Increased number of girls accessing SRH services from health facilities
f) Increased assertiveness among the safe space participants
YWCA is calling for expression of interest from interested candidates to conduct a KAPB Survey

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2.0 Overall Objective of the KAPB Survey

The study aims at assessing the current situation among the project beneficiaries with regard to levels of their knowledge, assertiveness, decision making and service seeking behaviours as well as attitudes and behaviours with regard to child marriage following on the baseline KABP survey that was conducted earlier on.

3.0 Specific Tasks of the Assignment

The following are the specific tasks to be carried out:

a) Review of the project document in order to understand the contextual framework and what the project, especially with regard to the safe space interventions aims to achieve. Design tools and methodology for the collecting both quantitative and qualitative data for the KAPB survey. The study tools should be able to capture data reflecting changes in the following key areas:

i. Knowledge levels on topics disseminated during the safe space meetings such as SRH, life skills (decision making, goal setting, self – control etc.), HIV, STIs, GBV, abortion, pregnancy, puberty
ii. Levels of assertiveness and self-esteem
iii. Knowledge of available services within the surrounding areas for GBV, HIV & AIDS, contraception, STIs and SRH
iv. Level of access to SRH, GBV and other health services by the safe space participants
v. Attitudes and practices towards Child marriage
vi. School attendance for school going participants and their academic performance

b) Pre-test the data collection tools.

c) Train research assistants for the standardization of methodology and application of the tools.

d) Data collection, triangulation, cleaning and analysis of the report.

e) Report Writing

i. Preparation of initial report
ii. Discuss initial report with YWCA staff
iii. Revision of report with feedback from YWCA incorporated
iv. Final report preparation and submission of three (3) hard copies and one (1) electronic copy to YWCA

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4.0 Commencement of Task

It is anticipated that the assignment will commence on 22nd November, 2017 and will take three (3) weeks to complete.

5.0 Reporting

The consultant/s will be answerable to YWCA.

7.0 Deliverables

3 hard copies and 1 electronic copy of the final Study report submitted to YWCA.

8.0 Skills and Qualifications Required

i. At least a Masters Degree in law or Social Sciences with demonstrated experience in conducting social research on gender related issues and policy analysis
ii. Good understanding and demonstrated practical working experience in addressing gender related and policy issues
iii. Conversant with application of cross cutting themes such as Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH), HIV & AIDS, STIs, Concept of Safe Spaces (SS), Sexual Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and GBV
iv. Good spoken and written communication skills in English
v. Proven experience of in collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data using various statistical packages for data analysis
vi. Excellent analytical and report writing skills
vii. Ability to produce high quality study reports in English and work in tight time frames
viii. Able to work in a team

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9.0 Bid Requirements

Consultants who meet the requirements should submit a maximum of 10 pages expression of interest, which should include the following:

i. A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the entire assignment
ii. A brief statement of the proposed study methodology including a detailed work plan
iii. A detailed financial proposal
iv. Curriculum vitae of consultant/s that clearly spell out qualifications and experience with at least contacts of 2 organizations that have recently contracted the consultant/s to carry out a similar assignment

10.0 How to Apply

If you are convinced you meet the above qualifications and requirements, please send your expression of interest as outlined in 9.0 to the following:

The Executive Director, YWCA Zambia, P O Box 50115, Lusaka, Zambia

or email your expression of interest to: [email protected]

Please ensure that you mention as the source of this job advertisement when applying for this role.

Note: Both soft copy and hard copy applications will be accepted.

11.0 Closing Date

The closing date for submission is Sunday, 19th November, 2017 at Midnight.

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