Endereço: Rua de Tchamba 398 – Maputo
Local: Manica e Tete
Anúncio de Concurso para Avaliação da Linha de Base (Baseline) do Projecto LAN – Manica
REF: CT/MPT/2017 – 009
Por mais de 90 anos, a Save the Children vem fazendo a diferença na vida das crianças em mais de 120 países. A Save the Children é a maior organização de direitos da criança independente do mundo, sustentada por uma visão de um mundo no qual cada criança atinge o direito à sobrevivência, protecção, desenvolvimento e participação. A nossa missão é de inspirar avanços na forma como o mundo trata as crianças, e para conseguir uma mudança imediata e duradoura em suas vidas.
A Save the Children International, Escritório de Maputo, convida a todos interessados para submeterem suas propostas para a realização da avaliação da Linha de Base (Baseline) do Projecto Linking Agriculture and Nutrition (LAN), implementado nas províncias de Manica e Tete, em Moçambique.
The project Linking Agriculture and Nutrition, financed by DFID, will be implemented in five districts in Manica (Tambara, Guro, Barue, Machaze, Macossa) by Save the Children (SC) and five districts in Tete Province (Tsangano, Changara, Mutarara, Moatize, Cahora Bassa) by Helen Keller International (HKI) over the period of 1 November 2017 and 31 March 2021.
The programme will adopt a comprehensive approach to improve the nutritional status of women of reproductive age including adolescent girls and children 0-59 months. The project will support marginalised households with a package of nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive interventions in a total of 10 districts in Tete and Manica provinces, and reach the remainder of the districts in the Beira corridor with nutrition Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) messaging through building on to existing nutrition-related mass media platforms. As gender inequity is a barrier to achieving optimal nutrition and health outcomes, gender transformation is integrated into all activities. The programme will reach a minimum of 703,377 beneficiaries through direct implementation of select target groups, and indirectly through the mass media platform.
The project will conduct the following activities:
The key objective of the baseline study is to assess current behaviors and practices at household and community level for comparison against endline data in order to measure progress of behavior change and impact of program objectives and interventions. The baseline will collect household-level information on the current state of nutrition in the target communities; year-round food availability, accessibility and storage (food and nutritional security); water and sanitation situation; agricultural production and livestock information in general; the participation in any informal or formal group savings and loans initiatives; the status of adolescents aged 10-19 years (educational status, domestic status, responsibilities, involvement in community-based events), as well as information on their nutrition practices, knowledge, and beliefs. The survey will include a Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) module to collect information on topics such as: gender perceptions on the role and status of women and men particularly related to chores and decision-making; taboos and customs around food consumption; food preferences; water and sanitation practices; general knowledge about nutrition and young child development; general knowledge and care-seeking behaviors related to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and young child illnesses.
This study will provide a baseline against which the project outcomes (and potentially impacts) can be monitored over the project life. It will also enable SC and HKI to ensure greater learning within the wider field of nutrition, agriculture, and gender. Finally, it will provide useful information to inform the design of the project. The project implementation processes and the lessons learned from this work will be documented over the course of the project and used to develop recommendations for SC, HKI, government actors, the private sector, and other NGOs and CBOs implementing similar initiatives.
This TOR is for an experienced consultant or research team to conduct all aspects of the baseline, including:
All these steps will be implemented in close consultation with SC and HKI’s technical teams, using existing study designs as the basis for the development of the protocol and instruments.
Baseline data will be collected in the program target districts in villages that either have been selected for programme implementation (in some cases, activities may already be underway) or in villages that may be selected in the future to be part of the programme.
The study evaluation will use a pre-post design, with no control group. It will consist of a household survey, with modules to be responded to by mothers of young children, and shorter modules for their husbands/male partners and adolescents living in the household, covering the topics described above.
The principal methodology will be a survey interviewing a sample of household members in the target districts.
The research team will propose sampling parameters to be approved by SC and HKI.
The sample size should be powered to detect a change from baseline to endline of 10 percentage points or more, at the regional level, in key indicators:
The research team will develop a household survey in English and Portuguese including the KAP modules, in close consultation with and final approval by SC and HKI technical experts. The structure and order of the survey will be determined during the tool development and tool design and is not represented by the following list.
The list below represents initially proposed topics but may be prioritized and reduced during the survey design and development. However the research team should have familiarity and experience with all below topics and the appropriate data collection methods for these indicators.
The following are the anticipated responsibilities and deliverables that the consultant will perform and submit to Save the Children:
The consultant team will be primarily responsible to:
The report must at a minimum contain the following:
The complete study is expected take approximately 19-20 weeks.
|1||Consulting team are contracted||Jan 15||1 week|
|2||Conduct program desk review and speak to key project staff and technical advisors||
|3||Develop and finalize baseline design, protocol and instruments in close collaboration with SC and HKI technical experts||Jan 22, 29, Feb 5||3 weeks|
|Milestone 1: 1/3 payment upon finalization of protocol and instruments|
|4||Submit the baseline protocol and instruments to the MoH Bioethics Committee (results expected in early March; activities may be delayed by a month or more if the Committee requests changes in the protocol that requires a resubmission in March)||Feb 5||1 day|
|All dates here forward are provisional based on approval from the bioethics committee|
|5||Recruit and hire enumerators and other research team members and staff||
Feb 19, 26
|6||Train research team and test research tools, adapt tools as needed||Mar 5,12||2 weeks|
|7||Organize and schedule all logistics for field work, coordinate with SC and HKI||Mar 5,12||2 weeks|
|8||Field work / data collection||Mar 19,26, Apr 2||3 weeks|
|9||De-brief to project team immediately after field work||Apr 9||1 day|
|10||Clean data and provide a cleaned and labelled dataset to SC and HKI||Apr 16||1 week|
|Milestone 2: 1/3 payment upon debrief and submission of cleaned dataset|
|11||Analyze data and prepare and submit draft report for input and feedback||Apr 16, 23||2 weeks|
|12||Feedback from SC project staff and technical advisors||Apr 30||1 week|
|13||Finalize and submit final report||May 7||1 week|
|14||Submit Power Point Presentation and conduct a detailed presentation of results to the stakeholders (SC, HKI, DFID, government)||May 14||1 week|
|15||Submit electronic recordings, raw notes, raw data.
|Milestone 3: 1/3 payment upon approved submission of all deliverables|
The payments to the consultant(s) or firm will be made in three installments upon meeting key deliverable milestones. The payment details will be agreed upon by Save the Children and the consultant(s) or firm during the contract negotiation period. Completion of deliverables is expected to be of utmost quality, and to be thoughtful and timely.
Qualification and Experience:
Interested candidate or consulting firms have the following qualifications and skills within their team:
Documents to be submitted with application:
Interested Consultants or consultancy firms are expected to submit a detailed proposal with the following components:
Proposals will be assessed with the following valuation of importance:
-Qualifications and brief proposal (60%)
Dead Line for Application:
The deadline for application is 16:00 on 04 January, 2018. Applications must be submitted by hard copy in a sealed envelope to the Procurement Committee at Save the Children at the following address: Save the Children, Rua de Tchamba 398, Maputo, Moçambique
 Of note, a second phase of research (qualitative work focusing on adolescents) will be included in the submission to the Mozambican Bioethics Committee; the consultant is not expected to oversee the field research for this study but will be asked to help finalize the protocol and qualitative instruments for the Bioethics Committee.