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Consultant (MANA project area)

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  • Post Date: July 19, 2020
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About

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organisations in the area of development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in co-operation with local partner organisations, its task to contribute to improvement in the nutritional and income basis for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe almost continuously since 1980. Sector focus is on WASH, Food and Nutrition security, Livelihoods and when necessary Emergency response.

Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO) is a non-profit making, non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1993. CTDO promotes sustainable agriculture, environmental management, food and nutrition security, water and sanitation and runs policy and advocacy programmes to promote sustainable livelihoods through a gender sensitive and inclusive approach.

Project Summary

Zimbabweans face wide-ranging problems including malnutrition particularly impacting women and children. National surveys show that stunting and micronutrient deficiency prevalence are high and maternal and childcare and nutrition practices are inadequate. Food and nutrition security are threatened by climate change, shortages and price hikes of basic food items and agricultural inputs. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure are broken down or not existing, hygiene practices are inadequate and water-borne diseases prevalent. The government of Zimbabwe has put policies and tools in place to address these challenges, but their implementation needs support. In response, Welthungerhilfe and CTDO developed the Multisectoral Approach towards Nutrition Adaptation (MANA) project based on the partners’ experience in other projects, a feasibility study as well as a baseline study which were crucial in identification of the community needs. The objective of the project is to improve food security for 7,200 vulnerable households in Tsholotsho and Nyanga Districts through using WHH’s multi-sectoral Linking Agriculture and Natural Resource Management towards Nutrition Security (LANN+) approach and integrating this with existing approaches at micro, meso and macro levels. The project will be implemented in six wards in Nyanga, Manicaland and six wards in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North.

Position summary

Welthungerhilfe seeks to engage a Consultant who will conduct a series of barrier analysis surveys of key nutrition behaviours in Tsholotsho and Nyanga Districts (MANA project area) using the standard barrier analysis survey approach.

Please kindly refer to the terms of reference for more information on this advert.

Terms of Reference

Barrier Analysis MANA Project

Background

Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organisations in the area of development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in co-operation with local partner organisations, its task to contribute to improvement in the nutritional and income basis for the lowincome populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe almost continuously since 1980. Sector focus is on WASH, Food and Nutrition security, Livelihoods and when necessary Emergency response.

Community Technology Development Organisation (CTDO) is a non-profit making, non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1993. CTDO promotes sustainable agriculture, environmental management, food and nutrition security, water and sanitation and runs policy and advocacy programmes to promote sustainable livelihoods through a gender sensitive and inclusive approach.

Background on the barrier analysis method

A barrier analysis survey is a specific formative research method that is conducted as part of the ‘Designing for behaviour change’ approach promoted by the CORE Group. It identifies the significant determinants (out of a standard list), which most likely influence why a target (or priority) group is practicing (or not) a specific behaviour. This understanding can be used to identify or fine-tune effective interventions for promoting the behaviour and to determine related key messages and activities, also as part of a social and behaviour change (SBC) strategy.

Barrier Analysis (BA) is an assessment which uses a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods to identify what is preventing a target group from adopting a specific behaviour, as well as identifying enablers of the behaviour. The results of the questions are compared amongst groups of people who already have adopted the behaviour (called “Doers”) and people who have not yet adopted the new behaviour (called “Non-Doers”) (identified through specific screening questions). By comparing these two groups, it is possible to determine which of these behavioural “determinants” most influence whether someone is a doer or non-doer and are the most important for the project to focus on.

A standard questionnaire is used for each behaviour and questions are asked of individuals from the Priority Group (PG). Each BA will have specific PG: e.g. PG for a specific infant and young child feeding practice are primary caregiver of children within a specific age group.

Project Summary

Zimbabweans face wide-ranging problems including malnutrition particularly impacting women and children. National surveys show that stunting and micronutrient deficiency prevalence are high and maternal and childcare and nutrition practices are inadequate. Food and nutrition security are threatened by climate change, shortages and price hikes of basic food items and agricultural inputs. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure are broken down or not existing, hygiene practices are inadequate and water-borne diseases prevalent. The government of Zimbabwe has put policies and tools in place to address these challenges but their implementation needs support. In response, WHH and CTDO developed the Multisectoral Approach towards Nutrition Adaptation (MANA) project based on the partners’ experience in other projects, a feasibility study as well as a baseline study which were crucial in identification of the community needs. The objective of the project is to improve food security for 7,200 vulnerable households in Tsholotsho and Nyanga Districts through using WHH’s multi-sectoral Linking Agriculture and Natural Resource Management towards Nutrition Security (LANN+) approach and integrating this with existing approaches at micro, meso and macro levels. The project will be implemented in six wards in Nyanga, Manicaland and six wards in Tsholotsho, Matabeleland North.

Purpose of the assignment

Welthungerhilfe Zimbabwe is seeking a consultant to conduct a series of barrier analysis surveys of key nutrition behaviours in Tsholotsho and Nyanga Districts (MANA project area) using the standard barrier analysis survey approach.

The specific purpose of this consultancy is to conduct formative research to:

Identify and document key barriers and enablers to the following key nutrition-related behaviours:

Broad behavior in Tsholotsho

  • Production of vegetables for households consumption Yes
  • Consumption of animal source foods Yes
  • Exclusive breastfeeding Yes
  • Continued breastfeeding Yes
  • Use of improved latrines Yes

Broad behavior in Nyanga

  • Production of vegetables for households consumption No
  • Consumption of animal source foods Yes
  • Exclusive breastfeeding Yes
  • Continued breastfeeding Yes
  • Use of improved latrines No

All behaviours should be investigated considering gender, age and disability in targeted communities.

Tasks:

The following tasks are required for this consultancy

  • Conduct 2×3 BA surveys in Nyanga and Tsholotsho and additional 2 BA specific to Tsholotsho only. One survey in each area may include the question on ‘universal motivators.
  • Lead in all logistics, transport and venue arrangements for the entire process.
  • Be responsible for recruitment and training of enumerators
  • Finalise the behaviour statement in collaboration with WHH/ CTDO.
  • Develop the survey tools using the standardised barrier analysis questionnaire including any necessary translation into the local language(s) as appropriate.
  • Finalise sampling strategy to represent doers and non-doers from across the six wards for each of the two districts.
  • Prepare the data collection schedule, including realistic transport/ movement plan adhering to security times. The schedule should reflect also as few days as possible while not compromising on enumerators’ capacity to remember well the answers from the data collection on a behaviour during the corresponding coding sessions.
  • Conduct the field work in both districts (separately), including enumerator trainings, data collection for each of the key behaviours, supervision and quality control during data collection and coding/ analysis team sessions.
  • Analyse the results from the coding sessions, also by applying the available standard excel analysis spreadsheet for each of the surveys and compile results by determinants, by behaviour and by district.
  • Facilitate workshops with CTDO and WHH staff in respective districts to discuss/ interpret results, i.e. bridges to activities, and activities step of design for behaviour change approach
  • Prepare a final report on the barrier analysis surveys.

The individual/ institutional consultant(s) will develop the research methodology based on the standar method of conducting barrier analysis surveys and the designing for behaviour change approach. In collaboration with the WHH, CTDO staff, MoHCC and Agritex, the consultant will select sample households from the target population.

Deliverables

The consultant(s) will produce following key outputs (subject to further refinement after consultation):

  • Detailed methodology, sampling framework that will be used, proposed sources of data; and data collection and analysis procedures and tools, as agreed on in inception meetings.
  • Draft study report: A draft research report that effectively and exhaustively addresses the study design shall be submitted to WHH for internal review within the agreed time frame
  • Suggested list of activities derived from results sharing workshop (workshop report)
  • Final research study report: A final study report addressing all the criteria and inputs from WHH and CTDO will be delivered in 1 hard copy and an electronic copy to WHH within the stipulated time. The report should be handed along with all survey data (including excel spreadsheets), questionnaires, photos and consent forms/approvals

Submission of proposals

Interested candidates are expected to submit applications no later than 31 July 2020 to recruitment.zimbabwe@welthungerhilfe.de and provide the following documentation:

  • Technical proposal with detailed response to the TOR, with specific focus addressing broad tasks, detailed workplan for each step (e.g., Gantt chart style, specify when each BA will take place also considering the two different districts, transport, public holidays, weekends etc. ) that also indicates the number of days required, and methodology to be used.
  • Written example of previous work conducting barrier analysis survey (using the DBC approach type barrier analysis) and development of an SBC strategy
  • A financial proposal detailing the daily rate expected and, and the budgetary requirements
  • Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 traceable, recent and relevant references to this task

Deadline: 31 July 2020

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  • Experience3-5 Years
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