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CONSULTANCY TO CONDUCT BASELINE SURVEY

TERMS OF REFERENCE 

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The “Rising to Protect Tipin and Kor’s Rights in Amudat and Moroto” is a 3-year project under the peace and security programme that seeks to unpack, profile and leverage the contextual and social dynamics that would accelerate the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), which is heavily prevalent in the two districts located in the Karamoja sub-region in North Eastern Uganda.

In Uganda FGM/C is practiced by one per cent of the population although in the Karamoja region the figures are higher.  In Amudat for example, FGM/C is practiced by up to 95% of the population.  Many communities practice FGM/C in hidden or remote places, while in the recent past, because of the law that prohibits FGFM/C, some communities cross to Kenya to perform the procedure, which makes it difficult to track them down. There have been limited controls on the border movements as well efforts to arrest the perpetrators and cutters. 

Ending FGM/C is one of the steps towards the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   The project is designed to strengthen responses aimed at the abandonment of FGM/C and it will use a holistic and integrated approach anchored on 4Ps of Prevention, Provision, Promotion, Prosecution. The project will strengthen capacities of community structures to monitor, track and hold duty bearers accountable in regard to FGM/C response.   It would also build capacities of organisations in the region, under their umbrella Karamoja Women’s Umbrella Organisation (KAWUO), to strengthen human rights programming.

The project will be implemented by NAWOU in partnership with with Amudat Inter-Religious Development Initiative (AIDI) and KAWUO in order to benefit from the different skills, competencies, expertise, networks, influences, comparative advantages and other synergies to generate and implement an integrated solution. The three organisations enjoy a strong bond founded on previous partnerships in gender and human rights interventions. Within the partnership, each party will carry out specific roles for overall project results. The project seeks to increase the number of girls and women with changed attitudes towards FGM/C in Amudat and Moroto by 2020; and to strengthen the organizational capacity of 6 women’s rights and development actors under KAWUO to advocate against FGM/C in Amudat and Moroto by 2020.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

 The purpose of the survey is to gather and document comprehensive baseline data in Amudat and Moroto on FGM/C, attitudes towards the practice gathered from various stakeholders, current legislations and policies as well as state and non-state responses to FGM/C. The consultant will provide an in-depth analysis of FGM/C and recommendations that can inform the project interventions. Specifically, the survey will seek:

  • Explore the extent and response to prevalence of FGM/C Amudat and Moroto
  • Examine the current legislation and policies regarding FGM/C and their implementation/ enforcement
  • Explore and document primary stakeholders’ attitudes towards FGM/C
  • Document other issues in the field that are pertinent for effective and efficient project implementation

SCOPE OF WORK

The survey will be limited to Moroto and Amudat districts in the Karamoja sub-region. It will employ a combination of qualitative and quantitative data collection methodologies and involve both primary and secondary data sources on the practice. The tools for data collection will be determined by the Consultant with the consent of NAWOU.

Specifically, the Consultant will

  1. Prepare and submit an inception report detailing the tools and methodologies to be deployed – part of the application process
  2. Prepare and submit a work plan for the survey for approval by NAWOU
  3. Conduct field visits/onsite interviews and desk review of relevant documents – these should include consultation sessions with key stakeholders
  4. Work closely with NAWOU, AIDI and KAWUO staff teams
  5. Prepare and submit a comprehensive survey report to NAWOU
  6. Present the findings of the report to stakeholders in Amudat

KEY DELIVERABLES

  • A detailed report of the survey with findings on baseline indicators, proposals for improving project design and recommendations for effective and efficient project execution.
  • A post survey meeting with the NAWOU team and presentation to the Steering Committee

TIME FRAME

The survey will be executed from mid-October to mid- November, including the presentation of the final report to NAWOU and stakeholders at district level.

SUPERVISION AND REPORTING

The consultant shall report to the Executive Director as the overall person and the Programme Manager Peace and Security as the direct supervisor in charge of the project. NAWOU will guide the mobilizing of respondents in partnership with the other members – AIDI and KAWUO.

PERSON/TEAM SPECIFICATIONS

The candidate or team members must have the following qualities:

  1. Have a strong demonstrable background in monitoring and evaluation
  2. Have experience relevant for identifying, documenting and dissemination of information on women and girls’ health and rights.
  • The candidate should have at least five years’ experience in working on gender, women and girls’ rights, sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls.
  1. Strong facilitation, communication and documentation skills.
  2. Be familiar with the Amudat and Moroto districts
  3. Be familiar or willing to embrace protection issues given the sensitivity of FGM/C.
  • Be familiar with rights based approaches to programming
  • A qualification in Development Studies, Social Work and Social Sciences, Economics, Management and Communication are preferred options, or their equivalent. A Master’s Degree is an added advantage.

SOURCING OF CANDIDATE

NAWOU will share this TORs in the civil society google groups as well as with individuals on NAWOU’s database, who have conducted related assignments in the past.

Interested candidates are required to submit their bids to conduct this baseline survey not later than 10th October 2017, to jobs@nawouganda.org.  The bids should consist of the following:

  • A detailed technical proposal outlining the consultant understands of the assignment, selected methodology and time frame for execution.
  • A detailed financial proposal

Monica Emiru Enyou                                                            

Executive Director, NAWOU           

 

 

Programme Officer, Peace and Security, Karamoja (Amudat)

The National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda (NAWOU) is an umbrella organisation whose members are NGOs, faith based organisations, CBOs and professional women’s organisations.  NAWOU is seeking to recruit a Programme Officer.

Interested candidates should submit their applications with detailed CVs and copies of academic documents, not later than 11th October 2017 to:

The Executive Director

National Association of Women’s Organisations in Uganda

  1. O Box 1663, Kampala

Or send by mail to jobs@nawouganda.org

 

Post Title:  Programme Officer

Reports to:      Programme Manager Peace and Security

Job Description Summary

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager, Peace and Security the Programme Officer Peace and Security will be responsible for effective and efficient management of the female genital mutilation project through planning, budgeting, coordination, implementation, documentation, research and maintaining communication with head office, partners and other stakeholders.

 

Key roles and responsibilities

Provide support in programme planning, budgeting, implementation and documentation processes

Lead implementation of the FGM/C project in Amudat, coordinating with partners to plan and execute field activities

Provide reports for activities as well as periodic reports as outlined in the project document

Collect and document stories of change for project reporting and reference purposes

Manage project resources for effective and efficient project delivery

Coordinate stakeholder participation and referrals

Carry out project evaluation and monitoring using appropriate tools designed by the organization in conjunction with Project Officer to keep track of project deliverables and progress.

Maintain effective communication through use of social media platforms to profile organizational work for visibility

Contribute to preparation of periodic communication materials including the annual report

Contributes to resource mobilization by documenting relevant data on women economic justice and empowerment, and also participate in drafting of relevant sections of resource mobilization documents as may be assigned

Competences

  • In-depth knowledge on MIS, monitoring, evaluation, learning and development issues;
  • Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners
  • Respectful and helpful relations with donors and project staff.
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Self-Management

  • Focuses on results
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
  • Demonstration of basic financial management skills
  • Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

 

Education:
University Degree preferably in social work and social administration, social sciences, law, development studies and any other relevant field. A Masters is an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in the design and implementation of similar project;
  • Experience in working with communities and local governments
  • Proven skills in report writing with various forms of documentation
  • Should be able to ride a motorcycle
  • Strong training & facilitation skills.

 

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