Consultancy Adverts

TERMS OF REFERENCE

FOR SHORT TERM EXPERTISE/ CONSULTANCY SERVICES; TO CONDUCT END OF PROJECT EVALUATION SURVEY FOR THE AWARENESS CREATION, MITIGATION AND MANGEMENT OF HIV/AIDS AND OTHER SOCIAL SAFEGUARD RISKS PROJECT

(NAKALAMA-TIRINYI-MBALE ROAD)

 

 

 


Background and rationale   

Recent history in Uganda has reinforced the link between the labour influx associated with road projects and a number of social ills, including HIV, GBV and child abuse. To avoid, reduce and address such risks, UNRA introduced a number of initiatives to prevent and respond to the incidences of GBV, child abuse and increased HIV infections along key transport sector projects while the overall responsibility for avoiding, reducing and responding to GBV and child abuse rests with the MGLSD. Experience shows that the efforts to mitigate the risks of HIV infection, GBV and VAC due to labour influx on road projects require parallel effort to inform workers of acceptable behaviour, alert communities the risk of HIV, GBV and child abuse, provide support services for those at risk due to the project and ensure response services for the survivors of GBV are aware of their mandate, responsibilities and have the capacities necessary to deliver timely and high-quality support to survivors.

 

Introduction

UNRA nominated AIDS INFORMATION CENTRE who are in contract with DOTT services to offer awareness creation, mitigation and management of HIV/AIDS and other social safe guards’ risks on Nakalama-Tirinyi-Mbale road, for a period of 21 months (April 2019 to December 2020). The project covered communities along Nakalama-Tirinyi-Mbale road in the districts of Mbale, Budaka, Kibuku, Namutumba, Iganga and Bugweri.

 

The project was guided by 4 objectives:

  • To improve access to integrated HIV/AIDS services package to construction workers and community within the project area.
  • To create awareness and mitigate the effects of HIV and Gender Based discrimination and Violence in the contractor work force and the local community.
  • To promote child protection and reduce the risks of child exploitation in form of child labour, sexual abuse and any form of abuse by construction workers, families and the local community in the project area.
  • To mitigate the project risks and sources of conflicts in the project work force and the local community within the project.

It is on this background that AIC is soliciting short-term expertise in terms of consultancy to facilitate the process of conducting an end of project evaluation survey for the above-mentioned project. The main purpose of this evaluation is to establish and determine the relevancy and level of achievement of the project objectives, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.

 

Purpose, Objectives and Scope 

Purpose of Project Evaluation Exercise

The main purpose of this evaluation is to establish and determine the relevancy and level of achievement of the project objectives, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability.

 

Specific objectives

  • To assess whether the project improved access to integrated HIV/AIDS services package to construction workers and community within the project area.
  • To assess where the project created awareness and mitigated the effects of HIV and Gender Based discrimination and Violence in the contractor work force and the local community.
  • To assess whether the project promoted child protection and contributed to reduction in the risks of child exploitation such as child labour, sexual abuse and any form of abuse by construction workers, families and the local community in the project area.
  • To assess whether the project mitigated the project risks and sources of conflicts in the project work force and the local community within the project.

 

Scope of Work

Under these terms of reference, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Coordinating the study
  • Development of data collection tools
  • Seeking approval letters and letters of introduction from AIC and Project area Districts
  • Training of data collectors/research assistants
  • Data collection from the field, document review (baseline, projects reports), entry and Analysis. (Data Management)
  • Keep transcripts of all interviews and share with the project team
  • Submission of draft evaluation report to AIC
  • Participating in validation and dissemination meeting of the report.
  • Submission of final evaluation survey report to AIC for approval

 

Methodology

The consultant will propose the methodology. However, we expect that the consultant will use participatory and interactive methods and approaches. Consultant will work closely with AIC project team and the Community Development Officers of the respective districts as the designated contact point in the project area. The Consultant will however, also be expected to use mobile platforms for data collection while integrating GPS to denote the actual data collection sites.

 

Expected Deliverables

The Consultant(s) will be expected to produce the following outputs:

  • An inception Report with clear understanding of the terms of reference, budget, and description of the methodology, including data requirements, data sources and methods of data collection, and a Work plan with a clear timetable proposed to execute the assignment, submitted to AIC technical evaluation team.
  • Produce infographic Maps with Outcomes from the study.
  • Data Sets of data collected.
  • Draft evaluation survey report presented to AIC evaluation team
  • A detailed final evaluation survey report.

 

Time Frame for Delivery of Expected Output

The support role/short term consultancy work is expected to take 18 working days.

 

Profile of the Consultants

AIC will procure ONE consultant to undertake this exercise with an appropriate supporting team of research assistants.

The consultant will demonstrate the following profiles and qualifications:

  • Post graduate qualifications in public health, demographics and related field in social sciences, social/medical related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in conducting related research
  • Experience in research on GBV, Child Rights and Social-Economics in Uganda is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of vulnerable populations (women, children and people living with HIV programming at all levels.
  • Relevant knowledge of Multi-sectoral GBV, Protection and Socio-Economic programs.
  • Good report writing and communication skills.

 

Contact persons at AIC

The Consultant will work with the AIC Senior Monitoring and Evaluation officer but directly report to the Executive Director AIDS Information Centre-Uganda Musajja – Alumbwa Road, Plot No 1321, Block 12 Mengo – Kisenyi, P. O Box 10446 Kampala- Uganda.

Submission of Offer

Interested consultants that meet the requirements should submit expression of interest, which should include the following:

  • Cover letter including the consultant’s suitability for the assignment and current contact information.
  • CV, including detailed work experience, education
  • A sample of a previous evaluation conducted by the consultant(s)
  • A Technical Offer (max 5 pages) outlining the expected methodology and work plan for the consultancy
  • A cost plan for the assignment.

 

Offers should be clearly marked: Short Term Consultancy Services and submitted by email to the Chairperson Procurement committee, aicprocurementcommittee@aicug.org or hand delivered to AIDS Information Centre-Uganda Musajja – Alumbwa Road, Plot No 1321, Block 12 Mengo – Kisenyi, P. O Box 10446 Kampala- Uganda by Friday 11th November 2022 at 5:00pm.


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Background and Rationale   

AIDS Information Centre-Uganda received a grant from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to implement a six (6) Months’ Project titled – Promotion of Awareness and Mitigation of HIV/AIDS Project.

Introduction

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is Upgrading Selected Town Roads (3.0km and 2.6km) in Rushere and Kyamate to Paved (Bituminous) Standard. As part of this work, UNRA seeks to create Awareness of, Mitigate, and Manage HIV/AIDS and other Social Risks in Rushere and Kyamate; through responding and addressing the concerns of the Road Workers and Communities in the project supported scope. It is on this background that AIC is soliciting short-term expertise in terms of consultancy to facilitate the process of conducting a baseline survey for the above-mentioned project. The baseline survey shall enable planning for appropriate interventions and as well form basis for continuous project performance assessment throughout the project lifetime. 

Purpose

To assess the level of knowledge, awareness and management of HIV and AIDS as well as other Social Safeguard Risks along the Selected Town Roads (3.0km and 2.6km) in Rushere and Kyamate Road construction sites and surrounding communities (Men, Women, Young People and Children) to enable planning of appropriate interventions.

 

Specific Objectives
  1. To conduct an analysis of the project area of influence.
  2. To conduct stakeholder analysis; mapping those involved and their roles in the Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Violence against Children framework.
  • To identify the vulnerable/most at risk populations along the Selected Town Roads (3.0km and 2.6km) in Rushere town and Kyamate and the surrounding communities plus the risk factors that predispose them to vulnerability.
  1. To assess the knowledge, awareness and management of HIV and AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases as well as other Social Risks including Gender Based Violence, Child abuse, Referral Pathways (grievance management) and the Socio-Economic status of households In the project scope.
  2. To assess the community health and safety needs and identify areas for mobile clinics/outreaches within communities and Road Constructors.

 

 

 

Scope of Work

Under these terms of reference, the consultant will perform the following tasks:

 

  1. Coordinate the study/survey
  2. Develop data collection tools with UNRA lead technical team and AIC
  • Seek approval letters and letters of introduction from UNRA and Project area Districts
  1. Train data collectors/Research Assistants
  2. Data collection from the field, entry and Analysis. (Data Management)
  3. Keep transcripts of all workshops, interviews and share with the project team
  • Submission of draft baseline report to AIC for review
  • Participate in validation and dissemination meeting of the report (present the findings to AIC, UNRA and Constructor before submission of the final report)
  1. Submission of final baseline survey report to AIC for approval
Methodology

The consultant will propose the methodology. However, we expect that the consultant will use participatory and interactive methods and approaches. Consultant will work closely with the Grievance Management Committees (in the Project areas) as the designated contact point in the project area. The Consultant will however, also be expected to use mobile platforms for data collection while integrating GPS to denote the actual data collection sites.

Expected Deliverables

The Consultant(s) will be expected to produce the following outputs:

  • An inception Report with clear understanding of the terms of reference, budget, and description of the methodology, including data requirements, data sources and methods of data collection, and a Work plan with a clear timetable proposed to execute the assignment, illustrated where appropriate presented to AIC management
  • Produce infographic Maps with Outcomes from the study
  • Stakeholder Engagement Action Plan
  • Data Sets of data collected
  • Draft baseline survey report submitted to AIC management for review
  • A detailed final baseline survey report
Time Frame for Delivery of Expected Output

 

The support role/short term consultancy work is expected to take 12 working days (2 weeks)

 Profile of the Consultants

AIC will procure a team of 1 consultant to undertake this exercise with an appropriate supporting team of Research Assistants.

The consultant will demonstrate the following profiles and qualifications:

  • Post Graduate Qualifications in Public Health, Demography and Population Studies, Social Sciences, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social/Medical Anthropology and any other related field
  • At least 10 years’ experience in conducting research and Evaluations
  • Experience in research on SGBV, Child Rights and Social-Economics in Uganda is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of vulnerable populations (women, children and people living with HIV) programming at all levels
  • Relevant knowledge of Multi-sectoral SGBV, Protection and Socio-Economic programs
  • Good report writing and communication skills
Contact persons at AIC

The Consultant will work with the AIC Executive Director or Director Programs and Planning, Regional Manager-SW West as well as the Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, at AIDS Information Centre-Uganda Musajja – Alumbwa Road, Plot No 1321, Block 12 Mengo – Kisenyi, P. O Box 10446 Kampala- Uganda.

 

Submission of Offer

Interested consultants that meet the requirements should submit expression of interest, which should include the following:

  • Cover letter including the consultant’s suitability for the assignment and current contact information
  • CV, including detailed work experience and education background
  • A sample of a previous evaluation conducted by the consultant(s)
  • A Technical Offer (max 5 pages) outlining the expected methodology and work plan for the consultancy
  • A costed plan for the assignment (budget)

 

Offers should be clearly marked: Short Term Consultancy Services and submitted by email to the Human Resource Manager on sam.mukulu@aicug.org /smukulu@gmail.com by Friday 11th November 2022 at 5:00pm.