Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) Kenya
Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) Terms of Reference for Baseline Study, Access, Services and Knowledge (ASK) Programme
In Kenya, the programme is implemented by 13 partners comprising of Africa Alive (AA), Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Child Line Kenya (CLK), Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), Great Lakes University of Kisumu (GLUK), Maximizing facts on AIDS (MAXFACTA), Nairobits Trust, Network of Adolescence and Youth of Africa (NAYA), National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), UNESCO, Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) and the World Starts With Me Alumni Youth Advocacy Network (WAYAN).
- Young people are better informed and are thus able to make healthier choices regarding their sexuality
- A growing number of people have access to anti-retroviral drugs, contraceptives and other commodities required for good sexual and reproductive health
- Public and private clinics provide better sexual and reproductive healthcare services, which more and more people are using.
- Greater respect for the sexual and reproductive rights of people to whom these rights are denied.
3.0 Specific objectives of the study
4.0 Scope of the study
- Review relevant programme documents for understanding of the programme
- Develop a work plan for the study in consultation with the country team.
- Seek approval for the baseline study from the National Council for Science and Technology
- Carry out literature review of relevant secondary data including the KDHS, KAIS, and UFBR programme outcome measurement, to obtain data for specific outcome indicators outlined in the outcome measurement support tool
- Liaise with partner organizations for the recruitment of research assistants and identification of study locations/communities/schools/health facilities
- Conduct training of research assistants or enumerators on the tools as well as sampling procedures
- Pre-test the tools and revise them accordingly before the start of data collection.
- Co-ordinate collection of data and submission of the same to a central place for entry
- Prepare data screen and coordinate data entry
- Analyse the data and interpret findings.
- Prepare a draft report of the study and share it with the country team
- Present the findings of the study to partner organizations in a workshop to be organized by the Alliance
- Submit the final baseline report using the appropriate format (provided) by December 31st 2013. The report must be accompanied by various data sets and the Youth Empowerment Alliance (YEA) will have the sole ownership of all final data. Findings will only be shared or reproduced with the permission of the Alliance.
b) Revised data collection tools
c) A sampling framework
d) A data screen
e) Data sets (various versions)
f) Draft baseline report
g) Presentation of key findings to the stakeholders
h) A final baseline report (in soft and hard copies) with the following elements:
i. Cover page
ii. Table of contents
iii. Executive summary
iv. List of acronyms and abbreviations
viii. Conclusions and Recommendations
9.0 Expertise Required
- A minimum of Post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Education or Development Studies.
- Proven experience of not less than 5 years in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis preferably in the field of public health
- Experience in working with relevant government agencies, communities and the youth.
- Good knowledge and understanding of the adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights environment and HIV/AIDS in the country
- Excellent analytical and report writing skills
- Strong facilitation skills.
- Demonstrated high level of professionalism
11.0 How to Apply
- A cover letter addressing the baseline criteria
- A technical proposal detailing the consultant’s profile and experience in handling similar assignments, and an understanding of the TORs and the tasks to be accomplished.
- A financial proposal detailing the daily consultancy fees excluding the costs of data collection and data processing.