Baseline Survey for the SASA! Together Intervention in Siaya, Kisii, Kilifi, Machakos and Turkana counties.
1. Summary of the Survey.
1.1. Purpose: The main purpose of the baseline survey will be to provide information base against which to monitor progress and assess effectiveness of the implementation of SASA! Together intervention in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties.
1.2. Partners: Global Fund, Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS), National AIDs Control Council, County Governments and the Sub Recipients.
1.3. Duration: 30 days.
1.4. Estimated Dates: 30th March to 29th April, 2022
1.5. Geographical Location: Siaya, Kisii, Kilifi, Machakos and Turkana counties of Kenya.
1.6. Target Population: The assessment will comprise of both community and institutional assessment surveys. The community Assessment Survey (CAS) will target men and women aged 18 years and above, while Institutional Assessment Survey (IAS) will target institution’s employees and leaders.
1.7. Deliverables: Inception and Final Baseline Reports.
1.8. Methodology: It is expected that the proposed methodology will be effective for both assessments (CAS & IAS) focusing on what the communities and institutions know, feel and do, related to power and violence against women, as well as employee practices and observations.
1.9. Evaluation Management Team: KRCS and SR team.
2. Background Information
Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is the non-state Principal Recipient (PR) for the Global Fund HIV Grant for the period between July 2021 and June 2024. The goal of the grant is to contribute to attainment of universal health coverage through comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment and care for all people in Kenya with the objectives to reduce new HIV infections by 75%, reduce AIDs related mortality by 50% and reduce HIV related stigma and discrimination to less than 25%.
Gender based violence (GBV) is one of the most rampant forms of violence and has gained the attention of world bodies on Human Rights and been termed as a global pandemic on its own. Both men and women experience GBV but women are the most vulnerable gender. Statistics by the WHO indicate that 1 in every 3 (Approx. 35%) women have at least experienced violence in their lifetime. In Kenya, 45% of women between the ages 15 and 49 experienced either physical or sexual violence with women.
In response to GBV, Global Fund through KRCS is implementing a SASA! Together an evidence-based GBV prevention intervention. “*SASA!*” is a Kiswahili word for “NOW!”, emphasizing the urgent need to prevent violence against women. “*Together*” emphasizes that change is possible with collaboration, support and solidarity. The intervention will be implemented in all sub counties of Kisii, Turkana, Siaya, Kajiado, Kilifi and Machakos counties to ignite community conversations and dialogues on GBV, power relations and HIV. This is a community mobilization approach for preventing violence against women and seeks to change norms in the community and institutions.
SASA! Together intervention employ three (3) strategies, including Local Activism (diverse women and men in the community engage and encourage their family, friends, neighbours and others to reflect on, discuss and act to prevent violence against women), Community Leadership (Local leaders, religious leaders, elders, business owners and others speak out, offer support and demonstrate that violence against women is unacceptable) and Institutional Strengthening (Police, health clinics, media houses and other institutions strengthen their operational culture, policies and procedures, and services to better prevent and/or respond to violence against women).
The intervention is to encourage individuals, communities and institutions to question what is considered normal or acceptable. It helps us all consider how balanced power between women and men can make us all safer, happier and healthier. Sparking community-wide change and transforming imbalances of power are at the heart of SASA! Together.
3. SASA! Together Goal, Aims and Outcomes
3.1 SASA! Together Goal:
The goal is to create leaders of change in the community who continue to prevent violence against women long after SASA together has ended.
3.2 SASA! Together aims to:
3.2.1 Foster personal reflection about power and nurture power within.
3.2.2 Deepen analysis of men’s power over women and the community’s silence about it.
3.2.3 Build skills and encourage community members to join power with others to prevent violence against women.
3.2.4 Use collective power to formalize and sustain change that prevents violence against women.
3.3 SASA! Together Expected Outcome:
3.3.1 Knowledge gained by community members about violence against women and the imbalance of power between women and men.
3.3.2 Attitudinal shift in community members after exploring the concepts presented in SASA awareness activities.
3.3.3 The skills gained and used by community members for providing support to one another, and working to address power, violence against women in their community.
3.3.4 The behaviours demonstrated by community members for making positive changes in their relationships and in their community
4. The Assessment Purpose, Scope & Deliverables
The program has planned to conduct a baseline survey, which will be to provide information base against which to monitor progress and assess effectiveness of the implementation of SASA! Together intervention in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties. This will focus on community and institutional assessment surveys to gather current information on what the communities and institutions know, feel and do, related to power and violence against women, as well as employee practices and observations. The findings from the survey will be used for continuous progress tracking and provide comparison at the end of SASA! Together implementation period.
4.1.1 Broad Objective
The general objective is to establish the baseline information from the community and institutions in regard to their knowledge, attitude, practice and observation for implementation SASA! Approach in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties.
4.1.2 The specific objectives
The specific objectives for the baseline survey to include:
126.96.36.199 To benchmark levels knowledge, attitude and practices in relation to power and violence among men and women in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties.
188.8.131.52 To examine levels of knowledge, attitude, practices and observation in relation to power and violence among institutional employees in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties.
184.108.40.206 To identify the available structures at the community and institution to support implementation of SASA! Together intervention in Kisii, Siaya, Machakos, Kilifi and Turkana counties.
4.2 Scope of Work:
4.2.1 Geographical coverage: Siaya, Kisii, Kilifi, Machakos and Turkana counties of Kenya.
4.2.2 Target groups: Men and women aged 18 years and above in the community, institution’s employees and other community leaders in the 5 counties.
4.2.3 Expected Outputs:
220.127.116.11 A technical and financial response to the call for applications outlining the understanding of the task, detailing the appropriate methodology for the baseline survey, data analysis plan, work plan with tentative timelines and summary budget.
18.104.22.168 An inception report of the desk review prior to field work to demonstrate a clear understanding and a practical work plan for the baseline survey.
22.214.171.124 Submission of the final baseline survey report to the evaluation team, including raw, final databases and any recorded material such as video, audio etc.
4.2.4 Deliverables: The assessment will be phased with deliverables at intervals that will be discussed and agreed with the consulting firm. However, at the minimum;**
126.96.36.199 The Inception reports.
188.8.131.52 Final assessment report.
4 Evaluation Methodology Approaches
KRCS highly recommend that the consultancy considers effective approaches and design that responds to the baseline survey objectives and scope of this assignment. However, additional and effective approaches may be recommended to meet the data requirements for the assessment as agreed with EMT. The applicant is required to recommend sampling techniques for the baseline survey in their technical proposal, which adheres to the laws of Statistical Regularity and Inertia of large numbers. The data collection and analysis methods must be comprehensively and explained in the technical document.
5 Quality & Ethical Standards
The applicant is required to outline quality and ethical standard in the proposal and ensure that the baseline survey is designed and conducted to respect and protect the rights and welfare of vulnerable population. The findings of the baseline will be expected to be technically accurate and reliable; is conducted in a transparent and impartial manner. The firm may be required to seek for ethical approval prior to the commence of data collection process. In addition, the team will be required to adhere to the research standards and applicable practices as recommended by MOH, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
5.1 Utility: Survey must be useful and used.
5.2 Feasibility: The baseline must be realistic, diplomatic, and managed in a sensible manner.
5.3 Ethics & Legality: Survey must be conducted in an ethical and legal manner, with particular regard for the welfare of those involved in and affected by the evaluation.
5.4 Impartiality & Independence: Baseline should be impartial, providing a comprehensive and unbiased assessment that takes into account the views of all stakeholders.
5.5 Transparency: Survey activities should reflect an attitude of openness and transparency.
5.6 Accuracy: Baseline survey should be technical accurate, providing sufficient information about the data collection, analysis, and interpretation methods so that its worth or merit can be determined.
5.7 Participation: Stakeholders should be consulted and meaningfully involved in the evaluation process when feasible and appropriate.
5.8 Collaboration: Collaboration between key operating partners during baseline survey process to improve the legitimacy and utility of the findings.
6 Qualifications and Experience for the evaluation firm
For the purposes of this assessment, the consultant should have:
6.1 A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible, professional-level experience in carrying out baseline surveys or similar.
6.2 Experience and knowledge in Gender Based Violence and Human rights and gender. programming. The understanding of the SASA! Intervention will be added advantage.
6.3 Competent in mobile phone technology in data collection, statistical packages for quantitative and qualitative analyses.
6.4 Good understanding and proven track record in safeguarding/do no harm principle.
6.5 Experience in conducting data collection during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safety of both researchers and respondents is a critical requirement.
6.6 Excellent analytical (qualitative and quantitative), presentation and writing in English.
6.7 Ready to carry out the assignment and deliver results within a short time.
6.8 Key staff must have at least Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Gender, Public/Community Health, Social sciences, Medical Statistics and any other relevant field.
7 Management of the Assessment
7.1 Duration: The entire survey will take a maximum of 30 days. The scheduled start date is 30th March, 2022 and end date is to 29th April, 2022.
7.2.1 Inception Report should be submitted in soft copy.
7.2.2 All hard copy forms for data submission and soft copy in a flush disk.
7.2.3 A soft copy Draft Evaluation Report, editable for review and inputs.
7.2.4 Final Evaluation Report, well visualized – 10 hard copies (Gloss paper and perfect book bound) and soft copy in a Flash Disk, including the PowerPoint presentation used during disseminations.
7.3 Roles of Evaluation Management Team: The project management team will include KRCS and SRs team. The role of the team is envisaged but not limited to the following:
7.3.1 Development and finalization of the baseline survey Terms of reference.
7.3.2 Procure the consulting firm and provide logistical support during the survey process.
7.3.3 Provide Consulting team with the relevant documents as required.
7.3.4 Plan for the report validation meeting with key stakeholders.
7.3.5 Review and approve the survey documents and the final report.
7.3.6 Make fund available to the consultant as per the contract document.
7.4 Role of the Consultant: The consultant will consult with KRCS in undertaking the following:
7.4.1 Respond to the TOR highlighting the understanding of the tasks, proposed and detailed methodology, work plan and budget.
7.4.2 Undertake the desk review and develop literature review.
7.4.3 Develop inception report and develop data collection tools
7.4.4 Sensitize research team for data collection.
7.4.5 Oversee data collection, data analysis, etc.
7.4.6 Develop and submit the final evaluation report.
7.4.7 Develop study dissemination pack and facilitate actual dissemination.
7.4.8 Share all the data sets with KRCS.
8 Submission of proposal
The Technical Proposal MUST be prepared in conformance to the outline provided in Annex 1 while the financial proposal shall conform to the template provided in Annex 2.
Bidders should provide a technical and financial proposal in two separate folders clearly marked “***Technical Proposal***” and “***Financial Proposal***” and sent as one email with the subject: “***Tender No.*** GFPREQ01843: The Call for Consultancy for SASA! Together baseline survey in Siaya, Kisii, Kilifi, Machakos and Turkana counties’’
The Proposal should be sent on mail to reach email@example.com by 9th March, 2022 at 11:00 am
How to apply
Bids should reach firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 9th March 2022 at 11.00 am. Bids received after the above-specified date and time shall not be considered.
Any bid received by KRCS after this deadline will be rejected.
Bidders should provide a technical and financial proposal in two separate folders clearly Marked “Technical Proposal + Name of consultant” and “Financial Proposal + Name of consultant” both of which should then be sent to email@example.com with the subject reading “Tender No. GFPREQ01843 – The call for consultancy for SASA! Together baseline survey in Siaya, Kisii, Kilifi, Machakos and Turkana counties’’
The Proposal should be addressed as indicated above to reach the under signed by 9th March 2022 at 11.00 a.m. for the tender to be opened at 12.00 noon:
Any bid received by KRCS after this deadline will be rejected.
All those tenderers who download the document will be required to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for the purpose of receiving any amendments or additional information and log in details for the tender opening meeting.
Cost Structure and non-escalation
The bidder shall, in their offer (Financial Proposal), detail the proposed costs as per the template provided above.
No price escalation under this contract shall be allowed. KRCS shall not compensate any bidder for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of this RFP, and in any subsequent pre-contract process.