Full Time CARE Consultancy for a Mid-term Study in Accra
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- Empowering women through agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options
- Strengthening the financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households.
- Improving Nutrition
- Strengthening Community Governance
- To assess changes in the level of economic empowerment of women through; agricultural and non-agricultural livelihood options;
- To assess changes in the level of economic poverty reduction;
- To uncover and document “significant change stories” among beneficiaries;
- To assess dietary diversity of households as an indicator of nutritional status;
- To measure the extent of financial inclusion of women in cocoa-farming households;
- To measure improvements in community governance processes; and
- To measure and document “lessons” learned from Prosper I.
- Prevalence of population with moderate or severe food insecurity, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
- Household dietary diversity
- Proportion of the population living below the national poverty line
- # and % of women who are active users of financial services
- % of women (15-49 years) who consume at least 5 out of 10 defined food groups (MDDW)
- # and % of households who report a change in nutrition behaviour
- # of households consuming vegetables from household production
- Proportion of Children 6–23 months of age who receive a minimum acceptable diet (MAD)
- Dietary diversity score for children of school going age.
- % women with increased capability to perform economic activity
- # and % of women in communities who report on increased income as a result of IGA
- # and/or % of women in communities who report an increased control of income
- % of women farmers who (report they) are able to equally participate in household financial decision making
- New or amended policies, legislation, public programs, and/or budgets responsive to the rights, needs, and demands of people of all genders
- # and % of communities with at least one project implemented in collaboration with the district assembly
- Have a kick-off meeting with the Project team to understand the project and collect relevant project documents.
- Review existing project documents (such as the baseline report) and develop survey methodology in collaboration with the project team.
- Develop an appropriate sampling plan that meets international standards to capture an appropriate sample of beneficiaries.
- Develop a survey instrument(s) based on the project objectives, and indicators; build on existing survey instrument used for the baseline survey.
- Design/develop tools to capture incidental and unintended outcomes that could be attributed to the project
- Develop an online mobile collection plan
- Train enumerators in mobile data collection.
- Conduct data collection within the identified sampled communities, and respondents
- Analyse data collected using agreed-on tools such as SPSS, Excel and/or STATA or a mixture of them.
- Present a draft report for review by the CARE team followed by an oral presentation (using Microsoft PowerPoint) on an agreed date.
- Present a final report with an Executive Summary, data tables, field photos and a bibliography.
Required Skills or Experience
To be considered for this consultancy, the candidate must demonstrate capacity and capabilities in the following:
- A Statistician, Demographer, philosopher or researcher with expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
- Excellent knowledge in using statistical data and qualitative data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, NVivo, etc.)
- Familiarity with survey data codification data entry software;
- Experience with DHS, UNICEF MICS surveys, or other similar survey
- Evidence of previous work in conducting household level quantitative surveys
- Proven ability to liaise with district and local authorities, NGOs, development agencies and groups participating in the intervention
- A high level of spoken and written English is essential, and the ability to speak other local languages will be an added advantage
- Working experience in the project operational areas
- Capacity to store and maintain data in a manner that protects respondents’ identities;
- Be ready to assume work as soon as contract is awarded.
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How to Apply
- A technical proposal demonstrating the understanding of the assignment, including an indicative workplan;
- A financial proposal outlining the cost elements, providing consultant day rates and anticipated data collection costs;
- At least two samples of relevant previous work;
- The CVs of the Core Team Members to carry out the assignment.
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