Location: Rakhine State, Myanmar
Length of Assignment: Approximately 25 working days. Preferably in May-June 2016.
Reports to: Emergency Response Manager
Application Deadline 20th April, 2016. 5:00 PM
The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct a knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) survey on gender and children with disability in relation to access to and utilization of education in Rakhine State in order to strengthen community resilience and inform programming that would provide safe and nurturing learning environment. Specifically, the research objectives are:
To assess knowledge, attitude & practices of teachers, parents and community members on gender & disable children to access education.
To identify the school and community factors that inhibit participation in the educational system.
The KAP survey will employ quantitative methods. Data and information will be gathered from sampled districts of Plan international operational areas. Respondents of the survey are expected to be teachers, parents, community members. An appropriate sampling technique will be designed to determine sample size of respondents to generate representative conclusions. Data and information gathered through quantitative methods will be analyzed and presented systematically.
The consultant is expected to travel to work from Plan International office in Sittwe, Rakhine State with data collection in Sittwe and Minbya townships the consultant will be provided access to EiE team members to and office operational support and will be expected to build the capacity of technical staff in KAP survey methodologies and orient the data collectors. The consultant expected to carry out the following initiatives
Develop survey protocol
Design survey questionnaire
Consult with EiE Specialist and EiE Project Manager to develop list of recommendations using data collected.
Report and a power point presentation in English on the results of the survey submitted to Plan International (May, 2016)
Clean data set for future reference.
Mapping of areas accessed
Budget and Payment Schedule
- 30% of fee payable upon signing of contract.
- 30% of fee payable upon validation of tool and data collection plan by EiE Specialist.
- 40% of fee payable upon submissions and approval of final report.
Plan International Myanmar will cover and arrange:
Return flights to Myanmar from consultant’s home country, and visa entry fees.Costs for accommodation in Sittwe and Yangon.
Flights to Sittwe (one round trip ticket), and taxi fare if needed (up to 10,000Kyats for airport transfers in Yangon).
Associated survey costs including transportation to survey sites, printing/duplication etc.
The consultant will be responsible for covering their own food and beverage costs (when not included with accommodation).
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Extensive theoretical and practical experience of inclusive education in humanitarian contexts and education in emergency
Willingness and capacity to be flexible and accommodating when faced with difficult and frustrating working conditions
Ability and willingness to frequently travel and stay at field base
Ability to submit a concise and well written analytical report on the results of the surveys in English
Previous experience in KAP surveys on this or related topics is considered an advantage.
Selection Criteria: Candidates will be assessed on cost and technical capacity. The candidates will be scored on 5 criteria (outlined below) this score will be weighted at 70%, the fees associated with the work will be weighted at 30%.
Submission of the following documents: Cover letter explaining interest in the role, sample of previous work, budget of estimated costs, CV of team members.
Proven technical understanding of inclusive education and education sector programming (either through CV or sample of previous work)
Availability in May 2016
Proven technical capacity in KAP survey
Experience in Myanmar
How to apply:
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit a cover letter, a comprehensive CV and details of at least 2 referees via E-mail only to: Myanmar.CO@plan-international.org.
Reference & background checks will be performed for successful candidates including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan International's Child Protection Policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted