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Consultancy Opportunity

Development and Partnership in Action (DPA) Cambodia supports programmes in Integrated Community Development (ICD) and Partnership and Advocacy. DPA is currently seeking a qualified Expatriate or Cambodian for carrying out the collection of baseline data for the Integrated Community Development Project in Kampong Thom and Steung Treng.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Collect and review key project documents (narrative and log frame) and critically review the indicators, suggesting any changes considered necessary for the indicators so that they accurately measure the intended changes, and against which data can be collected and reported upon in a cost-effective manner;
  2. Review all relevant documents which could provide contextual information and other statistical data relevant to the indicators stated above and in the project document;
  3. Consider other, existing secondary sources of data that can provide relevant baseline data or which could provide comparative statistics (as a form of proxy ‘control’ groups);
  4. Design quantitative and qualitative assessment tools as appropriate (such as key informants interviews, and focused group discussion) to gather qualitative data;
  5. Submit an inception report detailing the above to DPA and SCIAF for approval a proposal for this baseline survey;
  6. Carry out data collection, analysis, and reporting
  7. Prepare and submit a draft baseline survey report, and provide a debriefing session on the main findings, to DPA and SCIAF; and
  8. Compile a final Baseline survey report that incorporates all comments on the draft report

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  1. Qualifications in relevant fields, such as integrated community development, environment, climate change, DRR, eco-ecological agriculture and food security
  2. Qualifications and experience in designing and carrying out quantitative and qualitative research
  3. Minimum five years’ experience in carrying out similar work, including baseline surveys
  4. Have a good understanding of the Cambodian context
  5. Fluent in speaking, reading and writing English and Khmer

All interested candidates should submit their CV including three references and a cover letter to Ms. Sok Sinuon, Admin and Procurement Officer via sok.sinuon@dpacam.org or at DPA Office in Phnom Penh (House #3, Street 323, Sangkat Boeung Kak II, Khan Toul Kork). All applications must be received no later than close of business on 25th April 2018.

The detailed ToR is available at DPA office in Phnom Penh (from Ms. Sok Sinuon) or DPA Website – http://www.dpacam.org. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

 

TERM OF REFERENCE

BASELINE STUDY OF THE DPA ICD STUNG TRENG AND KAMPONG THOM PROGRAMME 2018

  1. Programme Background

The main objective of the baseline study is to provide reliable baseline data for an integrated, multi-sectoral community development programme working in four districts in two provinces, Stung Treng and Kampong Thom. The programme aims to work with around 20,000 people; with different individuals accessing different kinds of support. The programme will work with people in 50 villages in the four districts. The baseline should be completed by the end of June 2018, in order to inform the finalization of the programme log frame.

  1. Baseline Study Objectives:

The main objective of the study is to provide reliable baseline information on agriculture and livelihoods; water, sanitation and hygiene; natural resources, climate change, and disaster risk reduction; and gender issues for the target localities in two provinces which will be used as benchmarks against which changes and progress of achievements can be measured and evaluated using verifiable indicators in the logical framework during the project implementation phase.

Specific areas of interest include:

  1. Poverty, incomes and food security;
  2. Farmers’ organization, production, value addition and access to markets;
  3. Access to potable water, and sanitation and hygiene practices;
  4. Individual and community resilience in the face of climate variability and change;
  5. Sustainable management of natural resources including forest, forestland and rivers, and community access to non-timber forest products (NTFP) and;
  6. Women’s participation, voice, choice, and power in livelihoods and public, community and family life.

III. Methodology:

The study has to be designed as a holistic assessment, comprising both the qualitative and quantitative components. The consultant and the team are expected to use different assessment tools, comprising primary data collection (through qualitative and quantitative household survey questionnaires) and secondary data review and literature survey. Furthermore, the study will be undertaken in a participatory and collective manner.

  1. The scope of Work:
  2. Collect and review key project documents (narrative and logframe) and critically review the indicators, suggesting any changes considered necessary for the indicators so that they accurately measure the intended changes, and against which data can be collected and reported upon in a cost-effective manner;
  3. Review all relevant documents which could provide contextual information and other statistical data relevant to the indicators stated above and in the project document;
  4. Consider other, existing secondary sources of data that can provide relevant baseline data or which could provide comparative statistics (as a form of proxy ‘control’ groups);
  5. The methodology should be based on participatory approaches that ensure active participation of all stakeholders, the ICD programme staff, local authorities, local communities, direct beneficiaries;
  6. Design quantitative and qualitative assessment tools as appropriate (such as key informants interviews, and focused group discussion) to gather qualitative data;
  7. Submit an inception report detailing the above to DPA and SCIAF for approval a proposal for this baseline survey;
  8. Once approved, carry out data collection, analysis, and reporting;
  9. Prepare and submit a draft baseline survey report to DPA and SCIAF for comment; and
  10. Compile a final Baseline survey report that incorporates all comments on the draft report

 

  1. Roles of Participants:
  • The consultant: the consultant is the Team Leader and responsible for guiding the overall process and writing the report. The specific responsibilities of the consultant are outlined below.
  • Baseline Team: Baseline team in each of the two provinces number between three to four people will involve in the baseline study process. The Team Leader will train the team members in the data collection process.
  • Baseline Committee: The Baseline Committee will consist of Mam Sambath, Executive Director of DPA; Lay Sophea, DPA ICD programme manager, Lim Pharoeun, DPA Monitoring Officer, Phung Sila, ICD-Kampong Thom Provincial Project Manager (PPM), Hong Kimly, ICD-Stung Treng PPM and Mark Adams, Programme Manager of SCIAF. During the data collection process, one member of the baseline committee will spend at least half of his time with a field programme to oversee the data collection phase. Committee members will be available to the consultant for consultation on the general direction of the baseline study, the progress and to address any issues or concerns arising during the exercise.  

 

  1. Team Leader’s Roles and Responsibilities:
  2. To review relevant documents.
  3. With baseline committee selected from senior staff, to review, adjust and finalize the research plan including tools, indicators, sampling size, and timeframe.
  4. Train and enable the team members to implement the research plan and use the selected tools to collect the data.
  5. With the baseline committee, to supervise the data collection process in both provinces to ensure the reliability and validity of the information.
  6. To analyze the data and present the results in a comprehensive baseline report. The report should follow the attached outline.
  7. To present a draft of the report to the baseline committee and Manos Unidas for feedback. Incorporate relevant comments and produce a final version of the report

VII. Deliverable Outputs:

  1. Inception report including a clear, detailed methodology for the collection, analysis and reporting of data; associated tools (such as forms/checklists); outline of the team to carry out the research, including roles and responsibilities, qualifications and experience; and a budget and work-plan for the baseline study;
  2. Draft Survey Report, in compliance with the ‘Outline of the Final Baseline Report’ below. It should be a concise but comprehensive Baseline Study report of (70-100 pages, plus annexes) in line with objectives and tasks included in this ToR.
  3. Debriefing on key findings of the draft survey report in Phnom Penh;
  4. Final Survey Report.

Ideally, the field work shall be completed by the end of May 2018.

The first draft version of baseline survey report shall be submitted to Executive Director of DPA and SCIAF by the 15 June 2018.

Debriefing should be tentatively scheduled for 20th June.

The final version of baseline survey report must be submitted to Executive Director of DPA and SCIAF by the 29th June 2018.

VIII. Outline of Final Baseline Report:

Acknowledgment

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. The baseline survey (Objective and Survey Methodology)
  • Detailed Findings and analysis in both provinces
  1. Summary
  2. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations

Annexes:

IX. Duration

The duration of the assignment is assumed to be around 25 days. Ideally the field work shall be completed by the end of May 2018. The consultant will include the work plan in the inception report (that submit to DPA and SCIAF prior to carrying out the baseline survey).

In order to bid for this Baseline Survey, provide a written proposal, including a clear, detailed methodology for the collection, analysis and reporting of data; outline of the team to carry out the research, including roles and responsibilities, qualifications and experience (including CVs of team leader and team members); and a budget and work-plan for the baseline study; an example of a previous baseline survey report, and a list of previous relevant work with references.

Proposals should be submitted to DPA by close of business on 25th April 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and we expect to hold interviews on Monday 30th April.

IMPACT Impact Indicator 1
In North East Cambodia men and women in 50 villages in two provinces and four districts have reduced poverty levels, increased food security, enhanced resilience to the impact of climate change, and sustainably manage and protect their natural resources. Beneficiaries direct and indirect (F: 14,740 & M: 12,281; school children girls: 967 & boys: 1,016)- total 29,000 Target HHS report reduced poverty rate (≥1% per year).
Impact Indicator 2
SO5: Improve capacities, knowledge and awareness for climate change responses; SO6: Promote adaptive social protection and participatory approaches in reducing loss and damage due to climate change.
Impact Indicator 3
Number of Women in Public Decision-Making Positions in the 50 villages.
OUTCOME 1 OUTCOME 1.1
Sustainable food production systems and agriculture practice, resilient and adaptive communities to the impact of climate change,  equitable access to improved water and sanitation facilities, inclusive protected and managed community lands, rivers and forest and women and girls rights realised and protected (F: 9,827 & M: 8,029 & school children girls: 967 & boys: 1,016- direct beneficiaries)  Total Women and Men 17,856 Children 1,983 Direct Beneficiaries: 19,839 Number of targeted households  and food producers reporting increased annual household income, disaggregated by gender farmer and/or gender of household head.
Output Indicator 1.2
Number of targeted households stating to be food secure
Outcome  Indicator 1.3
The number of women and men who state they feel prepared to deal with disasters and have adapted farming practice to changing weather patterns.
  Outcome Indicator 1.4
The number of women and men and children have sustainable access to water and sanitation facilities.
Outcome Indicator 1.5
Number of hectares river and forest  lands sustainably managed and protected by the community
Outcome Indicator 1.6
The number of women able to accurately state 3 gender awareness campaign messages.
OUTPUT 1 Output Indicator 1.1
1375 small-scale farmers women and 442 men, food producers have increased income, strengthened value chain, savings and access to market Number of targeted women and men AG group members, trained in sustainable farming; systems of rice intensification, vegetable and cash crops production
Output Indicator 1.2
Number of targeted women and men AC members selling rice directly to private sector companies
Output Indicator 1.3
Number of hectares of irrigated farming land and number of farmers with irrigated land
WEIGHTING  30 (%) Output Indicator 1.4
  Number of women and men SHSG members  receiving loans from group savings.
 
OUTPUT 2 Output Indicator 2.1
917 HH [F: 1944 and M: 1724] (in which, 283 FHH, 258 landless HH, and 127 PLWD) [ in 46 villages and 236 school children girls and 277 boys in 3 schools increase food and income due to new or additional sustainable sources of food and/or livelihood Number of  livelihood groups (LG) women and men, school children, trained in integrated “vegetable and fish pond”, fish processing, NTFP, cattle and poultry.
Output Indicator 2.2
Number of livelihood group members, women and men, earning income from value added produce and or, poultry and or vegetables at market.
WEIGHTING  20 (%) Output Indicator 2.3
  Number of schools and number of school children growing veg and fish ponds, and selling home grown products to villagers
 
INPUT 3 Output Indicator 3.1
Community action plans (CAPs) 10 villages are incorporated into  Commune Level DRR plans and 3 District Emergency Response plans (F: 245 & M: 204)   Total 449 Number of government officials, trained to undertake, emergency response and DRR training, and mitigation activities
Output Indicator 3.2
Number of at target  villages women and men trained in hazard vulnerability disaster risk reduction, preparedness, and response and adaption strategies
Output Indicator 3.3
Number of  target village women and men stating village able to identify hazards and the planned response post-training.
WEIGHTING 10 (%) Output  Indicator 3.4
  Number of CAP and DRR plans and ER plans developed in the 10 villages; Number of households in villages covered by commune and district DRR and Emergency R plans. population
 
 
 
OUTPUT 4 Output Indicator 4.1
3,103 HH F: 6578 & M: 5834](including 941 FHH, 86 PLWD and 575 poorest HH) in 50 villages and (967 primary school girls and 1,016 boys have good hygiene practice) have , increased and equitable access to safe clean water, improved sanitation facilities and reduced open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls  Number of villagers and school children who can describe hygiene messages post campaign
Output Indicator 4.2
Number of community animators women and men trained on CLS and mapping ODA and number of women and men participate in CLS
Output Indicator 4.3
Number of CLS  participants women and men provided with technical input to build own sanitation facility
Output Indicator 4.4
Number of CLS vulnerable participants women and men supported with technical and materials to build own latrines
Output Indicator 4.5
Number of school children girls and boys with access to improved school washing facilities and improved latrine latrines.
Output Indicator 4.6
Number of villagers with  access to  of water stations with piped water and  water stations with bottled water
  Output Indicator 4.7
  Number of water filters to # of ID Poor FHH, PLWD, Landless households
 
OUTPUT 5 Output Indicator 5.1
4 NR management committees with 35 women and 61 men members implement NRM management plans to protect and manage number of hectares of lands, forest and rivers NR village members (F1317 & M1272 members with 9197 hectares of forest, land rivers) Kuoy IP village complete all steps in government process complete and new CPA forest registered
Output Indicator 5.2
Coverage of hectares of forest trees planted
Output Indicator 5.3
Coverage of hectare of land rivers and forest patrolled twice a month to prevent and or report  illegal logging, fishing and land grabbing: patrolling reports produced each month including reports of illegal events
Output Indicator 5.4
Research on NRM completed and input to number of committees network meetings and DPA NRM national level advocacy
OUTPUT 6 Output Indicator 6.1
Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political economic and public life (8,100  women and 5,400 men).  Number of Gender Focal Person (GFP) women and men trained on women rights, government law and issues and leadership and receive Khmer language literacy
Output Indicator 6.2
Number of village campaigns on women’s on  rights, gender law and policy
Output Indicator 6.3
Number of GFP reports on women issues per village
  Output Indicator 6.4
  Number of women advised on where to find specialist assistance

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