Terms of Reference: Baseline Survey

Region: East Africa
Office: Uganda
Hours: To be discussed
Apply before: February 24, 2020

About Hivos

Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Our primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why we cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

About Work No Child’s Business

The Work No child’s business (WNCB) program is a partnership between Hivos, Save the Children, Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU), Nascent Research and Development Organization (NRDO) and Environmental Women in Action and Development (EWAD).The program aims at ensuring that children and youth are free from child labour and enjoy their rights to quality education and (future) decent work hereby contributing to SDG 8.7.

Background of assignment

The program intends to undertake a baseline assessment to establish its starting point and to define the scope in terms of the problem of child labour. The assessment will be in two districts of Moroto and Nakapiripirit in the of villages of Hutut, Acherer, Nanyidik and Nakabaat.

Scope of assignment

The consultancy will specifically establish the following information:

  • Assess the level of awareness and knowledge of the children, families, communities and other stakeholders on child rights and alternative livelihood.
  • To establish the level of effective legislation/policies on child labour and education and implementation thereof by the government, NGOs/CBOs.
  • To investigate the collaborations between governments, businesses and communities in the enforcement of the available laws.
  • To establish the level of business knowledge, commitment and technical capacity to respect and promote child rights of the companies and trade unions.
  • To establish factors that lead to poor labour practices in supply chains.
  • To assess the community perception and how child labour is handled.
  • To establish the characteristics of households and children engaged in child labour.

Expected deliverables

  •  A technical proposal with a clear interpretation of the TORs, methodology, work plan, budget (in UGX) and proposed tools. (No more than 5 pages).
  • An inception report that includes a refined methodology, tools, and work plan as agreed on with WNCB coordinator/Hivos and SCI (Research Board) in discussions following award of contract. (No more than 5 pages).
  • Draft report will be shared with the Research board for input/feedback. (No more than 30 pages).
  • A validation workshop to triangulate the information collected as well as to enrich the findings to which the Research Board will be invited.
  • Final report with relevant information approved by Research Board in hard copies and electronic copies.
  • Presentation of findings at a dissemination workshop for the stakeholders.
  • A power point presentation, a soft copy and 2 hard copies of the final report. The report should clearly present specific areas highlighted above.
  • A 1-2-page info-graphic document showing results.

Qualification and experience of the consultant/team

The consulting firm or consultant(s) will be selected on the basis of their proven experience, qualifications and ability to deliver a quality product in a timely and efficient manner. Particular qualifications and experience of the lead consultant team members include:

  • The lead Consultant or a member of the team should hold a Master’s degree in Social Sciences.
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research, data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Experience in conducting a multi-sectoral assessment.
  • A soft copy of two recent needs assessment reports to demonstrate the previous experience.
  • Certificate of service/consultancy’s accomplishment.
  • A list of 3 recent organizations for which services have been provided.

The detailed terms of reference can be downloaded from this link.

Expression of Interest

Interested consultants/firms should include the following in their applications:

  • Detailed technical proposal in response to TOR, with specific focus on interpretation of TORs, methodology, budget and work plan to be used and key selection criteria.
  • Initial work plan based on methodology.
  • Company profile or CV including a minimum of 3 references.
  • Detailed budget breakdown based on expected daily rates and initial work plan.

Submit your application to: eastafricajobs@hivos.org by 24 February 2020.