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CARE International is one of the World’s leading humanitarian and development organizations. Founded in 1945, CARE has been fighting global poverty and defending the dignity of people around the world, working in over 90 countries around the globe.
CARE started operations in Ghana in 1994 and have for the past 23 years, has partnered government agencies, multinational and Civil Society organizations to undertake interventions in the areas of education, food and nutrition security, financial inclusion, women’s empowerment, governance, among others.
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- Consultancy team shall have a kick -off meeting with the Adwuma Pa project team to understand the project and to collect required documents such as Theory of Change (TOC), project proposal, results framework, etc.
- Consultant shall participate in a Comprehensive Monitoring and Evaluation Plan workshop organized by Adwuma Pa Project team from 16th to 20th September, 2019
- The consultant shall submit an electronic copy of the draft inception report to Adwuma Pa Project team as stated in the agreement. Before preparing inception report, the consultant shall engage with relevant project team to come to a consensus on the baseline assessment methodology, field visit plan, sampling and so on. Consultant shall review progress markers, indicators and do the required changes with the consent of Adwuma Pa Project team. Other than the indicators, the consultant required to engage the Adwuma Pa Project team to understand the baseline situation of the areas that are going to have an impact through the project intervention.
- The draft inception report shall include a detailed methodology including tools, baseline framework along with tools to be used to gather data or information, quality assurance mechanisms of data or information collection, sampling, pilot testing, roles and responsibilities of team members, key milestones and detailed work- plan.
- The consultant shall be asked to make an oral presentation of the draft inception report.
- Prior to the pilot test and data collection, the consultant is required to train enumerators and facilitators for data or information collection
- After the pilot test, the consultant shall submit the final inception report including final tools with key words translated into local languages.
- The inception report shall be approved by the Adwuma Pa Project team before the consultant can start data collection.
- The consultant shall be provided all the Adwuma Pa Project contact details. Field project team shall arrange the field discussions as per the field visit plan to meet the primary stakeholders. Adwuma Pa Project shall issue a reference letter for the team of consultants to contact stakeholders directly by themselves
- Based on the sample frame, the consultant shall create plans for implementing the sample design and train staff to implement the designed sample
- The consultant shall identify and train a sufficient number of field workers to ensure that the survey is completed as per schedule. The consultant shall also recruit, train, assign, field, equip, supervise, and compensate all enumerators she/he needs to carry out the survey
- The consultant shall have primary responsibility for pretesting and piloting the questionnaire. After the pre-test and pilot survey, the questionnaire shall be revised based on errors detected in the pre-test and then once again translated (and back translated) into the local language
- Results of the pilot shall be entered into a Microsoft Access data entry program developed for the project to debug any errors in the program, data entry, or coding. Once the questionnaires are revised after the pilot, the data entry software will also be revised to reflect the changes in the questionnaires
- The consultant shall be responsible for all field operations, including logistical arrangements for data collection and obtaining the consent of respondents. The consultant shall contact local officials and community leaders to explain the project and obtain community consent for the baseline survey. The consultant shall obtain maps, lists and other community records as required
- Presentation: the consultant shall present the preliminary results of the baseline survey with the Adwuma Pa Project team after completion of data or information analysis for validation. The venue shall be decided during the inception phase.
- Draft baseline report: This report shall be shared after incorporating feedback which is received during the presentation.
- After receiving the draft final baseline survey report, Adwuma Pa Project team shall provide feedback to the consultant.
- Final baseline report: The final report shall be prepared after a few iterations of the report if the quality standards are not met within the first round. The Final report format shall be agreed on during the inception phase and included in the inception report. The final report shall include the completed analytical framework of the baseline survey. The review and revision process from the draft report stage to the final report shall not exceed 6 weeks. The consultant shall hand over to the Adwuma Pa project the soft copy of the completed database and the final report.
i The budget for this consultancy shall cover professional fees, travel costs, workshops, mobilization expenses and supply costs of the consultants’ team or an institution.
ii. It is important to note that should there be any problem in the delivery of outputs pertaining to quality and schedule, the consultant is expected to make the necessary corrective actions without affecting the overall project delivery. This shall have no additional cost to Adwuma Pa Project.
Appendix 1. Draft Results Framework – Adwuma Pa project
List of indicators: A complete list of indicators shall be made available after the CMEP workshop
|C1||Number (#) of indicators with increased capacity to address child labor, forced labor, trafficking in persons, or other violations of workers’ rights|
|E1||Number (#) of children engaged in or at high-risk of entering child labor provided an education or training service|
|E2||Number (#) of children engaged in or at high-risk of entering child labor provided formal education service|
|E3||Number (#) of children engaged in or at high-risk of entering child labor provided non-formal education service|
|E4||Number (#) of children engaged in or at high-risk of entering child labor provided vocational training service|
|L1||Number (#) of households receiving livelihood services|
|L2||Number (#) of adults provided employment services|
|L3||Number (#) of children provided employment services|
|L4||Number (#) of adults provided economic strengthening services|
|L5||Number (#) of adults provided other livelihood services|
|L6||Number (#) of individuals provided with a livelihood service|
|OS1||Number (#) of individuals engaged in or at high-risk of entering child labor or forced labor, or who have experienced other violations of workers’ rights, provided with services other than education or livelihood services to address child labor, forced labor, or other labor abuses|
|T1||Number (#) of individuals provided with training or other support to improve enforcement of, or compliance with child labor, forced labor, or other worker rights laws or policies|
|T2||Number (#) of educators trained|
|POC1||Percentage (%) of direct service participant children engaged in child labor|
|POC2||Percentage (%) of direct service participant children engaged in hazardous child labor|
|POC3||Percentage (%) of direct service participant children engaged in other worst forms of child labor|
|POC4||Percentage (%) of direct service participant children who regularly attend school|
|CR1||Percentage (%) vocational or other employment related training participants who complete their program|
|POH1||Percentage (%) of livelihood service participant households with at least one child engaged in child labor|
|POH2||Percentage (%) of livelihood service participant households with at least one child engaged in hazardous child labor|
|POH3||Percentage (%) of livelihood service participant households with at least one child engaged in other worst forms of child labor|
|POH4||Percentage (%) of livelihood service participant households with all children of compulsory school age regularly attending school|
|CO1||# and % of women who are active users of financial services (disaggregated by informal and formal services) (related to SDG indicator 8.10.2)|
|CO2||% of women who (report they) are able to equally participate in household financial decision-making|
|CO3||# and % of women with union, women's group or cooperative membership through which they can voice their labor rights|
Required Skills or Experience
- Minimum 5 years of hands- on experience in conducting baseline surveys, gender analysis, and evaluations for development project or programs in Ghana’s context
- Excellent understanding of local economy, functioning of cooperatives, small scale enterprises including special focus on the cocoa sub-sector
- Proven track record in gender equality and economic empowerment projects and programs
- Proven track record in quantitative and qualitative data collection tools and analysis and use of participatory approaches
- Experience in using theory of change, outcome mapping, outcome harvesting in development projects
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work with people from different backgrounds to deliver quality products within a short timeframe
- Experience and/or know-how of project implementation at the ground level
- Flexibility and , responsiveness to change/demands and openness to feedback
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Interested and eligible consultants are requested to upload their proposal in PDF describing their interest in this engagement to CARE along with their bio data and curriculum vitae to
and cc: Leticia.Haywood@care.org
with a subject heading: “Response to SOW-Baseline Survey Consultant for Adwuma Pa Project.
Email must be sent to all four (4) email addresses at the same time.
Deadline for submission of proposal is Friday 23rd August, 2019
The consultant/ firm must submit separate Technical and Financial proposals.
a. The technical proposal should provide the following among others;
- A brief description of the Consultant or firm and an outline of similar assignments conducted in the last 5 years.
- Detailed description of the consultant’s methodology for the assignment.
- The consultant’s detailed work plan and schedule for executing the assignment.
- The consultant’s team (if any) for executing the assignment, showing the staff to be deployed and their relevant expertise. Current signed CVs.
- The Financial proposal should include all costs relevant for the smooth implementation and timeliness of the assignment in accordance with the attached Terms of Reference. All costs must be in Ghana Cedis only.
Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor/ Bureau of International Labour affairs (USDOL/ILAB) under cooperative agreement Number IL?32741-18-71-K.
This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government. 100 percentage of the total costs of the project is financed with Federal funds, for a total of $5 million.