Consultancy to Support Age, Gender, Disability Protection Analysis

Project Title: Enhancing the protection of vulnerable refugee and host communities in Kakuma, Dadaab, and Nairobi.

1. CONTEXT

Project Summary

HI is implementing a protection project in the refugee hosting locations of Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi, with a focus on Child Protection in Dadaab and Kakuma, and Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Nairobi. The 2-year project (September 2020 – August 2022) has been funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM).

The project has identified the need to assess the protection situation for person’s with disability especially children with disabilities who are disproportionately affected by violence, facing a variety of challenges: marginalization, lack of access to adapted services, and even direct targeting for violence. There is, however, variation in prevalence figures which would suggest that children with disabilities are not being properly identified or receiving needed services. Children with disabilities as well as children whose parents and/or caregivers have a disability, are not only among the most isolated, socially excluded and marginalized of all displaced populations, but also among those most vulnerable to violence and abuse. Studies show that children with disabilities are almost four times more likely to experience violence than non-disabled children, 3.7 times more likely than non-disabled children to be victims of any sort of violence, 3.6 times more likely to be victims of physical violence, and 2.9 times more likely to be victims of sexual violence. Children with mental or intellectual impairments appear to be among the most vulnerable, with 4.6 times the risk of sexual violence than their non-disabled peers. The intersection between disability gender and age make girls with disabilities in increase increased risks to face violence especially sexual abuse and exploitation and also child marriage, the population of urban refugees faces many risks as a result of multiple and complex unmet needs that cut across social, medical, and economic dimensions.

Overall Goal of the project

The overall goal of the project is strengthening the protection environment for refugee and host communities through the provision of community-based services including Protection, Rehabilitation, and Psychosocial Support. In addition to this, the project aims to inform on actions targeting children with disabilities through documentation.

Justification for calling upon a Consultant to provide a service.

To eliminate bias and ensure quality time in expedition of the activity, an external consultant will be engaged to conduct an AGD Protection Risk Analysis at refugee hosting locations in Kakuma, Dadaab and Nairobi including HI facilities that provide rehabilitation services, areas surrounding HI facilities that is from beneficiaries’ home areas to HI facilities, within the home areas of persons with disabilities and in areas where HI refers its beneficiaries to.

  1. DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUIRED SERVICE PROVISION

The overall objective of the AGD Protection Risk Analysis is to ensure protection risks and potential violation of rights of persons with disabilities specifically children are identified and addressed through the consultation and coordination mechanisms in the camps. This will be done through understanding the causes and consequences of protection risks with a special focus on children with disabilities. Thereafter the causes and consequences are mitigated across all sectors through unified preparation of safety protocols incorporation of protection principles and promoting meaningful access, safety and dignity in humanitarian aid. This will also be included in the program development, planning and implementation.

In addition, HI will use an intersectional approach to uncover the dynamics that shape the risks and resilience of persons with disabilities in humanitarian contexts and to identify persons with disabilities who face particular or multiple protection risks, their needs and the specific barriers they face. Guided by IASC guidelines on inclusion for persons with disabilities, as well as HI experience in inclusion programming, including child protection, the project will ensure meaningful access, adaptations and reasonable accommodations are put in place at the service points.

Specific goals:

The project seeks a mixed methodology data collection incorporating both quantitative and qualitative data and information on the protection situation (threats, capacities, vulnerabilities) at a specific time and place (as defined by the scope and scale of the assessment), providing information on:

· Protection risks with a focus on children with disabilities.

· Protection needs of with a focus on children with disabilities.

· Capacities and positive and negative coping strategies

· Barriers for access to protection services

· Life-saving assistance or immediate support needed.

Data collection methods used may include KII with 30 multisectoral partners across Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi and 70 FGDs targeting 10% of 13,831 targeted children with disabilities, single sex when relevant, across Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi.

Service requested:

The services requested from the consultant will be preparation of AGD protection analysis data collection tool, engagement and training of enumerators for quality data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and production of analysis report. In addition, data will be presented to HI project team.

Adherence to safety and ethical principles while collecting protection data should be ensured through;

i. Compliance with HI PSEAH and CP policies;

ii. Conducting single sex FGD when relevant;

iii. Ensuring that women and persons with disabilities are part of data collection team.

iv. Put in place C-19 IPC measures

Service from HI:

The services HI will provide will include; introductory induction on objectives of the protection risk analysis, mobilizing targeted persons with disabilities, introduction to key partners for the KII sessions, reviewing data collection tools and providing inputs, monitoring progress of activity, reviewing and providing inputs on the final analysis report.

Anticipated Results and Indicators:

Below are reported some of the key protection issues [1]to analyze, monitor and report that could be the focus of the Protection Risk Analysis.

  • Violence, abuse, exploitation, coercion, and deliberate deprivation – including cases related to GBV and violence against children (VAC),

  • Specific and targeted violence and abuse against boys and girls with different types of disabilities, such as forced drug use, sterilization, isolation, verbal violence, blood revenge, abduction.

  • the level of social acceptance of common forms of GBV, such as child marriage, survival sex e.t.c

  • self-protection strategies, (negative) coping mechanisms, and social cohesion;

  • access to public health information and medical services (prevention, testing, and treatment);

  • access to other essential services (WASH, shelter, food security, livelihood, psychosocial support, protection and legal services);

  • Social, cultural and traditional beliefs to identify power relations and situations of discrimination, stigmatization and exclusion of specific populations (e.g. displaced persons or persons with disabilities);

Among those key protection issues, particular attention should be paid to persons with disabilities, especially women, boys and girls with disabilities, in order to identify if they are exposed to specific protection risks (such as violence, including gender-based violence due to traditional practices, stigma, discriminatory service delivery and protection mechanisms, etc.). Specific questions should be designed to identify risks, concerns and barriers towards persons with disabilities especially children with disabilities and method of assessment should be adapted to ensure meaningful participation and their safety.

CONSULTANT’S PROFILE

The required background and experience of the Consultant is as follows:

  • At least seven years of professional experience in the field of protection and development; **
  • At least seven years of professional experience in the field of migration management, preferably behavioural change communication and awareness raising campaigns; **
  • Record of publication on protection and disability studies issues is a strong asset;**
  • Experience of carrying out mixed-methods baseline studies and evaluations and in producing high quality analytical reports (examples of previous work will be requested); **
  • Statistical analysis skills and strong proficiency with data analysis packages**
  • Knowledge of ethical and safety principles for protection data collection, GBV guiding principles; collection of disability data using the WGSQ and child protection minimum standards.**
  • Excellent communication and written skills in English and knowledge of local languages and the ability to present data concisely and clearly.**

2. SERVICE DURATION AND LOCATION

o Start date: 20th March 2021
o Mission end date: 20th April 2021
o Service location (s): Nairobi, Kakuma and Dadaab.

It is anticipated that the survey will take approximately 25 days to complete including days of field work (data collection) in Dadaab, Kakuma and Nairobi, briefings with the project team and senior management team, report writing and presentation.

On the basis of the proposed mission duration laid down in these Terms of Reference, the Consultant must set up a work schedule for the performance of the service. Which will be reviewed by HI team.

The work schedule must clearly specify the manner in which the Consultant will approach the activities required to perform the service. (number of FGD and KIIS conducted, etc.)

Methodology:

The consultant will use a range of methodologies that shall be participatory, inclusive, and child-friendly and ensure the participation of all key stakeholders. Wherever possible, the data obtained should be triangulated to reach conclusions based on a thorough analysis

The survey will amongst others consider:

  • Desk review of the project documents – Proposal document including the Log Frame, M&E plans, project quality frameworks, HI AGD intersectionality etc.
  • Quantitative methods including well-developed survey tools (questionnaires) to be administered to sampled beneficiaries
  • Qualitative methods through a thorough analysis of information gathered from interviews, focus group discussions etc.
  • Primary data and data analysis process will be disaggregated by the disability, gender and age parameters.
  • Beneficiary friendly approaches and tools as per the age, gender and disability policy provisions.

All data collected should be disaggregated by sex, age and disability

The schedule must indicate the progress and/or the standard of service performance, including the criteria and/or indicators to check that the service provision is proceeding smoothly.

1. REPORT

HI aims at ensuring data is well captured and disaggregated in terms of representation across:

· Age: 0-11 years; 12-17 years; 18 and over

· Gender: Male and Female

· Disability: Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Speech Impairment, Psychosocial and Cognitive disability, Physical disabilities.

The report therefore should consider AGD analysis, how the intersectionality of Age, Gender and Disability affect individuals/community members, in terms of exacerbating their protection risks, and also to verify the causal relationship between the protection vulnerabilities and disability.

The report is to be presented in English language, in consideration to HI branding practices that will be provided upon commencing.

The submission date of first draft is 21st April, thereafter, the consultant will incorporate feedback from HI technical team, and a presentation to HI project team upon completion.

2. RESOURCE PERSON

Within the framework of the service provision, the Consultant will be asked to collaborate with Humanity and Inclusion-Handicap International’s teams and in particular with Ms Irene Mulunda – [email protected] who will be the point of contact.

How to apply

1. Evaluation

Application documents submitted will be evaluated in three (stages);

  1. General Mandatory Evaluation Criteria

For firms or institutions

Consultancy to Support Age, Gender, Disability Protection Analysis

1 Certificate of Registration

2 Trade license Certificate/ Business Permit

3 PIN/VAT Registration Certificate

4 Current Tax Compliance Certificate

5 Personal Accident Insurance cover

For Individuals

Consultancy to Support Age, Gender, Disability Protection Analysis

1 National ID

2 Relevant certifications

3 PIN/VAT Registration Certificate

4 Current Tax Compliance Certificate

5 Personal Accident insurance cover

  1. Technical Capacity Evaluation)

a) Profile and experience of the company:

i. The firm should have proven expertise and experience in undertaking the service delivery. Attach three reference letters

ii. Provide list of assignments undertaken similar scope of work within the last 2 years along with names of clients (including contact person, email contacts, Postal address and telephone numbers – this must include the three referees provided above)

b) Professional/technical capacity/ capability

i. The proposed staff should have relevant experience and professional qualifications in the relevant field

  1. Financial Evaluation

At the Financial stage, the Lowest Competitive Evaluated bidder and within budget estimates will be considered for the award of the contract.

3: How to Apply

Potential service providers who meet these requirements and are available within the time period indicated should submit an application letter and curriculum vitae indicating their relevant qualifications, skills and experience, their understanding of the TOR, detailed budget as well as three recommendation letters by the current and previous institutions where similar services are/were provided.

The deadline for submission of expression of interest (technical and financial budget proposal) is 25th March, 2021. However the applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Interested and eligible bidders are requested to send soft copies of application and company profile documents listed below to the following email address: [email protected]

(Please indicate REF: KEN/NAIR/2021/008 Consultancy to Support Age, Gender, Disability Protection Analysis on the subject line in your email application)

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