Johanniter Baseline Survey for a Regional Project on Health, Nutrition and Wash Jobs in South Sudan

Johanniter Baseline Survey for a Regional Project on Health, Nutrition and Wash Jobs in South Sudan


  • South Sudan has experienced cumulative effects of years of prolonged conflict, chronic vulnerabilities and weak essential services have left 7.5 million people – more than two thirds of the population – in need of humanitarian assistance.

  • About 5.29 million people (45.2% of the population) in South Sudan were severely food insecure in January 2020, in a prolonged food crisis projected to worsen in the coming months.

  • Floods, insecurity and low food production exacerbate the food crisis. About 1.3 million children under five years are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2020.

  • The population still faces limited availability and a lack of access to health services which have largely contributed to one of the highest under-five mortality rates (90.7 deaths per 1,000 live births) and maternal mortality rates (789 deaths per 100,000 live births) worldwide.

  • Protection concerns remain significant, with affected populations expressing fear over persistent insecurity, protection threats, human rights violations and gender-based violence (GBV).

    Purpose, Objectives and Use

  • The purpose of this consultancy is to conduct the baseline data collection as defined hereunder of the project.

    It is expected that this baseline data collection and review will interrogate the implementation methodologies geared towards establishing the following:

  • Improved utilization of health, nutrition and WASH services by pregnant and lactating women, children and other vulnerable people in South Sudan, Kenya and Uganda by 2023.

  • The Baseline will seek to collect baseline data on the indicators which will guide achieving the above mentioned specific goal of the project, as defined in the project proposal (will be made available to consultant).

    Key data to be collected for the baseline include:

  • Data related to the below indicators will be collected/ included in the baseline.

    Outcome level:

    Number of health consultations provided for beneficiaries

  • Proportion of children under 5 years presenting with malaria who have received effective malaria treatment within 24 hours of onset of their symptoms.

  • Proportion of children exclusively breastfed until 6 months of age in the target area.

    Prevalence rate GAM (MAM and SAM) in children under 5.

  • Prevalence of diarrhea in children under 5

    Output level

  • % of identified GBV survivors referred to treatment Centers for medical and psychosocial care

  • Number of health referrals (from community to health facilities)

  • Number of healthcare consultations

  • Number of women who attended ANC visits (New and re-visits)

  • % of HH in the target area with basic knowledge on gender based violence

  • % of persons identified with mental illnesses receiving psychosocial care (counselling and play/sport activities)

  • % of <5 children with MAM attaining normal weight

  • Cure rate (%) of children with severe acute malnutrition with medical complications admitted at the Stabilization Center

  • % of malnourished children (SAM) who have recovered following treatment.

  • Proportion mothers who are aware about new-born early initiation of breastfeeding

  • % of households in the target area with access to safe, clean and sufficient quantity of water

  • % HH with 2 water containers (as per SPHERE Standard)

  • % of households in the target area who
    know at least three critical times for hand washing

    Number of staff trained

  • The above baseline data should be sub aggregated into host community data and refugees’ data, disaggregated by sex, age and disability and should allow for comparison with the end line report data.

  • The purpose of this baseline study will be to provide an information base against which to monitor and assess an intervention’s progress and effectiveness during implementation and after it is completed.

  • The data collected will form a basis against which the degree and quality of change during an intervention’s implementation will be measured.

  • Therefore some data might be available from the secondary sources but will be included in the baseline to form the baseline against which the end line will be measured/ compared.

    Scope of Work

  • The baseline study will take a sample of community members and other stakeholders from the above-mentioned locations.

    The assignment shall generally be divided in the following summary steps

  • 1- Developing data collection tools based on the indicators and information needed.

  • 2- Defining the sample size households and individuals from the population targeted on this data collection

  • 3- Oversee remotely (no travel in-countries possible/ planned) the pre-testing and overall data collection

  • 4- Consolidate and analyze the data collected

  • 5- Produce draft and final reports for this assignment

    Duration of the baseline

  • The baseline study shall be undertaken in the months of August and September 2020.

    Methodology

  • The consultant is expected to propose scientifically, culturally and socially appropriate approaches that will be used to answer the questions raised in this ToR.

  • Mainly quantitative approach should be used as well as primary and secondary data in analysing the baseline survey findings. Additional propositions to be determined by the consultant and discussed before contracting to form part of this ToR.

  • The consultant must demonstrate ability to remotely manage the survey by providing details of the process including the tools to be developed, formats and method

    Therefore to achieve this the consultant is expected to:

  • Develop the primary and secondary data collection tools that will be used to collect information related to the above indicators

  • Clarify the population(households/ individuals) sample for each indicator from which the sampling shall be done to ensure statistical representative of the results

  • Provide oversight of the data collection process to the teams in the field in all three countries via remote management.

  • Undertake data analysis from the three countries

  • Validation and sharing workshop. The baseline findings should be validated through workshop among key staff of the JOHANNITER, partner NGO staff, and any other stakeholder.

  • Make a draft report based on findings and final report writing based on the feedbacks from JOHANNITER team.

    How to Apply

  • If interested submit the following to the email contact; hr.uganda@thejohanniter.org and the deadline for submission is 15th August 2020. The email subject should be “Regional Baseline Consultancy Proposal”

  • A technical proposal

  • A financial proposal,

  • The detailed CV of the consultant(s) who will be involved on the baseline

  • Profile of the consultancy firm if it’s not an individual consultant.

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