KAP consultant
International Medical Corps
 Employment Type: National consultancy
 Career Level: Middle Level (3+ years of experience)
 Duty Station: South Darfur State, East Jabel Mara / Deribat Locality
 Closing Date: 06 April 2020

 
 Background:

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

 

PROGRAM BACKGROUND

International Medical Corps (IMC) has been working in Darfur region since 2004 providing interventions including nutrition, primary health care, maternal and child health, secondary health care, awareness and prevention, outbreak surveillance and response, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to internally displaced people, refugees, and host communities in addition to capacity building of the Ministry of Health and the community. This is achieved through the support of the different donors, government counterparts and the population. The US Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is the largest donor supporting IMC interventions in Sudan. Under OFDA funding IMC is currently supporting 4 health facilities (Kalma, Alsalam 1, Alaslam 2and Elserif) within IDP camps in South Darfurand has now expanded to East Jabel Mara locality.

IMC in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholder has been implementing Health, Nutrition and WASH projects expected to contribute to reduction of morbidity and mortality of children under 5, pregnant and lactating mothers. The programs have adopted an integrated emergency and rehabilitation approach to prevent and treat malnutrition and improve health service delivery. IMC plans to understand in more depth and breadth the underlying risk factors associated with poor health, nutrition and WASH in its operational areas. It is expected that the findings from the survey will inform IMC management decisions on program design and implementation. This survey is therefore to help in understanding the level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) related with health, nutrition and WASH in South Darfur.

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. To determine mothers/caretaker’s knowledge and caring practice regarding infant and young child feeding. 
  2. To provide additional qualitative information on the likely causes of malnutrition and barriers to optimal infant and young child feeding nutrition practices (E.g. through focus group discussions).
  3. To formulate and provide practical and sustainable recommendations to strengthen the nutrition activities based on the survey findings.
  4. To assess the community’s knowledge, attitude, practice and beliefs regarding water, sanitation and hygiene
  5. To determine knowledge, attitudes and practices about Maternal and Child Health issues as well as other related factors such as health seeking behaviour during illness, within the target communities.


 
 Duties and responsibilities:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and design KAPsurvey protocol, including sample size estimation, population size, clustering of the villages etc, andvalidate contextual tools using KAP manual from FAO, 2014 and other appropriate tools and guidelines.
  • Train the KAP data collection teams and data clerks (including field testing)
  • Assume overall responsibility for design and implementation of the KAP, including daily supervision of KAP teams and daily data collection quality assurance
  • Be responsible for data cleaning and analysis using appropriate software i.e. Epi Info, SPSS, ENA for SMART and ODK.
  • Prepare a draft KAP survey report for review by IMC, ensuring that the assessment is comprehensive and includes all relevant indicators
  • Prepare a final report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations incorporating feedback from IMC staff on the draft report
  • Prepare and lead a validation workshop for MOH and stakeholders in Sudan, South Darfur state, Nyala. This presentation outcomes will be shared at national level via the Nutrition Cluster/Health Cluster

 

SCHEDULE (Total days 22)

Date

Activity

31st May-2nd June

  • Introduction of team
  • Overview of IMC nutrition program in Sudan, South Darfur state
  • Preparation for field

2rd June

Field visit for terminology, actors identification and availability

3th June

Preparation of survey methodology

4th June

Validation of survey methodology

7th-9th June

Training of survey staff

10th -14thJune

Data collection and data entry

15thJune

Data cleaning and analysis

16th-18thJune

Report Writing

19th-20thJune

IMC and stakeholder debriefing with presentation of key findings and recommendations

21stJune

Final Report

 

DELIVERABLES

  • Present the design, implementation and supervision strategy of the KAP survey. Validate with IMC country team and IMC TU Advisors.
  • Implement theKAP survey in Sudan, South Darfur state
  • Present a draft KAP survey report including background, methodology, results, limitations, conclusions and recommendations (short term and medium-term recommendation)
  • Present a KAP final report incorporating the feedback from the IMC country team and the TU nutrition advisor
  • Submit all the data and analysis outputs (both raw and final) electronically to IMC country team

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • A health professional or nutritionist with advanced professional degree either MPH/MSc and/or in any other data management/research fields, and relevant extensive field experience in data collection and management.
  • Significant and proven experience, at least three years, in conducting community based qualitative studies includingKAP surveys, project assessments and evaluations.
  • Knowledge in designing and implementing CMAM and IYCF programs
  • Excellent and verifiable analytical and statistical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively present information clearly and respond appropriately to questions from IMC staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Strong supervisory and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to cope with stress; hardship; patience and flexibility and willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability and willingness to travel to field sites and nutrition facilities
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of MS Office, EPI INFO, SPSS, ODK and ENA forSMART Software.
  • Fluent in written and spoken Englishandany relevant local language will be added advantage
  • The candidate must present anapproved final report of the most recent KAP survey that he/she had conducted.

Note : All applications must be submitted in envelope to International Medical Office in Amarat /Street 41 /Block 11/S , house No 3 close to Africa Road during official working hours from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm –Sunday to Thursday not later than Monday April 6,2020.




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