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The Story Kitchen

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Terms of Reference (ToR) for Conducting Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Survey

1.     Background:

The South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Power Transmission and Distribution System Strengthening Project (PTDSSP) aims to modernize and reinforce the power supply system in Kathmandu Valley and other regions, including Bharatpur, Pokhara, and Madhesh Province. This Technical Assistance (TA) supports the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in strengthening its Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) mainstreaming process. The project demonstrates a pro-poor and gender-responsive service delivery model, focusing on improving the capacity of NEA and the community to utilize electricity efficiently and productively.

The KAP survey will measure the impact of the intervention, identify areas of success, and pinpoint aspects that require further improvement in the project's seven themes: electricity processes, electricity theft, ensuring electrical safety, electric cooking and other electrical appliances, access to digital services, women's unpaid care and domestic work/safety, and participation, decision-making, and leadership. Additionally, it will serve as a baseline for ongoing and future assessments, facilitating the continuous improvement of intervention strategies. Therefore, The Story Kitchen is seeking a consulting service to conduct this survey.

2.     Objective:

The primary objective of the KAP survey is to evaluate the current levels of knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) and electricity usage among the target community in the eight districts of Madhesh Province. The survey aims to provide critical insights into the community's understanding, perceptions, and behaviors related to GESI and electricity usage, guiding future intervention strategies and ensuring sustained impact.

Specific objectives include:

  • Understanding the community's awareness of GESI issues and electricity usage.
  • Analyzing community attitudes towards GESI and electricity conservation.
  • Identifying current practices related to electricity usage and GESI.
  • Measuring the impact of the intervention, identifying areas of success, and pinpointing aspects that require further improvement.

3.     Scope of Work:

The survey will be conducted in the eight districts of Madhesh Province: Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, and Saptari. An estimated 450 to 500 participants are expected to take part in the survey. In addition, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) must be organized to provide a more detailed impact assessment.

The researcher will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Survey Design and Planning: The researcher must develop a detailed survey methodology, including sampling design, data collection tools, and analysis plan. They must finalize the questionnaire in alignment with the project’s objectives and the specific components outlined in the strategy paper. The researcher must plan to conduct surveys through remote methods such as through the phone.  
  • Enumerator Management: The researcher must recruit, train, and manage a team of enumerators for the data collection process. They must ensure enumerators are well-versed in using data collection tools and techniques, particularly Kobo tools.
  • Focus Group Discussion: The researcher must plan and conduct at least four FGDs in the project locations.
  • Data Collection: The researcher must coordinate the data collection process, ensuring it adheres to the proposed timeline and quality standards. They must collect data from approximately 450 to 500 participants across the eight districts of Madhesh Province.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: The researcher must analyze the collected data to draw meaningful insights and conclusions. They must also prepare a comprehensive report presenting the survey findings, including data visualizations, and provide actionable recommendations.
  • Ethical Considerations: The researcher must ensure all necessary ethical considerations are adhered to, including obtaining informed consent, maintaining confidentiality, and respecting participants' privacy.
  • Communication and Coordination: The researcher is expected to regularly communicate with project stakeholders, including project managers and field staff, to provide updates on the progress of the survey. They must collaborate with the team to integrate survey findings into the broader project framework and future intervention strategies.

4.     Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Design the survey methodology, including sampling techniques and data collection methods.
  2. Develop a questionnaire based on the themes for conducting the KAP survey.
  3. Pilot test the survey instrument and make necessary revisions.
  4. Train data collectors on the survey protocol and data collection techniques.
  5. Conduct FGDs and collect relevant data for analysis.
  6. Monitor data collection to ensure consistency and reliability.
  7. Collect data as per the defined methodology, ensuring accurate and complete recording of responses.
  8. Interpret the results and provide data visualizations and summary statistics to support the findings.
  9. Compile and synthesize the findings from the data analysis into a comprehensive report.

5.     Deliverables:

The consultant will deliver the following outputs:

  • A detailed questionnaire addressing the themes of the KAP survey.
  • Training sessions for enumerators.
  • A final impact report detailing the findings of the KAP survey.

6.     Timeline:

The consultancy is expected to be completed within 15 to 20 days from the commencement date. The timeline for key deliverables will be determined in consultation with the project team.

7.     Qualifications:

The consultant should possess the following qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Education, Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, or a relevant field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in conducting assessments or similar research in the development sector.
  • Experience working in the research and development sector is preferred.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in the MS Office suite.
  • Proficiency in data collection tools, particularly Kobo.
  • Applicants with a team of undergraduate students from social science or development studies background are highly preferred.

8.     Application Process:

The consultant/firm is required to submit the following documents with their application:

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae of the lead researcher
  • Technical proposal including a sample KAP questionnaire
  • Financial proposal
  • PAN/VAT registration certificate
  • Company registration (if applied through firm)

Submission Process

Hard Copy of proposal meeting TOR requirements should be submitted (as sealed proposal) to The Story Kitchen Office, Siddibinayakmarg, Sanepa, Lalitpur, by 15th July, 2024 by 05 P.M. The contact number of TSK is 01- 5010979.  

9.     Contractual Arrangements:

The selected consultant/firm will enter into a formal agreement outlining the terms and conditions of the consultancy, including deliverables, timelines, payment schedule, and intellectual property rights. The consultant will be responsible for regular communication and progress updates to the project team.

The Story Kitchen

Siddhibinayakmarg, Sanepa, Lalitpur

Phone number: 01 - 5010979.


Category Development and Project, Expression of Interests, Tender Notice, Bid
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Position Type Contract
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Posted Date 09 Jul, 2024
Apply Before 15 Jul, 2024
City Lalitpur