Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

INF Nepal

International Nepal Fellowship (Nepal) is Non-Government Organization established in 1952 and serving poor and disadvantaged people of Nepal to enable life in its fullness through health and development service. INF Nepal is currently working in health and community development service in Gandaki, Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpashim provinces of Nepal. INF Nepal Green Pasture Hospital (GPH), Pokhara serving peoples with specialized treatment…

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI)

Consultancy for data analysis and report writing of baseline assessment 

Improving reproductive health and preventing child marriage in Kalikot, Nepal 

Date of IssuanceApril 1st  2022
Deadline for receipt of expression of interestApril 15th 2022
Proposal reception location:By email to: bahranjani@healthbridge.ca

Introduction 

International Nepal Fellowship (INF) was established in 1952, making it Nepal’s longest-serving international non-government organization. INF focuses on areas of community health and development, community-based rehabilitation, maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition, anti-human trafficking as well as providing specialized health and rehabilitation services for the most marginalized people.

INF, with financial and technical support from the HealthBridge Foundation of Canada, is implementing a new project focusing on improving reproductive health and preventing child marriage in Khandachakra Municipality of Kalikot district, Nepal. The project has a particular focus on women and adolescent girls. 

We are planning to conduct a baseline study to gather data for measuring changes and to inform the design of project interventions, such as outreach activities and the content of training sessions for health workers. This research is key to understanding the situation, including sensitive topics such as sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), contraceptives, and early marriage.  The baseline study includes a Health Facility Assessment, FGD (Focus Group Discussion) and KII (Key Informant Interview), and women and adolescent girls survey. 

We are inviting applications from qualified Nepali research consultants to conduct the quantitative and qualitative data analysis and writing the baseline report. We are looking for people who are experienced in mixed-method research, including FGD, KII, and surveys.

Scope of work of consultancy

The consultant will be responsible for: 

  • Review the project documents including the proposal, project implementation plan, and baseline assessment tools
  • Develop a detailed work plan with a timeline for data analysis and report writing 
  • Collaborate with the INF and HealthBridge to develop a data-sharing process to ensure data privacy requirements are met
  • Work closely with the INF project coordinator to receive FGD and KII audio files on an ongoing basis 
  • Review of the quantitative and qualitative data during the data collection and provide feedback to HealthBridge and INF to improve data collection where needed 
  • Transcribe the audio records of the FGD and KII, analyze the qualitative data, and report to HealthBridge in real-time
  • Complete data analysis including a descriptive analysis of quantitative data, transcription of audio files, and thematic analysis of qualitative data 
  • Write a full baseline assessment report 
  • Submit the final report to HealthBridge for review and finalize the report 
  • Write a plain summary report of major findings for the community stakeholders

Proposed Timeline

Selection of the consultant and initial coordinationApril 20th, 2022
Review of the project April 22nd, 2022
Data analysis and report writing Within 45 days of data collection 

Deliverables:

  • Package of transcribed qualitative data
  • Quantitative raw data file
  • Qualitative data audio file 
  • Draft baseline report
  • Final baseline report after HealthBridge review 
  • Plain summary report of major findings (in English and Nepali)

Methodology

A mixed-methods study will be employed, including a cross-sectional survey among women and adolescent girls (n=384). The research team will interview women of reproductive age and adolescent girls in Khandachakra municipality. A health facility assessment will be completed for all 10 health facilities existing in Khandachakra municipality.  In addition, FGD (tentative n=11) will be done with a range of community sub-groups including women, men, and adolescent girls and boys.  KII (tentative n=16) will be completed with SRH stakeholders in Khandachakra Municipality of Kalikot district.  

Consultant Specification

To conduct this research INF is looking for a Nepali consultant team who has experience conducting mixed-method studies in the context of Nepal. The consultant will be responsible for data management, analysis, and report writing, ensuring adherence to established procedures and ensuring data management practices (e.g., ethical standards, confidentiality and accuracy) are strictly followed. Previous experience with KoBo survey toolbox and health facility assessments is desirable. 

If interested in this assignment, please send the following documents by April 15th, 2022:

  • An expression of interest (max 1 page) that outlines the consultant team’s experience in conducting mixed-method studies 
  • Proposed timeline for the completion of the task
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae of team members 
  • Two references 
  • A proposed budget, outlining the number of days and daily rate