Term of References for Baseline Study
Scope of Consultancy: Baseline study for Prevention+ Programme
Project Districts: Multan (Punjab), Jacobabad (Sindh)
Commencement of study: July to September 2017)
Deadline for the Submission of Proposal: 18th June 2017
Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of 196,174,380. This large population is predominantly young with 55% of the population under 25 years of age, with a high annual growth rate of 2.1%. Pakistan is categorized as a low-middle income country with a GDP per capita of US$ 818.87 in 2014. About 52% of the population is living with multidimensional poverty and experience deprivations in education, health and other living conditions. A very high Gender Inequality Index of 0.536 (ranking 121 out of 155 countries in the 2014 index) suggests that significant inequalities in terms of access to opportunities and services exist across genders.
In Pakistan, a typical patriarchal society where a “man” being the head of the family, has the responsibility to provide income and protection for the family. As noted above with 52% of the population living with multidimensional poverty the economic environment in the country is such that a majority of men are not able to provide for basic needs for their family paving way for frustration to seep in with their masculinity being challenged. The fabric of Pakistani society is such that these negative behaviors are not only tolerated by the society at large but the victims of GBV are also quiet and accept the violence without any retaliation. A survey from Pakistan conducted in 2014 shows studies that a significant proportion of women believe that it is ok for the man to use violence against women.13 GBV is considered a domestic and private issue and there is gross underreporting of cases as the women keep quiet and keep on suffering the violence. This scenario is compounded by the lack of a functioning judicial system and support structures for the victims of GBV.
Brief Overview of the Programme:
The long term objective of Prevention+ is to contribute to a gender just society, free of GBV, by transforming harmful social norms by engaging (young) men, transforming harmful social norms driving GBV at the individual/ relationship, community, and civil society level and ensure that these changes are firmly rooted in a supportive legal and policy framework
The proposed programme will focus on:
Our main assumption is that the socio-ecological model –intervening simultaneously at multiple levels– will maximize positive transformation of these harmful social norms.
According to programme Theory of Change the actions are specifically planned at four levels:
Purpose of Baseline Study: The baseline is the zero measurement at the onset of the programme. The consultant will work in conjunction with Senior Programme Officer, Planning Monitoring, Evaluation, Research (PMER) & implementing partners in sampled districts. KAP survey, Focus group discussions, key in-depth Interviews and observations are techniques expected to be considered for collecting qualitative and quantitative baseline data. The consultant is likely to undertake the following tasks:
Programme Result Areas and outcome indicators to be measured:
Result Area 1: (Young) men and women have violence free and gender equal relationships
(Young) men and women have more gender just attitudes and behavior
1.1 % of participating (young) men and women have more positive attitudes, including acceptance of positive masculinities (including equitable, non-violent, caregiving) and of women’s political and economic participation
1.2 Improved communication skills within % of the participating couples
1.3 % participating (young) men and women who do not believe intimate partner violence is acceptable
1.4 Improved ability of % of participating (young) men to cope with problems and to control their aggression and frustration
1.5 Reduced levels of intimate partner violence among % of participants
1.6 % of (young) men and women report positive changes towards more equitable decision-making patterns (e.g. on household economics)
Result Area 2: Communities hold equitable gender norms and prevent GBV
Increased supportive norms to prevent GBV and promote gender justice
2.1 Increased positive notions of manhood (equitable, non-violent and caring) among (young) men and women in the targeted communities
2.2 Positive change within the targeted communities intervening in GBV cases and/or supporting GBV survivors
Result Area 3: public institutions & civil society organizations have institutionalized gender transformative approaches and promote gender justice
Improved quality of GBV programming and services provided to (young) women and men within the public and CSO sector
3.1 More favorable attitudes towards gender equity among % of trained government and CSO staff.
3.2 More favorable attitudes towards engaging (young) men in GBV prevention among trained government and CSO staff.
3.3 Increased comfort and skills in trained government and CSO staff in working with (young) men to prevent GBV
Sample and Work Plan
The target population for this survey is community participants (young) men, women in the intervention areas, as well as women attending WEE module and activities, and participants of Gender Transformative Approach trainings and activities. It is the responsibility of the lead consultant to determine the sample size in every community in each intervention areas. The consultant will also be asked to develop a workable plan for the data collection process.
Data management will be a crucial part of this survey. The selected consultant will be asked to submit their plan that includes a plan for data comparison, quality assurance, analysis, ethical review and research permit, preparation of field sites and personnel (supervisors and interviewers), and report writing.
Facilitation for the Consultant:
The proposal must be supported with following documents:
2.Technical proposal including profile of firm/company or curriculum vitae in case of individual consultant
3.Financial proposal including break down of consultancy fee, travel, enumerators cost etc.
4.Proposal inclusive of baseline data collection methodology (please contact at Irshad.email@example.com for supporting tools)
Payment Schedule: 40% advance payment will be made on signing of contract for the proposed assignment as first instalment. 30% will be paid on the receipt of draft report of the baseline while remaining 30% payment will be made upon satisfactory submission of finalized report.
Tax will be deducted as per laws of Government of Pakistan.
Expected Deliverables by the Consultant:
The consultant applying for this assignment must have:
Essentials of the Consultant
 Pakistan Demographic Profile 2014, http://www.indexmundi.com/pakistan/demographics_profile.html
 World Bank, http://www.worldeconomics.com
 Pakistan Human Development Report 2015. UNDP. http://hdr.undp.org/sites/all/themes/hdr_theme/country-notes/PAK.pdf
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