Scope of Work (SoW) for the Data Analyst/ Report Writer for the Baseline Study (Consultancy)

By Save the Children Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 29 Oct 2018

Scope of Work (SoW) for the Data Analyst/ Report Writer for the Baseline Study (Consultancy)**

Ungumi MaMu – Improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and boys in Mozambique

Background of the consultancy

The BL study has already been designed and the data collection would start tentatively from 15th November for two weeks. The local national firm in Mozambique is responsible for the data collection, accumulation, and the cleaning of the quantitative and the qualitative data sets.

Save the Children Canada requires the services of a data analyst/technical report writer for this baseline study for about 6-8 weeks from the first week of December 2018 to February 2019. The scope of work for the consultant has been mentioned below. The consultant will work remotely (home based).

Project Overview

Over the last decade, Mozambique has shown impressive economic growth but with 60% of the population living on less than US$2 a day and ranked 181 out of 188 countries on the 2016 Human Development Index (HDI), it is still among the poorest countries in the world. Mozambique also ranks 139 out of 159 countries on the Gender Inequality Index (GII) primarily as a result of high adolescent birth rates, high maternal mortality rates and low female participation in secondary schooling. In all, approximately 23% of the population are adolescents between the ages of 10 and 19. In Zambézia province, the onset of sexual activity is under the national average (15.5 years of age for females and 16.3 years for males, compared to 16.1 and 17.1 nationally), which is associated with low levels of education, poverty, and the cultural practice of child and early forced marriage (CEFM), especially in rural areas (DHS, 2011).

Within the country, Zambézia has some of the worst health outcomes while also having the third lowest budget for health per capita, resulting in a lack of quality health services and infrastructure. In Zambézia, the infant mortality rate is 95 per 1,000 live births compared to 64 nation-wide, the fertility rate is 6.8 compared to 5.9 nationally, and 41% of adolescent girls (15-19) already have a child or are pregnant (37.5% nationally). The province also has the lowest secondary school net attendance rate (11%) in the country (DHS 2011). The HIV prevalence among young women (15-24), is one of the highest in the country with 14.3% (9.8% national average), compared to 4.5% for boys (1.5% national) (IMASIDA, 2015).

In response to the significant SRHR needs of adolescent boys and girls in Zambézia, the Ungumi MaMu project is directly aligned with the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) priority to address these specific needs as outlined in the draft Integrated Adolescent and School Health Strategy and the Family Planning and Contraception Strategy 2010-2015 (2020), where adolescents and youth are identified as one of three target groups. The project will contribute to Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’ as well as Goal 5, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ which includes ending CEFM and ensuring ASRHR are fulfilled. The project is also aligned with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) gender equality and feminist policy….

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How to apply:

The proposal will be scored on both technical understanding of the ASRH projects and anticipated scope of work and financial (budget) aspects weighted at 70% and 30% respectively. Complete applications should be submitted electronically by October 29th 2018 to the following address with the subject line of: ‘Ungumi Baseline Study Application’ at the following email address: jobs@savethechildren.ca

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