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Terms of Reference for Disability Inclusive Baseline Study

Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts (Multan and Muzaffargarh) of Punjab province

Project Number: P3979-UNTF-MYP

CBM Country Office Pakistan

1.     Project Summary:

Project Name

Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts (Multan and Muzaffargarh) of Punjab province

Project Location

Multan and Muzaffargarh

Project Goal

Improve protection of women and girls by addressing specific forms of violence at community and family level in Multan and Muzaffargarh by end of November 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Outcomes

Outcome1:

Women and Girls (with and without disabilities) in Multan

and Muzaffargarh have increased personal agency and are

taking collective actions to claim their rights by November

2022.

Outcome2:

Families and communities in Multan and Muzaffargarh have

reduced tolerance for violence against women/girls (with and

without disabilities) and are taking action to support them by

November 2022.

Outcome3:

Strengthened, responsive and inclusive systems at district

and community level in Multan and Muzaffargarh are in place

to prevent and respond to violence against women/girls (with

and without disabilities) by November 2022.

Direct Beneficiaries

5,000 women/girls with disabilities and 10,000 women/girls without disabilities in selected Union Councils of Multan and Muzaffargarh; eight union councils (UC – Mahmood Kot, Alurid, Budh, Thatta Gurmani, Ghazi Ghat, Karam Dad Qureshi, Sharif Chujra, Qasba Gujrat) of Tehsil Kot Addu and Muzaffargarh in district Muzaffargarh and in Multan the UCs are Salah Mahay, Raj Ghat,Durana Lingana, Lutfabad, Bhinda Sandhila, Band Bosan.

Project Implementing Partners

Bedari

Project Duration

Three years (01.12.2019-30.11.2022)

Baseline Purpose

The study will establish baseline information for the project indicators at outcomes and outputs level. The findings will help in measuring project progress, change produce in target population, and end project evaluation

 

Methodology

Suitable mix of qualitative and quantitative methods

Baseline Start and End date

To be decided

Final Report Submission

To be decided


2.  
Project background and description:

CBM is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world irrespective of race, gender or religious belief.

Based on its core values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty both as a cause and as a consequence of disability, and works in partnership with local/national civil society and public sector organisations to create an inclusive society for all.

The project titled “Strengthening support mechanisms to end violence against women and girls with disabilities in two districts (Multan and Muzaffargarh) of Punjab province’’ is implemented by a national NGO Bedari in South Punjab. The project is focused on three levels at personal, relational, and institutional to reduce violence against women/girls with and without disabilities in selected union councils of Multan and Muzaffargarh.

At personal level the project is focus on increasing awareness of women/girls with and without disabilities about their rights and encouraging them to use formal complaint mechanisms and support services in case of facing violence. Second focus of area is relational where the project will establish community based protection mechanisms, capacity building of grass root level civil society organizations, and sensitization of men/boys on harmful effects of violence. The relational area of the project is augmented by media campaigns, and awareness through media. The institutional level includes advocacy, making services accessible for women/girls with disabilities, networking and engaging with law makers at provincial level to bring desirable changes in the legislation to equally benefit women and girls with disabilities. 

The project overall goal is to ‘’Improve protection of women and girls by addressing specific forms of violence at community and family level in Multan and Muzaffargarh by end of November 2022’’

The goal will be achieved through three outcomes and subsequent outputs

Outcome1:

Women and Girls (with and without disabilities) in Multan and Muzaffargarh have increased personal agency and are taking collective actions to claim their rights by November2022.

Outcome2:

Families and communities in Multan and Muzaffargarh have reduced tolerance for violence against women/girls (with and without disabilities) and are taking action to support them by November 2022.

Outcome3:

Strengthened, responsive and inclusive systems at district and community level in Multan and Muzaffargarh are in place to prevent and respond to violence against women/girls (with and without disabilities) by November 2022.

These outcomes are achieved through the following outputs

Output 1.1

Women and girls (with and without disabilities) have improved knowledge of laws, rights and available support for violence against women and girls.

Output 1.2

Women and girls (with disabilities) are able to engage in decision-making and leadership.

Output 1.3

Women (with disabilities) are represented and involved in decision making in grassroots organizations.

Output 2.1

Community members benefit from enhanced knowledge and awareness of women and girls' rights, especially rights of women/girls with disabilities.

Output 2.2

Men and boys benefit from enhanced knowledge and awareness of disability, gender and positive masculinities and make changes in their own households and communities

Output 3.1

Community protection mechanisms are established to prevent and respond to violence against women/girls with and without disabilities.

Output 3.2

Duty bearers (health, police, judicial officials, district administration officials, social welfare department, women crisis center) are able to respond to cases of violence against women and girls with and without disabilities.

Output 3.3

District Task Force (DTF) is established to monitor the status and occurrence of violence against women/girls situation in the districts and hold duty bearer accountable.

Output 3.4

Policies and systems in both target districts to address VAWG are more inclusive for women and girls with disabilities.

3.   Baseline purpose and objectives:

The base line study will focus on gathering information to setup accurate baseline data against the project indicators at outcome and output level. The purpose of the baseline study is to determine quantitatively and qualitatively the current situation in relation to the main elements of the project (violence against women/girls with and without disabilities, existing protection mechanisms at community level and support available to survivors).

  • To establish a baseline against each indicator at outcome and output levels
  • To have comprehensive information useful for project process monitoring and assessing impact after project completion
  • To provide information on understanding of women and girls with and without disabilities experience (regarding violence and accessing services) needs and barriers

4.   Baseline intended users:

The baseline study is intended for project implementation team at Bedari, Disable People Organizations, Communities, CBM Country Office Pakistan, CBM Germany and the donor UNTF for ending violence against women and other relevant stakeholders (Government and non-government) with an in interest in the baseline findings.

5.   Methodology and scope of the work:

CBM country office will select a local consultant/firm to conduct the study. The selected consultant/firm will prepare detail methodology for conducting the assignment considering ethical aspects in relation to violence against women/girls and fully informed by no harm principles. The study will use both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.

5.1.      Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods:

The proposed methodology should be mixed of both quantitative and qualitative methods to collect primary and secondary information against the project indicators; this study should also include overall contextual information in relation to violence against women and girls with and without disabilities in the regions where the project is implemented. For qualitative information, the consultant is expected to use focus group discussions, key informant interviews and collection of information from secondary sources where relevant.

It is expected that the consultant will use participatory methods to conduct this assignment, while taking care of including persons with disabilities and other disadvantaged groups in the process through providing appropriate means to ensure their meaningful participation. The tools will be shared with CBM for approval and assessing suitability.

The methodology must be inclusive for persons with different types of disabilities (men, women, boys and girls) to fully reflect their opinion and voices.

Note: The consultant must consider sensitivity of the subject and take all measure to not cause harm and adhere to CBM Safeguarding policy.

5.2.      Desk Review:

The selected consultant will review all project documents (log frame, narrative proposal, UNTF literature and respective guidelines plus relevant studies on the subject of gender based violence against women and girls) CBM literature on Disability and gender and secondary data sources especially released by government and relevant to the project objectives.

5.2 Data analysis and interpretations:

Primary data and its analysis will be disaggregated by form of violence, gender, age, type of disability in the targeted areas. The consulting firm is expected to use appropriate statistical package for the analysis of the data.

Note: Short set of Washington group questions (WGQ) will be used for disability identification and determination of types. Training on the use of the WGQ for all data collectors must be included in the preparations for the data collection. Further information on the WGQ can be found here: http://www.washingtongroup-disability.com.

6.   Commissioning responsibility:

The baseline study is commissioned by CBM, represented by programme officer at CBM Country Office Pakistan.

7.   Qualification and experience requirement:

M&E specialist/firm or any other professional having extensive experience in baseline studies focused on project ending violence against women and girls with and without disabilities, gender based violence and have overall good understanding of ending violence against women and girl’s issues in Pakistan specially in Southern Punjab. Gender expertise and overall understanding of the disabiility inclusive development is desirable.

Note: As the target beneficiaries for the project are women/girls with and without disabilities the team should include women with and without disabilities having expertise in the subject to be part of the team and also ensuring local culture respect, reasonable accommodation for facilitating participation of women and girls with disabilities is mandatory.

Expected qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Rural Development, Gender studies, Development Studies, Community development, Sociology, or a related field. The consultant should have survey skills and research experience, technical expertise in the programmatic area and experience working in geographical area.

Further qualifications include:

  • Experience in conducting baseline studies understanding of UN programming on ending violence against women/girls is preferable
  • Sectors of technical competency: ending violence against women/girls with and without disabilities, awareness raising and community mobilization for health, Human Rights and Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Accessibility.
  • Thorough understanding of South Punjab context in relation to violence against women
  • Language skills: English; for field interviews: Seraiki, Punjabi, or Urdu
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Own lived experience with a disability will be considered a strong asset

8.   Ethical Considerations:

As a condition of entering into a consultancy agreement the consultant/fir, must sign the CBM Safeguarding Policy and abide by the terms and conditions thereof. Proper written consent from the respondent for data and picture should be obtained while explaining the purpose of consent and information use.

9.   Logistics arrangements:

The individual consultant/firm’s members are responsible for all logistical arrangements related to the field research phase, including transport, accommodation, and arrangement of meetings with local stakeholder. The consulting team shall not be accompanied by staff of CBM or the project partners during the field visits. However, partners and CBM can support in identifying people to be interviewed and setting up meetings for the consultant.

CBM Country Office can support the consulting firm with making logistical arrangements and schedule meetings with project staff of partner organisations.,

The consulting team is responsible to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities during stakeholder meetings (e.g. workshop, focus group discussions). CBM Country Office can advise and support the team in making the necessary arrangements.

The members of the consulting team are responsible to acquire the necessary insurance (including health, accident, and liability) and permits (including visa, NOC etc.).

10.  Expected Results/Deliverables:

  • Inception report including reflecting tools and overall methodology
  • Initial call with CBM Country Office Pakistan, CBM Germany and Bedari
  • Draft report and final report
  • De-briefing and presentation of the key findings to CBM team and Bedari

 11.  Duration and Phasing:

Tasks

Location

Number of Days

Expected Dates

Review of log frame, project proposal and CBM disability inclusion literature, UNTF ending violence against documents

N/A

02

 

Draft inception report containing tools, methodology, sample size and questionnaire along with overall study framework

N/A

01

 

Final Inception report + presentation

Skype

01

 

Field data/information collection

Multan, Muzaffargarh (if needed Lahore)

10

 

Data analysis/compilation and writing of draft report

N/A

04

 

Writing of final report

N/A

01

 

Presentation of findings (within two weeks after submission of final report)

Skype

01

 

Total number of days

 

20

 


Note:
CBM and its partner would require one week to provide feedback on inception report and the finalised tools will be shared with donor UNTF for review at least a week or more two weeks on reviewing and providing feedback on draft final report

12.  Costs and payments:

CBM will provide HR cost as per mutual agreement. All payments to the consultant will be made based on terms and conditions of the agreement. A mobilization cash advance can be provided by CBM (not more than 30% of the total agreed budget) at the request of the consultant.

13.  Attachments:

The following documents should be known to the baseline team selected in advance of the field research phase:

  • Project Log frame (RFF) and narrative proposal
  • CBM gender and disability tools
  • CBM safeguarding policy
  • CBM DID standards
  • UNTF online resources
  • UNTF guidelines

14.  Appendices:

Appendix 1: Stakeholder Analysis

You could use a matrix like this to examine stakeholders involved in the project and determine whether and how they could contribute to the baseline, through interviews, , and meetings.

Please list all current and potential external and internal stakeholders including beneficiaries that contribute or influence the success of the proposed project(s) being evaluated.

Stakeholders

What is their interest and contribution in the proposed project?

What is their power and influence in the project (1-5 rating, 1=low, 5=high)

Will the project involve / these stakeholders in the baseline? How?

Primary Stakeholders

e.g. Women and men with disabilities

 

 

 

e.g. Girls and boys  with disabilities

 

 

 

Secondary stakeholders

e.g. Mothers, fathers, care givers

 

 

 

e.g. Volunteers

 

 

 

e.g. Local Government

 

 

 

e.g. Board of partner organisation

 

 

 

e.g. Central Government          

 

 

 

e.g. Community

 

 

 

e.g. NGOs

 

 

 

e.g. Project staff

 

 

 

e.g. CBM staff

 

 

 





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Submission of proposals:

Please send your proposal in hard copy with all attached documents to the following address;

Country Director CBM

85-West, Rizwan Center, 2nd Floor, Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan

please do mentioned on top of envelope baseline proposal. The attached document should include.

  • Technical and financial proposal
  • CVS and profiles of the team member and their respective roles
  • One recent examples of recent baseline study conducted

Application submission deadline: The deadline for application is August 30, 2020.

Application received beyond deadline will not be considered.

The successful firm/individuals will require to sign different policy documents of the commissioning NGO including e.g. Safeguarding policy and code of conduct.

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