Carolina for Kibera exists to develop local leaders, catalyze positive change, and alleviate poverty in the informal settlement of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya. We also combine service with responsible research to inform and assist participatory development in Kibera and other informal settlements globally. By maintaining a participatory focus, continuing to ...
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In Kibera, Kenya, the cost of health misinformation is life-threatening. Although community members are aware of the health facilities that exist in Kibera, there is a serious lack of health service utilization at these facilities. To address this dangerous gap, Curamericas Global, in partnership with Carolina for Kibera, and with support from Ronald McDonald House Charities, worked with Community Health Volunteers to provide health education and bridge the gap between health facilities and the community.
Purpose of the Consultancy
As part of national efforts to increase uptake of health services and increase knowledge on Maternal , Neonatal and Child health topics including antenatal care, handwashing and hygiene, danger signs in pregnancy, exclusive breastfeeding, and emergency danger signs in newborns and during the postpartum period , CFK is planning to conduct an impact evaluation on the effectiveness of the Care Group Model in improving maternal and Child health outcomes as well as responding to health emergencies in Kibera slums The study will be aimed at identifying the component of the care group model that can be adopted and scaled up for health emergencies ,including COVID 19 response in other informal settlements in Kenya
Objective of the Rapid Assessment
The overall objective of the consultancy is to assess the impact of the Care Group Model on improving maternal and Child health outcomes, the effectiveness and sustainability aspects of the model in addressing the issues around health emergencies including COVID 19 response among women living in the informal settlements
Main Tasks of the Consultancy
The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks to:
The assignment is expected to be conducted over a period of 20 days between January and February 2021
Role of CFK
CFK will provide all required background materials and programme documents to the consultant in a timely manner; and be the link between the consultant and the project sites in Kibera slums.
CFK will review tools and provide support in the evaluation process including identifying venues for discussion.
CFK will manage the consultancy contract, monitoring adherence to specified deadlines, facilitating access to required information. In addition, CFK will provide guidance throughout all phases of execution, approving all deliverables, and facilitating access to any documentation deemed relevant to the evaluation process.
The consultant will be responsible for guiding the entire evaluation process and all other specific responsibilities as stipulated in the TOR.
Expected Profile of the Consultant
The consultant is expected to hold the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this position.
Skills and Competencies
11. Ethical Considerations
All participants involved in the assessment are expected to be treated with dignity and respect, and participation in the study will be voluntary. Confidentiality and the right to privacy should be ensured. Consent will be obtained from all participants prior to their participation.
There will be nothing in the study which may be harmful for the respondents in terms of legal or ethical grounds. The research objectives will be clearly explained to all the respondents of the study before collecting data from them. The consultant/ will abstain from data collection from any person who will deny or show any reluctance in providing information. Written consent with signature or thumb impression of the respondents, therefore, needs to be obtained before collecting data. The researchers will be highly committed to the respondents to guard the privacy of their information and sources of data, as well as will put heartiest endeavour to be unbiased in collecting data. The research report will not reveal the identity of the respondents.
Interested applicants should submit Technical and Financial proposals electronically in PDF format, addressed to “The Head of Operations”, with subject line clearly marked “Impact Assessment on the effectiveness of The Care Group Model” via email on or before 21st January 2021 to: email@example.com
All applications should include the following:
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