Tearfund is an international NGO working across 40 countries globally. Tearfund UK has a long term commitment to working with Churches globally with a vision to empower and enable them to address issues to poverty and justice. Since 2010, Tearfund UK has been involved in building national and global movements of faith that have a vision to end sexual violence.
We are recruiting to fill the position below
Job Title: Consultant – MFP Baseline Study
- Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) has received funding from the Templeton Foundation to implement the evidence-based Transforming Masculinities (TM) intervention developed by Tearfund to be adapted to Nigeria. In Nigeria, the intervention will be known locally as the Masculinity, Faith, and Peace (MFP) intervention.
- The MFP intervention be implemented in Plateau State. IRH is seeking a qualified, local Nigeria research firm to conduct data collector training and collection, quality data management, basic analysis, and report writing for the MFP baseline study to be conducted from November 1 2018 to April 2019.
The quantitative evaluation will be conducted with 20 sites overall in Plateau State assigned to either comparison or intervention group – 10 intervention and 10 comparison congregations. Congregations will be matched based on demographic characteristics such as size, location (rural/urban), denomination, and ethnicity of congregants. The intervention group receives the MFP intervention with added FP and SRH components, whereas the comparison group receives no intervention, other than links to SRH services (to isolate the effect of normative change associated with MFP).
Baseline quantitative data collection will be conducted from approximately January to March, 2019. The anticipated start date for baseline evaluation data collection is January 14, 2019. The aim of this evaluation is to provide valid and reliable data, beginning with a quantitative baseline study to assess the effectiveness of the TM/MFP intervention in meeting its stated aims among ten Christian and ten Muslim congregations in Plateau State, Nigeria.
Locations: The 20 congregations will be randomly selected from among the following communities: Mista Ali, Fobur, Miango, Jengre, Yelwa, Jebbu Bassa, Tsaya, Naraguta, Longvel, and Yanshanu.
- The IRH research protocol details the execution of the methodology, including: sampling and recruitment of study respondents, obtaining informed consent, respondent selection, research tools, data management, and analysis.
- IRH will provide the research firm with a copy of this research protocol and any accompanying documents on the research process, draft data collection instruments, and data analysis plans.
- IRH will provide orientation and support on these instruments for the subcontractor.
Criteria for selecting participants include:
- Regular attender in 20 congregations identified for the intervention or comparison
- Are women between the ages of 18 and 35 years old or men partnered with a woman 18-35 years of age.
- Men and/or women married within five years
- Men and/or women cohabitating with their partner
- If a parent, men and/or women whose oldest shared biological child is not older than four years
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates/firms should should submit their Applications electronically to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org CC-ed to: email@example.com E-mailed submissions must contain the subject line “MFP Baseline Study”.
Application Deadline 24th October, 2018.
Note: Only shortlisted consultants/firm will be contacted.