KAP Survey Consultant at Save the Children -Nigeria

KAP Survey Consultant at Save the Children -Nigeria


Save the Children has beenworking in Nigeria since 2001. The early focus was on getting children activelyinvolved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives.  Today, SC is working in 20 states focusing onchild survival, education and protecting children in both development andhumanitarian contexts. The humanitarian response started in 2014 with Save theChildren among one of the first responders to the conflict.

The ongoing conflict in the NorthEast continues to increase population displacements, poor sanitation, hygiene,poor access to safe water supplies, restrict income-generating opportunities,limit trade flows and escalate food prices. As a result of the reduced foodavailability and access, local and IDP populations in worst-affected areas ofBorno, Yobe and Adamawa states continue to experience food gaps, in line withcrisis (IPC Phase 4) acute food insecurity, with an estimated 4,6M people inPhase 3-5 (Cadre Harmonizé (CH) Analysis).

In Borno state, as in overallNorthern Nigeria, IYCF practices were extremely poor prior to the conflict andthe challenges to exclusive breastfeeding and optimal IYCF-E practices faceddue to displacement and strain from the conflict are significantly contributingto malnutrition in children under two years. In addition to making treatmentavailable for children under five with SAM, there is an urgent need to preventand reduce malnutrition through a multi-sectoral approach. This approach includesimproving IYCF practices, improving water quality, improving sanitation andhygiene practices and ensuring that children are well protected and have accessto various services in target communities.


Survey Objectives

General Objective:

To determine knowledge, attitude and practice(KAP) of IYCF practices, risks associated with practices pertaining to water,sanitation and hygiene and child protection for children and their familiesaffected by conflict in targeted LGAs in Borno state, Nigeria.

Specific objectives are:

  1. Todetermine knowledge, attitudes and practices on Maternal Infant and Young Childfeeding practices/ nutrition in the targeted LGAs
  2. Toidentify key actors of change and/or influential community leaders andrecommend approaches to include them in programme designs.
  3. Toprovide additional qualitative information on the choice of practices/behaviours (through focus group discussions, Key Informant Interview, transectwalks etc)
  4. Todetermine community knowledge and awareness on existing nutritioninterventions.
  5. Torecommend key simple, practical and achievable interventions that will addressthe identified issues to ensure appropriate practices.
  6. Todetermine the attitude and practice of people on water treatment and storage
  7. Todetermine the knowledge and awareness of people on diarrheal and other water bornediseases.
  8. Todetermine the community knowledge on hand washing and hygiene practice
  9. Todetermine the level of knowledge of parent and caregiver on child protection
  10. Todetermine the knowledge of parents and caregivers on availability of servicesfor children and organization that cater for children right within theircommunity.


The survey will employ bothqualitative and quantitative approaches to establish the knowledge, attitudeand practices of at least the minimum core IYCF, WASH and Child protection indicators.

Scope of work

The KAP survey will be conductedin Borno state of North East Nigeria. The LGAs targeted will be Magumeri,Konduga, Kaga and Jere with a focus on each LGA separately.

Responsibilities of the consultant

  • To develop and submit inception report(Protocol) which will include an interpretation of the study design &methodologies, sampling procedures, detailed work plan and financial proposal.
  • Conduct a desk review of the relevant programdocuments
  • Develop appropriate tools and instruments forgathering information by use of KOBO data kit
  • Develop and translate data collection tool tothe local language (Hausa, Kanuri and other Languages as identified necessary)
  • Present the KAP Methodology to the varioussector technical working groups in Borno for validation
  • Hold preliminary discussions with head ofsectors, M&E manager and relevant key stakeholders.
  • Conduct KAP survey: Train data enumerators andsupervisors, ensure the quality of data;
  • Undertake consultations with key stakeholdersand conduct field data collection; Focus group discussions, Key informantinterviews, etc.
  • Process and analyse the data, write and submit adraft report of the survey (per required format)
  • Present preliminary findings to the Technicalworking groups
  • Present the draft report of the findings to SCIfor comments and feedbacks.
  • Revise and submit electronic copy of the rawdata and final report including recommendations within the specified time ofagreement.

SCI Responsibilities

  • Providing consultant with necessarydocumentations for desk review
  • Linking the consultant to relevant stakeholderswhile in Borno.
  • Identify and Hire supervisors andinterviewer’s/data collectors.
  • Facilitate the movement of the consultant andteam to and from the field
  • Flight/travel to and from the country ofresidence and visa costs shall be paid by SCI
  • Accommodation will be provided by SCI during theperiod of consultancy

Time Frame:

Travel days – 2 – 4 days

Inception of report writing – 2 days

Review of survey tools – 2 days

Validation of methodology by working group – 2 days

Training of enumerators and pre-test tools – 5 days

Data collection 4 days * 4 LGAs – 18 days

Debriefing with Borno Office staff – 1 day

Debrief with working group – 1 day

Data analysis and submission of first drat report – 4 days

Presentation of first draft report to SCI – 1 day

Presentation of the final report – 2 days

Total number of days – 42 days maximum


Qualification Required


The consultant should be a holderof at least Master’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition or other related fieldand five years of relevant work experience

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years working experience innutrition and food security assessments, including KAP, SMART, SQUEAC, etc (Experiencein Northeast Nigeria context is desirable).
  • Strong analytical skills and researchexperience, with solid knowledge of quantitative and qualitative researchmethodologies particularly IYCF Survey methodology
  • Proven leadership and coordination skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience withhumanitarian guidelines and principles.
  • Sound experience and knowledge of HumanitarianAccountability framework (HAF), evaluation of integrated projects/programs anddrawing lessons learned/good practices.
  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel andPowerPoint, digital data gathering devices. Excellent writing and documentpresentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with the National nutrition responseprogram.
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated area inconditions of limited comfort


  • Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge oflocal language is an added advantage.

Application required

All expressions of interestshould include:

Cover letter: A short (maximumone page) letter addressing the survey criteria

Technical Proposal (maximum 4pages) highlighting: brief explanation about previous experience in conductingthe nutrition programme evaluation; understanding of the TOR, description ofthe specified Survey methodology and the task to be accomplished as well asdraft survey framework and work plan.

Detailed CV (maximum 4 pages)

A financial proposal (in USD)providing cost estimates for services rendered including daily consultancyfees.

Copies of relevant previous evaluation reports(to be kept confidential)


We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better health care, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Save the Children is committed to ensuring that all our personnel and programmes are absolutely safe for children.

We undertake rigorous procedures to ensure that only people suitable to work with children are allowed to join our organisation and all candidates will, therefore, be subject to this scrutiny.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as it is contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

Due to the volume of applications received, Save the Children may not provide feedback to all applicants. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed as received. Save the Children reserves the right to change the closing date, if considered necessary.

Date advertised: 6 Feb 2019

Closing date: 14 Feb 2019

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

Department: Programme Operations

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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