TERMS OF REFERENCE for
Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) survey
Disability and Social Inclusion Project in Thailand
Handicap International runs its program under the operating name Humanity & Inclusion (HI). It is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. HI is currently implementing projects in more than 60 countries worldwide, including Thailand.
Thailand has a long-standing history in receiving refugees from neighbouring countries even though Thailand is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention or its 1967 Protocol and does not have a formal national asylum framework. Myanmar refugees have been hosted on the Thai-Myanmar border for over three decades. Currently, more than 80,000 refugees live in nine temporary shelters.
Prolonged stay in temporary shelters with limited education, livelihood and other opportunities contribute to a difficult social environment with protection concerns such as substance abuse, youth offending, early pregnancy/marriage, domestic and other forms of Sexual Gender Based Violence and exploitation. Refugees with disabilities often remain excluded from mainstreamed humanitarian services including general information and protection measures in the temporary shelters. The current funding reduction further compromises the protection environment of already very vulnerable refugees. A voluntary repatriation process facilitated by UNHCR has started in 2016. Nevertheless, this process is still very incipient as refugees feel a lot of uncertainty regarding their future in their motherland.
HI started working in Thailand in 1982 and first focused its actions on the delivery of mobility and assistive devices to Cambodian and Burmese landmine victims, most of who needed lower limb prostheses. Since 1998, the scope of projects broadened and HI started providing physical rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities, as well as promoting inclusion within mainstream service providers, so far targeting mainly livelihoods, shelter and vocational training actors.
In Thailand, HI currently implements 4 projects:
Under Disability and Social Inclusion, which is in focus for this KAP survey, HI seeks to ensure refugees with disabilities have an increased access to mainstream services, through a three-fold approach:
Disability and Social Inclusion (DSI)
3 camps namely Mae La, Umpiem, and Nu Po, in western province of Tak, Thailand, situated along the Myanmar-Thailand Border
Target groups (Beneficiaries)
The project is financed by the Bureau of Population Refugee and Migrant (BPRM).
To improve inclusion and preparation for return of people with disabilities, in 3 refugee camps in Thailand.
The DSI project started implementing activities in Tak province in 2009 and then in Mae Hong Son province since 2015. Awareness sessions have been carried out during the project with the service providers, CBOs and community leaders to identify the main areas of support to enhance accessibility and inclusion and from there tailored activities have been implemented.
A survey was held in 2017 to have a baseline to measure the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of the service providers and Self-Help Groups targeted by the project regarding inclusiveness and accessibility in 5 temporary shelters. This, in order to assess the level of knowledge and adaptation of practices by service providers, CBOs, community leaders and Self-Help Groups, but also to serve to identify areas of concern for persons with disabilities and gaps in terms of inclusion of people with disabilities.
These Terms of Reference (ToR) have been prepared to hire an external consultant (or a team of consultants) to undertake another KAP survey and a comparative analysis of the impact of the DSI project (in comparison with the previous KAP survey).
Results and recommendations from the KAP survey should allow the project to deliver a more targeted support, and to define approaches and interventions according to the needs of the population.
The overall objective of the consultancy is to conduct a survey to measure HI’s impact, assessing the Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) of the service providers, CBOs, community leaders and Self-Help Groups targeted by the project regarding inclusiveness and accessibility in 3 temporary shelters: Mae La, Umpiem Mai and Nu Po along the Thai-Myanmar border.
The exact methodology should be proposed by the consultant/s in the application documents.
The KAP survey will be participatory, taking into account the opinions of the different targeted actors. The methodology should include but not be limited to quantitative data. The sampling techniques and target groups will be developed by the consultant, as well as the KAP protocol, using the same approach as the previous KAP survey (if relevant).
The consultants should take into consideration the high turn-over within CBOs, camp committees, service providers’ staff and the fact that some might not have been trained by HI. It might be necessary to include this new staff in the survey with some specific attention.
The technical feedback on the tools and outcome will be delivered by the DSI Project Manager, MEAL Manager, Technical Unit Manager and the relevant Technical Advisor at HI HQ as well as from target groups after testing the questionnaires.
· Review existing project documents;
· On this basis, the consultant/s will develop the survey tools (survey protocol; data collection tools: questionnaire, focus group guide and semi structured interviews guide);
· Develop method of data collection (sampling size and procedure, data entry form etc)
· Coordinate the translation of the tools from English to Karen / Burmese;
· Prepare the surveyors training and materials;
· Gather and analyse secondary data;
· Define a detailed working plan including the list of stakeholders to meet during field phase.
These elements will be combined in an inception report that will have to be validated by HI team.
· Write a preliminary report highlighting major findings, analysis and recommendations;
· Organise a debriefing workshop with HI team, to present the findings with the aim of exchanging, and sharing feedback;
· Submit the preliminary report to get comments and feedback from HI team within 5 working days;
· Submission of a final survey report to HI of 50-pages maximum including Annexes.
Within the report confidentiality will be respected when representing personal information. A consent form needs to be used prior taking any photo used will have HI permission form completed, any inclusion of pictures of children will have the statement within the document…. “All names & information about the location of children and family privacy in conformity with HI Child Protection Policy”
NB: For reasons of confidentiality, the survey report remains the intellectual property of HI exclusively.
The start of the consultancy is expected to be on 1st July 2020. The final deadline for the submission of the finalized KAP survey report is 7th August, 2020. The mission will be planned in accordance with the project team (HI and partners) and dependent on activities planned for the proposed timeframe.
The KAP survey can be carried out by an expert or a team of experts/ support staff.
Consultants based in Thailand or with the capacity to sub-grant locally will be privileged due to the travel restrictions related to the covid-19 pandemic.
If a team of experts is selected, the survey will be put under the responsibility of one team leader chosen among the team of experts. This person will ensure all communication with HI Thailand office and will be the sole responsible party for managing the organization of the KAP survey.
The expert or team of experts should combine the following skills, experience and knowledge:
Proposals from interested consultant(s) should include:
For NOTE - Camp/ field visit limitations:
Mae La is 45 minutes far from Mae Sot; Umpiem Mai and Nu Po camps are about 2 and 6 hours from Mae Sot- accommodation at Umphang (mid-way for both camps), where HI rents a guesthouse and where the consultant(s) can be accommodated.
Evaluation of the proposals/ applications will be made through a selection committee through two phases:
Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration for technical selection.
The deadline for submission of proposals is 10th June, 2020 at midnight Thailand time.
Proposals should be submitted to the following email: email@example.com
Only candidates who passed the administrative selection will be taken into consideration for a technical assessment and will be afterwards notified on final decision. Selected applicants may be invited for a (phone/skype) interview.
HI reserves the right to contact the applicants for further information before the final selection of the selection committee.
HI is committed to protecting children and vulnerable adults from harm. All staff, including consultants, are expected to comply with the Child Protection, PSEAH Policies, Code of Conduct and other HI Institution Policies. Applicants for this consultancy will be assessed regarding their suitability to work with children and vulnerable adults. All information shared by the applicants remain confidential.
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