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Baseline Survey/Study Consultancy: Zimbabwe Red Cross Society
Deadline: 6 April 2012

Project: FED/2010/244-238:CHIVI Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Project (CHIWASH)

The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) has received funding from the European Commission (EC) and British and Finnish Red Cross Societies for the implementation of a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project in Chivi District, Masvingo Province. The funding from the EC comes from the 10th EDF under the ACP-EU Water Facility 3rd Call For Proposals. The project is funded for four years and aims to improve access to safe water and sanitation and promote good hygiene behavior, which will contribute to improved health and quality of life for 100,000 people. Zimbabwe Red Cross Society (ZRCS), a leading Humanitarian organization in Zimbabwe, is the national/local implementing partner to the Federation in this project.

The Federation is seeking the services of a competent and qualified consultant to undertake a baseline survey/study in Chivi District targeting wards 16-32.

Objectives of the Baseline Study
The baseline results and findings will be a key tool that will influence the planning and targeting of community members with the planned interventions. The baseline study should therefore help in defining the current situation primarily related to access and use including Knowledge, Practices And Attitudes (KAP) linked to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Further, the results obtained should facilitate monitoring and evaluation of project objectives and key results.

Profile of consultant

The consultant should provide the following experiences and skills:
- An expert with university education and extensive relevant professional experience of at least five years in the water and sanitation sector in Zimbabwe
- Experience in WatSan evaluations/surveys and the required quantitative and qualitative survey methodologies
- Understanding of current trends and challenges in Water and Sanitation at regional/national/district levels in Zimbabwe
- Ability to draft concise reports and communicate the survey results clearly
- Should have carried out a least two baseline surveys/and or evaluations of similar projects in the last 3-5years

The baseline study is scheduled for the second week of April 2012

Detailed Terms of Reference with instructions to prospective consultants can be requested by email from: cecil.maposa [at] ifrc [dot] org

The Federation will not take responsibility for non-delivery of the Terms of Reference sent by email.

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