Title: Consultant – Endline Survey for TALKAM Against Trafficking in Persons (TATIP) Project
Type of Contract: Short-term
Open Date: OCT 02, 2023; Questions Deadline: OCT 06, 2023; Closing Date: OCT 15, 2023.
Target States: Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto
Duration of assignment: 1 Month
Devatop Centre for Africa Development (DEVATOP) is a human rights organisation whose aim is to work with local, national, and global partners to address human rights abuses through technology, capacity building, advocacy, research, and sustainable interventions.
Through its tech-driven initiative known as TALKAM, DEVATOP is accelerating citizen-led reportage and actions against human rights abuses in Africa.
DEVATOP, with support from Palladium under the Strengthening Civic Advocacy and Local Engagement (SCALE) Program, funded by USAID, is implementing the TALKAM Against Trafficking in Persons (TATIP) project between January 2023 and January 2024. TATIP was designed to utilise technology and traditional methods to counter trafficking in persons, focusing on prevention, protection, partnership, and prosecution. TALKAM is a pidgin English word meaning to Speak Out. The TATIP project, scheduled to be implemented in three states, namely Delta, Enugu, and Sokoto, is a new and expanded phase of the TALKAM Project, initially supported by the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria in 2021.
The project is designed to achieve the objectives paraphrased as follows:
- Enhance awareness of the dangers of TIP by engaging anti-human trafficking champions and journalists to carry out strategic actions and sensitise citizens through radio and social media.
- Increase identification, reportage, responses, and investigation of human trafficking cases.
- Enhance the provision of psychosocial, professional counselling and skill support for identified survivors and vulnerable individuals.
- Foster collaboration and synergy between the private sector, government and CSOs on tackling trafficking in persons.
This solicitation requests the expertise of an experienced consultant to conduct an endline survey and political economy analysis on countering trafficking in persons.
Purpose of the Endline:
- Measure the knowledge and understanding of beneficiaries in particular, and residents in general of Delta, Enugu and Sokoto about human trafficking, signs, channels of reporting, extant laws and policies against human trafficking, and how the TATIP project has contributed to this.
- Assess the knowledge of residents about TALKAM reporting platforms.
- Highlight the effectiveness of the communication and information dissemination medium within communities of the project states.
- Analyse the reach of the various means of communicating anti-trafficking messages through the project.
- Assess the level of identification and rate of response by relevant security agencies in the state.
- Analyse the identification, reporting, response, investigation, and prosecution of cases of human trafficking and the noticeable barriers.
- Conduct a root cause analysis on the noticeable barriers and cultural factors that drive human trafficking and the impact of this project on this.
- Assess the level of engagement of the private sector in countering trafficking efforts in the states.
Scope of Work/Deliverables:
- Endline survey Report
- Develop and submit Endline survey tools for approval.
- Conduct endline surveys and political economy analysis.
- Review and determine endline figures for TALKAM Against Trafficking in Persons activities.
- Submit Interim endline survey report for review and feedback.
- Submit the final endline survey report incorporating feedback received on the interim report.
- A consultancy report and recommendation to Devatop. The report should be in English.
The consultant to be contracted is expected to meet the following criteria:
- Must be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria with proof of registration and compliance with regulatory requirements (for organisations), or have the relevant status of permit to work in Nigeria (for individuals)
- Must have a good understanding and practical experience of development work, including advanced skills in social research, project impact evaluation, and development studies, and demonstrate knowledge of human rights and human trafficking.
- The consultant must have a minimum of 5 years experience in carrying out similar assignments and capacity for impact evaluation (a report of such work done in the last 2 years is a required evidence)
- Must demonstrate experience in developing tools for project endlines and impact evaluations.
- Must understand and demonstrate deployment of data privacy and protection techniques
- Ability to apply a range of primary and secondary research methods, including participatory methods.
- Experience in using qualitative and quantitative data analysis packages and presentations (E.g. SPSS, STATA, ATLAS.Ti, Nvivo, Power BI, Adobe Illustrator).
- Ability to factor in the local language of the project locations (Delta, Enugu and Sokoto) and understand the cultural context of the environment in carrying out the survey.
Quote Criteria/Payment Schedule:
- DEVATOP will pay a consultancy fee based upon a mutually agreeable consultancy rate. Logistics for field trips will be arranged separately. When distance travel and/or lodging is required to carry out any component of the survey, DEVATOP will pay directly (to the hotel, airline, train, etc.) for all pre-approved lodging and airfare expenses associated with this consultancy. Rates submitted should, therefore, not include an assumption of costs incurred by the contractor for travel-related expenses.
- Quotes must be submitted in Naira, as payment(s) to the contracted consultant will be made in this currency.
- Please note that DEVATOP will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% or 10% withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees for individuals or organisations, respectively, in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law.
Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their application with the title “Consultant – Endline Survey and Stakeholders Mapping for TATIP Project” as the email subject to [email protected] Cc [email protected]
The application should highlight, among other things:
- The consultant’s relevant experience,
- Profile of the research team (with each of the team member’s CV sent as an annex to the application),
- Proposed survey plan/methodology,
- Work plan and quote
- How data will be transmitted and stored and used solely to guarantee protection and privacy.
- Reference letters from 2 individuals/organisations you have a working relationship with and can speak on your capacity (sent as annex to the application)
- The application should be a maximum of 6 A4-sized pages, excluding annexes.
N/B: At the core of our work and culture is the promotion of the rights of marginalised groups, as well as embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from individuals and organisations who share this principle and/or have a personal story that reflects why this principle should be promoted.