Malawi Right to Learn (RTL) Project, Ending School-Related Gender-Based Violence in Malawi - Endline Survey
Concern Worldwide and its partners Theatre for a Change and Women’s Legal Resources Centre have been implementing a three year project (August 2016- July 2019), with funding from Comic Relief, which tackles one of the key barriers to girls achieving an adequate education: School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV). The aim of the project is to contribute to girls and boys in Phalombe District having greater access to quality education, free from violence and discrimination. The project has also contributed to access to justice for survivors of SRGBV in Nsanje District.
The project addresses: inequitable gender norms that drive GBV and girls’ exclusion from education; quality of education for the most at risk girls; and access to justice for survivors of SRGBV.
Expected outcomes of the Programme are:
Improved educational outcomes for the most marginalised girls
A stronger and more cohesive school and community linked response to GBV
District level stakeholders have greater capacity and commitment to prevent and respond to GBV in schools and communities
National level stakeholders and policy makers influence a greater response and more effective implementation of relevant laws and policies to SRGBV cases at district, community and school
Purpose of the Endline Consultancy
The purpose of the endline survey is to assess the current status in the knowledge, attitudes and practices around the issue of school-related gender based violence in Phalombe District. The consultant will collect endline data against all agreed programme indicators relative to the baseline (annex 1). They will work with relevant project staff and managers and provide overall technical support to the overall data collection process, carry out qualitative assessments, and analyze quantitative data. The consultant will analyze and will document endline survey results in a short, clear report highlighting values against programme indicator targets and baselines values.
Proposed Assessment Methodology and Approach
The assessment will be quantitative and qualitative. Data will be collected through two methodologies, both of which have been used at baseline within Malawi schools:
Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice survey (s) among students, teachers and community members.
A participatory assessment among a sample of students, teachers, and community members within the 30 targeted schools’ catchment areas
A participatory assessment among a sample of access to justice stakeholders within the programme areas
The consultant will be expected to involve key district officials and staff, school management, teachers, and students and appropriate stakeholders.
The assessment will take place in July 2019, for a total of 15 days.
Qualifications of the consultant
- Proven work experience within projects aiming to address gender-based violence in an international setting, particularly among youth
- Previous experience conducting quantitative assessments, including sampling, tools development, training of field staff
- Skills in quantitative data analysis using Excel, Epi Info, SPSS or other statistical package
- Experience in participatory approaches to data collection
- Fluency in English and ability to write clear, concise, high-quality reports
- Ability to guide a team of staff with varying levels of skill and experience in data collection
- Understanding of school-related gender based violence and prior experience working in education development projects in an international setting