Terms of Reference for Participatory Research on Violence Against Women and Girls


Study report capturing specific issues in the 3 counties and emerging trends to inform policy development in form of case studies.

Develop key policy recommendations with regard to interventions being carried out by the three counties to eradicate the types of violence.

Provide a list of actors fighting VAW/G from the 3 counties and highlight their actions to inform movement building and networking amongst the actors.


The comparative study consultant is expected to:

Develop a plan of the execution of the task on the outlined objectives above (in the scope of work).
Define clearly how to address the objectives to acquire required information based on appropriate sampling methodologies for proper analysis and synthesis guided by ActionAid’s Accountability Learning and Planning System principles.
Identify information sources and locations independently in consultation with AAIK team.
Establish clear roles of AAIK team members’ involvement in the assignment including development and operationalization of the research tools.
Outline of the report: While addressing the issues raised in the objectives of the comparative study in this TOR, the report must include an Executive Summary, Background, Objectives, Methods used, findings, opportunities, conclusion and recommendations.
Debriefing, Dissemination and submission of Report.
A debriefing to key staff members of AAIK and key stakeholders involved in the study to be provided after the completion of the study.
Electronic Draft Report– shall cover both qualitative and quantitative aspects arising from the above study to be submitted.
A final report compiled and submitted electronically integrating feedback and comments and in the agreed format.



The study is expected to be completed within 25 working days (including travel, data collection and submitting the final report) from signing of the contract with the successful bidder/consultant.


In order to conduct the survey on the key parameters, the following steps can be followed, but should not be limited to:

Desk review on the situation of VAW/G and the LGBTIQ groups, particularly in the area of policy, behavior and protection.
Quantitative data collection and analysis of information from different organizations and institutions working to support survivors of GBV.
Key informant interviews (KIIs), stakeholder consultations, Government officials and non‐government institutions and other participatory methods used.
Compose individual case studies through in‐depth discussions with survivors, institutions and organizations.



The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager- Women Rights and Governance.



The consultant should meet the following criteria: Values / Guiding Principles:

Respect for Diversity.


Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues.

Creative Problem Solving.
Effective Communication.
Inclusive Collaboration.
Stakeholder Engagement.
The ideal candidate for the Consultancy should bring a solid academic and professional background in the areas of social work, youth and community work, psychology, participatory education, training and facilitation, gender and development.


Functional Competencies

Ability to support design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development related programmes and projects.
Knowledge of Human Rights Based Approach and principles.
Knowledge of human rights, gender and development principles and approaches.



The consultant should meet the following criteria:


The Lead Consultant/Researcher must be Senior Expert in leading and undertaking assessments/studies particularly on women, girls and youth related studies and evaluation of programs/projects. The Lead researcher should hold a minimum of master’s degree in social work, psychology, Behavioral Studies, Humanitarian studies, Economics, or related subject and practical knowledge. Qualifications must include:
A minimum 5+ years in designing and implementing evaluations/surveys and correlation studies in humanitarian related studies and development studies, program evaluations etc.
Demonstrated experience in conducting study in crises set up while working with a variety of stakeholders and beneficiaries including Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, community members and leaders, young women and men, and children.
Proven track records in leading study teams and producing quality reports.
Quantitative research and data analysis experience using statistical software’s (SPSS, Stata, SAS, CISPRO and others).
Expertise in facilitating qualitative data collection and analyzing data using rigorous techniques/content analysis.
Expertise in designing statistically significant & representative sampling strategies across multiple strata, including cluster sampling, stratified sampling techniques.
Proven ability to work with community and Kenyan government stakeholders
Excellent writing and presentation skills.


The Technical Proposal must be submitted in English, should be limited to fifteen (15) pages and must contain the following:

An expression of interest detailing their understanding of the assignment.
Description of methodology, sampling strategy, approach to primary data collection and plan for data analysis.
A capacity statement describing how they meet required qualifications and competencies including summary of similar studies previously conducted.
Team Composition and Roles, including key members list with core qualifications and their role in the study (Attach the CVs of these key team members).
Include a timeline of activities and level of effort required for each activity.
Detail breakdown of consultancy fee.
Two reference letters including previous relevant experience.
Two samples of studies that have been produced by the applicant in soft copies (this will be treated as confidential and only used for the purposes of quality assurance).


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