Call for Application – KAP STUDY at UNESCO

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Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)
Duty Station: Dar-es-Salaam
Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30 JUN 2021
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been working with broader range of partners to supporting government efforts in particular realize positive health, education and gender equality outcomes through sustained reductions in new HIV infections, unintended pregnancy and sexual and gender-based violence. Through the O3 project whose purpose is to improve the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes of adolescents and young people (10‐24 years) in the United Republic of Tanzania through increased access to high quality, age appropriate and gender transformative life skills-based sexual and reproductive health & HIV education, UNESCO in collaboration with the MoEST and MoHCDGEC hereby seeks applications from qualified candidates and or institutions to undertake “Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) related to HIV, SRH and GBV among school children in Tanzania Mainland”.
This work is grounded in to the fact that, there are notable and significant investment by the ministries and partners around life skills-based HIV, SRH & GBV education (CSE) in both primary and secondary schools, and yet, information about the efficacy and results of ongoing interventions is limited. This survey will help gathering information and provided evidence as well as clear picture of the situation (changes made at individual level) in terms of knowledge, risk perception and reported practices of learners after being exposed to education related programs in school setting. Furthermore, it will help the MoEST to measure the results of ESDP around this area, provide MoHCDGEC with baseline information needed for the SHSP and inform UNESCO with regards to the outcome of EHW programs.
Many partners have been working to support the government efforts and initiatives in particular implementation of school-based LS, SRH, HIV and GBV (CSE) programs that are in line with the ESDP, SHSP and NAIA. Over the period of 5 years, UNESCO through the EHW has intensified its efforts in particular initiatives aiming at scaling-up provision of quality, age & culturally appropriate life skills-based SRH, HIV and GBV (CSE) education through intra-curriculum & extra-curriculum. UNESCO support ranges from policy dialogues, capacity building (targeting teachers, curriculum developers, media practitioners and programmers), and development of curriculum support materials, strengthening coordination, monitoring & evaluation and generating evidences around school-based health interventions.
In the 2016-2030 Global Health Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health, the UN Secretary General states that ‘by helping adolescents to realize their rights to health, well-being, education and full and equal participation in society, we are equipping them to attain their full potential as adults’. Investing in the education and health of children and adolescents is also essential to realize the potential benefits of the demographic dividend. Reports on education statistics (produced annually) in Tanzania show that many schools are reported to provide CSE, this is encouraging achievement that assumed to have positive impact in terms of knowledge, risk perception and positive health behaviour.
The proposed KAP study aims to assess knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to HIV, SRH and GBV among school children in Tanzania Mainland.
Specific Objectives:

  1. Establish levels of knowledge, perceptions of risk, attitudes and practices among school children with regards to HIV and AIDS issues
  2. Establish levels of knowledge, perceptions of risk, attitudes and practices among school children with regards to SRH related issues.
  3. Establish levels of knowledge, perceptions of risk, attitudes and practices among school children with regards to GBV related issues


The study is expected to adhere to scientific research procedures. This shall involve drawing 96 schools from 8 regions (with possible representation of one region from each education zone) using statistical methods that allow for generalization of the findings. In addition, data are expected to be collected and analysed through mixed method design.
Eligible respondents will include:
a) School children (primary and secondary, governmental and non-governmental schools)
b) Teachers/Patrons/Matrons
e) Any other relevant and justifiable group of respondents
The focus on these respondent groups is explained by their role and influences in prevention of consequences these subject matters if the students are not well informed about. Therefore, establishing current levels of their knowledge, attitudes and practices as well as concerns and constrains with regards to HIV, SRH and GBV will be critical for determining communication intervention strategies.
Sampling:  The institution/research firm/individual researcher(s) will propose possible costed options for sampling methodology and sample size, based on consultations with MoEST and/or Technical Advisory Team and UNESCO.
Long Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C)  For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency FrameworkREQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
The consultant/firm shall have the following professional requirements/experiences and skills

  1. An established Tanzanian institution/research firm or individual with at least 10 years experience proven record of conducting quantitative and qualitative studies, preferably in the field of HIV, SRH, and Gender.
  2. At least Ph.D. holder (Lead researcher) in education, health, or relevant field.
  3. Track record conducting research and publishing research papers.
  4. Good command of both English and Kiswahili.
  5. Better understanding and experience of Tanzania education system

Previous experience in conducting KAP research for established development organizations, Government, and other multi-national agencies is an added advantage. As well as the experience of working with UN agency or Ministry of Education, Science and Technology or MoHCDGEC.
Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.
The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.
UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.
Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.
UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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