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Call for consultancy services for Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey in Turkana County

European Commission Water Facility

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion for the Millennium Development Goals

Call for consultancy services for Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey in Turkana County


The total number of Kenyans with improved sanitation improved slightly from 26% in 1990 to 31% in 2008. During the same period the number of Kenyans with access to safe and adequate drinking water increased from 43% to 59%.

The situation is worse in the arid and semi-arid districts (ASALs) of Northern Kenya which continue to receive less investment than other parts of the country. Turkana is the largest and the poorest district in Kenya, with 94.9% of the population below the absolute poverty line.

The District has amongst the lowest coverage levels for water and sanitation in Kenya, estimated to be as low as 15% and 9% respectively compared to the national average of 31% and 59% respectively.

In response to the above, Oxfam GB, along with partners (Practical Action and International Rescue Committee), secured funding for a three year project, 2011 – 2014 for WASH interventions in Turkana to help in closing some of the identified gaps.

In 67 targeted communities, the project will address the needs of the poorest, most marginalised and vulnerable communities in Kenya by targeting people living in rural areas in Turkana County who currently do not have access to sufficient safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, and do not practice appropriate hygiene (e.g. hand washing).

The action will particularly benefit women and children who are traditionally responsible for health and hygiene at household level, collect most of the domestic water and are most affected by lack of appropriate sanitation facilities.

Therefore Oxfam, International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Practical Action seek the services of a suitable consultant to carry out a Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) survey, the result of which will be used to establish targeted hygiene and sanitation promotion approaches for the implementation of the project hygiene and sanitation activities.

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge /Experience Required
  • Master’s Degree in social science, statistics and data analysis or related fields;
  • Experience in WASH surveys will be an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in data collection and analysis, or WASH related studies and programmes, with previous working experience in the UN or other International organizations;
  • Working experience in the Arid and Semi-Arid zones, especially Turkana region is an asset;
  • Strong analysis, and good inter-personal communication skills;
  • Competence on key statistical tools and software such as SPSS, SAS or CSPro, etc.
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written
  • Excellent analytical and report-writing skills
  • Suitable consultants are invited to submit their technical and financial proposals to Oxfam.
The Terms of Reference can be viewed online at Ref: INT4909. 

The expression of interest and proposal documents should be sent online OR to by 12th October 2011, clearly marked as PROPOSALS FOR KAP SURVEY IN TURKANA.

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