ANPPCAN Baseline Survey Consultancy to build an evidence base on child trafficking in Busia, Marsabit (specifically in Moyale) and Mandera Counties

I. Background: ANPPCAN Regional Office is implementing “Building the Foundation for Child Trafficking Free Zones in Urban and Rural Kenya,” project in Nairobi, Busia, Marsabit and Mandera Counties from April 2016 to December 2018. 
As a result, ANPPCAN Regional is commissioning a baseline survey to build an evidence base on child trafficking in Busia, Marsabit (specifically in Moyale) and Mandera Counties
This research is one of the main activities of a 33 month Intervention (ending in December 2018) that is being implemented by a consortium of local civil society organizations led by ANPPCAN Regional Office and funded by TdH- NL. {The Organizations include Strategies for Northern Development (SND), Centre for Domestic Training and Development (CDTD) & Movement Against  Child Trafficking (MACT)}

The overall objective of the project shall be to prevent and respond to trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Nairobi, Busia, Mandera and Marsabit Counties by December 2018
II. Objectives of the research
The overall purpose of the research is to build an evidence base on child trafficking in Busia, Marsabit and Mandera, support learning and share best practices in addressing child trafficking.

The specific objectives of the baseline survey shall be:
a) Provide a situation analysis of the status of child trafficking and unsafe migration in Busia, Mandera and Marsabit, including an analysis of emerging trends and new developments;
b) Provide, where possible and available, statistical data and figures on child victims of trafficking and unsafe migration and relevant perpetrators, including quantitative trends;
c) Map current responses to child trafficking and unsafe migration, including legislation, policies, programmes and capacity development initiatives in place to address this challenge;
d) Reflecting on the analysis above, propose a set of policy and programmatic recommendations to improve government (both national and county), non-government and private sector responses to child trafficking and unsafe migration of children in Kenya
In addition, the consultant is expected to undertake trend analysis in the following areas:
1. Up-to-date data on the scale of the problem of child trafficking in Moyale, Mandera and Busia
2. Level of reporting and prosecution of child trafficking cases in these three locations
3. The trafficking routes (source, transit, destination) of the child victims of trafficking
4. The push and pull factors that contribute to this phenomenon
5. The link between economic migration and child trafficking
6. The link between child trafficking and other forms of child abuse (CSEC, Child prostitution, Child labour, etc)
7. The demographic profiles (age, socio-economic background, sex/gender, family composition) of both the child victims of trafficking and the perpetrators
8. The role, if any, modern technology like internet, particularly social media play in escalating/preventing child trafficking
9. To provide empirical evidence of intervention strategies that are effective in preventing and responding to the problem of child trafficking in Busia, Moyale and Mandera and use that to make innovative recommendations for the anti-trafficking programming.
10. To map out other actors/service providers, interventions and strategies being applied to address and respond to trafficking in Busia, Mandera and Moyale and broadly in Kenya and assess the gaps and potential weaknesses, and best practices of the identified interventions/service providers.
11. To analyze the gaps in the child protection systems within Mandera, Moyale and Busia (and beyond) that exacerbate the problem of trafficking and make recommendations for addressing them. 
This will include (at the very least);
  • Analyzing the existing statutory and policy frameworks in child trafficking, identifying gaps and the commensurate policy opportunities for addressing them
  • Analyzing gaps in the availability, accessibility and adequacy of child protection services and structures in the 3 sites.
  • Conducting an assessment of the non-formal child protection structures in the 3 sites, identifying their strengths and potential weaknesses in addressing child trafficking.
III. Scope of work – Expected tasks of the Consultancy:
  1. Conducting desk review of existing qualitative and quantitative information as per the objectives outlined above
  2. Development of data collection tools and sampling methodology. Sharing the tools with ANPPCAN Regional Office for review and feedback. Finalising on the tools and methodology based on the feedback from ANPPCAN Regional Office
  3. Conducting a pilot study/pre-test of the data collection tools for accuracy and reviewing appropriately
  4. Developing data entry & analysis programme (SPSS for quantitative and any other relevant program for qualitative data) and providing training to the data clerks; and ensuring quality checks during data collection, cleaning, entry and analysis
  5. Conducting field data collection exercise
  6. Preparing draft report from the findings, with specific recommendations on advocacy opportunities on policy issues as well as best practices in prevention and response intervention strategies against child trafficking for ANPPCAN Regional Office review and feedback
  7. Preparing final report from the findings, with specific recommendations on advocacy opportunities on policy issues as well as best practices in prevention and response intervention strategies of child trafficking based on the feedback from Validation Workshop
IV. Guiding Principles and Procedures
The successful institution/firm or individual consultant will undertake to pay special attention to confidentiality and use of appropriate and sensitive interviewing methods for vulnerable groups (especially child victims of trafficking). 
The “Do no harm” principle shall be considered and followed in all research processes, in order to mitigate any negative emotional, physical and psychological ramifications that may arise from improper and unethical research practices.

V. Deliverables

Under supervision of ANPPCAN Regional Office Program Coordinator, and in close consultation with the Director of Programs and the Regional Director the selected institution / firm / consultant should deliver the following:
1. Inception Report: The inception report should include a literature review on child trafficking in Mandera, Moyale and Busia, and propose a sound and feasible research tools, methodology, for undertaking the baseline survey

2. Zero Draft Report: The Draft Report has to synthesize all findings, conclusions, and recommendations
3.The Revised Report: The Revised Report has to synthesize all findings, conclusions, recommendations (with account of comments and additions from ANPPCAN Regional Office if any that will be shared following submission of the Zero Draft Report)
4. The Final Report: The selected institution/firm/consultant will be expected to produce a final report that will include the outcomes of the validation workshop

VII. Timeframe of the research: The research will be undertaken from September to November 2016. 

VIII. Child Safeguarding
In line with the UNCRC, ANPPCAN Regional Office strives to keep children safe in all its undertakings. 
The successful applicant will be required to read, understand, and commit to abide by ANPPCAN Regional Office Child Protection Policies and guidelines. 
The institution/firm or individual Consultant will sign the policies to indicate an understanding of, and intention to follow the policy requirements. 
The methodologies used in this study must abide by the universally acceptable standards for involving children in research.

IX. Experience and Qualifications
  • Competent institution/firm or individual Consultant conversant with child focused research
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of child trafficking
  • Knowledge of the local area of research (geographical) desired
  • Proven track record in qualitative and quantitative research
  • Understanding and appreciation of ethical research processes including appreciation of child protection and child safeguarding
How to Apply
The consultant will submit a full technical proposal and a financial proposal.
The following components must be included:
i) Technical proposal
a. The consultant’s understanding of the terms of reference
b. Clear and detailed work plan including a Gantt chart
c. A detailed methodology
d. Evidence of past work relevant to this study
e. Names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references for the consultancy organization/ institution which must relate to major work done within the last three years, and the contact details (names, addresses and email and telephone numbers) of the persons who were ultimately responsible and accountable for contracting the consultants for that work
f. Full names, post office box number, telephone number(s), email addresses, and contact person(s) of the consultant(s)
g. The financial proposal must include the actual number of consultants/team, number of working days and the professional rates per day. It must also include a separate itemised logistic budget with accommodation, transport and stationary, communication, etc, well broken down

The full proposal documents should be submitted to ANPPCAN Regional Office: by COB on Friday, 16th September 2016 through email address: 

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