Consultancy – Manage Data Collection for Baseline Household Survey for Water Schemes – WSUP Advisory
Consultancy Title: To manage data collection for a baseline household survey in the areas served by 3 to 5 water schemes that will inform the design of the pro-poor access mechanisms to be piloted in selected water schemes served by MWUWS
Organisation: WSUP Advisory
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) helps transform cities to benefit the millions who lack access to improved water and sanitation. We work in six countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, supported by an office in the UK. Since inception we have helped nearly 19 million people access better water and sanitation services.
WSUP Advisory is WSUP’s consultancy arm, formed to disseminate the experience and lessons we have gathered over the last 12 years of operating our six country programmes and our research portfolio. WSUP Advisory has worked with a range of clients including IFIs, NGOs, international agencies, corporates, and private foundations to complete projects successfully in Angola, India, Jordan, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia.
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Improving access to water services in Uganda
WSUP Advisory is working with the Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) on a 2-year project to improve access to safely managed water services for low-income communities, the vulnerable and disadvantaged in small towns and rural growth centres served by the six Umbrella Authorities (UAs) across Uganda.
The first part of the project will be establishing necessary systems and piloting interventions to improve access in selected towns served by one of the UAs – the Midwestern Umbrella of Water and Sanitation (MWUWS). This pilot phase will inform the selection of equitable access models that could be adopted by the other UAs.
Consultancy Summary: The goal of this consultancy assignment is for an experienced survey implementation consultant or a firm, to manage data collection for a baseline household survey in the areas served by 3 to 5 water schemes that will inform the design of the pro-poor access mechanisms to be piloted in selected water schemes served by MWUWS.
The main aims of the household surveys are to understand: 1) the socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of households in the MWUWS catchment area, 2) the patterns of water consumption and expenditure among different customer types, 3) the major barriers for households in accessing a new piped water connection, and 4) the preferred means of marketing/communication about new services.
Profile of consultant
The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrable experience managing and conducting household surveys
- Good understanding of the context of small towns and rural growth centres in the Mid-Western Region
- Demonstrable experience managing research teams during field work
- Demonstrable experience managing and facilitating training sessions
- Demonstrable experience conducting data quality assurance and control
- Experience using online data collection tools, preferably mWater Portal and Surveyor App.
- Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of Rutooro and local languages spoken at the selected schemes.
To be considered for this assignment
Consultants who wish to be considered for the shortlist of consultants who are invited to tender for the assignment should submit a maximum 1-page summary of their experience of conducting similar household surveys.
How to Apply:
Experience summaries should be submitted to Karen Sherman at email@example.com
Deadline: 29th June 2022 by 17:00 EAT
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