JISRA – Uganda Country Programme Baseline Study July 2021
The JISRA programme baseline study will be conducted to validate the existing Theory of Change, to learn and adapt programming.
This Terms of Reference is to set up for the baseline study for the JISRA Uganda Country programme and to invite proposals from suitably experienced national consultant(s) to lead the study.
Baseline Research Questions
The baseline research questions will be linked to the three main pathways of change: intra-religious, inter-religious, extra-religious, and cross-cutting pathways of inclusion, capacity, and knowledge. Presented below are the research questions for the global study. They are aimed to guide the research process; the responses to these questions should provide baseline and target values for each indicator in the country results framework. However, these questions will need to be contextualized to Uganda’s context and in keeping with the Country results framework.
1.1 To what extent are norms within religious communities open and tolerant of people with other (non) beliefs?
1.2 How do religious communities challenge harmful religious norms and practices, and what are the actions undertaken by them?
1.3 To what extent do religious actors challenge harmful norms and practices, and what are the actions undertaken by them?
1.4 How do religious actors understand FoRB, gender equity, and inclusivity?
2.1 To what extent do religious actors collaborate across religious divides?
2.2 How do religious communities, including youth, women, and community members, address grievances and promote peaceful co-existence?
2.3 To what extent are religious actors supportive of interfaith action beyond their own community of faith?
3.1 What kind of policies, regulations or legal frameworks exist on FoRB?
3.2 To what extent are policies, regulations or legal frameworks about FoRB implemented by duty-bearers and decision-makers?
3.3 What kind of people-centred, prevention-oriented responses exist for security actors?
3.4 To what extent do security actors adopt a human security approach?
3.5 How responsive are duty-bearers to evidence-based issues put forward by religious actors?
3.6 To what extent are religious actors and CSOs represented in the government, private sector, multilateral organizations, or other CSOs at a global, regional, national, and/or sub-national level include CSOs and religious actors in decision-making processes?
3.7 To what extent do religious actors and CSOs ensure that community members are included and feel represented?
4. Cross-cutting pathway
4.1 To what extent are women and youth represented in decision-making processes at the community, local, national and international level for FoRB and interreligious understanding?
4.2 To what extent do JISRA actors (local partners and consortium partners) have the ability to meaningfully engage with religious communities, religious actors, and duty-bearers in inter-, intra-, and extra-religious settings?
Roles and responsibilities
The national consultant, who will operate amidst the country baseline team will have the following roles and responsibilities:
o Taking on board the entire country baseline team in the co-creation
o Be in close collaboration with the Global consultant
o Contextualisation of Baseline Methodology (reflecting on the Global methodology)
o Background research on FoRB
o Contextualisation of Quantitative data collection tools
o Development of Qualitative data collection tools with guidance from the Global consultant.
o Ensure Conflict Sensitivity analysis with guidance from the Global Level
o Training of data collectors
o Coordination of data collection in all programme implemented regions
o Technical support during data-collection
o Gathering country data
o Data cleaning
o Ensuring Data quality
o Data analysis
o Facilitation of Country Validation Workshops
o Deliver Final Country Baseline Report – Fit to the Global Level
The JISRA Country Coordinator will be the first point of contact for the national consultant
Start assignment: 1st week of Aug.
Data analysis: (Qualitative analysis – 10 Sept; Quantitative analysis – 17 Sept)
1st Draft Report: 30st Sept
Shared Reflection Workshop – post-draft report – (co-construction)
2nd draft Report: 10th October
Validation by Baseline Team: 17th October
Final Report: 24rd October
The JISRA – Uganda Country programme is seeking a suitably experienced consultant or team of consultants to undertake this assignment.
• Consultant(s) should have at least 5 years of demonstrable experience in leading (designing and undertaking) large-scale, country quantitative and qualitative baselines and evaluations
• Demonstrable knowledge and experience on freedom of religion and belief, or religion and development, or women and youth participation, working with faith-based actors
• Experience with participatory methodologies
• Post-graduate degree in research-oriented social sciences; e.g. development studies, public policy, sociology, M&E, Peace and Conflict studies, and any related disciplines
• Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner
• Excellent verbal and written communication in English.
• Ability to work in diverse, multi-cultural teams
• Coordination and facilitation abilities to work with baseline team, JISRA partners and staff
• Flexible work hours especially to cater to diverse time requirements of Global consultants and other stakeholders
• Experience in Application of RBM (Result Based Management) , Working with Faith Institutions, conducting programme baselines
• Methodology should take into context of COVID-19 and clearly demonstrate how deliverables will be achieved systematically.
• Sampling technique will be used in target districts spelled out in the project document
• The consultant should be available immediately.
Qualified parties can submit the following:
• Letter of interest for the proposal
• A detailed technical proposal demonstrating and understanding of this ToR, including methodology, data management plan, team composition and level of effort, detailed timeline, and check-in moments
• CVs of each proposed team members, along with sample(s) of previous work
• A detailed financial proposal with a breakdown of costs in UGX
• Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28th of July, 2021. For any further questions or information about the assignment, please contact the Country Coordinator on 0772456458
Call extends to Firms or Individual consultant
1. JISRA Theory of Change
2. JISRA Results framework