Consultant at Fundación IPADE

Job Title: KAP Study
Organization name: FUNDACIÓN IPADE
Application deadline: 10th January 2013


Fundación IPADE is a Spanish environmental NGO working in 14 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. IPADE has been operating in Vietnam since 2008 in the scope of a 4-year regional program entitled “Conserve biodiversity and increase sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable rural populations that are dependent on natural resources and live in ecologically sensitive areas in Vietnam, Philippines and Cambodia - Convenio 07-CO1-032”.

In Vietnam, through coordinated activities with local governments and community organizations, the program aims to facilitate access to potable water and sanitation systems, as well as build capacity in environmental knowledge, natural resource conservation and community participation in priority areas.

In between the diferent actions of the program, from 2011 IPADE is working in close cooperation with local government´s agencies of Lao Cai Province; PCERWASS Lao Cai, implementing the project named “Improve the environmental conditions of vulnerable communities of Lao Cai through better access to safe and sufficient drinking water and sanitation and environmental awareness”

The project is being developed with ethnic minorities in mountainous areas of the north west of Vietnam, in one of the poorest provinces of the country, Lao Cai. It takes place in Lao Cai Province, in 2 communes of the Lao Cai city, namely Hop Thanh and Ta Phoi. Eight are the target villages where the project has been implemented for 2011 and 2012: Peng 1, Peng 2, Peng 3 and Nam Ria 1 & 2 in Hop Than commune; Lao Ly, Cuong and Phan Lan in Ta Phoi commune.

The aim of the project is to improve the health and environmental conditions of the populations of the two communes. For this objective, the activities planned are related to: awareness in water, hygiene, sanitation and good environmental practices; rehabilitation and new construction of water systems to provide safe drinking water.

Last April 2012 a first KAP study was conducted that focused on the knowledge, attitudes and practices (behaviours) of local people on certain topics including water, sanitation and hygiene; and also good environmental practices related to water resource protection. It provided the information for the planning and design of the hygiene activities.

IPADE and its local partner, PCERWASS Lao Cai, have implemented PHAST methodology in the villages of the project area, in order to improve the community hygiene and sanitation behaviours through a participatory approach.

The project will end by March 2013. For the moment it has been running for more than a year now and the level of execution is advanced.

Objetives of the consultancy

IPADE Vietnam is looking for a Vietnamese consultancy to conduct a POST KAP survey in two communes of Lao Cai city, in Lao Cai Province. The KAP survey will focus on the knowledge, attitudes and practices (behaviours) of local people on water and sanitation issues after the implementation of a water, hygiene and sanitation project. It should allow project implementers to asses the outreach of the messages of health, hygiene and sanitation in the villages by knowing which attitudes and practices the people are changing to better behaviours.

The main focus of this survey would be on following questions

- Did the following hygiene behaviours get improved comparing with the First KAP survey result?
o Hand washing with soap at the critical times;
o Use of latrine and remaining open defecation
o Frequency of cleaning latrine
o Using untreated water for drinking and cooking
o Level of good hygienic practice on food handling and protection
o Certainty of drinking boiled water only
o Household hygiene
o Soap available at home
o Cattle excreta management
o Cut nails for hand hygiene
o Brushing teeth and wash face with separate towel
o Frequency of sweeping household
- Do people of the 8 villages recognize the bad hygiene behaviours?
- Do they identify how lack of water and bad hygiene behaviours affect to women?
- Has reproductive work of women been reduced and improved due to better access to water?
- What are the perceptions of beneficiaries about change in their knowledge, attitude and behaviour on completion of the WASH project?
- What was the main effect of the PHAST Campaign on the targeted communities?
- Are any of the targeted villages free from Open Defecation?
- What are the major lessons learnt and future recommendations for the implementers?

Location of the survey

The consultancy will be done in two communes: Hop Thanh and Ta Phoi, both located in Lao Cai city; Lao Cai province. The consultant(s) must visit the 08 villages where the project is implemented: Peng 1, Peng 2, Peng 3 and Nam Ria 1 & 2 in Hop Than commune; and Lao Ly, Cuong and Phan Lan in Ta Phoi commune.


The detail methodology/field work schedule will be worked out in consultation with IPADE and PCERWASS. However, the following steps will be ensured by the consultant/s:
•Visit IPADE office in Hanoi to get acquainted with project, its activities and the proposed work;
•Prepare a detail methodology, including questionnaire for household survey and checklist for group discussion, focus group discussion and key informant interview. A questionnaire has already been developed (attached as Annex) and may be refined for the assignment purpose.
•Pre-test draft questionnaire and checklists and incorporate the inputs in final questionnaire and checklist;
•Share and circulate final version of KAP questionnaires, tools and checklist and incorporate comments (if any);
•Prepare a detail plan of action/schedule covering orientation to enumerators, field work, data collection, analysis, interpretation, draft and final report presentation with concerned project staff;
•Share draft report and obtain comments/inputs and incorporate the same into final report; and
•Prepare final report and submit to IPADE both English and Vietnamese.

Sample and data collection methods

- A mix model methodology (Qualitative & Quantitative) is supposed to be adopted for conducting the survey. Quantitative questionnaire has already been developed (attached as Annex) and may be refined for the assignment purpose.
- Quantitative method as structured questionnaire household interviews would be used. Full-structured questionnaires including open and closed questions.  In the data analysis process, triangulation across different means of data collection and other sources of information will be employed to improve the validity of the findings.
- Quantitative methods used will be desk review, structured household observation, in-depth interviews, case study and focus group discussions (FGDs).

The sample

The sample surveyed should be around 45% of the 8 village’s population (around 190 interviews). The % surveyed per village shouldn’t be less than the 35% of the population, nor bigger than the 60%. All household participating into the survey should be selected randomly.

Expected output

This activity is expected to result a report consisting of findings based on the analysis of data and also include recommendations.


- Master/University level education in a field related and/ or good for to the technical assistance’s objectives
- Knowledge or studies related to social science; water, hygiene and sanitation; environment.
- Experience in KAP and carrying out of KAP surveys
- Good social communication skills
- Experience of working in development projects with ethnic minorities in the mountainous areas of Northern Vietnam
- Proven experience and skill working and/or researching on Water and Sanitation
- Good knowledge of English, both spoken and written
Interested parties should apply to the following email address by sending detailed technical and financial [email protected] proposals.


The expert consultants or consulting teams who are interested and capable to complete this assignment are invited to submit their proposals, including: their proposed approach and methodologies, the working plan and the CVs of the consultant(s). The tentative budget for the assignment is 3.000USD (Gross)

Interested candidates are invited to send technical and financial proposals via email until 10th January 2013 at: [email protected] and [email protected]
For the complete ToR and guidance, please contact: Beatriz Pozuelo (IPADE Country Coordinator)
Tel/fax: (+84 4) 3 71 99 758, e-mail: [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Fundación IPADE
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2013-01-10