RFP-Support data collection & analysis for Understanding barriers & facilitators to provision of family planning services for young & low parity couples in NE states of India
Apply By: 28 Feb 2021
RFP - Support data collection and analysis for the study titled “Understanding the barriers and facilitators to provision of family planning services for young and low parity couples in NE states of India: a mixed methods study”
About the Organization:
Jhpiego is a nonprofit global health leader and Johns Hopkins University affiliate that is saving lives, improving health and transforming futures. They partner with governments, health experts and local communities to build the skills and systems that guarantee a healthier future for women and families. Jhpiego translates the best science and practice into moments of care that can mean the difference between life and death for women and families. In India, Jhpiego works across various states in close collaboration with national and state governments, providing technical assistance in the areas of family planning, maternal and child health, strengthening human resources for health, and non-communicable diseases.
NISHTHA is flagship health systems strengthening project supported by USAID and being implemented by Jhpiego. NISHTHA aims to transform, redesign and re-engineer primary healthcare in India to meet the goals of provisioning equitable, comprehensive and client centered primary health care that contributes to improved health outcomes for India’s marginalized and vulnerable populations, especially women and girls.
Title: Understanding the barriers and facilitators to provision of family planning services for young and low parity couples in NE states of India: a mixed methods study
The overall objective of this study will be to understand the landscape of provision and uptake of family planning (FP) services among young and low parity couples1 in NE states of India, particularly from the context of primary healthcare level. The findings from the study will be utilized to identify potential interventions/solutions for implementation at the primary health care level to facilitate access to and uptake of FP among young and low parity couples.
Local research firm requirements and expectations:
The local research firm/organization is required to work with and support Jhpiego in study data collection to understand the barriers and facilitators to provision of family planning services for young and low parity couples in NE states of India. The research firm and the individual team members must have a track record in conducting health services research that conforms to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.
Specifically, the agency will:
- Provide a team of investigators with expertise and prior experience in family planning, who would supervise and guide the data collection, data analysis and report writing.
- Provide a team of data collectors with optimum skills in data collection processes. All data collectors should preferably be graduates with public health background and must have good understanding of the family planning program.
- Assign a specific team manager to work with Jhpiego, India to manage the technical and logistical/administrative/financial activities for the entire data collection process including but not limited to the following: organize & coordinate trainings/meetings/workshops, make arrangements for travel, identify and assist in the provision of supplies (photocopies, stationary, equipment, etc.), communications (phone, internet, fax) and other administrative duties as required by Jhpiego to carry out data collection.
- Team manager will ensure that data collection is carried out in line with the approved protocol and the data collector team is well-versed with the data collection process that is briefly described above. A Jhpiego MER team member will be involved in the evaluation to ensure data quality and validation throughout the data collection process.
- All team members participate in an orientation and training work shop to familiarize the team with the study protocol, tools, and background information conducted by Jhpiego MER team.
Scope of work/ Deliverables:
- Review of research plan, data collection tools and consenting documents.
- Finalize strategies for data collection and management.
- Translate all relevant study documents- such as consent forms, questionnaires, IDI and
- FGD guides, official documents, letters and reports where necessary.
- Obtain local IRB approval.
- Ensure participation of team members in onsite training for orientation and standardization of data collection process.
- Manage logistics and co-ordinate with officials of study sites for data collection.
- Perform data collection (online survey, facility assessments, IDIs/FGDs with stakeholders, service providers and community members).
- Compile all data and manage as per approved research protocol.
- Produce English transcripts of all IDIs and FGDs, for further analysis.
- Perform analysis of all data (quantitative, qualitative) under the guidance of NISHTHA/Jhpiego MER team.
- Submit a detailed report with key results and recommendations.
The contents of the proposal:
The proposal is expected to contain the following information about the firm apart from other items mentioned in the RFP.
- Team composition of the agency for this study- Individual skillsets, roles and responsibilities and the details of main contact person/manager
- Experience in field of health and especially family planning and specific to the four states
- Presence in the individual states (If you have office please mention the office address in the state or else mention the way this study will be conducted)
- Experience in Qualitative research especially for team members who would be a part of it
- Operational plan (phase wise) for this study along with a Gantt chart and deadlines
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