Terms of Reference for Research Consultant

10th July 2020

Location:             Kampala

Dates:                   July-September, 2020

Supervisor:         Sam Mbalazi, MEL Officer.

Gender-based Violence (GBV) in Uganda, is a critical national problem that involves gross violation of fundamental human rights with long term negative impacts on the physical, mental, sexual wellbeing of survivors, families and communities. More than 1 in 5 women aged 15-49 have reportedly experienced sexual violence compared to 8% of men. In addition, 56% of ever married women and 44% of ever married men have experienced spousal violence. To contribute to national efforts of addressing GBV in Uganda, CDFU is implementing a two-year Campaign titled, Make Happiness Not Violence usinginnovative multi-sectoral and multi-media strategies to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) and promote Sexual Reproductive health and Rights (SRHR).

The goal of the project is to promote favourable social norms, attitudes and behaviours at community and individual levels to prevent VAWG and promote SRHR in Uganda. The immediate objectives are as follows:

  • To mobilise women, girls, men and boys at community, institution and individual level in favour of respectful relationships, gender equality and promote SRHR.
  • To improve knowledge of women and girls especially the most at risk of VAWG on their rights, available GBV services and measures to protect themselves against violence.

The primary targets are men, women, girls and boys between 15 and 49 years; while the secondary audience include religious leaders, cultural leaders, duty bearers and the media. 

CDFU is conducting a multi-channel, multimedia campaign using among others radio and TV to improve knowledge attitudes and practices and to enhance gender sensitive reporting and prevention of GBV in 22 districts.

 At community level, CDFU is utilising innovative community mobilisation approaches such as SASA! to mobilise individuals, communities and institutions across the social ecological model to promote positive change social norms, attitudes and practices based on the human rights standards in 13 districts  of Gulu, Pader, Amuria, Kalaki, Kaberamaido, Abim, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuk, Amudat, Kaabong, Kotido, Napak and Moroto. To this end, CDF trained a team of 1,000 Community Activists CA’s) in 50 sub counties of the 13 districts (20 CAs) per subcounty, and 4 Champions per district.  These were trained in SASA! Together Start phase. The CAs in turn conducted dialogues within their communities, as well as reporting and referring cases of violence up the Referral Pathway.   

However, during March 2020, a global pandemic, COVID 19 was announced by the World Health Organisation and t has affected all sectors of life including a spike in cases of Violence against Women and Girls, increase in poverty, teenage pregnancies and child marriage. 

A second phase of SASA! Together for CAs and Champions is planned in a few months’ time but before the training, CDFU plans to conduct a mini survey among the CAs and Champions to assess and provide statistical information about the reach and influence of the multimedia campaign among the Community Activists and Champions;  establish self-reported change of respondents exposed to exposed training on SASA! Together Start Phase in social norms, attitudes and behaviors towards Violence against women and girls; determine the actions taken the respondents being exposed to SASA! Together Start Phase; and to establish the level of participation the respondents in voicing EVAWG issues

CDFU therefore seeks the services of a consultant to support this assessment.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Set up the Kobo Collect data collection Application for the study.
  • Train the Project Officers on data collection using Kobo Collect, or a similar mobile tool and oversee collection of data using the project officers and their phones.
  • Work with CDFU to identify and manage research logistics.
  • Collect GPS and photographs from the study.
  • Manage data analysis from the study.
  • Write a report of the study findings.

Specific Deliverables

  • Successfully analysed data from the Kobo Collect Application
  • Comprehensive Study report
  • Participants Registration list

Job Qualifications

  • Monitoring and Evaluation background
  • Five years’ experience in research execution

Please send a CV and cover letter to Pamela Sinia  pamela@cdfuug.co.ug by 12.00 Noon on Wednesday, 15 July, 2020.


Communication for Development Foundation Uganda (CDFU) is a non-governmental organization that provides Development Communication services aimed at influencing positive behavior change for the social development of men, women and children in Uganda and the entire East African Region. CDFU is a partner on the “Decide End Child Marriage” Project. With support from Finland, the project is implemented by Plan International Uganda and its partners. The four year project is aimed at reducing early marriages in Acholi and Lango sub-regions of northern Uganda.  CDFU implements activities in the districts of Apac, Kwania and Kole.   

CDFU wishes to recruit qualified, competent and highly motivated Ugandan for the position of Project Facilitator

Position: Project Facilitator (SBCC) – 1 position

Reports to:  SBCC Project Officer

Commitment: Full time

Location/ Duty station:  Apac with frequent travel to Kwania District

Job summary

The Project Facilitator will mainly support implementation of all social and behavior change communication activities at district level. He/she will also work closely with the Project Officer   to ensure activities to promote Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health are implemented according as planned. The Project Facilitator will report to the Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Project Officer.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Health, Social Sciences, Population or related field. Must have at least 1 years’ experience in implementing Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) interventions. Demonstrate knowledgeable practice of working with districts, non-governmental and community based organizations as well as government departments. Must have experience working at the community level to implement SBCC interventions. Have excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to work as a team player. Demonstrate good interpersonal communication. Good presentation and writing skills. Computer skills of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. Must be fluent in the local language.