The purpose of the barrier analysis study is to conduct a formative research to determine key barriers to behavior change among residents within CARB implementation area (Mayiendit, Mayom and Wau) and develop an appropriate BCC strategy that will facilitate adoption of desired Maternal infant and young child nutrition (MIYCN) and WASH practices. Focus will be on all populations in the more stable Payams and this will be prioritized by IRC in conjunction with local relief and rehabilitation commission at county level.
- To establish key barriers to behavior, change in target groups’ practices associated with MIYCN water and hygiene.
- To identify the most important enablers that are likely to foster appropriate changes in target groups’ practices associated with MIYCN and hygiene.
- To develop an effective behavior, change communication strategy for the nutrition and hygiene interventions in CARB implementation areas.
The barrier analysis should establish detailed information, identifying target groups’ current behaviors as well as barriers to intended behavioral change related to MIYCN and Hygiene. To review and augment the behavior change strategy for promoting MIYCN practices, the study should answer these following questions:
- What is the specific, feasible and effective Behavior to promote?
- What is the level of enabling environment for promotion of these desired behaviors?
- Who are the Priority Groups and Influencing Groups?
- What are the most important Determinants affecting (barriers) Behavior uptake?
- Which Bridges (enablers) to Activities need to be promoted?
- Which Activities will be implemented to address the Bridge to Activities?
- IRC is seeking an experienced consultant/consulting firm with the following expertise:
- Advanced university degree in social science, Nutrition, Anthropology, or other related fields.
- 7-10 years' experience of conducting relevant public health surveys and assessments.
- A reputable consultant with documented experience in conducting studies relating to
- MIYCN and WASH especially, associated barriers analysis and Management capability to conduct formative research.
- Experience in design of Behavior change communication strategies.
- The consultant must have a strong background in quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
- Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office and statistical data analysis software
- Excellent reporting and presentation skills and Proven ability to work independently.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Available in South Sudan during assignment period and can visit office and field time to time as needed.
- Experience working in/knowledge of the South Sudan context and language skills in Arabic is an added advantage.