موسسه همکاری و انکشاف برای افغانستان

دافغانستان لپاره دمرستی او پرمختیا مؤسسه

Announcement for conducting youth projects mapping in Afghanistan

Announcement opening date: 1st –June -2015

Announcement closing date: 20t –June -2015

Terms of Reference Mapping of Adolescent and Youth Programs in Afghanistan

June 2015

1. Background

Afghanistan has one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in the world. Afghanistan’s estimated annual population growth rate ranges from 2.02 (CSO, 2014) per cent to 2.6 per cent per year (AMS, 2010). Because of past and present high fertility levels (5.1 children per women) Afghanistan has a very young age structure.

Currently, around 63 per cent of the population of 27.5 million is below the age of 25 and around 46 per cent (11.7 million children) are below age 15 (CSO, 2014). Investing in health and developments of young people is critical to achieving sustainable development, promoting public health and ensuring economic development. Similarly, investing in gender equality is key to reaching health and wider development goals. The link between targeted and gender-sensitive investments in young people and sustainable development is particularly pronounced in countries with large youth populations. Studies on young people’s knowledge and awareness on health issues pointed to the fact that many adolescents and youth in Afghanistan are not enjoying their fundamental right to information essential for their health and development and for their meaningful participation in society. It is the responsibility of states to ensure that all children and young people, both in and out-of-school are provided accurate and appropriate information on how to protect their health and well-being. The well-being of young people exists in a range of contexts including abusive relationships, gender-based violence and discrimination, health risks associated with early pregnancy and STIs including HIV. The Afghanistan Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (2011) found that less than 30 per cent of young women between age 15 and 24 had heard about AIDS and that less than 2 per cent of those who had heard about AIDS had comprehensive knowledge about HIV transmission. The Afghanistan Mortality Survey (2010) found that while more than one third of young women (15 to 19 years) had already begun child bearing, both knowledge and use of modern contraceptive methods was particularly low among this age group (84.8 per cent and 9 per cent respectively).

2. Rational

Youth is the stage of enthusiasm and desire to look beyond traditional solutions and parameters offered by the society to different problems. Involving young people in developing their communities is, therefore, a critical step towards achieving sustainable development on all levels. While taking up an active role in developing their communities, youth will gain more knowledge about different challenges facing them as well as their surrounding community. In addition they can provide pragmatic and fresh solutions to some of these challenges. Unfortunately the tremendous contributions that young people can make to the development of their societies are largely untapped. Many young people remain disengaged from participating in developing their communities. This, from a broader development vision, strongly affects their development and welfare.

The above statements can be applied on many developing countries. As in other developing countries, youth in Afghanistan face various challenges that affect their personal as well as career development. Engaging youth to actively participate in the development of the society is a new concept. Until now the number of NGOs concerned with youth issues and youth development is few and even those NGOs that focus on youth, mainly only provide services and activities for youth in various areas, such as education, health, art…etc. But they do not really engage them in designing, planning or implementing these activities. Therefore, youth engagement in community development activities may entail a double benefit.

Leveraging this power can induce real positive change on all development levels in Afghanistan. Reaching different groups of youth and engaging them in the society depending on clear economic, political and social policies is a development priority at present. Accordingly, various Governmental, Non-Governmental and international bodies are focusing on either providing services for youth in Afghanistan or developing their capacities for best outcomes in the future. But as the focus of activities on youth is still new there is yet not much information on the work that is done on youth and respectively the needs youth face these days. What are the relevant issues for organizations working on youth? How many NGOs operating in Afghanistan focus on youth and plan for their social and economic integration? How can we reach these organizations? Do they work on an individual basis or seek collaboration and partnership with others? What are their needs and their assets? All these are questions that may be asked by many practitioners or policy makers concerned with youth issues. Unfortunately they usually get incomplete answers because there is no clear and comprehensive published resource that gives full answers to these questions. Out of this urgent need to have a documented source that identifies, defines, describes and gives guidance to the current status and needs of youth NGOs, informal groups and donors in Afghanistan.

3. Key points of the research

3.1. Research objectives

a. To identify the number of NGOs/organizations working for adolescent and youth and provide detail information on youth organizations.

b. To provide information on Donors concerned with adolescent/youth and intention for supporting youth empowerment programs.

c. To document the scope of work, programs of youth NGOs, youth groups and donors concerned with youth in all provinces of Afghanistan.

d. To compile all information on youth NGOs, youth groups and donors in a directory.

e. To facilitate the process of information exchange among youth NGOs.

3.2. Research Assumptions

a. Number of youth NGOs in Afghanistan, especially in remote provinces

b. Youth are not executing leading or managerial roles in youth NGOs.

c. There will be difficulties in reaching youth NGOs located in different provinces of Afghanistan.

d. There will be difficulty to reach and identify youth informal groups as they are not registered and lack official identity.

e. Available links to NGOs did not reveal much information on how they operate their structure, programs, needs and assets.

3.3. Scope of Research

The research is intended to be implemented in the provinces where youth NGOs/organizations are operational but it is expected to start with Kabul and can be extended to the provinces based on information from concern interties/ministries/youth NGOs.

3.4. Research Methodology

The methodology in conducting this research should be adopted by research team, but still we propose methodology should include two main approaches: We will be ideally looking to find the answer for below quires.

3.4.1. To map the youth NGOs,

groups, and donors working with youth.

a. Internet research to identify available information and contacts of youth NGOs, donors and youth groups operating in Afghanistan.

b. Undertake desk review including an analysis of document available for adolescent and youth.

c. Contacting the Ministry of Economy in Afghanistan and the regional and provincial youth offices (governmental and non-governmental) for available information on NGOs concerned with youth in the different provinces of Afghanistan.

d. Contact the ministry of Finance for available information on Donors concerned with youth.

e. Following up contacts that the MoF and MoE has with number of NGOs located in different provinces.

f. Through snow ball method, NGOs used to recommend other specified youth NGOs located in their provinces.

g. Reaching youth organizations/civil societies might be difficult than reaching youth NGOs as they are not formal and few of them are not registered bodies. Thus, research should use the snow ball method to identify the youth organization/civil societies in Afghanistan and contact ministry of justice to obtain the civil societies working for youth.

3.4.2. To explore the scope of work and program of youth NGOs,

youth organization/civil societies, and donors working with youth.

a. Find which Youth NGOs is working were, what projects/programme are implementing, where they are implementing and during of the project/programme.

b. Which youth organization/civil societies are doing what and where

c. What programs are supported by donors, where, and for how long.

4. Deliverables: a. An inception report with detailed methodology including the data analysis plan, time line and budget at the on-set of the consultancy;

 

b. Development of well structure questioner to be shared and approved by UNFPA;

c. Complete Filled Data Collection Questionnaires/Tools d. Transcription of Interviews

e. Report of Research

5. Budget lines

It is recommended that Consultancy Company will develop the detail budget and then it can be negotiated based on proposal.

6. Project Timeframe

The assignment is expected to commence on 1st of July, 2015 and end on 25th July 2015. In view of this consultancy company is expected to submit draft report by 30th August and final report of the agreed deliverables by 10th of September 2015.

 

3.    Key points of the research
NoItemDescriptionTimeline
1Desk ReweiwReview of key projects/program documents1 Week
2Field visit and interviewsThe mapping team visits NGO offices (Kabul and Provicnes), donors offices and interviews with concern ministries and gathers additional information.2 Weeks
3Inception ReportDeveloping inception report and submit to UNFPA office through AADA1 Week
4Final ReportFinalise the report bedding the comments.1 Week

Specific Milestones of Mapping of Adolescent and Youth Programs in Afghanistan

Activities/TasksPerson Responsible/Supp ort or Review by RMCDeliverablesDeadline
1. Presentation of Consultant team and how to carry out the Study Presentation 
2. Research methodology, Data Collection Tools, analysis plan, outline of the report Design Report+ Data Collection Tools 
3. Brief report and presentation on Kabul Data Collection/Possible revision of Tools Kabul Data collection Report +Analysis 
4. Brief progress Report of each province after completion of data collection Provincial Data Collection Progress Report 
5. Detailed Outline of Report Detailed Outline of Report 
6. First Draft + Annexes Draft of Report  + Annexes 
7. Internal discussion on the draft Review of Draft Review  Report

 

8. Submission of UNFPA comments   
9. Revision of Draft Review  Report   
10. Presentation of final report and exit meeting Final Review  Report 

 

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Activities/TasksPerson Responsible/Supp ort or Review by RMCDeliverablesDeadline
1. Presentation of Consultant team and how to carry out the Study Presentation 
2. Research methodology, Data Collection Tools, analysis plan, outline of the report Design Report+ Data Collection Tools 
3. Brief report and presentation on Kabul Data Collection/Possible revision of Tools Kabul Data collection Report +Analysis 
4. Brief progress Report of each province after completion of data collection Provincial Data Collection Progress Report 
5. Detailed Outline of Report Detailed Outline of Report 
6. First Draft + Annexes Draft of Report  + Annexes 
7. Internal discussion on the draft Review of Draft Review  Report 
8. Submission of UNFPA comments   
9. Revision of Draft Review  Report   
10. Presentation of final report and exit meeting Final Review  Report 
 

 

Annex Design Report Format Section

SectionTitleSuggested Length
Cover page 1page
Acronyams/AbreviationsT1page
Table of Content 1page
CHAPTER 1:                    Introduction4 pages maximum
1.1Purpose and objectives of the Research
1.2Scope of the Research
1.3Purpose of the design report
CHAPTER 2                      Country Context4-6 pages maximum
2.1Youth challenges and national strategies
2.2The role of external assistance
CHAPTER 3                       UNFPA Strategic Response to Youth5-7 pages maximum
3.1UNFPA Strategic response
3.2 
CHAPTER 4                       The Mapping Methodology and Approach6-8 pages maximum
4.1Target Group, criteria and key  questions
4.2Methods of data collection plan, and analysis
CHAPTER 5                       Mapping process2-3 pages maximum
 
 
 
 
5.1Process 
5.2Team composition and distribution of tasks 
5.3Resource requirements and logistic support 
5.4Work PlanTotal 20-25 pages max
AnnexesAnnex 1: Terms of Reference 
 
Annex 2: Data Collection Tool
 
Annex 3: Detailed Outline of Report
 
Annex4: Dataset for Data Entry
 
Annex 5: Draft Detailed outline of the final Report, including tables
 
Annex 6: Draft format for Directory of Youth Organizations
 
 
 

1. Report Writing Style and Structure

The following key points should be considered in report writing.

Page marginsStandard
Font(Arial)     Chapter Headings 16Bold, Main heading of chapter 14bold, Text11
Space:                                      Headings and Text double, in text-single
Paragraph:                Paragraphs can be divided  by leaving a blank line between paragraphs,
Reference style:MLA- consistent throughout  the document
Consistencyspelling of the provinces. Cities of Afghanistan
Numbering SystemDecimal System
Page numberingPage numbering should be visible from the first page of the introduction. Previous pages such as the Executive Summary and contents are counted but are not given visible page numbers. The title page is not counted. Page numbering continues until the end of the document, including the bibliography and appendices.
EOI Submission Guideline:Interested NGOs should submit their quotation  along with proposal to the following address:
 
AADA Kabul Office:
 
Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan(AADA), Main Office, Kabul - Afghanistan
 
House # 1535, street of technic, District # 3 kart-e-Chahar Kabul, Afghanistan.
 
Email: habib.ghafoory@gmail.com 
 Only short-listed NGOs will be called for interview.
 

Page margins

Standard

Font(Arial)     

Chapter Headings 16Bold, Main heading of chapter 14bold, Text11

Space:                                      

Headings and Text double, in text-single

Paragraph:                

Paragraphs can be divided  by leaving a blank line between paragraphs,

Reference style:

MLA- consistent throughout  the document

Consistency

spelling of the provinces. Cities of Afghanistan

Numbering System

Decimal System

Page numbering

Page numbering should be visible from the first page of the introduction. Previous pages such as the Executive Summary and contents are counted but are not given visible page numbers. The title page is not counted. Page numbering continues until the end of the document, including the bibliography and appendices.

EOI Submission Guideline:

Interested NGOs should submit their quotation  along with proposal to the following address:

AADA Kabul Office:

Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan(AADA), Main Office, Kabul - Afghanistan

House # 1535, street of technic, District # 3 kart-e-Chahar Kabul, Afghanistan.

Email: habib.ghafoory@gmail.com 

 

Only short-listed NGOs will be called for interview.

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