World Vision seeking for Consultant for OFDA Baseline



Supporting Affected Communities for Life-Saving Action (SACLA)


Project Number:

Project Duration: 12 months (01/09/2016 -31/08/2017)

October, 2016

World Vision Syria Response Turkey

  1. Baseline Summary


Programme/Project Supporting Affected Communities for Life-Saving Action
Programme Phase Covering period from 01/09/2016 -31/08/2017
Baseline Purpose Collection of Baseline Data/Measurement on Indicators/Implementation purposes/Project Final Evaluation
Primary Methodologies Quantitative
Baseline Start and End Dates 24/10/2016 – 24/11/2016
Anticipated Baseline Report Release Date 24/11/2016


  1. Description of Programme or Project Being Baselined

Due to the conflict in Syria, it is estimated that 11.5% of the population within Syria have been killed or injured,[1] more than 4.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries and over 6.5 million are internally displaced.[2] Aleppo and Idleb governorates have been disproportionately affected by the crisis, in particular by intensifying Russian airstrikes over the last six months. As a result, there are now 1,951,479 IDPs in these governorates, 50% of whom are children.[3] The majority of these IDPs live in crowded temporary shelters that lack privacy and access to electricity, heating, water and sanitation. Such conditions have increased the risk of disease and malnutrition—with cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A, measles, and leishmaniosis reported with increasing frequency.[4] Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) services have collapsed leaving children under five and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) at risk. [5]

To address these needs, World Vision proposes a twelve-month project to improve WASH, shelter, health, nutrition, and protection conditions for conflict affected population in Aleppo and Idleb governorates. The proposed activities are in line with the sector objectives of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), as they restore sustainable water and sanitation systems, improve housing and community/public infrastructure, provide life-saving and sustaining humanitarian health assistance, and strengthen appropriate and integrated nutrition response.[6]

In this project, World Vision will work with local NGO, Insani Yardım Dernegi (IYD), to rehabilitate water and sewage infrastructure in Idleb governorate, reaching 47,000 beneficiaries. This will include training for local authorities to support ongoing operations and maintenance of the established facilities, as well as hygiene promotion events in schools and communities. In A’zaz[7] and Aleppo governorate World Vision will conduct durable shelter repairs for 350 houses and 8 collective centers. Shelter repairs will consider sustainable solutions such as the use of solar power, as well as distribution of household items to meet immediate needs. These shelter interventions will support 4,332 beneficiaries in A’zaz. Finally, to address health needs, World Vision will partner with Syria Relief to conduct health services in Idleb and Alleppo governorates, with a focus on life-saving health and nutrition support, PSS services; and clinical care gender-based violence. Health networks in these areas will be strengthened through the support of a medical institute that will train and graduate 100 nurses in specialized fields. Proposed health and nutrition activities are estimated to reach 143,358 beneficiaries.

The overall project goal is to promote resilience of crisis affected Syrians in Idleb and Aleppo governorates through life-saving interventions in WASH, Shelter, Health, Nutrition and Protection.

Outcome: Crisis-affected communities, families including children have improved living conditions and access to basic services

Sector Outcome Indicators
WASH ·         Percentage of beneficiaries who report access to safe drinking water at least 20 l/person per day

·         Percentage of community members in the targeted population report improved household and environmental sanitation and hygiene (disaggregated by age group, gender, location)

·         Percentage of water quality tests at 2 rehabilitated water systems with FRC >0.2 mg/L



·         Percentage of total affected population in the program area receiving emergency/transitional shelter assistance, by sex

·         % of community members in the targeted population report improved sense of privacy, dignity and safety due to shelter interventions (Disaggregate by age group, gender and location)



·         Percentage of pregnant women who have attended at least two comprehensive antenatal clinics

·         Percentage of women and newborns that received postnatal care within three days after delivery

·         Percentage of pregnant women who deliver assisted by a skilled (not traditional) birth attendant by type (e.g., midwife, doctor, nurse) and location (e.g., facility or home)



·         Percentage of infants 0-<6 mo. who are exclusively breastfed

·         Percentage of children 6-<24 mo. receiving foods daily in 4 food groups

·         Percentage of mother caregivers attending counselling sessions demonstrate increased knowledge of IYCF practices



·         Percentage of identified children reported to have improved psychosocial/mental health following referral to specialist services

As this project is funded by OFDA, data on wasting and crude mortality rates (age- and gender-disaggregated)  health (including mortality) must also be included.

Project direct beneficiaries disaggregated by groups and ages

The current project is implemented in 2 Governorates, 4 Districts, 7 Sub districts and 86 communities. Estimate total number of beneficiaries targeted by the action is 232,379 individuals.


Total Number of People Affected in the Target Area:
Total Number of People Targeted (Individuals):
Total Number of IDP Beneficiaries Targeted: (Individuals):  42,047

  1. Baseline Evaluation Target Audiences (i.e., for whom is the evaluation intended?)
  • WVT Syria Response OFDA Project Management;
  • Project Partners;
  • Project Stakeholders;


  1. Baseline study type

Summative evaluation


  1. Baseline study Purpose and Objectives


Purpose: to provide information base against project goal and outcome indicators to further assess the progress within the project final evaluation. The baseline survey will be designed to allow measurement of the degree and quality of change as a result of the project implementation.

Objectives: to set up benchmarks against the project indicators (the ones which will be measured within the base-line evaluation).


  1. Baseline Study Methodology


A cross-sectional household survey will be conducted in each of the four OFDA district project locations among the randomly selected project beneficiaries. All six OFDA project sites will participate in this base-line evaluation – Ariha (420 households); Harim (420 households);  Azaz (420 households); and  Jabel Saman (420 households). Main focus should be placed on the vulnerable children who are suffering some forms of abuse, dropped out from schools, or living in households headed by grandparents, children or chronically ill adults.

Both Base-line and End-line measurements will be exercised through the same structured questionnaire which consists of blocks of questions – 1) Demographic Information on HH; 2) WASH; 3) Shelter; 4) Health; 5) Nutrition; 6) Protection; 7) Food; 8) Accountability 9) Safety; 10) Protection; and 11) Dignity. The questionnaire is developed in a way to understand first of all the level of access of the target HHs to the basic goods, services and the level of their satisfaction with the quality of those goods and services as well as the scope of their knowledge on how and where to apply for the required services. Data collection will be exercised through HHs visits and face-to-face interview. The individual interviews will be conducted by the enumerators. 28 enumerators will have to be engaged to conduct six to eight home visit interviews per day during ten working days to cover the determined sample size (1680HHs).

The enumerators will be selected by the selected service provider in consultation with WVT OFDA Project Management. The service provider will be responsible to coordinate all field logistics. All data collectors should have some previous experience in administrating community-based surveys, are fluent in English and the local languages and are non-residence of the target communities. Prior the data collection process the enumerators should undergo a training, which include research ethics, data confidentiality, survey implementation and child protection. Besides, a detailed and well-elaborated time table with precise locations, dates, names of enumerators, and itinerary should be developed by the service provider.

Data collection should take place during the month of October and last ten working days. WVT M&E Coordinator will supervise the data collection process. Households are to be visited to request participation. Each enumerator will conduct 25-30 minutes interview to ask closed questions. The digital version of the questionnaire will be used to enter the beneficiaries’ responses.

6.1. Suggested sampling methodology


For this study it is recommended to use a probability sampling method with a two level cluster approach. The first cluster is a governorate and the second cluster is a district level. The overall sample size for the governorate should be 420 which will be proportionally split into the districts. This sampling methodology will limit us to compare the finding at a district and governorate level only and not at a specific location level.

Governorate Districts Subdistrict Community Population per Community sector Sample Size
Idleb Ariha Ariha Mar Tebi                        2,000 Wash 125 HH
Ariha Ariha Majdaliea (Msebien)                        4,500
Ariha Ariha Marblit                        5,000
Ariha Ehsem Kadora                        2,500
Ariha Ariha Marzaf                        6,000
Ariha Ariha Mantaf                        6,000
Ariha Ariha Msebien                        6,000
Ariha Ariha Mhambal                      15,000
Ariha Ariha Mhambal- Alalia                        3,000
Ariha Ariha Mhambal- Alqart                        2,000
Aleppo Jebel Saman Atareb Ariha                        7,247 420HH
Jebel Saman Atareb Arnaba                        4,596
A’zaz A’zaz A’zaz city                      80,000 Shelter 420 HH
Idleb Harim Dana Abdita                        3,480 Health protection nutrition 420 HH
Harim Dana Abkally                        5,118
Harim Dana Ablin                        7,329
Harim Dana Aqrabat                        5,968
Harim Dana Ariba                        6,382
Harim Dana Atma                      17,341
Harim Dana Bab Al Hawa                        6,247
Harim Dana Bab Ellah                        2,197
Harim Dana Balshun                        6,584
Harim Dana Balyun                      51,619
Harim Dana Banabel                      26,978
Harim Dana Banin                      13,403
Harim Dana Bara                      28,184
Harim Harim Barisha                           775
Harim Harim Bazabur                        3,148
Harim Harim Berjhab                        1,175
Harim Harim Besnaya – Bseineh                              56
Harim Harim Boz Ghaz                           173
Harim Qourqeena Bsames                        3,565
Harim Qourqeena Burj Elnumra                        1,335
Harim Qourqeena Deir Hassan – Darhashan                        6,069
Harim Qourqeena Deir Sunbul                        4,208
Harim Qourqeena Ebneh                        3,287
Harim Qourqeena Ehsem                        5,790
Harim Qourqeena Ein Laruz                        1,319
Harim Qourqeena Farkya                        2,867
Harim Qourqeena Hezreh – Hezri                        1,904
Harim Qourqeena Htan                        5,086
Harim Qourqeena Joseph                        4,875
Harim Qourqeena Kafr Aruq                        2,488
Harim Qourqeena Kafr Deryan                        5,790
Ariha Ariha Kafr Haya                        1,384 295 HH
Ariha Ariha Kafr Hum                        3,889
Ariha Ariha Kafr Karmin                           224
Ariha Ariha Kafr Mu                        1,627
Ariha Ariha Kafr Shalaya                           309
Ariha Ariha Kafraziba                           870
Ariha Ariha Kafrlata                        1,498
Ariha Ariha Kansafra                        2,936
Ariha Ariha Korin                           696
Ariha Ariha Maarbalit                        1,848
Ariha Ariha Maarzaf                      21,758
Ariha Ariha Maghara                        1,916
Ariha Ariha Majdaliya                        2,079
Ariha Ariha Marata                        1,650
Ariha Ariha Marayan                        1,392
Ariha Ariha Meraf Elshalaf                        3,124
Ariha Ariha Mira Shaq                        1,033
Ariha Ariha Moataf                        1,987
Ariha Ariha Motaram                        1,280
Ariha Ariha Mozra                        3,246
Ariha Ariha Mseibin                        3,915
Ariha Ariha Nahleh                        1,274
Ariha Ariha Nahliya                        1,777
Ariha Ehsem Orm Eljoz                        1,925
Ariha Ehsem Qah                        2,902
Ariha Ehsem Qalb Lozeh                        1,364
Ariha Ehsem Qourqeena                        3,574
Ariha Ehsem Rabeeta                        4,873
Ariha Ehsem Radwa                        3,095
Ariha Ehsem Rami                        3,095
Ariha Ehsem Ras Elhisn                        3,673
Ariha Ehsem Sardin                           625
Ariha Ehsem Sarja                        2,063
Ariha Ehsem Sarmada                        2,525
Ariha Ehsem Selwa                        6,861
Ariha Ehsem Shinan                        3,215
Ariha Ehsem Tal Elkaramej                        8,726
Ariha Ehsem Termanin                        1,779
Ariha Ehsem Thaheriya                        1,405
Ariha Ehsem Tilaada                        1,930
Ariha Ehsem Torlaha                        2,748
Ariha Ehsem Tuwama                        3,895

Data processing will be exercised in SPSS and analyzed accordingly to set up benchmarks against the project indicators. So, data analysis will be performed for each given project indicator and stratified by project target area, and remoteness or closeness of the target locations.

  1. Time Limitations


The Baseline Data Collection arrangement stage will start on October 17th to schedule the detailed timeline and filed visits plan. Furthermore, the enumerators should get familiarized with the evaluation approaches and update their knowledge on data collection techniques, and research ethics. The data collection process itself will take ten working days to cover the determined sample size. The Final Baseline Report is anticipated by 18th  of November to be further shared with relevant OFDA Project Stakeholders.

  1. Authority and Responsibility


Table 4 – Timeline, Roles and Responsibilities                                                
Planning WV M&E Coordinator (Ibrahim Mahmoud)


(October 3-19) ü  Develop the evaluation ToR;

ü  Adapt and contextualize the evaluation baseline measurement tools;

ü  Develop target population sampling method to make sure the quality of data is acceptable and analysis results are credible.

WVI Syria Response MEAL Manager (Pat Ryan Gaid)


WVI Syria OFDA Grant Manager (Jess Dinstl)

(October 20-21) ü  Provide feedback and approval on the final version of the evaluation ToR and tools;



Data Collection and analysis






Independent Consultant


(October 24- Nov 4) ü  Select and contract the enumerators;

ü  Arrange and provide training for enumerators to ensure quality of the base-line data with the supervision by WVT M&E Focal Point;

ü  Develop the Data Collection Schedule and define roles and responsibility;

ü  Arrange logistics (including transport, payment, devices for data collection, approvals at local level);

ü  Oversee the data collection process and monitor the data received on a daily bases;

Reporting and follow-up  







Base-line Evaluation


(Nov 7-18) ü  Process and analyze the collected data in the developed format;

ü  Prepare the draft Baseline Evaluation Report with respective recommendations;

ü  Share the report with WVT relevant staff (including Operations Manager and Project Manager) for feedback;

ü  Incorporate feedbacks into the report and share the final one with WVT Syria Response  Program Development & Quality Assurance Director for final review and feedback;

ü  Finalize the Base-line Evaluation Report.


 OFDA Grant Manager




ü  Present the report to stakeholders.




  1. Team Advisor


Team advisor for the OFDA Project Baseline survey will be WVT Syria Response MEAL Manager Pat Ryan Gaid and Program Development & Quality Assurance Director Anton Dharmalingam.

  1. Logistics


Logistics for Field Data Collection stage will be arranged by the selected service provider in cooperation with the WVT OFDA Project Management. A detailed schedule of the field visits should be developed to ensure proper logistics arrangement. The selected service provider and WVT M&E Coordinator should keep track on the fulfillment of the elaborated schedule to avoid any delays within the data gathering process.

  1. 11. Products


  • Baseline evaluation design;
  • Baseline evaluation measurement tools;
  • Draft report with findings and recommendations;
  • Final report with feedback incorporated
  • Fact Sheet



  1. 12. Budget


The cost estimation of the base-line measurement should stem from the baseline methodology. So, the following types of expenditure will be covered within the base-line evaluation:

Table 5 – Base-line Evaluation Budget Breakdown
Types of Expenditure Unit Unit Price Quantity Total Amount
Baseline Evaluation Consultant Day XX USD 15 XX USD
Joint workshop (between WVT project staff and selected service provider to go through and  agree on all the processes) Day XX USD 1 XX USD
Training for enumerators Day XX USD 2 Days XX USD
Logistics Day XX USD 10 days x XX locations XX USD
Enumerators’ fees Day 10 USD 10 days x 28 Enumerator 2800 USD
Digital Devices Unit XX USD XX XX USD



[1] Impact of Syria Crisis Report, Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR), Feb 2016.

[2] Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) 2016, OCHA, October 2015

[3] OCHA Humanitarian Snapshot Jan 2016

[4] Whole of Syria Health Sector

[5] SCPR 2016

[6] HRP 2016

[7] A’zaz was identified as the identified geographic area due to access and acceptance of the WV team, as well as the limited INGOs working in non-camp shelter programming in the area. As the concept note for this project was developed, many of the current INGOs have suspended activities or pulled out of this area completely.

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