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- Does the UNDP already have a questionnaire for the survey or the Consultant has to design an appropriate questionnaire?
Yes, UNODC/UNDP already has a questionnaire and the consultant doesn’t need to design any questionnaire.
2. What is the number of the schools and their locations? I am asking because this information is necessary to help determine the number and type of travelling days and distances to cover anticipated in arriving at the budgeted amounts.
There’ll be close to about 100 schools or a little less or more. Being a national survey, the schools will be distributed all over the country.
Drug abuse is major public health problem worldwide. While an estimated 246 million people aged 15 to 64 years used at least one illicit drug in 2013, more than 1 in 10 of the drug users are either injecting drugs or engaging in long duration or regular use of opioids, cocaine and/or amphetamines. In Africa, more than 45,000 people were said to be consuming cannabis, opioids, and opiates annually. Abuse of drugs and substances continues to be a major challenge as the cultivation and supply of illicit drugs increases worldwide. Furthermore, West Africa serves as a transit area for illicit drugs such as heroin bound for Europe and other regions. While communities in West Africa suffer from psychosocial, economic, and health consequences of drug abuse, unavailability of reliable data for monitoring the extent, patterns, and trends of drug abuse constitutes a major setback to prevention, and demand reduction efforts in the region. Although available evidence suggests an increasing trend in drug use especially among young people in West Africa, data on extent of drug abuse, patterns and trends are inadequate for evaluation and planning of prevention of demand reduction and treatment programmes.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant(s) will be responsible for conducting the processes and implementation of the substance use research survey among students in selected schools in Ghana. He/she will also be responsible for entry of research data into appropriate electronic templates (Microsoft Excel/Access database).
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer (Epidemiology) and will closely work with the experts and national focal points in the country of assignment.
- A minimum of Master’s degree qualifications in social sciences or related technical field such as public health, development, psychology, demography, children or social research
- Five years of progressive professional experience in programme design, administration, monitoring and evaluation or research design and management
HOW TO APPLY
- See the Documents section above for the detailed Annex I-Terms of Reference and Submission Documents.
BID SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION:
- Strictly follow the instructions indicated in the IC Proposal Submission Form uploaded hereto
For detailed information, please refer to Annex I- Terms of Reference (ToR)
The Consultant is required to have the above mentioned professional and technical qualifications. Only the applicants who hold these qualifications are advised to submit their respective bid proposals
The following proposals must be prepared as per the prescribed standard format indicated in the respective IC Bid Document. The Proposals shall be submitted before its deadline on May 23, 2019, via UNDP Ghana Secured mail address: email@example.com
- Technical Proposal in pdf under file name: UNDP.GHA.2019.086-IC – TP - [insert Name]
- Financial Proposal in pdf under file name: UNDP.GHA.2019.086-IC – FP - [insert Name]
Please note that these proposals shall be submitted to the designated secured email into two files but in one email unless both Files are Greater than 9MB file size
EMAIL SUBJECT LINE WHILE SUBMITTING PROPOSAL:
- While submitting your proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org be sure your email subject line is UNDP.GHA.2019.086-IC