Consultancy Service for "Baseline survey for FLOW/EOWE Programme"


SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. In pursuit of its mission and purpose, SNV is implementing series of country and multi-country programmes in Agriculture, Water sanitation and hygiene and Renewable energy.

The “Enhancing Opportunities for Women’s Enterprises” (EOWE) is a 5 year programme funded by the Dutch government as part of the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) funding stream. The programme is implemented in collaboration with local partners in four central provinces of Vietnam and 12 Arid and Semi-Arid Counties in Kenya.

The programme aims to advance women’s economic participation and self-reliance in Kenya and Vietnam by creating a conducive environment for female entrepreneurship as a vehicle for change. Amongst many other key activities, the programme will enhance implementation of gender sensitive policies while tackling socio-economic and gender barriers at local levels to improve the enabling environment for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE). In addition, the programme will support women to enter business, as well as those already in businesses, to increase their profitability and viability so as to address inequalities in the economic arena. EOWE will build the capacity of local actors to be central pillars of this change.

The programme is at inception phase, preparing for foundational start-up studies and baselining. EOWE plans to use the women empowerment in agriculture index tool (WEAI) for baselining of key women empowerment indicators. We are seeking consultant research individuals or firms with affinity for gender and women economic empowerment to undertake WEIAI baseline survey in line with the design made by SNV designer.


1.    Objective:

To conduct the WEIAI baseline survey as per research protocol and survey questionnaires in 4 provinces of Vietnam.  This survey outcome will amongst others be used to fine-tune the M &E framework of FLOW/EOWE programme. 

2.    Sample size and target groups:

The baseline study has 4 target groups:

  1. Women who (partly) own a business in the intervention – intervention group;
  2. Women who (partly) own a business not in the intervention – control group;
  3. Primary males in the households of women in the intervention;
  4. Primary males in the households of women not in the intervention.

This means that the survey will be conducted with 2 respondents per household. We suggest a sample size of 385 respondents per target group, leading to a total sample size of 385*4= 1,540 n.

3.    Scope of work:

The survey team will be required to:

  • Develop a survey plan in 4 province (Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan, and Binh Thuan)
  • Conduct the WEAI survey as per research protocol and questionnaires designed by SNV.
  • The enumerators will participate in a two days training on survey methodology (the training provide by SNV)
  • Provide dully filled survey questionnaires
  • Enter questionnaire data in an STATA file, clean it and imported to an Excel spreadsheet
  • Be available occasionally for consultations during data analysis.

4.    Deliverables

  • Participate in training on Research methodology conduct by SNV
  • Conduct actual field survey as per plan
  • Submit raw data in the form of filled out questionnaires
  • Submit a cleaned STATA data file and Excel spreadsheet, ready for analysis
  • Periodic consultations during data analysis

5.    Assignment duration

This assignment is expected to take no more than 4 weeks to complete.

6.   Qualifications, skills and experience required:

The survey company must have the following qualifications

  • Qualified enumerators, with minimum basic degree in gender, development studies or social sciences
  • Extensive training in interview techniques especially for socio research such gender and development
  • Extensive experience in conducting gender research
  • Knowledge of participatory approaches and tools

7.   How to apply

Interested firms are requested to submit their technical and financial proposals (not exceeding 5 pages) demonstrating their ability to deliver on this assignment. The technical proposal should clearly show the company’s expertise in carrying out socio science research. 

8.  Deadline for submission of proposals is 5pm on 10th June 2016. Proposals should be delivered to: [email protected] with the title: “Baseline survey for FLOW/EOWE Programme”.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
SNV – Netherlands Development Organisation
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2016-06-10