Consultations – Survey of Knowledge, Practices, Health Coverage, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Yemen


Square based in Al-Dhalea – Yemen.

Start date and initial contract details

Poll implementation: Sunday, February 26, 2023 – Thursday, March 13, 2023.

Survey Analysis and Report Writing: April or May/June 2023.


Medair in Yemen is looking to engage the services of a consultant(s) to carry out a large-scale health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene knowledge, practice and coverage survey in Al Dhale’e in February-March 2023. For visa processing reasons, candidates must hold Yemeni nationality and be able to Travel to Aden and Al Dhale’e in Yemen. In addition, Medair is also looking for consultant(s) to perform analysis and report writing, April 2023 or (if survey not conducted until May) May – June 2023. There are no nationality or travel requirements for this part of the consultancy, and may be remotely. Eligible candidates are welcome to apply for one or both parts.


The consequences of the conflict in Yemen include the destruction of basic infrastructure, disruption of basic life-saving services, massive displacement, and loss of lives and livelihoods. Yemen’s economy is on the verge of collapse and has shrunk by about 50 percent since the conflict escalated in March 2015. Job and income opportunities have diminished dramatically.

Yemen currently has the highest number of people in need of humanitarian assistance of any country in the world, with nearly 24 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. This is an increase from last year, and the 2023 forecast is set to increase again.

Medair has completed three rounds of programs to launch an integrated life-saving intervention in Al Dhale’e Governorate to reduce morbidity and mortality for vulnerable and conflict-affected communities. Medair is currently applying for another round of BHA funding and has funding ongoing through SDC and DRA in Al Dhale Governorate. Medair responds to the humanitarian needs of vulnerable populations with an integrated health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene response targeting people at risk in selected areas, although these change with each round of proposals.

Basic preventive and curative health and nutrition services for mother and child are provided to provide a comprehensive minimum package of services, which targets primary health care facilities with outreach activities in the areas of secondary and tertiary levels. WASH activities are an integral part of the approach that addresses unsafe water, poor hygiene, and the exacerbating impact of diarrhea on malnutrition. Water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in supported health facilities has been improved to reduce the risk of disease transmission.

Medair strives to protect beneficiaries in all projects, while adhering to the “do no harm” principle. The project design includes components of gender mainstreaming, protection and clear accountability to affected populations.


Consulting purposes

Consultations consist of one or more of the following two parts:

Part 1: Implementation supervision and quality assurance for the baseline and final survey of KPC.

Part 2: Calculation, analysis and presentation of 2023 KPC baseline and bottom line survey results for health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene indicators, including comparisons with 2022 results where appropriate. Based on the results, in collaboration with Medair staff make recommendations about adapting future programming.

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The first part of the consultancy will be carried out at Medeer’s project site in Al Dhalea, Yemen and is best delivered by one consultant working closely with Medeer’s team or two consultants. It is expected to take up to 25 days (subject to final arrangements).

Part 2 of the consultancy can be undertaken by the same consultant(s), or separately by a different consultant(s). This part can be conducted remotely and does not require travel to Yemen. With Part 1 successfully completed, it is expected to require 12-15 working days (subject to final arrangements).

The main steps required for each part are:

Part 1:

  • Survey questionnaire prior to field testing in collaboration with Medair staff
  • Review, update and submit counter training
  • Coordinating data collection and quality assurance within the survey timeframe
  • Perform any remaining data cleanup

Part 2:

  • Perform data analysis for all required indicators using appropriate software, with respect to the coverage areas of YEM126 and YEM 134 respectively, making comparisons with the results of the 2022 survey.
  • Draft a comprehensive report (following KPC Guidelines) describing the results of the baseline and endline survey, discussing its findings, including comparisons over time, and making recommendations for program adaptation in consultation with sector staff.
  • Complete the final report.

Projected schedule for parts 1 and 2 (Detailed information is available on the Medair website).

Counselor responsibilities

Depending on the nature of the consultancy (whether international or national consulting, or a Medair Special Services Agreement), the consultant will be responsible for:

  • Deliver Part 1 and/or Part 2 shown above within the specified time frame
  • Acknowledge all data and results produced by the consulting firm as being owned by Medair and obtain approval from Medair for any use of the result from these Terms.
  • Sign and abide by Medair’s data protection policy.
  • provide evidence of registration as a consultant in advance as this is normal practice in the consultant’s country of residence.
  • Have adequate travel insurance and adequate vaccination coverage
  • Adhere to Medir security policies

Manager responsibilities

Depending on the nature of the consulting (whether international or national consulting, or a Medair Special Services Agreement), Medair will be responsible for:

  • Domestic and/or international transportation coverage for Part 1 purposes
  • Provide a comprehensive program and security briefing prior to commencement of work

Consulting fees and payment terms

  • Consultations will be arranged either through a Medair Special Services Agreement or daily rates to be quoted.
  • A fee will be paid into a bank account designated by the Consultant upon successful completion of Part 1 and/or Part 2 of the Consultancy.

Information about the 2023 survey

The purpose of the survey

The baseline and final standardized household Knowledge, Practice, Coverage (KPC) survey will measure health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) indicators for the Yemeni population in Medair-supported project areas. The survey will provide robust endline and baseline data that will inform Medair and donors of progress over the life of the project, current conditions, and access to services for the target population, and provide a strong evidence base for proposed future programming.

Key indicators to be measured (Detailed information is available on the Medair website).

Survey methodology

Whereas previous surveys used batch quality assurance sampling (LQAS), the 2023 survey will use cluster sampling to obtain point estimates at a 95% confidence level, with a margin of error of 5% for most of the project’s key indicators.

The survey will be conducted in the catchment areas of 12 health facilities supported (or will be supported) by Medair across 6 districts in Al Dhale’e. 10 health facilities have been supported under the YEM126 project cycle, 7 of which will continue to be supported under YEM134 along with an additional 2 health facilities.

The sampling unit will consist of all mothers with infants aged 0–23 months, and 780 questionnaires will be completed across 30 groups, representing a cluster size of 26 respondents, across 26 households.

Sampling will be done in two stages; Selection of groups, followed by identification of eligible households within them at the field level. In line with BHA requirements, household identification will be conducted at the field level using a combination of systematic random sampling and segmentation.

How to apply

The deadlines

The deadline for all applicants is: Saturday, February 4, 2023.

If no qualified candidates are identified within this time frame, the deadline may be extended.

people to contact

For consultants in Yemen: [email protected]

For international consultants: [email protected]


Funding for this consultancy will come from donors to Medair, USAID’s Office of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), and the Swiss government (SDC).

All new international staff deployed to Medair’s country programs (and other roles requiring field travel) must be fully vaccinated with a WHO approved COVID vaccine, supported by a Certificate of COVID Vaccination as evidence.

Application instructions

Documents for interested applicants to submit

  • resume(s)
  • Example(s) of similar work have been done
  • An expression of interest, and an explanation of how and why the applicant(s) would be best suited to submit the proposed work
  • Financial Offer
  • Propose a timetable for implementing the service
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