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      Knowledge, attitudes and perception survey among members of the host community from selected communities in Trinidad and mapping of services being offered to migrant children and their families in Trinidad and Tobago



      Title Knowledge, attitudes and perception survey among members of the host community from selected communities in Trinidad and mapping of services being offered to migrant children and their families in Trinidad and Tobago.
      Purpose To obtain data to have:

      • a better understanding of the attitudes and perceptions of the host community towards the Venezuelan migrants to influence C4D programming on Xenophobia
      • Improved understanding by UNICEF of the 1) child protection, health, education and early childhood services that are being offered to migrant children
      Location Barbados or Trinidad.
      Duration 5 months
      Start Date 02 December 2019 – 02 April 2020
      Reporting to Communication for Development Specialist


      There are approximately 4.3 million Venezuelan migrants on the move through-out the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) regions. Based on latest revised estimates from inter-agency RMRP, Trinidad and Tobago is the largest migrant receiving country in the Caribbean with the current migrant population estimated at 24,300 and projected to increase to 33,400 by the end of 2020. Hence Venezuelan migrants account about 2% of the total population of Trinidad and Tobago. During the period 31 May to 14 June 2019, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago undertook a registration process for migrants from Venezuela. A total of 16,523 migrants registered during this process. However, many more Venezuelans are arriving by irregular means and a number of them remain undocumented. The government is also currently distributing identification cards for registered migrants, which will allow them to work in Trinidad and Tobago, however this will be reviewed after a one-year period.

      Since 2018, UNICEF has been responding to the Venezuela migrant crisis in Trinidad and Tobago with a mix of humanitarian, development, child rights and child protection interventions. Cross-cutting aspects of communication for development, advocacy and communication, evidence generation, and gender are also embedded in this response. Children on the move and their families are at risk of harm, violence and xenophobic reactions from some members of the host community, as such one of the key areas of focus for communication for development interventions has been the reduction of xenophobia.

      Programming in this area has been primarily undertaken at the school level, but as UNICEF scales up work to address xenophobia, it is important for interventions to be evidenced-based rather than rely on anecdotal information. It is also critical to have a better understanding of the attitudes and perceptions of the host community towards the Venezuelan migrants. This activity will provide a baseline for addressing the issue of behaviour change towards Venezuelan migrants and provide evidence to support situation and performance monitoring of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children plan for 2020.

      In addition, there are several agencies which either independently or with support from different UN agencies have been offering services for migrant children and their families. At present UNICEF does not have a complete picture of what is being offered and by whom. Such information is important as the organization seeks to build partnerships to ensure that the rights of all children are fulfilled.

      Specific Tasks:

      Selected contractor will:

      • Undertake a Study to ascertain the host community‚Äôs knowledge, attitudes and perceptions (KAP) about Venezuelan migrants. The study should also analyse the root causes of stigma and discrimination faced by the migrant population and establish a baseline to inform future interventions and strategies in communication for behaviour and social change to address the stigma and discrimination faced by the migrant population. The KAP Study will focus on five communities[1]¬†in Trinidad where Venezuelan migrants are primarily located. These are Arima (East), Chaguanas (Central), Cedros (South), La Romaine (South) and Port of Spain (West). The sample size will endeavor to the extent possible to be representative of the diversity of the host population. The consultant is expected to present the approach, methodology and tools, with an action plan and timeframe that addresses the expected deliverables. At the minimum, a mixed method study is envisioned comprising of two components: Part 1 – Quantitative Survey and Part 2 – Qualitative Survey. The findings of the surveys should, whenever possible, be disaggregated by age, gender, ethnicity, geographic area, rural/urban, and other standard socio-economic characteristics¬†
      • Conduct a mapping of what services government agencies, civil society organization, faith-based organization and NGOs are offering. The assignment will also require providing information about where these services are located and for what age group is the service catering.



      KAP study

      Selected contractor will develop the proposed methodology for the study. 


      Selected Contractor will engage with FBOs, CSOs, NGOs and government partners to understand what services, by age groups, are available at community and government level and who are the funders of these programmes; and if there are any firm ending dates for the existing services.

      Expected Deliverables:

      KAP study

      1. Inception report describing the methodology for undertaking the KAP study, including timelines and data collection tools.
      2. KAP Study: Host Community’s attitudes and perceptions of the Venezuelan migrants in Trinidad and Tobago.
      3. PowerPoint on Summary of Key Findings from study including visual graphs and key messages.


      1. Inception Report describing methodology and timelines.
      2. Draft report on the: 1) services that are being offered to migrant children, by age category (under 3s, 3-4, 5-11, 12 -18) and sex residing in Trinidad and Tobago, especially in communities where the migrants reside; 2) ascertain which development partners are supporting these services; 3) ending dates for existing services.
      3. Final report and PowerPoint.


      • Meetings will be held every week with the supervisor of the contract to provide any update.
      • Contractor will provide reports on the deliverable with invoice for payment.

      Expected background and Experience: 

      • At least 5 years‚Äô experience in conducting opinion polls;
      • At least 3 years‚Äô experience in conducting mapping of services and partners;
      • The institutional contractor must provide UNICEF with a Certificate of Incorporation/ documentation proving that they are a registered company or institution.

      Evaluation Criteria: 

      The technical evaluation will be considered in accordance with the following information:

      Technical Proposal: 70 points

      1) Overall Response (10 points):

      a) Understanding of, and responsiveness to UNICEF requirements;

      b) Understanding of scope, objectives and completeness of response;

      c) Overall concord between UNICEF requirements and the proposal.

      2) Company and key personnel (20 points):

      a) Team leader: Relevant experience, qualifications, and position with firm;

      b) Team members – Relevant experience, skills & competencies;

      c) Organization of the team and roles & responsibilities;

      d) Professional expertise, knowledge and experience with similar projects, contracts, clients and consulting assignments;

      e) Financial status.

      3) Proposed Methodology, Approach and System (40 points):

      a) Quality of the proposed approach and methodology;

      b) Quality of proposed implementation plan, i.e. how the bidder will undertake each task, and time-schedules;

      c) Risk assessment – recognition of the risks/peripheral problems and methods to prevent and manage risks/peripheral problems.

      Note: The Financial Proposals will be opened only to the companies considered technically approved (range between 49 to 70 points).

      Financial Proposal (30 points) 

      The Financial Proposal will be opened and tabulated within the Technical Proposal and the final range will be provided.

      How to Apply:

      Prospective Institutional or Corporate Contractors should apply to the email address ecaprocurements@unicef. org no later than¬†19 November 2019.¬†Kindly ensure the subject line is denoted with the heading¬†‚ÄúKAP Survey in Trinidad and Tobago‚ÄĚ.

      [1] Arima, Chaguanas, Rio Claro and Tobago

      Ref: Institutional/Corporate Contractor

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