Request for Proposal: Public Awareness Survey of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act in Nigeria
On 25th of May 2015, the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria signed the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act into law. This ended the arduous journey of an important law which started about 13 years before then. This achievement was possible due to some critical success factors such as (a) the existence and drive of a coalition whose main focus was the passage of a law to address violence against women; (b) the functioning of a mechanism internal to National Assembly though established and managed by government and civil society; and (c) the support of development partners including the DFID funded Voices for Change (V4C) programme in funding advocacy efforts that eventually led to the passage of the Act.
Since 2015, government in accordance to the provisions of the Act has vested the responsibility of enforcing VAPP Act on the National Agency on Prohibition of Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP). However, V4C has recently provided funds to Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) to strengthen it as an institution and to design a comprehensive communication strategy that can ensure that the VAPP Act is widely known in FCT and that people are seeking redress using the law.
Palladium is seeking the services of a Nigeria-based research organisation to support the implementation of a telephone-based survey to determine the awareness levels of residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the impact and effectiveness of the promotion of VAPP Act by LACVAW and other actors. The study will also explore the following:
- What do FCT residents understand the implications of the VAPP Act to be?
- What do FCT residents think about the passage of such legislation?
- Would the VAPP Act influence the behaviours of FCT residents in any way?
The study will be conducted among Abuja residents.
The research organisation will work in coordination with the V4C team.
Qualified candidate organisations will have:
- Experience in conducting telephone-based surveys in Nigeria preferably on topics related to gender and inclusion;
- Skills and experience in research ethics and best practices in gender and inclusive development in the context of data collection;
- Ability to recruit and train qualified quantitative and qualitative data collectors;
- Proven capacity to plan and manage survey operations and logistics;
- Demonstrated knowledge and application of data quality assurance practices;
- Data management skills and experience including electronic data file preparation for analysis;
- Survey data analysis expertise;
- Sound human resource and financial management systems for timekeeping, invoicing, management and payment of staff for data collection;
- Ability to work as part of a larger multidisciplinary team and with multiple stakeholders; and
- Capacity to work under a tight schedule and to meet deadlines.
For more details, please view actual document here VAPP-Act-Survey-Request-for-Quotation-1.docx . Closing Date is June 17, 2017