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Research Consultant - Call for quotes!

Project Title: Study to Validate Assumptions Reported by the EnableMe Project

Project Term: 7th Feb 2022 to 28th March 2022

Posted on: 14th December 2021

Closing date: 31st January 2021

About EnableMe Project

EnableMe Kenya is the interactive website for Persons with disabilities in Kenya and related interest groups. The website provides valuable information through our information portal that has over 300 articles ranging from topics on disabilities, mental health, and lifestyle themes for persons with disabilities. The website also hosts an interactive community forum where persons within the disability community in Kenya share experiences and ask questions to get and give support to each other.

Project Summary

The consultant shall work on evaluating the digital platform known as EnableMe that disseminates information for persons with disabilities and other related interest groups and provides persons with disabilities in Kenya an engagement platform through the EnableMe community site.

The study is expected to validate, gather, and report the evidence of the assumptions made by the EnableMe project and address on how best EnableMe can serve the disability community in Kenya using the information portal and the community platform.

The project seeks to advance the understanding of key constraints and opportunities in the EnableMe project whilst testing the impact of the digital platform and the user needs of our partners and platform users.

Key deliverables

Before the study is conducted the consultant will present a research plan with methods for data collection and analysis, guidelines and data collection tools which is validated by LFTW and EnableMe.

At the end of the study, the consultant will present:

  1. A detailed report of the research which covers
  • Findings
  • Detailed proven information on the evidence validating or invalidating the assumptions and any other 
unexpected outcomes achieved because of the platform.
  • Analysis of the user needs and users’ responses based on the interviews and tests performed.
  • Analysis of the potential partners, their needs, and their responses to the offering of EnableMe
  • Recommendations to Light for the World and UDPK on the EnableMe platform:
  • Priority target groups for EnableMe (showing where there is the highest potential)
  • How to respond to user needs via Information: Priority themes, presentation of content, quality of (and easy digestible) content
  • How to develop a community and activate the users
  • How to profile EnableMe and offer a unique proposition to individual users (and positioning EnableMe in relation to other platforms and online environments).
  • A value proposition to partner organisations
  1. A summary PowerPoint of findings for dissemination purposes.

 

Consultant expertise and experience

We are looking for a consultant with expertise and experience around online or digital solutions, user feedback studies and user behaviour analysis. Preferably the consultant has experience in the social domain. Experience with persons with disabilities is an asset.

Consultant Application

The deadline for the applications will be 31st January 2022 with a view to on-board the consultant from February 7th. The advert will ask for:

  • Two references
  • A project proposal, including suggested methodology, minimum number of users and potential users reached, 
example interview guidelines and/or user feedback guidelines.
  • A budget
  • A workplan

Contact Information

Kindly send your applications to [email protected] by COB 31st January 2022

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