Consultancy Jobs – TOR for Baseline Survey – GREENER Project – The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Uganda

Consultancy Title:   TOR for Baseline Survey – GREENER Project

Organisation: The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Uganda

Project Name: Gender-Responsive Economic Enhancement & Natural Ecosystems Resilience (GREENER) Project.

Duty Station:   Masindi, and Buliisa, Uganda




Gender-Responsive Economic Enhancement & Natural Ecosystems Resilience (GREENER) Project.


Kihungya and Biiso in Buliisa District and Budongo and Kabango, in Masindi District.


  1. Outcome 1: Integrity of Catchment Natural Capital restore


  • Outcome 2: Primary domains of women’s forest dependence & vulnerability (energy & water) reduced.


  • Outcome 3: Gender Responsive and Equitable Livelihood Resilience Options Implemented


  1. Outcome 4: Gender focused climate-smart knowledge, attitudes and practices enhanced.


  • Local Government
  • National Forestry Authority 3 Years (2024-2027)




1)  Project Description


The goal of the “GREENER” project is increased gender responsive social and ecological resilience to climate vulnerability in targeted ‘hotspots’ of the Albertine Rift region of Uganda through incorporating gender responsive climate mitigation and adaptation response strategies into local practices so that socio-economic assets, livelihoods, and ecosystem services are protected from climate induced risks.


OUTCOME 1: Integrity of catchment natural capital restored.

OUTCOME 2: Primary domains of women’s forest dependence & vulnerability reduced.

OUTCOME 3: Gender responsive/equitable livelihood resilience options implemented.

OUTCOME 4: Gender focused climate-smart knowledge, attitudes and practices enhanced.


The project will be targeting the River Waki is a sub catchment of Lake Albert Eastern Catchment which is part of the Lake Albert Basin and is of immense importance from the conservation perspective owing to its ecosystem diversity, high species richness, and endemism. However, this area also corresponds to a landscape where (subsistence and commercial) agricultural activities and oil/gas exploration fields feature alongside key protected areas of global significance.


Beyond critical biodiversity concerns, there are also socio-economic vulnerabilities facilitated by the natural resources’ degradation and climate impacts in the region. Core to JGI‘s hypothesis is that biodiversity conservation and healthy ecosystems contribute positively to reducing socio-economic vulnerability to shocks for people living in biodiversity- rich areas, and that improved resilience for people can in turn incentivize and enable them to engage in biodiversity conservation and sustainable natural resource management. Additionally, the convergence of gender with climate change and biodiversity is critical in forging sustainable options and resilience of impacted communities.


2) Project Target Beneficiaries



The project will be targeting a projected 2,150 households immediately adjacent to the River Waaki buffer zone. There are at least 50 households per village in the 42 villages that abate River Waaki in the targeted


Sub Counties. Based on an average household size of 4.95 in the target Sub Counties/Districts, this translates to approximately 9,900 persons, of which approximately 50% are women


3) Purpose Of Study


The baseline will measure the status of all outcome and impact indicators and provide additional information within the project context which are related to the project themes of gender, social and ecological resilience, and climate vulnerability.


4) Study Scope


The content scope will broadly cover assessing key parameters in the target communities including:


  • Age, gender, and disability
  1. Marital status of respondents

III.Number of years lived in the area


Main source of income


  1. Crops grown (disaggregated by subsistence. Commercial, or both)
  2. Income generating crops
  3. Challenges facing crop growing
  4. Average yield per acre of the major crop
  5. Are the yields meeting farmer’s needs
  6. Ways to improve crop yield


  1. Type of livestock reared
  2. Income generating livestock


  1. Livestock rearing challenges


Community support

  1. Parties that have helped to reduce agricultural challenges
  2. Kinds of help received
  3. Sufficiency of support
  4. How farmers want to be supported


Forests, reforestation and afforestation

  1. Status and trend of the forest cover (increasing or reducing)
  2. How farmers use forests
  3. Views of respondents on planting trees to increase forest cover
  4. Availability of land to plant trees (acreage)
  5. Distance of farmland/home from forest
  6. Whether farmers have planted trees


  • If yes, the purpose of the trees planted


  • If yes, acreage of trees planted


  1. Source of cooking fuel
  2. Distance travelled to collect firewood
  3. Type of cooking stove
  4. Who collects firewood
  5. Time spent in collecting firewood


Water for Household

  1. Source of water
  2. Distance travelled to collect water
  3. Who collects water
  4. Time spent in collecting water


  1. Women’s participation of community leadership
  2. Women’s participation in income generating community activities


  1. Role and responsibilities of female and male members of a family

XIV. Climate Change

  1. Knowledge and understanding about the concept of weather and climate change:
  2. Respondents’ opinion on whether the weather/climate is changing


  • If yes, why they think the weather is changing
  1. How the change in weather/climate is affecting the respondents (especially on food and socio-economic assets)


  1. What constraints or problems do respondents face to cultivate crop due to adverse effect of climate change
  2. What can be done to tackle the weather/climate changes
  3. Who should be responsible for resolving the weather/climate changes
  4. Have respondents done anything to cope/adapt with the climate/weather changes?


  • If yes, what are they doing?


  1. Do respondents receive any early warning information on weather /climate


  • If yes, source of information
  1. Have respondents received any trainings related to coping mechanism with climate change effect?


  • If yes please explain


  1. Membership of community group/association/organisation
    1. If yes, please explain role and responsibilities if any.
    2. If yes, level of involvement and participation of women/youth/disability
  2. Membership of community savings and loans association


  • If yes, how long?
  • If yes


The study will be conducted in Budongo & Kabango Sub Counties in Masindi District, and Biiso & Kihungya Sub Counties in Buliisa District.



The consultant will develop a comprehensive study methodology that will be reviewed during an inception phase. A mixed survey design is preferred for this study; with clear methods, techniques and processes of sampling, data collection, analysis and reporting.


The Consultant should develop a methodology in consideration of the information outlined in the Terms of Reference (ToRs) to ensure accuracy and rigor. The choice of the methods and techniques must adhere to measurement of variables under the study scope; and should answer all the survey questions.



  1. Inception report;
  2. Draft baseline report;
  • Final baseline survey report. Two (2) hard copies and soft copies of the report of maximum 25 pages (excluding preliminary pages and annexes);


  1. The report should be structured as follows:
  • Title page (title of assignment, author(s) of report)
  • Table of contents
  • List of tables and figures
  • Executive summary (maximum 2 pages; summarizes ToR, methodology, findings, lessons, conclusions and recommendations)
  • Introduction (background of study, contextual issues, methodology)
  • Findings (addresses requirement from ToR)
  • Conclusions (well supported by evidence from findings)
  • Recommendations (realistic and clearly set out and cross referenced to the relevant section within the main body of the text)
  • Appendices (supplementary data: questionnaires, maps, full ToR, list of resources/references etc).


  1. Dataset with raw data in soft copy.


Timeframe: The baseline field survey is expected to start on the 1st of July 2024 and proceeds systematically. The entire assignment should be delivered within 30 working days including planning, data collection and analysis as well as submission of final report and other deliverables related to the task.

Qualifications / Expertise Required: JGI is looking for a consultant with the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Environmental Science, and Natural Resource Management and other related qualification from a recognized institution.
  2. Should have at least 5 years of proven and well-documented experience in conducting participatory research methods and techniques and quantitative research in rural contexts with bias to project/programme evaluations.
  3. Excellent writing skills (English).
  4. Experience of conducting research in two of more on the thematic areas of gender, social and ecological resilience, and climate vulnerability.
  5. Understanding of the context/ situation and stakeholders in Bunyoro sub-regions in Uganda.


Proposals Evaluation Criteria

The technical and financial proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Profile of the firm/ consultant in relation to the task (5%)
  2. Composition and skillsets of the research team (10%)
  3. Interpretation and understanding of the TOR (5%)
  4. Technical and financial proposal (50%)
  5. a) Evidence of demonstrated relevance experience and skills with contactable references (30%)


Mode Of Application

Firms or consultants who meet or exceed the requirements should submit their technical and financial proposal to: not later than June 30th 2024. Any application submitted after the set deadline will not be considered.


11) Submission Should Include:

  1. Technical and financial proposals for conducting the exercise, with a clear interpretation of TOR;
  2. Team composition and time allocation, description of the methodology, breakdown of Consultancy cost for the overall assignment in UGX etc.
  3. A capability statement, including demonstrated ability to execute the assignment.
  4. Updated curriculum vitae of the consultant team; clearly spells out qualifications and experiences aligned to the tasks.
  5. Commitment that the consultant team will be entirely engaged if consultancy if awarded.
  6. Attach evidence of recent organizations where the services of the consultant/ team or firm have been utilized.


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Date Posted 2024-06-24T12:21
Valid Through 2024-07-16T00:00
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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