Consultance recherche pour Handicap International- Myanmar

Une annonce pour une consultance, pour Handicap International, d’une durée de 4 mois au Myanmar, qui pourrait intéresser certain-e-s.

Il s’agit de mener une recherche sur les besoins des personnes handicapées dans l’état du Rakhine et de réfléchir sur des problèmes de méthodologie de recherche (qualitative et quantitative) adéquate aux questions soulevées.

La mission est basée dans le Rakkhine et à Yangon.

Contacter : cmeynier[@]hi-myanmar[point]org




DOMAIN Disability
PROJECTS Needs Assessment of Persons with Disabilities in Rakkhine State – Myanmar.
DATE OF MISSION 10/01/2016 – 30/04/2016
TYPE OF MISSION Needs Assessment



Job Task Donor



I – CONTEXT OF THE MISSION (including elements justifying the mission)


HI has been present in Burma since 1994 and has been active in the country at different periods of time for the last 20 years. Since mid-2014, HI has been implementing activities targeting all persons with disabilities in Burma. HI is officially registered and signed a MoU with the Social Welfare Department in September 2015. Currently HI Myanmar implements three projects:

·       In the Victim Assistance field, in the east of the country, HI and its partner MPHA set up a community based initiative to deliver direct services to landmine/ERW victims and persons with disabilities.

·       In the western and central part of the country HI and its partner SMTF are contributing to the implementation of the UNCRPD and promote the access to services.

·       At the national level HI is one of the 11 members of the MCCDM consortium led by UN-HABITAT. This consortium implements a project aiming at creating a Myanmar Authorities capacity to train local DRR trainers. HI is involved as a technical partner mainstreaming disability in all key activities of the project.


Overall there are few studies on disability in Burma and generally these studies are limited to basic demographic data, for example the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. The 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census identified a total of 112,179 persons with disabilities or a 5.3% prevalence rate of disability in Rakhine State. These data, however, only represent a portion of the total as “a review of information on the enumeration in Rakhine State showed that not every household or population in the three Districts of Maungdaw, Sittway and Myauk U were covered.” The total population enumerated was 2,098,807 whilst the estimated number of person not enumerated was 1,090,000 (2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census, Department of Population Ministry of Immigration and Population, May 2015). Interestingly, the 5.3% prevalence rate is greater than the national average of 4.6%, but far lower than the 15% estimated by the World Health Organization. Other than these census data, to date, there are no studies, assessments, or situational analysis that have focused on persons with disabilities in Rakhine State. The topic of disability and how to respond to the needs of persons with disabilities has been raised in the protection cluster and with humanitarian and development actors in Rakhine State. However, as there is limited knowledge about the situation and needs of persons with disabilities, inclusive interventions or targeted services for persons with disabilities are essentially non-existent. Additionally, as a result of the lack of data and knowledge of the situation of persons with disability in Rakhine, there is limited advocacy initiatives directed at policy makers, international donors, and humanitarian and development agencies to develop inclusive policies or include persons with disabilities in humanitarian and development actions. Lastly, there is a very limited understanding of the protection risks that are faced by girls, boys, women, and men with disabilities in Rakhine State, especially due to the unique socio-political situation in Rakhine






1. To conduct a needs assessment survey of persons with disabilities in target townships in Rakhine



2. To increase the capacity of key stakeholders to understand the needs of persons with disabilities in

Rakhine State.



III – MAIN ACTIVITIES PLANNED (including tools & methods to be used)


  1. Develop Survey Tools, Protocol, and Sampling Methodology

A research committee consisting of the core HI Research Team (International Research Consultant, HI Myanmar Technical Coordinator, and Research Assistant) and committee members from non-governmental and community based organizations, and Department of Social Welfare representatives will be established to steer the development of appropriate quantitative and qualitative survey tools, protocol, and sampling methodology. The sampling methodology will work to ensure that a diverse population representing urban/peri-urban/rural inhabitants and internal displaced camp residents as well as persons of differing religions, languages, and ethnicities will be invited to participate. Logistics for the implementation of the survey and dissemination will be organized in this time. In the first month of the activity the HI Research Team and broader research committee will develop:

– Quantitative survey tool

– Qualitative guidelines for focus group discussions

– Qualitative guidelines for key informant interview

– Sampling methodology including identification of target townships

– Methodology for data collection

– Data quality control protocol

– Enumerator training guideline

– Design of pilot test

– Logistic implementation plan

– Ethics review (informed consent, protection of data and etc.)

– Data entry protocol and development of analysis coding

– Dissemination plan



  1. Survey Tools Field Test

The developed survey tools will undergo a field test during the period of the first month of the activity in order to ensure validity of the tools. The HI Research Team will travel to Rakhine State to field test the pilot tools before the final validation of the tools. The locally based research committee will facilitate the field visit and support the field test. It is expected that the field test will occur within the confines of Sittwe Town. Tools will be modified according to the findings of the field test and validated by the research committee for usage.



  1. Training of Eight (8) Enumerators

Two (2) groups of four (4) enumerators will be selected in consultation with the research committee. Due to the nature of Rakhine State it is expected that the one group will hail from the southern townships of the state and the second from the north. Two (2) separate trainings will be held to accommodate for language, travel distance, and timing of the geographical location of the survey. The two (2) day training will be implemented by the HI Research Team and follow the developed guidelines. The training will directly proceed the start of data collection.



  1. Implementation of Quantitative Survey, Focus Group Discussions, and Key Informant Interviews

Data collection is expected to last for 4 – 6 weeks. The enumerators will administer the qualitative surveys, with quality control performed by the HI Research Team. The International Research Consultant will lead the focus group discussions and key informant interviews. Coordination mechanisms will be activated to ensure good communication with authorities, village leaders, camp managers, and civil society to aid in ensuring access to diverse populations. A monitoring visit by HI Country Director will occur during the implementation phase.



  1. Data entry, Data Analysis and Report Writing

Two data entry operators will enter data into the analysis software under the close supervision of the HI Research Team. The HI Research Team, led by the International Research Consultant, will analyze the available data and develop and complete the comprehensive report and the summary report. The reports will include analysis of the data collected and recommendations for improvement of the situation of persons with disabilities in Rakhine State.



  1. Report Dissemination Meetings

It is expected that at least three (3) meetings, with at least one (1) in Rakhine State, will be held to disseminate the information from the survey. It is expected to tap into existing forums, e.g. the Protection, WASH, and/or Shelter Clusters, Victim Assistance Working Group, Disability and Education Working Group and INGO Forum to disseminate the information. 100 copies of the comprehensive report, 200 copies of the summary report in Myanmar and English will be printed and available for dissemination. Additionally, the reports will be made available on the Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU) website.






– Quantitative survey tool

– Qualitative guidelines for focus group discussions

– Qualitative guidelines for key informant interview

– 8 enumerators (50% female) trained in the implementation of the survey tool

– At least 240 persons with disabilities are surveyed employing the quantitative survey tool

– At least 8 focus groups, with 8-12 participants (at least 40% female) are conducted

– At least 20 key informant interviews are conducted

– 100 copies of completed comprehensive survey report in English are printed

– 200 copies of summarized survey report in Myanmar and English are printed

– At least three (3) meetings (at least one (1) in Rakhine State) for the presentation of the survey and dissemination of the report are conducted



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