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Request for proposal RFP. UNFPA/MNG/RFP/2013/01 (Re-announcement)
Qualitative research with youth aged 15-24 on matters related to their sexual and reproductive health in Mongolia

Issue date: 23 May 2013
Closing date:10.00 am, 10 Jun 2013

The Mongolia Country Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an international development agency, re-announces its call for proposal inviting research institutions entities who are interested to render research services in Ulaanbaatar city and selected provinces of Mongolia to submit sealed Proposals.

UNFPA’s 5th Country Programme is aiming to promote Strategic Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) initiatives that meet the needs of youth using effective and innovative approaches to reduce risky behaviors by creating supportive environments for positive health practices. The expected output of the Country Program is to promote adolescent and youth friendly services, strengthen sexual health promotion, and expand targeted health communication interventions to ensure improved knowledge, generate demand for services, and develop more positive attitudes towards reproductive health and STI prevention among youth and other vulnerable groups. The qualitative work will take place in urban, periurban, and rural areas.

Assessment tools
Although the baseline assessment will use one set of qualitative and one set of quantitative methods, this scope of work pertains solely to the qualitative methods. At a minimum, qualitative methods will include focus group discussions (FGD) and key informant interviews (KII). We strongly encourage the use of additional innovative techniques in conducting this formative research activity. For example, one approach is would be to include projective techniques (in which participants are asked to draw images of relevant settings and/or comment on photographs or drawings in order to understand participants’ decision-making process).

UNFPA strongly encourages the adoption of techniques of inquiry that will shed new light on (1) how young people aged 15-24 perceive themselves and want to be perceived (identify formation, self-image) as well as (2) the factors that affect Mongolian youth’s sexual behavior, contraceptive use/non-use, reliance on /avoidance of abortion, childbearing and exposure to sexually transmitted infections. The qualitative work will take place in urban, periurban, and rural areas.

The primary objectives of the qualitative research are:

  • To understand the individual, collective, social, cultural, and structural factors that promote protective health practices, such as the delay of sexual debut, use of modern contraceptives, including condom use,
  • To determine individual and community barriers as well as readiness to change to reduce STIs/HIV/AIDS, unplanned pregnancies, reduce abortion rates, and 
  • To provide meaningful input to intervention efforts in order to enhance the effectiveness of program implementation

Timeline (previous version used, to be revised after selection of research entity)

  • Field work should be completed by 17 May 2013.
  • All oral data from the audiotapes will be transcribed no later than 24 May 2013 and translated into English no later than 31 May 2013.
  • The selected institution will work to identify themes and codes by 7 June 2013.
  • By 14 June, the selected institution will give UNFPA a list of key findings for each major theme.
  • All data will be coded by 30 June 2013.
  • A draft report will be submitted by 31 July 2013.
  • The final report is due by 31 August 2013.

Bid documents

The proposal/bid document can be obtained electronically from the UNFPA Mongolia Country Office website http://mongolia.unfpa.org under Current Vacancies section. Please click here to be directed to re-announcement.
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