23 February 2022

Request for proposal-Rapid Qualitative Assessments on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake perceptions in Kosovo

UNICEF office in Kosovo is seeking to engage a company (institution) to conduct Rapid Qualitative Assessments on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake perceptions in Kosovo Purpose of the consultancy The purposes of this consultancy are to: 1) generate reliable evidence on perceptions on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake; and 2) based on the information collected provide recommendations to enable evidence-based communication and information campaigns on COVID-19 vaccination and prevention in Kosovo. The Key Objectives of this consultancy include to: - Conduct a desk review on the existing perceptions on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake among young people, women, vulnerable groups, and inhabitants of municipalities with low vaccination rates, on COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake in Kosovo.  - Identify and analyze perceptions, information and misinformation, and main influencers on COVID-19 vaccination and prevention among selected target groups. - Analyze the subgroups of each group, including vaccination status, gender, rural vs. urban, specific age-group, big vs. small municipality, big vs. small family, marital status, socioeconomic status, education level, employment status, etc. - Analyze and identify drivers and barriers on vaccination, potentially promising campaigns and their channels of distribution, groups and sub-groups, topics and sub-topics, and strategies to be used for each. - Offer evidence-based recommendations regarding needs for: 1) tackling misinformation regarding COVID-19 prevention and vaccine uptake; 2) defining mediums and sources of information and misinformation; 3) prioritizing groups and subgroups in tackling misinformation. Methodology and scope of work The consultancy shall provide a detailed methodological approach, describing the specificities to be used in data collection, data aggregation and data analysis, in conducting the Rapid Qualitative Assessments. The interested companies (institutions) should prepare their offer in line with attached pdf document (download document). Proposals presented in English language, consisting of technical and financial details in separate closed envelopes, in hard copy should be submitted by 10 March 2022 by 15:00 to the address: UNICEF Kosovo  “Ukshin Hoti” Street No.120, C3/2a - Prishtina 10000  Kosovo