Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Call for Proposals for Provision of Consulting Services



Call for Proposals for Provision of Consulting Services for Oxfam in Rwanda Project Baseline
Background
Oxfam was established in Rwanda in the 1960s. Oxfam has a wealth of experience in running diverse programmes in Rwanda – from peace-building and reconciliation, to innovative livelihoods initiatives that promote enterprise and value chain development.

Oxfam’s reputation and expertise in Rwanda puts it in a strong position to take forward a strategy that contributes to its overall vision – a just Rwanda without poverty – and to stage interventions in line with its mission – to ensure that poor men, women and youth enjoy equal rights and benefit from fair and inclusive development.
In close collaboration with OI, Oxfam in Rwanda has got funding from Irish aid aiming at creating greater women and youth economic empowerment and greater gender equality for the 12000 direct beneficiaries from targeted districts of Rwanda (Rulindo, Gakenke, Muhanga, Kamonyi, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe and Gicumbi); 6937 direct beneficiaries who benefited from the PG I and the rest of them will be the identified. To achieve the programme objectives, various approaches and tested models will be used through horticulture and soya value chains with farmers from rural areas.
The main purpose of the survey is to assess the current situation of women and youth economic empowerment and gender equality for the targeted direct beneficiaries and set up comprehensive benchmarks for identified performance indicators per program outcomes. It will also help programme team to update programme result framework and redefine programme targets (as stated in the program RF) according to the baseline values for all performance indicators , prior to implementation of the “Rwanda market oriented livelihood programme”
I.    Place & Period of Performance
The program baseline survey will be scheduled and conducted this year July to August 2017 and will cover the following Districts (Rulindo, Gakenke, Muhanga, Kamonyi, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe and Gicumbi) where the program will be implemented.
II.    Qualification and experience
  • A multidisciplinary consulting firm/research institution with demonstrable experience in qualitative & Quantitative researches , data analysis and reporting with a focus on Socio Economic Impact Evaluation, strategic plans ‘Evaluation , Effectiveness Reviews, Operational Researches for different interventions and integrated Programmes (Sustainable Livelihood and Gender Justice)
  • The firm/institution must demonstrate proven experience in programme cycle Management in the areas of rural livelihoods and Gender Justice (especially on Women’s right, Women Economic Empowerment).
  • The principle investigator should hold at least Masters degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Rural Development, or related fields; PHD Degree in one of these fields is preferred;
  • The firm must have strong team with different expertises in OXFAM thematic work which focus on Women Economic Empowerment and Women’s right,).
Interested and qualified Consultancy Firms/Companies can use detailed TOR from the link below to develop their comprehensive Technical (with CVs of the Proposed Experts who will be involved in the work and recent reference on good performance of the similar work) and Financial Offers in accordance with Provided Terms of References.
Application will be done online by sending the offers on the below Emails: Kigali@Oxfam.org.uk by Wednesday 4th July 2017.
Note that there are no phone calls for the follow up.

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