Monday, June 5, 2017

RfQ for Consultancy to Design, Produce and Install a Billboard Message in 14 Sectors

Rwanda Women’s Network (RWN) is a Non-Governmental Organization dedicated to promoting and strengthening strategies that empower Rwandan women. RWN and Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre (RWAMREC) in
partnership with CARE International in Rwanda are implementing a “GBV Prevention Program (INDASHYIKIRWA (Agents of Change) for four years (September 2014 - August 2018). The program goal is “Rwandan communities free themselves from GBV” by empowering and engaging both women and men towards the prevention of gender–based violence (GBV) in communities across Rwanda.
Indashyikirwa project works at two levels namely at the grass roots (village level) where couples training and accompaniment along with community activism work will happen. RWAMREC leads the implementation of this component. RWN on the other hand leads the work at the sectors & district levels where activities aim at creating a conducive environment for community activism by engaging opinion leaders and creation of Women’s Spaces. The two levels will work complementarily.
Geographically, the project covers 7 Districts i.e. in the Eastern Province (Bugesera, Rwamagana & Kayonza), Western Province (Rubavu & Nyabihu) and Northern (Musanze & Burera).
RWN finds communicating on billboards as one of the ways to increase awareness on GBV among Rwandans. RWN is seeking expressions of interest from qualified and experienced local consultant/firm to undertake work associated with the design and production of a bill board as a communication and public awareness material against GBV.
The objective of the consultancy is to design and produce communication and public awareness materials “billboards” to positively transmit information to: -
  1. Raise awareness on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Gender Based Violence (GBV) and use of power;
  2. Contribute to the fight against harmful social norms.
Scope of the work
The consultant/firm/company will be contracted to:
  1. Conceptualize, develop layout, format and design a billboard message as part of the public awareness strategy on GBV and harmful social norms
  2. Facilitate a meeting for stakeholders to input and validate the draft bill board
  3. Integrate the necessary changes and finalize the bill board
  4. Produce 14 bill boards with the same message to be installed in Indashyikirwa operational areas
  5. Travel to 14 Sectors in the 7 Districts mentioned above and recommend the most appropriate / suitable spot/area options for the installation of the billboards
  6. Install the bill boards in agreed upon spots/area in the 14 Sectors
Expected Deliverables
The Consultant/Firm/Company will submit the following as outputs:
  1. A public awareness strategy for the project using bill boards
  2. Design layout for production of a billboard,
  3. Finalized 14 pieces of the designed bill boards
  4. Report & pictures of installed billboards in the 14 agreed upon spots in the operational areas.
To complete the outputs mentioned above, the consultant will be required to:
  1. Design proposal within one week after the commencement of the consultancy;
  2. Collaborate with RWN and other Indashyikirwa project partners in the conceptualization and designing of the “billboards”;
  3. On-site visits to the operational District and Sectors.
Duration and location
The duration of the Consultancy is scheduled to last a maximum of twelve (12) days. Scope of work can be conducted remotely in contact with project team via electronic communication. However, face-to-face meetings will be required to discuss the requirements, implementation process and other pertinent details for the execution of the Scope of Work.
No equipment or material will be purchased or provided by RWN to conduct the Scope of Work. Any travel, equipment or materials needed to accomplish this consultancy will be covered by the consultant. Any expenses, unless explicitly articulated by RWN, will be at the expense of the consultant.
During the duration of the assignment the consultant/firm/company will directly liaise with the Program officer at RWN, Ms. Annette Mukiga; Cellphone: 0788488884.
Proposal Requirements: 
Consultant should submit a proposal/expression of interest, which should include the following:-
  1. A suitability statement, including commitment to availability for the entire assignment.
  2. A detailed financial proposal.
  3. The proposal should be accompanied by relevant documents to justify the consultant’s experience and qualifications in relevant domains,
  4. The proposal shall provide a description of the consultant / firm including an outline of the consultant's / firm's recent experience on similar undertakings (Gender -GBV field and media).
  5. The proposal should list itemized details of costs associated with the assignment, it should express all proposed costs in Rwandan Francs (RWF).
  6. The proposal should also include a detailed action plan within the proposed timeframe.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their Proposals based on the Request for Quotation as outlined above to contact below no later than close of business on June 07th2017.
Rwanda Women’s Network
P. O. Box 3157
Tel.: 0788334257 / 0788488884

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