Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Call for Bids to Conduct Project Baseline Survey



ADVERTISEMENT: Call for bids to conduct project baseline survey
1.    Introduction
Trōcaire has obtained co-funding from USAID to implement the project entitled “Enhancing participatory governance and accountability of local leaders and public institutions towards citizens, particularly women and youth’. The project aims to strengthen existing governance structures and s
ystems in 5 districts by building the capacity of target groups to engage in the process of policy and budget formulation, implementation and monitoring, and advocacy, especially the agriculture sector. It will be implemented by 3 local partner organizations in the districts of Gakenke, Rulindo, Nyanza, Nyamagabe and Nyaruguru from April 13th, 2017 to April 12th, 2020.
2.    Responsibilities and specific tasks of the consulting firm:
  • Conduct desk review of key project documents, organizational strategy and related programme documentation;
  • To ascertain therelevance of indicators towards stated objectives and outcomes;
  • Produce an inception report outlining baseline methodology, baseline activities and timelines;
  • Carryout baseline for the project on representative sample for the target group applying stratified sampling method;
  • Produce a baseline draft report;
  • Organize sessions for sharing baseline findings, and
  • Produce final baseline report (soft and 2 hard copies and all raw data)
3.    Duration and period of the assignment:
The evaluation will ideally commence on the 16 August 2017 and the final report should be available by15thSeptember. It is expected that 20 consultant days will be required.
4.    Expertize required and Qualification:
Interested registered consulting firms should provide a comprehensive proposal which demonstrates relevant experience in the following areas:
a)    Programme/project planning and evaluation;
b)    Participatory research techniques;
c)    Training of local development actors to engage in primary research processes;
d)    Developing high quality monitoring and evaluation systems for similar programmes;
e)    Strong background and experience of working in the region/country and programme context;
f)    Knowledge of relevant thematic programme (e.g.Governance and Human Rights; policy and budget monitoring);
g)    Knowledge of Trócaire’s work;
h)    Producing high quality reports;
i)    Working to demanding deadlines;
j)    Two most recent commendable references of performance of similar work should also be included.
The consultant will be selected according to the following criteria:
  • Understanding of the Terms of Reference.
  • Proposed methodology and planning of the assignment.
  • Experience of developing baselines for similar programmes.
  • Past experience of working on M&E in USAID funded projects.
  • Overall quality of the proposal.
  • Cost.
Only Registered national and regional consulting firms which are suitable are encouraged to apply. Applicants are required to submit technical and financial proposals, includingcurrent CVs of all individuals engaged in the baseline study (including CVs of junior staff and of any associates sub-contracted to work on the study).
The work plan must clearly indicate which individuals will actively lead and deliver on each component, as well as the senior consultant/team leader who will be responsible for the successful and timely delivery of the assignment.
Detailed terms of reference can be availed upon request at the reception desk of Trōcaire No 12, KN 31st, Kiyovu, Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, or by email sent to:  desire.nduwayezu@trocaire.org, Fred.Ntakirutinka@trocaire.org.
The applications should be sent to the above email addresses not later than July 31st, 2017 at 16:00PM, orphysically dropped at Trōcaire offices at the above address.
Dony Mazingaizo
Country Director
Trōcaire Rwanda

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