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Expression of Interest – Fighting Inequality Baseline Survey at NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID


NORWEGIAN CHURCH AID

FIGHTING INEQUALITY BASELINE SURVEY

The Joint Country Programme (JCP) Zambia is a consortium of two international faith-based Non-governmental Organisations comprising Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) and DanChurch Aid (DCA). JCP works closely with a range of faith-based and secular partners in Zambia within two overall strategic pillars of Gender Justice and Economic Justice. JCP has a new 2020-2024 Rights and Partnership based Strategic framework anchored on a vision of Together for a Just Zambia. The four pathways to the attainment of a Just Zambia are; Climate Smart Economic Empowerment, Gender Justice – free of GBV, Fighting Inequality and Humanitarian Response targeting the Mantapala Refugee settlement.

JCP is looking for a qualified organisation or team of consultants to undertake the Baseline Study in the target provinces of Luapula, Southern, Eastern, North western, Lusaka and Copperbelt. The overall purpose of the baseline is to collect baseline values for the key outcomes and outputs and; document in detail the approach used (sampling, methods etc.) in the baseline process to allow for comparison of midterm and end-line values. In addition, the study shall collect other relevant data needs, correct, validate or and confirm assumptions made during programme design.

Role Definition of the Consultancy

1. Develop quantitative and qualitative baseline values and status by assessing the current status of the Fighting Inequality Programme as stipulated in the JCP Zambia Country Strategy (2020-2024).
2. Determine quantitative and qualitative values of the FI programme indicators as specified in the Results Framework
3. Develop missing quantitative and qualitative indicators and their values to be used for accurately measuring the changes in the thematic area over time.
4. Incorporate baseline values in the Results Framework including sex and age disaggregated quantitative and Qualitative data.
5. Identify key opportunities, constraints and needs relevant to the successful implementation of the strategy and thematic programme based on objectives and make recommendations for improvement.

Deliverables

Minimum requirements under deliverables are as follows:

1. Inception report including detailed description of methodology in the contest of Covid-19.
2. Presentation of draft baseline report with focus on findings and analysis of all findings.
3. Final baseline report

The draft and final baseline study reports shall contain the following components:

  • Baseline background
  • Deviations from ToR and/or inception report.
  • Indicator by indicator with baseline values disaggregated by gender, age and vulnerability
  • Brief analysis of key findings
  • Lessons learned from data collection – to inform end-line study process
  • Link findings to raw data
  • Recommendations

Qualifications/Applied skills/and expertise

  • The consulting firms or team of consultants should possess a Master’s degree or higher in Development Studies, Private Sector Development, sociology, Rural Development or equivalent.
  • Experience in Social Research and impact Assessments using both qualitative and quantitative techniques.
  • Consultants should be proficient in data analysis, report writing and computer literate with access to own personal computers.
  • Additional qualifications include, proven background in doing baselines in thematic areas cited above, strong interpersonal and analytical skills and experience in effective interaction with local and National Organisations, Government Departments as well as International NGOs.
  • The consultants should have proven experience in the use of participatory appraisal tools as a means of data collection for program baseline surveys with good spoken and written skills in English and local languages spoken in the 5 target provinces of JCP.

Bid requirements

Interested individual /consultants who meet the requirements must submit Expression of Interest (EOI) which should include the following:

1. Technical and financial proposals separately by clearly marking them as such, in both original and copy form.
2. Demonstrated previous experience
3. Bids must be accompanied by certificates of registration for companies, VAT clearance, TIN Registration Certificate and any other supporting letter/s concerning whether they have paid the taxes for government.
4. Bidders should submit their offers in wax-sealed envelopes to JCP’s Procurement Officer/Office Receptionist on or before 6th October 2020 or email on Procurement.Zambia@nca.no
5. Bidders must submit two (2) copy of the proposal, original and a copy, marking them as such to:
JCP Zambia, Leopards Hill Road C/13/488a P.O. Box 30703, Kabulonga. Lusaka Zambia
Telephone: +26 (0) 211 264 540/ +26 (0) 260 976, Fax: +26 (0) 211 260 974

Send your EOI by email to: Procurement.Zambia@nca.no and copy to: Jcp.Zambia@nca.no

Deadline: 6th October, 2020.

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