The Rural Finance institution Building Programme (RUF1N) is a Loan Agreement of US$27.2 Million between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). The goal of RUFIN is to alleviate poverty with a particular focus on the rural poor, and especially women, youth and the physically challenged. The central objective of the programme is to develop and strengthen member-based Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), and enhance the access of the rural population to the services of these institutions in order to expand and improve agricultural productivity and Micro-Small Rural Enterprises, The programme is being implemented along with four participating institutions namely: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP), Bank of Agriculture (BOA)-formerly known as NACRDB and Federal Department of Cooperatives (FDC).
Invitation of Engagement of Consultant for Conducting Rims Impact and Programme Indicators Baseline Survey
The programmer’s participating institutions including CBN, National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) and Bank of Agriculture (BOA) will finance US$4.8 Million or 12% of the total cost. The Federal Government is financing the equivalent of US$6.2 Million or 15.4% of the total cost in local currency. The beneficiaries (State Governments) are expected to contribute US$985,100 or 2.5% of the total cost. The programme effort is expected to attract financing estimated to reach over US$100 Million from other financial institutions including Commercial Banks and Bank of Agriculture during the 7-year programme period.
Objectives of the Assignment
The overall objective of this study is to support the RUFIN programme in establishing
baselines for selected RIMS and RUFIN Programme specific indicators as reflected in the project log-frame and results chain(s) as well as four 1FAD Impact indicators which will provide benchmark for measuring programme impact and progress in enhancing access of the poor to rural finance services as well as the development and strengthening of the microfinance sub- sector of the Nigerian economy.
Though the mid -term Review has come and gone , It is still necessary to have this done as it will provide benchmark to measure impact even after programme life.
Basic responsibilities of the consultant
Develop ready-to-use survey instruments capturing RIMS and RUF1N Programme specific indicators: The RIMS and RUFIN Programme specific indicators are defined. As a part of developing ready-to-use instruments, the consultant (s)/Firm is expected to translate, field test, and finalize those instruments.
Scope of Work
The RIMS Impact/programme baseline Survey is to be carried out by a firms/Individual consultant that has the necessary competencies to successfully undertake the following tasks:
Closing date: 26th February, 2014
RUFIN calls on interested qualified Firms/individual consultants, to submit six (6) copies of detailed CV’S to the undersigned before the closing date of this advertisement.
This should be submitted before the closing date.