Invitation to Tender at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Posted by Future on Mon 15th Nov, 2021 -

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) invites interested and qualified firms / Consultants to submit tender documents for the following works:

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent humanitarian organisation helping people forced to flee. We protect displaced people and support them as they build a new future. We started our relief efforts after World War Two. Today, we work in both new and protracted crises across 35 countries. We specialise in six areas: food security, education, shelter, legal assistance, camp management, and water, sanitation and hygiene.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Invitation to Tender

Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency and the following iterations and fragmentation of this non-state armed group (NSAG) - and the government’s military response have displaced millions and made thousands of victims across the Lake Chad Basin (LCB) region, expanding across Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Building on the gains of a number of major military campaigns between 2015-6, since early 2017 these has been a flurrying of stabilisation programs and initiatives. As in many contexts, most stabilisation programs were crafted under the assumption that the security situation in northeastern Nigeria would continue to improve, thereby facilitating the gradual return of displaced populations and local government.

This research project aims to take stock of the experience of stabilisation initiatives in the LCB,and specifically in northeastern Nigeria, in order to inform decision-makers of the potential risks and opportunities associated with this approach,as outlined in the objectives here below.

Scope of Work
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) invites qualified firms/Consultants to tender for the following consultancy service:
  • Stabilization initiatives in the Lake Chad Basin - The Case of Northeastern Nigeria - RFQ/ SN/ 11 NOV/2021/ 8100088
NRC’s Roles and Responsibilities
  • Offer the Consultant(s) relevant sources of data from within NRC, such as hard to reach assessments, access indicators etc.
  • Provide timely feedback at every stage of the consultancy
  • Provide support in liaising with potential data sources and actors across the region and broadening buy in for the project
  • Facilitate the creation of alliances with public and academic institutions to expand availability of datasets
  • Organise brainstorming with NRC`s access experts to gather input and feedback to facilitate the Consultant(s) understanding of substantive matters
  • Make payment to the Consultant(s) in line with the contract and upon receipt of the agreed, high quality, deliverables
  • NRC will not provide logistical support.
Responsibilities of the Consultant(s)

  • Respect NRC’s policies and fully adhere to the NRC code of Conduct and consultancy service procurement guidelines
  • Make available both soft and hard copy documents and datasets related to the study as well as the list of interviews (and their transcription), sources, and partners consulted or used for the research
  • Finalize the research based on the agreed time frame
  • Respect reporting requirements and provide high-quality deliverables in a timely manner.
Required Skills and Experience
  • An academic background in conflict studies, international relations, research methodology or development studies
  • Proven track record of successfully completed projects including on Nigeria and the LCB context on conflict analysis, political economy analysis
  • Extensive knowledge of the context and conflict trends across the LCB and preferably of the Sahel
  • Proven track record of research conducted with and for international organizations, including in the humanitarian and development sector
  • Ability to travel across northeastern Nigeria for research purposes
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to work independently in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent English drafting and communication skills.
Application Closing Date
11:00am (Dakar time), 22nd November, 2021.

Submission of Documents
All interested and eligible firms/ consultants are requested to submit their bids to:

For additional information, please send your inquiries to: before the closing date.

For more information on this ITT, please Click Here (MS WORD).

Related Documents: RFQ - Consultancy Services (MS WORD).