Request for Proposal (RFP) - (Consultancy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Posted by Future on Thu 18th Nov, 2021 -

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites qualified and interested consultants to tender RFP documents for the following works:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an intergovernmental organization that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers. In September 2016, IOM became a related organization of the United Nations.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal for Consultancy on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Community Response Plan

Nigeria remains a country of origin, transit, and destination country for trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Driven by the demand for cheap labour and commercial sex, trafficking and smuggling networks across borders and within the country capitalize on economic, social, and political vulnerabilities to lure and exploit their victims. Since April 2017, through the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme and in coordination with the Federal Government of Nigeria IOM has facilitated the voluntary return of over 2000 Nigerians stranded in Libya, Niger, Mali as well as European countries. Aside from these factors, the recent outbreak and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has further created an additional impact on irregular migration trends, with thousands of migrants currently still stranded in Libya, Niger, Mali as well as the Middle East, including Lebanon and Oman.

IOM continues to work with Federal Government of Nigeria to strengthen migration management through capacity building, advisory services, and technical assistance on migration matters, including migration health and information, assisted voluntary returns, and counter-trafficking. Strong collaboration has been established with national migration stakeholders to enhance border management, fight trafficking in persons, reduce irregular migration and mainstream migration in the country’s development plans.

Reintegration of returned migrant into their community of origin could be a tough process as returnees struggle with challenges related to economic, social, and psychological changes, these includes limited employment opportunity, housing, absence of institutional finance and social safety nets, acceptance by family/community and stigmatization. These stressors further exacerbate psychological conditions of returnees already grappling with distressing experiences of gross human rights violations including torture, modern slavery, sexual violence, forced labour, detention, and exploitation by their captors and traffickers.

Community-based psychosocial approach is considered crucial to promote psychosocial recovery and well being for the returnees. It aims to include returnees into social support systems within the community by fostering mutual understanding and acceptance and limiting stigmatization of returning migrants. The activities benefit returnees by giving them the social links and support for their empowerment. In view of this, IOM seek to engage a consultant to adapt guideline from the existing guideline on community based psychosocial support emergency and displacement into return and reintegration context.

Objectives of Consultancy

The main objectives of the assignment are to carrying out the following below:
  • Conduct MHPSS needs assessment and resources mapping in return and reintegration context
  • Conduct and map out awareness raising activities in the priority areas and how it can be linked to MHPSS
  • Conduct feasibility studies of MHPSS interventions in Edo and Delta state
  • Design all-encompassing MHPSS community response plan.
Scope of Work
  • Conduct a Need Assessment
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design all-encompassing community response plan
  • Report:
    • Submit a detailed report that will include the following in addition to the above-mentioned points.
Required Qualifications and Experience
The criteria for selecting the consultant are:
  • Consultant must be an accredited consultancy firm, Agency or Individual with Seven (7) year's experience in Research, Community development etc.
  • Familiarity with migration management, migration, Reintegration etc.
  • Must have quality knowledge and understanding on Mental Health and psychosocial support based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) guideline approach.
  • Previous experiences in developing practical community-based modules and or manuals
  • Previous experiences in providing mental health and psychosocial support for individual and community
  • Excellent experience working with diverse stakeholders (Traditional Leaders, Government, CSOs (Civil Society Organizations), community groups etc.)
  • Ability to conceptualize and integrate diverse views from government authorities, stakeholders, and the broader community to achieve desired objectives.
  • Proven ability to develop concise workplan and meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills as well as fluent and effective spoken and written English.
  • Motivated, committed, responsible, and able to work independently with limited direct supervision.
Application Closing Date
1st December, 2021.

Submission of Documents
IOM invites experienced and interested private firms to submit an expression of interest along with a cover letter in support of their application addressed to IOM Lagos via email at:
Via hard copy to IOM Lagos Office at:

No.1 Isaac John Street,
Ikeja GRA - Lagos State.

For more clarifications on this RFP, please Click Here (PDF).