Request for Proposal (RFP) at Creative Associates International

Posted by Future on Tue 11th Jan, 2022 -

Creative Associates International invites qualified consultant(s), firms, and organizations to submit RFP documents for the following works:

Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments.

Creative is currently implementing a 2-year USAID funded project titled "Northeast Connection: Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism and Conflict in Northeast Nigeria".

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) for Political Economy Analysis

This is a call for proposals for a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) at the state level in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states. The consultant or firm will conduct data collection, analysis, and reporting for Creative Associates International’s (Creative Associates) Northeast Connection: Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism and Conflict in Northeast Nigeria (Northeast Connection) project funded by USAID.

The purpose of the Northeast Connection project is to strengthen the resilience of communities vulnerable to violent extremist infiltration and conflict. By targeting communities in Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno states not yet under the control of violent extremist organizations (VEOs), this project will seize the opportunity to mitigate the grievances that make communities vulnerable to violent extremism, while building social cohesion within and across communities in northeast Nigeria. In addition to helping northeastern Nigerians create a stronger foundation against the violent extremist and conflict threats, the activity is designed to develop local capacity to respond to emerging threats.

Northeast Connection includes a rigorous analytical component to develop a better, shared understanding of local and sub-regional VEO and conflict risks, dynamics, and windows of opportunity. Leading the coordination of implementing partners on such CVE initiatives will also be a key feature of the project.

Scope of Services

Creative Associates seeks to engage a technical expert consultant(s), firm, or organization to carry out a Political Economy Analysis (PEA) of each of the states of intervention (Adamawa, Yobe, and Borno) in identified Local Government Areas (LGAs), listed below. The assignment will be conducted under the direction of Northeast Connection and in consultation with key state institutions and stakeholders. It is expected that the consultant or firm will collect and analyze data in each target state, culminating in a unified report.

The consultant or firm will develop specific PEA framework and research questions for each state adhering to USAID Guidelines. (

Purpose of the Consultancy
The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical expertise to carry out a top-level Political Economy Analysis (PEA) which will:
  • Undertake a gender-responsive, contextualized PEA that can reflect the interconnected power relations of politics, economics, and social factors that have impacted the Northeast context, especially the BAY states.
  • Examine relationships and incentives that influence interactions of local actors o identify areas of opportunity for resilience and conflict mitigation programming as well as emerging threats:
    • Identify appropriate actors to participate in dialogue platforms, local planning processes, cohesion efforts, service learning and recreational activities, research, and early warning and response efforts.
    • Identify respected local leaders and community groups especially those working with/focused on youth, women, internally displaced persons, and other marginalized groups
  • Determine the willingness of community groups to engage with LGA authorities and security providers and participate in local conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Identify existing partnerships or existing systems for collective action, resource mobilization, conflict resolution, or early warning networks
  • Identify potential private sector entities that could contribute to programmatic goals.
Required Qualifications and Skills
  • Background in social science, academia, or development:
    • Consultant(s) must have an advanced university degree in international relations, political science, public administration, finance, economics, or related field with demonstrated competence in political-economic analysis or similar assessment frameworks.
    • Firm must have a minimum of six-years’ experience in social, political, and/or economic assessments and/or development assistance programming.
  • Proven experience in, and familiarity with, the use of political economy analysis or similar assessment tools (with at least two assessments successfully completed) in the development and implementation of development assistance programming.
  • Proven experience of working with government authorities, INGOs, civil society organizations, and communities in Northeast Nigeria.
  • Fluency in English, including outstanding writing skills
Desired Qualifications and Skills
  • Proven knowledge of donor-assisted efforts to promote improvements in Building Community Resilience to Violent Extremism in developing countries.
  • Experience in development assistance programming with USAID or other international donors.
  • Knowledge of local language(s).
Application Closing Date
25th January, 2022.

Submission of Documents

Proposals must be comprised of one electronic copy of the Technical Proposal and one electronic copy of the Cost/Business proposal, sent in separate e-mails, and labeled with the above-stated subject, subproject number and title, and delivered via email to:

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