Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) invites qualified and experienced consultant(s) to submit tender documents for the following works:
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
Applications are invited for:
Title: Invitation to Tender for External Evaluation for EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State
NRC has been implementing a project titled EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State with the aim of engaging existing community agricultural groups focusing on access to realistic, conflict sensitive, sustainable, environmentally conscious and profitable livelihood opportunities in North-East Nigeria.
After more than three years of implementation, NRC is undertaking a final evaluation to assess results accruing from the interventions and generate evidence about the performance and the extent to which the benefits can be sustained.
In this regards, The Nigeria Country Office of NRC is seeking a consultant to undertake an external evaluation of the project.
Scope and Lines of Inquiry
The evaluation will cover project intervention areas (Askira, Biu, Hawul, Damboa, Jere, Damasak) and the whole duration of the project in Nigeria. It will consider the strategic and operational aspects that contributed to achievements. Specifically, it will focus on the following elements:
- Analysis of the relevance of the objectives, indicators, activities, implementation strategy and approaches used;
- Analysis of the level of achievement of the results (outcomes): focus will be put on the analysis of the deviations between project initial forecasts and progress achieved;
- Identification of unintended positive or negative effects resulting from the implementation of the project;
- Identification and analysis of external factors (social, economic, political, geographical, cultural) that participated in the project implementation and their effect/impact on results and processes.
The evaluation is intended to assess the project’s performance against the following criteria: (i) Relevance, (ii) Efficiency, (iii) Effectiveness, (iv) Impact, (v) Sustainability, (vi) Non-discrimination and gender.
- A Bidder shall meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in NRC procurement of Services:
- The bidder, at the time of bid, is not:
- In receivership
- Bankrupt; or
- Being wound up
- The bidder’s business activities have not been suspended;
- The bidder is not the subject of legal proceedings for any of the circumstances in (b); and
- The bidder has fulfilled his or her obligations to pay taxes and social security contributions. In a case where VAT is included in a bid, a copy of the VAT certificate must accompany the bid. A Bidder, and all parties constituting the Bidder including sub-contractors, shall not have a conflict of interest. All Bidders found to have a conflict of interest shall be disqualified. A Bidder may be considered to have a conflict of interest with one or more parties in this bidding process, if they have a relationship with each other, directly or through common third parties, that puts them in a position to have access to information about or influence on the bid of another Bidder, or influence the decisions of the Norwegian Refugee Council regarding this bidding process
- A Bidder whose circumstances in relation to eligibility change during a procurement process or during the execution of a contract shall immediately inform the Norwegian Refugee Council.
- NRC reserves the right to refuse a bid at any time if the bidder or one of its sub-contractors provided material support or resources to any individual or entity that commits, attempts to commit, advocates, facilitates, or participates or is found guilty of fraud, active corruption, collusion, coercive practice, bribery, involvement in a criminal organization or illegal activity, or immoral human resources practices, including but not limited to: child labour, non-discrimination, freedom of association, payment of the legal national minimum wage, and forced labour.
NRC seeks expressions of interest from people with the following skills/qualifications:
- Advanced university degree or equivalent in Humanitarian/Development Studies, Social Sciences, statistics or other fields related to the provision of humanitarian assistance in Food security and livelihood;
- At least 7-10 years of relevant experience and proven expertise in the humanitarian sector with at least five years in evaluation;
- Significant experience in assessment, data analysis, research and/or evaluation – including prior experience in project and programme reviews and evaluations;
- Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
- Knowledge of the current literature/practice on displacement-related protection and livelihoods programming. Familiarity with Nigeria/West Africa emergency response preferred;
- Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision;
- Strong analytical, synthesis, and writing skills;
- Excellent command in written and spoken English;
- Experience of designing quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and of managing participatory and learning focused evaluations;
- Excellent team working and communication skills, flexibility and good organization skills;
- Have the capacity to deliver result with COVID 19 context and restrictions.
Application Closing Date
20th January, 2022.
Submission of Documents
All interested bidders are requested to submit their proposals along with other required documents listed in the ITB (attached below) to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The application should be titled "68/NRC-NOT/NG/2021- External Evaluation for EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno State" in the e-mail subject line.