Request for Proposal (RFP) - Engagement of Consultants at Mercy Corps

Posted by Future on Wed 19th Jan, 2022 -

Mercy Corps invites interested and qualified candidates / firm to tender RFP documents for the following works:

Mercy Corps, is an International Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organization That Works in 40 countries around the world to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Since 2012, Mercy Corps has worked to tackle Nigeria's complex and evolving needs through a range of dynamic, multi-sector programs. In Nigeria, Mercy Corps is addressing the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities; enabling conflict-affected populations to transform from relief to resilience using market-driven approaches, and supporting community-led peace building efforts.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP) - Engagement of Microenterprises Ecosystem Diagnosis Consultant

Tender Number:

The Feed the Future Nigeria Rural Resilience Activity is a Feed the Future initiative funded by USAID, implemented by Mercy Corps in partnership with Save the Children International and International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC). The goal of the Rural Resilience Activity is to facilitate and protect economic recovery and growth in vulnerable conflict-affected areas and sustainably move people out of chronic vulnerability and poverty via expanded opportunities. The Activity seeks to increase incomes, improve livelihood and resilience of households through market-led growth in 4 states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe States) in Northeast Nigeria.

Consultant Objectives
To develop a diagnostics framework for evaluating the economic landscape of urban centers in the four North Eastern States of Nigeria to identify livelihoods and employment opportunities that can contribute to significant inclusive and resilient growth. Specifically:
  • Identify and justify the quantitative and qualitative socio-economic indicators utilized by the diagnostics framework for the comparative assessment of the various intervention opportunities.
  • Using the diagnostics framework, evaluate the opportunities within the target economy and provide a justification for the choice of recommended value chains for intervention, with a priority focus on women and youth.
  • Provide preliminary information on intervention cost efficiency consideration parameters to guide decision making - e.g., provide a preliminary assessment of intervention cost per unit sustainable employment development
Supplier Eligibility
Suppliers may not apply, and will be rejected as ineligible, if they:
  • Are not registered companies
  • Are bankrupt or in the process of going bankrupt
  • Have been convicted of illegal/corrupt activities, and/or unprofessional conduct
  • Have been guilty of grave professional misconduct
  • Have not fulfilled obligations related to payment of social security and taxes
  • Are guilty of serious misinterpretation in supplying information
  • Are in violation of the policies outlined in Mercy Corps Anti Bribery or Anti Corruption Statement
  • Supplier (or supplier’s principals) are on any list of sanctioned parties issued by; or are presently excluded or disqualified from participation in this transaction by: the United States Government or United Nations by the United States Government, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the United Nations, other national governments, or public international organizations.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The offeror must be legally registered
  • The offeror must be in good standing with its governing tax authority
  • Tax Registration/Identification Certificates
  • Evidence of Financial Capability( Banks Statements/Reference Letter)
Documents supporting the Eligibility Criteria:

  • Legal Business Registration certificate (CAC Cert.)
  • Tax Clearance Certificate-2020 (For Registered Companies)
  • Filled, Signed and stamped Supplier Information Form
Qualification Requirements

CV/Company Profile:
  • Team or Individual should have a Master’s degree or at least a first degree in social sciences, humanities, or its equivalent in any field.
  • Fluency in English and Hausa is essential. Knowledge of local languages in the target areas is an added advantage
  • Technical experience in market systems development, agriculture, technology and system strengthening advisory is essential.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with humanitarian guidelines and principles. Experience in Gender responsive programme is an added advantage
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the other team members/partners
Evidence of Experience:
  • At least 10 or more years of professional experience in the field of MSMEs development, business, and development advisory
  • Demonstrated evidence that shows they have supported at least three or more number of Organizations (both public and private sectors) on business strategy development and advisory.
  • Experience or qualification in supporting development programs is an additional advantage, experience in critical environment research and business, environment reform advocacy.
  • Extensive theoretical and practical experience in youth and women centered projects, at least 3 or more years working with IDPs and vulnerable individuals is an added advantage
  • Experience in mentoring and raising leaders towards women empowerment and gender equality
  • Experience working with INGOs and development partners, government and private sector is required.
  • Willingness to travel and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural and inter-sectoral environment.
  • Ability to coordinate, direct and supervise others to achieve a common goal.
  • Must have successfully established or strengthened Women-led and Youth networks for leadership and advocacy purposes in the Northeast (reports, pictures, and other MOVs to be presented as evidence)
Technical Proposal:
  • Good understanding of MSMEs context and dynamics of Northeast Nigeria
  • Excellent analytical skills, reporting writing, and good knowledge on assessment report is essential.
  • Presentation skills and Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint are required
  • Demonstrated understanding of strengthening youth/women resilience through market system development and system diagnosis is required.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Feed the future Rural Resilience Activity aims, values and principles is an added advantage.
  • In-depth knowledge in development of sustainable mentoring plan based on proposal/costed work plan alignment with Women and Youth owned microenterprises, policy advocacy, conflict sensitivity and resilience building for North East Nigeria.
Financial Proposal:
  • A detailed financial Proposal Itemizing services to be rendered and Cost.
Application Closing Date
5:30pm, 26th January, 2022.

Submission of Documents
Applications / Proposal should be submitted in a sealed envelope labelled as "NIG/ABV/TEN0051 - Engagement of Microenterprises Ecosystem Diagnosis Consultant" to:

Mercy Corp Nigeria,
Plot 166 Umar Dikko Street,
Adjacent Lake View Estate,
FCT, Abuja.
Interested and qualified candidates / firm should send their Applications / Proposal in a PDF format to: using the "NIG/ABV/TEN0051Engagement of Microenterprises Ecosystem Diagnosis Consultant" as the subject of the email.

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  • Any enquiry regarding the submission of this tender should be sent to:
  • Last day for questions on this tender is on 20th January, 2022 at 3:00 PM Nigeria time and will be answered on 21st January, 2022 at 3:00 PM Nigeria time.