Expression of Interest (EOI) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Posted by Future on Mon 14th Feb, 2022 -

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) invites interested / prospective Implementing Partner (IP) to express interest by tendering EOI documents for the following works:

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a United Nations agency that provides services and advice concerning migration to governments and migrants, including internally displaced persons, refugees, and migrant workers.

Applications are invited for:

Title: Expression of Interest (EOI) - Inter-Sector Needs Assessment, Needs Monitoring and Rapid Assessments in the Hard-To-Reach Locations of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States

The crisis in conflict-affected north-east Nigeria continues to be one of the gravest in the world today, marked by armed conflict, forced displacement and severe violations of civilians’ human rights and dignity. They are the main drivers of vulnerabilities and protection concerns that the vulnerable populations face, including protracted displacement, human rights violations, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in and outside camps have weak coping mechanisms and rely heavily on humanitarian assistance to survive and improve their living conditions. Despite the efforts of the Nigerian authorities in addressing the crisis in northeast Nigeria and the increased number of humanitarian actors on the ground, the situation remains precarious.

Based on DTM round 37 (August 2021), there were 3,944,677 IDPs and returnees in Northeast Nigeria. Most displaced populations related to the crisis in North-East Nigeria are in the three states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe– Borno States host 70 per cent (2,005,545 individuals) out of the total number displaced individuals and 1,753,484 individual returnees in the north-east. Out of the displaced population in Borno State, 52 per cent (746,624 individuals) reside in displacement sites (IOM DTM Round 37, August 2021). About 60 per cent of the displaced population across the Northeast reside in host communities, with the majority living in host families. In contrast, others reside in the nearly 298 displacement sites – close to 95 per cent of displacement sites are spontaneous.

IOM Nigeria’s DTM is seeking a prospective Implementing Partner (IP) that will conduct data collection, needs monitoring, and Rapid Assessments in the hard-to-reach locations of the BAY states not currently covered by the DTM unit.

To gather critical data that will provide a comprehensive understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of crisis affected persons in the BAY states of north-east Nigeria. This will further inform the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2023, ISCG and AAWG for more coordinated humanitarian assistance in areas of the BAY States that are not covered by DTM.

Proposed Interventions
  • Activity 1.1.1: Carry out inter-sectoral/ Inter-sectoral household level needs assessments in 65 LGAs for a total of 8,700 households.
  • Activity 1.1.3: Conduct 45 FGD (15 per state) in BAY
  • Activity 2.1.2: Deployment of needs monitoring data collection in BAY states as part of DTM round of mobility tracking
  • Activity 2.2.2: Conduct assessment in BAY states (data collection, data processing and outcome sharing)
  • Activity 3.1.2: Deploy data collection of needs monitoring in BAY states upon request
Overarching Outcomes:
  • Outcome 1: Enhanced Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) data collection and dissemination at the household level to fill the information gap on Joint Inter-sectoral Analysis Framework (JIAF) indicators in all accessible locations within the BAY (Borno, Adamawa and Yobe) States.
  • Outcome 2: Continued monitoring of the humanitarian needs using JIAF indicators integrated into DTM mobility tracking in coordination with the IMWG and ISCG.
  • Outcome 3. Enhanced Initial Rapid Needs Assessment support for ISCG.
Expected results:
  • Provide reliable and updated information on the gaps, needs and vulnerabilities of the crisis-affected population living in the hard-to-reach areas not covered by DTM.
  • Identify areas with a crisis-affected population not previously captured by DTM.
  • Provide evidence-based data using existing DTM tools to inform evidence-based decisions to be shared with the ISCG and IMWG for action.
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of the needs and vulnerabilities of crisis-affected people in North-East Nigeria.
  • Set up a system to carry out rapid assessments on short notice to respond to significant incidents and requests from the ISCG and AAWG in areas outside DTM coverage.
  • Provide a baseline for the DTM unit to build on for future assessments.
  • Availability of data from the hard-to-reach locations will inform better planning from partners on the needs of the crisis-affected persons in the assessed locations, leading to interventions on a multi-sectoral level and thus giving access to essential services such as Food, Shelter, NFI, WASH, durable solutions, etc. This will further inform the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2023, ISCG and AAWG for more coordinated humanitarian assistance in areas of the BAY States that are not covered by DTM.
Partnerships and collaboration:
  • DTM to train data collectors of the Implementing partner on the tools to be used for the assessment, JIAF indicators and other essential elements on this project. The IP should use technology such as the Kobo toolbox, Power BI and other vital mechanisms to collect, clean and analyse data and reporting/ dessimanition.
Qualification and Experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of deliverables, timelines, and budget.
  • Demonstrated local knowledge and experience working in Hard-to-reach areas not covered by DTM.
  • Previous experience implementing similar projects for UN, INGO, donors, etc., in hard-to-reach areas not covered by DTM/ UN.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of data collection methods, data protection principles, Protection Mainstreaming.
  • Understanding risks or complications and how to overcome those challenges.
Application Closing Date
25th February, 2022.

Submission of Documents
Complete EOI documents should be addressed and delivered to IOM Maiduguri Sub-office at:
No 4 Gombole,
Giwa Barrack Road,
Maiduguri - Borno State.

For more clarifications on the EOI document, please Click Here (PDF).