ACF recruits 01 Consultant for SUNNY Livelihood assessment in Nigeria
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Northeast Nigeria continues to impact civilians, despite the improved security situation following military operations, launched in 2016 against Non-State Actors and Armed Groups. In Yobe state, conflict affected households have experienced socioeconomic and human losses and struggle to build their resilience following the loss of household assets and being in a situation of displacement; a majority have remained displaced for over two years.
Although significant populations have returned to Yobe state, conflicted affected households continue to require support to improve their situation of nutrition and food insecurity. ACF has appeal for GDP 8,500,000 millions to launch the Scaling Up Nutrition in Yobe (SUNNY) project to address the humanitarian crisis through an integrated approach that integrates WASH and nutrition and health services, including CMAM and IYCF support.
Contribute towards the reduction of morbidity and mortality related to under nutrition amongst boys and girls under five years and pregnant and lactating women in Yobe states.
Purpose of the study
One of the objectives of the SUNNY project in Yobe State is to improve the resilience of the targeted beneficiaries through food security and livelihood support. The project particularly aims at bringing about sustained improvement in the incomes, livelihoods, well-being and the empowerment status of the targeted rural poor beneficiaries. A scientific survey of selected households, drawn from the Project’s targeted beneficiaries, undertaken at different points of time (tracking survey) would be required to establish the ‘net’ contribution of the Project to the changing livelihoods and well-being status of the rural poor and the factors and processes accounting for such changes. ACF has therefore decided to commission an independent study to assess the livelihoods of the rural poor at the baseline. Thus, the study will focus on the households targeted for intervention by the project. Each household/other units (if any) selected at the baseline will be revisited at the mid and end-term follow-up stages to track changes in the livelihood outcomes envisaged. Further, since the livelihood outcomes would depend on a number of factors, some within and others outside the control of the Project, the study would have to segregate the contributions of the Project’s interventions from non-Project interventions. Finally, the data collected as part of the survey should allow for the measurement of the impact of the Project on key socio-economic parameters.
Objectives of the survey
Geographic Scope of the Study
The geographical scope of the study will cover the three LGAs of Tarmuwa and Nangere, in Yobe State. Security considerations will also be taken into account in determining the exact communities covered by the study. Efforts will be made to only consider places that are fully accessible and safe, in order not to put the consultant and other relevant staff at risk.
The consultant/s will be expected to deliver the proposed study methodology taking into cognizance the context to Action Against Hunger for review, feedback, and approval within two weeks.
Other key deliverables will include (both in hard and soft copy):
The baseline study will mainly adopt a cross-sectional study design with a blend of both quantitative and qualitative methods. However, the external Consultant in collaboration with the ACF Nigeria’s M&E and FSL Technical Teams will design more detailed study methodology. The detailed design of methodology must include the following:
The key data collection methods will include the following among others:
The Consultant will be expected to employ the use of mobile data collection and Geographical Information System (GIS) tools in the baseline process. This will range from data collection, analysis and presentation of results.
The overall baseline study is expected to take 30 to 40 days including preparation, data collection, and analysis and reporting. The Consultant should be able to undertake some of the tasks concurrently to fit within the planned time-frame, without compromising the quality expected. The assignment is expected to commence on June, 20 2019, with the final baseline report expected by July 30, 2019.
The anticipated duration of the task is one and half months, starting in June 2019 to July 2019.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT
The baseline study will be undertaken by an external Consultant who will work in close collaboration with the FSL and M&E HoDs, the SUNNY Project Manager and the ACF Base Coordination Unit in Yobe State. Therefore, ACF is looking for a Consultant/team with the following skills and qualifications;
APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS
Qualified and interested parties are asked to submit the following;
MINIMUM DETAILS IN APPLICATION:
Also include profiles of previously related tasks carried out in the last 3 years, team composition and CVs of key personnel, detailed work plan, and budget. When available for distribution the applicant should also annex copies of any relevant study report authored or co-authored by him/her.
The technical and financial proposals should be send in electronic version to the following email address: email@example.com.
Any question regarding the Call for applicants should also be addressed to the same email address, mentioning the title of the Study “Recruitment of a consultant to conduct an in-depth analysis of Livelihoods of Nangere and Tarmuwa LGAs, in Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria, for immediate support or enhancement”
All applications should be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with attachments in pdf and a subject line: Technical and Financial Proposal for a Baseline Survey ‘ACF SUNNY Project Livelihoods Baseline Study’, on or before 19th of June 2019
|Experience||0 à 3 ans|
|Fonctions||Gestion de projets/programmes, Plaidoyer et Recherches|
|Secteurs d’activité||Alimentation / Nutrition, Développement économique et local, Eau et assainissement|
|Date de fin de validité||19/06/2019|