CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO CONDUCT ASSESSMENT FOR A NEW PROGRAMME IN MZIMBA DISTRICT
Background of the Assignment
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities and to overcome poverty and injustice. The strategic Goal of World Vision Malawi (WVM) is to make a measurable contribution to improved well-being of 1.5 Million boys and girls, and impact the lives of another 4 million boys and girls. The priority areas for World Vision in Malawi are Health and Nutrition, food security, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Education, and Child Protection.
World Vision Malawi in partnership with World Vision Germany has plans to open a new area programme to be called Njakwa in Traditional Authority Jaravikuwa in Mzimba District. Through a preliminary assessment, socio-economic indicators show that the area has needs that fall within the WVM priority areas. However, to adjust intervention in the area, World Vision under its LEAP 3 (Programme Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Guidelines) requires an assessment to be conducted, hence this call for proposals.
Objectives of the Assessments
World Vision Malawi (WVM) is proposing a comprehensive assessment of the Social-economic indicators in the potential area that will inform programme design. The objectives of the assessment are as follows:
To examine socio-cultural, environmental and economic factors that promote or preventing development and how these might be harnessed or overcome.
To identify the felt needs of the community and determine whether there is sufficient justification to proceed with programme.
The assessment will be participatory and will use mixed methods, preferably using secondary quantitative and primary qualitative data. Qualitative findings will be triangulated with quantitative data.
The Lead Consultant must have practical experience in conducting new programme assessments with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in the areas of Development Studies, Public Health, Education, Food security or related fields.
The lead consultant is expected to have a proven track record in child wellbeing programming as well as skills in quantitative and qualitative data collection methodologies.
Knowledge in WV programming will be an advantage.
Technical Proposal: The prospective consultant(s) should make their technical proposal application of not more than 15 pages excluding annexes using the following format:
Profile of the consultancy firm/lead consultant
Interpretation of the Terms of Reference
Proposed Work Schedule/Work Plan.
Financial Proposal – The financial proposal should specify the daily professional fees, other costs such as travel expenses, DSA for evaluation team, stationery, communication expenses quoted in separate line items.
Proposals should be submitted by hand to World Vision Malawi Head Office, Mchinji Road, Ngerenge Complex No. 2 in sealed envelopes. Technical and Finance Proposals should be contained in separate envelops with the name of the consulting firm/individual and the title of the consultancy clearly written on the envelopes. Two copies of each of the proposals are required, one marked “ORIGINAL” and one copy marked “DUPLICATE”. The deadline for submission is 14:00 hours, Wednesday, 30th October, 2019. Bids will be opened the same day at 14:30 hours and all bidders are welcome to attend the bid opening. They should be addressed to:
The Chairperson, Procurement Committee, World Vision Malawi, P. O. Box 692, Lilongwe, Malawi.